Monday, December 6, 2010
Charles And Ray Are Paying A Little Visit. Well, OK...Not Charles And Ray, But Their Proxy By Way Of Four Shell Chairs! Status: Sorry...Gone.
Yup, these were thrown in to sweeten a trade I made today. I (only just) reluctantly gave up the Broyhill Brasilia desk that I picked up last weekend for these four Herman Miller "Zeeland" shell chairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames as well as a pretty cool console stereo that I'll get a post of up soon.
Nice labels huh?! Disregard the chewing gum please. This is, I think, what we are
looking for when buying, selling or trading the Eames fiberglass shell chairs, the
labeling that is...not the gum. The gum just ads to the authenticity, me thinks. I've
never owned any Eames chairs before and I haven't done much research on them
yet. I do know that Charles Eames was born here in St. Louis Mo and studied at
Washington University. There's the StL connection!
The stacking bases are not my first choice for these chairs but the good news is
that there are quite a few options available for replacing them. And for real, the
vintage industrial style seems to be growing in popularity so perhaps these will
some day be THE base of choice!