CHARLES EAMES (American 1907-1978) and RAY EAMES (American 1912-1988) A "DKR-2" DINING CHAIR WITH TWO-PIECE "BIKINI" PAD, FOR HERMAN MILLER, INC., VENICE, CALIFORNIA, 1959, of varnished enameled welded steel "K" wire on a welded chrome plated steel rod "birdcage" base, the legs with rubber and metal disc glides, with original two piece brown Naugahyde pad, original manufacturer's label dated October 19, 1959 for Herman Miller Furniture Company, 901 W. Washington Blvd, Venice, California. Height: 32 3/8" Width: 19 1/2" Depth: 21 1/4" NOTE: Designed in 1951, the welded wire dining chair by Charles and Ray Eames was an extension of their experiments and attempts to develop designs for molded fiberglass chairs that were commercially viable. This chair was produced at the Venice, California manufacturing plant established by Herman Miller in 1949. Within close proximity of the Eames House (built as part of the Case Study House program for Arts & Architecture magazine in 1949 and located in Pacific Palisades, California) the Venice manufacturing plant facilitated the hands on experimental approach to design advocated by the Eames.
In overall fair to good condition with minor scratching to enameled wire, pitting and surface wear to chrome plated base, splits along seams of rubber housing of the glides, one screw and bolt attaching the shell and base missing, surface wear to the fronts and sides of the cushions, stitching to bottom edge of the back cushion partially missing,
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