Green Herman Miller Vintage Eames White La Fonda Arm Chair
A fantastic version of the La Fonda chair, this white shell, green naugahyde from Eames and Herman Miller truly captures the essence of La Fonda. This graceful chair was commissioned for the La Fonda restaurant after Alexander Girard was hired to refurbish it. Girard commissioned the Eames’s to produce a special series of their fiber shell chairs with lower backs and arms to ensure they would not protrude higher than the table they were serving. Thus in 1960, the La Fonda series was born.
The shells were available much like the standard fiberglass shells, in an arm or side variant, either in their standard fiberglass finish or with an upholstered option in either naugahyde vinyl, such as this example, or fabric. The original naugahyde finish on this particular shell is in a fetching dark green which really compliments the white of the shell.
This particular example of the iconic chair is in good vintage condition. The green naugahyde is in good condition with no cuts or tears. The shell, too, is in good vintage condition.
The original base is still in perfect working order.
The ‘S’ within the circle logo on the underside of the shell indicates it originates from Herman Millers Summit Plastics factory.
The La Fonda series is a unique piece which has always retained strong interest due to its design heritage and rarity. With this example being in such good condition you should expect to see this chair continuing to gain interest. This piece still has its original upholstery and so should be a good investment piece.
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