Eiffel base chair by Eames for Vitra


Designed by whom / when Designed in 1950s California, a moulded chair shell by Charles and Ray Eames allowed a variety of bases to be applied efficiently to create different looks. Eames designs are produced in Europe with exclusive licence to Vitra Switzerland.

Inspiration This design was a response to a perceived need for a simple, modern, lightweight chair of gracious form, able to adapt to many situations. It still lives up to these original design tenets, and can be seen with its various base options in residential and commercial projects worldwide.

Fabrication Dyed through polypropylene seat shell, welded chromed steel wire ‘eiffel’ base. rubber non scratch ferrules.

Design Consigned Stylist A modernist statement chair. The iconic Eiffel chair in poppy red, for the home office or a corner that needs a shot of modern colour.

DC Insider Fibreglass production soon proved to be an environmental risk, so since 2001 the chair shells are made of 100% recyclable and durable polypropylene.

DC Collectors Authentic original Eames Eiffel base armchair in the signature poppy red, made in Switzerland by Vitra.

DC Insider 2024 RRP AUD $1,360 Living Edge

Mark of Authenticity Shell base embossed and wearing Vitra stickers

Provenance One private owner 2018, In storage since 2020

Our Condition Report 4/5 little to no sign of use


H80cm W63cm D61cm




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