Blueprint and Elevation of the Barcelona chair, 1950, Auction at Wright via
Gerald Griffith at work in his studio via:
The Mies van der Rohe office found Gerald Griffith in 1949. The challenge of creating the Barcelona chair in stainless steel – something engineers said could not be done – appealed to Griffith’s tenacious personality. After much experimentation and exploration, Griffith completed the task and he produced Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona and Tugendhat designs in stainless steel for a number of years.
Through Don Draper’s Eyes: A Tour of the Time-Life Building of the Sixties via
In 1970 the Millers brought their Eames Aluminium group chairs back to a Herman Miller factory to be recovered. They purchased the chairs in June 1958.
Herman Miller chair brochure, probably 1970; Owen D. Hungerford to Xenia S. Miller, 11 May 1970, 7/63 Miller House and Garden Collection, IMA Archives, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana. (MHG_Ib_B007_f063_019 and MHG_Ib_B007_f063_016)
We couldn’t resist sharing this image of Eames DCM-L and LCM chairs in Mies Van Der Rohe’s Crown Hall on the campus of Illinois Institute of Technology. The image is from a Herman Miller chair catalog, and while the Miller House has no Eames molded plywood chairs, it does have other Eames chairs
1960 ad for the Reclining lounge chair and ottoman from the Eames Aluminum Group. An innovation in upholstery technique makes possible the flexible support of exceptional comfort from Herman Miller. via
This ad for the Eames Plywood Chairs (1945-1946) combines photographs, delicate line drawings, and text to prompt the viewer to imagine where in the house this modern chair might go and how it might be used.
1955: A collection of George Nelson’s Coconut chairs and ottomans