The original Eames wire chairs used upholstery made from a plastic wonder material lovingly referred to as "pleather", a name derived from plastic leather. Developed in by the U. Rubber Company later renamed Uniroyal it was the first of many artificial leather products to be marketed as alternatives to cowhide upholstery.
Charles Eames and Ray Eames were the embodiment of the inventiveness, energy and optimism at the heart of mid-century modern American design, and have been recognized as the most influential designers of the 20th century. As furniture designers, filmmakers, artists, textile and graphic designers and even toy and puzzle makers, the Eameses were a visionary and effective force for the notion that design should be an agent of positive change. They are the happy, ever-curious, ever-adventurous faces of modernism.
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.
Designed by Charles and Ray Eames out of welded steel wire, the Wire Chair is a variation on the theme of the organically shaped one-piece seat shell, combining transparent lightness with technological sophistication. The seat shell can be combined with a choice of different bases. The Wire Chair is available without upholstery, with a seat cushion or with a two-piece seat and back cushion known as the 'Bikini' pad due to its shape.
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This product is non-refundable. Select bikini pad color below. A replacement bikini seat pad in vinyl by Naugahyde that fits vintage and new Eames wire chairs. Naugahyde is featured on the front and back of the pad.
Please examine every order upon delivery. In the event that there are visible signs of damage or missing or incorrect pieces, please indicate the problem on the Delivery Note and contact us within 48 hours of delivery. A signed delivery receipt without notations of missing, damaged, or incorrect item s represents your acceptance of the complete order in perfect condition.