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Herman Miller Armchairs

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No other business of its kind did more than the Herman Miller Furniture Company to introduce modern design into American homes. Working with legendary designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson and Alexander Girard, the Zeeland, Michigan-based firm fostered some of the boldest expressions of what we now call mid-century modern style. In doing so, Herman Miller produced some of the most beautiful, iconic and, one can even say, noblest chairs, sofas, tables and other furniture ever.

Founded in 1923, Herman Miller was originally known for grand historicist bedroom suites: heavily ornamented wood furniture that appealed to a high-minded, wealthier clientele. The company — named for its chief financial backer — began to suffer in the early 1930s as the Great Depression hit, and D.J. De Pree, the company’s CEO, feared bankruptcy. In 1932, aid came in the form of Gilbert Rohde, a self-taught furniture designer who had traveled widely in Europe, absorbing details of the Art Deco movement and other modernist influences. After persuading De Pree that the growing middle class required smaller, lighter household furnishings, Rohde set a new course for Herman Miller, creating sleek chairs, tables and cabinetry that were the essence of the Streamline Moderne style.

Rohde died suddenly in 1944. The following year, De Pree turned to George Nelson, an architect who had written widely about modern furniture design. Under Nelson’s leadership, Herman Miller would embrace new technologies and materials and audacious biomorphic forms

Some of the pieces the company produced are now emblems of 20th century American design, including the Eames lounge chair and ottoman and Nelson’s Marshmallow sofa and Coconut chair. Such instantly recognizable furnishings have become timeless — staples of a modernist décor; striking, offbeat notes in traditional environments.

Find a range of vintage Herman Miller office chairs, desks, coffee tables and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Herman Miller
Eames Lounge Chair production Herman Miller 1960-70
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Milano, IT
Iconic swivel armchair with ottoman designed by Charles Eames and manufactured by Herman Miller. It features an enameled aluminum base, exotic wood shell, foam padding, and white lea...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Armchairs

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Aluminum

Herman Miller Aluminum Group Management Chair by Charles Eames, c. 1965
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Belmont, MA
Eames Aluminum Group for Herman Miller Task Chair, Zeeland, Michigan, c. 1965, aluminum, leather, Herman Miller manufacturer's label, ht. 30, ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Armchairs

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Aluminum

Leather Soft Pad Chair by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, 1970s
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Lasne, BE
Brown leather armchair with aluminum base. Turns on itself. Seat height: 56 cm. Stamped Herman Miller. Wear due to time and age. 
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1970s Central American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Armchairs

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Aluminum

Armchairs in off-white from Charles Eames for Herman Miller Mid-Century Modern
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in WIJCKEL, NL
A nice set of four fiberglass armchairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. Offered in off-white color. The height of the armrests is 65 cm / 25.59 inch. One of the most recognized designs of the early modern design movement. The Eames' are known for their groundbreaking designs and production processes. These chairs are perfect examples of efficient use of material and ergonomic design. These chairs are quite comfortable. Labels in tact on two of the four chairs. The Eames Molded Plastic...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Armchairs

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Metal

Eames For Herman Miller Mid Century Yellow Fiberglass Shell Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Countryside, IL
Eames For Herman Miller Mid Century Yellow Fiberglass Shell Chair The chair measures: 24.75 wide x 22 deep x 31.25 high, with a s...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Armchairs

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Chrome

Pair of EA108 armchairs design by Charles Eames for Herman Miller swivel seat
By Charles Emes, Herman Miller
Located in Milan, IT
Pair of EA108 armchairs design by Charles Eames for Herman Miller, 1960s, with swivel seat. Aluminum structure with four legs, central part in black painted aluminium. Under the seat...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Armchairs

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Aluminum

Mid-Century Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller for ICF
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20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Armchairs

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Leather, Wood

RAR Rocking Chair Eames yellow original vintage - Herman Miller
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Authentic Armchair RAR (Rocking Arm Chair) shell Eames original and vintage edition Herman Miller Designed by Charles EAMES - 1950 Original fiberglass hull in pale young color. Trac...
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1950s American Scandinavian Modern Vintage Herman Miller Armchairs

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Steel

Ea 216 Soft Pad Desk Chair by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller, 1970s
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Lasne, BE
Leather chair with aluminum base and wheels. Stamped Herman Miller under the seat. The chair turns on itself and reclines. Seat height: 53 cm. Wear due to time and age.
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1970s Central American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Armchairs

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Aluminum

Expertly Restored - Vintage Charles & Ray Eames LCM Chair for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Los Angeles, CA
________________________________________ Transforming a piece of Mid-Century Modern furniture is like bringing history back to life, and we take this journey with passion and precis...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Armchairs

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Steel, Chrome

Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Lounge Chair Mid 20th Century Modern Circa 1970
By Herman Miller
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid 20th Century Herman Miller Group Management Aluminum Lounge Chair - Designed by Charles Eames. 5 Prong Base - Leather Upholstery.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Armchairs

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Aluminum

Molded Swiveling Chairs by Charles and Ray Eames
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
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 Herman Miller Armchairs

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Steel, Aluminum

Herman Miller DAT Executive armchair Designed by Charles & Ray Eames
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Offenburg, Baden Wurthemberg
Herman Miller DAT fibre plastic armchair on office base, Designed by Charles & Ray Eames in 1948. Off-white fibre plastic armshell, DAT shivel base equipped with tilt function, hei...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Armchairs

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Aluminum

Ray Charles Eames Herman Miller Padded Arm Shell Chairs Alexander Girard a Pair
By Alexander Girard, Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Forest Grove, PA
A pair of fiberglass arm shell chair designed by Ray & Charles Eames and produced by Herman Miller in 1972. The white shells contrast nicely with cerulean blue seats and royal blue p...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Armchairs

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Aluminum

EA217 black Soft Pad Chairs by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman miller, 1970s, Set
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Lasne, BE
Black leather chair with aluminium base and wheels. Swivels on itself and is height-adjustable. Minimum seat height 47 cm, maximum seat height 54 cm. Maximum total height of the chai...
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1970s Central American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Armchairs

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Aluminum

Set of Four Eames for Herman Miller Swivel Shell Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Dazzling mid-century set of four padded swivel chairs by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. The fiberglass shells are upholstered in a rare g...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Armchairs

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Steel

George Nelson Walnut Armchairs, Herman Miller- A Pair
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Raleigh, NC
Early armchairs by George Nelson for Herman Miller. One chair has the original tag. These have been newly upholstered in a mohair fabric with the frames being cleaned and oiled, l...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Armchairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller Red & Black DCW Armchair, 2004
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in London, GB
The DCW chair was originally released in 1946, with Herman Miller taking over the manufacture of the chairs in 1950. This lasted until 1953 when the chairs were taken out of producti...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Armchairs

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Plywood

Red Leather 'Dax' Armchair by Charles & Ray Eames, 1960s
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Hilversum, NL
A Dax rope edge fiberglass Zenith shell chair designed by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller Co. with aluminum-finished legs retaining the original red leather upholstery over a f...
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Late 20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Armchairs

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Steel

Dat-1 Swivel Desk or Office Armchair by Charles Eames for Herman Miller, 1960s
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in WIJCKEL, NL
Classic Mid-Century Modern office or desk armchair, model DAT-1 on castors and tilt swivel in off-white with molded fiberglass shell on a chrome base. Tilt s...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Armchairs

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Metal

Armchair by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, 1970s
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Lasne, BE
Swivel chair on casters in metal and fiberglass. Wear due to time and age of the chair (see photo) Adjustable seat height.
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1970s Central American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Armchairs

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Metal

Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Millerr Midcentury Rocking Chair, circa 1960s
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Reggio Emilia, IT
American Mid-Century Modern design rocking chair designed by Charles & Ray Eames and produced by Herman Miller with original fiberglass frame and fabric upholstered seat, refurbished...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Armchairs

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Metal

1950s Eames for Herman Miller Dax Fiberglass Shell Armchair Parchment
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Chula Vista, CA
Gorgeous early production 1950s classic Eames for Herman Miller Dax Molded Fiberglass Shell Armchair parchment with black metal base 31 h x 24.5 w x 23.5 d Arm rest 25 Seat 18 Preow...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Armchairs

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Metal

Charles Eames for Herman Miller Low DAX Shell Armchair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in St. Louis, MO
Charles and Ray Eames second generation Zenith shell armchair, black enameled metal legs in X-pattern, large shock mounts, pale yellow fibergla...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Armchairs

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Metal

Midcentury Three Seat Tandem Chairs Peter Protzman Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Peter Protzmann
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Rare Mid-Century Modern three seat tandem bench armchair designed by Peter Protzman for Herman Miller. The chair is constructed from flat bar tubular stee...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Armchairs

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Steel

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

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Aluminum

Charles Eames Lounge Chair, Brown Leather, Light Walnut, Herman Miller, 2007
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Lejre, DK
The Charles Eames Lounge Chair in brown leather and light walnut, produced by Herman Miller. Designed in 1958 and brought to life in 2007, this iconic piece of furniture represents t...
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Early 2000s Danish Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Armchairs

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Leather, Walnut

Space Age Armchair by George Nelson DAF La Fonda for Herman Miller
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in Saarbrücken, SL
Orange DAF chair by George Nelson with slight patina and signs of use.
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Armchairs

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Faux Leather, Fiberglass

MCM Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller Aluminum Group High Back Chairs Set 3
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Topeka, KS
Marvelous vintage MCM (a.k.a. mid-century modern) Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller Aluminum Group high back chairs set of 3. Comprised of aluminum frames, 4 prong aluminum bases, nylon feet, black swivel shaft, black powder coated aluminum arms, & have been reupholstered in an aubergine or eggplant faux suede. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that these are vintage and not new so will have signs of use and wear. There are minor nicks on the arms & some wear on outside corners of seat fabric. Please see photos and zoom in for details. We attempt to portray any imperfections. Design Date, 1958. Circa, 1960-1978. NOTE: If you love these Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller Aluminum Group high back aubergine chairs...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Armchairs

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Aluminum

Pair of Early 2nd Generation Eames Fiberglass LAX Lounge Chairs in Elephant Gray
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A classic pair Herman Miller fiberglass lounge chairs designed by Charles Eames from the early 1950's. These feature very desirable elephant hide grey fiberglass on lower sitting ste...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Armchairs

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Steel

Restored 1960's Herman Miller No1 Hardwood Eames Lounge Armchair and Ottoman
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale extremely rare and important lightly restored, original, Herman Miller No1 1960's black leather and Rosewood lounge armchair and ottoman This is...
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1960s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Armchairs

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Leather, Hardwood

MCM Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller Aluminum Group High Back Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Topeka, KS
Marvelous vintage MCM (a.k.a. Mid-Century Modern) Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller Aluminum Group high back chair. Comprised of aluminum frame, 4 prong aluminum base, nylon feet, black swivel shaft, black powder coated aluminum arms, & has been reupholstered in an aubergine or eggplant faux suede. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that this is vintage and not new so will have signs of use and wear. There are some minor scratches on the arms. Please see photos and zoom in for details. We attempt to portray any imperfections. Design Date, 1958. circa, 1960-1978. (We currently have three currently available but priced separately.) I can’t think of anything better than a vintage Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller Aluminum Group high back chair!!! Except maybe a purple one!! Aubergine Eggplant, Purple whichever!! WOW!!! It is comprised of an aluminum frame, 4 prong aluminum base with nylon feet, black swivel shaft, black powder coated aluminum arms, and it has been reupholstered in a lovely aubergine or eggplant faux suede fabric. Can we just say Design EXCELLENCE!!!! And not to mention extraordinary comfort! The dynamic design duo of husband and wife team Charles & Ray Eames focused on every detail and combined ergonomics, flexibility, constructive elements, highest quality materials, and attention to superior style which created a masterpiece that is highly sought after still today. The design was introduced in 1958 and is still in production! This vintage beauty will be phenomenal at a desk in an office setting, next to your bed or in the dressing area of your bedroom, or extra seating in the sitting room. It is versatile enough to blend in with many décor styles, but it’s bursting with Mid-Century Modern magnificence!! This treasure is exactly what the designer ordered! Charles Eames was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1907. Ray Kaiser Eames was born in Sacramento, California in 1912. They met at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan and were married in 1941. They moved together to California and continued their design work they began together at Cranbrook. A commission, which they acquired from the government during WWII to produce molded plywood splints and stretchers, launched a career producing iconic Mid-Century Modern furnishings which are still fresh and sought after today. The Eames and their association with Herman Miller were the partnership of the century. If you want to learn more about Charles and Ray please visit Eames Office, the Eames Official website. Herman Miller started life as Star furniture...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Armchairs

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Aluminum

Eames For Herman Miller Mid Century Fiberglass Shell Blue Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Countryside, IL
Eames For Herman Miller Mid Century Fiberglass Shell Blue Chair The chair measures: 24.75 wide x 22 deep x 31.25 high, with a sea...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Armchairs

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Chrome

Herman Miller Eames DAX Fiberglass Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous and rare hue of red orange on this vintage fiberglass Herman Miller Eames armchair. Model DAX with H base. All shock mounts intact. Stamped Herman Miller under chair and gua...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Armchairs

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Fiberglass

Charles and Ray Eames DAX chair by Herman Miller, 70s
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Athens, Attiki
The fully upholstered DAX chair is part of the Eames plastic armchairs collection, first presented as part of a New York Moma competition. An iconic piece o...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Armchairs

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Metal

Pair of Lounge Chairs, Model 5681, by George Nelson for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Dorchester, MA
Designed by George Nelson, this pair of clean-lined model 5681 lounge chairs were produced by Herman Miller from 1956 to 1967. Raised on square chrome legs, the upholstered club seat...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Armchairs

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Chrome

MCM Mauve Hopsacking & Chrome Tubular Chairs by Peter Protzman for Herman Miller
By Peter Protzmann, Herman Miller
Located in Topeka, KS
Awesome vintage Mid-Century Modern original mauve hopsacking & chrome tubular pair of chairs by Peter Protzman for Herman Miller. Beautif...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Armchairs

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Metal

Early Pair of Charles Eames Fiberglass Arm Shell Chairs "Crimson" Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Buffalo, NY
Early pair of Charles Eames fiberglass arm shell chairs "Crimson" orange, Herman Miller. Nice original condition, retains original gel...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Armchairs

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Metal

Pair of Charles and Ray Eames Padded Arm Shell Chairs, Two-Tone /Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic pair of Mid-Century Modern padded arm shell chairs,Designed by Charles and Ray Eames, for Herman Miller. Beautiful two-tone, chairs are in really ni...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Armchairs

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Aluminum

Charles and Ray Eames DAX armchair by Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Athens, Attiki
The DAX chair combines the shell of the 'Eames armchairs' with a classic four-legged base and is thus a realisation of the chair concept created by Charles and Ray Eames in the 1950s. Thanks to its relatively simple appearance, the dax chair is undoubtedly the most versatile of Eames plastic chairs...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Armchairs

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Metal

Raphael Raffel Armchair from the 70s for Herman Miller
By Raphael Raffel, Herman Miller
Located in bari, IT
Plastic club chair designed by Raphael Raffel produced in France in the 70s in tulip style with rounded seat, covered with black leather.
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Armchairs

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Leather, Plastic

Elephant Hide Gray Eames Herman Miller Molded Fiberglass DAX Arm Shell Chair H B
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Topeka, KS
Awesome example of the Charles and Ray Eames DAX fiberglass arm shell chair for Herman Miller. It is in elephant hide gray with a black H base and unusual glide feet. It retains a pa...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Armchairs

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Metal

Eames For Herman Miller Mid Century Fiberglass Shell Red Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Countryside, IL
Eames For Herman Miller Mid Century Fiberglass Shell Red Chair The chair measures: 24.75 wide x 22 deep x 31.25 high, with a seat...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Armchairs

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Chrome

EA116, Early Edition, Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, 1958
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Barcelona, ES
Rare early edition “EA116” designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller in 1958. The stamp “Herman Miller Patent Pending” proves the antiquity of the pie...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Armchairs

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Aluminum

Charles & Ray Eames DAR Eiffel Rope Edge Chair, 1st Generation, 1950
By Charles and Ray Eames, Zenith, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Charles Eames (1907-1978) & Ray Eames (1912-1988) for Zenith Plastics / HermanMiller DAR Eiffel rope-edge chair Venice, California / Zeeland, Michigan, 1950 fiberglass, enameled steel early sticker label Measures: 24 7/8" W x 23 5/8" D x 31 3/8" H All original parts, including rare first gen. feet, which date the piece to the first batch of production (1950). Labelled. Gorgeous museum worthy piece. Quite possibly one of the most famous and iconic chairs ever, the Eames DAR would most commonly become known as the ‘eiffel chair’ due to its sculptured wire base resembling that of Europe’s most notorious landmark. The very first generation of the Eames DAR Eiffel Chair was recognizable not only for the ‘rope edge’ shell but also due to the protruding ‘1st gen’ feet as opposed to boot glides or later plastic feet. The abbreviated Eames DAR Chair stands for the Eames Dining (D) height, Arm (A) Chair, on Rod (R) Base released in the first year of arm chair production of the fiberglass series developed to the marketplace in 1950. The early success of the Eames arm chairs, released in 1950, was a co-ordinated effort between the Eames . Office (Designers), Zenith Plastics (Manufacturers) and Herman Miller (Distributors). The chair series was always designed to have interchangeable bases and the DAR was one of the ‘original 5’ alongside the DAX X-base, LAR cats cradle...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Armchairs

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Stainless Steel

Early Zenith Parchment DAX Fiberglass Shell Armchair for Herman Miller
By Zenith, Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in San Jose, CA
Iconic design (DAX) dining armchair x-base by Ray and Charles Eames, circa early 1950's. This second generation parchment colored armchair retains a high gloss finish supported by th...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Armchairs

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Steel

Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Millerr Midcentury Rocking Chair 1960s
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Reggio Emilia, IT
American Mid-Century Modern design rocking chair designed by Charles & Ray Eames and produced by Herman Miller with original fiberglass frame and fabric upholstered seat, refurbished...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Armchairs

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Metal

Modernist Fabric & Chrome Tubular Chairs by Peter Protzman for Herman Miller
By Peter Protzmann, Herman Miller
Located in Buffalo, NY
Peter Protzman’s design career began in Michigan where he spent over 10 years with Herman Miller working alongside such design luminaries as Charles and Ray Eames and George Nelson. While there, he designed the award-winning Tubular Collection of furniture which remained in production for 20 years and is still sought-after by fans of Mid-Century Modern design. These vintage chrome tubular chairs...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Armchairs

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Steel, Chrome

Green Leather 'Dax' Armchair by Charles & Ray Eames, 1960s
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Hilversum, NL
A Dax rope edge fiberglass Zenith shell chair designed by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller Co. with aluminum-finished legs retaining the original green leather upholstery over a...
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Late 20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Armchairs

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Steel

Restored Pair of 1960 Herman Miller No1 Hardwood Eames Lounge Armchairs Ottomans
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer extremely rare and important pair of fully restored, original, Herman Miller No1 & Herman Miller Hillie circa 1958-1960 black leather and Rosewood lounge armchairs and ottomans These are pretty much the most iconic and well known armchair and ottoman ever made, exhibited countless times, displayed in the V&A, Metropolitan Museum of Art, winners of countless awards these are the simply put the finest suite around They have been on a journey, I’ve had all pieces stripped to the bare shells, the frames have been washed back and traditionally French polished, the leather all restored and hand dyed the original nero black, they are the finest example pair anywhere in the world today One suite has the black Herman Miller No1 label, the other, the earlier redish Herman Miller Hillie label Condition wise, the restoration has been done in such a way to keep all the original charm and patina but make them gallery ready, they will have age and use related patina marks here and there but mostly they are in very fine order Dimensions armchairs Height:- 80.5cm Width:- 85cm Depth:- 86.5cm Seat height:- 41cm Dimensions ottomans Height:- 42cm Width:- 65.5cm Depth:- 53.5cm Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point, MUST READ! The Eames Lounge Chair and ottoman are furnishings made of molded plywood and leather, designed by Charles and Ray Eames for the Herman Miller furniture company. They are officially titled Eames Lounge ( 670 ) and Ottoman ( 671 ) and were released in 1956 after years of development by designers. It was the first chair that the Eameses designed for a high-end market. Examples of these furnishings are part of the permanent collection of New York's Museum of Modern Art. Design Charles and Ray Eames sought to develop furniture that could be mass-produced and affordable, with the exception of the Eames Lounge Chair. This luxury item was inspired by the traditional English club chair. The Eames Lounge Chair is an icon of Modern style design, although when it was first made, Ray Eames remarked in a letter to Charles that the chair looked "comfortable and un-designy". Charles's vision was for a chair with "the warm, receptive look of a well-used first baseman's mitt." The chair is composed of three curved plywood shells covered with veneer: the headrest, the backrest and the seat. The layers are glued together and shaped under heat and pressure. The shells and the seat cushions are essentially of the same shape, and composed of two curved forms interlocking to form a solid mass. The chair back and headrest are identical in proportion, as are the seat and the ottoman. The products have changed in various ways over time. Beginning in 1956 and running through the very early 1990s, the shells were made up of five thin layers of plywood which were covered by a veneer of Brazilian rosewood. The use of Brazilian rosewood was discontinued in the early 1990s, and current production since then consists of seven layers of plywood covered by finishing veneers of cherry, walnut, palisander rosewood (a sustainably grown wood with similar grain patterns to the original Brazilian versions), and other finishes. Small changes include the sets of spacers between the aluminum spines and the wood panels, originally of rubber, later hard plastic washers, and the number of screws securing the armrests, originally three, changed to two in second-series models, while the "domes of silence" (glides/feet) on the chair base originally had thinner screws attaching them to the aluminum base than those on later chairs, and the zipper around the cushions, either brown or black on early models, was later black only. Further, early ottomans had removable rubber slide-on feet with metal glides, and early labels are of oblong foil. History The Eames Lounge Chair first...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Armchairs

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Leather, Hardwood

Vintage Modern Herman Miller Slat Back Armchairs Burnt Orange Brushed Chenille
By Herman Miller
Located in Topeka, KS
Fantastic vintage modern Herman Miller slat back armchairs comprised of brown mahogany finished wood frames with slat backs and their original burnt...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Herman Miller Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood

Early Pair of Charles Eames Fiberglass Arm Shell Chairs "Elephant Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Buffalo, NY
Early pair of Charles Eames fiberglass arm shell chairs "Elephant Hyde Grey" Herman Miller. Nice original condition, retains original ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Armchairs

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Metal

1st Generation Charles Eames Zenith/Herman Miller Plastic Rope Edge Chair
By Zenith, Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Buffalo, NY
Rare, early set of 4 Charles and Ray Eames Fiberglass arm shell chairs, extremely rare "Raw Umber" color, all 4 chairs retain original...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Armchairs

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Metal

George Nelson Set of Two Armchairs in Red Fabric by Herman Miller 1960s
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
Set of two armchairs with structure in wood and padded fabric (dark red shade) and legs in chromed metal. Designed by George Nelson and manufactured by Herman Miller during the 1960s. Literature: Rivista dell’arredamento, n. 53, may 1959, p.33. George Nelson, born 1908 in Hartford, Connecticut (USA), studied architecture at Yale University. A fellowship enabled him to study at the American Academy in Rome from 1932 to 1934. In Europe, he became acquainted with the major architectural works and leading protagonists of modernism. In 1935, Nelson joined the editorial staff of the 'Architectural Forum', where he was employed until 1944. A programmatic article on residential building and furniture design, published by Nelson in a 1944 issue of the journal, attracted the attention of D.J. DePree, head of the furniture company Herman Miller, Inc. A short time later, George Nelson took on the position of Design Director at Herman Miller. Remaining there until 1972, he became a key figure of American design; in addition to creating furnishings for the home and office, Nelson also convinced the likes of Charles & Ray Eames, Isamu Noguchi and Alexander Girard to work for Herman Miller. In 1957, Vitra founder Willi Fehlbaum signed his first licence agreement with Herman Miller to produce furniture for the European market. During the ensuing decades of the collaboration with Vitra, a close friendship evolved between George Nelson and Rolf Fehlbaum, who later said about Nelson: 'No other prominent designer spoke as intelligently or wrote as coherently about design'. Nelson expressed his thoughts on design topics in numerous articles and eleven books; his seminal treatise 'How to See' was recently reissued in a new edition by Phaidon. Along with his position as Design Director at Herman Miller, Nelson opened his own design office in 1947, George Nelson Associates, Inc., working together with such outstanding employees as Irving Harper, Ernest Farmer...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Armchairs

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Metal

Eames Herman Miller LAX Fiberglass Arm Shell Chair X Base Zenith Rope Edge
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames, Zenith
Located in Topeka, KS
Awesome example of the Charles and Ray Eames LAX molded fiberglass arm shell chair for Herman Miller in one of the original colors, lemon yellow. This is an early chair made by Zenit...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Armchairs

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Metal

Sofa "Tandem" 3 Seater Design Charles Eames for Herman Miller 60s
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in taranto, IT
Rare three-seater chair with side table, designed in 1962 by charles eames for herman miller and often used in the most famous airports in the world structure in die-cast aluminum o...
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1960s European Vintage Herman Miller Armchairs

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Other, Metal, Aluminum

Charles and Ray Eames "DAR" Armchair by Zenith for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames, Zenith
Located in Highland, IN
The earliest fiberglass Eames chairs were produced by Zenith Plastics and came in a limited palate of five colors including parchment. The Zenith produced shells are distinctive for ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Armchairs

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Steel

Second Generation "Ochre" X-Base Fiberglass Arm Shell Chairs, Charles Eames
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Buffalo, NY
Second Generation "Ochre" X-base fiberglass arm shell chairs. Charles Eames manufactured by Herman Miller. Nice early versions. Seldom seen light ochre color, retaining original gel ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Herman Miller Armchairs

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Steel

Herman Miller armchairs for sale on 1stDibs.

Herman Miller armchairs are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Herman Miller armchairs, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original armchairs by Herman Miller were created in the mid-century modern style in north america during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider armchairs by Charles and Ray Eames, Edward Wormley, and Milo Baughman. Prices for Herman Miller armchairs can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $825 and can go as high as $45,335, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $2,260.
Questions About Herman Miller Armchairs
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Although many modern furnishings bear his name, Herman Miller is not a furniture designer. It is the name of a manufacturer — the business was originally called the Michigan Star Furniture Company and produced bedroom sets in traditional styles. When the company's general manager D.J. De Pree purchased the manufacturer in 1923 with his father-in-law's help, he showed his gratitude by renaming it after his benefactor: Herman Miller. Today, the firm is best known for iconic mid-century modern furniture designed by the likes of George Nelson, Ray and Charles Eames, and others. Herman Miller chairs, tables, storage cabinets and more helped usher in a new era of design characterized by sleek lines, bold colors and luxurious materials.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 29, 2024
    Herman Miller chair is a chair produced by the American furniture company Herman Miller.

    The firm is best known today for its iconic mid-century modern furniture, which includes a range of armchairsoffice chairs and other seating. Vintage Herman Miller chairs such as the Eames lounge chair, the Coconut chair and the Eames Executive chair are widely celebrated by design enthusiasts all over the world, while the Aeron chair, which was created by ergonomics pioneers Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick in the 1990s, is the quintessential computer chair and a best seller.

    Shop a collection of Herman Miller chairs and other mid-century modern furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Herman Miller is the official retailer and manufacturer of the iconic Eames lounge chairs. Inspired by 19th-century English club chairs, interior design enthusiasts highly covet the distinctive-shaped Eames chair. Shop a collection of vintage Eames chairs and other goods from Herman Miller on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, the noted furniture brand Herman Miller acquired Knoll in 2021 and announced a new name, MillerKnoll. The new name is meant to take advantage of the long history and reputation that each brand brings to the table and to introduce a new, stronger joint effort to the public. Shop a collection of Herman Miller and Knoll furniture from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    The Herman Miller headquarters is located in Zeeland, Michigan. It opened in 1905 as the Star Furniture Company. The public company's stock trades on the NASDAQ exchange under the initials MLKN. On 1stDibs, you can find a selection of Herman Miller furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    PostureFit from Herman Miller is a kit available as an accessory for Aeron chairs and stools. Its purpose is to provide extra support at the base of the spine to help encourage better posture. The kit doesn't fit all Aeron chairs, making it important that you carefully read the information about compatible models before making a purchase. Shop a range of Herman Miller chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    Herman Miller is good due to its long history of producing high-quality and enduring designs. No other business of its kind did more than the Herman Miller Furniture Company to introduce modern design into American homes. Working with legendary designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson and Alexander Girard, the Zeeland, Michigan-based firm fostered some of the boldest expressions of what we now call mid-century modern style. In doing so, Herman Miller produced some of the most beautiful and iconic chairs, sofas, tables and other furniture ever. Some of the pieces the company produced are now emblems of 20th-century American design, including the Eames lounge chair and ottoman and George Nelson’s Marshmallow sofa and Coconut chair. Such instantly recognizable furnishings have become timeless staples of modernist decor. Shop a wide range of Herman Miller furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    How to adjust a Herman Miller chair depends on the model. Over the years, the company's furniture has employed many different mechanisms. Current styles of their well-known Aeron chair have a lever on the right for adjusting the seat height and one on the left that controls the seat tilt. A separate lever allows you to raise and lower the arms. You'll find a collection of Herman Miller chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 28, 2021
    The best Herman Miller chair is going to vary by owner. There have been many revered chairs and other seating manufactured by the legendary American furniture company over the years. Chairs by Herman Miller are often alluring in appearance, comfortable, and long-lasting. 1stDibs offers a variety of vintage and new Herman Miller chairs that are contemporary in design and durable.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    How to replace Herman Miller casters depends on the chair. In most cases, you will need a pipe wrench and an Allen wrench to remove the current casters, and a mallet and a lubricant to install the new wheels. Follow the replacement instructions provided by Herman Miller to ensure best results. Find a selection of Herman Miller chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To clean a Herman Miller Aeron chair, follow the specific directions provided by the company. Generally, you can use a soft cloth moistened with water and mild dish soap to wipe off the arms, base and frame. Use a vacuum cleaner with a hose attachment to remove debris from the upholstery. Shop a range of Herman Miller chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Where Herman Miller furniture is made depends on the piece. Up until 2007, a factory in Zeeland, Michigan, produced nearly all of the company's furniture. In 2007, the company acquired a factory in Ningbo, China, and in the early 2010s, they established a manufacturing location in the United Kingdom. On 1stDibs, you can find a selection of Herman Miller furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Normally, Herman Miller has two sales each year. The first takes place in the spring, and the second is usually in the fall around the start of shopping for the holiday season. Year-round, other online platforms may offer discounts on Herman Miller. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of Herman Miller furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    The way to adjust a Herman Miller Aeron chair depends on which part you wish to reposition. To raise or lower the seat, use the paddle-shaped lever found on the right side of the chair. Reach for the lever on the left side to tilt the seat. A lever on the base of the arms controls the arm height, and you can modify the arm angle by pivoting the arm pad. You'll find a selection of Herman Miller chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Herman Miller makes clocks. Founded in 1927, the Herman Miller Clock Company specialized in traditional clock design. Today, Herman Miller is known for their mid-century and contemporary style clocks. Browse a selection of Herman Miller’s clocks and furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Herman Miller actually has two sales each year rather than one annual sale. The specific dates of the sales vary. However, most years, the sales take place once in the spring and once in the fall. You may find Herman Miller available for discounted prices on other online platforms year-round. Find a collection of Herman Miller furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 29, 2024
    You can buy Herman Miller chairs in a number of ways. The company sells chairs directly through their online store and operates a flagship store in New York City. In addition, Herman Miller makes their chairs available through select authorized brick-and-mortar retailers and online platforms. You'll also find a collection of vintage Herman Miller chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    An easy way to identify a Herman Miller chair is to examine the underside of the seat. Many pieces feature a label or medallion that bears the brand name in the correct font or the logo. In addition, Herman Miller chairs come with a certificate of authenticity. On 1stDibs, find a selection of expertly vetted Herman Miller chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 29, 2024
    Yes, there are fake Herman Miller chairs. Because of the brand's popularity, some unscrupulous manufacturers create replicas and try to pass them off as authentic Herman Miller pieces. Others simply borrow elements of the style, producing chairs that look very similar. To identify a real Herman Miller chair, look for a label or medallion that shows the brand's logo or name in the correct font. Normally, the manufacturer’s mark can be found under the seat.

    On 1stDibs, shop a collection of authentic Herman Miller chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 22, 2024
    Herman Miller chairs are so good for a few reasons. Working with legendary designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson and Alexander Girard, the Zeeland, Michigan-based Herman Miller Furniture Company fostered some of the boldest expressions of what we now call mid-century modern style. Many online reviewers praise how adjustable the maker's desk chairs are, reporting that they are able to fine-tune the position of many parts of the chairs to ensure their comfort. In addition, people point to the quality of both the materials and the construction and state that the chairs hold up to the effects of daily use in home offices and professional workplaces. On 1stDibs, explore a collection of Herman Miller chairs.

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