Charles Eames, Ray Eames
Ray and Charles were inspired to use steel wire to create a chair by observing the way wire was welded and bent to manufacture items like sturdy and lightweight baskets and shopping carts. The shell supports a removable upholstered pad, which came in two forms, one piece and two piece, the so-called “Bikini Pad.” The Wire Shell was developed after the fiberglass Armchair but before the fiberglass Side Chair.
- Manufacturer: Herman Miller, Inc.
- Medium:Steel wire
- Dimensions:18 x 19 x 21 in. (45.7 x 48.3 x 53.3 cm)
- Design Date:1951
- Credit Line:All images courtesy of Eames Office