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Rocking Chair

Designed by Charles Eames, American, 1907 - 1978, and Ray Eames, American, 1912 - 1988. Shell made from 1950 to c. 1961 by Zenith Plastics Company, Gardena, California. Made for the Herman Miller Furniture Company, Zeeland, Michigan, 1923 - present.

Made in United States, North and Central America

Designed 1950-1953

Molded fiberglass, iron, birch, rubber

26 1/2 x 27 x 27 1/2 inches (67.3 x 68.6 x 69.9 cm) Seat height: 15 inches (38.1 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Collab: The Group for Modern and Contemporary Design at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1985

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Charles and Ray Eames designed the shell of this chair in 1948; the rockers were added in 1950. These chairs were available to the public until 1968, after which they were given as gifts of Herman Miller Furniture Company to employees celebrating the birth or adoption of a child.