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Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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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
Never-Used Rosewood Eames #670 Lounge Chair for Herman Miller, c 1979, Signed
By Charles Eames, Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a unique and an incredible opportunity for a collector to acquire a very special never-used example of the Eames Lounge Chair (model #670) in classic black leather and Rosewo...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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Aluminum

Aluminum Group Desk Chairs by Charles Eames for Herman Miller, Signed
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames, Charles Eames
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This classic and stylish 'Aluminum Group' executive desk chair by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. Signed underneath seat with Herman Miller labels and production date Septem...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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Aluminum

Pair of Eames PSC Orange Vinyl Upholstered Pivoting Side Shell Chairs
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Topeka, KS
Fabulous pair of Herman Miller Eames pivoting side shell chairs on contract base or PSC chair. Their greige fiberglass shells are upholstered in orange vinyl. They are in wonderful v...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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Aluminum, Steel

1 of 3 Charles & Ray Vitra Eames EA108 Hopsak Swivel Office Armchairs
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale 1 of 3 original fully stamped Charles & Ray Eames Hopsak chrome swivel armchairs RRP £2,200 each Super iconic, award winning, what more can you ...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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Chrome

Impeccable Molded Swiveling Armchair by Charles and Ray Eames
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Impeccable molded swiveling armchair by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. Contractor base model.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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Steel

1960s Charles + Ray Eames Drafting Stool Herman Miller Mid-Century Architect
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Hyattsville, MD
Cleaned and waxed. But oxidation + Soiling to most surfaces. Swivels smoothly. Measures: Chair W 18 / Base Diameter 21 x D 21 x Rail H 14 / Seat H 29 / Back H 43 in.  
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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Steel

Eames Herman Miller Aluminum Base Swivel Desk Office Chair in Blue Fiberglass
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in New York, NY
Iconic Eames design, hard to find form, fiberglass shell in blue, on cast aluminum base. This chair swivels, it is adjustable in height, and the base is on wheels, to make this a ver...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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Aluminum

Eames DAT-1 Fiberglass Armchair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Kalamazoo, MI
This is an uncommon version of the Eames DAT-1 Fiberglass Armchair from Herman Miller. This DAT-1 Fiberglass Armchair is a rare first-generation version from 1957, and it still boast...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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Fiberglass

Eames Seafoam Rope-Edge Zenith Armchair
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
1st generation rope-edge Parchment fiberglass armchair, on original swivel maple base, designed by Ray and Charles Eames for Herman Miller. Distinct thread texture that varies in sat...
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Mid-20th Century Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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Fiberglass

Charles and Ray Eames Rosewood Lounge Chair 670 by Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in London, GB
Charles and Ray Eames lounge chair 670. The Eames lounge chair is made of molded plywood and leather, designed by Charles and Ray Eames for the Herman Miller furniture company. They...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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Steel

Fully Restored 1st Gen 1959 Eames Lounge Chair and Boot Glide Ottoman
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Seattle, WA
Rare and collectible 1959 Eames lounge chair with ottoman includes all the original details: three screw armrests down feather filled cushions shell stamped number 82. New shock moun...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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Plywood

Eames Mid Century White Aluminum Group Desk Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Countryside, IL
Eames mid century white aluminum group desk chair This chair measures 23 wide x 21 deep x 34 inches high, with a seat height of 19 and arm height/chair clearance of 27.25 inches ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

Materials

Chrome

One Eames For Herman Miller Executive Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Pasadena, TX
One mid century modern executive chair designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. The high back model from the Aluminum Group Series. Brown leather upholstery with alumin...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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Aluminum

Nicely Grained Eames for Herman Miller Rosewood 670 671 Lounge Chair w/ Ottoman
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Ferndale, MI
I have owned and examined quite a few 670 671 Eames lounge chairs with ottomans. This chair set is the nicest I have seen in awhile. Designed by Charles and Ray Eames along with thei...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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Aluminum

Eames PAC Yellow Padded Swivel Armchair w/Gray Fiberglass Shell & Aluminum Base
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Topeka, KS
Iconic vintage Eames PAC, pivoting armchair on cast aluminum base, with yellow Naugahyde padded swivel seat on gray fiberglass shell. It is in wonderful vintage condition. The cast a...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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Aluminum

Original Charles & Ray Eames / Miller Swivel Chair on Wheels Model EA 105, 1958
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Cowthorpe, North Yorkshire
This stunning cast aluminum framed chair (Aluminum Group, Model No EA 105, 1958) Designed by Charles & Ray Eames, This is not a copy but an original from 1958 when the chair was fir...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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Metal, Aluminum

Restored 3rd Gen Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman in Original Chocolate Leather
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Seattle, WA
3rd Gen Eames lounge chair with ottoman fully restored. New shock mounts, restored original Chocolate Leather and oiled shells, re-polished steel frame.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

Materials

Leather, Plywood

Restored 2nd Gen Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman in Original Beige Leather
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Seattle, WA
2nd Gen Eames lounge chair with ottoman fully restored. New shock mounts, restored original leather and oiled shells, re-polished steel frame. We can also reupholster the cushions...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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Leather, Plywood

Mid-Century Modern Charles & Ray Eames Swivel Chairs, Ottoman, Seating Group
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Stamford, CT
Mid-Century Modern Charles & Ray Eames swivel chairs, ottoman, seating group Mid-Century Modern seating group having a pair of arm swivel chairs and a matching side table or ottom...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Charles & Ray Eames Armless Aluminum Group Swivel Chairs. Aluminum, Brown Fabric
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Kansas City, MO
Four Charles and Ray Eames Aluminum Group Chairs. Price is for Each. Cast aluminum, original brown upholstery, with swivel mechanisms that work perfectly. The upholstery shows some s...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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Aluminum

Beautifully Grained Eames Herman Miller Rosewood 670 671 Lounge Chair Ottoman
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Ferndale, MI
I have owned and examined quite a few 670 671 Eames lounge chairs with ottomans. This chair set is the nicest I have seen in a while. Designed by Charles and Ray Eames along with the...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Model No EA 105, 1958, Original Charles and Ray Eames / Miller Swivel Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Cowthorpe, North Yorkshire
Stunning cast aluminium framed chair (Aluminium group, model No EA 105, 1958) Designed by Charles and Ray Eames. These are not a copy but an original from 1958 when the chair was fir...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Exceptional 3rd Gen Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman in Rosewood and Black Leather
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Seattle, WA
3rd Gen Eames lounge chair with ottoman with exceptional grain in original finish rosewood shell and restored black leather cushions. Production dated 26th of June 1984, this is one...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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Leather, Plywood

Vintage Blue Swivel Desk Chair by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Shippensburg, PA
This early swivel desk chair designed by Charles Eames and retailed by Herman Miller was designed with the early flattened footing and retains the original glides under each foot; th...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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Aluminum

Eames Herman Miller Aluminum Swivel Lounge Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in New York, NY
Nice early example of iconic Eames design Aluminum Group lounge chair in dark gray vinyl, circa 1950-1970. This example features the earlier version of the bases, please see images. ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Charles and Ray Eames Set of Six Armchairs La Fonda Herman Miller, 1960
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
Set of six armchairs mod. La Fonda designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller (1960). Structure in fibreglass and aluminium. Literature: M. Neuhart, The Story of Eames Fur...
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1960s North American Post-Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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Aluminum

Eames Softpad Management Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Kalamazoo, MI
Crafted from dark brown leather, this Eames soft-pad management chair was designed by Ray and Charles Eames in approximately 1975. This chair is one of the earlier versions of the de...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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Leather

Red Eames Lowback Swivel Armchair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Kalamazoo, MI
A 1961 piece from Herman Miller, this Eames-designed low-back armchair sits on a swivel and caster base. The piece is made from fiberglass, steel, and bold red fabric. There are mini...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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Steel

Eames Herman Miller Aluminum Group EA108 Swivel Chairs, Leather
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Miami, FL
Eames Herman Miller Aluminum Group EA108 Swivel chairs, leather Offered for sale is a pair of Herman Miller Charles and Ray Eames Aluminum Group EA108 leather swivel chairs. Origi...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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Aluminum

Swivel Chair Mod. "ea107" Design Charles and Ray Eames for Icf De Padova, 1960s
By Charles and Ray Eames, Charles Eames
Located in taranto, IT
original chair model "ea 107", ICF De Padova production under license from Herman Miller, design by charles & Ray Eames, 1960s version with armrests It measures 82 cm in height...
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1960s Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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Metal

Early Production Charles and Ray Eames Rosewood Lounge Chair with Ottoman
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Austin, TX
A fine early production Eames lounge chair with ottoman by Herman Miller, circa 1965, with original tufted black leather upholstered cushions. The Brazilian rosewood (Rio Palissande...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Exceptional Chair and Ottoman by Charles Eames for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in New York, NY
A vintage black leather and Brazilian rosewood easy lounge chair and ottoman with down stuffing. Model no. 671 and 670. By Charles Eames for Herman Miller. American circa 1950.
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1950s American Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

1950's orange fabric Swivel Side Chair by Charles & Ray Eames
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Original Swivel Chair by Charles & Ray Eames, USA, 1952 This early model designed by Charles and Ray Eames comes with a wooden dowel base and original fabric in orange on a black wi...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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Metal, Wire

Charles Eames for Vitra "EA 116" Hopsack Lounge Swivel Armchair
By Vitra, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in London, GB
The EA 116 Aluminium Group easy chair from 1958 is one of the greatest furniture designs of the 20th century. It stands out for its intelligent combination of materials. It has a cle...
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21st Century and Contemporary Central American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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Aluminum

Charles Eames for Vitra "EA 116" Hopsack Lounge Swivel Armchair
By Vitra, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in The Hague, NL
Designers: Charles and Ray Eames. Maker: Vitra - 1989. Design year: 1958. Model: EA116 Hopsack (high back, arms and swivel). The EA 116 Aluminium Group easy chair from 1958 is ...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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Aluminum

Single Vintage Fabric Contractor Base Eames Swiveling Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Single vintage fabric contractor base Eames swiveling chair. Perfect as a side chair or a desk chair. Stamped Herman Miller under the seat.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

Materials

Steel

Pair of Charles and Ray Eames Adjustable Swivel Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Buffalo, NY
Nice pair of adjustable height swivel chairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames,, Retain original Girard naugahyde padded fiberglass shell as well as early cast aluminum 4-star base,,...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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Aluminum

Molded Swiveling Chairs by Charles and Ray Eames
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A vibrant group of swiveling armchairs having organically shaped seats with their expressive original red upholstery floating on lacquered stems rising from early four-pronged bases.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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Steel, Aluminum

Eames Time-Life Chair by Herman Miller with Silver Leather
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Highland, IN
This Classic time-life chair by Charles and Ray Eames has been given a playful makeover with metalic silver leather upholstery. Originally conceived as an easy chair for the receptio...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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Aluminum

Custom Order First Gen Eames Time Life Lobby Chair in British Racing Green
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Seattle, WA
The Eames Time Life "Lobby" chair was designed in 1960 for the reception areas of the Time-Life building in New York by Charles & Ray Eames. The Time Life Lobby chair combines the ch...
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1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Set of Three Vintage Swiveling Chairs by Eames for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of 3 Vintage Swiveling Chairs by Eames for Herman Miller. One black, one gray and one dark yellow.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

Materials

Steel

Single Vintage Fabric Contractor Base Eames Swiveling Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Single vintage fabric contractor base Eames swiveling chair. Perfect as a side chair or a desk chair. Stamped Herman Miller under the seat.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

Materials

Steel

Pair of Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Padded Arm Shell Chairs, Two-Tone
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Buffalo, NY
Pair of Charles and Ray Eames swivel padded arm shell chairs, unusual color combination, early brown exposed fiberglass shells. Mustard yellow fabric covers, gray piping, early four ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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Aluminum

Set of Two Aluminum Chairs by Charles and Ray Eames
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Napa, CA
Set of Two Aluminum Chairs by Charles and Ray Eames, Upholstered in Original Orange Fabric. Sold as a set.
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1950s American Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Eames 670 671 Leather Lounge Chair & Ottoman
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Fulton, CA
Vintage Eames 670 671 rosewood lounge chair and ottoman. Circa. late 1970's to 1980's. Beautiful wood grain to rosewood. Both pieces retain Herman Miller label. Nice example of a vin...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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Metal

Aluminum Group Desk Chairs by Charles Eames for Herman Miller, Signed
By Charles Eames, Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Los Angeles, CA
We have 8 of these stylish 'Aluminum Group' executive desk chairs by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. Signed underneath seat with Herman Miller labels and production date (9/...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Charles & Ray Eames Time Life Lobby Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in London, GB
Designed in 1960 for the reception areas of the Time-Life building in New York by Charles & Ray Eames. The Time Life Lobby Chair combines the characteristics of some of the other ico...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Charles and Ray Eames 670 Rosewood Lounge Chair and 671 Ottoman
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in London, GB
Charles and Ray Eames lounge chair The Eames lounge chair and ottoman are furnishings made of molded plywood and leather, designed by Charles and Ray Eames for the Herman Miller f...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

Charles and Ray Eames swivel chairs for sale on 1stDibs

Charles and Ray Eames swivel chairs are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Charles and Ray Eames swivel chairs collection, although black editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 35 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many original swivel chairs by Charles and Ray Eames were created in North America during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. Many customers also consider swivel chairs by Herman Miller, Charles Eames and Knoll. Prices for Ray Eames and Charles Swivel Chairs can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at US$760 and tops out at US$12,500, while pieces like these can sell for US$2,200 on average.

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