This Winter, in conjunction with Vitra, we have two promotions that centre around some of Charles and Ray Eames‘ best loved designs. For the dining room, we highlight the DSW upholstered chair: buy six chairs for the price of five. Simply place six matching chairs into the shopping basket and the value of one chair will be deducted as a discount. Available in a very wide combination of materials – 28 Hopsak fabrics, 14 plastic shell clours and four wood base colours – contact the store to see the entire range.
The Eames Plastic Chair collection was originally designed for the ‘International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design.’ This competition, sponsored by the Museum of Modern Art, was motivated by the urgent need in the post-war period for low-cost housing and furnishing designs adaptable to small housing units. For years, the designer couple explored the fundamental idea of a one-piece seat shell moulded to fit the contours of the human body. After experiments with plywood and sheet aluminium in the 1940s produce unsatisfactory results, their search for alternative materials led them to glass-fibre reinforced polyester resin. Today Vitra manufactures the comfortable seat shells of the Eames Plastic Chairs in polypropylene.
Possibly the most iconic of all of the Eames’ designs is the lounge chair and ottoman. Vitra have created a limited edition for this Winter in FSC-certified sapele mahogany wood – characterised by a rich, red-brown colour and a distinctive ribbon grain. Paired with black Premium grade leather and a black lacquered aluminium base with polished edges, this edition of the lounge chair and ottoman presents an especially elegant and refined appearance. It also comes with an exclusive free gift: a matching version of the LTR occasional table, with mahogany laminate top and a dark coated wire base. This version of the table is only available as a gift with the lounge chair set.
Both of these offers run from 01 November until 31 January 2019.