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Eames Moulded Plastic Stool

Eames Moulded Plastic Stool

Charles and Ray Eames’ career-long exploration of the chair as a single-shell form yielded numerous expressions of this idea, beginning in 1950 with the Moulded Fibreglass Chairs. When the environmental risks associated with fibreglass production were realised, the Moulded Fibreglass Chair was discontinued. In 2001, Herman Miller introduced the Moulded Plastic Chair in recyclable polypropylene. The Eames Moulded Plastic Stool was introduced in 2015. Atop a 4-leg bar- or counter-height base, the durable polypropylene shells look inviting and stylish everywhere Eames Moulded Plastic Stools are used — from cafés and bistros to breakfast nooks and break rooms.

Beyond the growing selection of plastic shell colours, Eames Moulded Plastic Stools are also available fully upholstered or with a seat pad for enhanced comfort. A choice of base colours rounds out your customisation options.

Design Story

For Every Need
Charles Eames famously said, “The role of the designer is that of a very good, thoughtful host anticipating the needs of his guests.” With the moulded plastic, fibreglass and wood shell chairs, as well as the wire chair, the Eames have created a universal response to what everyone wants from a chair: a simple, gracious form that fits any body and every place.

In Every Way
Borne out of Charles’ and Eero Saarinen’s early investigations moulding plywood at Cranbrook Academy in 1939, and continued with Ray at the Eames studio in Venice, California, the moulded chair is exemplary of the Eames iterative process and their desire to make “the best for the most for the least.” With each new form, finish and configuration, the Eames continued to push the boundaries of what the shell chair could be: after experimenting with single-form plywood and stamped metal, they turned to fibreglass and experimented with bent wire; when fibreglass production proved unhealthy for the environment, the decision was made to switch production to a safer plastic; and now, with advancements in safe fibreglass composition and dynamic veneer technologies, the evolution continues with the Moulded Fibreglass and Moulded Wood Chairs.

For Everyone
The Eames Shell Chair was designed on the principle of adaptability, offering innumerable configurations to serve a wide variety of applications and environments. It’s what makes the chair a classic worthy of museum collections, as well as living rooms, laundrettes, lobbies and cafés. It’s what makes it a great first piece of furniture to buy in your twenties, that’s still worthy and relevant enough to hand down to your children 20 years later. A diverse selection of shell, base, colour, and finish options enable you to create your perfect chair. Just like every person, every chair has a story.

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