Red Herman Miller Original Eames EA316 ‘Ribbed’ Lounge Aluminium Chair
A wonderful deep red all original Eames ‘EA316’ for Herman Miller is the perfect stylish lounge chair with its bright aluminium finish bouncing off the colour. Whilst a little aged, this chair still has a lot to give and as a rather compact lounge chair it will work in a wide range of spaces and environments too!
The Aluminium range from the Eames Office were a truly impactful design. The classic, and original, ‘ribbed’ version was amongst the first versions to be offered and still remains to be the iconic version of the group no matter what guise it is in. The sleek and comfortable design has helped to see it maintain consistent popularity since it was first introduced back in 1958.
The chair does display signs of its age but the fabric is not sagging. The aluminium does have more areas of aging to it with some slight pitting and the arms are showing some plastic peeling which can be common with the Aluminium group. The price does reflect the chairs condition.
The black rectangular label on the underside of the chair suggests it was produced between the years 1973-1984 by Herman Miller.
The aluminium range have always retained a good value, mainly helped by their original, high, starting price. The lounge variant has always been regarded as the ‘premium’ option and so the naturally higher value for these does help with their investment value. This particular example is in an aged condition, but with some gentle care and attention it can gleam once again and has the potential to be a good investment piece.