The idea was to do a piece of furniture that would be simple yet comfortable. It would be a chair on which mass production would not have anything but a positive influence; it would have in its appearance the essence of the method that produced it. It would have an inherent rightness about it.

Charles Eames

This lot comes from the Estate of Geraldine Schaap Tiemeyer, whose father, Ray, worked for Herman Miller for forty-seven years, from 1926 to 1973. Ray helped his young daughter furnish her first home in Eames and Nelson designs—treasures that she would live with for nearly seven decades.

The Herman Miller Communicator, honoring the career of Ray Schaap