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RAR rocking chair - Basic dark shell, dark frame

By Vitra


  • Description

    For a Limited Time Only
    Buy a RAR Rocking Chair and get a free Seat Dot, just add both items to a shopping bag and the discount will apply automatically.

    Like no other colour, black evokes a timeless elegance. Vitra has applied this insight to the new Black Collection, which presents several new accessories and design objects along with re-editions of classic pieces – all in shades of black.

    Plastic Armchairs were first presented as part of the famed New York Museum of Modern Art competition, Low Cost Furniture Design. Their organically shaped seat shells made of fibreglass-reinforced plastic were later combined with various different bases, such as RAR's rockers and manufactured in their millions. In their latest version made of polypropylene the Armchairs now offer even greater sitting comfort.

    A new version of the popular rocking chair from Charles and Ray Eames is available, with a black, powder-coated frame on a base of dark maplewood. This new combination of dark colours lends the iconic seat a contemporary aura.

  • Technical Info

    Dimensions: W:62.5 x D:69 x H:67cm

    Materials and finishes:

    Seat shell: Polypropylene, dyed through - Basic dark
    Base: Powder coated, basic dark
    Rockers: Dark maple

  • Designer
    Charles & Ray Eames

    Charles Eames, born 1907 in St. Louis, Missouri, studied architecture at Washington University in St. Louis and opened his own office together with Charles M. Gray in 1930. In 1935 he founded an architectural firm with Robert T. Walsh. After receiving a fellowship in 1938 from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, he moved to Michigan and assumed a teaching position in the design department the following year. In 1940, he and Eero Saarinen won first prize for their joint entry in the competition Organic Design in Home Furnishings organized by the New York Museum of Modern Art. During the same year, Eames became head of the department of industrial design at Cranbrook, and in 1941 he married Ray Kaiser.

    Ray Eames, née Bernice Alexandra Kaiser, was born in Sacramento, California in 1912. She attended the May Friend Bennet School in Millbrook, New York, and continued studies in painting under Hans Hofmann through 1937. During this year she exhibited her work in the first exhibition of the American Abstract Artists group at the Riverside Museum in New York. She matriculated at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1940 and married Charles Eames the following year.

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  • Delivery

    6-8 weeks
    Made to order item

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