Rare 1956 Herman Miller Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman 670 671 w Boot Glides Tan. Listed for sale is a gorgeous and very rare 670 & 671 lounge chair with ottoman (known as the Eames lounge chair), produced by Herman Miller and designed by Ray and Charles Eames. This example is a 1956 production example, which features slip-on boot glides on the ottoman. Moreover, it also has unique and very rare tan leather, which distinguishes it in terms of rarity from other 1956 examples. Most others were produced in black leather and thus, those with other leather colors are exceedingly rare.
As far as condition, the set is a lovely original piece, with Brazilian rosewood veneer. The rosewood panels are in very nice condition and could benefit from oil to bring out the grain. The leather is in nice shape, showing a lovely patina. There is some notable wear on the ottoman cushion, which is quite typical for pieces of this vintage.
There do not appear to be notable rips or tears to any of the cushions. The seat cushion may have been replaced at one point, as the leather feels slightly more fresh, though the color matches nicely. Based on others, it looks like it was ordered in the 1960's from Herman Miller, likely due to excessive wear on the seat. As far as assigning a date to this piece, the early production can be confirmed with a number of details.Most notably, this example has Herman Miller's white round medallion, which was used from the mid to late 1950's. It also then has an ottoman base, which is un-drilled and un-threaded with slip on boot glides. These were used during 1956 and were soon changed, as customers would lose the boots and thus, adjustable threaded glides were used instead. This example also has down-filled cushions and early screw configuration under the arms. D ROSE MOD was founded in order to pursue a passion for modern design.
The business began as a collection with an emphasis on furniture by Charles and Ray Eames. This collection now explores modern design icons across many decades, designers, and materials. Today, D ROSE MOD offers collector and museum quality pieces with the hope that you will share the same passion. Thanks to years of experience and familiarity, we are frequently able to refresh our inventory with rare pieces by designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, Mies Van Der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Hans Wegner, Florence Knoll, Poul Kjaerholm, George Nakashima, and many others.We represent that the goods are as described in the above listing. We specifically disclaim any fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Customers should satisfy themselves that any item choice made is suitable for their intended purpose or use. You may also be interested in.. The item "Rare 1956 Herman Miller Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman 670 671 w Boot Glides Tan" is in sale since Sunday, October 25, 2020. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Furniture\Chairs". The seller is "d-rose-mod" and is located in Hershey, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.