Eames Fiberglass Wire-Base Armchair


$660.00 $561.00

Designed by Charles and Ray Eames

Charles and Ray Eames believed “design is a method of action,” and they continually updated their work as new materials became available. “The chair that Charles and Ray were designing,” explains grandson Eames Demetrios, “is the chair that’s made tomorrow.” The ... More

Charles and Ray Eames believed “design is a method of action,” and they continually updated their work as new materials became available. “The chair that Charles and Ray were designing,” explains grandson Eames Demetrios, “is the chair that’s made tomorrow.” The duo originally designed their molded chair in metal and entered it as a prototype in MoMA’s 1948 International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design, then refashioned it in light yet strong fiberglass just two years later. In the 1980s, after determining fiberglass production was detrimental to the environment, Herman Miller ceased production to explore more sustainable options, eventually choosing recyclable polypropylene. The company never quite forgot about fiberglass, however, and it recently began researching greener production methods. The Eames Molded Fiberglass Chair (1950) is the end result, constructed using a cleaner process but true to the original with its beloved variegated surface. This reintroduced version comes in a range of reformulated semi-gloss color pigments that faithfully reproduce the vintage ones. Its deep seat pocket and waterfall edge keep you comfortable by reducing pressure on the backs of your thighs. The seat back is left unfinished to maintain a slightly rough natural texture for easier gripping with your hands. This is an authentic Eames product by Herman Miller. Made in U.S.A.

  • DFAR stands for dining-height fiberglass armchair with rod base.
  • Made of 99% recyclable materials and covered by Herman Miller’s take-back program for environmentally sound recycling (should you ever wish to part with this chair).


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Eames Fiberglass Wire-Base Armchair

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Item Number: DFAR.BK114E8
Eames Fiberglass Wire-Base Armchair


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27" x 25" x 32"
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24 lbs.
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Total Height 31.5"
Arm Height 26"
Seat Height 17"
Width 25"
Depth 23.25"


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How much is the side chair version of this chair?
Viviane K on Apr 9, 2018
Best Answer: The side chair can be viewed here: http://store.hermanmiller.com/dining/dining-chairs/eames-molded-fiberglass-wire-base-side-chair-dfsr/515.html?lang=en_US.

The price is $495 in this configuration and is in-stock and ready to ship.

If you'd like help placing your order or have additional questions, please give us a call at 888.798.0202.
What is the height of the arm part of the chair?

All specs are listed besides the distance from the floor to the tops of the arms (the flat section). This is important to know as the chairs won't be able to slide under my table if the arms are too high off the ground.
A shopper on Apr 3, 2015
Best Answer: The armrests on the Eames Molded Fiberglass Armchair are just under 26.5" inches from the floor to the top of the armrest. The armrest slopes slightly down from the back to the front. If your table is 28.5" inches high, the chairs will slide under the table without scraping.

Please contact the Herman Miller Store if you have any further questions at 888-798-0202 or hmstore@hermanmiller.com.