Launched in 1950, the Fiberglass Chairs became one of the best-known furniture designs of the twentieth century, embodying a timeless silhouette of elegant minimalism and modern practicality. The fibreglass shells are characterised by their lively visual appeal, defined by an irregular surface which appears almost like a natural material thanks to its visible fibres. Available here in a selection of the earliest colours developed by Charles and Ray Eames, the supportive armchair has been moulded to fit and support the contours of the human body perfectly, ideal for when dining with friends and family.
American husband and wife design duo Charles and Ray Eames have had a profound influence on the visual character of American life, producing original work within the fields of architecture, furniture design, industrial design, manufacturing and the photographic arts.
The Eames’ first partnered with Vitra in 1957 to produce some of the most iconic pieces of furniture in the history of interior design. Today Vitra continues to reflect their philosophy on design and functionality, best understood through Charles’ own words: “Recognising the need is the primary condition for the design”.