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Charles and Ray Eames Ottomans and Poufs

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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 (1907–78) studied architecture and industrial design. Ray (née Beatrice Alexandra Kaiser, 1912–88) was an artist, who studied under the Abstract Expressionist painter Hans Hofmann. They met in 1940 at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in suburban Detroit (the legendary institution 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 Eames 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.

The collection of original Eames furniture on 1stDibs includes chairs, tables, case pieces and other items.

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Creator: Charles and Ray Eames
Charles and Ray Eames 671 Ottoman
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Charles and ray Eames 671 ottoman 1950s issue Original rosewood shell and down filled leather cushion.
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1950s American Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Ottomans and Poufs

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Rosewood

Vintage Herman Miller Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon
Classic rosewood and black leather lounge chair and ottoman, 670 & 671 designed by Charles and Ray Eames by Herman Miller, circa 1969, original ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Ottomans and Poufs

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Aluminum

Charles and Ray Eames Midcentury Cherry Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Countryside, IL
Charles and Ray Eames midcentury Cherry lounge chair and ottoman The chair measures: 32 wide x 34 deep x 32 high, with a seat height of 15 inches ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Ottomans and Poufs

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Upholstery, Cherry

Vintage Rosewood Charles Eames 670 Lounge Chair & 671 Ottoman for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Pemberton, NJ
A very clean example of a vintage modern icon. Charles Eames 670 & 671 Lounge chair and an ottoman produced by Herman Miller. Beautiful striations in...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Ottomans and Poufs

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Leather, Rosewood

Vintage Herman Miller Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon
Classic rosewood and black leather lounge chair and ottoman, 670 & 671 designed by Charles and Ray Eames by Herman Miller, circa 1970. Completel...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Ottomans and Poufs

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Aluminum

Vintage Herman Miller Eames Ottoman 'Model 671'
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Hard to find single ottoman for the original Herman Miller lounge chair. Sale for ottoman only. Made from cast aluminum, black leather, and Brazilian ros...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Ottomans and Poufs

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Leather

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Pair of Lounge Chairs by Charles & Ray Eames, Vitra, 1980s
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Raleigh Ottoman Geometric by CHARLES STEWART
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Located in Lake Worth, FL
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VITRA CHARLES & RAY EAMES AMERiCAN CHERRY WOOD WHITE LEATHER LOUNGE ARMCHAIR
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Located in GB
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Eames Herman Miller Contura 670/671 Chair and Ottoman in Louis Vuitton Fabric
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in New York, NY
This is a rare and early example of arguably the most important and iconic Mid Century design ever produced, the Eames lounge and ottoman ( 670/671 ), this version was made in Europe, under license to Martin Fehlbaum by Countura, by Herman Miller circa 1950/1960's. Countura was the precursor to the later Vitra production. The chair and ottoman are in good condition, the veneer chair shell shows evidence of later screws etc, and the upholstery is a later Louis Vuitton vinyl...
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Charles and Ray Eames DCW for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Belmont, MA
DCW by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller in original condition. Legs attached with 5/2/4 screw configuration. Original patina.
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Charles & Ray Eames EA222 Lounge Chair and EA223 Ottoman in Plume Leather, Vitra
By Charles Eames, Vitra, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Amsterdam, NL
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Lounge Chair & Ottoman Set After Charles & Ray Eames in Rosewood, USA, c. 1970's
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Deland, FL
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Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Herman Miller, circa 1950
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Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
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Eames Walnut 670 Lounge Chair with Ottoman by Herman Miller
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Located in Cincinnati, OH
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Ottomans and Poufs

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Eames 670 Lounge Chair & 671 Ottoman in Beata Heuman Linen Cotton
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Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
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By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Virginia Beach, VA
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Charles Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman in Rosewood and Chocolate Leather, 1977
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Located in Buffalo, NY
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671 Ottoman by Charles and Ray Eames for Vitra Black Leather Tall XL
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Original Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman For ICF Italy
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Shepperton, Surrey
Rarely seen Eames Lounge chair & Ottoman produced by ICF Italy in the 1970’s. ICF held the licence from Herman Miller to produce this design for around 10 ye...
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Ray& Charles Eames Original Set Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Herman Miller, 1960
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in The Hague, NL
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Rosewood Eames Lounge and Ottoman 670/671 by Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Kalamazoo, MI
This offering is a vintage 1970s Herman Miller production of the iconic 670/671 model lounge and ottoman in Rosewood and black leather. It boasts a beautiful Brazilian Rosewood grain and nicely worn in leather cushions to make this a real looker -- not to mention its legendary comfort. You will find Herman Miller Labels on both pieces which, along with the original features, guarantee authenticity. The wood panels have been lightly refinished, the seat back cushions have been reconditioned and the chair seat and ottoman cushions have been replaced with new cushions made to the original specifications. The shock mounts on the seat panel have been replaced by new and improved high quality mounts from Graham Mancha in the UK to ensure that this iconic lounge chair lasts for many more decades of use. This is sold as a set of two (2) items: an Eames lounge chair and a matching Eames ottoman.
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Herman Miller Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman, Models 670 & 671, 1957
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Nicely Grained Eames Herman Miller Rosewood 670 671 Lounge Chair Ottoman Brown
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Located in Pemberton, NJ
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Herman Miller Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman, 1975
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Chalk Hill, PA
Vintage Herman Miller lounge and ottoman designed by Charles and Ray Eames. This example is an authentic, labeled version in rosewood dating to 1975. The leather is in exceptional, o...
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Charles And Ray Eames ottomans and poufs for sale on 1stDibs.

Charles and Ray Eames ottomans and poufs are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Charles and Ray Eames ottomans and poufs, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original ottomans and poufs by Charles and Ray Eames were created in the mid-century modern style in united states during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider ottomans and poufs by Herman Miller, Dunbar, and Warren Platner. Prices for Charles and Ray Eames ottomans and poufs can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $2,000 and can go as high as $11,500, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $7,900.
Questions About Charles and Ray Eames Ottomans and Poufs
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Charles and Ray Eames are famous for their chair designs. The couple released their first iconic Eames Lounge and Ottoman in 1956 and went on to create more chairs that changed the idea of comfortable seating. In addition to being great furniture designers, Ray and Charles were also graphic and textile designers, architects and film-makers. Shop a collection of Eames chairs from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 21, 2024
    Charles and Ray Eames were related by marriage. Charles studied architecture and industrial design. Ray (née Bernice Alexandra Kaiser) was an artist who studied under painter Hans Hofmann. They met in 1940 at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in suburban Detroit and married the next year. Shop a selection of Charles and Ray Eames furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Charles and Ray Eames have been recognized as the 20th century’s most influential designers and are best known for their highly recognizable chairs. The Eames lounge chair and ottoman are an iconic duo in modern-styled furniture, and s​ome 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. Find vintage Charles and Ray Eames furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    For Charles and Ray Eames’ chairs designed for Herman Miller, molded plywood, fiberglass-reinforced plastic, bent and welded wire mesh, and cast aluminum were used in production. You can shop a collection of Eames furniture from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Rosewood was the favorite wood of famed American designers Charles and Ray Eames. Rosewood made its way into some of the duo’s most celebrated designs, including the iconic Eames lounge chair. On 1stDibs, you’ll find a collection of genuine Eames furniture from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    Yes, Charles Eames chairs are comfortable. The Eameses — Charles and Ray — were fascinated by ergonomics and designed chairs with comfort in mind. The legendary mid-century modernist designer-couple famously called their Eames lounge chair and ottoman “a special refuge from the strains of modern living” and described their design as having the “warm receptive look of a well-used first baseman’s mitt.”

    While the couple’s DCW chairs, introduced in the 1940s, prioritized ease of production and affordability of materials, the Eames lounger, which debuted in 1956, was Charles and Ray’s interpretation of luxury furniture. And to the Eameses, luxury meant, above all, comfort.

    Find vintage Charles and Ray Eames furniture on 1stDibs.

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