Design Icons: RAR

Designed more than 60 years ago by two of the most iconic designers of the 20th Century, Charles and Ray Eames, the Rocking Armchair Rod base (RAR) is a stunning piece of timeless design.

The RAR rocking armchair was first presented as part of the competition "Low Cost Furniture Design" hosted by the MOMA New York in 1948. 
The organic shell was originally made of fibreglass-reinforced plastic which was at the time a technology used in airplanes, the Eames used it to create one of the very first one-piece plastic chairs ever revolutioning the industry with their experimental approach to design; the latest versions manufactured by Vitra are made of polypropylene. 
A four legged chromed wire structure supports the seat and connects it with the wooden rockers, creating the characteristic wire net that was used in other chairs designed by the Eames.


Company: Vitra
Year: 1950
Materials: fibreglass-reinforced plastic, steel and wood

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