For many years, Charles and Ray Eames explored the idea of a single seat shell moulded to fit the contours of the human body. They achieved this goal with the revolutionary Eames Shell Chairs – and established a new seating typology in the process. The product line was launched on the market in 1950, offering a choice of two chair shells, various bases and different upholstery options.
The chairs quickly proliferated in homes, offices and public spaces, and came to inspire generations. While the range of models and materials evolved over time, the design concept of the Eames Shell Chairs has remained relevant for seven decades.
Vitra produces the Eames Fiberglass Chairs and the Eames Plastic Chairs in colours that highlight the special properties of both materials and make it easy to mix and match – and combine with different upholstery versions.
Charles and Ray Eames are counted among the most important figures of twentieth-century design. Their work spans the fields of furniture design, filmmaking, photography and exhibition design. Vitra is the sole authorised manufacturer of Eames products for Europe and the Middle East. When you own an Eames product made by Vitra, you know it is an original.