Eames Dowel Leg Chairs

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You’re probably very familiar with this classic American chair.  The other day we saw about 30 vintage ones (European/Vitra) in many different colors lined up outside in the sunshine. They looked so fun and happy. We were inspired to revisit this important piece of material culture.

This chair was originally designed in metal in 1948 and it was presented in the same year at MoMA’s International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design. The molded concave seat form was conceived to reduce pressure on the backs of the thighs.

Fiberglass became available in 1950 and Charles and Ray Eames, always interested in new materials, started using this to create the seat. 

It is a design icon today for it’s simplicity of form and proud exposure of design and materials.


“Eventually everything connects – people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.”
Charles Eames ( from www.brainyquote.com)

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If you are interested in these chairs please contact us:

contact@arte-case.com or 06 47 25 09 66

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