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Eames® Molded Plastic Wire-Base Armchair (DAR)

Designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller®

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Item Number: 4895
$449.00 - $469.00
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Charles and Ray Eames believed that “design is a method of action,” and continually updated their work as new materials became available. Their Molded Plastic chairs were originally designed in metal, and entered as a prototype in MoMA’s 1948 International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design. They then changed the material to fiberglass in 1950, and today the chairs are made of recyclable polypropylene. Charles was dissatisfied with the fiberglass, and it wasn’t until after his death that the matte finish he desired was achieved, thanks to advances in materials. “The chair that Charles and Ray were designing,” explains grandson Eames Demetrios, “is the chair that’s made tomorrow.” The deep seat pocket and waterfall seat edge keep you comfortable by reducing pressure on the backs of thighs. This is an authentic chair by Herman Miller, Inc. Eames is a licensed trademark of Herman Miller. Contract quality. Made in U.S.A.

  • DAR stands for dining height, armchair, rod base.
  • Commonly referred to as the Eiffel chair (because of the shape of the base).

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Charles and Ray Eames
Charles and Ray Eames

USA (1907–1978; 1912–1988)

Design is for living. That maxim shaped a widespread shift in design during the 1940s and 1950s. It was a revolution of form, an exciting visual language that signaled a new age and a fresh start – and two of its prime movers were Charles and Ray Eames. The Eameses were a husband-and-wife team whose unique synergy led to a whole ...

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Dimensions

H 31.75" W 25" D 24" Seat H 18" Arm H 26.5" Eames® Molded Plastic Wire-Base Armchair (DAR)

Materials

Injection-molded batch-dyed recyclable polypropylene; black or white powder-coated or chrome-plated steel base; leveling floor glides.

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