Modernist 20th Century /06 June 2004


Charles and Ray Eames

early CTR
Herman Miller/Evans Products
USA, c. 1947
plywood, chrome-plated steel, rubber
35 w × 35 d × 15¼ h in (89 × 89 × 39 cm)

A very rare example of the Eames CTR with three steel rod legs. Unlike production examples, this example has a circular connective support ring and rubber shock mounts, both adding an interesting visual feature to the design. A final three-leg version was available for less than two years, before the final version was produced with four legs. Evans paper label. Exhibited: Eames Connections, San Francisco Airport Museum, 2001 Eames Design, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and Suntory Museum, Osaka, 2001-2002, Japan Literature: Eames Design: Charles & Ray Eames, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, illustrated

estimate: $15,000–20,000

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