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′.
We’re a week away from an exciting event that we love to be a part of each summer! Next Friday, June 1st, marks the beginning of the Herman Miller Summer Sale and your chance to take 15% off great classics from design masters like Ray & Charles Eames, Isamu Noguchi, George Nelson as well as famous Italian designs from Magis.
The sale runs June 11th. Pre-orders are being accepted now.
15% Off – The Herman Miller Summer Sale
June 1 – June 11, 2012
1829 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 2009
Green is an awesome color! It’s one of my personal favorites and I love to see it when the Vastu designers use it in their projects. For anybody else who loves the color, then St. Patrick’s Day is pretty much a day to color-overdose on it. Here are some great products you can use to keep the luck of the Irish in your home year-round!
- Eames Molded Plastic Armchair with Dowel Base in Lime Green
- Agatha Pendant Light in Verde
- Case Study Chair in Resort ‘Celery’
- Child’s Suzanne Lounge Collection in Ultrasuede ‘Kiwi’
- X3 Chair in Lime
- Georgie Boy Rug in Color GG21
- Patina Bench in Sensuede ‘Pear’
It is a fabulous and sunny 80 degrees here in DC and the only thing we can think about is being outside. Whether we were getting lunch, a coffee or just soaking up the Vitamin D the beautiful weather has made us all the more excited for a few new products available from Herman Miller.
It’s the Eames(R) Aluminum Group for Outdoors!
If you’ve done anything on Google within the past several hours, you’ll have noticed today’s doodle for this holiday that ranges from a general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political and social achievements.
We’re big fans of equality in all its forms so International Women’s Day is right up our alley, especially when you think about all the great female designer’s that have contributed to the furniture, interior design and architectural industries. Here’s just a few… Read more
There was a time when investors actively sought out fine French furniture and collected it as a form of investing. In the late 1990′s, the attention switched from gaudy French furniture to the sleek and cool stylings of mid-century masters like Ray and Charles Eames, Harry Bertoia and descendants of the European Bauhaus movement. This was mainly because of the internet boom that these years saw, but also because this boom increased the wealth of much-younger investors who wanted something more streamlined and less stuffy.
As an article from CNBC titled Sitting on a Small Fortune states, these people weren’t “interested in filling their Silicon Valley mansions with museum pieces; these inventors of the future wanted a look that that leaned forward.”
It raises a good point that people should take into consideration when buying pieces like an Eames Lounge Chair or a Saarinen Table and face sticker shock, you’re not just buying a chair or a table at that point. You are taking your hard-earned money and really investing it in something that has value and can even be passed down like a family heirloom. The key is to do your research and always make sure you’re buying an authorized and authentic product.
(By the way, if you are looking to do some “alternative investing” don’t forget that this is the last weekend of the Herman Miller Holiday Sale!)
From the manufacturer that Fast Company included in its list of Thirty Companies That Get It for “furniture that inspires and solves problems”, Herman Miller will be offering 15% off from November 23rd to December 11th.
Been eyeing the Eames(R) Lounge Chair and Ottoman in its new white ash finish? Then this holiday sale is definitely the time to get them!
What’s better than a documentary about design? How about a documentary about famous designers Ray and Charles Eames?
If that got you a little excited then you’re in luck because First Run Features has released, and is now showing, Eames: The Architect and the Painter.
From First Run Features:
“The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames are widely regarded as America’s most important designers. Perhaps best remembered for their mid-century plywood and fiberglass furniture, the Eames Office also created a mind-bending variety of other products, from splints for wounded military during World War II, to photography, interiors, multi-media exhibits, graphics, games, films and toys. But their personal lives and influence on significant events in American life – from the development of modernism, to the rise of the computer age – has been less widely understood. Narrated by James Franco, Eames: The Architect and the Painter is the first film dedicated to these creative geniuses and their work.”
Check out a trailer to the movie.
For those of you living here in DC, the documentary won’t premiere until February 12, 2012 at the National Gallery of Art. A full listing of release dates and cities can be found here.
Enter the Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair. With a wooden dowel base and white seat, they added a dual cherry red stripe up the middle of the chair with an off-white center.
On the back of the chair, you’ll find the Swiss brand’s nameplate in gold. So you have the classic stylings of the Eames Molded Plastic Chair with the iconic Bally stripe.
Happy Birthday Bally!
Have you moved recently? What better way to let your friends and family know by way of these charming postcards made by Etsy seller SweetPerversion. Featuring a hand-drawn silhuoette of the Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chair on a simple card, these postcards will get the message across of your “new digs” while hinting at your love of mid-century modern classics.