The coded Eames EC432 Chair through to EC437 range of fiberglass arm chairs were released in 1971 to meet the demands of Herman Miller’s workplace seating market. The range utilized the ‘universal base’ introduced to plastic chairs that year and lasted on the market for approximately 18 years.
The new range of 70’s work desk seating included two side chair versions, the EC430 and EC431. Essentially the range of arms started with a swivel desk chair (EC432), the same but with added height adjustment (EC433) and the same again but with a full tilt/swivel action (EC434). EC435, 436 and 437 were essentially the same chairs but each using a wider and deeper version of the fiberglass arm shell.
The series was only available in 3 shell colors, Dark Tone (Black), Parchment (White) and Neutral Light (Off White) but was available in countless fabric and Naugahyde upholstery options. These chairs have often been confused as generational changes to the PAC and PACC arm chairs however they were available alongside this range.
The universal base was added to the Eames Universal Base Arm Chair range following it’s success in it’s introduction to the Alu Group eames chairs back in 1968. The base was versatile and could be fitted with either castors or floor glides.
Non upholstered and older fiberglass colors are sometimes found on these bases, but they tend to be either a case of a custom order or a marrying of shell and base.
|Seat Height||18.5”||47 cm|
|Top||Molded Plastic Zenaloy (fiberglass re-enforced plastic), foam & upholstery|
|Base||Cast Alu Universal Base, Some With Height & Tilt Adjustment|
|Feet||Castors or Glides|