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1 of 10 Vitra Eames Herman Miller Black Leather Swivel Office Chairs

$2,556.63per item
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We are delighted to offer for sale 1 of 10 original vintage Charles & Rays Eames, Vitra, Herman Miller high back black leather office swivel armchairs RRP £34,000 These chairs are just about as iconic and well known as any piece of furniture in the world today, the full details of the history are below This is a vintage set, designed by Charles & Ray emails, made by Herman Miller and retailed through Vitra, each chair is stamped and labeled for all three companies which offers a trifactor of powerhouse of designer names We have cleaned waxed and polished each one, the leather is in good order throughout, there are some light patina related wear areas around the edges on some, the chrome work is nice, some light pitting here and there, these date to the 1990s are currently retail for over £3400 a chair should you wish to buy them new Dimensions: Height 102 cm Width 58 cm Depth 61 cm Seat height 47 cm Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point. History: The aluminum chair is one of the great furniture designs of the twentieth century. Charles and Ray Eames conceived and developed this chair in 1958 for the private residence of an art collector in Columbus, Indiana (USA). For its construction, the designer couple departed from the principle of the seat shell, instead stretching a panel of fabric or leather between two aluminum side members to create a taut but elastic seat. The chair adapts to the body of the sitter and is exceedingly comfortable, even without elaborate upholstery The aluminum Group includes several different models for use in homes, offices and public areas. Thanks to this wide range of models, a variety of aluminum bases with a polished, chrome-plated or black powder-coated finish, and a large selection of colors for fabric or leather upholstery, the perfect Aluminum Chair can be found for every environment. Vitra has produced Aluminum Group chairs in the same superior quality for decades. This experience allows us to offer a 30-year guarantee on all of the chair models in the Aluminum Group. This item is available for collection from our Wimbledon warehouses. Condition: Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description around condition Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of cracking creasing and wear, we recommend regular waxing to ensure no moisture is lost, also hand dyed leather is not recommended to sit in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as it will dry out and fade.

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About Herman Miller (Maker)

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 ever.

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 1stDibs, such instantly recognizable furnishings have become timeless — staples of a modernist décor; striking, offbeat notes in traditional environments.

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