The Eames lounge chair and ottoman is considered one of the most significant and collectible furniture designs of the 20th century. This icon of good taste is now in stock and available for immediate shipment. The lounge and ottoman is a culmination of Charles and Ray Eames’ efforts to create comfortable and handsome lounge seating using production techniques that combine technology and hand craftsmanship.
When the Marshmallow sofa was introduced in 1956, the Herman Miller catalog described it as “The first of a series of pieces embodying a new concept in soft seating. We feel that it has possible use not only in the home, but in contract use for lobbies in public buildings where the very fact that it is unusual will be a plus.”
The Noguchi coffee table joins a curved, solid wood base with a freeform glass top. The ethereal result does not diminish the practical design: a sturdy and durable table. This balance of sculptural form and everyday function has made the Noguchi table an understated and beautiful element in homes and offices since its introduction in 1948.
Visually speaking of softness and volume contained within a formal frame, the Wireframe Sofa Group exemplifies a recurring theme for Sam Hecht and Kim Colin: contrasting tension. The design’s external structure is shaped from steel wire-a material long used in classic Herman Miller designs for its strength and durability.
Japan had a profound effect on George Nelson. During his first trip to Tokyo in 1951 and several more that decade, Nelson became fascinated with all things Japanese. That influence is evident in the 1952 design of his miniature chests. Reminiscent of tansu, cabinets with many small drawers used for storing a variety of items, the Nelson miniature chests provide wonderful little places to keep things.
The elegant simplicity of this coffee table by Charles and Ray Eames demonstrates the designers’ focus on exploration and commitment to honest materials. Its legs, available in a range of finishes, find shape from the technique the duo invented to mold lightweight plywood veneer into gentle curves.
Aluminum Group chairs were originally developed in 1958 as a special project by Ray Eames for a private residence being designed by Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard. At the time, the furniture was called the “leisure group,” or “indoor-outdoor group” since it was meant to address the lack of quality outdoor furniture on the market. Wonderfully comfortable, strong, yet lightweight, the chairs became the basis for several other Eames designs.