Eames Molded Fiberglass Armchair Dowel Base



Designed by Charles and Ray Eames

By reformulating this modern dining chair's fiberglass shell to make the manufacturing process safe for workers, we're able to once again offer it in this beloved material combination. Fiberglass shells are available in a selection of new and vintage colors.


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Eames Molded Fiberglass Armchair Dowel Base

Eames Molded Fiberglass Armchair Dowel Base

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Eames Molded Fiberglass Armchair Dowel Base


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Packaging Dimensions:
27" x 25" x 32"
Package Weight:
23 lbs.
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Care and Maintenance

With regular care and maintenance, your Herman Miller product will provide many years of superior performance and satisfaction. To maintain quality, please follow the cleaning procedures outlined here.

The instructions for the care and maintenance of Herman Miller products are provided to you as a service. No warranty is implied since results may vary.


Fiberglass Shell

Normal cleaning

Wash fiberglass-reinforced polyester with a soft cloth soaked in detergent and warm water. Rinse thoroughly and dry with a clean soft cloth. Remove scuff marks and stubborn dirt using a soft bristle brush with detergent and warm water. Rinse thoroughly and dry with a clean soft cloth.

After cleaning or if finish appears dull, apply a pre-softened automotive paste wax to restore original sheen. Do not use abrasive cleaners that may damage the finish.

Wire Base and 4-Leg Base

Normal cleaning

Wash surface with a soft cloth soaked in mild detergent and warm water. Rinse thoroughly and dry with a clean soft cloth.

Do not use solvents or abrasive kitchen cleaners.

Wood Dowel Base

Normal cleaning

Dust regularly with a slightly damp, soft, lint-free cloth. Wipe dry with a dry, soft cloth in the directionof the wood grain. Spills should be immediately wiped up with a damp cloth.

Once a month

Clean the surface with a soft cloth dampened with a quality cleaner formulated for wood furniture. Wipe the surface in the direction of the wood grain to remove dirt and fingerprints. Wipe dry with a clean, dry cloth.

Twice a year

Apply a good quality furniture polish with a soft cloth. 

Do not use aerosol-powered cleaners or polishes. Also, do not use polishes containing waxes or abrasives, or polishes that are oil based.


Normal cleaning

Vacuum fabric as needed, using an upholstery attachment. Do not brush fabric or use a vacuum attachment with a rotary brush. Brushing may permanently damage the nap or change the character of the fabric. Do not apply water or any liquid solution.

Wetting the fabric with any liquid solution may result in permanent damage. If further cleaning is needed, dry-clean or spot clean fabric with solvent cleaner.

User Adjustments
Total Height 31.5"
Seat Height (Floor to Armchair) 26"
Width 25"
Depth 23.25"


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Love these stylish chairs!
Sturdy construction and attractive style. These are not an office desk chair to sit in long term, better for short term sitting. Also not the best for obese individuals as the width of the chair is limited.
August 26, 2015
Awesome design yet smaller than expected
I'm 6' but not that big, and the chair does feel a little tight yet still very comfortable with good cushion. The design is so tight with zero observable flaws. It looks even better in our family than I expected, and I can't wait to see how the fiberglass ages. Great value. I know that I'm not supposed to talk about customer service, but I had trouble deciding on all of the design options and the designer was an immense help. I love the black trim and black legs. I was gravitating toward chrome legs, and I'm so happy that I was pointed in a different direction.
June 19, 2015

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I need new upholstery for the fiberglass shell still in good condition.

Original woven cover with thin foam backing worn through to shell is fitted with cord or wire. Replacement available?
A shopper on Feb 21, 2016
Best Answer: An Authorized Herman Miller Dealer in your area will be happy to help you with any�upholstery�you're in need of. Please use the following link�to locate the dealer closest to you.�www.hermanmiller.com/Store/Find-a-Location

Should you run into any challenges, please contact the Herman Miller Online Store�at 888.798.0202 or hmstore@hermanmiller.com.