Charles and Ray Eames designed their Lounge chair and Ottoman, known as the 670 and 671 respectively due to the numbers adopted by manufacturer Herman Miller, the design was a highly successful attempt to create a comfortable armchair in the modern age. First conceived in 1956 as a contemporary redesign of the ‘club chair’ this iconic design is still produced today. Collectors of mid-century design seek out early examples in original condition and this example ticked all the boxes.
This early example offered at Clevedon Salerooms in March 2018 has a rosewood faced plywood construction requiring a Cites article 10 licence in order to sell it. With the leather in remarkable condition, the vendors were most surprised to learn that this chair and ottoman residing in the lounge of a relative had any value at all. Toby Pinn at Clevedon Salerooms is pleased to advise on all aspects of 20th Century design.