Lounge chair with ottoman, Charles & Ray Eames, Herman Miller.
Charles & Ray Eames had a major influence on the design history of the 20th century, they opened the path to mass production.
The Eameses wanted their Lounge Chair and Ottoman to have the “warm receptive look of a well-used first baseman’s mitt.” The armchair became quickly a symbol of comfort and a mid century design icon.
The lounge chair with ottoman was produced by Herman Miller in 1978 (date stamped on the tag). It is the desirable version with black leather and brazilian rosewood that is today no longer in production. The veneer of the exemplary available shows an impressive grain. Both chair and ottoman retain their original Herman Miller tag.
Brazilian rosewood-faced moulded plywood seat shells with foam filled black leather-covered cushions, cast aluminium base. With manufacturer’s tag.
In very good condition with beautiful patina on the leather. The leather on the ottoman shows some professionally repaired tears, visible on a closer look but the leather remains sound and supple.