4 VINTAGE EAMES HERMAN MILLER SHELL CHAIRS ON LA FONDA BASES. A NICE CLEAN SET OF 4 MATCHING EAMES CHAIRS IN STUNNING'RED ORANGE' ON THE RAREST OF BASES'LA FONDA. THESE ARE NICE VINTAGE SHELLS WITH VISIBLE FIBREGLASS, NOT NOTICEABLE ON NEWER MODELS. THE LA FONDA BASES ARE IN THE BEST CHOICE OF COLOUR BEING NATURAL ALUMINIUM NOT PAINTED LIKE OTHER MODELS THAT ARE PRONE TO THE PAINT CHIPPING. Charles and Ray Eames designed two new fiberglass chairs in 1961: An armchair and a.They set to work on this project in response to a request from their friend Alexander Girard, who needed seating for his new restaurant, La Fonda Del Sol, in New York Citys Time Life Building. In addition to designing new shells, Charles and Ray developed new, solid cast aluminum bases. Previous Eames contract bases were made in three parts out of steel and aluminum, whereas the La Fonda bases were sturdy contract bases made in two steps from one material: aluminum. THESE CHAIRS HAVE THE NORMAL SIZED SHELL WITH THE ADDED BENEFIT OF THE LA FONDA LEG. THE ORIGINAL RESTAURANT CHAIRS THAT WERE PRODUCED HAD A LOWER BACK MAKING THEM BETTER FOR COMMERCIAL USE BUT NOT FOR COMFORT. WE HAVE ANOTHER 2 CHAIRS IN THE SAME COLOUR TO BE LISTED SOON HOWEVER THEY ARE ON THE LESSER CONTRACT STACKING BASE AND WILL BE PRICED LOWER. ALL CHAIRS HAVE THE ORIGINAL CHAIR GLIDES PRESENT AND THE HERMAN MILLER LOGO. IN THE FINAL 6 PICTURES YOU CAN SEE EACH SHELL INDIVIDUALLY AND THE UNDERSIDE SHOWING THE LOGO AND NEWER SHOCK MOUNTS.
THE CHAIRS ARE IN GREAT CONDITION, SHOWING VERY LIGHT USAGE OVER THE YEARS. MOST IMPORTANTLY THERE ARE NO STRESS FRACTURES OR CHIPS, STRESS FRACTURES WOULD BE FOUND BETWEEN THE SEAT AND BACK PART AND CAUSED BY MISUSE. THE CHAIRS ALSO BENEFIT FROM THE PREVIOUS OWNER REPLACING THE SHOCK MOUNTS WHEN ADDING THE LA FONDA BASES. THE CHAIRS HAVE BEEN FULLY CLEANED AND. POLISHED AND ARE NICE SHINY WITH A BEAUTIFUL PATINA.
LEASE STUDY THE PICTURES AS THEY FORM PART OF THE DESCRIPTION. IN OUR OPINION THE CHAIRS ARE IN EXCELLENT VINTAGE CONDITION.CASH ON COLLECTION IS PREFERRED AND. WE DO NOT ACCEPT COURIER'S UNLESS BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT. THANKS FOR LOOKING AND PLEASE VIEW OUR OTHER ITEMS. Items are to be collected within one week unless agreed, otherwise storage charges may be applicable.
Our items are antique/vintage so expect some light wear and tear as standard. Dimensions are to the nearest centimetre. Some furniture finishes may be wood veneers/foils.
All information given is to the best of our knowledge. Photographs form part of the item description. The item "4 VINTAGE EAMES HERMAN MILLER SHELL CHAIRS ON LA FONDA BASES. COLLECTION MARGATE" is in sale since Sunday, May 3, 2020.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Chairs\20th Century". The seller is "hollywoodregencygold" and is located in MARGATE,KENT. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.