Design Within Reach Furniture Dining

The Eames Molded Plywood Dining Chair (1946) is instantly recognizable as the work of Charles and Ray Eames, with a form that relates directly to the human body and holds no secrets as to how it succeeds technically. The expertly crafted molded plywood seat and back cradle the user and feature hardwood inner ply for durability. The molded plywood legs provide superior strength and rubber shock mounts buffer against jarring movement. Self-leveling pod glides level on uneven surfaces. This original is an authentic, fully licensed product of Herman Miller, Inc. Eames is a licensed trademark of Herman Miller. Made in U.S.A.
  • 110 months ago Design Within Reach »

    Philippe Starck's Victoria Ghost Chair (2006), like her cousin the Louis Ghost, presented a significant manufacturing challenge for Kartell. Crafted from a single piece of injection-molded polycarbonate, the medallion back could only be created thanks to Kartell's accumulated knowledge, built over years of innovation in plastic manufacturing. Sleek and sturdy, the baroque-style chair is transparent, and coordinates with the Louis Ghost Armchair. Addressing the design of the collection to the Dallas Morning News, Starck once commented that it "has a mix of materials and styles based on our shared memories. We all own this piece in a way. The chair is well balanced; I try to be balanced myself." Made in Italy.

  • 110 months ago Design Within Reach »

    The Executive was originally made of fiberglass but was later updated in polyurethane to take advantage of the technical advances in plastics. The feel of this classic seat, however, remains unchanged. The molded shell flexes slightly with the sitter and the contoured plywood seat supported by metal or wood legs.

  • 110 months ago Design Within Reach »

    Who else but Philippe Starck would dare mess with a king? Reinventing the classic Louis XVI armchair for Kartell, the playful Louis Ghost Armchair (2002) is a postmodern triumph of technical innovation and historical style. Translating the varied lines and formal geometry of its predecessor into a single form of translucent or opaque black or white injection-molded polycarbonate, it is a robust chair with not a single weak point. A generously sized seat and medallion backrest offer leisurely comfort, as do the subtly curved armrests.

  • 110 months ago Design Within Reach »

    Taking inspiration from old photos of Danish merchants in China, designer Hans Wegner (b. 1914) has married his modernist¿s love of pared-down form to Ming Dynasty designs to produce his iconic Wishbone Chair. Distinguished by a gently sloping, rounded barrel back and further set apart by its Y-shaped center support, the Wishbone resolves with sensuous fluidity at every point of its design. Its hind legs are crafted from a continuous piece of turned oak and curve upward to meet the back rail. The semicircular barrel not only holds the torso comfortably but also serves as an armrest substantial enough to rest ones arms and yet sufficiently abbreviated to allow close proximity with a conference or dining table.