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.
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.
- 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.
About the Designer
Charles 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.
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.
Materials & Measurements
Wood and wire base with a molded plastic shell
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.
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