Charles and Ray Eames Chairs

Charles Eames and Ray Eames (USA, 1907-1978; 1912-1988)

Charles Eames and Ray Eames were the embodiment of the inventiveness, energy and optimism at the heart of mid-century modern American design, and have been recognized as the most influential designers of the 20th century.

     As furniture designers, filmmakers, artists, textile and graphic designers and even toy and puzzle makers, the Eameses were a visionary and effective force for the notion that design should be an agent of positive change. They are the happy, ever-curious, ever-adventurous faces of modernism.

     Charles studied architecture and industrial design. Ray (née Beatrice Alexandra Kaiser) was an artist, who studied under the abstract expressionist Hans Hofmann. They met in 1940 at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in suburban Detroit (where Charles also met his frequent collaborator Eero Saarinen and the artist and designer Harry Bertoia) and married the next year.

     His technical skills and her artistic flair were wonderfully complementary. They moved to Los Angeles in 1941, where Charles worked on set design for MGM. In the evenings at their apartment, they experimented with molded plywood using a handmade heat-and-pressurization device they called the “Kazam!” machine. The next year, they won a contract from the U.S. Navy for lightweight plywood leg splints for wounded servicemen — they are coveted collectibles today; more so those that Ray used to make sculptures.

     The Navy contract allowed Charles to open a professional studio, and the attention-grabbing plywood furniture the firm produced prompted George Nelson, the director of design of the furniture-maker Herman Miller Inc., to enlist Charles and (by association, if not by contract) Ray in 1946. Some of the first Eames items to emerge from Herman Miller are now classics: the “LCW,” or Lounge Chair Wood, and the “DCM,” or Dining Chair Metal, supported by tubular steel.

     The Eameses eagerly embraced new technology and materials, and one of their peculiar talents was to imbue their supremely modern design with references to folk traditions. Their “Wire Chair” group of the 1950s, for example, was inspired by basket weaving techniques. The populist notion of “good design for all” drove their “Molded Fiberglass” chair series that same decade, and also produced the organic-form, ever-delightful “La Chaise.” In 1956 the “Lounge Chair” and ottoman appeared — the supremely comfortable plywood-base-and-leather-upholstery creation that will likely live in homes as long as there are people with good taste and sense.

     Charles Eames once said, “The role of the designer is that of a very good, thoughtful host anticipating the needs of his guests.” For very good collectors and thoughtful interior designers, a piece of design by the Eameses, the closer produced to original conception the better, is almost de rigueur — for its beauty and comfort, and not least as a tribute to the creative legacy and enduring influence of Charles and Ray Eames.

Herman Miller Eames PKW-2 Wire Chair with Swivel Dowel Base
Herman Miller Eames PKW-2 Wire Chair with Swive...
Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
A great vintage example of one of Charles and Ray Eames many groundbreaking, iconic designs. The PKW-2 is a beautiful blend of metal, fabric and wood distilled into a functional piec...
Charles and Ray Eames Chaise

Charles and Ray Eames Chaise

By Charles and Ray Eames
Charles and Ray Eames Chaise
Charles and Ray Eames
Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
La Chaise by Charles and Ray Eames, 1970s. Lacquered fiberglass, oak, chrome-plated steel, in very good condition.
Eames Slunk Skin-Upholstered DCM Dining Chair
Eames Slunk Skin-Upholstered DCM Dining Chair
Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Animal Skin, Plywood, Steel
An early DCM dining chair, designed by Charles and Ray Eames and manufactured by Herman Miller, circa 1948. This chair is especially rare, made of ash plywood and steel with original...
Eames 670 Lounge Chair with Ottoman by Herman Miller
Eames 670 Lounge Chair with Ottoman by Herman M...
Charles and Ray Eames
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
The classic iconic Eames lounge chair and ottoman with walnut frame, soft black leather upholstered cushions and cast aluminum legs. Retains the manufactures tags to each piece by th...
Eames for Herman Miller Vintage DSS Shell Chairs, Set of Six
Eames for Herman Miller Vintage DSS Shell Chair...
Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs
Metal
A set of six vintage DSS (“Dining Height, Side Chair, Stacking Base”) shell chairs by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. Designed in 1948, this set dates from the 1970s. Fiber...
Original Charles & Ray Eames / Miller Swivel Chair on Wheels Model EA 105, 1958
Original Charles & Ray Eames / Miller Swivel Ch...
Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Metal
This stunning cast aluminum framed chair (Aluminum Group, Model No EA 105, 1958) ontworpen by Charles & Ray Eames, this is not a copy but a original from 1958 when the chair was firs...
Original Charles & Ray Eames / Miller Swivel Chair on Wheels Model EA 105, 1958
Original Charles & Ray Eames / Miller Swivel Ch...
Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Metal
This stunning cast aluminium framed chair (Aluminium Group, Model No EA 105, 1958) ontworpen by Charles & Ray Eames, this is not a copy but a original from 1958 when the chair was fi...
Midcentury Soft Pad Chairs by Eames for Herman Miller
Midcentury Soft Pad Chairs by Eames for Herman ...
Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Aluminum, Leather, Chrome
For your consideration at up to six Eames for Herman Miller vintage soft pad chairs in Burgundy leather with low backs. Adjustable tilt and height. These authentic vintage exampl...
Pair of Ray and Charles Eames DCW Side Chairs
Pair of Ray and Charles Eames DCW Side Chairs
Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Vintage 1940s American Side Chairs
This beautiful matching pair of walnut side chairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames feature the unique molded ply design they were so well known for. Rubber spacers in the back rest...
Charles and Ray Eames Pair of 'DAX' Chairs
Charles and Ray Eames Pair of 'DAX' Chairs
Charles and Ray Eames
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Steel, Plastic, Fiberglass
Charles and Ray Eames Pair of 'DAX' chairs The DAX chairs were designed by Charles and Ray Eames and was manufactured in the United States by Herman Miller in 1955. It is made fr...
Eames Herman Miller "DAR" Zenith Rope Edge 1st 6 Months of Production
Eames Herman Miller "DAR" Zenith Rope Edge 1st ...
Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Metal
A rare original set of four Zenith Armchairs 1st 6 months of production. With a high fiberglass count and Eiffel Tower base. All original bases and shock mounts. Labels are present o...
Eames for Herman Miller Adjustable Architect's Drafting Stool or Chair
Eames for Herman Miller Adjustable Architect's ...
Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Aluminum, Steel, Fiberglass
Eames for Herman Miller Architect's drafting stool or chair. Ochre colored fiberglass in excellent condition with no cracks or holes. The height is easily adjustable. Base in excelle...
Extremely Rare Eames Zenith Rope Edge RAR Rocke...
Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller, Zenith
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Steel, Fiberglass, Wood
Rope edge Eames RAR rocker in extremely rare seafoam green from the first or second year of production. In as found condition with no repairs. No cracks or fading to shell. Normal we...

Eames Bikini Chairs

By Charles and Ray Eames
Eames Bikini Chairs
Charles and Ray Eames
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
A set of four early Eames bikini chairs.
Eames Herman Miller Orange Fiberglass Dowel Chair
Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Fiberglass, Maple
A vintage Mid-Century Modern DFSW shell chair designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, dating from the late 1950s. The dining or side chair features an orange fiberglass ...
Eames Soft Pad Chair in Light Gray Leather on W...
Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
20th Century American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs
Aluminum, Leather
Charles and Ray Eames low back soft pad office or desk chair in light gray leather with adjustable seat.

Early Herman Miller Red DCM

By Charles and Ray Eames
Early Herman Miller Red DCM
Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Birch, Rubber, Steel
Early Herman Miller red DCM chair. Original black frame, mounts, glides and label. Excellent condition. Vibrant rich red aniline dye and lively birch grains. Mounts have not hardened.

Early Eames Evans LCW Lounge Chair

By Charles and Ray Eames
Early Eames Evans LCW Lounge Chair
Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller, Evans Products Company
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Birch
Early Eames LCW manufactured by Evans Products in the 1940s. Rare red version of the iconic chair. Chair is structurally sound and in great shape given age. Shock mounts reglued at s...
Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, DCM Co...
Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Metal
A classic DCM chair designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. The chair is upholstered in black and white cowhide with black leather trim, a steel body and black feet. Ch...
Mid-Century Eames LAX Lounge Armchair in Rarest...
Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller, Charles & Ray Eames
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Metal
Mid-Century Eames LAX lounge armchair in rarest purple color The rarest color known. In fact only 25 chairs in this color have been documented and most are in private collections....
Midcentury Eames Lounge Chair for Herman Miller...
Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Aluminum, Leather, Chrome
Eames designed chairs for New York's Time-Life Building in the late 1950s. These examples are from the late 1990s. Different then the aluminum group or soft pad chairs, this chair is...

Eames Evans DCW Chair

By Charles and Ray Eames
Eames Evans DCW Chair
Charles and Ray Eames
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Metal
First production DCW chair produced by Evans. Makes a wonderful desk, side, or dining chair. This predates Herman Miller and is in original condition. Tagged with the early Evans Pro...
Herman Miller Eames Wenge Wood Veneer DCM
Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Nylon, Rubber, Steel, Wenge
Extremely rare combination of wenge wood veneer and dark eggplant frame. No veneer chips. Chair is like new. I have never seen another like it. Collector's item. Maintains black meda...
Four Herman Miller Eames Elephant Grey Dining C...
Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Steel, Fiberglass, Walnut
Four Herman Miller Eames vintage fiberglass dining chairs in elephant grey. All shells in great vintage condition. New modern conscience walnut dowel bases.

Navy Blue Herman Miller Eames RAR

By Charles and Ray Eames
Navy Blue Herman Miller Eames RAR
Charles and Ray Eames
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Birch, Fiberglass, Steel
Navy blue Herman Miller Eames rocker on new base. Chair dates to late 1950s. Excellent condition with no fading or cracks. Normal wear from age and use. Base available in chrome as w...
Herman Miller Eames Elephant Grey Desk Chair
Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Aluminum, Fiberglass
Vintage Herman Miller Eames elephant grey swivel desk chair. Adjustable height base. No fading or damage. In excellent vintage condition. Pair available.

Herman Miller Eames Royal Blue DAX

By Charles and Ray Eames
Herman Miller Eames Royal Blue DAX
Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Fiberglass, Rubber, Steel
Herman Miller Eames royal blue fiberglass armchair. DAX model. Original base, shock mounts and screws. Normal wear for a chair of this age. No holes. Rare waffling pattern on back pa...
1950s Herman Miller Eames DCM Dining Chair
Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Steel, Wood
Herman Miller Eames DCM dining chair. This second generation chair was made between 1954 and 1957. The chair is in fair condition: there are scratches to the seat, some minor veneer ...
Herman Miller Eames Parchment RAR Rocking Chair
Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Steel, Fiberglass, Wood
Herman Miller Eames fiberglass rocking chair in parchment. New base. Shell in excellent condition. Base in perfect condition.
Herman Miller Eames Elephant Hide Grey DSR Chair
Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Fiberglass, Rubber, Steel
Herman Miller Eames DSR fiberglass chair on Eiffel base in elephant hide grey. Chair dates to 1961. Base has excellent patina and new glides. No structural issues. Original shock mou...
Eames Herman Miller Raw Umber Fiberglass Chair
Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Fiberglass, Rubber, Steel
Rare color Raw Umber Herman Miller Eames fiberglass side chair. DSX model. Black base. Shell is in very good vintage condition. Normal edge wear from use but no cracks, gouges, dings...
Eames SAX Armchair by Zenith Plastics for Herma...
Charles and Ray Eames
Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Faded green patina color gives this chair a grey color with solid X bases of an intermediate height with "domes of silence" foot glides. They have rope edge design, large shock mount...
Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman, Early Rosewood,...
Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Aluminum, Leather, Rubber, Rosewood
Charles and Ray Eames Brazilian rosewood Lounge chair with ottoman and new white leather cushions from Herman Miller. Signed with the early round white medallion. This set is the bes...
Single Eames Aluminium Group Chair by Vitra, 1980s
Charles and Ray Eames, Jean-Pierre Vitrac
Late 20th Century American Chairs
Aluminum, Fabric, Chrome
Single Eames aluminium group chair by Vitra, 1980s.
Eight Multicolored Herman Miller Eames Dining C...
Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Fiberglass, Walnut
Eight Herman Miller Eames dining chairs in assortment of colors. The bases are new and made in the USA by Modern conscience. Walnut legs, also available in maple. Fiberglass shells f...
Eight Herman Miller Eames Dining Chairs
Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Fiberglass, Walnut
Eight Herman Miller Eames dining chairs in red orange. New dowel bases in walnut.
Original Eames PKW-2 Wire Chair on Dowel Swivel...
Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Scarce, original, 1950s Eames PKW2 wire chair on walnut dowel swivel base for Herman Miller. One of the finest Eames PKW2 chairs we have had at OAM. Bikini leather patina is beautifu...
Four Herman Miller Eames Seafoam Dining Chairs
Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Fiberglass, Walnut
Four Herman Miller Eames dining chairs in rare seafoam green. New walnut dowel bases from Modern Conscience. Chairs have excellent color with no cracks or holes.
Four Herman Miller Eames DSW Dining Chairs
Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Fiberglass, Walnut
Four parchment Herman Miller Eames DSW dining chairs. New walnut dowel bases from modern conscience. Excellent patina. No cracks. Original mounts.
Perfect Rosewood and Ivory Herman Miller Eames ...
Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Herman Miller Eames lounge chair and ottoman in Brazilian rosewood and new ivory leather cushions. In perfect condition. Cushions made to order and require 10 day lead time.
1-20 Herman Miller Eames Parchment DSW Dining C...
Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Steel, Fiberglass, Maple
Herman Miller Eames DSW dining chairs in Parchment. Up to 30. Bases available with zinc-plated or black metal frames with maple or walnut legs. Shown with zinc plated frame and maple...
Super Rare Rope Edge Zenith Eames DAX in Seafoa...
Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller, Zenith
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Steel, Fiberglass
Near perfect shell on this uber rare seafoam green Eames DAX. 1st gen Zenith shells with original everything. Rope edge with full checkerboard label. A truly special collector's piec...
Four Herman Miller Eames Counter Height Barstools
Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Steel, Fiberglass
Vintage Herman Miller Eames shells in red orange in excellent condition with no cracks. On new steel counter or bar height bases.
Six Lemon Yellow Herman Miller Eames DSW Dining...
Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Steel, Fiberglass, Walnut
Six lemon yellow Herman Miller Eames DSW dining chairs. New walnut and and black (not zinc as pictured) base in very good vintage condition. No cracks, holes, dings. Ships disassembled.
Blue Padded La Fonda Eames Chair for Herman Miller
Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Blue vintage La Fonda chair by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. Price is for a single chair. We have two blue available. Chairs have been lovingly used, with wear varying fro...
Herman Miller Eames DSS Fiberglass Side Chairs ...
Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs
Steel, Fiberglass, Wood
Five colorful, fiberglass shell, side chairs by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller with right arm, laminated wood, desk attachments that measures 22in. depth X 10in. wide. The c...
Perfect Herman Miller Eames Lounge and Ottoman
Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Herman Miller Eames lounge set. Lounge chair and ottoman in Brazilian rosewood and cream leather. Cushions are new. The rosewood shells are professionally refinished. These cushions ...
Perfect Eames Evans Black Aniline LCM Chair
Charles and Ray Eames
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Ash, Rubber, Steel
Eames Evans aniline dyed black LCM. Dates to 1940s. No pitting to chrome frame. No dings or damage to wood. In exceptional vintage condition. All original mounts, screws, and screw i...
Early Red Aniline Dyed Eames LCM "Lounge Chair ...
Charles and Ray Eames, Evans Products Company
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Chrome, Rubber, Birch
Very early Charles Eames and Ray Eames LCM, for Evans Products Company, Venice, CA, circa 1945. Red aniline-dyed molded plywood, polished chrome, original glides. Early frame constru...
Six Herman Miller Eames Robin's Egg Blue Dining...
Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Steel, Fiberglass
Four Herman Miller Eames dining chairs in super rare Robin's egg blue color. Excellent vintage condition with normal wear. Bases available in black or zinc. New Eiffel or wood dowel ...
Charles Eames Rosewood DCM Chair, Manufactured ...
Charles and Ray Eames
Vintage 1970s American Chairs
Chrome, Rosewood
Charles Eames rosewood DCM, mfg. Herman Miller, 1950s. Shock mounts have been replaced on back and chair refinished. At one point someone drilled through the back but the restoration...
Eames Herman Miller Rocker in Raw Umber
Charles and Ray Eames
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Birch, Fiberglass, Steel
Eames Herman Miller shell on a new base in rare color raw umber. Excellent condition. Base available with chrome metal for no additional charge.
1946, Ray and Charles Eames for Vitra, DCM Chai...
Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Vintage 1940s German Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs
Metal
DCM in red by Vitra. This elegant designed chair is in a bright and warm red color. The chair is in good condition although the seat shows some traces of wear like three little (ligh...
1946, Ray and Charles Eames for Vitra, Set of S...
Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Vintage 1940s German Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Metal
Set of six DCM in black by Vitra. Only for sale as a set. The chairs show traces of use like some scratches and some loss of paint/lacquer at some spots. The bases are in good condit...
Four Herman Miller Eames Dining Chairs
Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Fiberglass, Walnut
Four Herman Miller Eames dining chairs in red orange. New walnut dowel bases.   
'LCW' LOUNGE CHAIR WOOD white limited edition...
Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Early 2000s German Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Wood
'LCW' LOUNGE CHAIR WOOD. Limited edition, white ashwood LCW chair. Exclusive made in 2004 by Vitra Germany for one company. Very good condition, nearly new.
Soft Pad Armless Executive Chair by Charles and...
Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Aluminum, Leather
Charles and Ray Eames designed the soft pad series for Herman Miller in 1969 to complement their lounge chair and chaise. An example of the armless version of the executive chair, th...
1940's red, brown molded plywood set of Charles...
Charles and Ray Eames, Evans Products Company
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Ash, Plywood
Molded plywood in red, brown LCW Chairs by Charles and Ray Eames, USA, 1948. A set of Charles and Ray Eames "LCW" chairs have a modern sculptural form and both are from the first ex...
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