Vitra adapts Eames Wire Chair
for outdoor use

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Swiss furniture brand Vitra has released a powder-coated version of the Eames Wire Chair, making it suitable for outdoor use.

Vitra Eames Wire Chair

Originally created by American designers Charles and Ray Eames in 1951, the Eames Wire Chair features a one-piece seat shell made from a grid of welded steel wire.

Vitra Eames Wire Chair

63 years on, Vitra has recreated the Wire Chair for al-fresco use by powder-coating the frame so it becomes resistant to corrosion.

Vitra Eames Wire Chair

"The chair is a variation on the organically shaped one-piece seat shell design, combining transparent lightness with technological sophistication," said Vitra in a statement.

Previously offered only in chrome, the design is now available in a choice of three smooth finishes: basic dark, dark grey and cream.

Vitra Eames Wire Chair

The powder-coated Eames Wire Chair will be featured alongside the 2009 Bistro table by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec at Grow London, Hampstead Heath's Contemporary Garden Fair, from 20 to 22 June.

In an interview with Dezeen last month, Vitra owner and board director Rolf Fehlbaum said design brands need to remain small to succeed and need "a romantic person". See more design by Vitra »

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