The Eames Wire Chair is a unique iteration in the evolution of Charles and Ray's pursuit of a one-piece seat shell. The woven wire seat was inspired by dress forms. Its patented design maximizes both lightness and strength, and complements the "Eiffel" base.
While refining the design of their molded shell chairs, Charles and Ray Eames began experimenting with bent and welded wire. The resulting Wire Chair (1951) borrows the shell shape but reimagines the form in strands of steel. Each seat features two gauges of the material, a mixture that adds strength but keeps manufacturing costs low. Comes in a choice of three bases and with an optional one- or two-piece leather seat pad. This is an authentic Eames Wire Chair by Herman Miller®.