DSW Chair with Fibreglass shell des Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 (made by Vitra)


Presented in a range of vibrant hues, Charles and Ray Eames’ DSW Fiberglass Side Chair is being specially re-released by Vitra, having not been produced since the 1990s.

Pictured here in Seafoam with a black maple base. Many other variations available to order, orders take 4-6 weeks, email thehome@saltsmill.org.uk / call 01274 531163 or visit our shop for details. 

Originally launched in 1950, the Fiberglass Chair Collection introduced the idea of the multifunctional chair, featuring shells that could be combined with a variety of bases, and soon became one of the best-known furniture pieces of the twentieth century.

The DSW Chair’s shell displays the characteristic irregular surface of Fiberglass, which appears almost like a natural material thanks to its clearly visible fibres.

An organic yet contemporary form, the seat rests upon a solid base with steel ‘Eiffel’ cross struts and features rubber shock mounts to support longer periods of sitting down. In continual development for the modern user, Vitra has revised the geometry of the seat to achieve optimum ergonomics and comfort.

Dimensions: 46.5cm wide, 46.5cm deep, 83cm high. seat height 43.5cm

As with all the furniture on this site, we'd be delighted to take your order online but if you'd prefer to discuss things with a human being please call 01274 531163, email thehome@saltsmill.org.uk or better still come and see us in person!

Founded as a family firm in Switzerland in the 1950s, Vitra has grown into one of the worlds most prestigious furniture manufacturers, producing the designs of the Eames's under licence and working with the best contemporary designers to  create outstanding products around the world.