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Eames DSR - Molded Plastic Side Chair with Wire Base

by Charles & Ray Eames for

Herman Miller ®

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Herman Miller ® Eames DSR - Molded Plastic Side Chair with Wire Base

Charles and Ray Eames adapted molding techniques developed during World War II to mass produce this classic design. Today's Molded Plastic Chairs are true to the originals and are fully authentic, with updated materials to meet environmental requirements. Charles and Ray Eames, always interested in new materials, saw in plastic the chance to form organic seat shells that conform to the body's shape. The enduring forms and quality construction make the Molded Plastic Chairs - available here with a classic Eames wire base - comfortable, durable performers....New materials, especially those that held promise for doing more with less, fascinated Charles and Ray Eames throughout their careers. Their fascination led to inventive modern furniture, such as the Molded Plastic Chair. Designed in 1948, it was the first plastic chair to be mass produced....The current models look exactly the same as the originals. They remain un-upholstered, in keeping with the Eameses requirement that materials be expressed honestly and un-self consciously. In fact, these were the first one-piece plastic chairs to be left uncovered At the same time, the chairs are better than ever. For example, the shell is now manufactured using more environmentally friendly, high-impact plastic.


  • Organic shape
  • Clean, simple form sculpted to fit the body
  • First presented at the Museum of Modern Art in 1948, the chairs have achieved a pervasive presence that proves the staying power of good design
  • Today's recreation looks the same as the original
  • Classic Eames wire base
  • Durable design, even in public spaces
  • Many uses in the home, office, reception area, or training room
  • Designed for minimum environmental impact
  • Shells are recyclable polypropylene
  • Rubber shock mounts where shell meets the base provide extended comfort
  • Thoughtful Engineering; Shell is dyed throughout so colors remain vibrant even after years of hard use
  • Wayfair backs a 12-year warranty. Should you experience any problems with your Eames Molded Plastic Chair, Herman Miller will cover the cost of fixing it for you

Product Details:

  • Number of Items Included: 1


  • Overall: 31.13" H x 18.5" W x 22" D
  • Overall Product Weight: 13lbs

Herman Miller ® Eames DSR - Molded Plastic Side Chair with Wire Base

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Weights & Dimensions

  • Overall: 31.13" H x 18.5" W x 22" D
  • Seat: 17.5" H
  • Overall Product Weight: 13lbs


Product Type: Side chairFinish: 1: Black
Finish: 2: BlueFinish: 3: Green
Finish: 4: GreyFinish: 5: Red
Finish: 6: WhiteDistressed: No
Number of Items Included: 1Back Style: Solid back
Foldable: YesDining Type: Casual/Kitchen
Country of Manufacture: Imported 

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“Hi, what is the weight capacity of this chair?” asked by Jane

"Hi Jane, the weight capacity for this chair is 300lbs." Troy from Wayfair


“Hi, what is the seat height of this chair?” asked by Alexandra

"Hi Alexandra, the seat height of this chair is 17.5"." Marty from Wayfair


“Hi, are the replacement feet for this chair included with the item?” asked by Aaron

"Hi Aaron, the replacement feet are sold separately." Rick from Wayfair

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Herman Miller ® Eames DSR - Molded Plastic Side Chair with Wire Base

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About the Designer

Charles & Ray Eames

Charles & Ray Eames United States 

Charles Ormond Eames, Jr (1907–1978) and Bernice Alexandra "Ray" (née Kaiser) Eames (1912–1988) were American designers, who worked in and made major contributions to modern architecture and furniture. They also worked in the fields of industrial and graphic design, fine art and film.

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from Altadena, CA – Verified Buyer

These are classic, iconic chairs that blend in with so many types of decor. The only reason I didn't give it five stars is because I paid $18 extra per chair for the felt pads. I thought it would be something special, but it's not. They're just little circlular felt pads that you could buy at a big box store and put on yourself with a little bit of super glue for extra strength. (I did that before with some other chairs.) Also, they weren't all put on exactly right. Some of the pads are hanging over the edge, and you can see them. The pads are not worth $18 per chair! Install them yourself. You will save a lot of money and I'm sure you'll put them on correctly.

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Oh beautiful chair...

from lafayette, LA – Verified Buyer

This chair is a design classic. Beautifully made. From the time is was delivered to the moment I sat on it was less than a minute : instructions open box, lift out chair, gasp at beauty, sit down. It is the final touch in my studio.

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Great chairs - classic design

from Milton, TN – Verified Buyer

There is a reason these chairs have been around so long - they are a classic design, comfortable, and fit any area. We are very pleased with the chairs we purchased. Shipping was very fast - they arrived early, and all we had to do was pull them out of the box. Great packaging from the manufacturer.

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love them

from Seattle, WA – Verified Buyer

Love these chairs, which we use as dining chairs with a wood dining table. PROS: - easy to clean - look great - comfortable - light and a low profile - one of the chairs had a defect and allmodern replaced it asap. CONS: - small children flip them easily - the legs aren't balanced so they teeter, although felt feet mostly eliminate the issue

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Eames side chair

from Los Angeles , CA – Verified Buyer

Comfortable for most. Those without much padding on their posterior need a padded seat cushion as an option. The casters are noisy when some guests move their seat. I need to attach a pad to the casters to remedy this situation. Easy to clean. Fit the room and can be used wherever extra seats are needed.

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from Exton, PA – Verified Buyer

So glad I finally purchased these. I ordered 4 different colors - red, blue, black, yellow - for my boys' study room. They are grouped around a white round table w/my parents' 1970's globe pendant that was being stored in the basement. Cons: non

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Great Price and Fast Delivery

from KANSAS CITY, MO – Verified Buyer

Don't have to comment much about the quality or design of these chairs, they are Eames after all. I'm very impressed by the AllModern as these chairs arrived in original Herman Miller boxes less than a week. I almost bought the chairs from DWR but decided against it when I found out that AllModern offers the same authentic Eames chairs with no sale tax, free shipping and rebates in purchases. I am definitely a very satisfied customer.

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Best Chair!

from Los Angeles, CA – Verified Buyer

This chair is one of my proudest buys.! It is beautiful, bold and soo comfortable! I have them in my kitchen in my breakfast den. They are perfect! They pop, are easy to clean durable! the quality, of course, its superb. I wouldn't of thought otherwise coming from Eames !

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from Fort Wayne, IN – Verified Buyer

What can I say? These chairs are classic and perfect in every way. I was shocked at how comfortable they are. And the fact that they came assembled is a huge bonus. We are saving up to buy some more.

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Fantastic Timeless Quality

from Dallas, TX – Verified Buyer

Attention to detail is wonderful and the craftsmanship alludes to a time where these products were originally designed. I'm extremely happy with accuracy of lead-time and the quality of the product, would definitely shop at all modern again!

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