Photos show Before and After of this Collectable Eames Lounge Chair.
This is a collector's item a late -1950's Eames Lounge Chair with the rare three screws under the arms (670/671) in Rosewood and Black Leather with Ottoman for Herman Miller. This chair was designed to be a refuge from the strains of modern living. This is a vintage chair dating back to the early 1960s. We can't pinpoint the exact production date but it has all the hallmarks of an early vintage chair: round silver cushion clips on the inside of the chair, down cushions, early black Herman Miller medallion. 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. The iconic Eames chair is three curved plywood shells: a headrest, backrest, and seat. Two metal spines 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 come out of Herman Miller factory). This particular chair will need new leather upholstery and will be replaced with the highest quality Patinated Italian leather and filled with down feathers just as all the earlier Eames chairs had. Or take this opportunity to customize the color if you desire. We have a large selection of fine Italian leather in a variety of colors. Let us know what color you would like or we can keep it classic black just as Charles Eames specified.
All 4 shock mounts will be inspected to ensure they are in good working order and replaced if needed, to ensure the chair will last and be in excellent working order. When we restore Eames chairs, it's our goal to keep the vintage look while ensuring it will function as intended.
Dimensions: Total Height 32 " Seat Height 15" Width 32.75"