Herman Miller brings back classic Eames chair in recyclable fiberglass
By Lisa Boone
April 16, 2014 | 12:12 p.m.
The iconic Eames molded fiberglass shell chair returns to vintage form as Herman Miller unveils a sustainable version of the 1950 chair that is made from recyclable fiberglass.
Herman Miller discontinued the popular shell chair during the 1980s due to environmental concerns associated with fiberglass production. In 2000, the company reintroduced the chair in recyclable polypropylene, which is commonly used for outdoor furnishings and stackable side chairs.