Eames Molded Fiberglass Armchair, Wire Base, Upholstered
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.
- DFAR stands for dining-height fiberglass armchair with rod base.
- Made of 98% recyclable materials and covered by Herman Miller’s take-back program for environmentally sound recycling (should you ever wish to part with this chair).
- Packaging Type:
- Packaging Dimensions:
- 27" x 25" x 32"
- Package Weight:
- 24 lbs.
- Assembly Required:
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 ShellNormal 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 BaseNormal 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 BaseNormal 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.
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.
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