Herman Miller's Eames Upholstered Task Chair Emerges in Bold New Colors

Herman Miller's Eames Upholstered Task Chair Emerges in Bold New Colors

By Chris Echevarria

Herman Miller's Eames Upholstered Task Chair Emerges in Bold New Colors

Even timeless designs deserve a fresh look from time to time. Herman Miller‘s Eames-designed Upholstered Task Chair is a perfect example, with an unmistakable shape that hasn’t changed since its introduction in 1953 and an updated selection of new colors and textiles.

Introduced a year after Alexander Girard became Herman Miller’s director of textile design, the Upholstered Task Chair were fitted with cushy polyester backing executed in a variety of subdued black and white makeups, including the occasional checkerboard (as seen on Herman Miller’s 404 page).

The new designs include a new spin on the playful pattern, bold cobalt blue and a tonal black design. The new makeups retain the signature molded shell, fitted with a die-cast aluminum base atop five wheels, and a contemporary hopsak (recycled polyester) or checkerboard (cotton/poly) textile designed by Girard.

Each new edition of the Herman Miller Upholstered Task Chair is available on Design Within Reach’s web store for $1,325 USD apiece.

If you’re looking for a more portable, outdoor-friendly seat, the recent Filson x Helinox tactical camping collection is more your speed.