In 1948 the Eames Office designed an innovative series of plastic chairs for the International Competition for Low-cost Furniture Design’ organised by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The Eames Plastic Chair was derived from this series. This chair went into production in 1950 and was the first industrially-produced chair made of plastic. The use of fibreglass meant that the seat could be made from one section, so the chair was easy to reproduce and widely affordable.
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|Title||Plastic Armchair (model RAR)|
|Material and technique||Glass fibre reinforced polyester (GRP), steel wire, wood|
Rocking chair > Chair > Furniture > Living > Utensil
|Location||This object is in storage|
Height Error: 68,5 is not a valid BCD value cm
Width 57 cm
Depth 69 cm
Designer: Ray Eames
Executor: Herman Miller Furniture Company
|Accession number||V 1017 (KN&V)|
|Credits||Purchased with the support of Equipe, 1988|
|Department||Applied Arts & Design|
|Creation date||in 1948-1950|
Steel wire > Metal wire > Worked metal > Metal > Inorganic material > Material > Material and technique
|Geographical origin||The United States of America > North America > America|