Designers: Ray and Charles Eames, 1960
Made of solid walnut, these 15-inch-high stools can be used anywhere
and are beautifully versatile. Besides being places to sit, they also
serve as low tables, display surfaces, or simply objects to be admired.
The center section of the stool comes in three distinctively sculpted profiles.
The top surface and the smaller bottom surface are both concave.
15"h x 13" top dia. x 11" bottom dia.
Ray Eames drew on her training as a sculptor to design a new
kind of occasional piece for the lobby of the Time-Life Building
in New York City. Eames walnut stools became her favorite
seats and were liberally scattered about the Charles and Ray
Eames home in Pacific Palisades.
A museum curator once ordered two of these stools for his son and
daughter. "Graduation gifts?" he was asked. "No," he said, "the kids
are only five and three. But I want them to have the experience of growing
up with something truly good that they can keep all their lives."
Working with design legends George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller pioneered modern furniture design in the mid-20th century.
As the business grew, it added a research focus to its problem-solving design. Today, the spirit of innovation and collaboration continues to drive
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