Because Girard wanted chairs with seat backs no higher than dining table tops, Charles and Ray Eames designed these with a lower back than their original molded fiberglass chairs. Along with the new shells, Charles and Ray devised a new contract base, which combined all of the functions of a contract base in two symmetrical forms that could be joined together. The four vertical elements featured lightweight construction while still providing strength and stability to the solid cast.
Herman Miller offered this model and the Arm Chair to all of their customers for more than 12 years.
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