Fiberglass Armchairs

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1950 – 1993, 2014 – Present

Thanks to a new proprietary process for making fiberglass, Herman Miller is once again producing the original 1950 Eames Molded Fiberglass Chair—this time using a safe, monomer-free “dry bind” process.

Like the original shells, our new fiberglass-finish has the same telltale striation and covetable surface-variation that have attracted avid vintage collectors for decades.

The design comes in eight archival colors and a choice of bases including wire, dowel leg, 4-leg, and stacking. An array of trim, finely-tailored Hopsak fabrics designed by Alexander Girard, Herman Miller’s Textile Director from 1952 to 1973, round out the collection of shell customization options, fully restoring the integrity of the original 1953 shell chair offerings. All chairs can be recycled through the Herman Miller Take Back Program.

All Eames Molded Fiberglass Chairs are manufactured exclusively by Herman Miller.

Current Production Models

  • DFAR

    Herman Miller
  • DFAW

    Herman Miller
  • DFAX

    Herman Miller

Historic Examples

  • RAR

    1950
  • RAR

    1950
  • RAR

    1950
  • RAR

    1950
  • RAR

    1959
  • RAR

    1959
  • RAR

    1959
  • RAR

    1959
  • MAX

    1951
  • MAX

    1951
  • MAX

    1951
  • MAX

    1951

Vintage Advertisements

  • Eames Fiberglass Chairs

    1970
  • Eames Fiberglass Chairs

    1981