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Design by Charles & Ray Eames, 1948.
Made in Michigan by Herman Miller.
The unmistakable Eames Molded Plastic chair takes on a different life with each of its base offerings. The maple dowel legs bring a softer aesthetic, while the crossed metal rods are distinctly Eames. The high-impact plastic shells are carefully manufactured using environmentally friendly recyclable polypropylene and are dyed throughout so colors remain vibrant even after years of hard use. For extended comfort, the shell is connected to the base by rubber shock mounts. The dowel-leg base has maple legs with non-adjustable nylon glides.
Today the chairs are produced locally in Michigan by Herman Miller, just as the vintage chairs were. The Molded Plastic Chair is also offered with Metal base options. Select Maple, Ebony or Walnut Dowel Legs with one of several molded plastic non-upholstered shell colors.
Material(s): Recyclable polypropylene shell, metal base, wood legs
By: Hsiaoting H., Homeowner (Charlotte)
I really LOVE the design of Eames chairs. They are perfect match of my contemporary house. Great service and nice shipping. I would definitely buy from Yliving again.
Top Notch Quality As Always from Herman Miller
By: Michael B., Homeowner (San Diego)
What can I say, it's a classic. The Production quality is excellent as it always is with Herman Miller products. Really like the walnut dowel legs with black wire.
Classic Authentic Mid-Century Chairs
By: bSTUDIO, Designer (Brooklyn, NY USA)
Herman Miller's Eames molded plastic chairs are perfect in nearly every interior. They are now more sustainably produced and the matte finish is durable and easy to maintain in both residential and commercial environments. I specify them again and again for clients and just bought them for my own home. Highly recommended!
Perfect, of course.
By: EamesAdmirer, Designer (Sacramento, CA, USA)
Beautiful chairs. Except for the change to more environmentally friendly materials, the same great chair since the 1940's.
Respect for the Designer
By: Kathleen H., Homeowner (Larkspur)
I adore my first Eames chair. I've been a student of chairs since embarking on furnishing my first apartment back in the '70's. So, I've followed Eames' designs, Thonet, Saarinen, with particular fondness for the midcentury aesthetic. As an added bonus, right after ordering, PBS featured the film that was made of the Eames Studio many years ago. I debated and debated on this purchase, but concluded that I wanted to respect the designers by purchasing chairs made by a licensed, reputable manufacturer. I will come back for more, for certain. And I will look first at this store, as they have very favorable policies and pricing. Delivery was fast and easy.
Exactly what I wanted
By: Eli H., Designer (Brooklyn)
I tracked down this chair as a gift to my girlfriend who had wanted one for ages. Design Within Reach and a couple other places offered it, but YLiving had the best price, and awesome customer service.
A classic, reinterpreted.
By: Jascha P., Homeowner (Long Island City, NY)
Herman Miller re-issued the classic original Eames fiberglass chairs in a molded plastic version. We debated whether to buy this new issue or get the original fiberglass chairs, which no longer bear the Eames brand and are now manufactured by Modernica. While there are pros and cons to either choice (besides being the original - if you are a purist - fiberglass has more texture making the color appear somewhat varied and thus richer) we opted for the Herman Miller's because we felt the molded plastic would be more comfortable, as it's less rigid (fiberglass doesn't bend) and easier to clean (we have small children). The chairs are indeed comfortable (they "give" slightly when you lean against the back), and can be cleaned easily with a wet cloth. They also look very nice and match our Saarinen tulip table - a classic combo that looks great in our modern apartment with white sleek cabinetry and dark wood flors. I wish Herman Miller would offer the dowel-legs in different colors (currently, they only come in a light beech, whereas Modernica has them in maple or walnut and also offers the metal part in chrome or black). The color of the plastic shell replicates the original mid-century color scheme quite nicely and was rendered pretty accuratly on the YLiving website: however, those colors may not be everybody's cup of tea, as the retro look is a tad drab (as is the case with the green side chairs) or very bright (even more so in the Modernica variant). The chairs shipped reasonably quickly (about 2-3 weeks) and didn't require assembly; we just took them out of the box. YLiving customer service was friendly and efficient (there were no problems to be solved, so that shouldn't be dificult) and the shipper easy to liaise with for delivery.
Beautifully made classic
By: Ben L., Renter (West Hollywood, CA)
Sturdy, beautiful, great lines. Great materials. These chairs are for life.
An updated classic
By: Jodi, Homeowner (Miami)
I just bought 6 of these chairs in white. I paired them with a warm, farmhouse table made of reclaimed wood. I love the juxtaposition of a the warm table with a more modern chair. The wood dowel legs make the chair so much more interesting than the plain metal legs. I also think these chairs are so comfortable.
By: Diego H., Architect (México)
This chair is beautiful, and the design of the space is now perfect.
Designer: Charles + Ray Eames
A chair that looked like a potato chip. Another that resembled a "well-used first baseman's mitt." A folding screen that rippled...
With a grand sense of adventure, Charles and Ray Eames turned their curiosity and boundless enthusiasm into creations that established them as a truly great husband-and-wife design team. Their unique synergy led to a whole new look in furniture. Lean and modern. Playful and functional. Sleek, sophisticated, and beautifully simple. That was and is the "Eames look."
That look and their relationship with Herman Miller started with molded plywood chairs in the late 1940s and includes the world-renowned Eames lounge chair, now in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.View other products by Charles + Ray Eames
Manufacturer: Herman Miller
Herman Miller has been dedicated to design for more than 75 years. With a design legacy that began under the leadership of Gilbert Rohde and George Nelson in the 1930s and 40s, the company gained a worldwide following for its modern furniture collection by the early 1950s, with chairs, sofas and tables for home and office by designers like Charles & Ray Eames, Alexander Girard, George Nelson, and Isamu Noguchi. These icons of modern design developed products that still endure today. And, through continued innovation at the company and a new generation of designers and ideas, the products that Herman Miller makes today will endure for decades to come.
Herman Miller works for a better world around you. They do this by designing furnishings that improve the human experience - from pioneering the way for ergonomic office seating and furniture to stewarding environmental leadership in its business and manufacturing processes, product material useage and product life cycles. Herman Miller's longstanding commitment to the world around us continues to drive design solutions for the modern home and workspace. The company continues to develop its designer relationships with names like Yves Behar, Jeff Weber and Studio 7 adding lighting, storage and office collections to its catalog of design classics.View other products from Herman Miller