1956-57 Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman in Rosewood and Black Leather


*Pictures and video shows before and after* 

We did an oil finish on all shells, down feathers replaced, and polished bases and struts. This 1956 Eames Lounge Chair with the rare three screws under the arms and ottoman boot glides (670/671) in Rosewood and Black Leather for Herman Miller.


Designed to be a refuge from the strains of modern living. This vintage chair dates back to the first year of production. This chair has all the hallmarks of an early vintage chair: round silver cushion clips on the inside of the chair, down cushions, early white Herman Miller medallion, three screws in the arms, and boot glides on the ottoman. Treat yourself and enjoy one of the most iconic chairs of the modern era.

According to Charles Eames, this chair was designed to emit the “warm receptive look of a well-used first baseman’s mitt. It was designed as a special refuge from the strains of modern living. The iconic Eames chair is three curved plywood shells: a headrest, backrest, and seat. Two metal spines are set on spacers supporting the reclined rosewood-veneered back and sumptuous leather cushions (designed by Alexander Girard). “ * In 1961, Playboy sang the chair’s praises by saying the Eames Lounge Chair and ottoman “sank the sitter into a voluptuous luxury that few mortals since Nero have known”. Give this chair a try and you will understand why so many hail it as the world’s most comfortable chair. A piece of history and luxury, an icon of design. 

* 100 Mid Century Chairs and their stories by Lucy Ryder Richardson 

Please contact us to discuss how to customize restoration: (Example: lacquer/hand rubbed oil finish, patinated metal bases or polished mirror finish (just as it would have been out of Herman Miller factory). This particular chair has beautiful leather upholstery and we intend on refreshing the down feathers. When you buy an Eames lounge chair from Hobbs Modern all four shock mounts will be inspected to ensure they are in good working order and replace if needed to ensure the chair will last and be in excellent working order. It is always our goal to keep the vintage look while ensuring the chair will function as intended. 

Dimensions: Total Height 32 " Seat Height 15" Width 32.75"