Posted 10 years ago
While biking home saturday night I came across these old classroom-style plastic chairs sitting on the sidewalk for free! I realize they're not Eames/Herman Miller designed, but they're very much a knock-off version. (see the original styles here - http://www.hermanmiller.com/products/seating/multi-use-guest-chairs/eames-molded-plastic-chairs.html)
They're a beige molded plastic seat attached to metal legs. They're not in tip-top condition: I had to remove a bit of duct tape from the legs, buy some new leg tip covers, and scrub a lot of gunk from the plastic, but they look perfect on our little tropical Californian porch.
Here's a near exact match from eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Mid-Century-Molded-Plastic-Dining-Side-Accent-Chair-Wire-Base-BOGO-Free-/370896596828
BUT mine do not have the inscription that says "1010, Alladin, IL, Made in USA" - in fact I could find nothing on the underside to indicate who made them.
Does anyone know when/where these chairs may have been produced?