...And we only visited the exhibition "Playboy Architecture, 1953-1979" at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt in order to, to, to, tttoooooooo see the Eames DCW that is on display... A Nelson bench in the bathroom, an Eames DCW and Isamu Noguchi Coffee Table in the bedroom, or a Saarinen Womb Chair in the lounge of the Penthouse, while the Town House model features, amongst other pieces, an Eames Lounge Chair and ottoman, a brace of Barcelona Chairs and a complete Eero Saarinen Tulip Dining Room ensemble...
|Product type||Lounge chair|
Dimensions in cm
|Material||Seat: Veneer in natural ash or black
|Delivery includes||Glides for carpets included|
|Care||To clean, a soft, damp cloth and a mild, neutral detergent are recommended|
|Certificates & Sustainability||Vitra conform to
ISO 90001: 2008 (Quality management systems)
ISO 14001: 2004 (Environmental management systems)
|Product family||Eames Plywood Group|
|Datasheet||Click for more information (ca. 0,5 MB).
The Vitra DCW chair is an extremely prominent representative of the Plywood Group, a collection of chairs Charles and Ray Eames developed in the years 1945/46. At that time the designers were looking for a method for achieving the three-dimensional deformation of plywood and carried out numerous experiments. The result was the Plywood Chairs: in addition to the DCW the collection also includes the LCW, the DCM chair and the CTM table, all of which are regarded today as Vitra design classics. The special manufacturing process enables the seat and backrest to be adapted to the shape of the human body, thus ensuring a particularly high sitting comfort, a comfort reinforced by the DCW's flexible backrest.
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