Charles & Ray Eames

Charles & Ray Eames Chairs with Alexander Girard Fabric

March 26, 2013

These Charles & Ray Eames designed armchairs and side chairs with Eiffel Tower base come from the Janet and Irving Green Estate, which leads us to the fascinating history of how these chairs came to be. As an employee of the legendary manufacturer Zenith Plastics, Irving Green developed fiberglass wing components for US Air Force aircrafts during World War II. Four years later in 1949, tasked with exploring new peacetime markets, he began using his skills in fiberglass technology to further develop and produce fiberglass chair shells for Charles & Ray Eames. Read more about these DKR and PAC-1 chairs that are in excellent original condition, retain their original Alexander Girard upholstery, and come with outstanding provenance.

Peter’s Auction Picks of the Day: March 3rd

March 3, 2011

The Classics This sale is exciting because of all the rare and sometimes obscure designs we happen to be offering in this catalogue. It is not every sale that we have unique works by Sottsass, architectural relics by Albert Frey, and superb provenanced examples from Billy Haines. But let’s not forget about the classics… Great examples by […]