Originally designed in 1946, the molded plywood chair established a long and successful relationship between Herman Miller and Charles & Ray Eames. With the formation and release of the Herman Miller Collection last year, Herman Miller has taken an elegant classic and updated it for 2013.
The most notable addition to the molded plywood chairs is seen in the upholstered seat and back option. With 6 different wood veneers, 3 leg options and 22 fabric and leather options, this chair is available in over 5000 configurations!
Our showroom floor model is an upholstered Lounge Chair with wood legs. The frame and legs are walnut and the seat and back is upholstered in Divina Melange ’931′.
At Vastu, we don’t like being limited in our choices. It’s why we strive to find manufacturers and products that give you a wide range of personalization options. An option we get asked about often is leather.
Whether you’re creating a custom sofa or headboard or specifying a lounge chair, we carry and represent some of the best and highest quality leathers in the industry. Leather is one of those durable upholstery options that only gets better with time…if it’s done right.
For our custom upholstered pieces from Steven Anthony we provide you with several different leather styles with varying textures and colorways.
Ordering products from Knoll opens up the collection of Spinneybeck leathers which contains hundreds of different options from sealed leathers to sueded varieties. Spinneybeck began as a Canadian company from Ontario that later moved its headquarters to New York state and continues to be a North American leader and supplier of upholstery leather.
**Fun Fact: ”Spinney,” the Old English word for woods, represents tannin, the ancient ingredient derived from wood bark, still used in leathermaking. “Beck,” the Viking word for brook, or stream, is the water component of leathermaking. Beck was given to the English language by the Vikings who overran the British Isles centuries ago.**
Companies like Herman Miller rely on their own private label leathers, as well as those from well-known leather manufacturer Edelman Leather. Edelman, with showrooms all over the US and representatives around the world, specializes in custom coloring, hand finishes and their line consists of more than 750 color ways and over 75 different types of leathers, all of which are GREENGUARD indoor air quality certified.
And last but not least, we have leathers from Cortina Leathers. Family-owned by a mother/daughter team, Cortina imports fine Italian leathers for the architectural, interior design and commercial markets in the Americas and all over the world. With over 50 different styles, Cortina produces high-quality and even has extensive custom capabilities that range from simple custom color to complex leathers involving multiple processes, including embossments, transfer prints, laser cutting and tipping.
Whether you’re looking for pieces for Living & Lounge, Dining & Meeting, Working & Storage or even Outdoor Herman Miller (and the Herman Miller Collection) has something for everyone.
During the last days of the sale we’re open Saturday, 11am-7pm | Sunday, 12pm-5pm | Monday 11am-7pm.
Designed in the mid-1950s by George Nelson, the Nelson Pedestal Stool is the perfect example of elegant versatility. With a beautiful sculptural base and upholstered seat, this small (it’s only 15″ diameter and 19.5″ high) yet functional stool work well in casual living spaces where you may need multiple seats as well as smaller spaces such as foyers or walk-in closets.
With four base finishes and a large selection of upholstery options, you can customize this stool to match your personality and design aesthetic.
One of the more popular “lines” from the Herman Miller Collection is Ray and Charles Eames’s Molded Plywood Chairs. They come with a great story of creativity, innovation and what great teamwork can really bring to the world of furniture design. Well, Herman Miller has taken their beautiful designs and updated them with the option of upholstery.
That’s right, starting on November 5th as part of the Herman Miller Collection you could and can order the Molded Plywood Dining Chairs and the Molded Plywood Lounge Chairs with an upholstered seat and back. They’ve started with a varied offering of upholstery that give you even more personalization options (on top of wood veneer choices, and leg options).
All configurations of the Eames Molded Plywood Chairs are included in the Herman Miller Holiday Sale and qualify for 15% off through December 10th, 2012.
Click the image above to see the fantastic Herman Miller products you can order with a 15% discount, November 19th through December 10th!
On top of the 15% off, Herman Miller orders being delivered to the DC Metro Area that total over $500 qualify for FREE in-home white glove delivery!
1829 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Just last week Herman Miller introduced The Herman Miller Collection and, luckily for you, the pieces contained within this collection are all part of the Herman Miller Holiday Sale starting November 19th.
But what is The Herman Miller Collection?
“Drawing on George Nelson’s timeless vision of the ‘continuing creation of a permanent collection designed to meet fully the requirements for modern living,’ we introduce the Herman Miller Collection. This comprehensive portfolio offers a breadth and depth of products to furnish complete environments in a variety of settings, both elegant and casual, across a range of prices.
Each piece is considered in relation to the whole–the rooms where it will be used and the people who will use it. Living and Lounge offerings welcome rest as well as work. Meeting and Dining pieces navigate the moments when we gather around a table to share food or ideas. Working and Storage solutions address the technology and flexibility needed to achieve work goals now. Outdoor furnishings prepped to withstand the elements and crafted using the same design philosophy allow work and play to effortlessly move beyond the indoors.
Within the Collection, you’ll find updated archival pieces, furnishings from partners who share our values, and new designs from today’s top talent–a bridge between Herman Miller’s past, present, and future. Seen together, in every type of environment, you realize they speak the same language, and are built from the same set of timeless design principles that have always guided Herman Miller. Problems are solved together. Beauty, then, naturally follows.”
(Introduction, HermanMiller Collection Brochure)
Lounge chairs, dining chairs, sofas, occasional tables, desks, stools, dining tables, storage pieces, outdoor furniture…the Herman Miller Collection has it all! As we get closer to the start of the Holiday Sale, we’ll share some of the new and exciting products to come out of the Collection!
Starting November 19h, (that’s one week!) Vastu is hosting the 2012 Herman Miller Holiday Sale. This is your chance to take 15% off all new orders of Herman Miller seating, desks, storage systems, dining tables, coffee and side tables and outdoor furniture. Vastu also includes Free in-home white glove delivery for orders over $500 being delivered to the DC Metro Area.
Along with and including the collection of Herman Miller Small & Medium Business solutions, this sale really has something for everyone.
What: Herman Miller Holiday Sale – 15% All New Orders
When: November 19th – December 10th
1829 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Once a year, Herman Miller gives you the chance to own a special, limited edition piece inspired by their extensive design history.
“Unlike some collectibles, our Select releases are meant to be enjoyed. Each is as fun to use as it is to look at. Each is original and authentic. A short production run means quantities sell out fast.”
Last year, the Herman Miller Select piece was the Nelson Tray and Nelson Tray Table.
Available in three of Ray’s favorite colors (cobalt blue, yellow-gold and red-orange) the Select Eames Wire Base Low Table is extremely stylish while staying practical and immensely versatile.
It can be used individually or stacked as a side table or even grouped with others to form a coffee table. And in three bold hues, it gives you the opportunity to throw an unexpected pop of color where you might not necessarily already have it.
The Eames Wire Base Low Table is only available until March 31, 2013 (or until supplies last)!
If you’ve been thinking about that perfect Herman Miller piece to bring into your home, today is the last day to do it for 15% off.
That’s right, we’ve come to the end of the semi-annual Herman Miller Sale and we would like to give a big thanks to everyone who’s already stopped by and taken advantage of the savings here at Vastu. As this was a national sale, with prices set the same no matter where you go, we really appreciate the way our customers chose to support a local and independently owned store in our neighborhood instead of ordering something online or buying it from a big-box retailer.
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(And if you still would like to participate in the sale you have about 6 hours to place your order in store or over the phone!)