January 26, 2019 09:00 AM EST Asheville, North Carolina


Set Six White Eames Eiffel Dining Chairs

American, circa 2001, designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, polypropylene shell, chrome support, plastic feet, marked "Eames Plastic Chair/Design/Charles and Ray Eames/vitra./Eames", with quality control labels, 31-1/2 in.


Charles and Ray Eames believed that “design is a method of action,” and they continually updated their work as new materials became available. Their Molded Plastic chairs were originally designed in metal and entered as a prototype in MoMA’s 1948 International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design. They then changed the material to fiberglass in 1950, and today the chairs are made of recyclable polypropylene. Charles was dissatisfied with the fiberglass, and it wasn’t until after his death that the matte finish he desired was achieved, thanks to advances in materials. “The chair that Charles and Ray were designing,” explains grandson Eames Demetrios, “is the chair that’s made tomorrow.” The deep seat pocket and waterfall seat edge keep you comfortable by reducing pressure on the backs of thighs.


overall good condition with typical abrasions, marks at shells consistent with age and use, light pitting, areas of corrosion at supports

Estimate: $500 - $700
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