Black & Cherry Herman Miller Original Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman
A great example of an original Herman Miller Eames lounge chair and ottoman finished in sumptuous black leather and deep red cherry wood, perfect. The stark black of the well-worn leather is wrapped in the beautiful cherry wood which has aged well creating a truly classic looking chair.
Cherry became an excellent alternative to rosewood, creating the same textured look and adding a splash of colour with the natural red of the wood. Herman Miller have continued to use this today, matching it with more unique leather colours – see our grey lounge chair and ottoman – to create a slightly more modern take on the iconic classic.
This lounge chair and ottoman have been well loved and used. The leather has faded slightly and does show some signs of its age with some slight scratches – one in particular across the left arm when sat in, but a wipe with some leather cream should help lessen appearance – and dints but has become sublimely supple, reaching the perfect ‘worn in’ point. The metal backrest brackets have a few dints in them, but this adds to its character and age. Price does reflect these.
The black label indicates this lounge chair and ottoman was produced between 1971 and 1991.
The Eames lounge chair and ottoman set was produced as a luxurious chair and was sold as such, however, its famed build quality and superior materials has meant they have become excellent investment pieces. This chair has been well used and well loved; it is fully intact but does show its long life. It should be a good investment piece still, however.
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