Plywood Group DCW

Charles & Ray Eames

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The DCW (Dining Chair Wood) bears witness to the ultimate success of Charles and Ray Eames' early experiments with moulding plywood into complex shapes. Made entirely of ash wood with a natural or black-stained finish, the appearance of this iconic chair remains as contemporary today as when it was first conceived.
Configurator
Back and seat (DCM, LCM) and base (DCW, LCW Calf's Skin, LCW Leather) (1)
Material description
  • DCW = Dining Chair Wood
  • Back/seat: moulded ash plywood, natural or black-stained finish.
  • Base: moulded plywood with a finish that matches the colour of the seat shells. Seat and backrest attached to the moulded plywood base with shock mounts (bonded rubber and metal connectors).
Product family
Plywood Group
Charles and Ray Eames spent many years experimenting with new techniques for producing three-dimensionally moulded plywood seat shells that conformed to the contours of the human body. They achieved this with the chairs in the Plywood Group, which have matured into classics with an appearance that still looks contemporary today. For the Plywood Group, they also combined the seats and backs with different bases. Thanks to the organic shape of the plywood shells and the slightly flexible…
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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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