Vitra Eames DKW-5 Wire Chair with Seat Pad Fabric F60
Eames DKW-5 Wire Chair with Seat Pad By Vitra Charles Ray & Eames 1951.
Designer: Charles Ray & Eames, 1951
This is an original genuine Vitra piece.
The Wire Chair was created the same year as the Eames Plastic Chair and, like this chair, is a sign of Charles and Ray Eames intense study of the design of the one-piece, organically shaped seat shell. The seat shell of chrome-plated steel wires gives the amazingly comfortable chair the expression of technical lightness.
Now the Wire Chair is available with a dark powder coating. This emphasises the transparency of the seat shell and gives the chair a homely touch. DKW, another new model with a wooden base, amplifies this homely touch even further. For the maple base, various wood shades are available.
Materials: Upholstery: unupholstered, with seat cushion or with seat and back pad. Seat and back pads can be removed and reattached; available in Hopsak fabric or leather.
DKW: Dining Height K-Wire Shell Wood-Base
Seat shell: bent and welded steel wire, powder-coated in basic dark.
Base: solid maple with stained finish, steel rod cross struts. Fitted with plastic glides for carpet; felt glides for hard floors optionally available.
Origin of wood: maple (Acer platanoides) from Western Europe and/or Poland.
Dimensions: Width: 49cm x Depth 51cm x Height 85cm (seat height: 43cm)