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Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair with 4 Leg Base by Herman Miller

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Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair by Herman Miller
designed by Charles and Ray Eames


At A Glance: This is another entry in the long list of Charles and Ray Eames classics. You've probably seen this chair before (or some version of it) in your elementary school classroom, in auditoriums and cafeterias across the country, and in reception halls. Efficient, unique, attractive, creative, and popular; those words describe the Molded Plastic Side Chair to a tee.

What's To Like: A sense of history, a sense of fun, and a legitimate art object in your home or office.

What's Not to Like: This version of the chair doesn't have the bells and whistles that latter versions have. No armrests, for instance. And while the chair is great for smaller people (thus their popularity in schools), bigger adults won't find them as comfortable as others will.

The Bottom Line: A beautiful chair with a proud history, and good price and fun, playful presence in any room of your home or office.
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Charles and Ray Eames adapted molding techniques developed during World War II to mass produce this classic design. These molded plastic armchairs 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. Commonly referred to as the DSX Chair.

Dimensions: 31.25" h x 18" w x 21.25" d

See the entire Molded Plastic Chair Collection.

This is the most simple variation in the series. Four metal legs, elegantly tapered and polished, with strong connections to the base of the chair and ends that keep the chair from sliding or leaving marks on wood and tile flooring.

This is the model that you see most often in auditoriums and large gathering spaces. They're simple, lovely, and easy to deploy, stack, and use. That's right, each of these chairs can be stacked or ganged, making them convenient for spaces that are multi-purpose. When you need space, you stack up the chairs and put them to the side. When you need people to sit, you deploy them. These chairs are more than just seating; they're seating solutions.

The Four Legged style is the most common because it is the most simple and has the least amount of aesthetic flourishing in the legs. It's brother and sister chairs are more outgoing in the that regard, more showy of their beautiful designs. Because it always gets the job done, it's easy to move and manipulate in large groups, and it's more reserved style never threatens to clash with the tone of a room or a design scheme, this is a very very popular model of the Eames Molded Plastic Chair.

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

4-Leg Molded Plastic Side Chair

Materials & Measurements

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

Dimensions:
Overall: 31.25" h x 18" w x 21.25" d
Seat height: 16.875"

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

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.

Design Story
New materials, especially those that held promise for doing more with less, fascinated Charles and Ray Eames throughout their careers. Their fascination led to inventive modern furniture, such as the molded plastic chair. Designed in 1948, it was the first plastic chair to be mass produced.

The current models looks exactly the same as the originals. They remain unupholstered, in keeping with the Eameses requirement that materials be expressed honestly and unselfconsciously. In fact, these were the first one-piece plastic chairs to be left uncovered.

At the same time, the chairs are better than ever. For example, the shell is now manufactured using more environmentally friendly, high-impact plastic.

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.


Design

This is the most simple variation in the series. Four metal legs, elegantly tapered and polished, with strong connections to the base of the chair and ends that keep the chair from sliding or leaving marks on wood and tile flooring. This is the model that you see most often in auditoriums and large gathering spaces. They're simple, lovely, and easy to deploy, stack, and use. That's right, each of these chairs can be stacked or ganged, making them convenient for spaces that are multi-purpose. When you need space, you stack up the chairs and put them to the side. When you need people to sit, you deploy them. These chairs are more than just seating; they're seating solutions.

The Four Legged style is the most common because it is the most simple and has the least amount of aesthetic flourishing in the legs. It's brother and sister chairs are more outgoing in the that regard, more showy of their beautiful designs. Because it always gets the job done, it's easy to move and manipulate in large groups, and it's more reserved style never threatens to clash with the tone of a room or a design scheme, this is a very very popular model of the Eames Molded Plastic Chair.

Read more about the Plastic Chair Collection's Design.


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Herman Miller Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair, 4 Leg Base
 
4.6

(based on 8 reviews)

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  • Comfortable (5)
  • Ergonomic (4)

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5.0

Perfect for dining set

By 

from san francisco, ca

Comments about Herman Miller Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair, 4 Leg Base:

It's comfortable and everyone comments on how stylish it is. Goes great with my dining set.

 
5.0

beautiful and functional

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from San Francisco, CA

Comments about Herman Miller Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair, 4 Leg Base:

Purchased to use as a dining chair. Very comfortable seating and I get a lot of comments on its great design.

Service and delivery comments:

Delivery was made as promised.

 
5.0

perfect, just what i wanted

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from nc

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  • Ergonomic

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      Comments about Herman Miller Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair, 4 Leg Base:

      great

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      4.0

      smart furniture rocks!

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      from ocean springs, ms

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      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Comfortable

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        Best Uses

        • Medium Rooms

        Comments about Herman Miller Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair, 4 Leg Base:

        we love our eames chairs & are very satisfied. thought the staff was very friendly & down to earth. most of all, they were very helpful. thanks so much smart furniture! we will be ordering more!

        Service and delivery comments:

        cevalogistics shipping takes forever. i couldn't believe what a dickus the shipping guy was. he wanted me to inspect the chairs on the truck???

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        • Couple No Kids
         
        5.0

        Greatly Satisfied!

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        from NY, NY

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        • Attractive
        • Comfortable
        • Ergonomic

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          Best Uses

          • Gifts
          • Large Rooms
          • Medium Rooms
          • Small Rooms

          Comments about Herman Miller Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair, 4 Leg Base:

          With this chair I'm starting my small collection of designer furniture on a budget. The chair is amazing! Looks great and is super comfortable. Many of my friends were sceptical about my purchase until they sat in it on their own. The model I bought is a beautiful lime green color and fits nicely in my room's work space!

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          • Single Female
           
          4.0

          Great kitchen chair

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          from Virginia

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          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Classic style
          • Comfortable
          • Ergonomic

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            Best Uses

            • Kitchen
            • Office

            Comments about Herman Miller Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair, 4 Leg Base:

            Great chair...it's a classic for a reason. The seat sits well and backs have a nice little give when leaning back. I frequently have friends and family express surprise at how comfortable these chairs are.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Smart Furniture customer service is great! I took advantage of ordering a couple of the color chips to get a sense of the color in my space which was very helpful. They extended offers of support personally via email. Unfortunately one of my chairs arrived with a chipped off corner. The damage was surprising - as they are hardy little chairs and I have no fears of damage with daily use. The customer service team responded quickly and with care to resolve it.

            Im afraid I was not happy with the delivery by the Richmond Pilot group. I suspect they are best equipped for working with business rather than a home customer. Scheduled delivery times were not kept and I did need to meet the first truck which was an 18 wheeler at a nearby shopping center for delivery. Bottom line - It was free and if I had better flexibility to meet whenever would have been perfectly happy.

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            • Single Female
             
            5.0

            Great company and great product!

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            from new York, ny

            About Me Midrange Shopper

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            • Attractive

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                Comments about Herman Miller Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair, 4 Leg Base:

                Great chairs that will last a lifetime. So funky!

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                • Family Young Kids
                 
                4.0

                Pleasing chair multitasks

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                from Nyack New York

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                • Attractive
                • Comfortable
                • Ergonomic

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                    Comments about Herman Miller Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair, 4 Leg Base:

                    Chair currently being used with a desk/task table however can be brought downstairs for extra dining or seating.

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                    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