Eames Plastic Armchair has a long history behind it and has received several awards since the 1950s. The American designers, Charles and Ray Eames, husband and wife, have been in the competition for “Low-Cost Furniture Design” by the Museum of Modern Art in 1948 new York participated and the project for a low-cost chair with armrests for mass production get the second prize. Two years later, in cooperation with the furniture manufacturer “Herman Miller”, the first 2000 shells of the armchair appeared. The production process was a Zenith patent for the manufacture of fiberglass radar panels and the technology developed by Crysler made it possible to mount the same shell on different bases. Eames Plastic Armchair is the first mass-produced chair and as design classics designated.
Eames Plastic Armchair – a chair of all time
Until 1989, Herman Miller produced bowls for the USA and Vitra for Europe in the same way, and Eames Plastic Armchairs in quantities. Then the production was stopped for ecological reasons. Since 2004, the chair by Vitra is made of environmentally friendly, recyclable polypropylene material. The shell of the chair is available in several variants – with or without armrests, with or without pad , The different frame is mounted with four screws to the shell and this is the model of the chair referred.
Eames Plastic Armchair – Furnishings with design classics
All models are characterized by the unmistakable shape of the seat shell with the contours of the human body. The most commonly used variant of the chair is with maple base with metal struts – DAW. It makes him the perfect seating to the dining table and in every living room.
Eames Plastic Armchair – chair and armchair with different variants of base frame
Conceptually close to the original model from the 1950s is DAX with a simple four-legged metal base. A chromed steel wire construction has the Plastic chair with armrests DAR, or even “Aifel based” called. In addition, for the two models are still offered glides – made of felt for smooth floors and plastic for carpeting. Eames Plastic Armchair is also known in the version of the rocking chair – RAR, from the English “Ricking Armchair Rod Base”. Also available under the collection is an office chair – PACC, and the version with polished die-cast frame La Fonda – DAL. Almost all models are optionally available with full upholstery made of polyurethane foam and covered with the fabric hopsack freely selectable.
Eames Plastic Armchair – a plastic chair with history
The design by Chares and Ray Eames was changed a bit by Vitra for today’s Reedition specimens as the average height has increased. The adjustment is 20 mm at the height of the frames. The color palette has also been renewed with which new tones.
Eames Plastic Armchair in the variation of Side Chair
The Eames Plastic Arm and Sidehair can be seen in any area of the public or private space – as a visitor, dining, rocking or swivel chair, as well as stackable and even with row connection. With its simple design and relative appearance, it is a multi-faceted piece of furniture and expands the concept of plastic chairs.
With Eames Plastic Armchair or Side Cair for a cozy, modern home
Eames Plastic Armchair – a shell several colors and upholstery
Eames Plastic Armchair – minimalist and stylish
Eames Plastic Armchair – timelessly modern
Eames Plastic Armchair fits any purpose
Eames Plastic Armchair as a chair in the workplace
Eames Plastic Armchair – a stylish piece of furniture
Eames Plastic Armchair at the minimalist workplace
Rocking chair variant of Eames Plastic Armchair
Eames Plastic Armchair in combination with pieces of furniture of different styles
Eames Plastic Armchair elegant in black
Eames Plastic Armchair as a café chair
Style mix – a table with several different chairs
Eames Plastic Armchair upholstered in brown
Elegant dining table with plastic armchairs in red
Eames Plastic Arm and Side Chair together around the table
Yellow accents in modern open kitchen
Eames Armchair and dining table in solid wood
Modern home with open kitchen and interesting varied wall design
Minimalist, stylish and timeless – set up with Eames Armchair
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