RAR Rocking chair (RAR = Rocking Armchair Rod Base) designed by Charles & Ray Eames in 1950 - Plastic Armchairs were first presented as part of the famed New York Museum of Modern Art competition, "Low Cost Furniture Design". Their organically shaped seat shells made of fibreglass-reinforced plastic were later combined with various different bases, such as RAR's rockers.
In their latest version made of polypropylene the Armchairs now offer even greater sitting comfort.
Material: Seat shell in dyed throughout polpropylene, four legged braced wire base (Black Powder-coated on Dark Maple or Chrome on Golden Maple) on two Golden Maple or Dark Maple wooden rockers with clear varnish. Upholstery in Hopsak fabric (100% polyamide) attached to shell with a welted edge.
Charles & Ray Eames are one of modern design's most recognisable partnerships. Born in the early part of the 20th Century Charles and Ray Eames married in 1941 and moved to Los Angeles, where together they began experimenting with techniques for the three-dimensional moulding of plywood. The aim was to create comfortable chairs that were affordable.
Playful and fun, the Eames' had a great energy that lives through their iconic products today. "Take your pleasure seriously" was a favourite saying of Charles Eames.