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Eames® Molded Plastic Side Chair With Wire Base

by Eames, from Herman Miller ® - Sale

eames® molded plastic side chair with wire base

eames® molded plastic side chair with wire base

Design Charles & Ray Eames, 1948
Molded plastic, chrome legs
Made by Herman Miller

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

The molded plastic chairs are a flexible and comfortable seat with a variety of base options. Available in your choice of 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.

New materials, especially those that held promise for doing more with less, fascinated the Eameses thoughout their careers. Plastic was no exception. they saw in it the chance to form organic seat shells that conform to the body's shape. The Eameses adapted manufacturing techniques developed during World War II to mass-produce this design in side and armchair versions. As they typically did, the Eameses required that materials be expressed honestly and unselfconsciously so these were the first one-piece plastic chairs offered without upholstery or covering. Their enduring design and quality construction make them durable performers in many environments.

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."

18" w | 21.5" d | 31.5" h | seat: 17.25" h

$335.75 + $29.00 shipping
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Husband and wife team Charles (1907-1978) and Ray (1912-1988) Eames played a major role in the world of modern architecture and furniture, as well as working in industrial and graphic design, fine art, and film. Charles completed two years of study at Washington University in St. Louis. With his design and life partner Ray, he designed prize-winning furniture that expanded upon the wood molding techniques of Alvar Aalto. Ray-Bernice Alexandra Kaiser Eames began as an abstract expressionist painter, having graduated from Bennett Women's College in Millbrook, NY and later studying under Hans Hoffman while living in New York City. She co-founded the American Abstract Artists and has a painting in the Whitney museum's permanent collection.
Herman Miller was a West Michigan businessman who helped his son-in-law, D.J. De Pree, buy the Michigan Star Furniture Company in 1923. De Pree had been working at the company, which opened in 1905, since he was hired in 1909 as a clerk. De Pree knew his father-in-law was a man of integrity, so he decided to rename the company after him. By the middle of the 20th century, the name Herman Miller had become synonymous with modern furniture. Working with legendary designers George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames, the company produced pieces that would become classics of industrial design.




eames® molded plastic side chair with wire base

average rating: 5
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, more than a month ago.
I ordered the black wire base with the aqua sky molded plastic. The black wire base contrasts with the blue, giving it a modern, yet classic, look. The chair is also really comfortable, which is not obvious from looking at photos. It looks amazing in my small office nook. I'm very pleased with this purchase.
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Beautiful mid century classic design
, more than a month ago.
I love these chairs! They are comfortable and work so well in many different applications. My whole home is mid century, but I think they work just as well with traditional or rustic decor. Hive was great and the chairs arrived in perfect condtion!
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Don't Hesitate!
, more than a month ago.
We are so pleased with eight chairs we bought to go with the two eames armchairs we purchased. They look terrific in both our dining room and kitchen - and mix well with our antiques. We were initially concerned about adding such modern chairs into the mix (welsh dresser from the UK; pine kitchen table; great grandmother's oval walnut dining room table, etc.) but they are not only good looking - they add pizazz and a shot of color - we got yellow, red, sparrow, and charcoal - 2 of each. Plus of course - super comfortable for both my curvy body and my husband's tall lanky frame. Can't go wrong with these - we are so pleased we invested.
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