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Eames Plastic Side Chair DSS

Charles & Ray Eames, 1950

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Several versions of the robust Plastic Chairs by Charles and Ray Eames are especially well suited for use in public spaces with mass seating: the model DSS (Dining Height Side Chair Stacking Base) can be stacked and linked together in rows with ganging brackets. Moreover, the chairs can be equipped with row numbering elements and individual number clips.
Base DSS, DSS-N (1)
Material description
  • Seat shell: dyed-through polypropylene. All models are available with a seat cushion (screwed to the seat shell) or full upholstery. The fully upholstered version has moulded polyurethane foam padding covered in Hopsak fabric, attached to the shell with a welted edge. Covers available in all Hopsak fabric colours. Different shell and upholstery colours and various bases provide a multitude of possible combinations.
  • Options: the Eames Plastic Chair is available as a visitor chair, dining chair, rocking chair, swivel chair or in stacking versions and with ganging brackets for row seating. Beam-mounted shells are suited for use in waiting areas.
  • Base: chrome-plated tubular steel base, DSS with ganging bracket. (DSS = Dining Height Side Chair Stacking Base)
  • Stacking: Version without upholstery can be stacked up to 8 chairs on the floor or on a stacking trolley. Version with seat and full upholstery: up to 5 chairs can be stacked on the floor, up to 6 chairs on a stacking trolley.
Product family
Eames Plastic Chairs
'Getting the most of the best to the greatest number of people for the least': with these words, Charles and Ray Eames described one of their main goals as furniture designers. None of their other designs come as close to achieving this ideal as the Plastic Chairs. For years, the designer couple explored the fundamental idea of a one-piece seat shell moulded to fit the contours of the human body. After experiments with plywood and sheet aluminium in the 1940s produce unsatisfactory results,…
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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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