"LAR" Armchair

Designer Charles Eames American
Designer Ray Eames American
Manufacturer The Herman Miller Furniture Company, Zeeland, Michigan American

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Although best known for their innovations with bent plywood, the husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames also experimented with new materials. This mass-produced armchair, while not the first to be made of fiberglass, was among the first to aesthetically exploit the material, developed during the war years and never previously used unupholstered. The Herman Miller Furniture Company was among a growing number of firms that began to gain a reputation for manufacturing and marketing well-designed, high-quality, inexpensive furniture for the consumer market following the war.

"LAR" Armchair, Charles Eames (American, St. Louis, Missouri 1907–1978 St. Louis, Missouri), Fiberglass-reinforced polyester, zinc-plated steel

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