Still classy, but no longer fiberglassy.

DswDaw Click_to_viewBack in production and available first at Design Within Reach, we’re proud to reintroduce the Eames® Molded Plastic Chairs with wooden dowel legs. Working closely with the Eames Office to create these fully licensed chairs, the Michigan-based Herman Miller, Inc., reengineered the dowel base for improved strength while staying true to the Eameses’ original design.


Charles and Ray Eames created the DAW (dining armchair with wood base) and DSW (dining side chair with wood base) as a later version of the shell chair designs they created for MoMA’s 1948 International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design. At that time, the Eameses stamped the shells out of metal. Later they moved to fiberglass, and today the chairs are made of a more ecologically supportable material, recyclable polypropylene. While the materials have evolved, the comfort of these chairs has not changed. The molded shells have high, flexible backs, deep seat pockets and waterfall seat edges that reduce pressure on the backs of thighs. These originals are authentic, fully licensed products of Herman Miller, Inc., and until November 23, they're available only at DWR. Eames is a licensed trademark of Herman Miller.