Designed by Charles & Ray Eames in 1950
In 1948, Charles and Ray Eames participated in the 'International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design', organised by the New York Museum of Modern Art, entering a chair with a seat shell moulded to fit the contours of the human body along with a concept for a variety of bases. Their design won second prize. However, the metal seat shell proved too complex and expensive to achieve successful mass production. The couple's search for alternative materials eventually led them to glass-fibre, a charming and pleasant material. For the Fiberglass Chair DSW (Dining Height Side Chair Wood Base), Charles and Ray Eames combined the organically shaped seat shell with a four-legged wooden base. The pairing of plastic and wood gives the classic design a certain warmth and casual appeal.
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