Charles and Ray Eames Children's Chairs, 2004

by Charles & Ray Eames for Vitra

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Special Price £3,145.50 Regular Price £3,495.00


Brand Vitra
Material Plywood
Style Mid-Century
Period 2000 to 2009
Item type Contemporary
Width (cm) 36.83
Depth (cm) 27.94
Height (cm) 36.83
Dimensions H 36.83 cm x W 36.83 cm x D 27.94 cm x SH 22.86 cm
Product Code ‌SA00046

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Charles and Ray Eames children's chairs, 2004 Super rare Charles and Ray Eames children’s chairs originally designed in 1945, perfectly moulded birch wood construction, the backrests pierced with heart motifs, in red dyed finish with applied 'Vitra Design Museum 2004' plaque to underside. For a very brief time during the late 1940s, Charles and Ray Eames designed a group of children’s furniture. The set included a chair, stool, and table, produced with a new technique in moulded wood. Evans Products, who was already tasked by the Eames Office to produce moulded plywood objects, was grappling with the inevitable transition from wartime production (Leg Splints for the war effort) to peacetime production (home furnishings) and Eames cleverly designed this suite of furniture with that in mind. Created using a single piece of moulded plywood, the Eames Office used their creative architectural and engineering skills to shape the negative spaces of the legs/feet, keeping in mind the structural integrity of the seat to conform to a child’s size and weight. The children’s furniture came in a variety of kid-friendly colors too (red, blue, green, magenta, and yellow), all aniline-dyed into the birch wood. True to the Eames Office spirit and creativity - known for their whimsical nature - the chair was equipped with a finger hole cut in the shape of a heart designed for easy moving. This was the first time this romantic symbol was used by Charles and Ray Eames. Around the same time, interestingly, the Eames Office designed children’s toys such as the elephant, frog, seal, bear, and horse. In the grand time line of the Eames’ success, the children’s chair design was an important step in what was to come of their low-cost post-war home furnishings as well as a tribute to the clever architectural genius of Charles and Ray Eames and the Eames Office. Summery: Mid-Century Modern Original design USA Charles and Ray Eames Vitra Production Children’s chair Birch plywood Pair 2004 Original Investment Practical and beautiful Condition: Offered in good condition with age related wear, offered in excellent structural condition with, wonderful examples of one of Eames’s most iconic designs. Dimensions: Height 14.5? / 37cm Width 14.5? / 37cm Depth 11? / 28cm Seat height 9” / 23cm

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