Wire Chair

Charles & Ray Eames, 1951

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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 a two-piece seat and back cushion known as the 'Bikini' pad due to its shape.

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The Wire Chairs have a powder-coated finish; some models also come in a chrome-plated version. DKR and DKX models with a powder-coated finish are ideally suited for both indoor and outdoor use.

In 2016 Vitra has added approximately 20 mm to the height of the Wire Chairs, while also revising the seat geometry. These modifications, which are aesthetically almost imperceptible, increase the comfort of this classic chair design, especially in combination with contemporary tables.

Seat and base (Wire Chair DKR, DKX) (2)
Seat and base (Wire Chair DKX, In- & Outdoor) (1)
Checker (1)
Leather Premium/back panel Leather Premium (1)
Leather Premium/back panel Plano (21)Other colours
  •  73/70 clay/stone
    73/70 clay/stone
  •  64/05 cement/ cream white/sierra grey
    64/05 cement/ cream white/sierra grey
  •  65/19 granite/sierra grey
    65/19 granite/sierra grey
  •  60/69 smoke blue/dark grey
    60/69 smoke blue/dark grey
  •  61/69 umbra grey/dark grey
    61/69 umbra grey/dark grey
  •  66/66 nero/nero
    66/66 nero/nero
  •  68/54 chocolate/brown
    68/54 chocolate/brown
  •  77/54 brown/brown
    77/54 brown/brown
Leather/back panel Leather (1)
Leather/back panel Plano (7)
  •  71/80 sand/coffee
    71/80 sand/coffee
  •  21/19 dim grey/sierra grey
    21/19 dim grey/sierra grey
  •  67/69 asphalt/dark grey
    67/69 asphalt/dark grey
  •  69/54 chestnut/brown
    69/54 chestnut/brown
  •  68/54 chocolate/brown
    68/54 chocolate/brown
  •  66/66 nero/nero
    66/66 nero/nero
  •  70/72 red/poppy red
    70/72 red/poppy red
Material description
  • Upholstery: unupholstered, with seat cushion or with seat and back pad. Seat and back pads can be removed and reattached; available in Hopsak fabric or leather.
This product was designed by
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.
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