Eames rocking chair – The chair design by Charles and Ray Eames, a man-and-wife team of influential American 20th century designers, some of the most popular in furniture and collectibles world. Because of their popularity, there are many copies and replicas of Eames chair design, but there are also ways to spot an original production chair. Look for a Herman Miller or Vitra label on stolen base. Herman Miller is the exclusive producer of Eames furniture in the US while Vitra had the rights to produce Eames furniture in Europe.
Get familiar with the work of Charles and Ray Eames. In the absence of a manufacturer’s brand, the next best way to spot an original Eames rocking chair is to know the visual nuances of each design. Look for original paper label from Herman Miller, Zeeland, Michigan, and HM impression on fiberglass must rely. Some early production fiberglass shell chairs prowl Herman Miller production, however chairs with a rope border and a circle and star impression on the base will probably be original production chairs.
Compare the look of the chair with photographs of Eames rocking chair from the same era. Herman Miller changed a bit and refined design of Eames furniture over the years, but the aesthetic of the chairs remain the same. Pay close attention to the base, arms and headrest of the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman.