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Eames Dowel Leg Side Chair by Herman Miller

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Eames Dowel Leg Side Chair by Herman Miller
designed by Charles and Ray Eames

At A Glance:
This iconic chair by one of the most renowned design duos of the last century is now available with a dowel leg base. A brilliant reintroduction - the wooden dowel legs give the molded plastic chair a softer feel, and yet the metal rods connecting the legs hint at the geometric form that this chair's base is famous for.

See the entire Molded Plastic Chair Collection.

What's To Like:
Charles and Ray Eames believed that comfort was as important as looks. The molded plastic chairs have comfort built in. The shell seats have high, flexible backs, deep seat pockets, and waterfall front edges so you can sit comfortably even for extended periods. A landmark design from Charles and Ray Eames, these were the first industrially manufactured plastic chairs. Their clean, simple forms cradle the body. Today's chairs are the authentic original design with updated, eco-friendly materials and manufacturing and a large selection of base, shell, and color combinations.

Molded Plastic Dowel Leg Chair

What's Not to Like:
If we're being picky, we've found that taller people who are wearing clothing made from slick materials tend to feel like their sliding off the chair - an unlikely scenario for most people.

The Bottom Line:
More than accent pieces, Eames Dowel Leg Side Chairs are comfortable, durable performers in homes, offices, libraries, museums - just about everywhere. Available in a range of colors, the Eames plastic chair continues to brighten spaces of every variety to this day.

Details:

  • 31.875" h x 18.75" w x 21.625" d
  • Seat height: 16.25"
  • Recyclable polypropylene shell
  • Wooden legs and metal connecting rods
  • The shell is dyed throughout so colors remain vibrant even after years of hard use

The Herman Miller Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair is also known by the following manufacturer Item Number: DSW.

Materials & Measurements

Materials:
Wood and wire base with a molded plastic shell

Dimensions:
Overall: 31.875" h x 18" w x 21.625" d
Seat height: 16.25"

See the Molded Plastic Chair Colors page for a better look at available color options.

Dowel Leg Dimensions

Environmental Information

The original chairs were made of fiberglass-infused plastic. Herman Miller now uses a more ecologically supportable material, recyclable polypropylene, for the shells.

For more information, see the Molded Plastic Chairs' full environmental summary

About The Manufacturer


Herman Miller Authorized Retailer

Herman Miller is an industry leader in the integration of cutting edge technology to furniture and other household items to make everyday life more comfortable, convenient, and stylish. Herman Miller stands out at the forefront of such fields as ergonomic technologies, environmentally friendly manufacturing processes, and customizable furniture items.

In addition to producing some of the most outstanding office furniture in the world, Herman Miller has also taken on the responsibility of manufacturing some of the most celebrated furniture designs by some of the world's most famous designs. These "modern classics" include works by Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, and Isamu Noguchi. Herman Miller celebrates these famous mid-century designers' works through its extraordinarily precise manufacturing techniques and industry-leading green production processes.

Herman Miller is a global company with operations, sales offices, dealers, and licensees in more than 40 countries in North America, Asia/Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America, serving customers virtually anywhere in the world. Herman Miller is headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan, while manufacturing facilities are located in the U.S., China, Italy, and the United Kingdom.

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Designer

Charles and Ray EamesCharles and Ray Eames are perhaps the most celebrated designers of the 20th century. Married in 1941, the Eames duo are responsible for some of the most critically acclaimed furniture designs of the modern era. Amongst their most famous designs are the molded plywood chair, the aluminum chair group, and the dowel leg chair. Although they are most often remembered today for their furniture designs with partner Herman Miller, the Eameses engaged in artistic expression across a broad range of mediums- including architecture and filmmaking.

Read the entire design story behind the Molded Plastic Chairs.


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Herman MillerEames Dowel Leg Side Chair
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (3)
  • Comfortable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (4)
    • I Am A:
    • Couple no kids (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great purchase, Finally!

We had been eyeing these chairs for quite some time and finally made the decision to go ahead and purchase them through Smart Furniture due to the Herman Miller Sale as well as Smart Furniture's...Read complete review

We had been eyeing these chairs for quite some time and finally made the decision to go ahead and purchase them through Smart Furniture due to the Herman Miller Sale as well as Smart Furniture's free shipping policy. They are very comfortable and add a pop of white to our home. We are looking into purchasing two of the arm chair versions for the ends of our dining table to complete the set since we are so happy with their look and function.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Use FEDEX next time.

Don't know... chair broken

Don't know... chair broken

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4.0

Love the chair- be aware of its height

By 

from Portland OR

Comments about Herman Miller Eames Dowel Leg Side Chair:

These chairs have the quality you expect from an original Herman Miller product.
However, be aware that they are about 2" lower than many other chairs at 17". We have a 30" desk and this chair has been a challenge for our 11yr old son.

Service and delivery comments:

Service was great- on time; no damage ; well packed.

 
5.0

Modern Kitchen Chairs

By 

from Bay Area, CA

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Herman Miller Eames Dowel Leg Side Chair:

We recently received these chairs for around our kitchen table. The timeless modern design is really what makes these so great. We chose the sparrow color with walnut legs and white cross bars. The white cross bars "pop" with the white cabinets, black would recede a bit more. In terms of comfort, I think the chair backs are really nice because they give a little. The seat is a little hard and can be a bit cold in the wintertime, which are the only downsides to this beautiful and modern chair.

 
5.0

Classic timeless design; Superior Quality

By 

from Portland, or

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Herman Miller Eames Dowel Leg Side Chair:

Love these chairs! If there is any concern about potentially not needing it later- go for the original; you'll have a good resale value!
Beware, the chairs are only 17" high- 2-3 inches lower than many chairs.

 
5.0

Just as I imagined

By 

from Minneapolis, MN

Verified Buyer

Comments about Herman Miller Eames Dowel Leg Side Chair:

Perfect accent to my dining table. Construction and design is great. Beautiful quality chair is what I hoped I was ordering as an eames product.

Service and delivery comments:

Arrived individually boxed in mint condition

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great purchase, Finally!

By 

from Orange County, Ca

Verified Buyer

Comments about Herman Miller Eames Dowel Leg Side Chair:

We had been eyeing these chairs for quite some time and finally made the decision to go ahead and purchase them through Smart Furniture due to the Herman Miller Sale as well as Smart Furniture's free shipping policy. They are very comfortable and add a pop of white to our home. We are looking into purchasing two of the arm chair versions for the ends of our dining table to complete the set since we are so happy with their look and function.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Comfortable Classic

By 

from Midwest, USA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Herman Miller Eames Dowel Leg Side Chair:

Beautiful, comfortable, classic side chair. All the colors are fantastic that you can't go wrong--or you can mix and match! Perfect for use in midcentury or even contemporary dining rooms. Also makes a nice corner chair for a pop of color.

 
5.0

beautiful Noguchi piece

By 

from Tustin, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Herman Miller Eames Dowel Leg Side Chair:

Recently purchased Noguchi 42" cyclone dining table. Very happy with the build quality and love the unique look. It's a little on the smaller side for 4, but works perfectly in the small dining space. Size and look is versatile and would be great as a lounge or poker table as well.

Service and delivery comments:

Delivery was on time and delivery crew was careful in assembly and cleaned up nicely after.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Modern classic!

By 

from New York, New York

Verified Buyer

Comments about Herman Miller Eames Dowel Leg Side Chair:

The Eames chairs are a timeless classic that goes great with both modern and classic decorating styles. And the original Eames quality is to be topped, so I would strongly advice refraining from purchasing cheap duplicates, stick to the originals and you'll enjoy them for a long time!.

 
5.0

I love my Eames Chairs!

By 

from Barrington, IL

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Herman Miller Eames Dowel Leg Side Chair:

Herman Miller quality is unsurpassed. Eames design is timeless. These chairs look great in just about any room.

 
4.0

Sharp and Simple

By 

from Chicago, IL

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable
  • Unique

Cons

  • Doesn't Breath

Best Uses

  • Dining room
  • Office
  • Small Rooms

Comments about Herman Miller Eames Dowel Leg Side Chair:

We have a pair of these side chairs that live mostly in the office, though we use them as well at the dining room table when we need additional seating. They sharp looking with a nice unique touch from the dowel legs. They're also pretty comfy for short to medium durations since the plastic gives a little lean.

We also have a pair of molded armchairs with the eiffel tower base, which nicely compliments this design. The side chair has significantly more flex than the arm chair.

The biggest negative in my experience is that my lower back and behind get a bit humid while sitting for longer periods. The plastic doesn't breath at all and the shape hugs my body, which is comfy by traps in the moisture. This may not be a problem for everyone, but the chair does not "breath" like a mesh desk chair would -- so would suggest using it for shorter duration applications.

Service and delivery comments:

We had a minor issue where one of the chairs was not level when it reached us (a significant wobble from one of the legs being almost an inch short). Smart Furniture handled this very smoothly with an abundance of communication, and Herman Miller shipped the replacement with a simple process of dropping the damaged chair in the new box and scheduling the pickup.

  • I Am A:
  • Couple No Kids

(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Use FEDEX next time.

By 

from Houston TX

About Me High-end Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Chair arrived damaged
    • Shipper took way too long

    Best Uses

      Comments about Herman Miller Eames Dowel Leg Side Chair:

      Don't know... chair broken

      • I Am A:
      • Couple No Kids

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great product, excellent customer servic

      By 

      from miami, fl

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Comfortable
      • Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Herman Miller Eames Dowel Leg Side Chair:

          gorgeous chair, as is everything eames!

          Service and delivery comments:

          best customer service. ever. product even arrived early!

          • I Am A:
          • Single Female

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Wonderful chairs

          By 

          from Charlotte, NC

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Amazing quality
          • Awesome color selection
          • Easy to clean
          • Great for kitchendining
          • Timeless

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Kitchendining

            Comments about Herman Miller Eames Dowel Leg Side Chair:

            Purchased two chairs for my dining table. Plan to purchase more. Great all purpose furniture for any room in your home. Could not be happier with purchase.

            • I Am A:
            • Couple No Kids

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            great chairs

            By 

            from WC PA

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Comfortable
            • Ergonomic

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Rooms
              • Medium Rooms
              • Small Rooms

              Comments about Herman Miller Eames Dowel Leg Side Chair:

              purchased for the kitchen. they have a nice contemporary look that will never go out of style. chairs are light but feel very solid/comfortable and they slide nicely on our floor. chairs delivered completely assembled. [...] kudos to herman miller and smart furniture!I will be ordering two more.

              Service and delivery comments:

              excellent service/great communication
              smooth delivery
              no complaints

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              Shipping & Delivery

              Free Front Door Delivery: Free

              Front door delivery service means that your item will ship as quickly and safely as possible from our warehouse to your garage or primary entrance. If you live in an apartment building, the item will be left in the lobby. Prior to delivery, our shipper will contact you using the number provided to us during checkout to schedule a delivery appointment. The driver will unload the item from the truck and place it at your door. Keep in mind that this service does not include product placement inside your home, debris removal or assembly, so if you need one of these options be sure to check out our shipping upgrades or contact us at 888-467-6278 for a custom quote.

              Product Q&A


              Warranty

              The Eames Dowel Leg Side Chair comes with a 5-year manufacturer's warranty.

              Do you have specific questions about what's covered under Herman Miller's warranty for this product? Give our sales team a call at 8‌88-467-6278 to get your questions answered.

              Did you purchase a piece of Herman Miller furniture that's not working as expected? Send an email to customerservice@smartfurniture.com or contact our customer service department at 8‌88-762-7841, and we'll take care of you. We usually ask for a photo or video of the warranty issue that you're experiencing, so if you want to expedite the warranty claim process, you can e-mail us with those attachments, and we'll jump on filing the claim for you right away