Eames Molded Fiberglass Upholstered Armchair with Wood Dowel Base
**Aqua Sky, Black, Java, Red/Orange, Sparrow & White Plastic Shells Usually Ship in 20 BUSINESS DAYS
**Please Allow 6-8 Weeks for Fiberglass Version and All Other Plastic Colors
**LEMON YELLOW IS ON PRODUCTION HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Design Charles & Ray Eames, 1948
Molded fiberglass or plastic shell, metal frame, upholstered
Made by Herman Miller®
Designers: Charles and Ray Eames The Molded Fiberglass Armchair was designed on the principle of adaptability, offering innumerable configurations to serve a wide variety of applications and environments. It’s what makes it a classic worthy of museum collections—and living rooms, laundromats, lobbies, and cafés. The Molded Fiberglass Armchair is available in eight archival colors—in addition to numerous upholstery and base options—making it the perfect dining chair for a variety of spaces and styles.
The Future of Fiberglass
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 Armchair safely by means of a less volatile, monomer-free "dry bind" process. Like the original shell chairs, our new, fiberglass finish has the same covetable surface variation and telltale fiberglass striation that have attracted avid vintage collectors for decades.
Take Back Program
Like the countless fiberglass shells that have been beloved by avid Eames collectors and design enthusiasts for years, we expect our newly formulated Eames Molded Fiberglass Armchair to endure for generations to come. However, in the off chance your Molded Fiberglass Armchair is compromised, Herman Miller's Take Back program offers an environmentally sound means for recycling it.
A Better Performing "Preform"
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.
Make It Yours
Available in eight archival colors and numerous upholstery options, the Eames Molded Fiberglass Armchair Chair can be configured with a choice of wire, dowel leg, stacking, and 4-leg bases.
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.