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DAL

by Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 — from 635,00 €
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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. Hella Jongerius, long-time art director for colours and surfaces at Vitra, has expanded the colour range of Eames Chairs with 6 modern colours. In addition to the classic palette the Eames Plastic Chairs are now available in Ice Grey, Navy Blue, Moss Grey, Oxide Red, Classic Red and Classic Green.

Details

Product type Armchair
Dimensions

Without upholstery / with seat upholstery / with full upholstery



Dimensions in mm
Colours Seat shell

Upholstery
Hopsak nero
Hopsak dark grey
Hopsak nero/moor brown
Hopsak marron/moor brown
Hopsak cognac/ivory
Hopsak poppy red/ivory
Hopsak red/poppy red
Hopsak grass green/forest
Hopsak ivory/forest
Hopsak mint/ivory
Hopsak ice blue/ivory
Hopsak dark blue/ivory

(Further Hopsakcolours 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, fully upholstered or with seat pad
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)
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).

FAQ

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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.

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

Accessories

Seat Dots
Seat Pad for Eames Armchairs

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