Mid-Century Charles Eames for Herman Miller Fiberglass Dining Chairs in Navy

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Here we have an iconic design Classic from the Mid-Century Modern period. This vintage fiberglass shell chair was designed by Charles Eames and produced by Herman Miller, circa 1972. A very hard to find color in navy blue or often referred to as midnight blue. These chairs are sold with their original swivel bases as shown. We also offer upgraded dining bases for $75 each per chair (please see photos.)

We currently have a large stock of vintage Eames fiberglass armshells in assorted colors. We have larger lots that are perfect for restaurant or other commercial applications. Please contact us for current stock info and discount pricing for large quantities.

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    31.5 in. H x 24.5 in. W x 22.5 in. D
    80 cm H x 62 cm W x 57 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Number of Items
    8
  • Reference Number
    LU127325219253

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.

About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2015

Typical response time: 1 hour

Located in Philadelphia, PA

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