Charles & Ray Eames - Lounge Chair & Ottoman, model 670 & 671 - Vitra under licence from Herman Miller, 1968

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Artist

Charles Eames (1907 Saint Louis, USA - 1978 Los Angeles, USA) and his wife Ray Eames - Kaiser (1912 Sacramento, USA - 1988 Los Angeles, USA) hardly need much introduction. They are arguable the most well known 20th century designers, most famous for their oeuvre of furniture designs.

Their names are very much accociated with the Good Design movement, an artistic movement or design concept that originated in the 1930s, but took form principally in the United States immediately after the Second World War.

Many of their designs have now reached iconic status, among those the most recognised are the Lounge Chair & Ottoman, designed in 1956.

Museums all over the world have included their work in their collections: MoMa, New York City, British Museum, Design Museum, Helsinki, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam etc.

Description

A beautiful original vintage set of a Brazilian Rosewood veneered Loungechair with black aniline leather, down filled cushions and a Brazilian Rosewood veneered Ottoman also with aniline leather and down filled cushion.

Both the chair and Ottoman are mounted on a lackered aluminium starshaped base. Five feet for the Lounge Chair and four for the Ottoman.

This set only had one previous owner, who bought it in 1968 in The Netherlands. You can tell by the base and sliders that it is indeed a set made for the European market by Vitra under licence from Herman Miller.

The set has been recently lovingly restored by a specialist and ready for at least another 50 years.

Due to CITES regulations we are unfortunately unable to ship these items outside of the European Union.

 

Price including VAT: Sold

Marked

Herman Miller Collection Labels underneath the shells

Execution

Vitra under licence from Herman Miller

2nd generation Lounge Chair & Ottoman, 1968

 

Condition

Very good all original vintage condition. Matching set. 

2 very small tears in the leather has been restored

1 missing button has been replaced.

Small restoration on the verneer of the Ottoman.

Some scratches on the bases and wear due to age.

Literature

Martin Eidelberg (ed.) The Eames Lounge Chair. An Icon of Modern Design.

Dimensions

Lounge Chair (670)

H. 78 cm

W. 84.5 cm

D. 92 cm

Seating height: 41 cm

Ottoman (671)

H. 43 cm

W. 64,5 cm

D. 55,5 cm

Seating Height: 40,5 cm

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