Charles Eames (American, 1907-1978). <em>DCM (Dining Chair Metal)</em>, Designed 1946. Birch plywood, metal, 29 1/4 x 19 1/2 x 22 3/4 in. (74.3 x 49.5 x 57.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X748. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, x748_bw.jpg)

DCM (Dining Chair Metal)

Artist:Charles EamesRay Eames (Bernice Alexandra Kaiser)Herman Miller, Inc.

Medium: Birch plywood, metal

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:Designed 1946

Dimensions: 29 1/4 x 19 1/2 x 22 3/4 in. (74.3 x 49.5 x 57.8 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor


Accession Number: X748

Image: x748_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
DCM dining chair of wood and metal. Back and seat are molded, five-ply birch plywood, 5/16" thick, both curved to fit the body and both of trapezoidal form with rounded corners. U-shaped sections of steel tubing form the front and back leg units and the tips of the legs are mounted with rubber pads and metal cups. Front legs are attached to seat with two rubber shock mounts and welded to 7/16" diameter steel rod which curves up from under seat to form the spine connecting seat and back. Rear leg unit welded to spine at curve. Top of spine welded to a horizontal bar which is mounted to the back with two rubber shock mounts.

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