Vitra Eames DSW Side Chair, Ocean

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Ultra-stylish and surprisingly comfortable, the iconic Eames DSW is made from a moulded shell that's designed for every 'body', atop a minimalist maple wood base with black metal struts.

Every colour in our selection complements each other, so you can mix and match to suit your decor. The polypropylene shell is dyed through, so the colour will never fade.

Highly influential and endlessly imitated, husband and wife team Charles and Ray Eames revolutionised 20th Century furniture design. They combined their respective disciplines in architecture and modern art with low-cost yet durable materials to create perfectly balanced, functional furniture.

The Eames’ works have proved to be real ‘designs for life’: they’re iconic art pieces and objects of desire, yet utterly practical.

Originally made in fibreglass for the 1950 MOMA Low Cost Furniture design competition, the DSR was the first industrially-produced plastic chair.

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Assembly Required
Fully assembled
Country of Origin
H81 x W46 x D55cm
Eligible for International Delivery
Furniture Range
Height of seat

Editor's Notes

Please note: Not all of our Furniture ranges are on display at every branch. Please phone your nearest branch to check before you visit.


UK mainland delivery within 7 working days; may be longer for N Ireland, island and rural postcodes


International delivery not available


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You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

Q & As

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 10 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Good design but overpriced Good ergonomical design, and sensible to have the cross supports but overpiced for a plastic/polyurethan product. 10 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Also great for short people This is a great looking classic design that is actually superbly comfortable to sit on even for long periods of time. And it is great for short people too. 13 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Iconic Chair This chair is very comfortable and the iconic design fits beautifully in with my retro feel bedroom. Worth paying the extra for the wooden legs inline with the original 1950s design. 09 January 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Well designed product Fantastic chairs! Not cheap but well worth the price and look great in my new kitchen. 21 December 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Absolutely Stunning We are so glad that we ordered these chairs. They look fantastic, are well made, comfortable, light weight and easy to move with felt pads on each leg. A timeless classic and worth the price tag. 20 October 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Comfort and style! I had to think twice before buying these chairs, they did seem fairly pricey. However after we had sat in them we could not get enthusiastic about alternatives. They look great in our kitchen and give a designer finish. The chairs are light and the felt pad on the legs makes them move easily on a wooden floor. 15 May 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by A real design WOW. I absolutely love my Eames DSW chair, originally designed by Charles and Ray Eames, it’s not only a design classic but is amazingly comfortable. I purchased the DSW model with the maple legs rather than the Eifel metal legs on the DSR chair as it goes perfectly with the wood on my kitchen table. The Eames DSW chair really has brought a modern twist into my old fashioned kitchen. 21 November 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Worth every penny! After some umming and erring we decided to spend the cash and ordered four of these chairs. We are pleased we did so. They are extremely comfortable and give our home a nice modern feel. They also fit our Mira dining room table (also ordered from John Lewis) very well. The chairs are well-made and we expect them to stand the test of time very well. We have wooden flooing in our kitchen, and were pleased to see that each leg has a felt covering which means scratches on flooring are avoided. 18 November 2011
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