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$ 3,800

Time-Life "Lobby" Lounge Chairs by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller

Documentation Makers Label/Invoice
Origin United States
Period 1950-1979
Materials Original Leather in Cigar Brown & Polished Cast Aluminum
W. 28.75 in; H. 29.5 in; D. 29.25 in;
W. 73.03 cm; H. 74.93 cm; D. 74.3 cm;
Condition Good. Excellent. Minor wear consistent with age and history
Number of Pieces 2-3
Description The great portfolio of Charles & Ray Eames is widely celebrated and serves as a model of inspiration for designers to this day. A momentous chapter in said portfolio is devoted to an important commission the Eames’ team received to design furniture for the Time Life Building in New York City which included a series of tables and most important; the Eames “Time Life” Executive Chair.

The Eames’ intentions were to capture the comfort of their popular Eames Lounge Chair in a more streamlined fashion using lessons learned from their Aluminum Group range. This "Lobby" Lounge Chair, Model ES105, is one of the earliest of the suite. This iteration chair features a swivel base and is intended to be used as a lounge chair, pitched perfectly for optimal comfort. While Herman Miller continues to produce a contemporary desk chair version of this design, the shown 4-star base is often more desirable than the new base produced today, with this lounge version having since been discontinued completely. Thus this model ES105 executive lobby lounge chair is quite sought after.

Pieces of this age, let alone Eames Time-Life Lobby Lounge Chairs, are rarely seen in this spectacular condition. We currently have two (2) of these Model ES105 chairs available and every inch of them is original, unbelievably so. Their original Cigar Brown leather is just as crisp as it was in the 1970s, showing considerably less-than-expected wear which is consistent with age and light use. There are extremely minor occurrences of wear as represented in our photography however it is not anywhere near the wear we would expect to see from a piece forty-plus years old. The foam in all five upholstered portions of the chairs remain firm and plush, nowhere is there dryness, lack of support, or a "crunch". The aluminum hardware is mirror polished from the factory and while there exist minor scuffs, no major gouges can be found. Overall, each of these discontinued Eames Time-Life "Model ES105" Lobby Chairs are preserved design artifacts; their minor wear shows forty years of preservation, and they're ready for yet another life.
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern
Incollect Reference Number 404596
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