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Design June, 17 2014

The Potato Chip Chair – A Vitra Anecdote for Charles Eames’ Birthday

Vitra give us a look at the historical Potato Chip Chair to commemorate Charles Eames’ birthday today. The Eames couple’s first serially-produced chair, the DCM (Dining Chair Metal), obtained its nickname of Potato Chip soon after its release because, well, that’s what it looks like. The thin, oval, and slightly curved plywood seat and backrest have a sensual appeal that was quickly adopted by the masses. The then-quirky chair has now become a timeless and familiar classic. Happy birthday, Charles.

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