Design by Ray and Charles Eames for Vitra.
The design duo started applying their plywood molding techniques to furniture in 1943, after which manufacturer Vitra took this furniture into production. The design of the Eames Plastic Armchair RAR rocking chair is a very strong design, which immediately evokes the association with Vitra.
The abbreviation RAR stands for "rocking armchair rod base".
Vitra's Eames RAR rocking chair is a charming combination of a plastic seat, metal frame and wooden legs.
The RAR is a perfect resting place, embracing the smooth plastic shell while the gentle rocking soothes. Suitable for a number of locations, such as the living room as an alternative to an armchair, the hallway or conservatory, the iconic shape of the form offers a relaxing space of timeless style and comfort. With a hardwearing polypropylene seat resting on a wired leg frame with a pair of dark maple rockers, the RAR Plastic Rocking Chair is an eye-catching piece that can brighten up a room beautifully. .
Designed by Charles and Ray Eames, the plastic Eames chairs are real design icons of the 1950s. Their popularity lies in the timeless, ergonomic design and the different versions. The original model with a fiberglass seat was the first industrially produced plastic chair.
Over the years, Vitra has adapted the dimensions and geometry of the classic chairs to make them more comfortable for today's needs. The dimensions of the RAR rocking chairs have been updated in 2019: longer slides, higher seat and more upright seating area make the chairs more stable than before.
Dimensions: Width 63 cm Depth 60 cm / 81 cm Height 76 cm Seat depth 52 cm Chair height 37 cm
Frame material: Steel
Seat material: Polypropylene
Base material: maple dark.
Warranty: 10 years (product must be registered on the manufacturer's website within 3 months of purchase date)
The comfortable model is an eye-catcher that fits into different interior styles and offers you wonderful moments of relaxation, both at home and at the office.
Make your beautiful Vitra chair even more pleasant with the loose Soft Seat cushions from Hella Jongerius. The beautiful Soft Seat cushions are made of soft furniture fabrics and are available in three types: square type A, organic type B and round type C. Cushion A is suitable for this Vitra chair.
About the designers:
Ray and Charles Eames were an American designer couple whose name is known to anyone with an interest in modern design. Charles Eames was born in 1907 in St. Louis, Missouri. He studied architecture at the University of Washington and, at the invitation of the Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen, continued his studies at the Cranbrook Academy of Arts, Michigan in 1940.
There he met Eero Saarinen, with whom he entered a competition called " Organic Design in Home Decor" organized by MoMA in New York. Eames and Saarinen won the competition using a plywood molding technique originally developed by Alvar Aalto. In Cranbrook, Charles Eames also met her future wife Ray, and the couple married in 1941.