eames® outdoor wire chair with wire base
"Who would say that pleasure is not useful?" -Charles Eames
In 1951, Charles and Ray Eames met the challenge of making a reasonably priced, quality chair that was light yet strong. Their solution - the Eames wire chair. It featured a sculpted look, comfort, and practicality which made It an immediate hit. Today's versions remain true to the original design, materials, and detailing.
They made the rim of the chair a lighter-gauge wire and doubled it for stability to achieve strength requirements, an organic shape, and cost restraints. This advance won them the first American mechanical patent for design.
With a grand sense of adventure, Charles and Ray Eames turned their curiosity and boundless enthusiasm into creations that established them as a truly great husband-and-wife design team. Their unique synergy led to a whole new look in furniture. Lean and modern. Playful and functional. Sleek, sophisticated, and beautifully simple. That was and is the "Eames look."
Experiments in bent and welded wire in the 1950s led Charles and Ray Eames to design a wire version of their single-shell form. Sturdy but lightweight, Eames Wire Chairs are available in powdercoat finishes that are suitable for outdoor use. This classic form continues to be versatile and adaptable to a range of spaces.