In 1950 the Molded Plastic Chair, designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, became available to the public as the world’s first mass-produced plastic chair. Today they’re sold in 100% recyclable polypropylene and are an extremely popular way to inject some classic modernist cool into a home. I see them on Pinterest and other online design forums on a daily basis (increasingly in pastel pink, which slightly disturbs me for some reason). The Eames plastic rocker is in (and has been for years) every other hip children’s room despite the debate over its comfort level. The chairs have the wonderful quality of being a classic mid-century modern icon as well as the flexibility to look great in almost any environment you care to put them. They’re trendy right now, but that doesn’t make them any less of a chair classic.
And, because I don’t know why I love you like I do (a timely “Mad About You” reference), here’s our classic Eames plastic chair in a Beyonce video. You can thank me later.
2 thoughts on “The Eames Molded Plastic Chair: aka Effortless Cool”
Hi! I wonder what is the diameter of the table in the beautiful picture with the pale pink chairs. It fits perfectly from the proportion for a small dining nook … What do you think? 80 or 90 cm?
It looks like a little 36″ cafe table to me! 🙂