Designed by Charles and Ray Eames
Eames Shell Task Chairs
A new iteration on an archetype
Eames Task Chairs
It beckons with an aesthetic and a biomorphic shape that have become archetypal: the Eames
The Eames Task Chair marries the beloved
The Eames Shell Chair was born in 1950, a child of the visionary wife-and-husband design team, Ray and Charles Eames. The boundless creativity of these pioneers of modern furniture helped transform the home and office with form-fitting comfort, flexibility and colour.
A timeless favourite, the Eames Shell Chair’s ongoing iterations affirm the Eamesian philosophy that “Design addresses itself to the need". As the need for versatile, comfortable seating has changed over time, so has their iconic single-shell chair, with new materials and bases extending its utility. The need for stylish, expressive seating for offices - including home offices - inspired the original four-star base, added in 1953. With the development of a five-star base, the Eames Task Chair once again sets the side and armchair shells on casters for use as a desk chair.