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DKW Wire Chair

by Charles & Ray Eames, 1951 — 516,64 €
516,64 € *
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Before the development of the DKW Charles and Ray Eames experimented with moulded plywood and aluminium, before in 1950 they realised their first plastic chairs featuring a seat shell made of pressed fibre glass. Just one year later the Eames' varied the organic shape of the seats and created the Wire Chair collection, in which the seat and backrest is made of one piece from a system of bent and welded steel wire. This construction principle gives the chair, whether with or without a cushion, a light transparency and an expression of extreme technicality.

Details

Product type Multi-purpose chair
Dimensions

Dimensions in mm
Colours Base
Ahorn schwarz
Ahorn dunkel
Ahorn gelblich


* Distribution of material samples is only possible within Germany.
Material Seat and back shell: formed and welded steel wire, powder coated basic dark
Padding: polyurethane foam
Base: stained maple, braces of round steel
Variants Wood frame in various stained tones
Optionally available with felt pads for hard floors or glides for carpets
Function & properties Non-stackable
Care For cleaning of the steel frame, a soft, damp cloth and a mild detergent are recommended
Certificates & Sustainability Vitra conform to
ISO 90001: 2008 (Quality management systems)
ISO 14001: 2004 (Environmental management systems)
Warranty 24 months
Accessories Matching backrest und seat cushion available seperately
Product family Eames Wire Chairs
Datasheet Please click on picture for detailed information (ca. 1,1 MB).

Popular versions

DKW Wire Chair, Dark maple
DKW Wire Chair, Black maple
DKW Wire Chair, Yellowish maple

Design Story

Ray and Charles Eames

The Charles and Ray Eames wire chairs emerged in 1951 and are in principle very similar to the Eames plastic chairs from the designer couple. As with the plastic chairs the wire chairs are produced by the Swiss furniture manufacturer Vitra and feature an organically shaped one-piece seat and back shell with a range of bases made of wood or steel tubing. Thus the steel wire frame is supported on a four-legged pedestal made of maple wood and round steel struts. This contrast of natural and industrial material adds to the allure of the chair, as does the transparent shell of wire mesh which also adds a technological component. Rounded off with a seat cushion made of high quality fabric cover Hopsak or fine leather the DKW offers a particularly high level of seating comfort. The seat cover for seat and back is known, on account of its shape, as a "bikini" and it certainly forms the DKW into a shapely unit. The wire chair collection underscore Charles and Ray Eames' position as one of the most important designer studios of the 20th century - hardly an artist has succeeded in creating so many world-renowned furniture objects as the Eames' whose products have almost all classic status. Vitra is the only authorized manufacturer of their works for Europe and the Middle East.

The Vitra Eames Shell Chairs: An Overview

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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

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

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Vitra Eames PACC
Pivot Armchair Cast Base on Castors

Vitra Eames PACC

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Rocking Armchair Rod Base

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Vitra Eames LAR
Lounge Height Armchair Rod Base

Vitra Eames LAR

Vitra Eames DAL
Dining Height Armchair La Fonda Base

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Eames Fiber Chairs

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Dining Height Side Chair Rod Base

Vitra DSR Fiberglass

Vitra DSX Fiberglass
Dining Height Side Chair X-Base

Vitra DSX Fiberglass

Vitra DSW Fiberglass
Dining Height Side Chair Wood Base

Vitra DSW Fiberglass

Vitra DAR Fiberglass
Dining Height Armchair Rod Base

Vitra DAR Fiberglass

Vitra DAX Fiberglass
Dining Height Armchair X-Base

Vitra DAX Fiberglass

Vitra DAW Fiberglass
Dining Height Armchair Wooden Base

Vitra DAW Fiberglass

Vitra RAR Fiberglass
Rocking Armchair Rod Base

Vitra RAR Fiberglass

Vitra LAR Fiberglass
Lounge Height Armchair Rod Base

Vitra LAR Fiberglass

Eames Wire Chairs

Vitra DKR Wire Chair
Dining Height K-Wire Shell R-Wire Base

Vitra Eames DKR Wire Chair

Vitra Eames DKX Wire Chair
Dining Height K-Wire Shell X-Base

Vitra Eames DKX Wire Chair

Vitra Eames DKW Wire Chair
Dining Height K-Wire Shell Wood Base

Vitra Eames DKW Wire Chair

Vitra Eames DKR Wire Chair Checker
Dining Height K-Wire Shell R-Wire Base

Vitra Eames DKR Wire Chair Checker


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