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eames® molded plastic armchair with wire base

by Eames, from Herman Miller ®

eames® molded plastic armchair 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."

25" w | 24" d | 31.5" h | seat: 17.875" h

$495.00 + free shipping
(Quick-ship options ship immediately. Aqua sky, black, java, red/orange, sparrow & white usually ship in 20 business days. Please allow 25-45 business days for all other options)
average rating: 5

Eames

Husband and wife team Charles & Ray Eames played a major role in the world of modern architecture, furniture design, graphic design, art and film. Charles and Ray designed prize winning furniture that expanded upon the wood molding inspiration of Alvar Aalto. Ray Eames began as an abstract expressionist painter and has a painting in the Whitney Museum permanent collection.
Herman Miller was a West Michigan businessman who helped his son in law buy the Michigan Star Furniture Company in 1923. De Pree had been working at the company since he was hired in 1909 as a clerk. De Pree knew his father in law as 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 & Ray Eames the company produced legendary classics of industrial design.

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