Our Eames style collection consists of products from the Eames Aluminum Group and the Eames Molded Plastic Chair Group. The Eames Aluminum Group Collection began as a special project for Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard, who needed seating for a home they were designing for industrialist J. Irwin Miller in Columbus, Indiana. The request was for leisure chairs light enough to move from indoors to out and strong enough to withstand the elements. At the time, the Eameses were exploring ways to use aluminum, which had been strengthened, refined and made more affordable since WWII. They constructed a lightweight die-cast frame for the project, then wrapped it in a sling – a “sitting pocket” that subtly conforms to the body’s shape. The result was a completely new type of seat and a departure from the idea of a chair as a solid shell.
The Charles and Ray Eames Molded Plastic chairs were originally designed in metal and entered as a prototype in MoMA’s 1948 International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design. They then changed the material to fiberglass in 1950, and today the chairs are made of recyclable polypropylene. Charles was dissatisfied with the fiberglass, and it wasn’t until after his death that the matte finish he desired was achieved, thanks to advances in materials. The deep seat pocket and waterfall seat edge keep you comfortable by reducing pressure on the backs of thighs.
All Eames style chairs within this collection have been carefully selected and are the best and most authentic replica's on the market. If you ever have any questions please feel free to let us know.