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Eames Herman Miller LAX Fiberglass Arm Shell Chair X Base Zenith Rope Edge

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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 Zenith with the rope edge, X-base, and checkerboard Zenith paper label. It is in wonderful original condition. Only cleaning has been done to its otherwise original condition to attempt to remove the, what we believe is, rust stain in the fiberglass. We did remove some of the stain, but some remains. To me it only adds to its charm and history. Please see photos, circa 1950s. If you are looking for an iconic Mid-Century Modern chair to grace your home and hold in high regard…..you’ve found it! This is what has been dubbed First Generation of this fabulous chair. The defining characteristics are: Rope edge, larger shock mounts, type of glide, lemon yellow original color, translucent fiberglass, and checkboard Zenith/Herman Miller label. To add to its desirability this example is the lounge chair version with an X-base. Or, commonly called a LAX chair. Its condition is wonderful and original. It does have rust stains in the seat that we have not been able to remove. But, I don’t know if they should be. I love the history that comes along with vintage furniture and I can imagine the years this chair was enjoyed on the patio where water was able to sit in it for long periods of time to create this stain. I imagine the fun and enjoyment derived by sitting in this chair and the joy Eames’ would feel knowing they had in part provided that. Charles and Ray Eames, iconic husband and wife design team, designed the molded fiberglass chair in 1948 for the International Competition of Low-Cost Furniture Design held by the Museum of Modern Art. Production began in 1950 by Zenith Plastics for Herman Miller and the chairs were offered for sale that year. That same year the Museum of Modern Art placed it in its permanent collection. We know you want this incredible piece of furniture design history. Make it yours. Chair: Height – 25.5 inches Width – 25 inches Depth – 24 inches Seat height – 15 inches Arm height – 21.75 inches Inside seat width – 17.5 inches Inside seat depth – 19 inches Inside back height – 17.5 inches Weight – 11.6 pounds each Boxed size: Height – 32 inches Width – 31 inches Depth – 29 inches Weight – 17 pounds.
  • Creator:
    Charles and Ray Eames (Designer),Zenith (Manufacturer),Herman Miller (Maker)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 25.5 in (64.77 cm)Width: 25 in (63.5 cm)Depth: 24 in (60.96 cm)Seat Height: 15 in (38.1 cm)
  • Style:
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
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  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    circa 1950s
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. It is in wonderful original condition. Only cleaning has been done to its otherwise original condition to attempt to remove the, what we believe is, rust stain in the fiberglass. We did remove some of the stain, but some remains.
  • Seller Location:
    Topeka, KS
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: 414-SEA-1711stDibs: LU1873312778492
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