Eames

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Introduced in 1948 at the Museum of Modern Art, these chairs have a timeless design and are available in an array of vibrant colors complemented by chrome legs. They're made from recyclable polypropylene for durability and fluid good looks.

  • designed by Charles and Ray Eames
  • part of the Herman Miller Collection
  • Room & Board is an Authorized Herman Miller Retailer

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Eames® Molded Plastic Side Chair with Wire Base in Sparrow by Herman Miller®
 
4.6

(based on 79 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (71)
  • Great design (69)
  • Easy to clean (66)
  • Quality construction (60)
  • Durable finish (56)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (19)
  • Wrong height (3)

Best Uses

  • Dining room (55)
  • Kitchen (30)
  • Desk chair (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Modern/contemporary (44), Mid-century modern (40), Eclectic (28), Survivalist / minimalist (18), Vintage (10)

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5.0

Love these Chairs

By jodywayzata

from Dallas, TX

Style Eclectic, Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Comfortable
  • Durable finish
  • Easy to clean
  • Great Design
  • Quality construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dining Room
    • Kitchen

    Customer comments about Eames® Molded Plastic Side Chair with Wire Base in Sparrow by Herman Miller®:

    I love these chairs. The gray color is great and goes with everything. My kitchen is more traditional but the table has clean lines and the chairs look great with the table and the entire kitchen. They are comfortable and I have received many compliments.

    • I live in a:
    • House
    • This product is used in my:
    • Dining area

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    5.0

    classic

    By kf

    from milwaukee, wi

    Style Mid-century modern

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable finish
    • Easy to clean
    • Great Design
    • Quality construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dining Room

      Customer comments about Eames® Molded Plastic Armchair with Wire Base in White by Herman Miller®:

      a true classic.

      • I live in a:
      • House
      • This product is used in my:
      • Dining area

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      5.0

      A chair that speaks for itself

      By captnconrad

      from Milpitas, CA

      Style Eclectic, Modern/contemporary

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable finish
      • Great Design
      • Quality construction

      Cons

      • Difficult to clean

      Best Uses

      • Desk chair
      • Dining Room

      Customer comments about Eames® Molded Plastic Side Chair with Wire Base in White by Herman Miller®:

      Beautifully designed chair that is simple and clean, but speaks for itself.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivered on time and in good condition.

      • I live in a:
      • House
      • This product is used in my:
      • Home office, Primary bedroom

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      5.0

      My dream chairs

      By Milhaus

      from San Francisco

      Style Eclectic, Mid-century modern, Minimalist, Vintage

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy to clean
      • Great Design
      • Quality construction

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

      • Dining Room

      Customer comments about Eames® Molded Plastic Side Chair with Wire Base in Sparrow by Herman Miller®:

      I waited for the Herman Miller annual sale before purchasing these chairs. They are really beautiful. Everyone comments on how nice they are. Some of the reviews mention that they are too low for use at a dining room table. I have not found that to be a problem at all. I didn't want to buy the knock-off version, I wanted the real thing. I'm glad I waited.

      • I live in a:
      • Apartment/condo
      • This product is used in my:
      • Dining area

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      5.0

      Beautiful and surprisingly comfortable

      By Jenn

      from Orinda, CA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable finish
      • Easy to clean
      • Great Design
      • Quality construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Kitchen

        Customer comments about Eames® Molded Plastic Side Chair with Wire Base in Sparrow by Herman Miller®:

        We bought a pair of these chairs for our kitchen breakfast bar and they are fantastic. We were initially worried that the color would look dated but it's a really nice shade of aqua that adds a fun punch to the kitchen color scheme.

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        5.0

        Beyond fabulous

        By Christe

        from Arnold, MD

        Style Arts Crafts, Eclectic, Mid Century Modern

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Affordable
        • Comfortable
        • Durable finish
        • Easy to clean
        • Great Design
        • Quality construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dining Room
          • Kitchen

          Customer comments about Eames® Molded Plastic Side Chair with Wire Base in Sparrow by Herman Miller®:

          I am using my 5 gorgeous Eames chairs as a kids/intimate dining table in the great room area just off my kitchen. I bought a traditional white lacquer faux Saarinen tulip table to go with it. It lives in a room with a Heartwood table and chairs (cherry, very arts & crafts) and an Arhaus sectional. Around the corner in the same room is a gorgeous Stickley Harvey Ellis bookcase. And it all works. Its gorgeous. The chairs are practical and comfortable and look at home with the larger dining table when we need extra seating for dinner parties. The chairs achieve every objective of good design as stated above - affordable, comfortable, durable, easy to clean, extremely well constructed. Worth every penny.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Very prompt - early, even, with an apologetic phone call in advance. The delivery men were extremely courteous. Excellent service.

          • I live in a:
          • House
          • This product is used in my:
          • Living room/family room/great room, Vacation/second home

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          5.0

          Wonderful little chair

          By Clean Lines Fan

          from Washington, DC

          Style Classic/traditional, Eclectic

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Affordable
          • Comfortable
          • Durable finish
          • Easy to clean
          • Great Design
          • Quality construction

          Cons

          • May Scratch Floor

          Best Uses

          • Breakfast Area

          Customer comments about Eames® Molded Plastic Side Chair with Wire Base in Red by Herman Miller®:

          PRO
          We have 3 chairs around 36R pedestal table, perfect fit
          Love that Eames design
          Very comfy
          Color is fabulous

          CON
          Wish something protective attached permanently to bottoms of legs, to avoid scratching floor

          Service and delivery comments:

          Delivery was prompt. Product arrived in good condition. Delivery guys attached stick-on pads to bottoms of chair legs, but these started coming off within days. Not their fault; it's a design flaw they should have brought to our attention.

          • I live in a:
          • Apartment/condo
          • This product is used in my:
          • Breakfast area

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          BEWARE! Color is not what it appears!!

          By KAT410

          from Illinois

          Style Mid-century modern, Modern/contemporary, Vintage

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Desk chair
              • Dining Room

              Customer comments about Eames® Molded Plastic Side Chair with Wire Base in Sparrow by Herman Miller®:

              I waited so long to receive this chair and was so excited about it. Then, it was delivered, and my jaw just dropped (and not in a good way). The color was so off from what is depicted online. I ordered the red, and the chair isn't even close to being red. It's a terrible color orange! Sad to say it's going back.

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              • Apartment/condo

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              5.0

              Perfect pop of color

              By Hannahp

              from Denver, CO

              Style Mid-century modern

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Durable finish
              • Easy to clean
              • Great Design
              • Quality construction

              Cons

              • Expensive

              Best Uses

              • Desk chair
              • Dining Room

              Customer comments about Eames® Molded Plastic Side Chair with Wire Base in Lime by Herman Miller®:

              I love these chairs. More green in person than the look online.

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              • House
              • This product is used in my:
              • Dining area

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              4.0

              A bit lower than other chairs

              By Classic Modern Furniture Afficionado

              from Puget Sound Washington State

              Style Mid-century modern, Minimalist, Modern/contemporary

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Classic Design
              • Comfortable
              • Great Design
              • Made In America

              Cons

              • Foot Felt Pad Came Off
              • Surprised They Were Low

              Best Uses

              • Dining Room

              Customer comments about Eames® Molded Plastic Side Chair with Wire Base in White by Herman Miller®:

              The Eames molded chair is comfortable. They are around our oak kitchen dining table. Good casual choice to match the white cabinets with chrome handles. They are surprisingly low and yes we did sit in them at the store. We are able to lower out table still having difficulty getting the table/chair height relationship. Good to be able to buy something made in this country.

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              • House
              • This product is used in my:
              • Kitchen dining area

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              • Eames® Molded Plastic Side Chair with Wire Base in White by Herman Miller®

                Q:

                Does this chair swivel?
                Asked on 9/8/2014 by Jess from New York, NY

                1 answer

                • Employee Review

                  A:

                  The Eames Molded Plastic side chair does not swivel.

                  Answered on 9/8/2014 by Design Associate from Room & Board
              • Q:

                Are these chairs suitable for outdoor use?
                Asked on 7/4/2014 by Edsal17 from North Carolina

                1 answer

                • Employee Review

                  A:

                  The metal base on this chair was not intended for outdoor use.

                  Answered on 7/7/2014 by Design Associate from Room & Board
              • Q:

                I'm interested in this chair in white. Is the plastic resistant to stains (i.e. dark coloured jeans)?
                Asked on 12/8/2013 by Dennis from Canada

                1 answer

                • Employee Review

                  A:

                  The chairs are not stain resistant, so over-dyed or indigo denim may leave marks over time. Regular cleaning with a non-abrasive dish detergent and warm water should help prevent the color from building up.

                  Answered on 12/9/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
              • Q:

                Help! Any advice as to how to remove crayon stains from these chairs?
                Asked on 12/7/2013 by rlc from NYC

                1 answer

                • Employee Review

                  A:

                  Hello,
                  The Herman Miller website recommends only using warm water and a non-abrasive, mild detergent to clean the plastic surface. We have found limited success with the eraser-type cleaning pads, but you should always test in an inconspicuous place first to make certain it will not damage the material. If you have other specific questions, please feel welcome to contact us at shop@roomandboard.com or 800.486.6554.
                  Best regards,
                  Tippy Maurant
                  Design Associate, Shop From Home

                  Answered on 12/9/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
              • Eames® Molded Plastic Side Chair with Wire Base in Wafer by Herman Miller®

                Q:

                Is it possible to order the seat only? (Without the base)

                Thanks!
                Asked on 10/20/2013 by KeelyS

                1 answer

                • Employee Review

                  A:

                  Currently, we do not sell the base separately from the seat.

                  Answered on 10/21/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
              • Q:

                Would it be possible to use a toddler booster seat with these chairs?
                Asked on 10/2/2013 by Natalie

                2 answers

                • Employee Review

                  A:

                  Thank you for your patience. Depending on the size and shape of the toddler booster, a booster could potentially fit. The Eames molded plastic chair is not designed for a booster and we do not recommend any specific toddler boosters for this chair. If you found one that fit, we recommend that you place something soft in between the chair and booster to protect the seat of the chair from damage.

                  Answered on 10/3/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                • Employee Review

                  A:

                  Hello,

                  Thank you for submitting your question. We wanted to respond to let you know we received your question and we are researching the answer for you. We will follow-up with you as soon as we can. Thank you for your patience and we look forward to being in touch again soon.

                  Kind Regards,
                  Cena

                  Answered on 10/3/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
              • Q:

                Some of the black plastic feet broke - is it possible to get replacements?
                Asked on 8/14/2013 by Mod babe from Sf

                1 answer

                • Employee Review

                  A:

                  Yes, please call us at 800.301.9720 to order replacement feet.

                  Answered on 8/14/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
              • Eames® Molded Plastic Armchair with Wire Base in White by Herman Miller®

                Q:

                Are there any stampings on the chair to indicate they are Eames / Herman Miller?
                Asked on 7/25/2013 by Rachel from United States

                1 answer

              • Q:

                Does this chair come with felt-bottom glides?
                Asked on 7/17/2013 by Tina

                1 answer

                • Employee Review

                  A:

                  At this time, Room & Board offer of the Eames Molded Plastic chair does not come with the felt bottom on the standard glide.

                  Answered on 7/17/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
              • Q:

                I have of nine of this chairs in white. What is the best way clean them?
                Asked on 7/13/2013 by Ruby

                1 answer

                • Employee Review

                  A:

                  For normal cleaning, wash plastic surfaces with a soft cloth soaked in mild detergent and warm water. Rinse thoroughly and dry with a soft cloth. Do not use solvents or abrasive kitchen cleaners.

                  Answered on 7/14/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
              • Q:

                How much weight can this chair hold?
                Asked on 7/1/2013 by nikkisrighton

                1 answer

                • Employee Review

                  A:

                  The Eames molded plastic side chair is tested and warranted for use by persons 300 pounds and under.

                  Answered on 7/1/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
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