Fibreglass DAW armchair

Charles & Ray Eames | Vitra


Iconic yet timeless, the Eames Fibreglass armchairs are an example of mid-century innovation which blends seamlessly into modern interiors. The DAW dining-height armchair features a four-legged wooden base.

Product Information
Charles & Ray Eames first coined the idea for a moulded shell chair with interchangeable bases in 1948, in response to the 'International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design'.

Although their original prototype was in costly metal, they quickly identified glass-fibre reinforced polyester resin as an ideal, cheaper alternative. Until then, fibreglass had been primarily used within military applications, but the Eameses’ recognised its suitability for the furniture industry. With this material, they could create moulded, strong and lightweight seat shells for mass-production, and the Fiberglass Chair was born.

The collection of armchairs and side chairs share the original palette of warm natural colours developed by Charles & Ray Eames, plus a series of sturdy bases that give each chair its own distinct character.

Seat shell: dyed-through, glass-fibre reinforced polyester (fibreglass). Just like the earliest models, today‘s fibreglass shells are also slightly transparent in some colours. Wood base with cross struts. 

Fitted with felt basic dark glides for hard floor. Other glides are available upon request.

W 63   D 60   H 83 cm
Seat height 43 cm


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