Holy Moly! Are these cool or what? I really dislike using the word rare, but these are RARE. You may see singles but hardly ever a pair. Not to mention they are very handsome. Officially called the PSCC-A-4 chair or pivoting task shell chair on adjustable contract base with casters. Designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller and part of the Fiberglass Series. This task chair gets its unique look from the factory-made attached seat cushion and lumbar support which could be chosen in thick or thin pads or a combination of the two like this pair. Created out of the minds of the Eames to provide more comfort with its specifically designed pads so that it could potentially be used longer thereby providing more work productivity. Gee thanks Charles and Ray! Ha! These two are in the parchment colored fiberglass with rust colored Naugahyde pads and excellent condition. (Note: Dog not included!)
Charles Eames was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1907. Ray Kaiser Eames was born in Sacramento, California in 1912. They met at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan and were married in 1941. They moved together to California and continued their design work they began together at Cranbrook. A commission, which they acquired from the government during WWII to produce molded plywood splints and stretchers, launched a career producing iconic mid-century modern furnishings which are still fresh and sought after today. The Eames and their association with Herman Miller were the partnership of the century. If you want to learn more about Charles and Ray please visit Eames Office, the Eames Official website.
Herman Miller started life as Star furniture Co. in Zeeland, Michigan in 1905 a producer of high-quality furniture. Becoming Michigan Star Furniture Co in 1919, and then in 1923, when long time employee Dirk Jan De Pree and his father-in-law purchased 51% of the company stock, it was renamed Herman Miller Furniture Company. And remained so until the 1960s when it became Herman Miller, Inc. Until the 1930s they produced only traditional wood furniture, but the Great Depression caused a need for change and they hired modernist Gilbert Rohde who took the company in a new successful direction. Upon Rohde’s death in 1944 he was replaced by none other than the renowned George Nelson. Working with the likes of not only Charles and Ray Eames but Isamu Noguchi, Alexander Girard, and Robert Propst, to name just a few, Nelson lead Herman Miller to became one of the finest names in furniture and design.