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Eames DSW side chair, 1950

Designed by Charles & Ray Eames
Manufactured by Vitra
Product code: VIT-44030*


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Eames DSW chair by Charles and Ray Eames for Vitra.

Husband and wife team Charles and Ray Eames combined their respective disciplines in architecture and modern art with low-cost and durable materials to create functional furniture. Their designs continue to be highly desirable.

The iconic Eames DSW Side Chair is a contemporary version of the legendary Fibreglass Chair which was originally designed in 1950. DSW stands for 'Dining Side Chair Wood'. The original chair was produced in collaboration with Zenith Plastics for the Museum of Modern Art's Low-Cost Furniture Design Competition and was the first industrially manufactured plastic chair.

Now produced in polypropylene and with optional upholstery, the comfortable organic shape is available in a wide range of colours. Highly copied, this chair is the officially licenced version produced by Vitra.

Four legged wood base in golden maple, black maple, dark maple or ash honey toned, with powder-coated black metal cross struts. Hard glides for carpet in basic dark or white. Also available with felt glides for hard floors; please enquire for details.

Seat in polypropylene available in a range of colours: see swatches.

Optional seat upholstery in Hopsak fabric. Fully upholstered seat has piping available in black or white. See finishes and materials PDF in product downloads for further information, or use the Vitra configurator for this design to explore all the options for finishes and upholstery. 

Please note that in 2015 Vitra introduced a new height for this product, raising the seat height by 2cm.

46.5w x 55d x 43/83cmh

Herman Miller has the sole license for the Charles and Ray Eames collection in the U.S. and Far East. Therefore export of these products from the UK to the U.S. is not possible.
For more information please contact Herman Miller.

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Eames DSW side chair


Plastic colours

(PDF, 376 kB)

Hopsak fabric

(PDF, 168 kB)


Made to order: 6-8 weeks

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Furniture orders over £1500 free for Mainland UK.

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