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Vitra Eames Fiberglass Side Chair DSX

£625.00 £531.25

Select Seat Shell Colour
Vitra | Eames Fiberglass Chair
  • Vitra Eames Fiberglass 01 Parchment
  • Vitra Eames Fiberglass 02 Navy Blue
  • Vitra Eames Fiberglass 03 Red Orange
  • Vitra Eames Fiberglass 04 Elephant Hide Grey
  • Vitra Eames Fiberglass 05 Sea Foam Green
  • Vitra Eames Fiberglass 06 Raw Umber
  • Vitra Eames Fiberglass 07 Light Ochre
  • Vitra Eames Fiberglass 09 Red
Select Base Finish
Vitra | Eames DAX_DSX | Base Finish
  • Vitra Eames DAX DSX 01 Chrome Base
  • Vitra Eames DAX DSX 04 White Powder Coated Smooth
  • Vitra Eames DAX DSX 30 Basic Dark Powder Coated Smooth
Select Glides
Vitra | Glides | Black
  • Vitra 04 Glides Black For Carpet
  • Vitra 05 Felt Glides Black For Hard Floor
Vitra | Glides | White
  • Vitra 14 Glides White For Carpet
  • Vitra 15 Felt Glides White For Hard Floor

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Manufacturer: Vitra

Designer: Charles & Ray Eames 1950

This is an original genuine Vitra piece.

In 1948, Charles and Ray Eames participated in the 'International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design', organised by the New York Museum of Modern Art, entering a chair with a seat shell moulded to fit the contours of the human body along with a concept for a variety of bases. Their design won second prize. However, the metal seat shell proved too complex and expensive to achieve successful mass production.

The couple's search for alternative materials eventually led them to glass-fibre reinforced polyester resin, which until then had been primarily restricted to military applications such as aircraft radomes and cockpit covers. The Eameses recognised and fully exploited the advantages of fibreglass: mouldability, rigidity and suitability for industrial manufacturing methods. With this material, which was previously unknown in the furniture industry, they successfully developed the moulded seat shells for mass production: the Fiberglass Chair was born. Its organically shaped, one-piece shell proved to be a much-admired innovation at a time when chairs typically consisted of a seat and backrest. Fibreglass offered the added advantage of pleasant tactile qualities and a perfectly moulded form for optimal comfort.

Materials: Seat shell: dyed-through, glass-fibre reinforced polyester (fibreglass). Frame: Tubular steel chromed or basic dark powder-coated (smooth) base.

Dimensions: Width 46.5cm x Depth 55cm x Height 83cm (Seat Height: 43cm)