We’re certainly partial to skilled designers here at The Coolector and when it comes to iconic names in the world of interior and furniture design, they don’t come much bigger than the legend that is Charles Eames. Born in St. Louis in 1907, the American designer is typically the benchmark by which almost all designers of furniture now measure themselves and he was responsible for some truly jaw-dropping feats of design in his illustrious career which spanned many decades and led to him being seen as one of the most important designers of the 20th century.
The piece for which Eames is perhaps best remembered for is, ironically, one of his most understated and it goes by the name of the DSW Chair. As you can see, it’s a fantastically minimalist piece of designer furniture and was, in fact, the first industrially manufactured plastic chair ever made – a rather spiffing claim to fame for Eames. Originally released in 1948 for a competition to design affordable furniture being held by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, Eames’ stunning DSW Chair instantly won admirers aplenty for its simplicity and fantastic functionality.
Charles Eames’ DSW Chair has gone on to become one of today’s most sought after pieces of designer furniture and it really is difficult to believe that it has been well over half a century since the iconic designer first released this legendary and revered piece of designer furniture onto the market for the first time. You will likely have seen the DSW chair in homes, offices, restaurants and various other contemporary hang-outs because it really is one of the most popular pieces of designer furniture in history. Take a look at this exceptionally crafted piece of furniture below:
See the Charles Eames DSW Chair at Swivel UK.