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

    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)

    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)


    71 yellow/pastel green

    69 grass-green/ivory

    70 grass green/forest

    87 ivory/forest

    77 nero/forest

    85 mint/ivory

    86 mint/forest

    73 petrol/moor brown

    81 ice blue/ivory

    82 ice blue/moor brown

    83 blue/ivory

    84 blue/moor brown

    74 dark blue/ivory

    75 dark blue/moor brown

    05 dark grey

    66 nero

    78 nero/moor brown

    76 marron/moor brown

    80 warmgrey/moor brown

    62 red/moor brown

    96 red/cognac

    63 red/poppy red

    65 coral/poppy red

    68 pink/poppy red

    67 poppy red/ivory

    72 yellow/poppy red

    88 cognac/ivory

    79 warmgrey/ivory


    01 black/white


    72 snow

    21 dim grey

    67 asphalt

    66 nero

    68 chocolate

    69 marron

    70 red

    71 sand

    Leather Premium

    72 snow

    64 cement

    65 granite

    60 smoke blue

    59 jade

    58 khaki

    61 umbra grey

    67 asphalt

    66 nero

    77 brown

    68 chocolate

    87 plum

    69 marron

    93 brandy

    22 red stone

    97 cognac

    74 olive

    75 camel

    62 ochre

    63 cashew

    71 sand

    73 clay

    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.

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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