After refining their molded plastic chairs, Charles and Ray Eames began experimenting with a chair made of welded wire. To achieve this design, the Eameses had to figure out how to create the shape and strength they desired, while keeping manufacturing costs low. The answer turned out to be the use of a lighter-gauge wire forming the rim of the chair and doubled for strength, which won the Eameses their first American mechanical patent for a design, and resulted in the Wire Chair (1951). This original is an authentic, fully licensed product of Herman Miller®, Inc. Eames® is a licensed trademark of Herman Miller.
DKR.2 stands for dining height, wire shell, rod base, with “bikini” pad.
Includes a black leather “bikini” pad.
The chair’s organic shape and airy silhouette are complemented by what’s commonly referred to as the Eiffel base.
Chrome-plated steel; black leather bikini pad; leveling floor glides.
Design is for living. That maxim shaped a widespread shift in design during the 1940s and 1950s. It was a revolution of form, an exciting visual language that signaled a new age and a fresh start and two of its prime movers were Charles and Ray Eames. The Eameses were a husband and wife team whose unique synergy led to a whole new look in furniture. Lean and modern. Sleek, sophisticated and simple. Beautifully functional.
Yet Charles and Ray Eames created more than a "look" with their bent plywood chairs or molded fiberglass seating. They had ideas about making a better world, one in which things were designed to fulfill the practical needs of ordinary people and bring greater simplicity and pleasure to our lives. Read more >