Description from Hive Modern
- Design Charles & Ray Eames®, 1951
- chromed metal seat & legs
- Made by Herman Miller
“Who would say that pleasure is not useful?” -Charles Eames
In 1951, Charles and Ray Eames met the challenge of making a reasonably priced, quality chair that was light yet strong. Their solution – the Eames wire chair. It featured a sculpted look, comfort, and practicality which made It an immediate hit. Today’s versions remain true to the original design, materials, and detailing.
They made the rim of the chair a lighter-gauge wire and doubled it for stability to achieve strength requirements, an organic shape, and cost restraints. This advance won them the first American mechanical patent for design.
With a grand sense of adventure, Charles and Ray Eames turned their curiosity and boundless enthusiasm into creations that established them as a truly great husband-and-wife design team. Their unique synergy led to a whole new look in furniture. Lean and modern. Playful and functional. Sleek, sophisticated, and beautifully simple. That was and is the “Eames look.”
The airy silhouette of the wire chair is achieved by wires, cross-woven and positioned on a bent-wire, welded chrome base, also called the ‘Eiffel Tower’ base. The chair’s organic shape fits the contours of the body making the wire chair a perfect choice for residences and workplaces alike. Also available with a one-piece seat pad, or with a criss-cross upholstered seat & back pad (the ‘bikini’).
- 18.75″ w | 21.5″ d | 31.75″ h | seat: 17.5″ h