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Charles and 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. Charles and Ray achieved their monumental success by approaching each project the same way: Does it interest and intrigue us? Can we make it better? Will we have "serious fun" doing it? They loved their work, which was a combination of art and science, design and architecture, process and product, style and function. "The details are not details," said Charles. "They make the product." A problem-solver who encouraged experimentation among his staff, Charles once said his dream was "to have people working on useless projects. These have the germ of new concepts." Their own concepts evolved over time, not overnight. As Charles noted about the development of the Molded Plywood Chairs, "Yes, it was a flash of inspiration," he said, "a kind of 30-year flash." With these two, one thing always seemed to lead to another. Their revolutionary work in molded plywood led to their breakthrough work in molded fiberglass seating. A magazine contest led to their highly innovative "Case Study" house. Their love of photography led to film making, including a huge seven-screen presentation at the Moscow World's Fair in 1959, in a dome designed by their friend and colleague, Buckminster Fuller. Graphic design led to showroom design, toy collecting to toy inventing. And a wooden plank contraption, rigged up by their friend, director Billy Wilder for taking naps, led to their acclaimed chaise design. A design critic once said that this extraordinary couple "just wanted to make the world a better place." That they did. They also made it a lot more interesting. Office/Studio The Eames Office Santa Monica, California Awards/Recognition Organic Furniture Competition, Museum of Modern Art, 1940 Emmy Award, (Graphics), "The Fabulous Fifties," 1960 Kaufmann International Design Award, 1961 25 Year American Institute of Architects Award, 1977 Eliot Norton Chair of Poetry, Harvard, 1971 Queen's Gold Medal for Architecture, 1979 Named "Most Influential Designer of the 20th Century," WORLDESIGN '85, Industrial Designers Society of America, 1985 The Work of Charles and Ray Eames: A Legacy of Invention, Traveling Exhibition, Library of Congress, 1999

With the Eames Molded Fiberglass Side Chair, the Eameses created a universal response to what everyone wants from a chair: a simple, gracious form that fits any body and every place. Thanks to a new, proprietary process of producing fiberglass-reinforced plastic, Herman Miller is once again able to produce the original 1950 Eames Molded Fiberglass Side Chair safely. The Molded Fiberglass Side Chair is available in various colors as well as numerous upholstery and base options, making it an ideal dining chair option for both formal and informal spaces alike.

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  • Material: Molded Fiberglass
  • Dowel base
  • 19% Recycled content; 99% recyclable
  • A ''Preform'' that Performs: To create preforms for the new Eames Molded Fiberglass Arm and Side Chairs, a "dry binder process" is used
  • With this technique, fiberglass strands, some of which melt at a lower temperature, are blown by a robot onto a screen in the shape of the chair shell
  • Heat is then applied, and enough strands melt so that the preform's shape remains intact, avoiding the harmful "wet glue" process used in traditional fiberglass fabrication
  • A Greener Resin: By employing technology used mainly in the automotive and manufacturing industries, this new fiberglass resin boasts many environmental improvements
  • Monomer-free and processed without VOC (volatile organic compounds) or HAP (hazardous air pollutants) emissions, these resins eliminate the need for thermal oxidizers
  • Compared to the fiberglass resins used in the Eameses' original design, the new resin results in a safer work environment for employees
  • Made in the USA
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Dimensions:

  • Overall Width - Side to Side: 25"
  • Overall Depth - Front to Back: 24.5"
  • Overall Product Weight: 18lbs

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  • 17.25 - 31.5" H x 25" W x 24.5" D, 18 lbs
  • Overall Width - Side to Side: 25"
  • Overall Depth - Front to Back: 24.5"
  • Overall Product Weight: 18lbs

Features

Product Type: Arm chairFinish: 1: Black
Finish: 2: WhiteDistressed: No
Frame Material: WoodSeat Frame Material: Plastic
Number of Items Included: 1Upholstered Seat: No
Style: ModernBack Style: Solid back
Dining Type: Casual/KitchenCountry of Manufacture: United States
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Herman Miller ® Eames Molded Fiberglass Armchair with Dowel Base

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Eames Molder Fiberglass Armchair with Dowel Base

 from Saint Augustine, FL– Verified Buyer

Although it took a while to get these chairs, I couldn't be happier with the quality. I got the orange color and everyone who comes into my office comments on how cool they are. And once they sit in one they all want it. If you're into retro, you can't go wrong. Plus they are the real deal Herman Miller chairs, not some cheap knock off.

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OUR SKU # HML2007 This item is also sometimes listed under the following manufacturer numbers: DFAW./BKEN111, DFAW./BKEN113, DFAW./BKEN114, DFAW./BKEN115, DFAW./BKEN116, DFAW./BKEN117, DFAW./BKEN118, DFAW./BKEN119, DFAW./BKOU111, DFAW./BKOU113, DFAW./BKOU114, DFAW./BKOU115, DFAW./BKOU116, DFAW./BKOU117, DFAW./BKOU118, DFAW./BKOU119, DFAW./BKUL111, DFAW./BKUL113, DFAW./BKUL114, DFAW./BKUL115, DFAW./BKUL116, DFAW./BKUL117, DFAW./BKUL118, DFAW./BKUL119

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