Vitra – DAX 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 DAX (Dining Height Armchair X-Base) has a simple four-legged tubular steel base, which comes in a powder-coated version that is also suited for outdoor applications.
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Originally made from fibreglass, today Vitra manufactures these comfortable seat shells in polypropylene (a more ecological material), offering a multitude of bases, shell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: four-legged tubular steel base, chrome-plated or powder-coated in basic dark. The powder-coated version is suitable for outdoor use. (DAX =
Dining Height Armchair X-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.
W630 x D590 x H830mm Seat H430mm