Two New Heights for the Eames Shell Chairs

Posted on: May 21, 2016

Up your game. Introducing the classic Eames shell you know and love in two new heights: bar and counter. View the spectrum of Eames Stools in molded wood, fiberglass, and plastic in a selection of archival colors.

Eames Molded Fiberglass Stool

Eames Shell Chairs New Heights

Charles and Ray Eames’ iterative process continually pushed the boundaries of what a single-shell chair could be. The Eames Molded Fiberglass Stool represents the evolution of that process. Thanks to advances in safe fiberglass composition, the Eameses’ distinctive single-shell form is safely produced by means of a less volatile, monomer-free “dry bind” process. A 4-leg base design based on the original 4-leg chair base makes it an ideal seating option at bar- or counter-height surfaces.

Available in a choice of archival colors, the fiberglass shell can also be upholstered in an array of finely tailored Hopsak fabrics, designed by Alexander Girard. Like the original 1950 Molded Fiberglass Chair, the surface of the Eames Molded Fiberglass Stool features the same surface striation that has made the original chairs a covetable find for vintage collectors for decades. The process for making shells and the nature of fiberglass give each shell unique character traits that may include some surface cavities, areas of lighter or darker color, or faint circular shadows where stool base is attached to shell.