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Swiss furniture company Vitra has revived the iconic ’50s Fiberglass Chair designed by Charles and Ray Eames. The model is defined by its seat shell profile molded to fit the contours of the human body, along with a concept for a variety of bases. It’s also renowned as one of the best known furniture designs of the twentieth century.

The chair was originally created as an affordable alternative for homes and offices, but as the fiberglass-constructed chairs became outdated due to technical advances in manufacturing, Vitra stopped producing them at the beginning of the ’90s. But now, some twenty years later, the design is back, now with enhanced seats made out of polypropylene.

This fall, Vitra has manufactured the Fiberglass Side Chairs in its six original colors (Elephant Hide Gray, Parchment, Sea Foam Green, Raw Umber, Red Orange and Navy Blue), along with the polypropylene shell version — the Eames Plastic Chairs. Both chair groups are suitable for almost every purpose. Read more about the timeless design by clicking the bar below.

Additionally, the Eames Fiberglass Chair is now available at select dealers. Click here to find the nearest Vitra showroom or dealer.

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Words by Renz Ofiaza
Staff Writer

Renz Ofiaza is a Staff Writer at Highsnobiety and based in Brooklyn.

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