Designers: Charles and Ray Eames
A classic piece of mid-century furniture. The first mass-produced plastic chair. And as stylish today as it was when it was designed in 1948. A multitude of color choices can be combined with a base in chrome or black and rockers in maple or walnut.
Charles and Ray Eames realized their first successful, single-shell form in 1950 with the Molded Fiberglass Chairs. However, when the environmental risks associated with fiberglass production became more widely understood, the decision was made to switch to a safer plastic. In 2004, Herman Miller reintroduced the Molded Plastic Armchair Rocker Base in polypropylene.
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The Molded Plastic Armchair Rocker Base is available in five colors and a variety of Hopsack upholstery options straight from the Alexander Girard archive.
An array of trim, finely tailored Hopsak fabrics designed by Alexander Girard, Herman Miller's Textile Director from 1952 to 1973, round out the collection of shell customization options, fully restoring the integrity of the original 1953 shell chair offerings. Reproduced as faithfully as possible to Girard's original specifications, the textile boasts one enhancement: it now uses more sustainable constructions and materials such as antimony-free polyester.