The Wire Chair DKX by Charles and Ray Eames is optionally available with a seat cushion or a two-piece seat and back cushion - the so-called 'Bikini' pad - covered in leather or fabric.

Back and seat
Bent and welded steel wire
Base
Four-legged tubular steel base
Glides
05 felt basic dark for hard floor
Overall depth
52.5cm
Overall height
82.5cm
Overall width
50cm
Seat and base finish
30 basic dark powder-coated
Seat height
39.5cm
Seat pad cover
Fabric F60
Upholstery
With Seat Pad
Upholstery colour
Hopsak 66 nero

The comfortable, iconic chair not only adds a striking accent to living spaces, but also makes a statement in gardens and terraces in the version with a powder-coated finish.


Charles & Ray Eames

From 1941 to 1943, Charles and Ray Eames designed and developed stretchers and leg splints made of moulded plywood, and in 1946 they exhibited their experimental moulded plywood furniture at the New York Museum of Modern Art. The Herman Miller Company in Zeeland, Michigan, subsequently began to produce the Eameses' furniture designs. Charles and Ray participated in the 1948 'Low-Cost Furniture' competition at MoMA, and they built the Eames House in 1949 as their own private residence. Around 1955 they began to focus more on their extensive work as photographers and filmmakers, and in 1964 Charles received an honorary doctoral degree from the Pratt Institute in New York.

The Eames Office designed the IBM Pavilion for the 1964-65 World's Fair in New York, and the year 1969 offered the opportunity to participate in the exhibition 'Qu'est-ce que le design?' at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. In 1970-71, Charles was appointed as the Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard University. MoMA again presented an exhibition of the Eameses' work, entitled 'Furniture by Charles Eames', in 1973. Charles Eames died in St. Louis in 1978; Ray's death followed in 1988.

Charles and Ray Eames have had a profound and lasting influence on Vitra. The company's activity as a furniture manufacturer began in 1957 with the production of their designs. Yet it is not just the products of Charles and Ray Eames that have left their mark on Vitra. Even today, their design philosophy continues to profoundly shape the company's values, orientation and goals.


Swiss manufacturer Vitra’s collections of furniture and lighting bring together the colour, culture and sophistication of the world’s most prominent designers.