Why yes… you are seeing double!! Double Awesome-ness!! We have a gorgeous pair of mid-century modern chrome tubular chairs by Peter Protzman for Herman Miller to offer to you!! They are comprised of the acclaimed tubular chrome trestle frames and molded seat and back designed by the famed Peter Protzman and they wear their original hopsacking fabric which we are calling mauve or kind of Salmon… either way, it’s gorgeous!! They could be great as host and hostess chairs at your dining table or breakfast nook, or they will work wonderfully at a game table, in your home office or den, in your bedroom, sitting room, or simply as comfortable extra seating in your living room. Lots of possibilities!! Are they comfortable? VERY. Are they versatile? DEFINITELY. Will they go with many design styles? ABSOLUTELY!!
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 led Herman Miller to became one of the finest names in furniture and design.
Peter Protzman’s design career began in Michigan where he spent over 10 years with Herman Miller working alongside such design luminaries as Charles and Ray Eames and George Nelson. While there, he designed the award-winning Tubular Collection of furniture which remained in production for 20 years and is still sought-after by fans of mid-century modern design.
These vintage chrome tubular chairs by Peter Protzman for Herman Miller are just too wonderful to pass by. Don’t wait… Make them yours!!