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Eames Plastic Side Chair DSX

by Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 — from 199,00 €
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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

Without upholstery / with seat upholstery / with full upholstery

Dimensions in mm
Colours Seat shell (new colours 2019)
12 Deep black
83 Sea blue
56 Granite grey
48 Forest
42 Green
34 Mustard
26 Sunlight
43 Rusty orange
03 Red (poppy red)
41 Pale rose
11 Pebble
24 Light grey
23 Ice grey
04 White

Seat shell (colours until 2019)
28 Classic red

Upholstery Hopsak
66 Nero
05 Dark grey
77 Nero / forest
73 Petrol / moor brown
22 Navy blue / dark grey
82 Ice blue / moor brown
23 Nero / ivory
80 Warmgrey / moor brown
88 Cognac / ivory
65 Coral / poppyred
19 Mustard / dark grey
18 Mustard / ivory
16 Yellow / ivory
87 Ivory / forest
86 Mint / forest
20 Green / ivory
81 Ice blue / ivory
79 Warmgrey / ivory

(Further Hopsak colours available on request)
Basic dark

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:
100% recyclable
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.
Warranty 24 months

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).
Product presentation


Popular versions

Eames Plastic Side Chair DSX, White, Without upholstery, Without upholstery, Standard version - 43 cm, Chrome-plated


Should the answers to your questions not be found here, our service team can be contacted Mon-Fri, 8 am to 6 pm via +49 341 2222 88 22.

How resilient are the Eames DSX chairs?

The Eames plastic chairs meet the "GS" norm and have been tested to carry a load of 110 kg. For the resilience of a chair however the sitting habits are just a important as the load capacity. Rocking on the back legs, for example, causes a very high load, which may shorten the life span dramatically.

Is it possible to retrofit upholstery to an Eames seat shell?

The Hopsak seat cushion are bolted to the seat shell. For the Eames side chair and armchair seat cushions can be ordered from Vitra, these should however only be fitted by experienced Vitra technicians as a special tool is required. Alternatively we can offer seat cushions from Parkhaus in a range of colours and either padded or non-padded.

Why is there a new seat height?

Since Charles and Ray Eames designed the chairs the average height of the population has grown by around 10 cm. Therefore, in addition to adjusting the height of the Eames Lounge Chair in 2015, Vitra also adapted the Plastic Chairs (DSW/DAW, DSR/DAR, DSX/DAX) to better meet current user needs. The bases of the chairs are consequently now on average 2 cm higher. The change is minimal and accordingly can only be seen in direct comparison. Bases of the original height (41 cm) are still available as spare parts on request.

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 spe