Ash Herman Miller Original Vintage Eames LCM Moulded Plywood Lounge Chair

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Product Description

This is a very rare vintage, used, original Herman Miller Eames LCM Lounge Chair Metal base, made from Calico Ash plywood, completed with a black trivalent base. The black rod base is unique in its shape, with a slight curve to enhance the natural slope, accommodating to user’s comfort. 

During the end of 1943, the prospect of using Plywood for aircraft and splints was adapted to domestic use, enabling Eames and Evan’s Plywood company to experiment with chairs and tables. Herman Miller steadily became more involved until the took over the complete construction and selling of the products produced.

It has achieved a distinctive patina from its long life which has given an extra depth to the colour of the wood. The distinctiveness of its design is apparent in the curved wood, which was a molding technique Eames perfected in order to mass-produce the ‘high quality, low cost’ chairs, which to this day, with regards to its age, is considered as a highly valuable vintage piece.

Individual Characteristics

The LCM lounge chair remains in excellent vintage condition considering its age, with every component still intact. The beautiful, rare Calico Ash wood has a synthetic oil finish, giving it a natural bronze glow. Some marks and scratches can be seen on the wood, as with the minor imperfections on the black steel base, however, this is expected with its age, since this was produced around the late 1950s/early 1960s.

The shade and grain of the wood is slightly different to the listing images, further images are available and are advised before purchasing.

This particular LCM sports Herman Miller’s white medallion label.

Investment Value

This exquisite, vintage Herman Miller and Eames LCM lounge chair is considered a rarity, as indicated by the logo. As with many of Eames chairs, the investment value varies accordingly to the condition, rarity of the colour, the stamps and logo imprinted onto the chair and the production of the base. Being a great example of an all original, vintage LCM plywood chair from Herman Miller; this chair serves as an excellent investment piece.