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"Vitra DSW Eames Plastic Side Chair"
Design: Charles and Ray Eames, 1950
- Material: dyed polypropylene seat shell, the fading by UV radiation is slowed by special additives.
- Underframe with struts in maple light, maple black and maple dark
- Optionally also with seat upholstery or full upholstery
- With glides for carpets, optionally with glides made of felt for hard floors
- Hopsak: 100% polyamide
- New seat height: 43 cm
Height 83cm (81cm klassische Höhe)
Vitra Eames DSW - The multifunctional chair
This modern chair is the contemporary production of the legendary Fiberglass Chair. It was created in collaboration with Zenith Plastics in the course of the "Low Cost Furniture Design" competition of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. For the assembly, the manufacturer reverts to the multifunctional furniture system of the Plastic Chairs and connects the flexibly usable seat shell with the matching underframe to the Eames Plastic Side Chair. The seat shell of the Eames Plastic Side Chair is made of recyclable polypropylene. For the undercarriage, maple and ash from German forestry are used.
The Plastic Side Chairs
The Eames chairs made of polyester resin were the first plastic chairs made in series. The manufacturer from Wheil am Rhein brought the production of chairs by Charles and Ray Eames early to Europe to market them there. In 1993 the production of Plastic Chairs was discontinued for reasons of sustainability. The use of the polyester resin for the Eames chairs was no longer an ecological problem. Since 1999, the shells of the chairs have been made of environmentally friendly, recyclable polypropylene.
The Designers Charles and Ray Eames
The designers undoubtedly are among the most important designers of the 20th century. They are world-renowned for their great contribution to architecture and furniture design. Charles was born 1907 in St. Louis was married in second marriage since 1941 with the 1912 born Ray Kaiser. Both met at the Cranbrook Academy in Michigan. There she assisted Charles and Eero Saarinnen, who finally received the first two prizes for their designs of molded plywood at the Organic Furniture Competition. The success story of the furniture design by Charles and Ray was to follow.
One chair - countless combinations
The Plastic Side Chair is part of the famous furniture pieces of the designers and absolutely timeless. It is available in many variations. The seat shell is available in a wide range of colors. In combination with the different racks and the Hopsak seat cushions and full cushions, the chair can be assembled according to your own preferences. The subtle design makes the chair a versatile piece of furniture. Thus, in the living area, he is just as much a view as in a beautiful café and underlines the ambition of design and elegance.
Vitra is the only legitimate manufacturer of the Eames DSW for Europe and the Middle East. So you can be sure to own the original.
The small model
The miniature model of the chair can be found here: Miniature
Since the development in the 50's the body size has increased by an average of 10cm. The manufacturer has responded to the development and offers the chair in a new seat height of 43 cm.
The cleaning of the plastic surfaces is recommended with a neutral detergent and a soft damp cloth. The undercarriage and the seat cover are also freed from stains. Dust and lint can be removed from the seat cushions by suction.