They stack, wipe clean, they’re comfy and stylish, what more do you need from a chair (of course it helps that they are a British design classic)
The original fiberglass side chair is a design of Charles and Ray Eames. It is one of the Eames’ best-known designs. The molded fiberglass chair was born out of a chair originally designed in metal for MoMA’s International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design in 1948. In 1950 the material was changed to fiberglass. It was produced by Herman Miller and distributed by Vitra in Europe.
The process for making shells and the nature of fiberglass mean that each shell is unique and can possess traits such as tiny cavities in the surface, small points of lighter or darker color, or faint circular shadows where base attaches to shell. All chairs can be recycled through the Herman Miller Take Back Program.