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Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman
$4,559.00 $3,875.15
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Eames Rectangular Coffee Table
$799.00 $679.15
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Eames Dowel Leg Side Chair
$399.00 $339.15
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Herman Miller Eames Desk, Right-Hand Drawer
$1,519.00 $1,291.15
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Herman Miller Eames Elliptical Table
$875.00 $743.75
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Herman Miller Eames Plywood Lounge Chair
$899.00 $764.15
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Eames Executive Work Chair
$3,719.00 $3,161.15
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Eames Executive Work Chair, Fabric
$3,099.00 $2,634.15
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Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Executive Chair
$2,169.00 $1,843.65
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Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Executive Chair, Fabric
$1,599.00 $1,359.15
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Herman Miller Eames Storage Unit, 4 x 2
$3,149.00 $2,676.65
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Herman Miller Eames Walnut Stool A
$879.00 $747.15
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Herman Miller Eames Chaise
$5,777.00 $4,910.45
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Herman Miller Eames Sofa
$9,828.00 $8,353.80
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Herman Miller Eames Sofa Compact
$4,549.00 $3,866.65
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Herman Miller Eames Wire-Base Table
$199.00 $169.15
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Eames Molded Plastic Armchair
$419.00 $356.15
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Herman Miller Eames Soft Pad Executive Chair
$3,039.00 $2,583.15
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Herman Miller Eames Soft Pad Management Chair
$2,859.00 $2,430.15
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Herman Miller Eames Storage Unit, 2 x 2
$1,299.00 $1,104.15
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Herman Miller Eames 2-Seat Sofa
$8,718.00 $7,410.30
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Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Management Chair
$1,939.00 $1,648.15
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Herman Miller Eames Desk, Left-Hand Drawer
$1,519.00 $1,291.15
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Eames Compact Desk
$1,399.00 $1,189.15
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Eames Wire Chair
$729.00 $619.65
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Herman Miller Eames Soft Pad Armless Side Chair, Fabric
$1,899.00 $1,614.15
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Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Lounge Chair w/ Headrest
$2,359.00 $2,005.15
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Eames Round Table, Segmented Base
$849.00 $721.65
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Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Ottoman
$1,029.00 $874.65
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Herman Miller Eames Soft Pad Executive Chair, Fabric
$2,399.00 $2,039.15
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Eames Bikini Wire Chair
$1,499.00 $1,274.15
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Herman Miller Eames Soft Pad Armless Side Chair
$2,519.00 $2,141.15
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Herman Miller Eames Storage Unit, 2 x 2 with Doors
$1,749.00 $1,486.65
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Herman Miller Eames Soft Pad Management Chair, Fabric
$2,199.00 $1,869.15
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Eames Soft Pad Lounge Chair, Swivel Base
$3,239.00 $2,753.15
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Herman Miller Eames Walnut Stool B
$879.00 $747.15
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Concepts


"The details are not the details. They make the design."

Charles and Ray Eames are arguably the greatest furniture designers of all time. The concepts they created, the radical materials they pioneered, and the enduring furniture they built have all withstood the test of time, and are on display in museums as often as they are for sale. The Eames' were pioneers, and while the trail they blazed is often followed, they've never been bested in brilliance and quality. Eames furniture is superlative.

Charles Ray Eames built their career on this statement. Everything about a design, no matter how simple, became important to them. And every detail, beyond being cared for and pored over, had to be right. Physicist and Eames collaborator Philip Morrison: "They would be working together on something...trying to mold it, put it in place. That's the image that I have all the time. The shared task of making something which is both new and conforming, that's the thing. I guess adding a piece of paint to a painting, it's the same thing. It has to be new; it wasn't there before . . . it's no good, no use. But not just on paint, or not just on curve, but on everything: words, music, image, idea, need, everything. And that's the design element that they are talking about."

The Eames furniture bore these concepts out in their design. They were meant to reflect something of the natural beauty of the earth, and yet the Eames' almost never used natural, organic materials. Their most famous creation, the Eames Chair, was a gently curving and expertly contoured side chair in a natural mode and color; yet it was made from an unheard of material called molded plywood, which at the time was reviled but has now become a staple of modern design. Eames furniture is about complimentary contradiction, modern design, and great pieces.

Radical Materials

Charles Eames introduced molded plywood as a design material. While at first the material may have been regarded with suspicion, it soon sent shockwaves throughout the design world. Even at the Pentagon this new material was seen for the breakthrough it was: Eames was quickly commissioned to build planes for the military during WWII. It was vindication for Eames's design, as he had been kicked out of his architecture courses at Washington University in St. Louis for being "too modern," and for championing the architecture of the now world famous Frank Lloyd Wright.

Throughout their careers as designers the Eames' kept experimenting with radical materials, including plastic, wire, molded plastic, fiberglass, and aluminum. They became famous for their innovation, a passion that led them to break out of the bounds of design to work in many fields, including physics and filmmaking.

Enduring Furniture

Of course the single most important test of greatness is the work. And Eames furniture is some of the most sought after and praised in the world. The Eames chair, the La Chaise Lounge, the Time Life Chair and Stool, the Drafting Chair, and the Intermediate Desk Chair have all made their mark on furniture history. Eames designs, drafts and objects are highly sought at auction and in stores, and designers with more stunning successes to their name can't be found. Buying Eames furniture is buying quality, history, creativity, and inspiration.

Resources


Charles Eames
Ray Eames
The Gifted Eye of Charles Eames