Furniture - Chair - Rar Rocking - Eames

Rocking Chair by Charles and Ray Eames. Produced by Vitra.

In the early 1940's the Eames, Charles (1907-1978) and Ray (1912-1989), had the chance to experiment with new methods of bending plywood in the work they did for the navy wartime effort. They applied these techniques to their furniture design.

The RAR (rocking armchair rod) has a moulded fibreglass-reinforced polyester seat and an eiffel tower base with birch wood rockers on the bottom. It is said that the RAR rockers were originally gifts to herman miller employees who just had newborns!

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