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Vitra Eames DSW Fiberglass Chair With Fabric F60 Seat Upholstery

Vitra Eames DSW Fiberglass Chair With Seat Upholstery by Charles Ray & Eames 1950

£695.00 Regular Price £815.00
Lead Time: 6 - 8 weeks
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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), hopsak fabric upholstery.

Dimensions: Width 46.5cm x Depth 55cm x Height 83cm (Seat Height: 46cm)

Offer ends 31.01.2022 and the discounted price shows the saving of the seat pad cost.

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