Vitra – DAR Eames Plastic Armchair
Designer: Charles and Ray Eames
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Part of the family of plastic chairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames. Designed in 1950 The DAR chair (Dining Height Armchair Rod Base), also known as the 'Eiffel Tower' base, features an intricate base constructed of steel wire, which combines light, elegant forms with structural strength. Also available are the DAW or DAX chairs which feature the same one piece seat but with different bases for more visual options.
For years, the designer couple explored the fundamental idea of a one-piece seat shell moulded to fit the contours of the human body. After various experiments, the Plastic Armchair (A-shell) and Plastic Side Chair (S-shell) were launched on the market in 1950 as the very first mass-produced plastic chairs in the history of furniture.
Originally made from fibreglass, today Vitra manufactures these comfortable seat shells in polypropylene (a more ecological material), offering a multitude of bases, shell colours and upholstery options. This allows for countless different combinations to used in the widest range of settings – from dining rooms, living rooms and home offices to office workspaces and conference rooms; from restaurants and cafés to break rooms and cafeterias; from waiting areas and auditoriums to terraces and gardens.
Base: wire base with cross struts, chrome-plated or powder-coated finish. The powder-coated version is suitable for outdoor use. (DAR = Dining Height
Armchair Rod Base)
Note: special additives retard the fading of colours due to UV radiation. However, if the chair is exposed to sunlight for prolonged periods, the colour
may change over time. We recommend limited exposure to sunlight.
Felt glides for hard floor, nylon glides for carpet.
W630 x D590 x H830mm Seat H430mm