Eames Chair - classic piece of the 50s
The Eames Plastic Side Chair, which has been designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1950, is a contemporary version of the legendary Fibreglass Chair. It was created in connection with Zenith Plastics for the "Low Cost Furniture Design" competition of the Museum of Modern Art's and was the first industrial made chair produced out of plastic.
Mix of materials_ Wood & plastic
DSW (Dining Side Shell Wood) is the contemporaneous version of the Eames Plastic Side Chair which was originally made with a seat of fiberglass. The chair by Vitra is made of a more environmentally-friendly material: polypropylene. The unusual mix of materials of plastic seat and wooden base also became a model for many designers. The materials and all the colours available, are the reason why the chair is combinable and easily integrated in many homes.
Classic shape - new seta heights
The Eames Plastic Side Chair (Dining Height Side Chair Wooden Base) is made by Vitra in different editions, colours and with different bases. This is how the chair can be combined as desired. The base is also available with a heigth of 43 cm since 2015. This is how Vitra reacts to the growing average body size, which changed since the first production of the chair in 1950. It is more comfortable still with this adapted height.
The unusual material mix of conical running feet made of maple with diagonal round bar steel, which together result to a strong, static construction, gives this chair an independent character. The Eames Chair is part of many private homes today, but also of entrance halls, restaurants and other public places. The withdrawing shape and the filigree base are the reasons why the DSW is a real all-rounder in every place.Also in our blog:
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