Through their blog, WHY, and across social media sites, Herman Miller is celebrating 64 years of the Eames Shell Chair in images and stories, and encouraging fans of this mid-century design icon to share their Shell Chair love with #Shellspotting.
When this Herman Miller Chairs poster came up in our photography queue today, we here at the IMA Archives could not resist the opportunity to take part in the celebration in our own unique way: through archival material. This particular copy of the Herman Miller poster is part of a furnishings index created by designer/architect Alexander Girard to document purchases made for the Miller House in Columbus, IN. He added red arrow stickers to the poster to indicate which chairs he envisioned in the Miller home.
While this may be our first official #Shellspotting post, this is by no means the first time that the Eames for Herman Miller chairs have made their way onto our Tumblr. Explore the rest!
Visualizing the Shell Chair covered in Ostrich leather
Eames chair for Herman Miller photo and invoice, 1955
Eames DCM-L and LCM chairs in Mies Van Der Rohe’s Crown Hall, from Herman Miller catalog, ca. 1970
Leaves from the Herman Miller Collection trade catalog, 1955/56
And be sure to revisit this post which features another Alexander Girard for Herman Miller gem:
Alexander Girard for Herman Miller Environmental Enrichment poster, 1972
Herman Miller chairs poster, Box 33, Folder 382, Miller House and Garden Collection, IMA Archives, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana. (MHG_Ic_B033_F382_030-031)