Blue Pair (2) Herman Miller Vintage Eames White La Fonda Dining Arm Chairs
These are stylish examples of all original Eames Herman Miller ‘La Fonda’ dining arm chairs 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!
These particular examples of the iconic chair are 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 shells, too, are in good vintage condition.
The original bases are still in perfect working order.
The ‘S’ within the circle logo on the underside of the shells indicate they originate 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. These pieces still have their original upholstery and so should be a good investment piece.