Eames Wire Shell Chairs

September 5th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Thanks to Apartment Therapy’s “SF Scavenger” feature, I am now the owner of my first piece of vintage Eames furniture, two wire shell chairs. These chairs were designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1950, and were produced by Herman Miller until 1967. While I’m not sure when exactly my chairs were produced, they have the original “Domes of Silence” feet which means they’re probably from 1954 or earlier.

The Eames were absolute genius in the realm of rational and beautiful design.  They are my heroes.  (I plan on writing a more extensive entry in the coming weeks.)

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  • 1 cindy k // Sep 9, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    you are very lucky as the chairs are wonderful! i saw your comment about the eames polaroid video on the mid-century modernist. i loved the film and would love to see more. i was wondering if most of the material included in the dvd collection is very much like the film for polaroid.
    thanks!

  • 2 tim // Sep 9, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    I cannot recommend the Eames films enough. All of them are as good or better than the Polaroid film.

  • 3 cindy k // Sep 10, 2008 at 7:25 am

    thank you so much tim!

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