The Plastic Chairs by Charles and Ray Eames are among the most important designs in the history of furniture. Following their initial presentation at the 'Low Cost Furniture Design' competition organised by the Museum of Modern Art in 1948, the chairs were launched on the market in 1950 in an armchair version (A-shell) and as a simpler side chair (S-shell) – making them the first ever mass-produced chairs made of plastic. With the debut of their Plastic Chairs, Charles and Ray Eames introduced a new furniture typology that has since spread around the globe: the multifunctional chair whose shell can be joined with a variety of different bases. Already in 1950, they presented a series of bases that enabled various sitting positions, including the low-slung LAR (Lounge Height Armchair Rod Base).
The LAR seems to have been one of Charles and Ray's favourite designs: it can be spotted in numerous vintage photographs of the legendary Eames House in Pacific Palisades – both indoors and out. This also reveals how lightweight the chair is, and how easily it can be moved around. Thanks to its compact dimensions, the Vitra Plastic Chair LAR can also be used in smaller interiors, and the wide choice of colours for the shell, upholstery fabric, and base can be coordinated with diverse styles and settings. The steel wire base, which achieves maximum stability with minimum materials, acquired a charming nickname within just a short time on the market as a result of its unusual form: 'Cat's Cradle' – in reference to the children's string game.
Due to the organic shape of this classic armchair, the LAR is a striking solo piece, but it can also be paired with many types of sofas to create an appealing contrast. Especially in the version with full upholstery, the LAR offers long-lasting comfort, making this modestly sized armchair an excellent seating option for any living space.
Please note that this is an original, authentic Eames chair produced in Europe under licence by Vitra.
5 years warranty
|Seat Height||255 mm|
|Total Height||630 mm|
We offer free delivery throughout Mainland UK.
Smaller items are delivered by courier while larger items are delivered by the Wellworking delivery team. Regrettably, this means larger items can only be delivered to Mainland UK addresses.
If you do not live in the UK please contact the manufacturer directly for information on a local retailer.
Any product can be returned within 14 days of delivery for a full refund for any reason. Original packaging is not required.
Wellworking offer free collection for all items being returned from UK Mainland addresses. Your refund will be credited to your original payment method once the item has been returned but it can take 3-5 working days for banks to process this.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a return.
Wellworking offer a high level of expertise and experience, contact us via our live chat, email or call us on 020 3110 0610 - we love talking about furniture!
We aim to offer environmentally friendly products throughout our supply chain. Many of the manufacturers we work with are industry leaders in green technology and offer outstanding green credentials. Most importantly, they make products that are designed to last.
Do contact us if you have any questions or feedback regarding a specific product and we would be delighted to help.
Yes, most of our manufacturers can provide fabric swatches on request. Please contact us to arrange an order of sample fabrics.
Delivery times are specified above and on your checkout page.
Many items are made to order so that you can select your own unique specification.
If you wish to get your item sooner, then please choose from the In Stock section which is a selection of products that have been bulk ordered by Wellworking in the most popular specifications and are available for dispatch from our warehouse in 2-3 days.
Yes, all UK mainland deliveries are free of charge and this includes assembly and installation for larger items (like chairs and desks). Smaller items are delivered by DHL while items of furniture are delivered by the Wellworking delivery team.
We only offer deliveries throughout Mainland UK. We do not sell any items outside of the UK. If you do not live in the UK please contact the manufacturer directly for information on a local retailer.
Yes, our delivery team will assemble this for you.