new best friend

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

So, there we were, getting our regular Eames fix, when we spotted our new best friend.  MAX, or Medium Armshell X-Base, is an Eames creation for Herman Miller first introduced in 1954.  The design was marketed as 'appropriate for either reading or relaxing' due to 'the comfortable in between height of this molded plastic armchair'.  Produced between 1954 and 1959, the original shell colours were elephant hide grey, greige, parchment, lemon yellow, sea foam green, or red with the bases either bright plated or black rod.  Our new best friend is griege with black rod legs and, rather impressively, the shell and base are original to each other.  Wonder if - when - our new best friend will come and pay us a visit ..... you're more than welcome Max, anytime!


  1. Dare I say it out loud? I'm not as hopelessly devoted to all things Charles and Ray as many people are. Yet the fiberglass armchair is one piece that never fails to make my heart skip a beat, no matter how many times I see it. This is beautiful!



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