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, pairing transparent lightness with technological sophistication. The wire shell can be joined with a variety of different bases and is offered without upholstery, with a seat cushion, or with a two-piece seat and back cushion known as the ‘Bikini’ pad due to its shape.
Along with new, fresh colours for the powder coating of the wire construction, Vitra is now adding the Eames Wire Chair LKR (Lounge Height K-Shell R-Wire Base) to the chair family in collaboration with the Eames Office. Charles and Ray Eames used different versions of this compact chair – both indoors and out – at their legendary home in Pacific Palisades, the Eames House. Like the original model, the LKR can be used inside and outside.
Together the Eames Wire Chairs, Fiberglass Chairs and Plastic Chairs form an extensive product family, with a suitable version for almost every taste and purpose.

In 2016, Vitra added roughly 20 mm to the base height of the Wire Chairs while adapting the seat geometry accordingly. These revisions, which are aesthetically almost imperceptible, increase the comfort of this classic chair design, especially in combination with contemporary tables.

Seat cushions for Wire Chair


Seat and base (Wire Chair DKR, LKR)
Seat and base (Wire Chair DKX)
Leather/back panel Plano
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Leather/back panel Leather
Leather Premium F/back panel Plano
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Leather Premium F/back panel Leather Premium F
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Charles & Ray Eames

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.