Based on the original design that stems back to the 1950s, and driven by a desire to “get the best to the most for the least” the Eames side chairs were the first industrially manufactured plastic chairs. Produced to this day in the same shape as the original, this configuration is formed of a polypropylene seat that is upholstered in Hopsak fabric, and features the memorable DSR “Eiffel Tower” steel base in chrome. This chair is part of the Eames collection of shell chairs.
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”.