About Eames Rocking Chairs
Charles Eames was responsible for the creation of some of the most iconic furniture designs of the twentieth century. Born in 1907, he worked with his wife Ray as together they made a significant contribution to architecture and design during careers which lasted four decades.
The Eames Rocking Chair is essentially a re-issue of the legendary Eames chair, and is inspired by the original design from 1948, which became the first ever industrially made plastic chair.
The tub seat of the Eames rocking chair is made from ergonomically moulded plastic, or fibreglass, and is flexible enough to be enjoyable to sit in without a cushion. The shell moulds to the body for maximum comfort, and there are elegant armrests. There are rubber shock mounts, legs made from polished stainless steel, floor protectors made of plastic, and metal bars going down the inside of the wood legs for additional strength.
This rocking chair is just over half a metre high, roughly the same in width and 82cm deep, while the height of the seat is 44cm. The classic Eiffel base has runners made from walnut or maple wood. It?s also possible to buy a model with an upright back and no arms, rather than with a tub seat.
Take your pick from bright, solid colours like zingy red or lime green ? not to mention lavender, orange and yellow. When buying this product, you have the choice to buy a trademarked model or a high quality faithful reproduction of the original design.