Presented in a range of vibrant hues, Charles and Ray Eames’ DSW Fiberglass Side Chair is being specially re-released by Vitra, having not been produced since the 1990s.
Originally launched in 1950, the Fiberglass Chair Collection introduced the idea of the multifunctional chair, featuring shells that could be combined with a variety of bases, and soon became one of the best-known furniture pieces of the twentieth century.
The DSW Chair’s shell displays the characteristic irregular surface of Fiberglass, which appears almost like a natural material thanks to its clearly visible fibres.
An organic yet contemporary form, the seat rests upon a solid dark maple base with steel ‘Eiffel’ cross struts and features rubber shock mounts to support longer periods of sitting down. In continual development for the modern user, Vitra has revised the geometry of the seat to achieve optimum ergonomics and comfort.