Eames Molded Plastic Armchair Rocker Base



Designed by Charles and Ray Eames

The one-piece shell of this modern rocking chair is molded in 100 percent recyclable polypropylene, which gives it a soft matte finish as light plays across its shadows and contours. The colorful shell is supported by a wire frame and lovely hardwood rockers.


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Eames Molded Plastic Armchair Rocker Base

Eames Molded Plastic Armchair Rocker Base

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Eames Molded Plastic Armchair Rocker Base


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Packaging Dimensions:
27" x 25" x 27"
Package Weight:
18 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.



For normal cleaning, wet cheesecloth in a nonabrasive cleaner, like liquid dish soap, and rub the chrome component lightly until the original luster reappears. Dry the component with a soft cloth to remove any soap residue.


For normal cleaning, wash fiberglass-reinforced polyester surfaces with a soft cloth soaked in detergent and warm water. Rinse thoroughly and dry with a soft cloth. Do not use solvents or abrasive kitchen cleaners.

For removing scuff marks and stubborn dirt, use 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.

Wood & Veneer

This includes Herman Miller products finished with wood veneer or recut wood veneer, except the oiled Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman with Rosewood, Oiled Walnut, or Oiled Santos Palisander veneer unless specifically noted.

Normal Cleaning 
Dust regularly with a slightly damp, soft, lint-free cloth. Wipe dry with a dry, soft cloth in the direction of 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.

Herman Miller veneers meet strict testing standards for resistance to wear, light, stains, water, and pressure. To reduce the risk of damage, take some precautions: Use coasters for glasses and mugs. If a glass top is added to the veneer surface, be sure it rests on felt pads. Don't place a potted plant on a veneer surface unless it's in a water-tight container or in a drip tray. Don't let vinyl binders stay on a surface for very long. Use protective pads under equipment with "rubber" cushioning feet. Some chemical compounds used in the feet on office equipment, such as printers and monitor stands, may leave permanent stains or marks.

Minor repair of water rings, stains, and scratches
Rub the surface lightly in the direction of the wood grain using No. 000 steel wool. Apply a scratch-removing polish with a color and value that simulate the veneer. If the scratches are deep, consult a professional furniture refinisher.

Other Damage
Wood is susceptible to bruising and scratching from heavy office equipment, so we encourage a protective surface is placed underneath. Objects should be lifted instead of dragged across a surface. Protective pads should be used under items with a rough bottom, like pottery. Denting, caused by extreme pen pressure when writing, can also damage veneer. Use desk pads or some other protection where a lot of paperwork is done. Sunlight can damage veneer as well, so veneer surfaces should not be in direct sunlight. To help a surface age evenly, users can periodically move items on their desks so that the entire surface is exposed to an even amount of light over time. In addition to light, extremely high or low humidity is a damaging environmental factor. Herman Miller suggests maintaining a relative humidity of 35-65 percent.

Seating Fabrics

For normal cleaning, vacuum upholstery fabric as needed, 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.

User Adjustments
Total Height 26.5"
Arm Height 21.75"
Seat Height 16.5"
Width 25"
Depth 25.5"


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Visually striking and very flexible to use
Comfort is relative and to accurately assess the comfort of this chair you have to take into account the fact that it's made of plastic. I'm a smaller male; 5' 9" about 135 lbs and I am able to comfortable sit in the RAR for at least a couple hours. The back and arm rests as well as the waterfall seat front all work together to make it relatively comfortable. After a while though, the hind-end does start to become a bit numb.

The quality is very solid. The chair itself is very light and it's impressive how stable it is. I find that it's both bold but not over-bearing and compliments all of our other furniture. We can use it both in our formal living room and our bedroom. My wife (also quite small; 5' 1" 100 lbs) finds it comfortable enough to rock our baby to sleep. It's always been one of my favorite designs so I'm elated it's also so easy to live with.
August 27, 2012
We wanted to love this!
We wanted to love this chai! The overall look & craftsmanship are EXCELLENT.... No qualms there!
The seat sits incredibly low ( to the ground) ... Doesn't seem to have good rocking momentum .... Which could have been resolved in the design phase. Also the plastic that the bucket is made of is extremely hard ... Which makes sitting for more than 5 minutes kind of awkward & painful. Weird shape, we never could get comfortable in it ... Even with back pillows & seat cushions.
This was supposed to be an "ergonomic" chair ( I think)???

We ordered this online ... Then waited nearly two months to receive. I was sad to return this item ... Since we really wanted to love it!
Fantastic color selections
April 13, 2012
Don't like the plastic molded detail on seat
Truly love the design of the rocker, but wish Herman Miller stay true to the original materials... Really like the fiberglass look more than the plastic molded look. The plastic mold makes the chair look cheap and more toy like. I'm still a fan of Herman Miller classic chairs. I just want to give some constructive criticism

Thank you
April 13, 2012

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How much weight can it hold?
A shopper on May 27, 2017
Best Answer: Eames Molded Plastic Armchair Rocker Base is tested to hold up to 300lbs.

Please contact the Herman Miller Store if you have any further questions at 888-798-0202 or hmstore@hermanmiller.com.
Are the Eames Molded Plastic Chairs Greenguard Certified?
A shopper on Feb 27, 2017
Best Answer: Yes. The Eames Molded Plastic Chairs are Greenguard Certified. You can view the certificate under the Environment tab on the bottom right, found here, http://www.hermanmiller.com/products/seating/multi-use-guest-chairs/eames-molded-plastic-chairs.html

Please contact the Herman Miller Store if you have any further questions at 888-798-0202 or hmstore@hermanmiller.com.
Can you swap regular legs for a rocker base?

I have two of these chairs with regular bases and would like to make one a rocker for our nursery. Is it possible to just buy a rocker base and swap out the base?
A shopper on Dec 3, 2016
Best Answer: Yes, the Eames Molded Plastic Armchair bases can be swapped out for the rocker base.

An Authorized Herman Miller Dealer in your area will be happy to help you find the exact rocker base options you're looking for. Please use our Find a Location search to locate the dealer closest to you:

- http://www.hermanmiller.com/Store/Find-a-Location

Should you run into any challenges, please contact the Herman Miller Store at 888.798.0202 or hmstore@hermanmiller.com.
Is the armchair rocker suitable for outdoor use?

We are considering the rocker for our front patio which is partially covered, but not completely... Can the rocker withstand exposure to rain and sun? Thank you.
A shopper on Sep 7, 2015
Best Answer: Herman Miller has not tested/rated the Eames Molded Chairs (plastic or fiberglass) with Rocker Base for outdoor use. We would typically recommend a �climate controlled� environment for the Classics (Collection) products.

Please contact the Herman Miller Store if you have any further questions at 888-798-0202 or hmstore@hermanmiller.com.
Seat height on Eames Molded Armchair Rockers

Seat height is important to us.
The seat height is listed as 10.5" for the plastic armchair rocker base.
The fiberglass armchair rocker seat height is listed as 16.25".

Is this actual height difference of base or the way the rocker is unoccupied?
Or other reason?
A shopper on Jul 2, 2015
Best Answer: The Eames Molded Plastics Armchair with Rockers seat height is 16.25"-inches above the floor. The top of the armrest to the base of the shell is 10.5"-inches.

Please contact the Herman Miller Store if you have any further questions at 888-798-0202 or hmstore@hermanmiller.com.
Is runner able to be replaced?

Wondering if wooden runner can be replaced with new one.
A shopper on Sep 24, 2014
Best Answer: An Authorized Herman Miller Dealer in your area will be happy to help you find the replacement wooden rocker base you're looking for and help with the process of having your chair serviced. Please use the following link to locate the dealer closest to you: http://www.hermanmiller.com/where-to-buy.html

If you have any other questions, please contact the Herman Miller Online Store at 888.798.0202 or hmstore@hermanmiller.com.
is it made in USA?

I am wondering if this chair is made in USA.

If so, is there any mark on the chair which confirms it is from USA.

A shopper on Sep 17, 2014
Best Answer: The Eames Molded Plastic Armchairs are made in the United States! They are manufactured at the Herman Miller Greenhouse Manufacturing site which is located in Zeeland, Michigan. There are no marks or labels on the chair that would indicate that they are built in the United States.

If you have any other questions, please reach out to the Herman Miller Online Store at 888.798.0202 or email them at hmstore@hermanmiller.com.