Eames Dowel Base Side Chair

The Eames Dowel Base Side Chair is an iconic midcentury chair made with a plastic or fiberglass molded shell connected to a base of wood dowels and strengthened with diagonal steel rods. Designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1948 with ongoing material studies over the years that followed, the Eames Dowel Base Side Chair sets the organically molded seat onto a base of walnut, maple, or ash dowels.

The Eames Dowel Base Side Chair has a back height of 31.75” (80.6 cm), seat height of 17.25” (43.8 cm), width of 18” (45.7 cm, and depth of 21” (53.3 cm).

Collection of dimensioned drawings of the Eames Dowel Base Side Chair showing side, front, back, and plan views

The Eames Dowel Base Side Chair is an iconic midcentury chair made with a plastic or fiberglass molded shell connected to a base of wood dowels and strengthened with diagonal steel rods. Designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1948 with ongoing material studies over the years that followed, the Eames Dowel Base Side Chair sets the organically molded seat onto a base of walnut, maple, or ash dowels.

The Eames Dowel Base Side Chair has a back height of 31.75” (80.6 cm), seat height of 17.25” (43.8 cm), width of 18” (45.7 cm, and depth of 21” (53.3 cm).

Details

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Height: 
31.75” | 80.6 cm
Width:
18.0” | 45.7 cm
Depth:
21.0” | 53.3 cm
Length:
Seat Height
17.25” | 43.8 cm
Weight:


Materials
Injection-molded polypropylene or fiberglass-reinforced plastic seat; Walnut, maple, ash dowels, steel rod base legs
Designer
Charles & Ray Eames
Year
1948

Drawings include:
Eames Dowel Base Side Chair side elevation, side (man sitting), front, back, plan

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