Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 10

Eames for Herman Miller EC-127 DCM Padded Chair, circa 1970-1988

$699

About

About A EC-127 padded DCM chair by Charles Eames for Herman Miller. The padded seat and backrest are upholstered in light blue fabric with specs of dark blue and white. Grey vinyl piping with chrome plated frame and original Herman Miller stamp. Creator Ray & Charles Eames for Herman Miller/Possibly Evans. Date of manufacture circa 1970-1988. Materials and techniques Fabric, PVC, Metal. Condition Good. Wear consistent with age and use. Tiny spot of the seat. Small chip on the back, tiny hairline cracks near the shock mounts and minor wear on the legs. Dimensions H 30.75 in. W 20 in. D 20 in. Seat height 18 in. History The collaboration of Eames with Sol Fingerhut created a fiberglass reinforced plastic resin that allowed the shock mounts to be incorporated into the seats and backs thus creating a more comfortable experience.

Details

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: San Francisco, CA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

About the Designer

Charles and Ray Eames

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.
About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in San Francisco, CA
Platinum Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 2014
1stDibs seller since 2015
839 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: <1 hour
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Early Herman Miller Eames DCM Chair in Walnut
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
All original early Herman Miller Eames DCM chair in walnut. Marked 1951. Gorgeous patina and black iron base. Original mounts and glides.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Blue Padded La Fonda Eames Chair for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Blue vintage La Fonda chair by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. Price is for a single chair. We have two blue available. Chairs have been lovingly used, with wear varying fro...
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Eames LCM Lounge Chair, Herman Miller, USA, 1950s
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in London, GB
An Eames LCM lounge chair, Herman Miller, USA, 1950s. Ash plywood, chrome-plated steel and original rubber feet caps. With manufacturers label. Wear consistent with age and use. Str...
Category

Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Herman Miller Eames Wenge Wood Veneer DCM
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Extremely rare combination of wenge wood veneer and dark eggplant frame. No veneer chips. Chair is like new. I have never seen another like it. Collector's item. Maintains black meda...
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Early Eames Aniline Dyed DCM Chair for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Cincinnati, OH
Black aniline dyed wood seat and back DCM (dining chair metal) chromed metal framed side chair, domes of silence foot pads and early foil label. Herman Miller label designed by Charl...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Eames DKX 1 Chairs for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Rochester, NY
Set of four Eames DKX - 5 side side chairs for Herman Miller in original as found condition with rust to wire framework, rust to legs, wear and tear to period black and orange stitch...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Herman Miller Eames Rosewood DCM Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Herman Miller Eames rosewood DCM. Rich color and grains. Frame in excellent condition with no rust. Back mounts were replaced. No veneer damage.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

Pair of Eames DCM Herman Miller Dining Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Eames designed DCM (Dining Chair Metal). Chairs This pair of chairs are currently in later, but not new, orange paint finish, the metal frames are also in later black paint f...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery