Eames RAR Plastic Armchair is an iconic design that epitomises the Modernist Architectural movement. Plastic Armchairs were first presented by Charles and Ray Eames in 1950 as part of the famed New York Museum of Modern Art competition, "Low Cost Furniture Design". Over 65 years later and the design looks just as characterful and pleasing to the eye as it ever has.

Their organically shaped seat shells made of fibreglass-reinforced plastic were later combined with various different bases, such as RAR's maple rockers. The latest version is made of polypropylene and the shape has been modified slightly to offer even greater sitting comfort. RAR stands for Rocking Armchair Rod Base.

The Polypropylene seat shell is dyed throughout ensuring the chair will keep it's vibrancy of colour forever, hiding any scratches well too. The seat base is constructed from steel and has been likened to the Eiffel Tower with its inter-woven metal cross bracing. The metalwork is available in either a Chrome or Basic Dark (Black) powder coated finish. The rockers are solid maple wood and either clear lacquered or dark stained and lacquered.

Eames RAR Plastic Armchair
by Vitra

Deep Black 12
Forest 48
Granite Grey 56
Green 42
Ice Grey 23
Light Grey 24
Mustard 34
Pale Rose 41
Pebble 11
Poppy Red 03
Rusty Orange 43
Sea Blue 83
Sunlight 26
White 04
$643.00

Eames RAR Plastic Armchair is an iconic design that epitomises the Modernist Architectural movement. Plastic Armchairs were first presented by Charles and Ray Eames in 1950 as part of the famed New York Museum of Modern Art competition, "Low Cost Furniture Design". Over 65 years later and the design looks just as characterful and pleasing to the eye as it ever has.

Their organically shaped seat shells made of fibreglass-reinforced plastic were later combined with various different bases, such as RAR's maple rockers. The latest version is made of polypropylene and the shape has been modified slightly to offer even greater...

Eames RAR Plastic Armchair is an iconic design that epitomises the Modernist Architectural movement. Plastic Armchairs were first presented by Charles and Ray Eames in 1950 as part of the famed New York Museum of Modern Art competition, "Low Cost Furniture Design". Over 65 years later and the design looks just as characterful and pleasing to the eye as it ever has.

Their organically shaped seat shells made of fibreglass-reinforced plastic were later combined with various different bases, such as RAR's maple rockers. The latest version is made of polypropylene and the shape has been modified slightly to offer even greater sitting comfort. RAR stands for Rocking Armchair Rod Base.

The Polypropylene seat shell is dyed throughout ensuring the chair will keep it's vibrancy of colour forever, hiding any scratches well too. The seat base is constructed from steel and has been likened to the Eiffel Tower with its inter-woven metal cross bracing. The metalwork is available in either a Chrome or Basic Dark (Black) powder coated finish. The rockers are solid maple wood and either clear lacquered or dark stained and lacquered.

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Height: 67cm (seat height: 33cm) x Width: 62.5cm x Depth: 69cm
Seat shell in polypropylene, dyed through.
Four-legged braced steel wire base with either basic dark (black) powder coated or chrome finish.
Solid maple rockers in natural or dark stain with clear varnish.

Samples of the seat shell colours are available to loan from Really Well Made. Please get in touch for details.

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Charles and Ray Eames

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Charles and Ray Eames

Charles and Ray were a married couple who fundamentally changed the way furniture and buildings are designed and manufactured - playing a large role at the inception of the Modernist movement. They worked with Herman Miller and then later Vitra in the 1950’s to pioneer new technologies in moulded plywood, plastic resin and wire mesh products.

Charles was by highly influenced by the Finnish Architect Eliel Saarinen who encouraged Eames to move to Michigan to further study Architecture at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He became friends with Eliel’s son Eero and together they created a prize-winning furniture entry for New York’s MOMA museum ‘Organic Design in Home Furnishings’ competition. Ray Eames was born as...

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