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by Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 — from 437,00 €
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437,00 € *
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3% advance payment discount*: 423,89 € (Save 13,11 €)

Renowned for their revolutionary designs Charles & Ray Eames also wrote design history with LAR: Designed in 1950 the LAR Plastic Armchair, and as with its siblings from the Eames Plastic Chairs family, consists of an organically shaped plastic seat shell combined with a filigree base. Out of production since 1968, the LAR, with its characteristic Cat's Cradle base is now, once again, being produced by Vitra.


Product type Lounge chair

Dimensions in mm
Colours Shell colour
12 Tiefschwarz
56 Granitgrau
48 Forest
42 Grün
34 Senf
26 Sunlight
43 Rostorange
03 Rot (poppy red)
41 Zartrosé
11 Kieselstein
24 Hellgrau
23 Eisgrau
04 Weiß

Hopsak covers
66 Nero
05 Dunkelgrau
77 Nero / forest
73 Petrol / moorbrown
22 Meerblau / dunkelgrau
82 Eisblau / moorbraun
23 Nero / elfenbein
80 Warmgrey / moorbraun
88 Cognac / elfenbein
65 Koralle / poppyred
19 Senf / dunkelgrau
18 Senf / elfenbein
16 Gelb / elfenbein
87 Elfenbein / forest
86 Mint / forest
20 Grün / elfenbein
81 Eisblau / elfenbein
79 Warmgrey / elfenbein

(Weitere Hopsak-Farben auf Anfrage)
Beschichtet basic dark
Beschichtet basic dark

* Distribution of material samples is only possible within Germany.
Material Seat shell: Through-dyed polypropylene
Base: Steel wire with bracing
Seat upholstery: Hopsak (100% polyamide)
Variants 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 (felt) gliders, white (felt) gliders can be ordered separately.)
Function & Properties Not stackable
Suitable for outdoors (version with base in coated basic dark)
Care 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.
Awards & Museum MoMA, New York
Certificates EN 13761 (Office furniture - Visitors chairs)
EN 1728 (Furniture - Seating)
Sustainability The Vitra Eames LAR is:
100% recyclable
contains up to 14% recycled material

Vitra conform to
ISO 90001: 2008 (Quality management systems)
ISO 14001: 2004 (Environmental management systems)

Since June 1st 2019 Vitra has offered a take-back program: Eames Fiberglass Chairs and Eames Plastic Chairs, which are no longer required, can be returned to Vitra.
Warranty 24 months
Accessories Matching seat pad and leather seat pads from Parkhaus Berlin or Vitra Seat Dots separately available.
Product family Eames Plastic Chairs

Datasheet Click for more information (ca. 7,3 MB).

Popular versions

LAR, Deep black, Without upholstery, Coated basic dark
LAR, Green, Seat upholstery green / ivory, Chrome-plated
LAR, Deep black, Seat upholstery nero, Chrome-plated
LAR, Light grey, Full upholstery ice blue / ivory, Coated basic dark
LAR, Granite grey, Full upholstery dark grey, Coated basic dark
LAR, Pale rose, Without upholstery, Chrome-plated
LAR, Sunlight, Seat upholstery yellow / ivory, Chrome-plated
LAR, Sunlight, Without upholstery, Coated basic dark
LAR, Sunlight, Full upholstery yellow / ivory, Chrome-plated
LAR, Mustard, Seat upholstery mustard /dark grey, Chrome-plated
LAR, Green, Full upholstery green /ivory, Coated basic dark
LAR, White, Seat upholstery ice blue / ivory, Coated basic dark
LAR, Forest, Seat upholstery ivory / forest, Chrome-plated
LAR, Granite grey, Seat upholstery dark grey, Coated basic dark
LAR, Mustard, Full upholstery mustard / dark grey, Coated basic dark
LAR, Green, Without upholstery, Coated basic dark
LAR, White, Full upholstery nero / ivory, Coated basic dark
LAR, White, Without upholstery, Coated basic dark
LAR, White, Seat upholstery warm grey / moor brown, Coated basic dark
LAR, Mustard, Full upholstery mustard / dark grey, Chrome-plated


Should the answers to your questions not be found here, our service team can be contacted Mon-Fri, 8 am to 6 pm via +49 341 2222 88 22.

How much weight can a Vitra Eames LAR support?

The Vitra Eames LAR meets the "GS" test standards and is tested up to 110kg. The way in which the chair is used is also important. Swinging, for example, causes a higher strain which can reduce the chairs lifetime.

Can upholstery be added to an non-upholstered seat shell?

The Hopsack seat cushion is fixed to the seat shell with screws. For both the Eames side chair and Eames armchairs seat cushions can be ordered from Vitra, attaching this does however require special tools and is a job for specially trained technicians. As an alternative (smow) offer cushions from Parkhaus which have been specially created to fit the Eames plastic chair series.

Are the chairs suitable for outdoor use?

Only the powder coated bases are suitable for outdoor use. The seat shell is made of through-dyed polypropylene, and special additives slow down colour fading due to UV radiation. Nevertheless, Vitra recommends that you do not expose the chairs to the sun longer than necessary. If the chair is left unused in the outdoor area, it is recommended to lean the chair diagonally against the table so that the water can drain on the seat. Felt glides are not suitable for outdoor use. The padded versions are fundamentally not suitable for outdoor use.

How is the seat height measured?

The seat height is determined according to the European standard EN 1335-1. This states that the chair be clamped in a special tester and loaded with a weight. The dimensions are then determined in the loaded state. The seat height being measured at a position defined by the standard and when in the load bearing state. The stated seat height cannot be measured with a conventional measuring device, rather is a normalised comparison value so that different chairs (for example, with and without height adjustment, or with varying thickness of seat cushion, etc.) can be compared with one another.

How do I recognise an original Eames Plastic Chair?

On the underside of the seat shell, the material marking PP indicates the polypropylene used for the shell, a seal certifies the safety of the chair and a sticker indicates the place of manufacture and serial number. In addition, Vitra always supplies the original fully assembled.

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