The LSR was designed in 1950 by Charles and Ray Eames as part of their plastic family: a collection of multi-function chairs that revolutionised furniture design and which remain as relevant today as then. Remaining faithful to the Eames design the re-issue of the LSR Plastic Chair by Vitra features an organically shaped plastic shell formed from resource-saving recycled materialin combination with its filigree metal base.
Dimensions in mm
Seat height with upholstery: 28,5 cm
Seat height with full upholstery: 27 cm
|Seat shell, new colours 2024
Seat cushion / full upholstery, Hopsak
(Further Hopsak colours available on request)
|Base: Steel wire with bracing
Seat shell: dyed-through polypropylene (white) or dyed-through RE plastic (all other colours)
The RE plastic employed for the Eames Plastic Chair seat shells is composed of granules of recycled plastics from the German "Yellow Sack" packaging recycling system and approx. 10% fibreglass material to achieve the necessary rigidity. The familiar colours of the seat shells do not change as a result of this material change. However, with the lighter seat shell colours tiny pigments of differently coloured granules may be visible upon closer inspection. These pigments do not represent a defect, but are a feature of the new sustainable material. Below is a comparative example of the colour "ice grey" in high magnification - the new material is on the right.
|Optionally available with seat or full upholstery
Edge reinforcement (piping) see picture
Available with chrome plated or coated base
Available with glides for carpets or felt glides for hard floors
Please note: The chairs are delivered as standard with black gliders.
|Function & Properties
Suitable for outdoors (version with base in coated basic dark or white)
|For cleaning the plastic surface a soft, damp cloth and a mild, neutral detergent are recommended.
Dust and lint can be vacuumed. For the treatment of stains, use a damp cloth and a mild, neutral detergent.
Professional cleaning should be undertaken with an upholstery foam or with a mobile washer-extractor.
|EN 13761 (Office furniture - Visitors chairs)
EN 1728 (Furniture - Seating)
|The Vitra Eames Plastic Chairs are:
contains up to 14% recycled material
Vitra conform to
ISO 9001: 2008 (Quality management systems)
ISO 14001: 2004 (Environmental management systems)
Since the beginning of the production year 2024 the Eames Plastic Chair seat shells have been been manufactured from a recycled material, the so-called RE plastic. RE plastic material consists of granules of recycled plastics from the German “Yellow Sack” packaging recycling system. This new material is not only recycled but 100% recyclable, In addition its production generates significantly lower climate-damaging emissions and requires less energy.
Since June 1st 2019 Vitra has been operated a take-back program: Eames Fibreglass Chairs and Eames Plastic Chairs that are no longer required can be returned to Vitra.
Register product and secure extended manufacturer's warranty of 10 years
|Eames Plastic Chairs
|Soft Seats (Typ B)
|Please click on the picture for detailed information (ca. 5,4 MB).