Fiberglass Side Chairs

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1951 – 1993, 2014 – Present

The Eames Fiberglass Side Chair was developed in 1951 after the Eames Fiberglass Armchair of 1950. It was actually more challenging to design than the Armchair because, without arms, the edges where the back met the seat tended to crack.

Thanks to a new proprietary process of producing fiberglass, Herman Miller is once again able to produce the Eames original 1951 Molded Fiberglass Side Chair safely by means of a less volatile, monomer-free “dry bind” process. Like the original shell chairs, our new fiberglass finish has the same covetable surface variation and tell-tale fiberglass striation that have attracted avid vintage collectors for decades.

Available in both the arm and side chair formats in eight archival colors, the chairs can be configured with a choice of wire, dowel leg, stacking, rocker, and 4-leg bases. 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. The process for making shells and the nature of fiberglass mean that each shell is unique and can possess traits such as tiny cavities in the surface, small points of lighter or darker color, or faint circular shadows where base attaches to shell.

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

Historic Examples Photos Courtesy of J.F. Chen © Eames Office, LLC.

  • DSR Herman Miller

    1954
  • DSR Herman Miller

    1954
  • DSR Herman Miller

    1954
  • DSR Herman Miller

    1954
  • DSX-1 Herman Miller

    1958
  • DSX-1 Herman Miller

    1958
  • DSX-1 Herman Miller

    1958
  • DSX-1 Herman Miller

    1958
  • PSCC-4 Herman Miller

    1963
  • PSCC-4 Herman Miller

    1963
  • PSCC-4 Herman Miller

    1963
  • PSCC-4 Herman Miller

    1963
  • DSX-1 Herman Miller

    1970
  • DSX-1 Herman Miller

    1970
  • DSX-1 Herman Miller

    1970
  • DSX-1 Herman Miller

    1970

Historic Product Literature

  • DSX Herman Miller

    1979
  • DSS Herman Miller

    1979
  • EC134 Herman Miller

    1979
  • PSCA01 Herman Miller

    1979
  • Eames Fiberglass Chairs

    1981