She is seen everywhere and is easily recognized, it is the Eames ! With its elegant forms and the variety of existing colors, the Eames chair is so loved and appreciated for its appearance and comfort it is increasingly present in contemporary interiors.
Eames¹ plastic chair and light blue rocking
His story begins in 1948, when the designer Charles Eames and his wife Ray Eames designed a deck chair for the international contest Low-Cost Furniture Design. During the exhibition, organized at MoMA by Edgar Kaufman Jr., Robert Lewis and James Prestini, they present the prototype of the first plastic chair molded in one piece. It is thanks to the discovery of the technique of molding and plastic as the manufacture of this chair then becomes possible.
gray rocking chair Eames
The first chair was designed with metal legs and a wooden rocking base. Later, Charles and Ray Eames increase their collection of chairs experimenting with molding plywood and using their famous "Kazam! Machine "operating with a bicycle pump.
The "Kazam! Machine "source Eames office
The first prototype of the chair was made of steel. The steel was then replaced with a plastic resin which is less expensive and, moreover, reinforced Zenaloy fiberglass.
Eames molded chairs in green, interior design Sergey Makhno Architect²
In the 1980s, the fiberglass was already well known as hardware. Despite its greener side, the chairs continued to be made of plastic until the 2000s, when the production of recyclable polypropylene really began. And fiberglass emerges in 2013.
The iconic chair in yellow fiberglass with steel feet, Herman Miller
Today, the Eames chairs are made of plastic and fiberglass. Some models are also available in wood with a soft padding. Their colors vary: a neutral light tan to soft and pale blue.
Four Eames chairs in a room inside room clean, source: Studio Matsalla
The Eames chairs can be integrated ideally in the dining room, living room, home office and even in the bedroom. From sleek and elegant design, they always bring style. We can decorate with pillows or faux fur.
The Eames chairs always bring style, source: Lili in Wonderland
The famous piece Eames Long Chair with ottoman was released in 1956. Inspired by the chair "English club", it represents a new version of its classic version and much more comfortable. It was even added to the permanent collection of MoMA in New York and the Art Institute in Chicago.
The famous Eames Long Chair is part of the permanent collection of MoMA
Lounge chair, ottoman and sofa design inspired by the classic Eames
black recliner with ottoman Eames in a modern interior
White chair with ottoman in a minimalist interior
Two icons of contemporary design in the same interior: the Egg chair and Eames chair
modern interior designed by Sharon Neuman Architects
There are also other models inspired by the design of the famous Eames chair. The LCW chair, lounge chair wood in English, was named the best design of the 20th century by Time magazine.
Eames plywood and molded
Available in a variety of colors and finishes, including a padded version, chairs are perfect for dining rooms and home offices. And unlike their plastic counterparts and fiberglass, molded wood chairs bring a lot of heat inside.
Eames plywood chairs with steel legs in a modern dining room
Until now, it's Herman Miller that handles editing Eames chairs.
Plywood chair with wooden legsplywood chair and steel legs with gray upholsteryEames chair black aluminum with steel armrests
Eames Armchair white with a wooden base and steel feet
The Eames chair is one of the greatest icons of contemporary design
²Sergey Mahno Design