Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair, Dowel Base



Designed by Charles and Ray Eames

Made with a completely recyclable polypropylene, this version of the classic Eames Shell Chair presents a subtle, matte texture. A simple, graceful form tops wooden dowel legs to create the quintessential modern dining chair, guest chair, or side chair.

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Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair, Dowel Base

Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair, Dowel Base

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Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair, Dowel Base


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Packaging Dimensions:
27" x 26" x 35"
Package Weight:
33 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.


Polished Aluminum

For normal cleaning, apply a pre-softened paste wax to polished aluminum components following the manufacturer's instructions. In humid atmospheres near salt water, apply the wax once a month. In other areas, apply wax every three months to maintain the appearance of the aluminum.


For normal cleaning, vacuum upholstery fabric using an upholstery attachment. If further cleaning is needed, dry-clean or spot clean fabric with solvent cleaner.

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.

Vinyl Upholstery

For normal cleaning, wash vinyl upholstery with a soft cloth or soft-bristled brush lathered with mild, nonabrasive soap and lukewarm water. Before the surface dries, wipe with a clean, dry cloth to remove any residue. This procedure may be repeated to remove stubborn dirt or stains.

Ink spots can sometimes be removed by washing with soap and water followed by isopropyl alcohol.

Do not use any cleaning method that is not listed above, as other methods may attack the vinyl and cause eventual degradation.


For normal cleaning, vacuum or dust frequently with a clean, dry cloth. If leather is soiled, it can be wiped with a damp soft cloth and a lather of any mild soap and a minimum amount of lukewarm water. Do not spot clean leather; clean the entire surface. Wipe clean with a damp cloth and dry with a clean, soft cloth.

For spots and spills, wipe excess liquid immediately with a clean cloth or sponge; let the leather air dry. If the spot is still visible, further cleaning may be necessary. Sponge the entire surface—seat, back, or chair arm—with clean, lukewarm water. Let the leather air dry; never use a hair dryer or other heat source to dry leather.

For stubborn spots and stains, apply a mild, nonabrasive soap solution with a clean, wet sponge. Rinse well and let air dry. For butter, oil, or grease, wipe the leather with a clean, dry cloth and let the remainder of the oil dissipate into the leather. Do not apply water or try to wash a grease spot.

Do not use saddle soap, cleaning solvents, oils, furniture polishes, varnishes, abrasive cleaners, detergents, or ammonia on leather; they will ruin the finish, causing it to become sticky and cracked.

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.

User Adjustments
Total Height 31.75"
Seat Height 17.25"
Width 18"
Depth 21"


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beautiful and strong!!
this is 2nd chair i'm getting from here and 2 more on the way for my dining room!. had the 1st one for 10 years and it still looks like brand new! no problem at all. the best chair ever!
March 23, 2017
Beautiful design
The Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair transforms my dining space like a breath of fresh air! The gentle curves, scale, and the light wire base complements a table without overwhelming the room. They are very light, maneuverable, and the scale comfortably fits tall and short people. Great chair and timeless design.
January 27, 2017
Better than expected
Not only is the product beautiful and comfortable it exceeds my expectations as I could not see it before I purchased it.

This is not my first HM purchase and everything I have holds up well and provides years of service.

These chairs are really beautiful!

So, HM not only offers beautiful, functional and well made products but their customer service is superb! Always helpful, always friendly, always want to make the customer happy and always go above and beyond.

January 17, 2017
Added color to the collection
We already had a set of 4 molded plastic chairs in white and now added 2 orange ones for a splash of color. They look great in our dining room. 4 starts for quality may be a bit too harsh considering that these are very well made. But we had the little plastic foot come off one of our chairs and I had a to buy a replacement. Thankfully, they are available from many sources (and at many price levels).
October 11, 2016

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