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Inspirational booklet about the RAR Chair by Charles and Ray Eames

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  • by charles and ray eames

    hermanmiller.comeamesoffice.comeamesfoundation.org

    Mariana SilvaGraphic Design Studio IFall 2011Ringling College of Art + Design

  • RARThe Eames molded plastic armchair derives from the original molded chairs designed by Ray and Charles Eames. This unique variation features a molded shell with a deep seat pocket, integrated armrests and a high backrest, which was originally manufactured in fiberglass-reinforced plastic. The special fiberglass-reinforced plastic. The special rocking base consists of the iconic Eames wire base set atop birch wood rockers and steel rods.

    Year: 1948

    Dimensions: 26.5 x 4.5 x 27.25

    Manufactured by: Herman Miller

    charles and ray eames rocking armchair rod

  • RARThe Eames molded plastic armchair derives from the original molded chairs designed by Ray and Charles Eames. This unique variation features a molded shell with a deep seat pocket, integrated armrests and a high backrest, which was originally manufactured in fiberglass-reinforced plastic. The special fiberglass-reinforced plastic. The special rocking base consists of the iconic Eames wire base set atop birch wood rockers and steel rods.

    Year: 1948

    Dimensions: 26.5 x 4.5 x 27.25

    Manufactured by: Herman Miller

    charles and ray eames rocking armchair rod

  • The design for the first molded plastic chair was the brainchild of Charles and Ray Eames. The idea was conceived for the Museum of Modern Arts international competition for Low Cost Furniture Design in 1948. The couple used modeling techniques developed in World War II to manufacture their World War II to manufacture their plastic chair, and in 1951, the Herman Miller Furniture Company began mass-production.

    The Eames were interested in new materials and saw plastic as the chance to form organic seat shells to conform to the bodys shape.

  • The design for the first molded plastic chair was the brainchild of Charles and Ray Eames. The idea was conceived for the Museum of Modern Arts international competition for Low Cost Furniture Design in 1948. The couple used modeling techniques developed in World War II to manufacture their World War II to manufacture their plastic chair, and in 1951, the Herman Miller Furniture Company began mass-production.

    The Eames were interested in new materials and saw plastic as the chance to form organic seat shells to conform to the bodys shape.

  • The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames are widely regarded as Americas most important designers of the 20th century. They approached problem solving as an adventure, which combined with a sophisticated aesthetic resulted in design that is still imitated today. Their collection of work imitated today. Their collection of work includes not only modern furniture but photography, film, games, toys and even splints for wounded military during World War II.

    charles and ray

  • The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames are widely regarded as Americas most important designers of the 20th century. They approached problem solving as an adventure, which combined with a sophisticated aesthetic resulted in design that is still imitated today. Their collection of work imitated today. Their collection of work includes not only modern furniture but photography, film, games, toys and even splints for wounded military during World War II.

    charles and ray

  • by charles and ray eames

    hermanmiller.comeamesoffice.comeamesfoundation.org

    Mariana SilvaGraphic Design Studio IFall 2011Ringling College of Art + Design