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Item:153321800173The fiberglass chairs were intentionally designed in 1948 by Charles and Ray Eames for the ‘International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design.’ This competition, sponsored by the Museum of Modern Art, was motivated by the urgent need in the post-war period for low-cost housing and furnishing designs adaptable to small housing units. This offered chair is from the very first Zenith production in 1949/1950. The very first produced Eames fiberglass chairs did contain the significant rare rope along the seats edge as well as the typical Zenith foil label. This almost 70 years old chair is in its exact original condition since its production in 1949/1950. It contains its Zenith foil label in exceptional preserved condition and is whit its original low lounge x-base. The beautiful and homogenous parchment fiberglass shell is in a very nice vintage condition. It still contains its nice gloss and is free from any breaks or structural damages. A modest patina tells about the many years of this chairs life. Please refer to the pictures provided. The nicely aged metal low lounge x-base does have all original glides present. This is an extraordinary example of American design history in an amazingly beautiful and all original condition. Chairs in completely original condition are very rare and highly collectable items of museum quality. More pictures are available. The chair can be picked-up in Zurich/Switzerland or shipped.Condition:This item may contain minor wear such as light scratches, minor/small chipping, irregularities in the fiberglass texture and color which is a normal condition due to production and use/age of the vintage fiberglass armshell. There are no breaks or significant damages present. Please refer to the pictures shown in the listing or contact us about further condition details., Designer:Charles and Ray Eames, Material:Fiberglass, Marke:Herman Miller, Style:Lounge Chair, Base:Lounge X-Base, Color:Parchment, Year of production:approx. 1949/1950
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All original 1. Generation Zenith Eames Miller Rope Edge Fiberglass Lounge Chair