The present lot is a molded fiberglass armchair signature to the Eames’ process and desire to make a line of budget friendly, and easily reproducible, design for the masses. Their characteristic use of fiberglass pushed the boundaries of what a rocking chair could be, as it’s streamlined and functional design could easily work in either the office space of a living room.

Additional Information

1999: “The Work of Charles & Ray Eames: A Legacy of Invention”, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
1998: “Charles and Ray Eames”, Design Museum, London
1987: Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

This lot ships from Gardena, CA, US.

Overall good vintage condition. Please contact for further information on this lot.

About Charles and Ray Eames

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Charles Ormand Eames, Jr. (American, 1907-1978) and his wife Bernice Alexandra “Ray” Eames (American, 1912-1988) are designers known for their contributions to modern architecture, furniture, industrial and graphic design, fine art, and film. Charles Eames studied at Washington University, St. Louis, where his views were considered too modern. In 1938, he resumed his studies at the Cranbook Academy of Art, where he became a teacher and head of the Industrial Design Department. Eames, together with Eero Saarinen, designed prize-winning furniture for The Museum of Modern Art, New York’s “Organic Design in Home Furnishings” competition. Eames married his wife Ray in 1951, and with her, he designed and built the groundbreaking Eames House, Case Study House #8 as their home and as part of the Arts & Architecture magazine’s “Case Study” program. The home is considered a milestone of modern architecture.

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Rocking Chair, 1950s
Lot Number 25
Fiberglass, wire, and birch
27 x 25 x 26 in (68.58 x 63.5 x 66.04 cm)

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Charles and Ray Eames
Rocking Chair
  • Dimensions
    27 x 25 x 26 in (68.58 x 63.5 x 66.04 cm)