- Volume m3 : 0.1339
- Width : 41 cm
- Height : 57 cm
- Depth : 43 cm
- Seating height :32
- Designers :Charles Eames
- Children's-sized version of mid-century classic
- comofrtable, stackable and practical
- Build to two-thirds the original dimensions
- 30 days free returns
Lovingly hand-crafted to two-thirds the size of the original, the kids' version of the DAR Chair combines all of the functionality and effortless style of Charles Eames's design, but at a scale especially for the little ones. With a seat set at just 32cm from the ground, it is the perfect height for your child to sit and read their favourite book, while the stackability and lightweight design make it the perfect addition to either bedroom, playroom or den.
THE STORY BEHIND THE CHARLES EAMES DAR CHAIR FOR KIDS
Created in 1948, the Charles Eames DAR forms part of a series of moulded plastic chairs designed by the husband and wife team, Charles and Ray Eames. These chairs have the iconic status of being the first industrially manufactured plastic chairs. Each one has the same ergonomically designed seat combined with different bases and arm styles. They are identified by their initials - for example, DAR stands for Dining chair, Armchair with a Rod base. The Charles Eames DAR Chair was made for everyday living. With its deep seat, high back, curved arms and waterfall seat edge; the chairs hug the body making them as comfortable as they are practical. These chairs quickly became best-sellers around the world, and their bright colours and easy stackability made scaling them down to kid-sized almost inevitable.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Charles, 1907-1978 (United States) - Ray, 1912-1988 (United States)
Charles Eames was an American designer and innovator who pioneered new techniques, such as the fibreglass and plastic resin moulding and wire mesh frames. He usually worked alongside his wife, Ray, though he is often credited alone. In the 1940s, the designers began focusing on the new plastics and were excited by the properties the material held. They were able to mould the plastics into organic shapes that followed the shape of the body. This discovery led to a whole new look in furniture that perfectly captured the spirit of the times. The couple's most iconic designs include the DAR chair, the DSR Dining Chair, the RAR Rocker, the DSW Dining Chair, the EA 108 Office Chair and the Wire Base Table. Many of these were first presented at the New York Museum of Modern Art's Low-Cost Furniture Design Competition in the late 1940s.
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