Having achieved success with its plastic chairs and wood, the marriage of architects Charles and Ray Eames were challenged to create a strong but lightweight chair, reasonable price and wire , a simple and inexpensive material. In fact, when the marriage was working on the development of the plastic chairs and experimented with wire casings, who perfected after leading the Wire Chair .
Introduced in 1951, the Chair Wire or wire chair was an immediate success. Wire cables linking the backrest with the seat of the chair, forming a single basic structure. Meanwhile, the structure of the legs, and experienced in their plastic chairs, were involved in the already baptized by marriage Eames himself as “Eiffel Tower” means a tubular metal frame that held the seat as if suspended in the air, giving it an unusual lightness.
The chair wire or wire chair was perceived as an original unpublished design so far. A piece of sculptural look but comfortable and practical thanks to its perfectly customizable organic and curved shape to the human body once.
The chair was marketed until 1967, recovering the firm Herman Miller in 2001 and keeping it as popular today as it was half a century ago. In Europe, the Vitra distributed.