A design by Charles & Ray Eames from 1948.
The Vitra DCM is a series of chairs in which the Eames combined a characteristic seat and back made of molded plywood, at the time a totally innovative material for furniture production, with a series of different bases. The DCM has the simple base of a steel tube and this material mix provides an interesting and very pleasant contrast.
As the average body height has increased over the past 60 years, Vitra decided in 2016 to increase the seat height by 2 centimeters. In addition, the backrest has been moved forward by 2 degrees, so that the position again perfectly matches the dining table of this time.
The DCM, which stands for Dining Chair Metal, has a back and seat made of molded plywood (ash wood) and the chair is available in natural or black stained. The base is made of chromed metal.
There is also a variant with a wooden base, which you can find under DCW.
Dimensions: Depth 56.5 cm Width 51.5 cm Height 73.5 cm Seat height 40 cm.
Seat material: Plywood ash wood
Base material: Steel
Weight: 4 kg
Warranty: 10 years (product must be registered on the manufacturer's website within 3 months of purchase date)
About the designer duo:
Ray and Charles Eames were an American designer couple whose name is known to anyone with an interest in modern design. Charles Eames was born in 1907 in St. Louis, Missouri. He studied architecture at the University of Washington and, at the invitation of the Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen, continued his studies at the Cranbrook Academy of Arts, Michigan in 1940.
There he met Eero Saarinen, with whom he entered a competition called " Organic Design in Home Decor" organized by MoMA in New York. Eames and Saarinen won the competition using a plywood molding technique originally developed by Alvar Aalto. In Cranbrook, Charles Eames also met her future wife Ray, and the couple married in 1941.