Vitra DCW plywood
The DCW (Dining Chair Wood) bears witness to the ultimate success of Charles and Ray Eames' early experiments with moulding plywood into complex shapes. Made entirely of wood, the appearance of this iconic chair remains as contemporary today as when it was first conceived.
Charles and Ray Eames spent many years experimenting with new techniques for producing three-dimensionally moulded plywood seat shells that conformed to the contours of the human body. They achieved this with the chairs in the Plywood Group, which have matured into classics with an appearance that still looks contemporary today. For the Plywood Group, they also combined the seats and backs with different bases. Thanks to the organic shape of the plywood shells and the slightly flexible…
Designed by Charles & Ray Eames 1945/1946