Herman Miller

Herman Miller® Eames® Wire Chair

Charles and Ray Eames, 1951

U.S.A.

Herman Miller

Herman Miller® Eames® Wire Chair

Charles and Ray Eames, 1951

U.S.A.

Perhaps more than any design in their oeuvre, the shell chair represents the Eames’ disinterest in superficial aesthetics and their agnostic approach to material. What mattered most to them was the integrity of the form, function, and context—or as Charles often said: “The best for the most for the least.” It’s this attitude that pushed them to explore the shell chair in a variety of finishes, materials, and base configurations.