Charles and Ray Eames RAR Chair

Charles & Ray Eames
Arm Shell with Rocker Base (RAR)

Said to be the most significant furniture design of the 20th century, the Eames® RAR Rocker (1948) has been put back into production, with the blessings of the Eames® Office, for the first time in more than 30 years. The RAR now features a durable and environmentally friendly molded polypropylene shell with a deep seat pocket, integrated armrests, high backrest and waterfall seat edge for lounge-quality comfort. The iconic Eames® wire base is set atop two maple runners for a smooth rocking motion that brings enjoyment to nurseries, lounges, living rooms, offices and bedrooms. This original is an authentic, fully licensed product of Herman Miller, Inc. Eames® is a licensed trademark of Herman Miller, Inc. Made in Germany.

Batch-dyed polypropylene shell; chromed steel base; hard maple runners with clear laquer finish.

George Nelson and Charles & Ray Eames, were the founding fathers of American modernism. Their creativity eclipsed at almost the same period, although they were almost 3000 miles apart with George Nelson's office being in New York City and Charles & Ray Eames office in Los Angeles. Charles and Ray Eames started to experiment with molded plywood technology and furniture designs in 1941. Their first creation was plywood splints and litters for the United States Navy. They formed "Molded Plywood Division, Evans Products Co." in 1943 and started mass production of their plywood chair and table in 1945. In 1946, "Molded Plywood Division, Evans Products Co." made an exhibition at the Barclay Hotel and Museum of Modern Art in New York. George Nelson visited the exhibition and was very impressed. George Nelson, who was at that time already the design director at Herman Miller, made Charles and Ray Eames a great offer. Charles and Ray Eames accepted the offer and granted the right of production and distribution to Herman Miller. Charles & Ray Eames continued to design for Herman Miller for many years to come.

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