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DKR-1 “C”

Charles Eames, Ray Eames


This dining-height Wire Chair on a rod base has a well-preserved Harlequin pad designed by Ray Eames and Alexander Girard, Herman Miller’s director of textiles. The Harlequin Pads came in four different color combinations; this one is made of sections of yellow, green, red, blue, and black fabric. DKR-1 “C” stands for Dining (height) K-wire (chair) Rod (base) 1 (1-piece upholstered pad) C (one of four types of Harlequin patterns).

Signed with a paper manufacturer’s label “Herman Miller Furniture Company Venice, California” on the underside of the shell.

  • Manufacturer: Herman Miller, Inc.
  • Medium:Alexander Girard Harlequin upholstery, enameled steel, jute, oily cattle body hair, shredded latex foam rubber
  • Dimensions:32 x 19 x 21 in. (81.3 x 48.3 x 53.3 cm)
  • Design Date:1954
  • Credit Line:All images courtesy of Eames Office
  • Item:2015.1.37