Eames Fiberglass DSR, 1950
In 1948, Charles and Ray Eames won the second prize when participating in the 'International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design' held by the New York Museum of Modern Art. Their chair design featured a shell seat moulded to the contours of the body in metal with a concept for a variety of accompanying bases.
Due to the complexity and high cost of mass production, they sought to find an alternative for the metal, eventually discovering glass-fibre reinforced polyester resin. Primarily used for military application, the Eameses recognised the qualities of the material: mouldability, strength and suitability to industrial manufacturing processes.
The first to use the material for furniture design, the tactile quality of the fibreglass enhanced the organic, moulded form of the chair to provide optimal comfort.
The Eames DSR Chair is also available with a plastic shell seat.
Herman Miller has the sole license for the Charles and Ray Eames collection in the U.S. and the Far East. Therefore the export of these products from the UK to the U.S. is not possible. For more information please contact Herman Miller.
The Vitra original selection offers a 10-year warranty.
We are now offering free shipping on all UK orders. Shop, Pay and we'll deliver to your door, for free!
Shipping & Returns
We are committed to bring our products to every workspace. Our service delivers to the entire UK and is dedicated to meeting a variety of shipping needs. Shipping is FREE on all UK orders.
You can return your product up to 14 days after receiving your order. Learn more
Every product is backed with a warranty. From design to manufacturing, delivery to service we are committed to quality. Our 'New' products come with brand-specific warranties and we honor a 12 month warranty on all our 'Used' products.