PACC Pivoting Arm Chairs with Casters (1965)
Made by Herman Miller
This is an exceptionally rare set of eight original Eames Pivoting Arm Chairs with Casters (PACC) designed by Charles and Ray Eames, produced by Herman Miller. The chairs are unique for two main reasons. The first is that they retain original Alexander Girard-designed Mexicotton Stripe fabric. Girard was the legendary textile designer, who worked closely with Herman Miller and the Eames.' The second notable part is that this is an original and intact set of eight with tags to trace their provenance to the Pilot Life Insurance Company in Sedgefield, North Carolina, where these came from. Pilot did notable building projects on their campus in 1965, concluding in 1967 and these were presumably part of their furnishings acquired circa 1967. As far as future use, these PACC chairs can be used either with rolling bases or with interchangeable glides, so they would functional nicely as dining chairs also. We can source original glides if desired.
The chairs came directly from the home of an elderly woman, who acquired these directly from Pilot Life Insurance. The chairs are remarkably intact, though certainly show use and wear. There is some staining and discoloration to some of the fabric. A couple also have the edge banding separating slightly, though we should be able to address that and get it back in place prior to shipping. The aluminum bases are in very nice shape and black fiberglass looks terrific also.
The chairs measure 32.25 inches tall by 23.875 inches wide and 24 inches deep. The seat height is 18.5 inches.