Boasting one of the most important designs in the history of furniture, the Eames Shell Chairs were first presented in 1948 at the 'Low Cost Furniture Design' competition, organised by the Museum of Modern Art. The chairs were launched on the market in 1950, making them the first ever mass-produced chairs made out of plastic. Available here in a dynamic rocking chair version, a lively textured fiberglass shell is united with an intricate white wired base and beautiful golden maple runners, creating a striking aesthetic that provides an atmosphere of playful comfort and relaxation. Adding an eye-catching accent to any room, the Rocking Chair embodies revolutionary, forward-thinking design at its best. This chair is part of the Eames collection of shell chairs.
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”.