The Eames Plastic Side Chair is the contemporary production of the legendary Fiberglass Chair. It was created in collaboration with Zenith Plastics for the Museum of Modern Art's "Low Cost Furniture Design" competition and was the first industrially manufactured chair made of plastic.
This makes the Eames chair more than just a piece of furniture - it is a piece of cultural history. With different seat shells and bases, the multifunctional chair can be used in a variety of ways. A real all-rounder in the home and contract sector.
The organically shaped seat shell is connected to the metal base frame via integrated "shock mounts". This ensures relaxed and comfortable sitting, even over long periods of time. Whether in private homes, restaurants, waiting areas, offices, conference rooms or large halls, the Eames Plastic Side Chair DSX (Dining Height Side Chair X-Base) fits into a wide variety of environments.
Classic shape - new seat height
With a variety of seat shells, bases, upholstery and colors, the Eames Plastic Sidechair can be individually configured. The classic shape of the chairs remains untouched. However, since 2015, Vitra has been producing the bases of the Eames chairs with a new seat height of 43 cm. This is Vitra 's response to the increase in average body height since the 1950s. With the new base heights, the Eames Plastic Sidechair DSX offers maximum seating comfort.
However, due to the slight difference in height, the classic height chairs can be easily combined with the new models, meaning that existing seating groups can also be supplemented with new chairs.