This edition of Charles and Ray Eames’ DSW Fiberglass Side Chair for Vitra features a black maple base and a dark ochre seat. Now referred to as ‘The Chair of a Century’, the DSW Chair’s shell displays the characteristic irregular surface of fibreglass, which appears almost like a natural material thanks to its visible fibres.
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.
An organic and contemporary form, the seat rests upon a solid black 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.