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)

    Hopsak


    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

    Checker


    01 black/white

    Leather


    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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