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Dkr Wire Chair

Set of Four Eames for Herman Miller Black DKR Wire Chairs on Eiffel Bases
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Ferndale, MI
Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller DKR wire chairs on Eiffel tower bases. All four chairs have
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

1st Generation Eames Dkr-2 Wire Eiffel Tower Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Ray Eames, Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Garnerville, NY
First generation Eames DKR-2 Eiffel Tower base side chair with the distinct splayed feet and the
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Steel

Eames Wire Bikini Chair DKR-2 with Black Cover, Design 1951
Located in Greding, DE
Set of five DKR-2 Eames Wire chairs with black bikini upholstery on Eiffel Tower frame. Signs of
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Vintage 1950s Modern Chairs

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Metal

1st Gen Eames for Herman Miller DKR-2 Wire Eiffel Bikini Chair Blue Fabric 1951
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
A modernist “DRK-2 Eiffel Chair” designed by Eames for Herman Miller. 1st generation, 1951. Retains
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

1st Gen Eames for Herman Miller DKR-2 Wire Eiffel Bikini Chair Blue Fabric 1951
By Herman Miller
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
A modernist “DRK-2 Eiffel Chair” designed by Eames for Herman Miller. 1st generation, 1951. Retains
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Steel

Eames for Herman Miller DKR Bikini Low Chair
By Herman Miller
Located in New York, NY
Charles Eames (American, 1907-1978) for Herman Miller DKR Bikini black wire chairs with low cat's
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

1958 Set of 4 Herman Miller Eames DKR-2 Wire Bikini Chairs in Yellow Naugahyde
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a set of four DKR-2 wire dining chairs, designed by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller
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Vintage 1950s American Modern Side Chairs

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Naugahyde

"DKR-2" Set of 4 Wire Chairs 'Bikini' by Eames for Herman Miller, 1960
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in The Hague, NL
Set of 4 "model DKR-2" chairs were designed in the 1950s by Ray & Charles Eames for Herman Miller
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Vintage 1960s Central American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

1957 Set of 6 Herman Miller Eames DKR-2 Wire Dining Chairs w/ Base & Bikini Pads
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a vintage set of six Eames DKR-2 wire dining chairs with black bikini pads
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Vintage 1950s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

1950, Charles and Ray Eames, Set of Four DKR Chairs Red Leather Bikinis
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Located in Amsterdam IJMuiden, NL
pictures, find more details on his family name plus eu, is for sale soon too. :-) A set of four DKR
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

1957 Herman Miller Eames DKR-2 Dining / Side Chairs Set of Five with Orange Pads
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a rare set of 1957 Eames DKR-2 Dining / Side Chairs produced by Herman Miller
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Vintage 1950s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

Eames Wire Chair for Herman Miller with Original Girard Bikini
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Dronten, NL
Eames DKR chair for Herman Miller. The frame for this chair is made of a steel wires welded
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

1st Generation Eames RKR Wire Mesh Rocker by Herman Miller 1951
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Detroit, MI
Charles and Ray Eames designed their fiberglass and wire chairs to be fitted with a wide variety of
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

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Set of 8 Mid-Century Modern Walnut Wood Shell Dining Chairs by Charles Eames
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A complete set of molded plywood dining chairs designed by Charles Eames and produced by Herman Miller. These feature beautifully grained walnut shells with black Eiffel tower chair ...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

'Plissé White Edition' Pleated Textile Table Lamp by Folkform for Örsjö
By Örsjö Industri AB
Located in Glendale, CA
'Plissé White Edition' pleated textile table lamp by Folkform for Örsjö. This unique table lamp was awarded “Lighting of the Year 2022” by Residence Magazine Sweden, who called it “...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Textile

Gerrit Thomas Rietveld Zig Zag Chair by Cassina
By Gerrit Rietveld, Cassina
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Chair designed by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld in 1934. Manufactured by Cassina in Italy, relaunched in 1973/2011. Designed by Gerrit Rietveld, this chair provided an early example of a...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Wood

Gerrit Thomas Rietveld Zig Zag Chair by Cassina
Gerrit Thomas Rietveld Zig Zag Chair by Cassina
H 29.14 in W 14.57 in D 16.93 in
JENNY Large Wall Light or Sconce in Enamel & Brass by Blueprint Lighting
By Stilnovo, Mathieu Matégot, Blueprint Lighting
Located in New York, NY
Introducing Jenny, the latest vintage-inspired fixture from Blueprint Lighting. Named for multi-hyphenate Jenny Mollen; NYT best-selling author, actress, design enthusiast, mom of ...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Bronze, Enamel, Nickel

Eros Solid Oak Dining Table
By Aeterna Furniture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Solid oak handcrafted dining table. 2" thick tabletop with nature inspired pedestals.  
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2010s Modern Tables

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Hardwood, Oak

Eros Solid Oak Dining Table
Eros Solid Oak Dining Table
H 30 in W 102 in D 45 in
Mid Century Modern Vintage Cardboard Wiggle Side Chair by Frank O. Gehry, 1972
By Frank Gehry
Located in Vienna, AT
A mid century modern vintage cardboard wiggle chair, which is a great design side chair by Frank O. Gehry, 1972 for Jack Brogan, USA 1972-1973. Reissued by Vitra from 1992 as Wiggle ...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Paper

Charles & Ray Eames DSX Side Chair Natural Multicolor Set for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra, Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Iconic side chairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller / Vitra. Molded fiberglass shells in the colours: Parchment, Raw Umber, Elephant Hide Grey and Black. Assembled...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

Eames Lemon Yellow Zenith Rope-Edge, RAR Rocker by Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Highland, IN
The first fiberglass Eames chairs were produced by Zenith Plastics. The early Zenith shells are distinctive for their high fiber content and larger, more substantial rubber shock mou...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Steel

Early Eames Walnut DCW for Herman Miller / Evans 'B'
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A early Eames DCW side chair in finely grained bent walnut ply from the iconic team of Ray and Charles Eames. Built after WW2 using techniques developed during war production and swi...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Walnut

Early Eames DAR Fiberglass Shell Chair Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Round Rock, TX
Early 2nd generation “Eiffel” DAR shell chair by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. This example shows off its heavy fibrous shell in lovely parchment color. Still retains its ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Fiberglass

Eames LAX Armshell Lounge Chair
By Charles Eames
Located in Dallas, TX
Charles and Ray Eames designed low lounge armshell with X-base. Original zinc base, original screws, Original boot glides. Early transitional parchment fiberglass shell with large sh...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Steel

Eames LAX Armshell Lounge Chair
Eames LAX Armshell Lounge Chair
H 26 in W 25 in D 24 in
Fine Charles Eames for Evans Sold by Herman Miller Ash Grain DCM Dining Chair
By Evans Products Company, Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Ferndale, MI
Very nice early production Charles and Ray Eames designed dining chair metal (DCM ). Clean chrome frame supports ash grain seat and back. Retains original Eames Evans Herman Miller w...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Eero Saarinen for Knoll Walnut Tulip Side Table
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stunning walnut side table. 20 in diameter circular wood top finished in walnut. Like new original surface. Retains original early Knoll bow tie label on underside. Cast iron base is...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Metal

Early Herman Miller LCM Lounge Chair, Labeled
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Antwerp, BE
Iconic LCM lounge chair designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. Beautifully bent seat and backrest. Chrome base with shock-mounts in excellent condition. Original 1950s ...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal, Chrome

Early Herman Miller LCM Lounge Chair, Labeled
Early Herman Miller LCM Lounge Chair, Labeled
H 29.53 in W 19.69 in D 19.69 in
Dakota Jackson French Art Deco Postmodern Mahogany Executive Partners Desk 96"
By Dakota Jackson
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage Dakota Jackson post modern Art Deco style executive partners desk featuring mahogany with leather insert and stainless steel frame. A V-Shape pattern veneer top with Black L...
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Late 20th Century Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Stainless Steel

Early Eames LCW with Evans Label
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
An early iconic design. The LCW designed by Charles and Ray Eames manufactured by Evans for Herman Miller. This piece is being sold in found condition with original Evans labeling. F...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wood

Early Eames LCW with Evans Label
Early Eames LCW with Evans Label
H 26.5 in W 22 in D 23 in

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Vitra Miniature DKR "Wire Chair" by Charles & Ray Eames
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Located in New York, NY
material as steel wire is used. Manufactured on an Industrial scale, it proved possible to sell the chair
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Models and Miniatures

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Steel, Wire

Set of Four Wire Dining Chairs by Eames for Herman Miller Model DKR, 1960s
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in The Hague, NL
Complete set of four dining chairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. These
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Chrome

Set of 5 early DKR-2 chairs by Ray & Charles Eames for Herman Miller 1951
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Antwerp, BE
Great original set of wire chairs with their original chocolate brown bikini cushions. The chairs
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Chrome, Steel

Italian DKR Wire Chair with Bikini Cover by Charles & Ray Eames for Vitra, 1960s
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian DKR wire chair with bikini cover by Charles & Ray Eames for Vitra, 1960s Bikini chairs
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

Italian DKR Wire Chair with Bikini Cover by Charles & Ray Eames for Vitra, 1960s
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian DKR wire chair with bikini cover by Charles & Ray Eames for Vitra, 1960s Bikini chairs
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

Italian DKR Wire Chair with Bikini Cover by Charles & Ray Eames for Vitra, 1960s
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian DKR wire chair with bikini cover by Charles & Ray Eames for Vitra, 1960s Bikini chair
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

DKR Wire Chairs 'Bikini' by Eames for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Vlimmeren, BE
We offer you a set of 6 DKR Bikini wire chairs, designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller
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Vintage 1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Eames Bikini DKR Wire Chair in Original Canvas, Set of Six
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Antwerp, BE
Bikini chairs, DKR, Charles & Ray Eames, Herman Miller Part of the Wire Mesh series, the
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Vintage 1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

Four Eames Herman Miller DKR Wire Chairs on Eiffel Bases & Orange Girard Vinyl
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Kansas City, MO
Excellent, all original Charles and Ray Eames white wire chairs on zinc Eiffel tower bases
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel, Zinc

Six Eames Wire Chairs Herman Miller DKR
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A set of vintage 1950's Eames wire chairs, also known as DKR's. Including original bikini pads.
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Vintage 1950s American Side Chairs

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Wire

Pair of Eames Wire Chairs DKR Eiffel Tower Base
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A pair of restored wire chairs with "Eiffel Tower" base. The frame is formed by a web of
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Wire

Pair of Eames DKR-2 Bikini Wire Dining Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of original Eames DKR-2 Bikini Wore chairs for Herman Miller. Normal wear with great color
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Steel

Eames DKR Wire Side Chair for Herman Miller, Set of Four
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Charles and Ray Eames' experiments with welded wire led to the design of the DKR in 1951. DKR.0
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Rubber

First Generation Eames Herman Miller DKR-2 Bikini Wire Eiffel Tower Chair MCM
By Herman Miller
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
A 1st generation Eames Herman Miller DKR-2 wire Eiffel Tower chair. A truly iconic chair from the
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

Set of Five Eames DKR Eiffel Base Wire Chairs for Vitra
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in The Hague, NL
This model DKR-2 chair was designed in the 1950s by Ray & Charles Eames for Herman Miller and
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Late 20th Century Central American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Chrome Re-Edition Eames DKR Wire Side Chair for Herman Miller Chairs, Set of Six
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Van Nuys, CA
the DKR in 1951. DKR.0 stands for dining height, wire shell, rod base, no seat pad. The chairs
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Four Eames White Wire DKR Dining Chairs, Eiffel Tower Base, Orange Bikini Covers
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Kansas City, MO
Set of four original white wire Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller white wire DKR dining
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel, Zinc

Early Charles and Ray Eames DKR Chair, Eiffel base
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in London Road, Baldock, Hertfordshire
An early Charles & Ray Eames wire DKR chair with original vinyl cover, circa 1950s. Featuring
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

Set of Four Eames DKR Chairs for Herman Miller with Original Girard Upholstery
By Charles Eames
Located in Pasadena, TX
A set of four Eames DKR chairs for Herman Miller. The frame for these chairs is made of a steel
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

Ray & Charles Eames Early Original Rope Edge Low Cats Cradle Armchair
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A very early Eames elephant gray fiberglass arm shell chair with the low zinc Banner metals wire
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Set of Four Eames for Herman Miller DKR Wire Chairs on Eiffel Bases
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Ferndale, MI
Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller DKR wire chairs on Eiffel tower bases. Assembled set
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

Charles Eames for Herman Miller DKR wire chair with original Naugahyde bikini.
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Dronten, NL
The Naugahyde bikini pad covering has age appropriate wear, and the chrome plated wire frame has
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Chrome

Charles Eames Wire Eiffel Chair DKR in Black Coated Metal
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Belmont, MA
Originally designed in 1951, this is a fine early example of Charles Eames' DKR Eiffel chair for
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

Four Eames Black Wire DKR Dining Chairs, Eiffel Tower Bases, Blue Bikini Covers
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Kansas City, MO
Set of 4 Charles and Ray Eames Black Wire DKR dining chairs, Eiffel Tower bases, Blue Alexander
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel, Wire

Eames for Herman Miller Dark Olive Eiffel Tower Desk Chair, 1970's
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller DKR dark olive vinyl padded wire chair. Featuring a
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Side Chairs

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Wire

Collection of 12 Vitra Miniature Chairs
By Vitra
Located in East Hampton, NY
Eames - DKR/ Wire Mesh chair 12. Marcel Breuer – Wassily chair.
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20th Century Models and Miniatures

Collection of 12 Vitra Miniature Chairs
Collection of 12 Vitra Miniature Chairs
H 5.25 in W 6.25 in D 5 in
Early Eames DKR wire chairs with 'Girard' fabric
By Alexander Girard, Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Antwerp, BE
Rare set of two early Eames DKR wire chairs with original fabric upholstery (Alexander Girard
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Charles Eames DKR Wire Chair 1950's
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Berkeley, CA
Rare 1st generation wire chair designed by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller. Seat rests upon
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

Four 1950s Eames DKR Wire Chairs for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Hudson, NY
Four 1950s Eames wire chairs with the original bikini covers. Has the Herman Miller Paper Label.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Steel

All Original Early Production Eames DKR Bikini Wire Chair with Eiffel Tower Base
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
All original early production DKR, in great vintage condition with minor wear, two weld repairs
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Vintage 1950s Side Chairs

Vintage Eames DKR-1 Wire Chair with Leather Seat on Eiffel Frame, circa 1950s
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
This is a museum quality example with little signs of wear and no signs of ever being taken apart. Beautiful Jute backing and "901 Washington Blvd" label. This is a true collectors p...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

1950s Trio of Early Charles & Ray Eames DKR Chairs with Original Vinyl Cover
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Westport, CT
A Trio of early Charles & Ray Eames DKR chairs with original Vinyl, wire and steel base, circa
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Set of Four Eames Wire Chairs, Bikini Chairs, Herman Miller, 1960s
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
Set of four Eames DKR chairs, Bikini chairs, Herman Miller, 1960s. Very good condition
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome, Metal

Charles and Ray Eames DKR5 Eiffel Base Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Four Charles and Ray Eames DKR.5 Eiffel base wire chairs, circa 1990. All welds are intact. Minor
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Furniture

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Steel

Eames Dkr Wire Chairs on Eiffel Tower Base
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Philadelphia, PA
4 white wire Eames chairs with "Eiffel Tower" base available. The frame is formed by a web of
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Steel, Wire

Wire Side Chair (DKR) by Charles and Ray Eames for Vitra
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Denton, MD
" base due to its resemblance to the cast iron Paris landmark. This all-wire chair design was both
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Wire

Wire Side Chair 'DKR' with Seat Cushion by Charles and Ray Eames
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Located in Denton, MD
landmark. This all-wire chair design was both revolutionary and surprisingly comfortable with the addition
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Metal

Wire Side Chair (DKR) with "Bikini" Upholstery by Charles and Ray Eames
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Located in Denton, MD
the cast iron Paris landmark. This all-wire chair design was both revolutionary and surprisingly
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Metal

Early Charles Eames DKR-2
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Providence, RI
An early Charles and Ray Eames designed "DKR-2" (dining height , k-wire shell, rod base
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Steel

Early Charles Eames DKR-2
Early Charles Eames DKR-2
H 33.07 in W 20.47 in D 20.47 in
Set of Eight Charles & Ray Eames DKR Eiffel Chairs, Herman Miller, 1950
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Set of eight DKR Eiffel chairs designed by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller. Welded wire
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Dkr Wire Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic dkr wire chair available at 1stDibs. A dkr wire chair — often made from metal, fabric and steel — can elevate any home. If you’re shopping for a dkr wire chair, we have 31 options in-stock, while there are 1 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer dkr wire chair, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A dkr wire chair, designed in the Mid-Century Modern or Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller and Vitra each produced at least one beautiful dkr wire chair that is worth considering.

How Much is a Dkr Wire Chair?

The average selling price for a dkr wire chair at 1stDibs is $2,268, while they’re typically $360 on the low end and $6,000 for the highest priced.

Charles and Ray Eames for sale on 1stDibs

Charles Eames and Ray Eames were the embodiment of the inventiveness, energy and optimism at the heart of mid-century modern American design, and have been recognized as the most influential designers of the 20th century.

As furniture designers, filmmakers, artists, textile and graphic designers and even toy and puzzle makers, the Eameses were a visionary and effective force for the notion that design should be an agent of positive change. They are the happy, ever-curious, ever-adventurous faces of modernism.

Charles (1907–78) studied architecture and industrial design. Ray (née Beatrice Alexandra Kaiser, 1912–88) was an artist, who studied under the Abstract Expressionist painter Hans Hofmann. They met in 1940 at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in suburban Detroit (the legendary institution where Charles also met his frequent collaborator Eero Saarinen and the artist and designer Harry Bertoia) and married the next year.

His technical skills and her artistic flair were wonderfully complementary. They moved to Los Angeles in 1941, where Charles worked on set design for MGM. In the evenings at their apartment, they experimented with molded plywood using a handmade heat-and-pressurization device they called the “Kazam!” machine. The next year, they won a contract from the U.S. Navy for lightweight plywood leg splints for wounded servicemen — they are coveted collectibles today; more so those that Ray used to make sculptures.

The Navy contract allowed Charles to open a professional studio, and the attention-grabbing plywood furniture the firm produced prompted George Nelson, the director of design of the furniture-maker Herman Miller Inc., to enlist Charles and (by association, if not by contract) Ray in 1946. Some of the first Eames items to emerge from Herman Miller are now classics: the LCW, or Lounge Chair Wood, and the DCM, or Dining Chair Metal, supported by tubular steel.

The Eameses eagerly embraced new technology and materials, and one of their peculiar talents was to imbue their supremely modern design with references to folk traditions. Their Wire chair group of the 1950s, for example, was inspired by basket weaving techniques. The populist notion of “good design for all” drove their molded fiberglass chair series that same decade, and also produced the organic-form, ever-delightful La Chaise. In 1956 the Eames lounge chair and ottoman appeared — the supremely comfortable plywood-base-and-leather-upholstery creation that will likely live in homes as long as there are people with good taste and sense.

Charles Eames once said, “The role of the designer is that of a very good, thoughtful host anticipating the needs of his guests.” For very good collectors and thoughtful interior designers, a piece of design by the Eameses, the closer produced to original conception the better, is almost de rigueur — for its beauty and comfort, and not least as a tribute to the creative legacy and enduring influence of Charles and Ray Eames.

The collection of original Eames furniture on 1stDibs includes chairs, tables, case pieces and other items.

A Close Look at mid-century-modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by celebrated manufacturer Knoll, a chief influencer in the rise of modern design in the United States, thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture designers caught the spirit.

Classically oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb, who designed holistic groups of sleek, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

Generations turn over, and mid-century modern remains arguably the most popular style going. As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality antique and vintage seating cannot be overstated.

Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other lounge furniture — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless furnishings in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other items — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring official reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of unique chairs, sofas and other seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.

Questions About Charles and Ray Eames
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Charles and Ray Eames have been recognized as the 20th century’s most influential designers and are best known for their highly recognizable chairs. The Eames lounge chair and ottoman are an iconic duo in modern-styled furniture, and s​ome of the first Eames items to emerge from Herman Miller are now classics: the LCW, or Lounge Chair Wood, and the DCM, or Dining Chair Metal, supported by tubular steel. Find vintage Charles and Ray Eames furniture on 1stDibs.