In 1956, husband and wife Charles and Ray Eames designed one of the most iconic sets of furniture from the 20th century: the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman. Working for the Herman Miller furniture company, the duo spent many years designing the luxury piece which combined traditional and modern elements, whilst providing both comfort and style. The divided sections of the chair provide support for the head, back, arms and upper legs, whilst the ottoman creates a resting place for the lower legs and feet. For almost 40 years, the shell of the set was crafted from plywood with a veneer of Brazilian rosewood; since the 1990s, the Brazilian rosewood finish has been replaced by cherry, walnut and other wooden materials. Today, one of the earlies Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman sets is on display in the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Charles and Ray Eames are among the most important American designers of the 20th century, known for their groundbreaking contributions to architecture, industrial design and manufacturing, the photographic arts, and furniture designer, including their molded plywood chair which was dubbed "chair of the century."
From a Philadelphia PA estate. Dimensions: 33" x 32" x 32" h Ott 26" x 22" 16"h Condition: Scuffs and scratches on the back of the chair, button missing on the seat, some wear to the leather on the seat and ottoman. Leather is subtle. Dimensions:, Condition:, From a Philadelphia PA estate. Dimensions: 33" x 32" x 32" h Ott 26" x 22" 16"h Condition: Scuffs and scratches on the back of the chair, button missing on the seat, some wear to the leather on the seat and ottoman. Leather is subtle. Est:
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