Vitra – DAW Eames Plastic Armchair
Designer: Charles and Ray Eames
Price: from £429.00
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Part of the family of plastic chairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames. Designed in 1950, this classic still looks as good as it did then, with a range of updated colours to choose from. The DAW (Dining Height Armchair Wood Base) version of this chair combined the elements of the Eiffel base with a four legged wooden base. The pairing of plastic and wood gives the classic design a certain warmth and casual appeal.
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Originally made from fibreglass, today Vitra manufactures these comfortable seat shells in polypropylene (a more ecological material), offering a multitude of bases, shell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.
Seat shell: dyed-through polypropylene.
Base: solid wood, stained and lacquered finish, maple in different colours, ash in honey tone. Steel rod cross struts in basic dark. (DAW = Dining Height
Armchair Wood Base)
W630 x D590 x H830mm Seat H430mm