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Herman Miller ® Eames DSS - Molded Plastic Side Chair with 4 Leg Base

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Herman Miller ® Eames DSS - Molded Plastic Side Chair with 4 Leg Base

Charles and Ray Eames adapted molding techniques developed during World War II to mass produce this classic design. Today's Molded Plastic Chairs are true to the originals and are fully authentic, with updated materials to meet environmental requirements. Charles and Ray Eames, always interested in new materials, saw in plastic the chance to form organic seat shells that conform to the body's shape. The enduring forms and quality construction make the Molded Plastic Chairs - available here with a classic Eames wire base - comfortable, durable performers. The Design 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 look 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.

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  • Organic shape
  • Clean, simple form sculpted to fit the body
  • First presented at the Museum of Modern Art in 1948, the chairs have achieved a pervasive presence that proves the staying power of good design
  • Today's recreation looks the same as the original
  • Classic Eames wire base
  • Durable design, even in public spaces
  • Many uses in the home, office, reception area, or training room
  • Designed for minimum environmental impact
  • Shells are recyclable polypropylene
  • Rubber shock mounts where shell meets the base provide extended comfort
  • Wayfair backs a 12-year warranty. Should you experience any problems with your Eames Molded Plastic Chair, Herman Miller will cover the cost of fixing it for you
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  • Overall: 31.13" H x 18.5" W x 22" D
  • Overall Product Weight: 13lbs

About the Designer

Charles & Ray Eames

Charles & Ray Eames United States 

Charles Ormond Eames, Jr (1907–1978) and Bernice Alexandra "Ray" (née Kaiser) Eames (1912–1988) were American designers, who worked in and made major contributions to modern architecture and furniture. They also worked in the fields of industrial and graphic design, fine art and film.

Herman Miller ® Eames DSS - Molded Plastic Side Chair with 4 Leg Base

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Weights & Dimensions

  • Overall: 31.13" H x 18.5" W x 22" D
  • Seat: 17.5" H
  • Overall Product Weight: 13lbs


Product Type: Side chairFinish: 1: Black
Finish: 2: BlueFinish: 3: Brown
Finish: 4: GreenFinish: 5: Grey
Finish: 6: RedDistressed: No
Number of Items Included: 1Upholstered Back: Yes
Style: ModernBack Style: Solid back
Dining Type: Casual/KitchenStackable: Yes

About the Manufacturer

Herman Miller ®: The name is synonymous with innovation, design, operational excellence, smart application of technology, and social responsibility. Herman Miller ® studies work and living environments and designs and delivers products and services that make these environments work better. Through problem-solving research and design, the company seeks to develop innovative solutions to real needs in working, healing, learning, and living environments. Herman Miller ® began in 1923 as a manufacturer of traditional residential furniture, became a leader in "modern" furniture in the 1930s and 1940s; developed lasting ties through the 1950s with legendary industrial designers who led the company in new directions; transformed the office furniture industry with the first panel system in the 1960s; invented and refined ergonomic work seating in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s; reinvented the geometry of systems furniture in 2000, and is today the second largest office furniture company with customers and locations around the world. Their history of employee participation and ownership and technological innovation has long roots and continues to grow. They have always worked hard to be serious about both people and business. They look at their primary goal as creating great places to work. George Nelson laid out five tenets of Herman Miller ® design philosophy 50 years ago: What you make is important. Design is an integral part of the business. The product must be honest. You decide what you will make. There is a market for good design. While fashion and style have their place, the main criterion for a Herman Miller ® product has remained constant: Does it truly solve a problem that people care about in a way that improves upon other solutions, or pioneers a new and better answer altogether? The answer is Yes.


The Eames DSS - Molded Plastic Side Chair with 4 Leg Base is a Modern style product. Modern style is very sleek with clean lines, and generally incorporates high gloss using whites, greys, and blacks. A focus on geometry and angular shapes is a hallmark of modern design. Glass and leather are also seen a lot with modern style. You can shop for more Modern Dining Chairs in the Furniture section of our site.

Herman Miller ® Eames DSS - Molded Plastic Side Chair with 4 Leg Base

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Roland Huff from Bremen Indiana

Bremen High School has 800 of these chairs and they are great. They store nice and they look great when set up for graduation!

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