Grey Fabric Herman Miller Vintage Original Eames EA115 Ribbed Lounge Alu Chairs
A perfect pair of Original Herman Miller Ribbed Office Chairs on 5-star contract bases and finished in, a slightly unusual, grey fabric make for great indoor, or outdoor, chairs. It is a little strange to think that this style of chair began, at its conception, as both an indoor and outdoor chair. Ray and Charles were approached by Eero Saarinen to design the aluminum group to be used both indoors and outdoors and the first editions were finished in mesh to allow this durability but the Eames’s quickly changed this to, the more popular leather, and to this soft fabric finish.
These fabric versions make for great office or living chairs, being molded to the bodies form from the revolutionary back-rest design which is made from an aluminum ‘ribbed’ design with the fabric/leather/mesh being stretched over it. This gives them a ‘leisure chair’ feel which means you can relax either in the office or at home. The success of this design has meant there has been little change to the construction of office chairs in general and also in regards to Eames’s own chair.
These slightly later versions are notable due to their being made from fabric and being on a 5-star contract base.
For their age, these are in very good condition. Some gentle cleaning of the aluminum will help bring them back to their former glory, but the metal is unpitied and the chairs still have their original feet.
The aluminum range have always retained a good value, mainly helped by their original, high, starting price. These particular examples are in very good condition which should help maintain that steady increase.
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