New materials, especially those that held promise for doing more with less, fascinated Charles and Ray Eames throughout their careers. Their fascination led to inventive modern furniture, such as the Molded Plastic Chair. Designed in 1948, it was the first plastic chair to be mass produced. The current models look exactly the same as the originals. They remain unupholstered, in keeping with the Eameses requirement that materials be expressed honestly and unselfconsciously.
In fact, these were the first one-piece plastic chairs to be left uncovered. At the same time, the chairs are better than ever. For example, the shell is now manufactured using more environmentally friendly, high-impact plastic. Organic shape Clean, simple form sculpted to fit the body First presented at the Museum of Modern Art in 1948, the chairs have achieved a pervasive presence that proves the staying power of good design Today’s recreation looks the same as the original Rocker base for fun comfort.
Durable design, even in public spaces Many uses – in the home, office, café, reception area, or training room Stained maple runners support the rocker base Designed for minimum environmental impact Shells are recyclable polypropylene Shell is dyed throughout so colors remain vibrant even after years of hard use Rubber shock mounts where shell meets the base provide extended comfort Dimensions: Height: 26.5″ Width: 24.5″ Depth: 27.25″ Seat Height: 13″ Arm Height: 9.75″