Charles Eames Drops In.

Posted By Jueri Svjagintsev on Mar 24, 2012


In the restoration shop. This is a 60's vintage Eames Model 670 lounge chair. It's been in continuous production for over 50 years although a torrent of knock-offs began from almost the day it was introduced. Vintage models with the original Rosewood sell for up to $7,000, and new ones between $4500.00- $9000.00.

 
This one is not in the best of shape, at some point the base was broken and a leg was re-welded. it's a nice job considering that it's aluminum. This chair was outside in the sun and rain for a month or two, but the veneers are in basically good shape with no major patching required. There is a bit of sun bleaching. The shock mount glue lines have failed and taken some veneer with them but this is hidden, and while the shocks are old they seem serviceable and not too brittle, so they will be re-glued.
 
 
 
Look at this below, the arm mounts were originally misaligned at different angles. This is original, so back it goes. I wonder if Eames did this intentionally, because for most people who have adjustable armrests you'll note that the right hand armrest is usually set a bit lower than the left.
 
 

2 Comments

  1. Maybe the jig at the factory jagged after the 577th chair and none noticed.

  2. I hate it when that happens.

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