Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair with Wood Dowel Base
Back in production and available first at Design Within Reach, we’re proud to reintroduce the Eames Molded Plastic Chairs (1950) with wooden dowel legs. Working closely with the Eames Office to create these chairs, the Michigan-based Herman Miller, Inc. reengineered the dowel base for improved strength while staying true to the Eameses’ original design. Charles and Ray Eames created the DSW (dining side chair with wood base) as a later version of the shell chair designs they created for MoMA’s 1948 International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design. These originals are authentic, fully licensed products of Herman Miller, Inc. Eames is a licensed trademark of Herman Miller. Made in U.S.A.
- Available exclusively at DWR.
- The molded shells have high, flexible backs, deep seat pockets and waterfall seat edges that reduce pressure on the backs of thighs.
- Originally stamped out of metal and later fiberglass, the shells are today made of a more ecologically supportable material, recyclable polypropylene.
- While the materials have evolved, the comfort of these chairs has not changed.