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Milan Update 2015 - New VITRA

Eames Plastic Chairs in NEW seat heights & colours. Get them here first!

"What works is better than what looks good. What looks good can change, but what works, works" (Ray Eames)

The Eames Plastic Chairs, created by Charles and Ray Eames, were the very first plastic chairs to be produced with industrial methods. Their design is one of the most important furniture designs of the twentieth century and is still relevant today.

However, since their introduction over 60 years ago, the average height of people has increased worldwide by nearly 10cm. This has resulted in a growing awareness of the need to adapt the dimensions of classic chairs. Vitra, in keeping with the Eames credo that the recognition of need is a condition of good design, have responded to the change in average height by adding 20mm to the seat height of the Eames Plastic Chairs. These modifications, which are aesthetically almost imperceptible, substantially increase the comfort of this classic chair design, especially in combination with contemporary tables.

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In addition to raising the height of the seat, Vitra have announced the availability of 6 new shell colours. The existing palette has been expanded as a result of a collaboration with Dutch designer Hella Jongerius, who in her role as Art Director for Colours and Surfaces at Vitra brings her expertise and many years of research to the development of the collection.

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With a total of 14 shell colours and a host of upholstery shades, the collection of Plastic Chairs offers roughly 400 possible combinations, enabling customers to find the perfect chair to meet their interior requirements. Furthermore, the Eames Plastic Chairs can be configured with various bases, making them suited for a broad range of purposes in dining rooms, gardens and offices.

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Here at Utility, we applaud the contribution Charles & Ray Eames have made to the design world. We're been proud to have been one of the biggest dealers of Vitra products throughout the last decade and we're extremely happy to be able to offer this exciting new range of Eames Plastic Chairs.

The entire range of new colours and sizes are available to purchase right now through our website - Shop Now

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