Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Eames Molded Plastic Chair

Eames / Herman Miller Fiberglass Armshell Chair - $185 (Tenleytown)

This listing is for an elephant gray Eames molded plastic armchair produced by Herman Miller. See my post from last week for details about this piece as well as a great video of the original manufacturing process.

According to the listing, the bottom of this chair is stamped "September 25 1957" and, of course, bears the original marking from Herman Miller. These chairs are very collectible, but also very durable, and so there are still plenty around and many are in good condition. This particular chair seems to be in good condition overall, as the seller states, and has the original glides and bolts.

Gray is a fairly popular color, and the armchair version of these seem to be more valuable and collectible. However, this style of base (sometimes called "H" base) is probably the least valuable. Prices for these are all over the map, depending on the year of production, condition, color, and base configuration, so it is difficult to say whether this is a good price or not. In any case, it is certainly not an outrageous price, and if you are looking for an Eames molded plastic chair, this is certainly a good option.


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