LARby Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 — from 437,00 €
|Product type||Lounge chair|
Dimensions in mm
(Weitere Hopsak-Farben auf Anfrage)
|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:
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.
|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).
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.