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Charles Eames Soft Pad Chairs EA 216 Herman Miller / Fehlbaum in Black Leather

$5,365.96per set


Vintage set of four easy chairs EA 216 soft pad. Manufactured by Herman Miller / Fehlbaum, Germany. Original black leather upholstery. Embossed Herman Miller Logo. One chair has a rest-label of the early Miller Logo. These swivel-chairs are very early/ first version with an original, but unusual seat height, due to the elevated plastic feet’s. So you have an easy chair with tilted backrest, but not low seated -instead with the "normal" seat height of a chair!


  • Creator
    Charles Eames (Designer),Herman Miller (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 36.23 in. (92 cm)Width: 24.41 in. (62 cm)Depth: 26.38 in. (67 cm)Seat Height: 17.33 in. (44 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 4
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1970
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Leather has some marks and scratches due to wear and age. The plastic caps of 3 frontscrews are craked. One armrest shows minor losses of chroming. The other armrests Show smaller scratches and wear due to age and use. Please see photos.
  • Seller Location
    Halle, DE
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU299838649983

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    Ships From: Rödinghausen, Germany
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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About Herman Miller (Manufacturer)

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 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. As you can see on 1stDibs, such instantly recognizable furnishings have become timeless — staples of a modernist décor; striking, offbeat notes in traditional environments.

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