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Charles Eames, Ray Eames


Ray and Charles, always striving for the best weight-strength ratio and the lowest possible cost, designed this upholstery option, which consumers liked to call the “Bikini Pad.” The upholstered wire chairs with two-piece upholstery cost 25% less than those with one-piece upholstery. LKR-2 stands for Low (height) K-wire (chair) Rod (base) 2 (2-piece upholstered pad).

Signed with a paper manufacturer’s label “Herman Miller Furniture Company Venice, California” on the underside of the shell.

  • Manufacturer: Herman Miller, Inc.
  • Medium:Enameled steel, Naugahyde, shredded latex foam rubber
  • Dimensions:26 x 19 x 21 3/4 in. (66 x 48.3 x 55.2 cm); Weight: 11.5 lb. (5.2 kg)
  • Design Date:1951
  • Credit Line:All images courtesy of Rago/Wright
  • Item:2015.1.38