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Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair by Herman Miller

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Color : White
Glides : Standard Glides
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Herman Miller Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair with Four-Legged Base
designed by Charles and Ray Eames


Molded Plastic Side Chair At A Glance:
With a clean, simple form sculpted to fit the body, the Molded Plastic Chair with Four-Legged Base was first presented at the Museum of Modern Art in 1948 and was the first plastic chair to be mass produced. The classic Eames molded plastic side chair with 4-leg base remains popular today for cafeterias, home offices, and dining areas. A clean, simple form sculpted to fit the body. Shells are recyclable polypropylene. The shell is dyed throughout so colors remain vibrant even after years of hard use. For extended comfort, the shell is connected to the base and legs by rubber shock mounts.

The current model looks exactly the same as the originals. It remains unupholstered, in keeping with the Eameses requirement that materials be expressed honestly and unselfconsciously. In fact, this was the first one-piece plastic chair to be left uncovered.

See the entire Molded Plastic Chair Collection.

What's To Like:
While it doesn't have the intricate base that the Eiffel Tower Base version has, this chair can be ganged together easily, and stacks up to 14 high for easy storage. Combine those features with the most stylish colors available in a plastic chair, and the Eames Molded Plastic Chair comes out on top in any conversation about side chairs.

What's Not to Like:
If we're being picky, it is possible that those who are taller won't feel as comfortable in this chair as they would in others. If you're not tall, this shouldn't be a concern. It all depends on your body type, but if you're shorter than 5'10" you'll more than likely find the chair comfortable.

The Bottom Line:
This is the type of chair you could use at a desk, at a kitchen table, or in the living room. It's beautiful, bold and fun, and the colorful shell is the biggest reason for that.

Details:

  • Overall: 31.75" h x 18" w x 18.5" d
  • Seat height: 18.25"
  • Single-piece recyclable polypropylene shell
  • For extended comfort, the shell is connected to the base by rubber shock mounts
  • The shell is dyed throughout so colors remain vibrant even after years of hard use
  • 4-legged base, flexible back, waterfall edges and chrome legs
  • Stackable up to 14 high for easy storage
  • The standard glide is also available with felt to protect hard-surface floors

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

Materials & Measurements

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

Dimensions:
Overall: 31,75" h x 18" w x 18.5" d
Seat height: 18.25"

See the Molded Plastic Chair Colors page for a better look at available color options.

Environmental Information

The original chairs were made of fiberglass-infused plastic. Herman Miller now uses a more ecologically supportable material, recyclable polypropylene, for the shells.

For more information, see the Molded Plastic Chairs' full environmental summary


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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Designer

Charles and Ray EamesCharles and Ray Eames
Charles and Ray Eames are perhaps the most celebrated designers of the 20th century. Married in 1941, the Eames duo are responsible for some of the most critically acclaimed furniture designs of the modern era. Amongst their most famous designs are the molded plastic chair group and the soft pad chairs. Although they are most often remembered today for their furniture designs with partner Herman Miller, the Eameses engaged in artistic expression across a broad range of mediums- including architecture and filmmaking.

Read the entire design story behind the Molded Plastic Chairs.


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Herman MillerEames Molded Plastic Side Chair
 
4.4

(based on 5 reviews)

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5.0

Perfect for our dining room

By 

from Austin, TX

Comments about Herman Miller Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair:

With a 8 year old and a 5 year old, three dogs, and a cat we need furniture that looks good and is easy to clean. This fits the bill perfectly. We have they sky blue and the yellow. I adore them; four sit at the dining table and two float around in the living room.

 
4.0

Sturdy chair

By 

from Princeton New Jersey

Verified Buyer

Comments about Herman Miller Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair:

We bought these chairs for our meeting room. They stack well so allow us to have more space when the meetings are over. The red color is very cheerful.
The reason I did not give 5 stars is that the plastic
feet are not strong. Four of the six chairs we bought had the feet broken in transit.Either the box needs reinforcing or the feet need re design.
tbro.

Service and delivery comments:

The cardboard delivery box is not strong enough for shipping.

 
5.0

Stacking chairs

By 

from Trenton NJ

Verified Buyer

Comments about Herman Miller Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair:

We ordered six of these for a narrow conference room. We had space constraints that meant we needed to stack the chairs to open up the space between meetings. These are sturdy chairs that are very strong and light and easy to stack. We also find them comfortable for quick meetings. They are manufactured in Michigan.

 
5.0

The Beginning and the End

By 

from Washington, DC

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable
  • Design
  • RetroModern

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Rooms

    Comments about Herman Miller Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair:

    I wanted modern chairs to go with my stainless steel table, so I started looking for vintage Eames Shell Chairs. I thought I might have to piece my collection together by tracking down originals one at a time, but soon found out the original Herman Miller, who Eames designed the chairs for, still makes them and SmartFurniture could make it happen. I jumped on it, and ordered 6 chairs, 4 black + 2 red to pop the look. I made a tiny mistake when placing my order online and SmartFurniture customer service fixed it all and had a great attitude.

    My concept was to be able to find chairs I could stack so I could easily move them out of the way, since I also use this space to work. These chairs stack easily and neatly-and I need effortless because I do not like to struggle. I love the feet for the chairs, which you choose, because they glide over my wood floors beautifully. I stack all 6 quickly, throw over a cover for protection and then I get to my work. After work, they unstack just as easily and I'm back to normal living.

    The chairs are comfortable to sit on. We've had dinner every night at the table since receiving them and that's something new for us. In the past, we've never owned a really comfortable table and chair combination. This is stellar for us.

    The chair edges are smooth, no rough spots. They wipe off easily. The colors pop. No assembly, you do nothing! The chairs have a warranty and registration card for each chair. This is it for me, I'm happy.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Delivery works out great. They give you an arrival window and they arrive within it. I had curbside delivery and it was manageable for me, even though there were 6 boxes, I had no trouble getting the boxes into my building. They aren't heavy and even a weakling like me can handle 6 of these chairs being delivered. All the boxes were in superb shape and my neighbor used them afterwards to move.

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    • Family Older Kids

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Regarding chair

    By 

    from Knoxville, TN

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Delivery was terrible

      Best Uses

        Comments about Herman Miller Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair:

        Because of delivery problems did not get chair

        Service and delivery comments:

        The staff was professional and courteous. However the delivery people were terrible to deal with
        . The delivery were so difficult to deal that I had to cancel my order. I might buy from them again but not if they use the same delivery service

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        • Single Male

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        Shipping & Delivery

        Free Front Door Delivery: Free

        Front door delivery service means that your item will ship as quickly and safely as possible from our warehouse to your garage or primary entrance. If you live in an apartment building, the item will be left in the lobby. Prior to delivery, our shipper will contact you using the number provided to us during checkout to schedule a delivery appointment. The driver will unload the item from the truck and place it at your door. Keep in mind that this service does not include product placement inside your home, debris removal or assembly, so if you need one of these options be sure to check out our shipping upgrades or contact us at 888-467-6278 for a custom quote.

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        Warranty

        The Eames Molded Plastic 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