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A special example of the extraordinary Eames plastic chair collection, the Eames DAL is distinguished by its four-footed star base and is, unlike the other members of the plastic chair family, only available as an armchair. Vitra is the only furniture manufacturer in possession of the licenses for the original Eames designs and offers a selection of the original collection in the classic version and regularly changing special editions. In close cooperation with the Eames Office, Vitra developed and launched a colour update in 2019, an adaptation which allows the the Eames Plastic Chairs to shine in a world of new shades and combinations.


Product type Armchair

Without upholstery / with seat upholstery / with full upholstery

Dimensions in mm
Colours Seat shell (new colours 2019)
12 Deep black
83 Sea blue
56 Granite grey
48 Forest
42 Green
34 Mustard
26 Sunlight
43 Rusty orange
03 Red (poppy red)
41 Pale rose
11 Pebble
24 Light grey
23 Ice grey
04 White

Upholstery Hopsak
66 Nero
05 Dark grey
77 Nero / forest
73 Petrol / moor brown
22 Navy blue / dark grey
82 Ice blue / moor brown
23 Nero / ivory
80 Warmgrey / moor brown
88 Cognac / ivory
65 Coral / poppyred
19 Mustard / dark grey
18 Mustard / ivory
16 Yellow / ivory
87 Ivory / forest
86 Mint / forest
20 Green / ivory
81 Ice blue / ivory
79 Warmgrey / ivory

(Further Hopsak colours available on request)
Material Shell: batch-dyed polypropylene
Fully upholstered with polyurethane foam
Covers: Hopsak (100% polyamide)
Base: die-cast aluminium, polished
Variants Available without upholstery, with seat pad or with fully upholstered, edge reinforcement (piping) see picture.
Seat cushion and covers available in a range of colours
Function & properties Base fixed, non-swivel
Care To clean the plastic surfaces, a soft, damp cloth and a mild, neutral detergent is recommended.

For upholstered variants: dust and lint can be vacuumed . To treat stains a damp cloth and a mild, neutral detergent is recommended. Professional cleaning should be done in the assembled state and with the use of upholstery foam or a mobile washing/extraction device.
Awards & museum MoMA, New York
Certificates & Sustainability EN 13761 (Office furniture - Visitor chairs)
EN 1728 (Furniture - Seating - Test methods for the determination of strength and durability)

The Vitra Eames DAL is:
100% recyclable
contains up to 14% recycled material

Vitra conform to
ISO 9001: 2008 (Quality management systems)
ISO 14001: 2004 (Environmental management systems)

Vitra extends the repair and service offer for the Eames Fiberglass Chair and Eames Plastic Chairs and introduces a take-back programme, which will ensure proper recycling of the chairs at the end of their life cycle.
Warranty 24 months
Accessories Complementing cushions from Parkhaus Berlin or Seats Dots from Vitra
Product family Eames Plastic Chairs
Datasheet Please click on the picture for detailed information (ca. 2,7 MB).

Popular versions

DAL, Rusty orange, With full upholstery, Cognac / ivory
DAL, White, With seat upholstery, Ice blue / ivory
DAL, Green, Without upholstery, Without upholstery
DAL, Pale rose, Without upholstery, Without upholstery
DAL, Sea blue, With seat upholstery, Ice blue / moor brown
DAL, Sea blue, With seat upholstery, Sea blue / dark grey
DAL, Rusty orange, With seat upholstery, Cognac / ivory
DAL, White, Without upholstery, Without upholstery
DAL, Sunlight, Without upholstery, Without upholstery
DAL, Mustard, With full upholstery, Mustard / ivory
DAL, Pebble, With full upholstery, Warm grey / ivory
DAL, Sea blue, Without upholstery, Without upholstery
DAL, White, With seat upholstery, Warm grey / moor brown
DAL, Mustard, Without upholstery, Without upholstery
DAL, Pebble, With seat upholstery, Warm grey / ivory
DAL, Granite grey, With full upholstery, Dark grey
DAL, Granite grey, Without upholstery, Without upholstery
DAL, Mustard, With seat upholstery, Mustard / ivory
DAL, Rusty orange, Without upholstery, Without upholstery
DAL, Ice grey, With full upholstery, Mint / forest


Should the answers to your questions not be found here, our service team can be contacted Mon-Fri, 8 am to 6 pm via +49 341 2222 88 22.

How much weight can the Eames Plastic Chairs support?

The Vitra Eames Plastic Chairs are tested to 110 kg and so meet the "GS" test standard. Just as important as the weight however are the users sitting habits. Swinging on the hind legs, for example, caused a very high load which can dramatically shorten the life.

Can one add cushions to an unupholstered chair?

The Hopsak seat cushions are bolted to the seat shell. Separate seat cushions for the Eames Side Chairs and Armchairs can be ordered from Vitra; however, special tools are required for the retrofit of the seat cushion. As an alternatively we can offer felt seat cushions from Park House in different colours and with different levels of padding.

How is the seat height measured?

The seat height is determined according to the European standard EN 1335-1. This states that the chair be clamped in a special tester and loaded with a weight. The dimensions are then determined in the loaded state. The seat height being measured at a position defined by the standard and when in the load bearing state. The stated seat height cannot be measured with a conventional measuring device, rather is a normalised comparison value so that different chairs (for example, with and without height adjustment, or with varying thickness of seat cushion, etc.) can be compared with one another.

How do I recognise an original Eames Plastic Chair?

On the underside of the seat shell, the material marking PP indicates the polypropylene used for the shell, a seal certifies the safety of the chair and a sticker indicates the place of manufacture and serial number. In addition, Vitra always supplies the original fully assembled.

Why a 2019 colour update?

The new colour palette allows for more possible combinations and offers a broader spectrum of different colour shades with the delineation into "Natural Tones", "Mid Tones" and "Bright Tones".

Please click on the picture for detailed information about the New Vitra update Colors 2019 (ca. 2,9 MB)

Design Story

The Plastic Chairs collection by Charles and Ray Eames are unquestionably amongst the most legendary chair designs of the 20th century. Although each of them shines with its own characteristics and individual features, all are composed in essence of the same durable plastic moulded seat shell. Produced and distributed in Europe by the Swiss manufacturer Vitra, the shells are attached to a range of bases - aluminium, wood, swivel or with rollers - and thus allow for the perfect chair combination for each and every space. The DAL is one of the few Eames Plastic Chairs which is only available with armrests, and especially in the variant with polyurethane fully upholstery allows for a particularly comfortable seating experience, the organically shaped shell positively inviting you to drop down and kick back. Thanks to the four footbase and the polished aluminium base the DAL is a resilient and durable seating option which is every bit as aesthetically alluring and physically pleasing. Thus the Vitra DAL is a versatile armchair - whether in the dining room, in the waiting area or in the conference room - and combines, as with all Plastic Chairs, those values which define Charles and Ray Eames: the production of high quality chairs that are affordable for a large mass of people.

DAL Armchair from Vitra

The Vitra Eames Plastic Chairs: An Overview

Eames Side Chairs

Vitra Eames DSR
Dining Height Side Chair Rod Base

Vitra Eames DSR

Vitra Eames DSX
Dining Height Side Chair X-Base

Vitra Eames DSX

Vitra Eames DSW
Dining Height Side Chair Wood Base

Vitra Eames DSW

Vitra Eames PSCC
Pivot Side Chair Cast Base on Castors

Vitra Eames PSCC

Vitra Eames DSS-N / DSS
Dining Height Side Chair Stacking Base

Vitra Eames DSS-N / DSS

Eames Armchairs

Vitra Eames DAR
Dining Height Armchair Rod Base

Vitra Eames DAR

Vitra Eames DAX
Dining Height Armchair X-Base

Vitra Eames DAX

Vitra Eames DAW
Dining Height Armchair Wooden Base

Vitra Eames DAW

Vitra Eames PACC
Pivot Armchair Cast Base on Castors

Vitra Eames PACC

Vitra Eames RAR
Rocking Armchair Rod Base

Vitra Eames RAR

Vitra Eames LAR
Lounge Height Armchair Rod Base

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Vitra Eames DAL
Dining Height Armchair La Fonda Base

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