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Stacking chair - DSS

DSS

  • Object:

    Stacking chair

  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1950 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Eames, Charles, born 1907 - died 1978 (designed by)
    Herman Miller Furniture Co (manufactured by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Moulded glass-fibre seat with chromium-plated tubular steel leg frame

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.401-1970

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This armchair was designed in 1950. It is a development of both the organic forms of the Eameses' plywood furniture from the 1940s and their designs for the Low Cost Furniture competition staged at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, in 1948. The Eameses were not alone in designing chairs made of new plastics, but they were the first to use the marble effect of the fibreglass strands strengthening the polyester as a decorative effect, unashamedly celebrating the modernity of the design. The first chairs to be produced to this design were in more muted shades than later production.

Physical description

Stacking chair with glass-fibre seat shell and chromium-plated tubular steel leg frame with linking feature on either side.

Place of Origin

United States (made)

Date

1950 (made)

Artist/maker

Eames, Charles, born 1907 - died 1978 (designed by)
Herman Miller Furniture Co (manufactured by)

Materials and Techniques

Moulded glass-fibre seat with chromium-plated tubular steel leg frame

Dimensions

Height: 79 cm, Width: 61 cm, Depth: 58 cm, Height: 43 cm seat

Object history note

Purchased from the manufacturer

Descriptive line

Fibreglass shell on chromium-plated legs. Designed by Charles Eames, USA, 1950; manufactured by Hermann Miller

Materials

Fibreglass; Tubular steel; Chromium

Techniques

Plating; Moulding

Categories

Furniture; Plastic

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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