La Fonda Leather Chairs by Charles & Ray Eames for H. Miller, 1960s, Set of 2
This set of two La Fonda chairs was designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller during the 1960s. The designers set to work on this model in response to a request from their friend Alexander Girard, who needed seating for his new restaurant, La Fonda Del Sol, in New York City. Each piece comprises a Fibreglass shell and has a solid cast aluminum base. Furthermore, they devised a new upholstery system for these chairs, with the exclusive Eames edge, made of solid rubber. These example arrive in the black finish.
Designer: Charles & Ray Eames
Manufacturer: Herman Miller
Period: Mid Century
Date of Origin: circa 1960
Country of Origin: United States
Material: Aluminum, Firbregalss, Leather