The application of glass fiber in office furniture
2021-03-16       Source:

In 1947 Owens Corning invented a pre-forming process for making fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) parts. The first commercial product made using pre-formed fiberglass was the Eames one-piece office chair.


Perhaps best known for their classic mid-century Eames Lounge Chair, Charles & Ray Eames (Eames Office) saw fiberglass as a way to reduce the high cost of designer office furniture. The chair was durable, yet soft to the touch, with the iconic curvilinear shapes that soon after became a staple of the Eames’ design.