Vitra Eames DAW Chair (DAW = Dining Height Arm Chair Wood) was produced in collaboration with Zenith Plastics for the Museum of Modern Art in New York's Low-Cost Furniture Design Competition and was the first industrially manufactured plastic chair. Charles and Ray Eames combined the organically shaped seat shell with a four-legged wooden base.
This mix of plastic and wood lends the classic design a certain warmth and cool appeal. The seat shells can be fitted with seat cushions or full upholstery in a wide selection of fabric colours, enabling a multitude of individual configurations. Vitra DAW with its classic design is suitable for residential or commercial environments. Looks equally stunning combined with an old vintage table as a new modern one.
Material: Polypropylene seat shell, dyed through, wooden legs supplied with felt glides for hard floor as standard
Charles & Ray Eames are one of modern design's most recognisable partnerships. Born in the early part of the 20th Century Charles and Ray Eames married in 1941 and moved to Los Angeles, where together they began experimenting with techniques for the three-dimensional moulding of plywood. The aim was to create comfortable chairs that were affordable.
Playful and fun, the Eames' had a great energy that lives through their iconic products today. "Take your pleasure seriously" was a favourite saying of Charles Eames.