The voluptuous organic form of the Eames La Chaise was an evolution of plywood chairs developed a year earlier in collaboration with architect Eero Saarinen for the "Organic Design in Home Furnishings" competition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. A startling innovation in chair design, its expressive outline was made possible by technological advances in molding fiberglass to create free-form shells for flexible seating.
USA, c.1950. Charles and Ray Eames RAR Zenith Plastics / Herman Miller 1st Generation Rope Edge with Early Maple Runner Rocker in Elephant Hide Grey. Fresh from Original Owner's Estate. Very Good Vintage Condition. Slight Age Staining to the Fiberglass in Seat Area. Base is Excellent. Retains some of the Checkerboard Label. From the Eames Office at 901 Washington Blvd. in Venice California.