DCM (Dining Chair Metal)
designed 1946; manufactured 1946-49; retailed 1950
Designer: Charles Eames, American, 1907-1978
Manufacturer: Evans Products Company, American, 1931 - 1986
Manufacturer: Herman Miller Furniture Company, American, founded 1923
Retailer: Lit Brothers Furniture
Designer: Ray Eames, American, 1912 - 1988
Gift of Randall Garrett, B.A. 1972, M.A. 1975
The DCM (dining chair metal) was the most popular plywood chair designed by Charles and Ray Eames. Red annaline dyed examples were made briefly, from 1946 to 1949, by Evans Products before manufacturing was taken over by Herman Miller. The chair's back and seat panels were curved in two directions, an innovation in bentwood furniture. The simple lines and light weight typify the move toward informality in postwar interiors.
This object is on view at the gallery.
"Acquisitions 2003," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2004): 12728, ill.
John Stuart Gordon et al., A Modern World: American Design from the Yale University Art Gallery, 19201950 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2011), 39293, no. 277.
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