(4) Vintage Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Group Chairs

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Herman Miller
 
Charles and Ray Eames

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.
  Aluminum Group chairs were originally developed in 1958 as a special project by Ray Eames for a private residence being designed by Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard
Continuous Seat-Back with Dark Red/Cranberry colored upholstery
Ribbed at 1 7/8-inch Intervals for a Clean, Refined Appearance
Cast-Aluminum Side Ribs
4- Star Cast-Aluminum Base
PVC Coated Aluminum Arms

This Ad is for 4 Chairs
 
22.75″ Width x 22.5″ Depth x 33″ Height
Seat Height: 17.25″
 
Very Good Vintage
Original Upholstery. Age appropriate wear.
 
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