VITRA Eames DAR Plastic Upholstered Armchair


Available For Order

  • Basalt
  • Basic Dark
    Basic Dark
  • Cream
  • Mauve Grey
    Mauve Grey
  • Mustard
  • Ocean
  • Red
  • White
  • Basic Dark (Black)
    Basic Dark (Black)
  • Chrome


  • Designer : Charles & Ray Eames
  • Year of Design : 1950/2010
  • Shell Material : Polypropylene with Hopsak Fabric Upholstery
  • Base: Chromed steel or Powder-Coated
  • H: 80.5cm; W: 63cm; D: 60.5cm, Seat Height : 43cm
  • Delivery : Made to Order ; 6-8 weeks


This is the upholstered version of the Vitra Eames DAR Chair with its chrome `Eiffel Tower` leg base. It's based on the original 1950 fibreglass design of the first industrially manufactured plastic chair.

In 1993 Vitra discontinued production for ecological reasons as fibreglass cannot be re-cycled. Thanks to advances in technology it is now produced in polypropylene.

The Eames DAR Chair comes available in a range of mid century modern colours reflecting its heritage and the period when it was first launched. This extended collection features a basic dark powder-coated base, along with new shell colours, creating a large and comprehensive range.

In 2010 Vitra introduced this upholstered version which, as well as retaining the outer shell colour, also offers a number of coloured upholstery options in Hopsak (100% polyamide) with either black or white piping. Upholstery is available either on just the seat pad or the whole chair.

For the all plastic version see Vitra Eames DAR Chair.

PURCHASING NOTE : To purchase the DAR Upholstered Chair, simply select the seat colour from the drop down box above. This will then show the complementary Hopsak colours and prices for you to select. Don't forget to select whether you want felt glides (for a wooden floor) or plastic glides (for a carpeted floor). Finally, choose whether you just want the seat pad upholstered or the whole chair and, for whole chair upholstery, the colour piping you require.

See other Charles & Ray Eames designs.
See more Dining Chairs.
See the Vitra collection.