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 wire 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)

    Seat and base (DKW)

    30 basic dark powder-coated (smooth)

    Base (DKW)

    02 golden maple

    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 matte powder-coated (smooth)

    32 dark grey powder-coated (smooth)

    30 basic dark powder-coated (smooth)


    69 grass-green/ivory

    79 warmgrey/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


    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. Seat-and-back-pad can be removed and reattached, in Hopsak fabric or leather.

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Charles and Ray Eames are counted among the most important figures of twentieth-century design. Their work spans the fields of furniture design, filmmaking, photography and exhibition design. Vitra is the sole authorised manufacturer of Eames products for Europe and the Middle East. When you own an Eames product made by Vitra, you know it is an original.
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