I recently blogged about the industrial metal Tolix chairs and the über-popular Philippe Starck for Kartell Louis Ghost chair - another iconic design classic with a cult following (Eames wallpaper, anyone?) is the 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.
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, mismatched DSW
the super-stylish Likainen Parketti's study
minimalist wire frames
warm contrast wooden legs
black and green
masculine, mustard yellow
white and metal
black dining room chairs
pale pink and black chairs