Charles & Ray Eames, 1950
Eames Plastic Side Chair is a contemporary version of the legendary Fiberglass Chair. It was produced in collaboration with Zenith Plastics for the Museum of Modern Art in New York's Low-Cost Furniture Design Competition and was the first industrially manufactured plastic chair.
Vitra is the sole authorised manufacturer of Eames products for Europe and the Middle East. When you own an Eames product made by Vitra, you know it is an original.
Materials: polypropylene seat shell, dyed through. Wood and wire base with cross struts, non stacking.
DSW = Dining Height Side Chair Wooden Base
New Height Dimensions: W830 x D465 x H550mm
Without upholstery, wood and wire base with cross struts. Base Maple: Golden Maple 02, Black Maple 30 and Dark Maple 95
Palette for the Eames Plastic Chairs: Four existing shades are being retained and ten new ones have been added.
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