Plywood Chair with Metal Frame
The DCM chair, designed by Charles & Ray Eames for Vitra, is part of the Plywood Group collection. DCM stands for Dining Chair Metal and thus already describes the essence of the chair: The DCM is a chair that is suitable for any possible occasions and has the ideal dimensions to use at the dining table. It is made of the best wood and metal.
Designed by Charles and Ray Eames
During the many years of experimentation, Charles and Ray Eames sought new methods of optimally adapting three-dimensionally shaped plywood to the shapes of the human body. In their chair designs, the Eames often created variants by combining a seat with different bases. From the beginning, Plywood Group was also available with a chromed tubular steel frame, which made the furniture lighter and created an exciting tension between the two materials.
Curved Seat for Greater Comfort
For the production of the Plywood Group, wood layers are bent into shape. The thin wooden shells of the 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.
For Vitra, the encounter with the legendary design couple Charles and Ray Eames was of fundamental importance: The production of their designs in 1957 was the start of the company's history as a furniture manufacturer. Charles and Ray Eames Vitra were not only recognised for their products, but also for their understanding of design and how they ran the company to this day in a decisive way.