Custom Restored Tandem Sling by Eames for Herman Miller, Edelman Leather For Sale
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Custom Restored Tandem Sling by Eames for Herman Miller, Edelman Leather

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Ray and Charles Eames were commissioned to design the perfect utilitarian seating for the first international airports in 1962. Created for comfort and convenience, this sling chair, often called "The Airport Bench" is iconic and has never before been redone with such luxury in mind. New life was given unto these classics by refurbishing the original lightweight aluminum frames and splitting them apart to create one-, two- and three-seat. Reupholstered in world-class full grain Edelman Leather, another established name in opulent interiors for seven generations. Contact us if you wish to custom design your own chair. We can restore 1, 2, 3 or 4 seat combinations in a wide variety of designer leathers. Frame finishes also available, included brass plating. This three-seat has been redone with Edelman's City Lights leather in textured cream Shagreen.

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  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    Newly Restored and in like-new condition.
  • Dimensions
    H 34 in. x W 71 in. x D 25 in.H 86.36 cm x W 180.34 cm x D 63.5 cm
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU133022328892
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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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This dealer is the premier source for early-production originals of hard-to-find 20th-century designs and functional art, serving a range of clients, from celebrities and interior designers to aficionados with modest budgets. Its 20,000-square-foot Los Angeles space is packed with rare examples o...

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