Curves Ahead — From dining and lounging to rocking little ones to sleep, these functional pieces of art will elevate the way you live for years to come. Choose from the molded plastic, fiberglass, wood, and wire versions of this iconic design.
Breaking the Mold
After the success of their molded plywood designs from the 1940s, Herman Miller knew that innovative designers Charles and Ray Eames were onto something. Their molded forms accommodated the organic curves of the body and had the potential to be made from additional materials to expand their utility. Ensuing conversation between Herman Miller design director George Nelson and the designer couple bore fruit in the colorful, curved form of the Eames Shell Chair. The Eameses’ processes for molding plastic and fiberglass—and their experimentation with bending wire—led to a universal, inclusive collection of chairs that are just as at home in your living room as they are in museum collections.