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This year, Vitra introduces a new colour range for the Eames shell chairs – Eames Plastic Chairs, Eames Fiberglass Chairs and Wire Chairs. The colour palette offers a rich spectrum of hues highlighting the special properties of the different materials. The interplay of vibrant and more subtle colours offers new combinations and opportunities to configurate your own design icon.

With over 100,000 configurations, 23 shell colours and 36 upholstery options, there is a perfect Eames Shell Chair for everyone and every home. Be it in fibreglass, polypropylene or welded steel wire, the Eames Shell Chairs have been moulded on a human body to offer an increased level of comfort. Test the original chairs at your closest authorised Vitra dealer and pick out your favourite configuration.

The Chair of a Century

© Eames Office, LLC
© Eames Office, LLC

For many years, Charles and Ray Eames explored the idea of a single shell molded to fit the contours of the human body. They finally achieved their goal with the 1950 Eames Shell Chair, a ground-breaking innovation that founded a new chair typology: the multi-functional shell chair.

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