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EAMES CHAIRS

17 April 2013

I recently blogged about the industrial metal Tolix chairs and the ├╝ber-popular Philippe Starck for Kartell Louis Ghost chair - another iconic design classic with a cult following (Eames wallpaper, anyone?) is the Eames chair.

classic DSR Eames chair

Husband-and-wife American designers Charles and Ray Eames - probably the most famous designer couple - created some of the most iconic furniture designs of all time, most notably a variety of mid-20th century chairs using different materials including fibreglass plastic, aluminium wire, plywood and walnut which surfed the mass production wave of the 1940s and 1950s and were sold by their millions.

modern white chairs

The famous plastic chairs were the first chairs to be mass-produced and were first created in 1948 for MOMA's 'Low-Cost Furniture Design' competition.  My favourite, the iconic DSR chair, is made from a fibreglass seat shell with a chrome base (giving it its name of the Eiffel chair) and the initials stand for the type: Dining (height), Side (chair) Rod (base). There's also DSW with wooden legs, DAR in an armchair style, DKR wire chairs, stackable DSS and all sorts...  Here are some of my favourite Eames chairs for stylish living room, dining room and office inspiration.

colourful Eames chairs
colourful, mismatched DSW

the super-stylish Likainen Parketti's study 

minimalist wire frame chairs by Eames
minimalist wire frames

white wooden Eames dining room table chairs
warm contrast wooden legs

EAMES black and wooden chairs
black and green

mustard yellow Eames chair
masculine, mustard yellow

white and silver metal Eames chairs
white and metal

matte black plastic dining room table chairs
black dining room chairs

pale pink modern chair
pale pink and black chairs

clean white dining room

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