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1950
RAR - Rocking Arm Chair - Charles & Ray Eames
Charles & Ray Eames - 'RAR' - Rocking Armchair Rod One version of a number of chairs designed in 1950 using the revolutionary material; fibreglass. It was in production until 1968.This version consists of an original vintage shell and reproduction zinc and maple rocker base.
  

   1951
DKR - Dining Chair Rod - Charles & Ray Eames
Designed in 1951 for Herman Miller the wire chair was in production until 1969. This reproduction from America is made to the original design in black or chrome for indoor use or in a weather resistant nylon coated form. Available with either a simple seat pad or the original two piece 'Bikini pad' - in vinyl, leather or wool.

1951-53
DSR - Charles & Ray Eames
Eames moulded fibreglass side chair on chrome or zinc plated eiffel tower base with stainless steel 'domes of silence' feet.
  

   1950`S
ARM CHAIR - COR MODELL, FRANCE

1954
End & Dining Tables - Isamu Noguchi
Designed for Knoll in 1954 but dis- continued by the end of that decade, this table is now being reproduced with a white or black laminate top, in matt or gloss with black or chrome wire supports. The dining table uses a cast iron base instead of maple.
  

   1955
Coconut Chair - George Nelson
Its upholstered foam shape invites you to have a seat and surround yourself in comfort. The playful name is a given. You can really settle in to what has become, since its introduction in 1955, a Modern furniture icon.
Shell is a molded plastic with form fitting foam cushions covered in leather.
Three-leg base is chromed steel.
The chair is 40 inches wide x 34 inches deep x 33 inches high.
The chair is upholstered in black leather.


Design Story
In 1945, Herman Miller founder D.J. DePree read an article on George Nelson and his work in Life magazine. DePree was so impressed that he visited Nelson in New York and convinced him to be his director of design.
This spurred Nelson to establish his design firm, George Nelson & Associates. The warm personal and professional relationship between Nelson and DePree yielded a stunning range of products, from the playful marshmallow sofa to the first L-shaped desk, a precursor of today's workstation.
Nelson's Cononut chair is one of these many products. Designed in 1955, this unique chair has become a 20th century furniture icon.
Nelson once wrote that Herman Miller "is not playing follow-the-leader." That's one reason why George Nelson & Associates worked with Herman Miller for over 25 years as together they shepherded design into the modern era.

1955
Marshmallow Sofa - George Nelson
It's definitely one-of-a-kind. Or eighteen of a kind, if you count all its cushions. Herman Miller's 1956 catalog described this sofa as "very comfortable" despite its "astonishing appearance." It's an icon as striking now as it was 45 years ago. As for comfort, try it. You'll be astonished.
The sofa is 31 inches high, 52 inches wide, 29 inches deep, with a seat height of 16 inches.
Eighteen cushions can be upholstered in your choice of fabrics and leathers.
Cushions float on a brushed tubular steel frame with satin black legs.
Cushions can be detached for easy cleaning or interchanged to equalize wear.


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1956
Butterfly stool - Sori Yanagi
TShis stool is made from two identical pieces of rosewood faced plywood and a brass stretcher bolted in between. The stool is still made by the original manufacturer in Japan.
  

   1957
Sewing machine "Mirella" - Marcello Nizzoli, Italy
Company name: Necchi

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