Blue Herman Miller Vintage Eames White La Fonda Dining Arm Chair
This is a stylish example of an all original Eames Herman Miller ‘La Fonda’ dining arm chair for Alexander Girard’s Del Sol restaurant finished in blue vinyl. Girard’s commission to the restaurant saw him use his friend’s design talent to adapt the famous arm shell into the beautiful new chair with its pedestal base.
The story of this wonderful chair has been well rehearsed over the years; but what is harder to comprehend is just how many wonderful variants there was made available when produced. The myriad of upholstery colours, in both vinyl and fabric, makes these chairs extra special!
This particular example of the iconic chair is in good vintage condition. The blue naugahyde is in good condition with no cuts or tears but it is coming away at the edges slightly as can be seen on the pictures. The shell, too, is in good vintage condition.
The original base is still in perfect working order.
The ‘S’ within the circle logo on the underside of the shell indicates it originates from Herman Millers Summit Plastics factory.
The La Fonda series is a unique piece which has always retained strong interest due to its design heritage and rarity. With this example being in such good condition you should expect to see this chair continuing to gain interest. This piece still has its original upholstery and so should be a good investment piece.