Eames Fiberglass Chair Returns to Production

In 1950, Herman Miller presented the first mass-produced Eames armchairs with fibreglass shells. Vitra began manufacturing the  Fiberglass Chairs  in 1957 for markets in Europe and the Middle East.

In 1950, Herman Miller presented the first mass-produced Eames armchairs with fibreglass shells. Vitra began manufacturing the Fiberglass Chairs in 1957 for markets in Europe and the Middle East.

After being discontinued in the ’90s, the Eames Fiberglass Chair is back. The chair returns thanks to the good folks over at Vitra, who are bringing the design and furniture icon back with its original construction. Vitra has been working with the Eames Office since 1999, offering a polypropylene version of the chair.

Way-it-should-be-ness. If an object is really well designed, the idea of it having been designed wouldn’t come up at all.
— Charles Eames

After years of developing a completely new manufacturing method, Vitra is relaunching the Fibreglass Chairs in 2018. Available in six of the early original colours, the shells recapture the lively appearance of the irregular surface texture with visible fibres, which is treasured by collectors and design enthusiasts.

The chairs are set to be available from Vitra in Europe and the Middle East and Herman Miller in other regions. 

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