Rocks: Eames Plastic Armchair RAR by Vitra
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A very special version of Vitra's popular Eames Plastic Chairs is the RAR rocking chair. The name suffix stands for "Rocking Armchair Rod Base" and refers to its use as a rocking chair that stands on maple skids and is connected to the seat shell via a steel frame.
The unusual Vitra rocking chair invites you to lean back and relax and let your soul dangle.
The history of the Eames Plastic Chairs
When it was created in the 1950s, the idea behind the design chairs was a real novelty: until now, there had been no comparable designs that had a one-piece plastic seat shell.
Charles & Ray Eames' motto - "The most of the best to the greatest number of people for the least" - was also perfectly implemented by the two designers in the RAR rocking chair. The Eames Plastic Rocking Chair is an affordable, industrially manufactured chair that inspires with its unique design.
Charles and Ray Eames – Designer duo
The couple Eames is one of the most important personalities in the field of design in the 20th century. In addition to designing furniture, they have also made films, photographed and put together exhibitions. Vitra is the only legitimate manufacturer of Eames products for Europe and the Middle East.
Material and size
In the beginning, the seat shell of the Vitra Eames Plastic Rocking Chair was made of fiberglass-reinforced polyester resin. This allowed an extremely flexible formability - but the disadvantage was the environmentally harmful properties of the material. For this reason, the production of Eames chairs was suspended for six years in 1993 until a solution to this problem was found. Since then, Vitra has been using recyclable polypropylene, which is just as easy to mould, but much more environmentally friendly.
The frame of the RAR is made of metal, which you can order online either in the chrome-plated or the black powder-coated version. For the runners, Vitra has chosen maple wood, with a choice between a yellowish and a dark brown stain.
Vitra's RAR offers a high level of seating comfort and, thanks to its sturdy frame, is very resilient - the rocking chair has been tested for up to 110 kg.
- Hopsak: 100% polyamide
- Checker: 23% Polyester, 77% Cotton
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