In 1948, Charles and Ray Eames won second prize when participating in the 'International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design' held by the New York Museum of Modern Art. Their chair design featured a shell seat moulded to the contours of the body in metal with a concept for a variety of accompanying bases.
Due to the complexity and high cost of mass production, they sought to find an alternative for the metal, eventually discovering glass-fibre reinforced polyester resin. Primarily used for military application, the Eameses recognised the qualities of the material: mouldability, strength and suitability to industrial manufacturing processes.
The first to use the material for furniture design, the tactile quality of the fibreglass enhanced the organic, moulded form of the chair to provide optimal comfort.
The Eames fiberglass DSX side chair pairs a fiberglass shell seat with a cross-strutted wire and wood base.
The seat is available in the original colours: Parchment, Navy blue, Red-orange, Elephant Hide grey, Sea Foam green or Raw umber.
The non-stackable wooden base is available in various shades of maple or honey-toned ash. Steel rod cross struts in basic dark.
Glides for use on hard floor or carpet available in two different colours.
Use the Vitra configurator for this design to explore the colour combinations available.
The Eames DSW chair is also available in plastic shell version.
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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