This EA 108 chair was designed by Charles & Ray Eames in 1958 and produced by US maker Herman Miller. This chair can rotate and is marked with Herman Miller sign, number 938-138. Fully original piece. The upholstery is made of ribbed blue hopsack fabric. The armrests are removable.
Ray and Charles Eames are a pair of American designers whose name is known to anyone interested in modern design. Charles Eames was born in 1907 in St. Louis, Missouri. He studied architecture at the University of Washington and at the invitation of the Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen, he continued his studies at the Cranbrook Academy of Arts in Michigan in 1940. Ray Eames was an artist and photographer born in 1912 in Sacramento, California. She made a significant career as a furniture designer since 1941, when she and Charles began molding plywood furniture. In 1946, the Eameses exhibited their work at MoMA, and in 1948, Herman Miller began producing their designs. In 1949, the famous Eames House was established in California – Eames House was also the place of exhibitions of many famous designers of that time. Charles and Ray Eames have been awarded many prestigious design awards throughout their careers, such as the UK’s Royal Gold Medal and the Art Awards from American Institute of Architects. In 1985 the Association of Industrial Designers of America awarded the Eames the title of Most Influential Designer of 20th century. Charles Eames continued his career until his death in 1978, and Ray died ten years after.
Herman Miller, Inc. is an American company that produces office furniture, equipment and home furnishings. Established in 1905 as the Star Furniture Co. Known since 1960 as Herman Miller, Inc. The products include Equa Chair, Aeron Chair, Noguchi Table, Marshmallow Sofa and Eames Lounge Chair. Herman Miller is credited with inventing the office cubicle, originally known as the Action Office in 1968, under the direction of then-research director Robert Propst.
Considering its age this chair is still in very good condition, minimal traces of usage, scrapes and scratches.