Eames Plastic Armchair RAR
Today the Eames Plastic Chairs number among the most well-known designs by Charles and Ray Eames. One model has always stood out among the myriad combinations of organically shaped shells and various bases in this large family of chairs: the iconic RAR (Rocking Armchair Rod Base). The compact rocking chair mounted on wooden runners adds a self-assured accent to any environment.
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 another architectural firm with Robert T. Walsh. After receiving a fellowship in 1938 from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, he moved to Michigan and joined the faculty the following year. In 1940, he and Eero Saarinen won first prize for their joint entry in the competition 'Organic Design in Home Furnishings' organised 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.