Herman Miller Eames Molded Plastic Chair

By - May 22nd, 2013


The iconic Eames Molded Plastic Chair, created by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, was originally introduced in the 1950s as the first mass-produced plastic chair. It continued to evolve in the ensuing years, with changes in color and height accompanying base variations and even the application of upholstery. But by the late ’80s Herman Miller had determined that the fiberglass reinforced plastic shells were a detriment to the environment, eventually ceasing production of the chair in 1989. In 2000 the Mold Plastic Chair was resurrected using recyclable polypropylene, and thirteen years later Herman Miller has announced a return to the chair’s fiberglass roots, thanks to a new manufacturing process that eliminates volatile organic compounds and other Hazardous Air Pollutants during production. Finished in a total of nine new vintage colors, the Eames Molded Fiberglass Arm and Side Chair can be combined with a choice of wire, dowel leg, four leg, stacking or rocking bases, with availability set for summer 2013.


via: The Verge // Cool Hunting