Charles Eames Softpad Chaise, Daybed 1968 Herman Miller for Billy Wilder For Sale
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Charles Eames Softpad Chaise, Daybed 1968 Herman Miller for Billy Wilder

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Minimalist and modernist Charles Eames chaise in black for Herman Miller, designed in 1968 for filmmaker Billy Wilder. This is an early production Eames chaise with black leather cushions on a black die-cast aluminium frame. The chaise features 6 seat cushions that attach to each other by flexible zippers and two loose cushions for head and knees (or anywhere you would like). The cushions attach to the frame by snaps at each end. The leather cushions are in beautiful, supple condition.

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  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 28.35 in. x W 75.6 in. x D 17.72 in.H 72 cm x W 192 cm x D 45 cm
  • Seller Location
    Munster, DE
  • Reference Number
    LU139128225173
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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 of the past seven decades.


     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 these pages, such instantly recognizable furnishings have become timeless—staples of a modernist décor; striking, offbeat notes in traditional environments.

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