A set of four Eames DKX chairs came home with me over the weekend. I’ve long dreamed of having one of these—they look like drawings, like model drawings for the more ubiquitous fiberglass DSX chair (of which I have…many). They’re beautiful and sculptural. I love the shadows they cast. I almost feel a little bit teary-eyed looking at them.
Three of them are in near-perfect condition. The fourth needs some spot-welding on the seat and a couple of foot glides, but nothing major. They came with a set of orange 2-piece bikini pads (which need some repairs—it’s almost impossible to find a vintage pad set with the joining button intact), but I think I like them better naked.
My chair collection (which I never intended to be a “collection”!) is now totally ridiculous. Someday I have to corral them all into one room and take a photo.
I’m so happy I was able to find a full, vintage set of these chairs (from, once again, Iron Fish in Beacon—thank you, Mark). At $1200 (!!!) per chair for the current production by Vitra, it’s doubtful that I would ever be able to own a single one otherwise.