DALby Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 — from 650,00 €
Dimensions in mm
|Colours||Seat shell (new colours 2019)
(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:
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.
|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).
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".
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.
The Vitra Eames Plastic Chairs: An Overview
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