The Eames LAR Plastic Armchair was originally designed in 1950 by Charles and Ray Eames for Vitra and is the most important design in the history of furniture. With the debut of their Plastic Chairs, Charles and Ray Eames introduced a new furniture typology that has since spread around the globe: the multifunctional chair whose shell can be joined with a variety of different bases. Already in 1950, they presented a series of bases that enabled various sitting positions, including the low-slung LAR (Lounge Height Armchair Rod Base).

The LAR can be seen in numerous vintage photographs of the legendary Eames House in Pacific Palisades. It seems to have been one of the duo's favourite designs. In the photographs, the chair is shown both indoors and outdoors which reveals how lightweight the chair is and how easily it can be moved around. 

Thanks to its compact dimensions, the LAR Plastic Armchair can also be used in smaller interiors and with the wide choice of colours for the shell and base, the chair can be coordinated with diverse styles and settings. The steel wire base achieves maximum stability with minimum materials.

Due to the organic shape of this classic armchair, the LAR is a striking solo piece but it can also be paired with many types of sofas to create an appealing contrast. The LAR offers long-lasting comfort, making this modestly sized armchair an excellent seating option for any living space. 

The Eames Plastic Chair is also available as a rocking chair

Eames LAR Plastic Armchair
by Vitra

Poppy Red 03
White 04
Pebble 11
Deep Black 12
Ice Grey 23
Light Grey 24
Sunlight 26
Mustard 34
Pale Rose 41
Green 42
Rusty Orange 43
Forest 48
Granite Grey 56
Sea Blue 83
£535.00

The Eames LAR Plastic Armchair was originally designed in 1950 by Charles and Ray Eames for Vitra and is the most important design in the history of furniture. With the debut of their Plastic Chairs, Charles and Ray Eames introduced a new furniture typology that has since spread around the globe: the multifunctional chair whose shell can be joined with a variety of different bases. Already in 1950, they presented a series of bases that enabled various sitting positions, including the low-slung LAR (Lounge Height Armchair Rod Base).

The LAR can be seen in numerous vintage photographs of the legendary Eames...

The Eames LAR Plastic Armchair was originally designed in 1950 by Charles and Ray Eames for Vitra and is the most important design in the history of furniture. With the debut of their Plastic Chairs, Charles and Ray Eames introduced a new furniture typology that has since spread around the globe: the multifunctional chair whose shell can be joined with a variety of different bases. Already in 1950, they presented a series of bases that enabled various sitting positions, including the low-slung LAR (Lounge Height Armchair Rod Base).

The LAR can be seen in numerous vintage photographs of the legendary Eames House in Pacific Palisades. It seems to have been one of the duo's favourite designs. In the photographs, the chair is shown both indoors and outdoors which reveals how lightweight the chair is and how easily it can be moved around. 

Thanks to its compact dimensions, the LAR Plastic Armchair can also be used in smaller interiors and with the wide choice of colours for the shell and base, the chair can be coordinated with diverse styles and settings. The steel wire base achieves maximum stability with minimum materials.

Due to the organic shape of this classic armchair, the LAR is a striking solo piece but it can also be paired with many types of sofas to create an appealing contrast. The LAR offers long-lasting comfort, making this modestly sized armchair an excellent seating option for any living space. 

The Eames Plastic Chair is also available as a rocking chair

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Dimensions:-
Width: 62.5 cm, Height: 63 cm, Seat Height: 25.5 cm, Depth: 61 cm, Seat Depth: 46 cm

Seat shell - dyed through polypropylene.
Base - wire base with cross struts, chrome-plated or powder-coated finish. 

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Charles and Ray Eames

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Charles and Ray Eames

Charles and Ray were a married couple who also partnered to fundamentally change the way furniture and buildings are designed and manufactured - playing a large role at the inception of the Modernist movement. They worked with Herman Miller and then later Vitra in the 1950’s to pioneer new technologies in moulded plywood, plastic resin and wire mesh products.

Charles was by highly influenced by the Finnish Architect Eliel Saarinen who encouraged Eames to move to Michigan in 1938 to further study Architecture at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He became friends with Eliel’s son Eero (also an Architect) and together they created a prize-winning furniture entry for New York’s MOMA museum...

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