Molded fiberglass body, steel legs

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Plastic armchair with "Eiffel Tower" base, c. 1950

Fiberglass and steelexpand_more

Gift of Don and Bev Smithexpand_more

Not on Viewexpand_more

After developing a serie of molded plastic chairs, the Eameses turned to fiberglass. The "DAR" Chair was among the first plastic furniture to be truly mass-produced. Inexpensive, lightweight, and versatile, it was especially popular with young families in the post-war period. The shells were coupled with a wide variety of bases, including the "Eiffel Tower" wire strut seen here.

Plastic armchair with "Eiffel Tower" base
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Molded fiberglass body, steel legs

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