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TWO BLACK LAMINATED AND ALUMINUM 'MODEL NO. 670' LOUNGE CHAIRS AND ONE 'MODEL NO. 671' OTTOMAN
TWO BLACK LAMINATED AND ALUMINUM 'MODEL NO. 670' LOUNGE CHAIRS AND ONE 'MODEL NO. 671' OTTOMAN

DESIGNED BY CHARLES & RAY EAMES IN 1956/57, PRODUCED BIJ VITRA, ITALY, SECOND HALF 20TH CENTURY

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TWO BLACK LAMINATED AND ALUMINUM 'MODEL NO. 670' LOUNGE CHAIRS AND ONE 'MODEL NO. 671' OTTOMAN
DESIGNED BY CHARLES & RAY EAMES IN 1956/57, PRODUCED BIJ VITRA, ITALY, SECOND HALF 20TH CENTURY
Each with black leather-covered foam-and-down-filled cushions on swiveling black finished quad footed single pillar support, with the producer's sticker to the underside (3)

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Based on a prototype exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art's "Organic Design in Home Furnishings" competition in 1940, the Model No. 670 was the Eameses' most constructionally complex chair and their first design for the luxury end of the market (retailing at $634 in 1957). Originally conceived as a birthday gift for the film director Billy Wilder, the Lounge is unashamedly masculine, exuding a sense of executive power and comfort through its generous proportions and use of high-quality materials.

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