Charles & Ray Eames Vintage Swivel Bar Stool For Herman Miller, 60s


Designer: Charles & Ray Eames

Producer: Herman Miller

Model: Swivel Bar Stool, Architect Chair

Period: 60s

Materials: Fiberglass, Leather, Metal

Color: Creme, Black, Silver

Measurements: Seat height lowest position 75 cm, Sitting height highest position 80 cm. Width 46 cm, Depth 55 cm, Height 113 cm

Condition: Good, Signs Of Wear Come With Age

Charles & Ray Eames Vintage Swivel Bar Stool For Herman Miller, 60s

SKU: 20264
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  • Charles Ormond Eames, Jr. (1907–1978) and Bernice Alexandra "Ray" Kaiser Eames (1912–1988) were an American married couple of industrial designers who made significant historical contributions to the development of modern architecture and furniture through the work of the Eames Office. They also worked in the fields of industrial and graphic design, fine art, and film. Charles was the public face of the Eames Office, but Ray and Charles worked together as creative partners and employed a diverse creative staff. Among their most recognized designs is the Eames Lounge Chair and the Eames Dining Chair.

    Charles Eames and Ray Kaiser met at Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1940. Charles arrived at the school on an industrial design fellowship as recommended by Eliel Saarinen, but soon became an instructor. Ray enrolled in various courses to expand upon her previous education in abstract painting in New York City under the guidance of Hans Hofmann. Charles entered into a furniture competition—with his “best friend” Eero Saarinen—hosted by the Museum of Modern Art. Eames and Saarinen’s goal was to mold a single piece of plywood into a chair; the Organic Chair was born out of this attempt. The chair won first prize, but its form was unable to be successfully mass produced. Eames and Saarinen considered it a failure, as the tooling for molding a chair from a single piece of wood had not yet been invented. Ray stepped in to help with the graphic design for their entry.

    Shortly after, Charles and Ray were married (June 17, 1941) in Chicago. Their honeymoon was a road trip in which the pair relocated permanently from the Midwest to Los Angeles. Their first home, after staying in a hotel for a few weeks, was Neutra’s Strathmore Apartments in the Westwood neighborhood. Charles and Ray began creating tooling and molding plywood into chairs in the second bedroom of the apartment, eventually finding more adequate work spaces in Venice.