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Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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 Drafting Stools for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of three swiveling stools by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, circa 1975. The stools feature bright taxi cab yellow fiberglass shell seats that sit atop a height adjustab...
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Italian White Office Chair by Charles and Ray Eames for ICF De Padova, 1970s
By ICF De Padova, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian withe office chair by Charles and Ray Eames for ICF De Padova, 1970s White fabric upholstery office chair and five-spoke cast aluminum base with plastic tips. Designed by Cha...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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Metal

Nice Pair of Charles Eames Lobby Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Munich, DE
Early models with nice patina.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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Leather

Eames EA219 Vitra High Back Soft Pad Office Armchair Black Leather
By Vitra, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very comfortable Charles Eames retailed through Vitra fully stamped RRP £3620 high back soft pad office chair with chrome swivel base Prett...
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20th Century European Art Deco Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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Chrome

Eames EA219 Vitra Eames High Soft Pad Office Armchair Black Leather
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very comfortable Charles Eames retailed through Vitra Italy fully stamped RRP £3620 high back soft pad office chair with chrome swivel base ...
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20th Century European Art Deco Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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Chrome

Eames Herman Miller Aluminum Swivel Lounge Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
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

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Aluminum

Time Life 'Lobby' Desk Chair by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, Signed
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Attention collectors and interior designers looking for the absolute best example of a Time Life chair for you or your client, read more below to find out why these are the perfect e...
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1980s American Post-Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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Aluminum

Charles Eames for Herman Miller Leather 'Soft Pad' Executive Desk Chairs, Signed
By Charles Eames, Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Incredible leather on these six Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller high-back 'Soft Pad' executive desk chairs. The light patina and aging to the cognac color leather provides a ...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern 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

Charles Eames for Vitra "EA 116" Hopsack Lounge Swivel Armchair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
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

'Time Life' Executive Office Chairs by Charles Eames for Herman Miller, Signed
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This wonderful pair of very rare color-way blue leather 'Time Life' executive desk chairs was designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1959 and manufactured by Herman Miller. This set fe...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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Aluminum

Charles and Ray Eames 670 Rosewood Lounge Chair and 671 Ottoman
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
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

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Leather, Rosewood

1 of 2 Original Vitra Eames EA 108 Hopsak Swivel Office Chairs
By Vitra, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale one of two Vitra Eames EA 108 Hopsak office chairs RRP £1920 each To confirm this sale is for one chair with the option to buy two Charles an...
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20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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Aluminum

Charles & Ray Eames Time Life Lobby Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
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

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Aluminum

1 of 2 Original Vitra Eames Each EA 105 Hopsak Swivel Office Chairs
By Vitra, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale one of two Vitra Eames EA 105 Hopsak office chairs RRP £1698 each To confirm this sale is for one chair with the option to buy two Charles an...
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20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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Chrome

Charles Eames for Herman Miller Soft Pad Swivel Lounge Chairs, 1970s, Signed
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Incredible black leather on this set of five (5) early year production, very collectible, Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller high-back executive soft pad swivel lounge chairs. T...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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Aluminum

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

Charles Eames for Herman Miller Soft-Pad Executive Desk Chairs, Signed
By Charles Eames, Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Incredible leather on this set of fourteen (14) very collectible, Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller high-back 'Soft Pad' executive desk chairs. The light aging to the dark char...
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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Aluminum

Charle and Ray Eames Dowel-Leg 'DKW' Swivel Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Chicago, IL
Charles and Ray Eames DKW chair for Herman Miller. This Swivel chairs has solid walnut dowel legs on a zinc-coated steel base. The leather seat covers a metal mesh frame. weld repai...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

Materials

Steel

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

Eames Leather Swivel Soft Pad EA 216 Lounge Chair by Interform for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Eames black chocolate leather swivel soft pad lounge chair EA 216 by Interform for Herman Miller. Very early edition in cast aluminium (not chrome). Original glides. Very nice patina.
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Aluminium Red Chair EA 104 Charles & Ray Eames, Vitra
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Located in Porto, PT
Aluminium red chair EA 104 Charles & Ray Eames, Vitra new.
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Early 2000s Danish Modern Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Eames PAC Yellow Padded Swivel Armchair w/Gray Fiberglass Shell & Aluminum Base
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
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

Alexander Girard & Charles Eames La Fonda Armchairs for Herman Miller circa 1960
By Alexander Girard, Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Los Angeles, CA
In 1961 these armchairs were created in collaboration with Charles and Ray Eames when Alexander Girard was designing the interior of La Fonda Del Sol restaurant in New York City’s Ti...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Pair of Eames for Herman Miller Swivel Armchairs Original Purple Fabric
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of Mid-Century Modern soft pad management lounge chairs from the Aluminium Group Collection designed by Charles &Ray Eames and made by Herman Miller. Dark purple fabric with al...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Charles & Ray Eames Black Leather Lobby Chair ES 108
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Madrid, ES
Black leather upholstered swivel armchair designed by Charles & Ray Eames, circa 1960, manufactured by Vitra / Herman Miller. Model: Lobby chair ES 108. It was designed in 1960 for t...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Eames Burgungy EA 216 Soft Pad Swiveling Lounge Chair for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Burgungy soft pad swiveling lounge chair for Herman Miller. Model EA 216, designed by Charles & Ray Eames, 1969. Super comfortable.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Eames Herman Miller PSCC-A-4 Pivoting Task Shell Chair Pair Contract Base Castor
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome and interesting pair of Herman Miller pivoting and adjustable task shell chairs on contract bases with casters. These chairs were designed by Charles and Ray Eames and are p...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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Aluminum, Steel

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

Rare Black Fiberglass Tilt Swivel Arm Shell, Aluminium Base DAT by Charles Eames
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Buffalo, NY
Seldom seen, black fiberglass tilt swivel arm shell. Aluminium base with castors, D A T task /desk chair by Charles and Ray Eames, circa 1953 manufactured by Herman Miller, beautiful...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Mid Century Modern American Black Vinyl Eames La Fonda, Swivel Chair 1960
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
Charles and Ray Eames were the embodiment of the inventiveness, energy and optimism at the heart of Mid-Century Modern American design and have been recognised as two of the most inf...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Original Charles & Ray Eames / Miller Swivel Chair on Wheels Model EA 105, 1958
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Cowthorpe, North Yorkshire
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...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Original Charles & Ray Eames / Miller Swivel Chair on Wheels Model EA 105, 1958
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Cowthorpe, North Yorkshire
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...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Impeccable Molded Swiveling Armchair by Charles and Ray Eames
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
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

Materials

Steel, Steel

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

Materials

Aluminum

Charles & Ray Eames Time Life Lobby Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
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

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

Materials

Steel, Aluminum

1950's orange fabric Swivel Side Chair by Charles & Ray Eames
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
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

Materials

Metal, Wire

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

Materials

Aluminum

Charles Eames for Herman Miller Aluminium Group Swivel Lounge Chairs
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Dallas, TX
Early original Charles Eames for Herman Miller Aluminum group lounge chairs. Very good original condition with the desirable polished aluminum arms.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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

Model No EA 105, 1958, Original Charles & 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) ontworpen by Charles & Ray Eames, these are not a copy but a original from 1958 when the chair was first...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Chairs

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Metal, 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

Set of Three Vintage Swiveling Chairs by Eames for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
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, 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

Materials

Aluminum

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

Materials

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