Thanks to a new proprietary process of producing fiberglass, Herman Miller is once again able to produce the Eames original 1950 Molded Fiberglass Chair safely by means of a less volatile, monomer-free “dry bind” process. Like the Eameses’ original single-shell chairs, our new fiberglass finish has the same covetable surface variation and tell-tale fiberglass striations that have attracted avid vintage collectors for decades.
They are available in both the arm and side chair formats, in a range of archival colors, and with a choice of bases. Armchair and side chair shells are also available fully upholstered or with an upholstered seat pad.
The process for making shells and the nature of fiberglass mean that each shell is unique and can possess traits such as tiny cavities in the surface, small points of lighter or darker color, or faint circular shadows where base attaches to shell. All chairs can be recycled through the Herman Miller Take Back Program.