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.
The LAR (Low Armchair Rod Based) was one of the original five Shell Chair models Herman Miller introduced in 1950. Its discontinuation in the mid-1960s made what was nicknamed the “Cat’s Cradle Base” an instant collector’s item. Its return as the Eames Shell Chair with Low Wire Base once again converts the one-piece armchair shell into a perfectly pitched lounger.
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.
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