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MKX-1 “D”

Charles Eames, Ray Eames


This Wire Chair on a four-legged, medium height base has a beautifully worn Harlequin pad designed by Ray Eames and Alexander Girard, Herman Miller’s director of textiles. The Harlequin upholstery came in four different color combinations, this one is made of sections of black, grey, beige, and blue. MKX-1 stands for Medium (height) K-(wire shell) X (four-legged base) 1 (1-piece upholstered pad) “D” (one of four types of Harlequin patterns).

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

  • Manufacturer: Herman Miller, Inc.
  • Medium:Alexander Girard Harlequin upholstery, enameled steel, jute, oily cattle body hair, shredded latex foam rubber
  • Dimensions:28 3/4 x 19 x 22 in. (73 x 48.3 x 55.9 cm); Weight: 17 lb. (7.7 kg)
  • Design Date:1954
  • Credit Line:All images courtesy of Rago/Wright
  • Item:2015.1.39