The plastic shell seat was designed by the Eames to fit the shape of a body human perfectly, negating the need for upholstery. The DAR is available in a collection of bright colours that simultaneously pay homage to the chair’s rich heritage but remain modern and well-suited for the 21st Century home.
DAR stands for Dining Height Armchair R-Rod Wire Base, and follows the comprehensive design coda of the complete range, which offers a wide variety of different Eames shell chairs with diverse bases.
American husband and wife design duo Charles and Ray Eames have had a profound influence on the visual character of American life, producing original work within the fields of architecture, furniture design, industrial design, manufacturing and the photographic arts.
The Eames’ first partnered with Vitra in 1957 to produce some of the most iconic pieces of furniture in the history of interior design. Today Vitra continues to reflect their philosophy on design and functionality, best understood through Charles’ own words: “Recognising the need is the primary condition for the design”.