Eames RAR Plastic Armchair by Vitra

Basic Dark
Classic Green
Classic Red
Ice Grey
Mauve Grey
Moss Grey
Oxide Red
Red (Poppy Red)

Technical Information

Height: 67cm (seat height: 33cm) x Width: 62.5cm x Depth: 69cm


Seat shell in polypropylene, dyed through.
Four-legged braced steel wire base with either basic dark (black) powder coated or chrome finish.
Solid maple rockers in natural or dark stain with clear varnish.

Samples of the seat shell colours are available to loan from Really Well Made. Please get in touch for details.



Eames RAR Plastic Armchair is an iconic design that epitomises the Modernist Architectural movement. Plastic Armchairs were first presented by Charles and Ray Eames in 1950 as part of the famed New York Museum of Modern Art competition, "Low Cost Furniture Design". Over 65 years later and the design looks just as characterful and pleasing to the eye as it ever has.

Their organically shaped seat shells made of fibreglass-reinforced plastic were later combined with various different bases, such as RAR's maple rockers. The latest version is made of polypropylene and the shape has been modified slightly to offer even greater sitting comfort. RAR stands for Rocking Armchair Rod Base.

The Polypropylene seat shell is dyed throughout ensuring the chair will keep it's vibrancy of colour forever, hiding any scratches well too. The seat base is constructed from steel and has been likened to the Eiffel Tower with its inter-woven metal cross bracing. The metalwork is available in either a Chrome or Basic Dark (Black) powder coated finish. The rockers are solid maple wood and either clear lacquered or dark stained and lacquered. 

Stock Items

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Larger items or items available in a wide variety of finishes are offered on a 'Made To Order' basis - Really Well Made purchases these items from the manufacturer specifically on the customer’s request. The ‘Delivery Time’ as stated above is guidance provided by the manufacturer and may vary, Really Well Made will advise on current production timeframes at the time of the order being placed.

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