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.
Eames Stools represent the evolution of Charles and Ray Eames’ iterative process, which continually pushed the boundaries of what a single-shell chair could be. The Familiar form of the plastic shell sits atop a 4-leg base design. The stools are available in both bar and counter height, 14 shell colors and numerous upholstery options to fit the growing need of stools in the home and work place.
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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The polypropylene material provides a soft matted texture with impressive durability.
The plastic shell comes in fourteen colors: Pale Yellow, Red Orange, Blush, Kelly Green, Aqua Sky, Blue Ice, Peacock Blue, White, Alpine, Charcoal, Black, Stone, Sparrow, Java
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