Plastic Side Chair
by Charles en Ray Eames
After the succes of the plywood furniture Charles and Ray Eames focused on the use of other materials and productionmethods. For a competition, issued by The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, they focused on new techniques. For the International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design, Charles and Ray Eames designed a fiberglass chair.
The material provided Eames with formability that they were looking for in the rounds of plywood chairs. The material, polyester with fiberglass, is a discovery of the American airforce. It is seen as 'Miracle material' with which anything is possible.
At first, the chair is only supplied in grey and beige. The bright and cheerful colours are available since the sixties.