The Wire Chair by modern design furniture pioneers Charles & Ray Eames followed closely after their successful molded plywood furniture. Introduced in 1951, the chair switched things up from plywood to metal, continuing the couple's ongoing efforts to try out new materials in an effort to create modern furniture that was affordable and functional. The innovative chair provided a multipurpose design that was flexible and could be used in an indoor or outdoor setting.
The iconic status of the Eames Wire Chair is being remembered once again in Paris, France. A series of artists, fashion, and interior designers put their own spin on the classic piece of furniture, resulting in 51 distinct re-interpretations that were auctioned off as part of a fundraiser supporting La Source, a charitable association that assists children in expressing themselves through the medium of art. All of the chairs were donated by Swiss furniture manufacturer Vitra.
Some of the notable names that contributed to their unique twist included French designers Christian Louboutin and Phillippe Starck who added a red leather sole to the chair's backrest and padlocks as a tribute to the Pont des Arts bridge in Paris, respectively. One of the more unusual interpretations was a barbeque by 5.5 designstudio. Moroccan fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac came up with a heartfelt interpretation, turning the chair into a tribute to Paris after the attacks that occurred in the city last month.
CA Modern Home offers an extensive selection of modern home furniture by respected brands and designers like those under the Herman Miller brand, including Charles & Ray Eames. Call us at 1-800-605-1859 for any sales inquiries or more information.