In our longstanding commitment to the Eames vision of continued exploration, refinement, and discovery, Herman Miller introduces the Eames Molded Wood Chair, a beautiful expression of their timeless design. Achieved with the help of today’s 3-D veneer technology, this authentic form is the result of a process that gives wood veneer the flexibility it needs to be molded into the complex curves of a single shell.
What's In It For You
The Beauty of More Choice
The Eames Molded Wood Chair’s range of finish and base options allows for 21 different combinations of this new
seating—giving you the opportunity to mix and match a unique look for almost any environment.
Select from three veneers for the wood shell, including white ash, walnut, and santos palisander. Pair it with a choice of three classic bases: wire (often called the "Eiffel Tower") in chrome or black, 4-leg in chrome or black, or wood dowel in one of three finishes.
Authentic Design Anywhere
At once classic and familiar, modern and forward-thinking, this new iteration of the Eames design is a simple, sculptured beauty that finds use almost anywhere. Whether alone in living rooms or home offices, or gathered together in dining rooms, conference rooms, libraries, or cafes, the enduring design offers the right amount of comfort, utility, and style to suit every setting.
Eames Meets New Technology
Advanced 3-D technology helps demonstrate the kind of discovery and evolution that Charles and Ray Eames so greatly valued. Today’s techniques cut wood veneer into small strips and then process them in a way that makes the wood flexible enough to mold into complex curves without splitting or popping. This allows the material to take on the authentic form of the timeless Eames design for the first time as a single wood shell.
Comfort You’ve Come to Expect
Honoring the organic shapes, sleek lines, and honest materials of the classic work of Charles and Ray Eames, this seating balances both good looks and lasting comfort. Lightweight and carefully contoured, the shell seats have high, flexible backs, deep seat pockets, and waterfall front edges so you can sit comfortably.
Swiveling glides keep the chair steady and level on uneven floors. The standard glide is also available with felt to protect hard-surface floors.
In all they created and explored, Charles and Ray Eames emphasized quality, excellence, and the continual improvement of their products. Then as now, this philosophy produced thoughtful refinements to their designs as technology, materials, and environmental understanding evolved over time.
The Molded Plastic Chair is the epitome of the Eames process. Since its launch in 1950, details like color and height options, shock mounts, base variations, and use of upholstery have received constant improvements. Manufacturing processes have been closely monitored and modified. And in the 1990s, when new findings revealed fiberglass-reinforced plastic shells to be less suitable for the environment, Herman Miller explored sustainable solutions and, in 2000, reintroduced the design in 100 percent recyclable polypropylene.
This Eames chair, like its designers, has been on an ongoing journey. Today, the design moves another step forward with the help of 3-D veneer technology, a process that provides the flexibility wood veneer needs to be molded into complex curves—and take on the authentic form in a new way: as a single wood shell.
A beautiful expression of the timeless design, the Eames Molded Wood Chair honors the organic shapes, sleek lines, and honest materials of Charles and Ray’s classic work—and represents Herman Miller’s longstanding commitment to the Eames vision of continued exploration.