Happy Birthday Charles Eames!
In celebration of Charles Eames’ birthday today, we searched through the Miller House and Garden Collection and found some amazing Herman Miller furniture advertisements from the 1970s that feature the iconic Eames Lounge Chair. The Millers purchased an Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman in 1977—how could they resist with such an enticing description provided by Herman Miller in this catalog:
"The plump pads of foam and dacron; the leather encased arms; the slight recline of the back…all invite total relaxation. The addition of the ottoman effects a chaise-like seating experience. The chair has become a symbol of comfort and aesthetic excellence."
This particular Lounge Chair and Ottoman set was destined for the Miller T.V. Room/Den, and was photographed in situ by Balthazar Korab in the 1950s.
If you want to see more Eames material from the Miller House and Garden Collection at the IMA Archives, explore our other posts related to the designs of Charles and Ray Eames.
Who ever said that pleasure wasn’t functional? - Charles Eames
Herman Miller advertising material, ca. 1974, Box 3, Folder 20, Miller House and Garden Collection, IMA Archives, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana. (MHG_Ia_B003_F020_021-023)
Eames Lounge Chair Icon: Chair by Gonzalo Bravo from The Noun Project.