Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Last week was a good week in the acquisitions department.  We began with an Eames shell (which quite frankly has seen better days) and come Friday we'd gained an Eames lounger and ottoman (which quite frankly have both seen better days).  Unfortunately we're in between cameras at the moment, so no snaps of our own to show you .... but these images provide a fairly good likeness in terms of condition - except our 670/671 were produced by Hille of London Ltd under a licence granted by Herman Miller, so our bases differ slightly from those below.  So, the total chair count at chez chairsmith - excluding footstools, ottomans and the like - currently stands at 31.  THIRTY ONE .... that's completely ridiculous.  Perhaps we should open a shop.  Now there's an idea!

Images:  Modern50


  1. Great acquisition! And very interesting to learn that Hille produced the lounge and ottoman. I had never run across that information before.

  2. Dan@RosewoodandteakWednesday, 08 February, 2012

    ICF in Italy also produced the 670/671 under licence from Herman in about 1958

  3. But the question is...where do you find all these beauties?! So envy here...
    If you are considering to sell some of them, let me know! I'll be around London at the end of March. ;)

    Great pieces.


    1. Hello,
      I have 2 ICF 670 lounger chairs. I can send pics if interested.

      Thank you,

    2. Ciao Lorenzo vorrei contattarti
      Scrivimi stefibe@gmail.com

  4. That most definitely is an idea, and a very good one at that!



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