6 DCM Eames Chairs
An early set of six DCM bent plywood dining chairs with chromed steel frames and white plastic adjustable feet. All were purchased at the same time and have aged together as a matching set, retains the manufactured labels and tags by the Herman Miller furniture company. The rubber shocks underneath have been re-glued as required over time, otherwise they are in original condition.
Designers: Charles and Ray Eames
Materials: White ash
Size: 20.5w”w x 20.5″d x 29″h
Condition: Good vintage condition consistent with age and use.
Manufacturer: Herman Miller
“These are from my personal collection” – Barbara
Charles and Ray Eames were a husband and wife team whose unique synergy led to a whole new look in furniture. Lean and modern. Sleek, sophisticated and simple. Beautifully functional. They created more than a “look” with their bent plywood chairs or molded fiberglass seating. They had ideas about making a better world, one in which things were designed to fulfill the practical needs of ordinary people and bring greater simplicity and pleasure to our lives.
The Eames’s adventurously pursued new ideas and forms with a sense of “serious fun.” Yet, it was rigorous discipline that allowed them to achieve perfection of form and mastery over materials. As Charles noted about the molded plywood chair, “Yes, it was a flash of inspiration,” he said, “a kind of 30-year flash.” Combining imagination and thought, art and science, Charles and Ray Eames created some of the most influential expressions of 20th century design – furniture that remains stylish, fresh and functional today.
As the most important exponents of organic design, Charles and Ray Eames demonstrated how good design can improve quality of life and human understanding and knowledge.