Eames plastic Chairs – DSW, DSR, DAW
The Plastic Chairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames are renewed versions of the legendary Fibre-glass Chairs. The original, which was the very first industrially produced plastic chair, was jointly developed with Zenith Plastics for the ‘Low-Cost Furniture Design’ competition organised by the Museum of Modern Art. In the current version made of polypropylene, these chairs provide even greater comfort.
Designed on 1950 and with its simple organic shape, the Plastic Side Chair now seems like an archetype of the genre of chairs whose shell can be combined with numerous bases. The selection of bases makes it possible to use the chairs in a wide variety of settings: from the dining room or home office to the garden.
Often copied but never bettered an authentic Eames plastic chair should be stamped with the Vitra brand mark. The shape of the shell is designed with the ergonomics of the body in mind and has a slight rock on it when you lean back making it ever so comfortable, you really won’t want to get out of it. The finish of the shell is a beautiful Matt finish and this year saw the launch of a new Basalt grey colour.
There are several versions but the most popular is the DSR – dining seat rod and is often referred to as the Eiffel Tower base. The base of DSR is available in chrome or powder-coated. A close second in popularity is the DSW base dining seat wood. This year saw the launch of two new base colours – dark maple and black maple.
DAR and DAW armchair versions are also available and offer a more carver/armchair option. The full range of Eames plastic chairs are now available with seat upholstery or full upholstery.
Whether your a wood or chrome leg fan the DSR and DSW are chairs with a real history and pedigree that only comes when great minds the likes of Vitra and Charles and Ray Eames collaborate.
Charles & Ray Eames feature among the most important figures of twentieth century design. They boast accomplishments in the fields of furniture design, film-making, photography and exhibition design. Vitra is the only company authorised to manufacture their products for Europe and the Middle East; with Vitra, you can therefore be sure of owning an original Eames.
An Eames plastic chair is a true design classic and always remember – “Fight the Fakes” the original is a bit more expensive for a reason – design, quality, ergonomics and the knowledge your sitting on product that will look as good in 50 years time as it does today.
DSR certainly gets a thumbs up from the cimmermann team, they proudly sit around our ercol dining table at home and are truly loved!
Credits – http://www.vitra.com/en-gb/living