Vitra – DSR Eames Plastic Side Chair
Designer: Charles and Ray Eames
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The DSR Eames Plastic Chair is part of the family of plastic chairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1950, this classic still looks as good as it did then, with a range of updated colours to choose from.
The DSR Eames plastic chair (Dining Height Side Chair 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 DSW or DSX Eames Plastic Chairs which feature the same one piece seat but with different bases for more visual options.
This iconic chair was designed by legendary duo Charles and Ray Eames in 1950. 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Originally made from fibreglass, today Vitra manufactures these comfortable seat shells in polypropylene (a more ecological material), offering a multitude of bases, shell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.
This is a truly classic design that has stood the test of time.
Seat shell: dyed-through polypropylene. All models (except RAR) are available with a seat cushion (screwed to the seat shell) or full upholstery. The fully
upholstered version has moulded polyurethane foam padding covered in Hopsak fabric, attached to the shell with a welted edge.
Base: non-stacking four-legged wire base with cross struts. The powder-coated version is suitable for outdoor use. (DSR = Dining Height Side Chair 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.
W465 x D550 x H830mm Seat H430mm