Eames Molded Fiberglass Armchair, Dowel Base With Nonupholstered Shell

Eames Molded Fiberglass Armchair, Dowel Base With Nonupholstered Shell

Herman Miller
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Charles and Ray Eames believed “design is a method of action,” and they continually updated their work as new materials became available. “The chair that Charles and Ray were designing,” explains grandson Eames Demetrios, “is the chair that’s made tomorrow.” The duo originally designed their molded chair in metal and entered it as a prototype in MoMA’s 1948 International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design, then refashioned it in light yet strong fiberglass just two years later. In the 1980s, after determining fiberglass production was detrimental to the environment, Herman Miller ceased production to explore more sustainable options, eventually choosing recyclable polypropylene. The company never quite forgot about fiberglass, however, and it recently began researching greener production methods. The Eames Molded Fiberglass Chair (1950) is the end result, constructed using a cleaner process but true to the original with its beloved variegated surface. This reintroduced version comes in a range of reformulated semi-gloss color pigments that faithfully reproduce the vintage ones. Its deep seat pocket and waterfall edge keep you comfortable by reducing pressure on the backs of your thighs. The seat back is left unfinished to maintain a slightly rough natural texture for easier gripping with your hands. This is an authentic Eames product by Herman Miller.

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Eames Molded Fiberglass Armchair, Dowel Base With Nonupholstered Shell
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Charles and Ray Eames

Charles and Ray Eames

Charles Eames was born in 1907. After attending Washington University, he began working in an architectural office. In 1930, Charles started his own architectural office. Ray Kaiser Eames was born in 1912. She studied painting in NYC before moving to Cranbrook Academy where she met and assisted Charles and Eero Saarinen for the Museum of Modern Art’s Organic Furniture Competition. They married in 1941 and moved to California. Their own home design is considered one of the world's most important post-war residences. They are among the most important American designers of the 20th century.
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