Charles and Ray Eames’ iterative process continually pushed the boundaries of what a single-shell chair could be.
The Eames Molded Fiberglass Stool represents the evolution of that process. Thanks to advances in safe fiberglass composition, the Eames family's’ distinctive single-shell form is safely produced by means of a less volatile, monomer-free “dry bind” process. A 4-leg base design based on the original 4-leg chair base makes it an ideal seating option at bar- or counter-height surfaces.
Available in a choice of archival colours, the fiberglass shell can also be upholstered in an array of finely tailored Hopsak fabrics, designed by Alexander Girard. Like the original 1950 Moulded Fiberglass Chair, the surface of the Eames Moulded Fibreglass Stool features the same surface striation that has made the original chairs a successful find for vintage collectors for decades.
The process for making shells and the nature of fiberglass give each shell unique character traits that may include some surface cavities, areas of lighter or darker colour, or faint circular shadows where stool base is attached to shell.
For Every Need
Charles Eames famously said, “The role of the designer is that of a very good, thoughtful host anticipating the needs of his guests.” With the moulded plastic, fiberglass, and wood shell chairs—as well as the wire chair—the Eames have created a universal response to what everyone wants from a chair: a simple, gracious form that fits any body and every place.
Eames Moulded Plywood Chairs: