The famous molded side and armchairs by Charles and Ray Eames, originally created in fiberglass in 1950, then made in plastic, now made of polypropylene, have become a little more comfy with the fully upholstered versions recently launched by Vitra.
Upholstered Versions of Eames Shell Chairs
The Eames plastic armchair (sometimes called the ‘potato chip’ chair) and the Eames plastic side chair (often referred to as the “Shell” chair), available in eight shell colors, are now offered with your choice of 13 different colors of Hopsak upholstery and black or white piping.
Shell colors for the armchair:
Hopsak upholstery colors for the side chair:
Shell colors for the side chair:
When you add these options to the base options (R-wire, wooden, X-base and La Fonda base, you get a large number of possible combinations. Casters are also available on the armchair.
above: the four base options for either chair and casters.
Detail of black piping:
all images courtesy of Vitra.