Eames Wire Chair (DKR)
Charles and Ray Eames
Seating - Dining
Seating - Public Areas
- Product information
Perhaps more than any design in their oeuvre, the shell chair represents the Eames’ disinterest in superficial aesthetics and their agnostic approach to material. What mattered most to them was the integrity of the form, function and context – or as Charles often said: “The best for the most for the least.” It’s this attitude that pushed them to explore the shell chair in a variety of finishes, materials and base configurations.
The Eames Wire Chair is a unique iteration in the shell chair’s continuous evolution. In the 1950s, the Eames Office started experimenting in bent and welded wire. Inspired by trays, dress forms and baskets, the team developed a number of pieces, including the wire version of the single-shell form. The Eames Wire Chair comes with a wire base and an optional full-piece leather seat pad or crisscross, two-piece “bikini” pad; both versions are available in a variety of colours.
Seat and back: Wire seat with optional Seat or Bikini pads.
Base: Wire leg and 4-leg in Chrome and Dowel base in timber
Seat and back: Trivalent chrome, Black or White
Seat pad/Bikinipad: Upholstered in selected leather
Base: Trivalent chrome, Black or White or Dowel leg in Natural maple, White ash, Ebony or Walnut
500mmW x 530mmD x 820mm H, 475mmSH