DSR Shell Chair
DSR Shell Chair
“The details are not the details. They make the design.”
The first incarnation of this chair was exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art’s “International Competition for Low-cost Furniture Design” of 1948 and was awarded second place.
The all-in-one ‘shell’ seat design was a first in history. The inspiration behind the chair was to create a product made from unusual, affordable materials with multiple uses and the Eameses had been working on the concept since the late 1930s. The chairs have been in mass production since 1950.
The DSR comes with a rod base in an Eiffel Tower inspired arrangement. It is part of an enormous collection of different configurations of Eames dining chairs. There are variations of the chair in molded wood, fiberglass and even wire, upholstered, cushioned or “as is”, and with a metal, wood, rocker or office chair base.
Since its emergence in 1950 the Eames chairs have been part of a permanent collection at MoMA, New York.
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Polypropylene plastic is ergonomically molded to comfortably accommodate the individual in the seat with added back support. The plastic is not all rigid and if the individual leans back it will give way and restore to its original form. The clean lines of the shell sit atop a web of thin tubular steel combining its lightness and elegance with an organic and structured strength.
Shell: Died-through polypropylene
Frame: Stainless steel
Seat height: 43cm
Carrying weight: 130kg
Weight as shipped: 16kg
Polypropylene: Polypropylene is a hardwearing, uniformly shaped and coloured material. Special additives add colour fastness. However, exposed sunlight exposure should be limited to retain the original colour. Polypropylene can be cleaned using a mild detergent or a glass cleaner with a soft cloth. Do not use hard woven cloths or abrasive cleaning agents.
Metal: Do not use an abrasive material on the metal. Clean the item with a mild detergent and water. You can dip a soft-bristled toothbrush in the solution or a non-abrasive pad and use it to scrub off any residue or dirt on the item. Dry any residual moisture with a soft, dry cloth.