Navy Blue Herman Miller Vintage Eames EC178 Loose Cushion Lounge Arm Chair
An example of a unique used Original Herman Miller Eames EC178 Loose Cushion Lounge Arm Chair in a gorgeous shade of Navy Blue, completed with an original universal base. The vinyl upholstered chair is enclosed on a white fibreglass shell. This armchair also comes with comfortable padded cushions.
Eames EC178 Loose Cushion is a rather unique adaptation to the fibreglass upholstered armchair, and was designed to enable the cushions to be removable, hence the name "Loose Cushions Chair". Marketed as a workplace armchair, this design was released in 1971, to fit with the changing work market and offices interiors. On a universal base, this armchair embodies class and functionality and would make a fantastic office chair.
The blue upholstery is original and in a good vintage condition but the arms may have some slight cuts/marks on them; some aged signs of use may be present some of which may be removable with a good clean. The white shell is in good condition too with no dents or scratches.
The blue cushions are removable and will need some cleaning, further images are available upon request.
The indented Herman Miller stamp suggests that the chair was manufactured around 1970-1988.
Eames shell chairs widely range in respects of being investment prospects. The age of the shell coupled with its condition greatly affects this alongside the colour, the factory of origin and whether or not it comes with its original base. Being an excellent example of an original upholstered chair, this should be a reasonable investment piece.