In 1948, Charles and Ray Eames participated in the ‚International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design‘ organised by the New York Museum of Modern Art, entering a chair with a seat shell moulded to fit the contours of the human body along with a concept for a variety of bases. Their design won second prize. However, the
metal shell proved too complex and expensive to achieve successful mass production.
The so-called Eiffel Tower base of the DSR chair (Dining Height Side Chair Rod Base), an intricate and graceful construction made of steel wire, combines light, elegant forms with structural strength. The DSR is available with an optional seat cushion for enhanced comfort.