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Eames RAR Plastic Armchair RE is an iconic design that epitomises the Modernist Architectural movement. Plastic Armchairs were first presented by Charles and Ray Eames in 1950 as part of the famed New York Museum of Modern Art competition, "Low Cost Furniture Design". Over 65 years later and the design looks just as characterful and pleasing to the eye as it ever has.

Their organically shaped seat shells made of fibreglass-reinforced plastic were later combined with various different bases, such as RAR's maple rockers. The latest version is made of recycled polypropylene and the shape has been modified slightly to offer even greater sitting comfort. RAR stands for Rocking Armchair Rod Base.

The recycled polypropylene seat shell is dyed throughout ensuring the chair will keep it's vibrancy of colour forever, hiding any scratches well too. The seat base is constructed from steel and has been likened to the Eiffel Tower with its inter-woven metal cross bracing. The metalwork is available in either a Chrome or Basic Dark (Black) powder coated finish. The rockers are solid maple wood and either clear lacquered or dark stained and lacquered.

Eames RAR Plastic Armchair RE

Eames RAR Plastic Armchair RE

by Vitra

Regular price £690.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £690.00 GBP
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Technical Information

Dimensions:-
Height: 76cm, Seat Height: 37cm, Width: 63cm, Depth: 81cm, Shell Depth: 60 cm, Seat Depth: 52 cm

Please Note:-
Due to the composition of the recycled material, the seat shell colours feature very subtle specks of pigment.

Special additives retard the fading of colours due to UV radiation. However, if the chair is exposed to sunlight for prolonged periods, the colour may change over time. We recommend limited exposure to sunlight.

Materials/Construction

Shell - Recycled polypropylene, 100% recyclable, dyed through.
Base - Wire base with cross struts, chrome-plated or powder-coated finish, on solid maple runners. (RAR = Rocking Armchair Rod Base)

Samples of the seat shell colours are available to loan from Really Well Made. Please get in touch for details.

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Eames RAR Plastic Armchair RE is an iconic design that epitomises the Modernist Architectural movement. Plastic Armchairs were first presented by Charles and Ray Eames in 1950 as part of the famed New York Museum of Modern Art competition, "Low Cost Furniture Design". Over 65 years later and the design looks just as characterful and pleasing to the eye as it ever has.

Their organically shaped seat shells made of fibreglass-reinforced plastic were later combined with various different bases, such as RAR's maple rockers. The latest version is made of recycled polypropylene and the shape has been modified slightly to offer even greater sitting comfort. RAR stands for Rocking Armchair Rod Base.

The recycled polypropylene seat shell is dyed throughout ensuring the chair will keep it's vibrancy of colour forever, hiding any scratches well too. The seat base is constructed from steel and has been likened to the Eiffel Tower with its inter-woven metal cross bracing. The metalwork is available in either a Chrome or Basic Dark (Black) powder coated finish. The rockers are solid maple wood and either clear lacquered or dark stained and lacquered.