Eames for Herman Miller Fiberglass Side Chair with DSW Dowel legs - Seafoam

We have 4 in stock.

What is it?

The shell chair that we know today was originally supposed to be made out of plywood, which incidentally are now in production by Herman Miller today. In the 1940’s the Eameses were trying to create a single-shell plywood form, but had to settle for separate molded plywood panels for the back and seat, this design would later become the Eames Molded Plywood Chair.

Two years later, they produced a single form shell chair made out of metal for the “International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design.” However the prototype was too costly to produce, so new materials such as plastic reinforced with fiberglass, a material that could be molded with ease and produced cost effectively and so the shell chair was born! 

First released in 1950 and the first mass produced plastic chair! Through the years, color, height, base variations, and choices of upholstery have changed and been discontinued. This results in some designs being rarer that others and some colors a lot more desirable. 

What's special about this one? 

One of the most coveted colors of the Eames fiberglass range, seafoam green! It's turquoise esque shades are a favorite all around the world. We have restored the fiberglass chairs with new shock mounts and paired this set with Maple/Ash replica DSW dowel legs for a wonderfully contrasting look.

Where will it fit? 

H 31.75" W 18" D 21" Seat H 17.25"