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.

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.

Information
Seat and base (Wire Chair DKR, DKX) (2)
  •  01 chrome
    01 chrome
  •  30 basic dark powder-coated (smooth)
    30 basic dark powder-coated (smooth)
Seat and base (DKW) (1)
  •  30 basic dark powder-coated (smooth)
    30 basic dark powder-coated (smooth)
Base (DKW) (3)
  •  02 golden maple
    02 golden maple
  •  95 dark maple
    95 dark maple
  •  30 black maple
    30 black maple
Seat and base (Wire Chair DKX, In- & Outdoor) (1)
  •  30 basic dark powder-coated (smooth)
    30 basic dark powder-coated (smooth)
Seat and base (Wire Chair DKR, In- & Outdoor) (3)
  •  17 cream matte powder-coated (smooth)
    17 cream matte powder-coated (smooth)
  •  32 dark grey powder-coated (smooth)
    32 dark grey powder-coated (smooth)
  •  30 basic dark powder-coated (smooth)
    30 basic dark powder-coated (smooth)
Hopsak (28)Other colours
  •  71 yellow/pastel green
    71 yellow/pastel green
  •  69 grass-green/ivory
    69 grass-green/ivory
  •  70 grass green/forest
    70 grass green/forest
  •  87 ivory/forest
    87 ivory/forest
  •  77 nero/forest
    77 nero/forest
  •  85 mint/ivory
    85 mint/ivory
  •  86 mint/forest
    86 mint/forest
  •  73 petrol/moor brown
    73 petrol/moor brown
Checker (1)
  •  01 black/white
    01 black/white
Leather (8)
  •  72 snow
    72 snow
  •  21 dim grey
    21 dim grey
  •  67 asphalt
    67 asphalt
  •  66 nero
    66 nero
  •  68 chocolate
    68 chocolate
  •  69 marron
    69 marron
  •  70 red
    70 red
  •  71 sand
    71 sand
Leather Premium (22)Other colours
  •  72 snow
    72 snow
  •  64 cement
    64 cement
  •  65 granite
    65 granite
  •  60 smoke blue
    60 smoke blue
  •  59 jade
    59 jade
  •  58 khaki
    58 khaki
  •  61 umbra grey
    61 umbra grey
  •  67 asphalt
    67 asphalt
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.
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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.
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