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Eames Bikini DKR Wire Chair in Original Canvas.
Eames Bikini DKR Wire Chair in Original Canvas - 1960's
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DescriptionBikini chairs, DKR, Charles & Ray Eames, Herman Miller. Part of the Wire Mesh series, the abbreviated Eames DKR chair stood for dining (d) height, k-wire (k) chair, on rod (r) base. The DKR-1 and DKR-2 are the exact same chair however the number represents the patterned shape of the upholstery cover. Released in 1951, the Eames Office was finally able to realize their aspiration of bringing to the marketplace a chair made primarily in metal. Even the plastic series chairs which preceded it were originally intended to be metal before the advancement of fiberglass. The manufacturing work was completed by Banner Metals of Compton, California, for Herman Miller. Collectors find most of the Wire mesh chairs found today no longer have their original covers. This is not so unexpected considering the age but those found with them intact and in good condition are always those most sought after. All fabric is in exactly the same condition, due to the flashlight in the studio this might appear different.
W 49 cm, D 41 cm, H 82 cm, SH 46 cm
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