The Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman, 1960s

£12,000.00

Original, Herman Miller No1 & Herman Miller Hillie circa 1958-1960 black leather and Rosewood lounge armchairs and ottomans.

The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman is one of the most significant designs of the 20th century. Unparalleled craftsmanship and rigorous attention to detail has made it a fixture in homes across the world. Charles’s vision was for a chair with “the warm, receptive look of a well-used first baseman’s mitt.” The chair is composed of three curved plywood shells covered with veneer: the headrest, the backrest and the seat. The layers are glued together and shaped under heat and pressure. The shells and the seat cushions are essentially of the same shape, and composed of two curved forms interlocking to form a solid mass. The chair back and headrest are identical in proportion, as are the seat and the ottoman.

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Description

DESIGNER

Designed by American designers Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller.

DATE

1956

DIMENSIONS & MATERIALS
  • Tall Chair: 33.25″ H 33.5″ W 37.75″ D
  • Ottoman: 17.13″ H 20.75″ W 21.5″ D
  • Plywood, Leather