Eames Plastic LAR Armchair
The plastic chairs from Eames are among the most iconic designs ever produced. These were presented in Italy in 1948, and are available in a variety of designs to accommodate all aspects of contemporary life.
Already in 1950 they presented a series of bases that made various seating positions possible, including the low-hanging LAR (Lounge Height Armchair Rod Base). The LAR seems to have been one of Charles and Ray's favorite designs: it can be seen in countless vintage photos of the legendary Eames House in Pacific Palisades - both inside and out. This also shows how light the chair is and how easily it can be moved.
Thanks to its compact dimensions, the Plastic Chair LAR can also be used in smaller interiors, and the wide choice of colors for the seat and base is suitable for different styles
The steel wire base, which achieves maximum stability with minimal materials, acquired a charming nickname on the market in just a short time because of its unusual shape: "Cat's Cradle" - in reference to the children's ironing game.
Because of the organic shape of this classic armchair, the LAR is a striking solo piece, but it can also be combined with many types of sofas to create an attractive contrast. Especially in the version with full upholstery, the LAR offers a very comfortable seat, making this modestly large armchair an excellent seating option for any living space.
Dimensions: W 62.5 x D 61 x H 63.5 cm. Seat height: 26.5 cm.
ABOUT CHARLES & RAY EAMES:
Charles Eames studied in Missouri and went to the University of Washington, where he focused on engineering and architecture. Ray Kaiser Eames studied painting with Hams Hofmann in New York and then enrolled at Cranbrook Academy where she collaborated with famous designers Charles and Eero Saarinen.
The married artists are considered to be the most important American designers of the last century. Their work extended to architecture, furniture design, industrial design, production and photographic art. Their contribution to these sectors is now iconic and known worldwide.