Calico Ash Pair (2) Herman Miller Original Eames LCM Lounge Chairs
A matching pair of original calico ash versions of the iconic Eames and Herman Miller LCM chair, these pieces are beautiful examples of the Eames lounge plywood chair with modern tubular frame. A popular design, these, along with the dining chair, have never ceased production since their introduction in the late 1940s.
Charles and Ray launched the all wood version of the chair in New York where they caught the eye of George Nelson himself who subsequently drafted them into Herman Millers’ employ. The earlier variants began with the LCW and then came the introduction of the DCW, but as time passed, the Eames’s introduced the metal base and gradually made small changes to the molded shape of the plywood seat to maintain its modern look as the fashion trends changed.
The nature of this chair makes it perfect for any home or reception environment. Whilst originally designed more with the ‘Lounge’ aspect in mind, this chair could easily work as a stylish office reception chair. The versatility of this design coupled with its modern look makes it easy to understand why this is such a popular chair.
The dark patina to the wood reflects these chairs age, but really make these iconic pieces stand out and will really help to make them a talking point no matter where you wish to place them.
The bases do show natural signs of age but are in very good condition otherwise and still have all of their original feet.
The chairs date back to the mid-late 80s; the black Herman Miller label confirms this and their originality.
The plywood Eames chairs are a much sought-after piece of history. Investment value varies dependent upon age and the all wood chairs are the chairs, unsurprisingly, are the version that most increase over time. These chairs, finished in a great mid-tone wood will prove to be good investment pieces.
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