Swiss furniture brand Vitra has released a powder-coated version of the Eames Wire Chair, making it suitable for outdoor use.
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.
63 years on, Vitra has recreated the Wire Chair for al-fresco use by powder-coating the frame so it becomes resistant to corrosion.
"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.
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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