The Eames DSX was designed in 1948 by Charles and Ray Eames for the MoMA New York's "Low Cost Furniture Design" competition. The Eames DSX is the simplest of the Eames plastic chair collection and realises the functional, affordable and flexible demands of the period in a way that means it remains as contemporary and relevant today as then. In close cooperation with the Eames Office, Vitra developed and launched a colour update in 2019, an adaptation which allows the the Eames Plastic Chairs to shine in a world of new shades and combinations.
|Product type||Multi-purpose chair|
Dimensions in mm
(Further Hopsak colours available on request)
|Material||Seat shell: Dyed-through polypropylene
Base: steel tubing
Upholstery: Hopsak (100% polyamide)
|Variants||Optionally available with seat upholstery or full upholstery,edge reinforcement (piping) see picture.
Optionally available with glides for carpets or felt pads for hard floors (standard colour, see image)
|Functions & Properties||Non-stackable
Suitable for outdoor use (version with basic dark or white powder coated base)
|Care||For cleaning the plastic elements always use a soft, damp cloth and a mild detergent.
Dust and fluff can be vacuumed, marks are best treated with a soft, damp cloth and a mild detergent.
Professional cleaning should be undertaken with the chair fully assembled and using upholstery foam or with a professional cleaning machine
|Awards & Museums||Permanent collection, MoMA, New York|
|Certificates||EN 13761 (Office furniture - Visitor chairs)
EN 1728 (Furniture - Seating - Test methods for the determination of strength and durability)
|Sustainability||The Vitra Eames DSX is:
contains up to 14% recycled material
Vitra conform to:
ISO 90001: 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.
Register product and secure extended manufacturer's warranty of 10 years
|Accessories||Suitable Seat Pad for Eames Side Chairs and Leather Seat Pads by Parkhaus Berlin or Seat Dots by Vitra|
|Product family||Eames Plastic Chairs
|Product datasheet||Please click on the picture for detailed information (ca. 2,7 MB).