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. 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 78 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (70)
  • Great design (68)
  • Easy to clean (65)
  • Quality construction (59)
  • Durable finish (55)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Dining room (54)
  • Kitchen (29)
  • Desk chair (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Modern/contemporary (44), Mid-century modern (40), Eclectic (27), Survivalist / minimalist (17), Vintage (10)

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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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      • House

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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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        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.

            • I live in a:
            • 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.

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

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            5.0

            LOVE these chairs!

            By TheMiddleofNowhere

            from Arvilla, North Dakota

            Style Eclectic, Mid-century modern, Modern/contemporary

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Durable finish
            • 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've always loved these chairs and now I finally own 4! Great design, and surprisingly comfortable for my (rather large) rear end. The only thing that I'm getting used to is the backs aren't very high--comfort not an issue, but visually they are only 6-8 inches above the table--very different from my previous chairs. Everything from this era seems to be lower to the ground, just my observation. I found it funny that each chair came with a certificate of authenticity! Another nice surprise--the chairs in Aqua Sky are the exact same color as my new dishware. Very pretty color!

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            • This product is used in my:
            • Dining area

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            • Q:

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

              1 answer

              • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                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

              • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                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

              • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                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

              • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                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

              • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                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
              • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                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

              • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                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

              • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                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

              • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                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

              • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                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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