Wire Chair

Charles & Ray Eames, 1951

  • Designed by Charles and Ray Eames out of welded steel wire, the Wire Chair is a variation on the theme of the organically shaped one-piece seat shell, combining transparent lightness with technological sophistication. The seat shell can be joined with a variety of different bases. The Wire Chair is available without upholstery, with a seat cushion or with seat and back cushions. Due to its shape, the two-piece cushion is also known as the 'Bikini' pad.

    The Wire Chairs are available with a powder-coated finish or, depending on the model, in a chrome-plated version. DKR and DKX models with a powder-coated finish are also ideally suited for outdoor use.

  • Seat and base (Wire Chair DKR, DKX)

    01 chrome

    30 basic dark powder-coated (smooth)

    Base (Wire Chair DKW)

    02 maple yellowish

    95 dark maple

    30 black maple

    Seat and base (Wire Chair DKX, In- & Outdoor)

    30 basic dark powder-coated (smooth)

    Seat and base (Wire Chair DKR, In- & Outdoor)

    17 cream mat powder-coated smooth

    32 dark grey powder-coated (smooth)

    30 basic dark powder-coated (smooth)


    79 warmgrey/ivory

    69 grass-green/ivory

    70 grass-green/forest

    85 mint/ivory

    86 mint/forest

    87 ivory/forest

    77 nero/forest

    71 yellow/pastel green

    72 yellow/poppy red

    67 poppy red/ivory

    68 pink/poppy red

    65 coral/poppy red

    63 red/poppy red

    96 red/cognac

    62 red/moor brown

    81 ice blue/ivory

    83 blue/ivory

    84 blue/moor brown

    74 dark blue/ivory

    75 dark blue/moor brown

    82 ice blue/moor brown

    73 petrol/moor brown

    88 cognac/ivory

    76 marron/moor brown

    80 warmgrey/moor brown

    05 dark grey

    78 nero/moor brown

    66 nero

    Hopsak (available until end of 2014)

    94 avocado

    95 cognac/avocado

    97 cognac

    98 red/champagne

    07 orange

    99 red/orange

    92 grey

    91 chocolate/grey

    89 petrol/chocolate

    90 nero/chocolate


    72 snow

    71 sand

    69 marron

    68 chocolate

    67 asphalt

    66 nero

    70 red

    Upholstery: unupholstered, with seat pad or with seat-and-back pad. Upholstery easy to remove and reattach, in Hopsak fabric or leather.

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Charles & Ray Eames feature among the most important figures of twentieth century design. They boast accomplishments in the fields of furniture design, film-making, photography and exhibition design. Vitra is the only company authorised to manufacture their products for Europe and the Middle East; with us, you can therefore be sure of owning an original Eames.
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