In the 1950s, Charles and Ray started experimenting in bent and welded wire. Inspired by trays, dress forms, and baskets, the Eames Office developed a number of pieces, including the wire version of the single-shell form.
The shell design combines transparent lightness with technological sophistication and is available in a variety of bases. The Wire Chair is available without upholstery, with a seat cushion, or with seat and back cushions. Due to its shape, the two-piece cushion is also known as the “Bikini” pad.