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Vintage Eames Herman Miller 670 Lounge Chair and Ottoman (MR9664) Price: Price on Request Questions about this item?
Charles and Ray married in 1941 and moved to California where they continued their furniture design work with molding plywood. During the war they were commissioned by the Navy to produce molded plywood splints, stretchers and experimental glider shells. In 1946, Evans Products began producing the Eameses` molded plywood furniture. Their molded plywood chair was called "the chair of the century" by the influential architectural critic Esther McCoy. Soon production was taken over by Herman Miller, Inc ., who continues to produce the furniture in the United States to this day. Another company, Vitra International , manufactures the furniture in Europe. The Eameses continued to create new furniture designs into the 1970s.
Examples include the molded plastic or fiberglass chairs from the early 1950s and the famous Lounge Chair and Ottoman from 1956. Sturdy, comfortable and elegant office furniture was created in the 1960s, as well as seating designed for Dulles and O`Hare Airports. This Tandem Sling Seating is still in use in airports around the world today.
The Eames Lounge Chair is one of the most widely recognized and imitated furniture designs ever created! Eames wanted to build a simple and practical lounge chair with "the warm receptive look of a well used first baseman`s mitt." Well...he created a timeless classic. Considered one of the most significant and widely recognized furniture designs of the 20th century, the Eames lounge chair and ottoman set an enduring standard for comfort and elegance. The rich veneer and supple leather suggest old-fashioned luxury translated into modern forms. This treasured collector`s item would make a wonderful accent to any home or office.
Seat Height> 12.5"
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