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eames upholstered armchair with low wire base

by Eames ® from Herman Miller ®

eames upholstered armchair with low wire base

Design Charles & Ray Eames, 1948
Molded plastic shell, low wire base, upholstery
Made by Herman Miller

"Who would say that pleasure is not useful?" -Charles Eames

The Eames molded chairs offer a flexible and comfortable seat with a variety of base options. Available in your choice of materials and colors, which are permeated through the material so they remain vibrant even after years of hard use. The molded plastic seats are produced of ecologically friendly, recyclable polypropylene. The Molded fiberglass seats use monomer and VOC-free resin and glue, a molding process that all but eliminates hazardous airborne compounds and is fully recyclable.

Among the prize winners of MoMA's 1948 International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design was the prototype of a one-piece shell chair designed by Charles and Ray Eames. Two years later, Herman Miller introduced Eames Molded Chairs to the world with a choice of five unique bases. Among them, but since lost to history, was the LAR -Low Armchair Rod Base- which converted the versatile single-shell armchair design into a low-set lounge height chair. The LAR base developed the popular name 'Cat's Cradle' and remains coveted by collectors today and is now once again available. The Eames Shell Chair with Low Wire Base supports all armchair shells, and is available upholstered, non-upholstered, or with a seat pad.

With a grand sense of adventure, Charles and Ray Eames turned their curiosity and boundless enthusiasm into creations that established them as a truly great husband-and-wife design team. Their unique synergy led to a whole new look in furniture. Lean and modern. Playful and functional. Sleek, sophisticated, and beautifully simple. That was and is the "Eames look."

The seat and back are formed of molded plastic or fiberglass with waterfall edges on a low wire base. The upholstered chairs come affixed to Eames Molded shells. Chair is offered with standard plastic glides in specified colors.

25" w | 24.25" d | 25" h | seat: 12.4" h

$775.00 + free shipping
(Please allow 25-45 business days for this product to ship)
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The primary need of the human being was an essential component of every design for Eames. They believed a design to be successful when it catered to how people are similar to one another instead of addressing idiosyncrasies, benefitting the greatest number of people.
Herman Miller is synonymous with “modern” furniture. Creative director George Nelson recruited contemporaries Charles & Ray Eames, Alexander Girard and Noguchi to create a legendary furniture collection.


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