...The Eames plastic side chair shell was released a year later in the complementary DSX, DSW, DSR, PSCC and RSR versions, and the first upholstered plastic chairs appeared in 1953...
|Product type||Office swivel chair|
Dimensions in mm
|Colours||Seat shell (new colours 2019)
Seat shell (colours until 2019)
(Further Hopsak colours available on request)
|Material||Seat shell: dyed through polypropylene
Base: 5-star base made of die cast aluminium, polished
Covers: Hopsak (100% polyamide)
|Variants||Optionally available with full upholstery, edge reinforcement (piping) see picture.
Optionally available with soft castors for hard floors or hard castors for carpets
|Function & properties||Height adjustable
Maximum load: 110 kg
|Care||A soft, damp cloth and a mild, neutral detergent is recommended to clean the plastic surfaces.
Dust can be simply vacuumed . For the treatment of stains, a damp cloth and a mild, neutral detergent are recommended
Professional cleaning should be done in the assembled state using upholstery foam or using a mobile washer-extractor.
|Awards & museum||MoMA, New York|
|Certificates||GS mark for safety
|Sustainability||Vitra conform to
ISO 90001: 2008 (Quality management systems)
ISO 14001: 2004 (Environmental management systems)
|Accessories||Complimenting seat pads and leather seat pads available from Parkhaus Berlin or Seat Dots from Vitra|
|Product family||Eames Plastic Chairs
|Datasheet||Please click on the picture for detailed information (ca. 2,7 MB).
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".
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