eames wire chair with bikini pad

eames wire chair with bikini pad

eames wire chair with bikini pad

Design Charles & Ray Eames®, 1951
chromed metal seat & legs, leather pad
Made by Herman Miller®

"Who would say that pleasure is not useful?" -Charles Eames

In 1951, Charles and Ray Eames met the challenge of making a reasonably priced, quality chair that was light yet strong. Their solution - the Eames wire chair. It featured a sculpted look, comfort, and practicality which made It an immediate hit. Today's versions remain true to the original design, materials, and detailing.

They made the rim of the chair a lighter-gauge wire and doubled it for stability to achieve strength requirements, an organic shape, and cost restraints. This advance won them the first American mechanical patent for design.

With a grand sense of adventure, Charles and Ray Eames turned their curiosity and boundless enthusiasm into creations that established them as a truly great husband-and-wife design team. Their unique synergy led to a whole new look in furniture. Lean and modern. Playful and functional. Sleek, sophisticated, and beautifully simple. That was and is the "Eames look."

The airy silhouette of the wire chair is achieved by wires, cross-woven and positioned on a bent-wire, welded chrome base, also called the 'Eiffel Tower' base. The chair's organic shape fits the contours of the body making the wire chair a perfect choice for residences and workplaces alike. Also available with a one-piece leather seat pad or standard wire seat and back. Leather bikini-pad is available in your choice of colors.

19" w | 21.25" d | 32.75" h | seat: 18.5" h

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Eames

Husband and wife team Charles (1907-1978) and Ray (1912-1988) Eames played a major role in the world of modern architecture and furniture, as well as working in industrial and graphic design, fine art, and film. Charles completed two years of study at Washington University in St. Louis. With his design and life partner Ray, he designed prize-winning furniture that expanded upon the wood molding techniques of Alvar Aalto. Ray-Bernice Alexandra Kaiser Eames began as an abstract expressionist painter, having graduated from Bennett Women’s College in Millbrook, NY and later studying under Hans Hoffman while living in New York City. She co-founded the American Abstract Artists and has a painting in the Whitney museum’s permanent collection.
Herman Miller was a West Michigan businessman who helped his son-in-law, D.J. De Pree, buy the Michigan Star Furniture Company in 1923. De Pree had been working at the company, which opened in 1905, since he was hired in 1909 as a clerk. De Pree knew his father-in-law was a man of integrity, so he decided to rename the company after him. By the middle of the 20th century, the name Herman Miller had become synonymous with “modern” furniture. Working with legendary designers George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames, the company produced pieces that would become classics of industrial design.
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