The Wire Chair DKR, presented in 1951, was inspired by the Plastic Chairs designed by Charles & Ray Eames one year before. Unlike those, the DKR (Dining Height, K-Wire Shell, R-Wire Base) isn't made of plastic, but of steel-wire. The shape remains the same – only the difference in material ensures a really independent look.
The designer couple Eames used wire in order to create a transparent and weightless structure. The Wire Chair by Vitra is also available with other bases such as the sitting cushions.