Charles & Ray Eames EA 124 Aluminium Chair By Herman Miller USA Circa 1960
Mid 20th century Charles & Ray Eames EA 124 Aluminium group chair by Herman Miller USA finished in original dark grey faux leather upholstery circa 1960, The chair is equipped with an adjustable rocker system to the back seat. The frame is made of aluminium and the upholstery is covered with the original dark-grey faux leather.
The EA 124 Aluminium Chair is one of the greatest furniture designs of the 20th century. The Aluminium Chair stands out for its intelligent combination of materials. The covers are attached inside the aluminium profile sections and simply stretched over the frame, transforming them from mere coverings to a load-bearing part of the structure, the lounge chair with high backrest, upholstered with high-frequency welded horizontal ribbing, It adapts to fit the body snugly and delivers great comfort, even without extensive upholstery.
Charles & Ray Eames
From 1941 to 1943, Charles and Ray Eames designed and developed stretchers and leg splints made of moulded plywood, and in 1946 they exhibited their experimental moulded plywood furniture at the New York Museum of Modern Art. The Herman Miller Company in Zeeland, Michigan, subsequently began to produce the Eameses' furniture designs. Charles and Ray participated in the 1948 'Low-Cost Furniture' competition at MoMA, and they built the Eames House in 1949 as their own private residence. Around 1955 they began to focus more on their extensive work as photographers and filmmakers, and in 1964 Charles received an honorary doctoral degree from the Pratt Institute in New York.
The Eames Office designed the IBM Pavilion for the 1964-65 World's Fair in New York, and the year 1969 offered the opportunity to participate in the exhibition 'Qu'est-ce que le design?' at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. In 1970-71, Charles was appointed as the Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard University. MoMA again presented an exhibition of the Eameses' work, entitled 'Furniture by Charles Eames', in 1973. Charles Eames died in St. Louis in 1978; Ray's death followed in 1988.
Condition: offered in excellent original condition, the seat covering is in very good condition with no tears or rips, there are no repairs, wonderful aged patina.
Height: 39” inches / 99cm
Width: 25” inches / 63.5cm
Depth: 29.5” inches / 75cm
Seat Height: 14.5” inches / 37cm
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