Eames Molded Plywood Dining Chair with Metal Base
by Herman Miller

$ $795.00 + Free Shipping

Eames Molded Plywood Dining Chair with Metal Base

by Herman Miller
SKU# 161
Herman Miller Authorized Retailer
$ $795.00 + Free Shipping

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Product Overview

Eames Molded Plywood Dining Chair with Metal Base

One of the most iconic pieces of furniture ever created, the Herman Miller Eames Molded Plywood Chair was called "the greatest design of the Twentieth Century" by Time Magazine. This chair was developed by Charles and Ray Eames, the celebrated pair of mid-century modern designers, and it has not been out of production since its introduction in 1946. The Eames Molded Plywood suite of chairs includes:

  • A molded plywood seat and back.
  • Rubber shock mounts.
  • Optional steel legs.

Whether you prefer the laid-back Molded Plywood Lounge Chair, or the upright Eames Dining Chair fits your needs better, you'll get a piece of furniture that's both warmly inviting and historically revered.


An Official Herman Miller Retailer

Office Designs is proud to be an authorized Herman Miller retailer. Our products, including the Eames Molded Plywood suite, come directly from the Herman Miller factory, which means they live up to the brand's high quality.


Warranty Information

Herman Miller's warranty is a promise that the furniture you receive will live up to the brand's high standards in design and manufacturing. Your Eames Molded Plywood Chair should meet your needs perfectly, but if it doesn't, the warranty ensures Herman Miller will replace or repair it at no cost to you.

For more information, read Herman Miller's Warranty (PDF).


Eames Molded Plywood Chair Features

Charles and Ray Eames developed these influential chairs using what they called a "Kazam! machine" that pressed and molded sheets of wood into sleek and curving shapes. The chairs were made with both elevated style and modern comfort in mind.

Molded Plywood Seat and Back

The Kazam! machine, molded thin pieces of plywood into a contoured seat and back - this is, of course, where the chair gets its name. The lounge chair's frame is lower and slightly more reclined, whereas the dining chair's upright shape makes it perfect for placing at your table.

Rubber Shock Mounts

The two pieces of molded plywood are connected by a curving wooden spine and rubber shock mounts. These were highly innovative at the time, and they ensure the seat back is flexible and giving, moving with the sitter as he or she leans back or changes positions.

Two Base Options

Eames Molded Plywood chairs have two base options: wooden legs or chrome-plated steel legs. Both versions are stylish and authentic.

Customizable Color and Wood Variations

There are several different colors and wood variations to choose from - pick one that complements the decor in your home or office.


About Charles and Ray Eames

Known for their contributions to modern design in furniture and architecture, Charles and Ray Eames are some of the most renowned and respected American designers of the 20th century. A husband-and-wife team, the Eameses were asked to create molded plywood splints and stretchers during World War II. They began their relationship with Herman Miller shortly after.


About the Manufacturer: Herman Miller

Herman Miller's partnerships with some of the most iconic designers of all time, including the Eamses, has led to it becoming one of the most highly regarded furniture brands ever. Herman Miller had a hand in pioneering movements for eco-friendly and ergonomic furniture, and it's known for working with designers to create groundbreaking and innovative pieces of furniture. Many of the brand's furniture pieces, including the Eames Molded Plywood Chair, are permanently displayed in museums, including the New York Museum of Modern Art.

Herman Miller continues its work today with partnerships with some of the best designers worldwide, including Jerome Caruso, the Studio 7.5 Design Team in Berlin and Jeff Weber.


Dimensions & Specifications

Eames Molded Plywood Chair General Dimensions

Dining Chairs

  • Overall Height: 28.75" to 29.5"
  • Overall Width: 19.375" to 20.5"
  • Seat Depth: 20.5" to 21.75"