Black Herman Miller Vintage 1st Edition Eames LKX Wire Side Chair
An excellent vintage 1st edition Eames LKX wire chair for Herman Miller on its original low black base, the perfect example of their coveted wire version of the fiberglass chair. The thick wires finished in black is a classic look which means the chair works seamlessly with any design style.
The wire version of the iconic shell chair was released in the late 50s, creating a nice trio of available finishes of chairs – plywood (DCW, LCW), fiberglass and metal – for customers. The introduction of upholstery options for the fiberglass and for the wire chairs meant personalization could be achieved. The earliest upholstered options were designed as ‘slip-on’ covers, enabling the customer to change the colour they wanted when they chose – but were finished with leather edges rather than the later rubber edging which is more commonly known.
The wire frame construction is in good vintage condition. It has aged well but some signs of use and age are evident.
As the leisure version of this iconic chair, it sits at roughly 41.0cm high.
The Eames wire chair is just as coveted as the fiberglass shell chairs, being of the same family. Vintage versions with their original upholstery can really command a high investment value. This version being a great example of an original 1st edition LKX chair on its original low ‘X’ base should be a very good investment piece.
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