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eames wire chair with 4 leg base

by Eames ® from Herman Miller ®

eames wire chair with 4 leg base

Design Charles & Ray Eames®, 1951
Cross-woven wires, metal
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 4-leg base. The chair's organic shape fits the contours of the body making the wire chair a perfect choice for residences and workplaces alike. Optional seat pad adds some extra cushioning to the woven wire form of the chair adding a layer of comfort to the iconic silhouette.

18.75" w | 21.5" d | 31.75" h | seat: 17.5" h

$750.00 + free shipping
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Eames

The primary need of the human being was an essential component of every design for Eames. They believed a design to be successful when it catered to how people are similar to one another instead of addressing idiosyncrasies, benefitting the greatest number of people.
Herman Miller is synonymous with “modern” furniture. Creative director George Nelson recruited contemporaries Charles & Ray Eames, Alexander Girard and Noguchi to create a legendary furniture collection.

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