Eames Plastic Chairs & Eames Fibreglass Chairs
Guide: Eames Plastic & Fibreglass Chairs from Vitra
The collection of Eames Plastic Chairs is one of the most popular and best-selling chair models worldwide. They were created by the famous design couple Ray and Charles Eames.
But how do you choose the right model? In our guide we show you how to get closer to your decision to choose a genuine Eames Plastic or Fibreglass Chair from Vitra.
Step 1 - Which model should I choose?
The Eames Plastic & Fibreglass Chairs include many different variations. Roughly speaking, the design chairs can be divided into side and armchairs, i.e. chairs with or without armrests. You are also spoilt for choice when it comes to the frame: four-legged, Eiffel Tower or Eiffel Tower with wooden covering. A version with rocking chair runners is also available. As far as colours are concerned, you have a particularly large selection of many modern colours at your disposal - so really everyone can find a suitable Eames Chair for themselves. And as if such a large selection wasn't fantastic enough, the models are available unupholstered, with seat upholstery or fully upholstered!
Since 2018 it is also possible again to buy the fibreglass models instead of the plastic seat shell. A new technical processing makes the new edition of the popular variant possible.
Step 2 - Which gliders are suitable for my floor covering?
If the chairs are to be used on a carpeted floor, we recommend plastic glides. For all other floors such as tile, parquet, stone or linoleum, we recommend using felt glides. These avoid scratching the floor.
Step 3 - Can the Eames Plastic Chairs also be used in outdoor areas?
There is also an outdoor version for most models. These are always unpadded and differ in the design of the frame. In the variation with a metal frame, only the black powder-coated version is suitable for outdoor use. In contrast, the chrome-plated version is not suitable for outdoor use. The plastic bowl is suitable for outdoor use - nevertheless, you should note, especially with coloured bowls, that fading is possible with UV radiation.