Back to the future / eames Molded plastic


When I first saw this chair I though very little of it. I saw it at a friends house and I quickly dismissed it as a plastic chair that you can buy at ikea - then I learned about Mr. + Mrs. Eames, the genius designers behind the chairs. I've now lived with these chairs for a few years and I must say I'm truly inspired everyday by the way they react to the space around them. The form is alive and organic. The soft and feminine curves are almost erotic and the base is, well something else. The base is a wild structure that's blends into the ground as if it was meant to be there. They are living sculptures. 

A little about the chair from the Herman Miller Site - 

Eames Molded Plastic Chairs

Charles and Ray Eames realized their first successful, single-shell form in 1950 with the Molded Fiberglass Chairs. However, when the environmental risks associated with fiberglass production became more widely understood, the decision was made to discontinue fiberglass shell production until a more suitable material could be found. In 2004, Herman Miller reintroduced the Molded Plastic Chair in polypropylene. In addition to being 100 percent recyclable, the polypropylene shell chair's subtle matte texture offers a soft tactility as well as notable durability.

The chairs are available in both the arm and side chair formats in five archival colors, nine new colors, and with upholstery. They can be configured with a choice of wire, dowel leg, stacking, rocker, and 4-leg bases. An array of trim, finely tailored Hopsak fabrics designed by Alexander Girard, Herman Miller’s Textile Director from 1952 to 1973, round out the collection of shell customization options, fully restoring the integrity of the original 1953 shell chair offerings.