Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 9

Eames for Evans DCM Chair

$1,450

About

Black aniline DCM dining chair by Charles and Ray Eames. these first edition chairs were produced by Evans manufacturing and distributed by Herman Miller. Chair has labels intact fitted with new boot glides.

Details

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity.
    Ships From: Brooklyn, NY
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

About Charles and Ray Eames (Designer)

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 studied architecture and industrial design. Ray (née Beatrice Alexandra Kaiser) was an artist, who studied under the abstract expressionist Hans Hofmann. They met in 1940 at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in suburban Detroit (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.

About the Seller
4.6 / 5
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vetted Seller
These experienced sellers undergo a comprehensive evaluation by our team of in-house experts.
Established in 2015
1stDibs seller since 2015
235 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: <1 hour
More From This Seller
  • By Charles and Ray Eames, Evans Products Company, Herman Miller
    Located in Brooklyn, NY
    Black aniline DCM dining chairs by Charles and Ray Eames. These first edition chairs were produced by Evans manu...
    Category

    Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

    Eames for Evans DCM Chair
    H 32 in. W 20 in. D 19 in.
    $2,250
  • By Charles and Ray Eames, Evans Products Company, Herman Miller
    Located in Brooklyn, NY
    Pair of black aniline DCM dining chairs by Charles and Ray Eames. These first edition chairs were produced by Ev...
    Category

    Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

    Pair of Eames for Evans DCM chairs
    H 32 in. W 20 in. D 19 in.
    $3,850 / set
  • By Charles and Ray Eames, Evans Products Company, Herman Miller
    Located in Brooklyn, NY
    Gorgeous 1st edition Eames DCM chair. Manufactured by Evans Products before Herman Miller took over manufacturin...
    Category

    Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

    Materials

    Ash

  • By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
    Located in Brooklyn, NY
    All original early Herman Miller Eames DCM chair in walnut. Marked 1951. Gorgeous patina and black iron base. Or...
    Category

    Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

    Materials

    Walnut

    Early Herman Miller Eames DCM Chair in Walnut
    H 32 in. W 20 in. D 20 in.
    $1,999
  • By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
    Located in Brooklyn, NY
    Extremely rare combination of wenge wood veneer and dark eggplant frame. No veneer chips. Chair is like new. I h...
    Category

    Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

    Materials

    Steel

    Herman Miller Eames Wenge Wood Veneer DCM
    H 29.5 in. W 19.5 in. D 22 in.
    $1,999
  • By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
    Located in Brooklyn, NY
    Herman Miller Eames rosewood DCM. Rich color and grains. Frame in excellent condition with no rust. Back mounts ...
    Category

    Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

    Materials

    Steel

    Herman Miller Eames Rosewood DCM Chair
    H 29.5 in. W 20.5 in. D 20.5 in.
    $1,499

You May Also Like

Eames for Evans Ebonized DCM
By Charles and Ray Eames, Evans Products Company, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Early ebonized DCM dining chair, designed by Charles and Ray Eames, made by Evans for Herman Miller. Molded plywood has great age, wearing its original patina handsomely. Original fi...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Plywood

Eames for Evans Aniline DCM
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Scarce, early red aniline dye DCM dining chairs, designed by Charles and Ray Eames, made by Evans for Herman Miller. Molded plywood has great age, wearing its original patina handsom...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Plywood

Charles and Ray Eames Rosewood DCM Chairs
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Atlanta, GA
Hard To Find In Rosewood DCM (Dining Chair Metal) Chairs, designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, circa 1960s. Beautiful graining to the rosewood. They are priced at $12...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome, Metal

Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller Ash DCM Chair 'B', 1999
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in San Francisco, CA
A DCM (Dining Chair Metal) in white ash by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. Introduced in 1946, it quickly became a timeless and essential American design Classic. Molded fi...
Category

1990s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller Ash DCM Chair 'A', 1999
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in San Francisco, CA
A DCM (Dining Chair Metal) in white ash by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. Introduced in 1946, it quickly became a timeless and essential American design Classic. Molded fi...
Category

1990s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Charles Eames Plywood Dining Chairs, DCMs, Ten Available, Price is for Each
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Kansas City, MO
Charles and Ray Eames designed DCMs (dining chair metal) for Herman Miller. Classic, timeless design. Ash plywood and chrome frames.
Category

Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Eames DCM Dining Chairs for Herman Miller Set of 4
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome set of 4 vintage Mid-Century Modern Eames DCM, dining chair metal, dining chairs for Herman Miller with silver colored bases, white nylon feet, and walnut veneer. They are i...
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

Black Eames DCM Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Los Angeles, CA
We have 4 black DCM (dining chair metal) chair by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. Original and in great condition.
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery