Artist:Charles EamesRay Eames (Bernice Alexandra Kaiser)Herman Miller, Inc.
Medium: Rosewood, leather, aluminum
Dates:designed 1956; manufactured mid-1960s
Dimensions: 32 1/2 x 33 x 35 in. (82.6 x 83.8 x 88.9 cm)
Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Accession Number: 84.65.1
Catalogue Description: Armchair of molded rosewood plywood with cushions upholstered in black leather and filled with foam, down, and feathers; standing on black and polished aluminum base. Headrest, backrest, armrests, and seat are all separate sections made with a rectangular piece of molded plywood with curved corners, covered with a fitted cushion, and then joined together. There is a space between the headrest and backrest sections and they are attached with two bars at back; they both curve inward at sides to hug human body. Seat curves up at sides and has a rounded extension along each side edge that supports the armrests; armrests are bent outward into a roughly 90 degree angle with the vertical side attached to the side of the seat. All of the cushions are piped around their seams at edges; the cushions of the headrest, backrest, and seat each have two upholstered buttons, placed symmetrically off the center line and aligned between sections. Chair stands on pedestal composed of short cylindrical member leading to a 5-pronged base; pedestal attached to bottom of seat with metal plate; each prong of base has disk foot. En suite with ottoman 84.65.2. CONDITION: Fair; all sections show use and some scratches and stains. Wood appears to have been lightened, possibly due to fading, or more likely, cleaning.