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Eames Molded Fiberglass Side Chair, Wire Base by Herman Miller

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Base Finish - Trivalent Chrome +$20.00
Glides - Felt-Bottom Glides +$20.00

Standard Shipping Service:
Free Ups or Curbside Delivery: $0.00
Orders for 1-3 chairs will typically ship with Ups Ground. Orders for 4 chairs and up will ship with our freight curbside service. Both options are available to you at no cost!

Shipping Upgrades:
Inside Delivery: $49.00
Inside delivery is a cost effective way to have large, heavy items delivered inside your home or office when you just do not want to be bothered by moving and lifting. When your order reaches the local station in your area, you will be contacted to schedule a delivery appointment (with a 4-5 hour window).

White Glove: $79.00
White Glove service is our deluxe delivery option. This service includes a delivery appointment, placement inside your room of choice (two flights or 20 stairs max), unpacking, set up (up to 30 minutes without tools) and debris removal. Designed to be a no hassle delivery experience!

*Note: Shipping fees are per item and apply to orders shipped within the Contiguous United States

Availability:
Several colors in stock. Call us at 888-467-6278 to check availability

Packaging:
Type: 1 box
Box dimensions: 22" x 22" x 32"
Packaged weight: 15 lbs.
Assembly required: None

Eames Molded Fiberglass Side Chair, Wire Base
from Herman Miller
designed by Charles and Ray Eames

At A Glance: The Eames Molded Fiberglass Side Chair with Wire Base is an iconic piece of American design history. While you've often seen the side chair in school rooms and auditoriums, the Eiffel-Tower base version is in its element in the home. Mid-century authenticity has never been more accessible. Using a new process for creating fiberglass without the harmful glues of the past, Herman Miller has returned the Shell Chairs to their heritage. The Eames' would be pleased.

What's To Like:

  • Fiberglass is back, and we're glad. Its unique texture and surface striations make the Shell Chairs one of Herman Miller's all-time hits. It's about time they figured out an environmentally responsible way to manufacture them!
  • Classic design. The Molded Fiberglass Side Chair is recognizable anytime, anyplace - for good reason.
  • Intricate, architectural wire Eiffel Tower base. The base this chair sits upon is one of our favorites for its striking quality.
  • The Shell Chairs - all of them - were among the first to have comfort as a priority during the design process. Waterfall seat edges and a curvy seat pocket give this chair an easygoing sit.


What's Not to Like:

  • There is practically no give in the molded fiberglass, so attempting to use this chair as a recliner wouldn't be a good idea. 


The Bottom Line: 
Original design, original comfort, original character. The Eames Molded Fiberglass Side Chair's got them in spades. With all the new colors in Herman Miller's Palette, you'll have a great time choosing what vibe you want your chair to create.

Charles and Ray Eames adapted molding techniques developed during World War II to mass produce this classic design. These molded fiberglass side chairs are true to the originals and are fully authentic, with updated materials to meet environmental requirements. Their enduring forms and quality construction make them comfortable, durable performers.

31.375" h x 18.5" w x 23.75" d

See the entire Eames Shell Chair Collection.

Landmark Design

  • Organic shapes. A clean, simple form sculpted to fit the body; first presented at the Museum of Modern Art in 1948.
  • Popular today. The chairs have achieved a pervasive presence that proves the staying power of good design.

Thoughtful Engineering

  • Friendly to the earth. This chair's shell is made with a new process that produces monomer-free "dry-bind" fiberglass.
  • Should you ever need to recycle your chair, it is eligible for Herman Miller's "Take Back" Program - an environmentally sound recycling option.
  • Integral color. The fiberglass shell of the DFSR Side Chair is dyed throughout so colors remain vibrant even after years of hard use.
  • Cushioned contact. For extended comfort, the shell is connected to the base by rubber shock mounts.
  • Glide options. The standard glide is also available with felt to protect hard-surface floors.

The Herman Miller Molded Fiberglass Side Chair is also known by the following manufacturer Item Number: DFSR.

Materials & Measurements

Materials:
Single-piece shell with waterfall edges and molded fiberglass seat and flexible back. Metal base and legs.

Dimensions:
Overall: 31.375" h x 18.5" w x 23.75" d
Seat height: 17.625"

4-legged base, flexible back, waterfall edges and chrome legs

Landmark Design
Organic shapes. A clean, simple form sculpted to fit the body; first presented at the Museum of Modern Art in 1948.

Popular today. The chairs have achieved a pervasive presence that proves the staying power of good design.

Thoughtful Engineering
Friendly to the earth. Shells are recyclable polypropylene.

Integral color. The shell is dyed throughout so colors remain vibrant even after years of hard use.

Cushioned contact. For extended comfort, the shell is connected to the base by rubber shock mounts.

Glide options. The standard glide is also available with felt to protect hard-surface floors.

About The Manufacturer


Herman Miller Authorized Retailer

Herman Miller is an industry leader in the integration of cutting edge technology to furniture and other household items to make everyday life more comfortable, convenient, and stylish. Herman Miller stands out at the forefront of such fields as ergonomic technologies, environmentally friendly manufacturing processes, and customizable furniture items.

In addition to producing some of the most outstanding office furniture in the world, Herman Miller has also taken on the responsibility of manufacturing some of the most celebrated furniture designs by some of the world's most famous designs. These "modern classics" include works by Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, and Isamu Noguchi. Herman Miller celebrates these famous mid-century designers' works through its extraordinarily precise manufacturing techniques and industry-leading green production processes.

Herman Miller is a global company with operations, sales offices, dealers, and licensees in more than 40 countries in North America, Asia/Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America, serving customers virtually anywhere in the world. Herman Miller is headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan, while manufacturing facilities are located in the U.S., China, Italy, and the United Kingdom.

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5.0

Awesome chair

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from Los Angeles

Comments about Herman Miller Eames Molded Fiberglass Side Chair, Wire Base:

It is about time HM released the original fiberglass Eames chairs. Simply a amazing chair that brightens up which ever room you have them in. During the HM sale twice a year, the prices are similar to the Modernica chairs. It's always better to get the original!

My only complaint is that the feet are made of plastic instead of metal.

Service and delivery comments:

One of the feet on the bottom broke during shipping, box was a little banged up but luckily there were extra replacements included.

 
5.0

A purchase you'll never regret.

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from San Francisco, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Herman Miller Eames Molded Fiberglass Side Chair, Wire Base:

I purchased this chair almost 2 years ago, but because of a fiberglass issue, it was backordered and it wasn't until very recently that I received the chair. It was surely worth the wait. I can't say enough good things. I'm actually hoping to purchase two more once they're back in stock.

 
5.0

Beautiful Chair

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from San Francisco, CA

Comments about Herman Miller Eames Molded Fiberglass Side Chair, Wire Base:

This chair is amazing. I prefer it over the plastic kind. Despite it costing more, it's definitely worth the splurge as it's much sturdier and just has a better appeal overall.

Service and delivery comments:

Came on time, very smooth delivery and service.

 
5.0

Love these chairs!

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from San Francisco

Comments about Herman Miller Eames Molded Fiberglass Side Chair, Wire Base:

This chair is amazing. I can't say enough about it. But I will mention, they can sell out quickly, so if you're hoping to slowly acquire a dining set, maybe just go for it and buy everything you need in one shipment. I'm currently on the hunt for two more yellow chairs, hopefully they come back to the website soon!

Service and delivery comments:

Great delivery!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love the fiberglass

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from Austin, Tx

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Comments about Herman Miller Eames Molded Fiberglass Side Chair, Wire Base:

Love these. Bought 5 of them in black. Felt pads for the feet are great on our hardwood and tile floors. Very comfortable and still have some give - not as much as plastic, but fine for us. Easy to clean, always look sharp and light enough to move around with ease.

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Shipping & Delivery

Standard Shipping Service:
Free Ups or Curbside Delivery: $0.00
Orders for 1-3 chairs will typically ship with Ups Ground. Orders for 4 chairs and up will ship with our freight curbside service. Both options are available to you at no cost!

Shipping Upgrades:
Inside Delivery: $49.00
Inside delivery is a cost effective way to have large, heavy items delivered inside your home or office when you just do not want to be bothered by moving and lifting. When your order reaches the local station in your area, you will be contacted to schedule a delivery appointment (with a 4-5 hour window).

White Glove: $79.00
White Glove service is our deluxe delivery option. This service includes a delivery appointment, placement inside your room of choice (two flights or 20 stairs max), unpacking, set up (up to 30 minutes without tools) and debris removal. Designed to be a no hassle delivery experience!

*Note: Shipping fees are per item and apply to orders shipped within the Contiguous United States

Availability:
Several colors in stock. Call us at 888-467-6278 to check availability

Packaging:
Type: 1 box
Box dimensions: 22" x 22" x 32"
Packaged weight: 15 lbs.
Assembly required: None


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  • Q:

    What is the difference between the Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair with Eiffel Tower Base and one with the Wire Base?

    There is an $80 difference in price but I can't tell the difference between the two chairs.
    Asked on 5/11/2014 by PMDSF

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    • Smart Furniture Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Excellent question. The bases are exactly the same but one is molded plastic and the other is molded fiberglass. Fiberglass was recently reintroduced and is the more expensive option.

      Answered on 5/12/2014 by Melanie from SmartFurniture.com
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Warranty

The Eames Molded Fiberglass Side Chair comes with a 5-year manufacturer's warranty.

Do you have specific questions about what's covered under Herman Miller's warranty for this product? Give our sales team a call at 8‌88-467-6278 to get your questions answered.

Did you purchase a piece of Herman Miller furniture that's not working as expected? Send an email to customerservice@smartfurniture.com or contact our customer service department at 8‌88-762-7841, and we'll take care of you. We usually ask for a photo or video of the warranty issue that you're experiencing, so if you want to expedite the warranty claim process, you can e-mail us with those attachments, and we'll jump on filing the claim for you right away