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Charles and Ray Eames Stools

Charles Eames and Ray Eames (USA, 1907–78; 1912—88)
Charles Eames and Ray Eames (USA, 1907–78; 1912—88)

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 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.

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Eames Time Life Stool, Walnut Herman Miller, 1970s
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in San Diego, CA
Vintage Eames time life stool " A " in excellent vintage condition. Mid-Century Modern icons from Charles and Ray Eames originally designed the Time Life Stools for the lobby of ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Stools

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Walnut

Vintage Herman Miller Walnut Time Life Stool Model C
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Classic Eames Time Life stool in turned walnut. Produced by Herman Miller. Vintage production. In good condition with normal wear.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Stools

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Walnut

Herman Miller Eames Adjustable Drafting Stool Chair on Casters in Medium Blue
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous and rare Eames drafting stool produced by Herman Miller. Circa 1970s with cast aluminum base with wheels and adjustable height. Features rare color shell in Medium Blue. Gor...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Stools

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Aluminum

Maharam Covered Stool by Scholten & Baijings
By Charles and Ray Eames, Scholten & Baijings, Maharam
Located in New York, NY
Covered Stool by Scholten & Baijings Small Dot Pattern by Charles and Ray Eames, 1947 105 Charcoal Tinted beechwood base with Small Dot pattern textile. Stackable. Made in Japan by ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Modern Charles and Ray Eames Stools

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Textile, Wood

Eames Time Life Walnut Stool
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Dronten, NL
A fine lathe-turned wood stool designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, USA.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Stools

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Walnut

Pair of Wire Barstools by Charles and Ray Eames, Chrome with Black Leather Pads
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Kansas City, MO
Two wire bar stools designed by Charles and Ray Eames, manufactured by Herman Miller. Polished chrome frames with black leather (not vinyl) seat pads. These were bought new several y...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Stools

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Chrome

Set of 3 Eames EC123-36 Stools
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in South Charleston, WV
Set of 3 swivel stools by Ray and Charles Eames and Herman Miller in orange vinyl. All identical from original consignor and purchased together in 1972. The task chairs have a gunmet...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Stools

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Naugahyde, Fiberglass

Original Early Series Mid-Century Modern LTR Side Table by Charles and Ray Eames
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in New York, NY
An original and early production multifunctional LTR table, stool or bench by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller composed of a zinc wire frame base and birch plywood top.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Stools

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Steel

Set of Four Fiberglass Eames Stools
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in New York, NY
Set of four fiberglass Eames stools, counter height, wooden dowel base, the circle at the base makes it very unique. Seats are worn and have minor scratches. Wear consistent with ag...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Stools

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Fiberglass, Wood

Four Eames Herman Miller Bar Stools with Girard black white Checkerboard Fabric
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Ferndale, MI
Excellent and basically brand new Eames for Herman Miller barstools. Client bought the set and decided to go in a different direction. I traded them. Never sat in. Great A grade Alex...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Stools

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Steel

1 Midcentury H Miller Eames Fiberglass Stool with H-Base
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Pasadena, TX
Charles and Ray Eames Charles and Ray married in 1941 and moved to California where they continued their furniture design work with molding plywood. During the war, they were com...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Stools

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Chrome

Vintage Time Life Walnut Stool
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in New York, NY
A lathe-turned wood stool by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, USA, circa 1950. Ships from Hudson, NY. Dimensions: 15 inches H x 13 inches W.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Stools

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Wood

Herman Miller Eames Time Life Stool C in Walnut
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Herman Miller Eames Time Life stool C in walnut. 1970s from the original owner. In good vintage condition with normal wear.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Stools

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Walnut

Four Herman Miller Eames Barstools
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Four Herman Miller Eames barstools. Vintage shells on newer bases. Shells in excels t vintage condition. Bases have no rust or bends. Extremely comfortable and sturdy.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Stools

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Steel

Charles & Ray Eames, Rare Childs Stool
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
Charles and Ray Eames for Evans plywood, USA, 1945. A child's stool in moulded plywood produced in very limited numbers and for only a short production run. Generally excellent cond...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Stools

Swiveling Task Chair by Charles and Ray Eames
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A graphic and adjustable swiveling tall armless task chair on an early four pronged base with casters, having a floating circular foot rest.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Stools

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Aluminum

Vintage Aluminum Group Ottoman / Stool by Eames for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Aluminum Group Ottoman / Stool by Eames for Herman Miller. Stamped Herman Miller.
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1960s American Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Stools

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Aluminum

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