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40 Elegant And Timeless Eames Chair Ideas
Lightweight, easy to maintain, stain resistant, comfortable, but at the same time rich in character and vintage appeal of mid-century elegance – the world-famous collection of Eames chairs helped define the emerging design style of the mid-century era. Today, we will discuss the features that make Eames plastic chairs stand out as the finest examples of mid-century modern design.
How Did Eames Plastic Chairs Appear?
Charles and Ray Eames thought of these plastic chairs as dining chairs specifically designed for the 20th century home. As such, they were rooted in the ideas of functionality and affordability which are further highlighted by the way in which these chairs were produced and the materials used in their production. At the time when first Eames dining chairs left the factory line, plastic was a brand new material that not only provided the designers with new opportunities when it comes to bold and sculptural shapes, but also ensured that the finished product will be lightweight and resistant to stains and water.
But, in the best practice of mid-century modern style, the Eames couple didn’t stop at functionality alone, but instead further developed their design so that it is marked with timeless elegance and style that will ensure their recognition in the vibrant world of mid-century furniture design. So, molded plastic shells were combined with characteristic stainless steel ‘Eiffel bases’ or simple slightly tapered legs made out of uncolored wood to provide an additional layer of visual interest that is rooted in the interplay and contrast of textures and materials.
a beautiful Nordic dining space with a stained round table, white Eames chairs, a woven pendant lamp is a very cool and laconic space to have meals
a beautiful Scandinavian dining room with a light-stained wooden table, white Eames chairs, a statement black pendant lamp and an artwork
a bright dining space with a white dining table, colorful Eames chairs and a yellow pendant lamp is all cool
a catchy contrasting Scandinavian dining space wiht a long trestle table, white Eames chairs, a black pendant lamp and an artwork
a catchy modern industrial kitchen with white and metal cabinets, a black backsplash, a long table and colorful Eames chairs
a catchy Scandinavian dining space with a round table, white chairs, a black and white gallery wall and potted plants
a chic Scandinavian dining space with a round table, colorful Eames chairs, a floor lamp and a hearth next to it
a colorful dining space with a pegboard wall with bright artwork, a round table, colorful Eames chairs, a bright printed rug
a colorful working and dining space with a trestle table, colorful Eames chairs, pendant lamps, a piano and shelves over it and a glass cabinet
a contemporary Scandinavian kitchen with white and plywood cabinets, bulbs hanging from above and a sleek dining set
Where To Use Eames Plastic Chairs?
Eames plastic chairs can be rocked in mid-century modern and Scandinavian homes and you can incorporate them into many other interiors, too, as their design is timeless. Go for various colors that match your space and place them not only in dining rooms but also in home offices, kitchens, kids’ rooms and everywhere else you need them. Such chairs can be softened with a faux fur throw or blanket or you may add a cushion to it to sit more comfortably.
a dramatic dining space with a stained credenza, a dark artwork, a wooden dining table, black Eames chairs and a printed rug
a laconic black and white Scandinavian home office nook with a trestle desk, a black Eames chair, black and white artworks, faux taxidermy and other stuff
a laconic Nordic home office with a black statement wall and Eames chair, a black noteboard, a white desk and a relaxed artwork
a light-filled dining space with a long dining table, colorful Eames chairs, black pendant lamps over the table
a lovely Scandinavian home office with a sleek storage unit and a built-in desk, a mint blue Eames chair, potted greenery and a cool clock
a mid-century modern dining room with a stained credenza, a stained table and colorful Eames chairs, a bright gallery wall and a white pendant lamp
a mid-century modern dining space with a stained table and white Eames chairs, a printed rug, a black credenza, a sphere chandelier and potted plants
a modern dining space by the window, with a black table, black Eames chairs and a white cone pendant lamp plus a lemon tree
a modern Scandi dining room with a stained trestle dining table, white Eames chairs, a printed rug, a vase with greenery
a Nordic dining room with a white bookcase, a light-stained wooden dining table, white Eames chairs and pendant bulbs over the space
a Nordic dining room with a whitewashed table, Eames chairs, matching pendant lamps and a sleek console table
Are Eames Plastic Chairs Up-To-Date?
Eames plastic chairs collection profoundly influenced not only furniture design, but also interior design as a whole. The elegantly simple vintage design quickly captivated the audiences, sparking the imagination of countless of décor experts and enthusiasts who quickly found innovative ways to use the Eames chair in creating their desired aesthetic. At the same time, this collection inspired countless lookalikes, some of which even belong to completely different types of furniture. To this day, these models remain among the most sought-after designs of the mid-century era that look as fresh and innovative today as decades ago when they were first presented to the public.
a Nordic dining space with a black storage unit, a reclaimed trestle dining table, white Eames chairs and pendant lamps
a Nordic home office nook done in white and accented with a black grid on the wall, a pendant lamp and Eames chair
a Nordic home office with a white desk, file cabinets, a white Eames chair, wall-mounted shelves, potted plants and touches of gold
a Nordic light-filled working space with open shelves and sleek cabinets, a built-in desk and black Eames chairs and potted greenery