Presented in a range of vibrant hues, Charles and Ray Eames plastic group chairs (also known as the fiberglass or polypropylene group of chairs) for Vitra were originally launched in 1950. The collection introduced the idea of the multifunctional chair, featuring side chair and arm chair shells that could be combined with a variety of bases, and soon became one of the best-known furniture pieces of the twentieth century.
An organic yet contemporary form, the shell seats rest upon a series of bases – such as the four-legged wooden base with steel ‘Eiffel’ cross struts.
A DSW wooden-based Eames plastic side chair and the DAW wooden-based plastic armchair both appear in the canteen of the Arctic base The Midnight Sky.
The iconic Eames DAR orange/red armchair is Joan’s choice of chair in Mad Men.
Carrie Fisher delivered the lines of her cool and collected Star Wars original audition from an Eames DAX armchair.
DSW stands for D for Dining, S for Side (chair), W for Wood base.
DAW stands for D for Dining, A for Arm (chair), W for Wood base.
DAR stands for D for Dining, A for Arm (chair), R for Rod base.
DAX stands for D for Dining, A for Arm (chair), X for X-base.