Design Charles and Ray Eames
670/671 (Lounge and Ottoman)
Vintage Original, Dated 1978
manufactured by Herman Miller®
Lounge: 32.75" w | 32.75" d | 32" h | seat: 15" h
Ottoman: 21.5" w | 21.5" d | 17.25" h
Vintage Eames Lounge and Ottoman. The Eames lounge chair and ottoman is the culmination of Charles and Ray Eames' efforts to create comfortable and handsome lounge seating by using production techniques that combine technology and handcraftsmanship. Its heritage goes back to the molded plywood chairs pioneered by the Eameses in the 1940s. The Eames lounge chair and ottoman are considered among the most significant and collectible furniture designs of the 20th century and are part of the permanent collection of New York's Museum of Modern Art.
Charles Eames said his goal for the chair was the "warm, receptive look of a well-used first baseman's mitt." Every one is a special refuge from the strains of modern living.
The first lounge chair and ottoman, produced in 1956, was a birthday gift for friend Billy Wilder, the Academy Award-winning film director, and it made its public debut on Arlene Francis' Home show, which later became the Today show.
This particular example is in pristine condition, almost as if it just came out of the showroom in 1978. The lounge and ottoman are matched and featured in beautful oiled rosewood and supple black leather. All of the molded rosewood pieces are original, matched, and free of damage. The leather and upholstery is in like-new condition, original, plush, and comfortable. The swivel mechanism is smooth, and without wobbles. Overall this is the most pristine example we have seen in our eight years of collecting, restoring, and reselling.
United States: Flat rate
Canada: $470 per chair and ottoman pair
Europe, Asia-Pacific, Americas: $550 per chair and ottoman pair
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