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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STAY ONE JUMP AHEAD OF TROUBLE, 1945

Office Alfresco: 1958

Office Alfresco: 1958

Somewhere around Los Angeles circa 1958. "Aluminum Group furniture (chairs, ottomans, tables) designed by Charles Eames for Herman Miller Inc." Our third behind-the-scenes look at the glamorous world of furniture modeling. Large format negative from the Office of Charles and Ray Eames. View full size.

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