Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Group Management Chair in Grey Fabric


This is an original Eames Aluminum Group Management Chair by Herman Miller in grey fabric.

These chairs were manufactured in 2005, were used in an office conference room for a number of years, and then were placed in storage for some time. The chairs are generally in nice condition, but show light wear on the fabric, as well as scratches on the arms, consistent with use.

The Eames Aluminum Group Collection (1958) began as a special project for Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard, who needed seating for a home they were designing for industrialist J. Irwin Miller in Columbus, Indiana. The pair asked the Eameses to design light, mobile leisure chairs. At the time, Charles and Ray were exploring ways to use aluminum, which had been strengthened, refined and made more affordable since WWII. So, they constructed a lightweight, die-cast aluminum frame and set a sling in it – a “sitting pocket,” as they called it, which subtly conformed to the body’s shape. This completely new type of seat marked a departure from the idea of a chair as solid shell.

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Aluminum Group Management Chair