Classic Chair by Ray & Charles Eames
The Eames Plastic Side Chair was designed by Charles & Ray Eames in 1950 and is the contemporary adaptation of the legendary Fibreglass Chair. It was developed in cooperation with Zenith Plastics for the Museum of Modern Arts' "Low Cost Furniture Design" competition and was the factory-made chair made of plastic.
The DSW (Dining Side-chair Wood) is a version of the Eames Plastic Side Chair with a wooden base, which was first used by Charles and Ray Eames in 1951 for the Wire Chair. The unusual combination of materials lends this chair a unique character; with its tapered feet of maple and diagonal round steel bars, which work together to create a solid design.
The base is now also available with a height of 43 cm. Vitra has created the new taller version in response to the increase in the average height of the population since the chair was first produced in 1950.
Please note: The Eames Plastic Side Chair DSW is delivered with white or black felt pads depending on the ordered base. Plastic pads are also available. If you would like a different seat, base or pad colour, please contact our customer service.Also in our blog:
The Eames Plastic Chairs in new colours and seat heights