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$ 8,200

Charles and Ray Eames "Billy Wilder" Chaise

Documentation Documented elsewhere (exact item)
Documentation Notes decaso, 1stdibs
Origin United States
Period 1950-1979
Materials Leather and Aluminum
W. 76 in; H. 28.5 in; D. 17 in;
W. 193.04 cm; H. 72.39 cm; D. 43.18 cm;
Condition Good. Good vintage condition. Some wear to leather as to be as expected with a piece this age.
Creation Date 1955
Description The chaise was designed for film director Billy Wilder, who was Eames' friend. In 1955, while on location shooting in Nova Scotia for the feature film The Spirit of St. Louis, Wilder took an afternoon nap in a lighthouse on an improvised bench: a 6-foot-by-12-inch plank resting on two sawhorses. Wilder remarked at the time that he needed a narrow office couch on which he could take brief afternoon naps. Charles Eames remembered the conversation, and with Wilders' requirements in mind, the Eames Office began work several years later on the Chaise.
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Minimalist, Modern
Incollect Reference Number 319034
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