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Eames Plastic Armchair Design Charles & Ray Eames


The Eames Plastic Armchair is available once again. Due to innovations in technology and materials, it is now possible to produce fully authentic seat shells made of ecologically friendly, recyclable polypropylene in various colours. Charles & Ray Eames feature among the most important figures of twentieth century design. Their work is multi-faceted: they developed funiture, produced films and photographs, organised exhibitions and designed and built their own house as a pioneering endeavour. Vitra has produced and marketed the furniture designs of Charles & Ray Eames since 1957. First producing under license, Vitra obtained exclusive rights to all Eames products for Europe and the Middle East in 1984. Consequently, we are the sole legitimate manufacturer of Eames designs in this part of the world. The brand gives you the security of owning an original product by Charles & Ray Eames.

DAX


PACC

RAR


DAR

DAW


Eames Plastic Armchair This chair was designed in 1948 and first presented at the New York Museum of Modern Art competition 'Low-Cost Furniture Design'. The comfortable seat shell, made of fibreglass-reinforced plastic, was combined with a variety of bases. It was the first plastic chair to be mass-produced.

© 2006 EAMES OFFICE LLC (www.eamesoffice.com)

1950 drawing by Saul Steinberg

1952 Photo for catalogue

1950 Verla Shulman, Eames Office employee

We have retained Charles & Ray Eames’ idea of combining a comfortable seat with different bases, in order to achieve the widest use for the chair. With various bases, the Eames Plastic Armchair is suitable for the home, cafés, offices, lobbies or waiting rooms and training areas.


Eames Plastic Armchair Programme features

All measurements in millimetres and inches, established pursuant to EN-1335,1

415 161/4”

600 231/2 ” 520 201/2 ” 355-480 14”-19”

625 241/2 ” 410 161/4” 250 9 3/4”

370 141/2 ”

755-890 29 3/4”- 35”

Outdoor use The powder-coating makes the chair ideal for outdoor use. The frame is galvanized. Special additives in the seat pan slow colour fading due to UV radiation. However, leaving the chair be exposed to the sun for an extended period of time can result in changes in the colour. We recommend that the chair not be left in the sun longer than necessary.

600 231/2 ” 520 201/2 ”

DAW

RAR

On stretcher 2-5 units can be linked or combined with tables made of HPL laminate (black). T-form supporting bar, epoxy coated basic dark, polished aluminium base.

625 241/2 ” 410 161/4”

415 161/4”

805 313/4” 370 141/2 ”

PACC: Swivel chair, height adjustable, on five-star base with castors for either hard or soft floors. Five-star base made of polished pressure-cast aluminium.

690 271/4” 520 201/2 ”

625 241/2 ” 410 161/4”

330 13”

DAW: Wooden base made of stained and varnished maple, with steel rod cross-struts in basic dark.

DAR

250 9 3/4”

670 261/2 ” 370 141/2 ”

RAR: Wire base with cross-struts, chrome-plated, on runners made of maple, stained and varnished.

600 231/2 ” 520 201/2 ”

250 9 3/4”

DAX

625 241/2 ” 410 161/4” 250 9 3/4”

805 313/4” 370 141/2 ”

DAR: Four-legged wire base with cross-struts, chrome-plated or in powdercoated grey (NCS-S-6500-N).

600 231/2 ” 520 20 1/2 ”

405 16”

DAX: Four-legged base of chrome-plated tubular steel or in powdercoated grey (NCS-S-6500-N).

625 241/2 ” 410 161/4” 250 9 3/4”

795 311/4” 370 14 1/2 ”

Seat shell made of solid-coloured polypropylene. Optionally with cushions (except RAR) in five different colours. Seat cover made of removable and washable knitted fabric. Various designs for bases.

370 141/2 ”

660 26” 50 2”

600 231/2 ”

420 161/2 ”

385 15 1/4”

810 32”

PACC

560 22”

430 17”

542 211/4” 625 241/2 ”

Seat shell

Seat cushion Torso EPC

2600 1021/4” On stretcher Deviations in colour are possible due to the printing process.

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