Eames Herman Miller LAX Fiberglass Arm Shell Chair X Base Zenith Rope Edge Yellow


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Armed Chair, LAX, Lounge Chair, Rope Edge, Shell Chair, X Base



Rubber, Fiberglass, Steel

DATE: Circa




If you are looking for an iconic Mid-Century Modern chair to grace your home and hold in high regard…..you’ve found it! This is what has been dubbed First Generation of this fabulous chair. The defining characteristics are: Rope Edge, Larger Shock Mounts, Type of Glide, Lemon Yellow Original Color, Translucent Fiberglass, and Checkerboard Zenith/Herman Miller Label. To add to its desirability this example is the lounge chair version with an X-base. Or, commonly called a LAX chair. Its condition is wonderful and original. It does have rust stains in the seat that we have not been able to remove. But, I don’t know if they should be. I love the history that comes along with vintage furniture and I can imagine the years this chair was enjoyed on the patio where water was able to sit in it for long periods of time to create this stain. I imagine the fun and enjoyment derived by sitting in this chair and the joy Eames’ would feel knowing they had in part provided that. Charles and Ray Eames, iconic husband and wife design team, designed the molded fiberglass chair in 1948 for the International Competition of Low-Cost Furniture Design held by the Museum of Modern Art. Production began in 1950 by Zenith Plastics for Herman Miller and the chairs were offered for sale that year. That same year the Museum of Modern Art placed it in its permanent collection. We know you want this incredible piece of furniture design history. Make it yours.

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Awesome example of the Charles and Ray Eames LAX molded fiberglass arm shell chair for Herman Miller in one of the original colors, lemon yellow. This is an early chair made by Zenith with the rope edge, X-base, and checkerboard Zenith paper label. It is in wonderful original condition. Only cleaning has been done to its otherwise original condition to attempt to remove the, what we believe is, rust stain in the fiberglass. We did remove some of the stain, but some remains. To me it only adds to its charm and history. Please see photos. Circa 1950s.



  • Height – 25.5 Inches
  • Width – 25 Inches
  • Depth – 24 Inches
  • Seat Height – 15 Inches
  • Arm Height – 21.75 Inches
  • Inside Seat Width – 17.5 Inches
  • Inside Seat Depth – 19 Inches
  • Inside Back Height – 17.5 Inches
  • Weight – 11.6 Pounds Each


Boxed Size:

  • Height – 32 Inches
  • Width – 31 Inches
  • Depth – 29 Inches
  • Weight – 17 Pounds




We ask that the buyer cover freight.

100 MILES OR LESS OF 66607
White Glove, Blanket-wrapped Est. Delivery: 5 biz days


Pickup at 414 SE 2nd St.
Call us at 232.8008 to schedule

SKU 414-SEA-171 shop category style tag