Eames Molded Plastic Armchair 4-Leg Base

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Arguably one of the 20th century’s most beloved designs, the Eames Shell chairs remain a sought after design classic nearly 55 years later. The molded plastic chairs are the result of Charles and Ray’s 6 years of experimenting with molded plywood to create a single shell form.

Charles Eames famously said, “The role of the designer is that of a very good, thoughtful host anticipating the needs of his guests.” The Molded Shell Chairs fulfill a universal response to what one wants in a chair: so that it could fit every body and any context, a chair that would be equally at home in a museum, living room or business.

The Eames Molded Plastic Dowel-Leg Armchair is back in ten archival colors and plenty of options to customize, including upholstery. This chair, first designed in 1950, continues to be extremely versatile and durable. Making it the perfect fit for an office lounge, living room or children’s room.

The Materials

In the late 1980s, after Ray Eames and Herman Miller had concerns about the long term effects of fiberglass in the environment, they decided to cease production until a more suitable material was found. In 2004 the only Eames Authentic Shell Chairs became available when they were reintroduced in a 100% recyclable polypropylene.

Make It Yours

The polypropylene material provides a soft matted texture with impressive durability.

The plastic shell comes in ten colors: Aqua Sky, Java, Sparrow, Charcoal, Peacock Blue, Stone, Black, Red Orange, White, Alpine.  Three possible bases: White, Black or Trivalent Chrome. All chairs come with nylon glides.

Also available upholstered in Hopsak fabrics by Alexander Girard. Please contact us at 855.815.7757 or [email protected] for personal assistance on upholstered chairs.

Furniture, fabric, and vintage orders are considered custom orders and are non-returnable.

Charles & Ray Eames

Furniture

A handful of Eames furniture designs, such as the Lounge Chair and Ottoman or the Molded Fiberglass Shell Side Chair, have become ubiquitous. Some are a staple in the interior design of airports around the world. Charles and Ray Eames spent forty years creating furniture in the realm of tables, lounges, chairs, room dividers, stools, and more for public and residential spaces.

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