Laminated wood chair with metal frame
The DCM chair, designed for Vitra by Charles & Ray Eames, is part of the Plywood Group collection. DCM stands for Dining Chair Metal and already describes the essence of the chair: "The DCM is a chair that is suitable for all imaginable occasions and brings the ideal dimensions for the dining table. It is made of the best wood and metal.
Designed by Charles and Ray Eames
Charles and Ray Eames conducted experiments over many years to find new ways of adapting three-dimensionally deformed plywood to the shape of the human body in the best possible way. In their chair designs, the Eames often created variants by combining a seat shell with different underframes. Plywood Group was also available with a chromed tubular steel frame from the outset, which gave the design a greater lightness and a special tension in the contrast of two materials.
Curved seat for more comfort
For the production of the Plywood Group, wood layers are bent into shape. The thin wooden shells of back and seat support the body with the slightly curved surfaces. The individual elements are attached to the frame with elastic rubber discs, providing additional seating comfort.
The encounter with the legendary design couple Charles and Ray Eames was of fundamental importance for Vitra: the company's history as a furniture manufacturer began with the production of their designs in 1957. Charles and Ray Eames did not only shape Vitra with their products. Rather, with their understanding of design, they determine the values and orientation of the company in a decisive way and to this day.