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eames® dowel base armchair with seat pad

by Eames, from Herman Miller ®

eames® dowel base armchair with seat pad
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eames® dowel base armchair with seat pad

Design Charles & Ray Eames, 1948
Molded fiberglass or plastic shell, wood dowel legs, seat pad
Made by Herman Miller

"The role of the designer is that of a very good, thoughtful host anticipating the needs of his guest." -Charles Eames

The organic shape and sophisticated lines of Charles and Ray Eames' molded plastic armchair make it a desirable design object as well as a surprisingly comfortable seating addition to any environment. This version features a dowel base which offers a warm counterpoint to the plastic or fiberglass shell material. The Eames molded side chairs in fiberglass or plastic can also be configured with a choice of wire, dowel leg, and 4-leg bases. An array of finely tailored fabrics round out the collection of seat pad customization options.

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."

With the molded plastic, fiberglass, and wood shell chairs -as well as the wire chair- the Eames' have created a universal response to what everyone wants from a chair: a simple, gracious form that fits any body and every place.

The seat and back are formed of molded plastic or fiberglass with waterfall edges and flexible back. Upholstered seat pad comes affixed to Eames Molded shells. The Ebony stained white ash dowels and the solid walnut dowels have black glides while the solid maple and white ash dowels have white glides. Chair is offered with standard plastic glides or standard glides with felt bottom.

plastic shell with seat pad: 25" w | 23.5" d | 31.75" h | seat: 17.75" h | arms: 26.5" h
fiberglass shell with seat pad: 25" w | 23.25" d | 31.5" h | seat: 18" h | arms: 26.25" h

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Charles and Ray Eames


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
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.


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