Vintage original Charles Eames for Herman Miller LAX Armchairs in Elephant Grey on original black powder coated metal lounge H base.
The Eames’ first used fibreglass cloth and plastic resin material as screens in their Case Study House of 1949. They worked with Zenith Plastics, a specialist firm to develop a plastic version of a design for stamped metal chair. The first models were exhibited in the 1950 MOMA exhibition Low Cost Furniture Design. The tooling and engineering costs were extremely high, and chairs were hand-made. The early examples were reinforced through an embedded rope edge to the seat.
Through conviction and with further development of the production processes a highly versatile, low cost armchair shell was achieved. This new design offered high comfort levels and durability without the need for upholstery. The use of rubber mounts beneath the chairs provided a discrete fixing and flexibility for a host of base options to be combined with the fibreglass seat.
After the first year of production Herman Miller took over the manufacture of fibreglass shells from Zenith Plastics.
The chair offered is an early example with rope edge and large shock mounts. The colour is documented as ‘Elephant Grey’ and base is made from solid steel rod, with original glides. The chair was purchased in USA.
Dimensions: (63w x 71d x 40/67h ) cm
Pair of chairs, very original. Never been touched up in any way. We have owned over 35-6 years.
On one chair, as seen in photo, two of the black legs have some paint scratched off...and one small mark on back/underside.
One chair, rubber mounting points, some rubber flaking on outer edges of mounts.
These chairs in very good totally original condition.
Info label on underside of both chairs.
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