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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!