It’s a big day for the design community! Today marks the much anticipated return of the Eames Molded Fiberglass Chairs to the Herman Miller Collection, in collaboration with the Eames Office. Also referred to as Shell Chairs, the Molded Fiberglass Chair was designed in 1950 by Charles and Ray Eames, and later discontinued in 1980 when the chair’s plastic shells was discovered to be environmentally harmful.
With advancements in safe fiberglass composition, the newly reintroduced Shell Chair is able to retain the lightly textured surface of fiberglass that everyone loves about the original, while honouring its commitment to environmental sustainability. The new chair utilizes a more environmentally sensitive material chemistry and manufacturing process. Wet glue adhesives, thermal oxidizers and other environmental control equipment have been eliminated from the production process, resulting in an emission-free product and safer working conditions for production workers. In addition, the chair’s shell is now recyclable!
The new Eames Molded Fiberglass Chairs are available in both the arm and side chair format, 8 archival colour options, and can be configured with the base of your choice: wire, dowel leg, stacking, rocker, and 4-leg.
We’re excited to offer these iconic chairs to our customers through the EQ3+ product line! Visit your local EQ3 retail store to place a custom order, or choose from EQ3’s favourite combinations online.
Learn more about the Eames Molded Fiberglass Chairs on the Herman Miller website.