Eames Molded Plastic Stool

Product Story

In 2001, Herman Miller introduced the Molded Plastic Chair in recyclable polypropylene. The Eames Molded Plastic Stool was introduced in 2015. Atop a 4-leg bar- or counter-height base, the durable polypropylene shells look inviting and stylish everywhere Eames Molded Plastic Stools are used, from cafés and bistros to breakfast nooks and break rooms.

Designer Story

Borne out of Charles’ and Eero Saarinen’s early investigations molding plywood at Cranbrook Academy in 1939, and continued with Ray at the Eames studio in Venice, California, the molded chair is exemplary of the Eames iterative process and their desire to make “the best for the most for the least.” With each new form, finish, and configuration, the Eames continued to push the boundaries of what the shell chair could be: after experimenting with single-form plywood and stamped metal, they turned to fiberglass and experimented with bent wire