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Exclusive DKW Chair Basic Dark Frame, Ash Base & Nero Leather



Introducing the limited edition Eames DKW Wire Chair, launched in collaboration with Vitra for 2017. First seen at the café of the Vitra Schaudepot, this previously unreleased edition of the Eames DKW is for the very first time available for purchase and can be found exclusively at The Conran Shop in a limited edition of just 100 individually numbered models.

Originally designed in 1951 by iconic duo Charles and Ray Eames, this rare exclusive edition of the DKW Wire Chair showcases an industrial powder-coated wire frame, signature Eiffel base in ash and Nero leather seat and back upholstery: a robust cowhide, pigmented and embossed for an impeccable finish.

Reflecting the form of the archetypal Eames Plastic Chair, the DKW is a development of the fluid plastic frame in basic dark powder-coated wire, awarding it a transparent, industrial-inspired aesthetic. Accented with Vitra’s Nero leather upholstery, the DKW Wire Chair is awarded superior comfort and softness.

Elevated on the signature cross-strut base, the technical appearance of the wire shell is counterbalanced with the warmth of four lightly rounded ash legs, which effortlessly complement the basic dark frame.

An elegant and distinctive design, this exclusive 1 of 100 limited edition DKW Wire Chairs with leather upholstery is instantly recognisable as an authentic Eames piece and is produced to exacting standards by prestigious collective Vitra.

We’ve organised a trip for two to the new DKW’s birthplace, the Vitra Campus and Schaudepot café in Weil am Rhein. To find out how you could be in with a chance of winning, head to our competition page.


  • Designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1951
  • 1 of 100 exclusive limited edition pieces 
  • Upholstered with Vitra Nero leather, elevated on signature ‘Eiffel’ base


49cm (w) x 85cm (h) x 51cm (d)
Seat Height: 43cm

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