The Ultimate Guide To Eiffel Chairs

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As part of the most famous designer plastic chair series, the Eiffel Chair’s eye-catching design was part of the first series of side chairs developed in 1950.  Due to its fabulous construction, it has been labelled the ‘Eiffel’ chair for its resemblance to the famous Parisian tower.

In this guide, we will introduce you to the history of the Eiffel chair and how you can use it in a wide range of home styles and interiors.

How Has The Eiffel Chair Been Made “As Intended”?

The designer created the Eiffel Chair range to be affordable so everyone can enjoy it! And to align with the designer’s vision, at Pash Classics, we are making our Dining Chairs collection more affordable than ever so that everyone can have the designer look at a lower price. 

In no way have the chairs been compromised in quality to achieve this, and actually, the opposite thanks to the introduction of softer feet and new manufacturing methods. This resulted in a beautiful chair that stands at the same quality standard whilst remaining faithful to its original design.

Where Does The Name “Eiffel Chairs” Come From?

So why did the designers nickname these iconic chairs with the “Eiffel” name? 

This term was coined from the original all-steel frames resembling the famous Paris landmark. Later, the Dining Side Chair & Dining Arm Chair were produced with their incorporated wooden and steel frame base.

These timeless and beloved designs are always in high demand due to their versatility and style. They are one of the few mid-century dining chair designs that remain stylish and on-trend no matter how much time passes!

Pash Classic’s Curated Colour Choice

Our Pash Classics collection features a unique curated range of 8 coloured seat tops, including: 

These colours have been chosen to complement the wide range of interior design styles the chairs correspond with. Because we are now only producing curated colours, our manufacturing costs have been reduced, and we are passing this on to our customers. Monochrome colours are the most popular colour choices as they are simple to style and suit many interior colour schemes. These colours always seem in fashion, even with constantly changing trends. If you want to learn more, head to our blog on How To Create A Complementary Colour Scheme In Interior Design.

Mustard yellow was chosen as it was a popular mid-century colour and is great for making a statement. Paired with a muted colour palette, mustard can be much more useful than you may have thought. While it is a strong colour, it coordinates and complements many other hues and shades.

Blue, being a primary colour, is a colour we needed to keep! The ocean blue Eiffel chairs work well with many homes as the darker tone complements bright and muted colour palettes.

Also, as nature is a trend that will never go out of fashion, we have chosen forest green to complement this. For those who are cautious of adding striking colour contrasts to their interior, this is the ideal solution to add a splash of subtle colour!

How Is The Plastic Seat Made?

Eames DSW Chairs In White Used In Different Interiors

The ergonomically designed shell-styled seat is comfortable to sit in for hours and is suitable for any individual. The ABS plastic used to create the seat top is moulded, so it can be made from one continuous material rather than multiple pieces joined together.

A Versatile Choice For Homes & Businesses

Eames DSW Chairs used in cafe business

The chair’s durable design is a favourite for homes and businesses alike. Many cafes, restaurants and waiting rooms put their trust in this design for its timeless style and hard-wearing quality.

The Eiffel-style chair is easy to clean, making it highly maintainable, hygienic and perfect for families. The high-quality materials make the chairs long-lasting and able to take on everyday knocks and bumps with constant use. Additionally, the high-pigmented colours ensure a colourful and vibrant addition to any interior setting!

Minimalist Homes

Eames Eiffel Chairs Used In Minimal Homes

The concept of minimalism is to take notions of modern design and simplify them further. Nothing is excessive or flamboyant in a minimalist interior, and furnishings are streamlined and simple, whilst colour palettes are neutral and airy.

The neutral colours and design of the Eiffel chairs fulfil the clean, crisp aesthetic of the minimalist decor. They merge well with the interior to create an understated look, and with a patterned cushion, you can draw the eye to the piece if you desire! Have you ever thought about what your interior design style preferences are? To help you find the answer, we created a quiz-style article called “Interior Design Trends: Are You A Minimalist Or A Maximalist” that you should check out!

Mid-Century Style Homes

Eames Eiffel Chairs Used In Mid-Century Modern Homes

One of our favourite interior design styles is retro nostalgia. 

This style emphasises the throwback design elements of functionality and organic shapes of the 1950s and 1960s. The furniture designs are easy to use and beaming with contemporary style, characterised by simple upholstery. 

The warmth of the colour palette can be complemented with walnut legs and a mustard seat top. The Eiffel style chair was designed in the era that inspired this trend, so there is no better place to include it!

Industrial Style Homes

Eames Eiffel Chairs Used In Industrial Homes

As the name implies, the industrial interior decor is inspired by the raw features of warehouses and urban lofts. With a sense of unfinished elements, it is common to see exposed brickwork, wood and ductwork. Normally renovated from industrial buildings or lofts, the design emphasises high ceilings and metal fixtures.

The intricate work of the Eiffel chair’s all-steel frame legs can perfect the raw impression of an industrial home. The bold, striking features that create the style merge seamlessly with a dark Dining Arm Chair or Dining Side Chair. Also, we have a great blog on How To Make An Industrial Home Your Own, packed with valuable tips and tricks. 

Scandinavian Homes

Eames Eiffel Chairs Used In Scandinavian Homes

Another interior design style everyone loves is Scandinavian, inspired by the simplicity of life demonstrated in Nordic countries. Simple and understated, it usually has a sense of a piece of art from its curvaceous forms and unique craftsmanship. 

Designs are made from sculptural influences, and furniture is made to be functional whilst closely connecting with nature, which is why organic elements are most commonly used.

The wooden elements featured on our Eames chair replicas help to provide the connection with nature that the style relies upon, while the plastic seat top contrasts this material and defines the beech legs and other wood features. Muted colours of beige, white, and mid-grey colours fill the neutral colour scheme and help achieve a flawless and simplistic aesthetic.

Coastal Homes

Eames Eiffel Chairs Used In Coastal Homes

A coastal interior design trend intends to achieve a relaxed and comfortable environment inspired by the beach and ocean.

Common features from coastal-inspired homes are the light and airy colour palettes complemented by shades of blue and green. The furniture is mostly white or beige, and the wood elements used are inspired by the seaside. 

One excellent tip we have for you is to be bold and mix up your colours to achieve your dream coastal interior! Ocean, white and mustard complement this colour palette the best, and against white, monotone walls, a colourful Eiffel chair can truly uplift a room. Along with its plastic seat top, the light wood effect of its beech legs contributes to the coastal aroma of the interior.

Modern Homes

Eames Eiffel Chairs Used In Modern Homes

Modern interior design is a broad term, but it typically refers to clean homes with crisp lines and a simple colour palette. Popular materials used are metal, glass and steel. A commonly used word to describe modern homes is sleek, and the idea behind this is that there’s not too much clutter or accessories.

Also, steel is a very popular material for this look. The sharp angles of the Eiffel chair legs and steel frame, paired with the curvy features of the seamless seat top, coordinate with modern interior design characteristics. Furthermore, minimal backdrops can beautifully contrast against the strong tones of these chairs.

Final Thoughts

Versatile and beloved since the start of production back in 1950, it is easy to understand why Eiffel Chairs are still one of the most popular designs of the mid-century era. To remember is that part of its popularity stems from its stylish simplicity and dynamic range of hues that will never go out of style!

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