Beautiful lamp

Adam on Dec 16, 2016

I'm really pleased with this lamp from 122 Design. It has giving my living room a unique light. I ordered in Copper which was originally used in the Langelinie Pavillonen and is my favourite version. Good quality

It fit my living room perfect!

Line Smith on Nov 30, 2016

What a stunning chair in our living, it fit perfectly. Quality is above standard. will come back!

Helpful livechat

David Smith on Nov 30, 2016

Pleased with the help I received on the liveChat by Peter

Identical with Original

Jack on Jul 25, 2016

I have bought both the blue cashmere egg chair and the swan chair (same color) for our daughters new flat. The design is awesome, you have to arrange delivery yourself as they aren't allow to ship outside Ireland. Sounds as a pain but its super easy and cost 60€ for delivery to Frederiksberg with DSV, took two days.

Great Service, they keep their promise

Julie on Jul 25, 2016

The quality is amazing, it was ready after 6 weeks (not 6 months!). Really happy with the chair.

Helpfull staff!

Elisabeth on Jul 25, 2016

I was unsecure about choosing Italian leather or go for the Danish cashmere, but got help on their live chat, they really know about their details. 122 Design is truly a heaven if you love cheap high quality stylish furnitures for your home.

Really Good Quality

Richard on Jul 25, 2016

I ordered my Egg Chair with Black Italian leather last month and have now received it. I'm really please with the seams and the attention to the details. The service was good, there was a nice catalog with the package and how best practice after care. Worth to sign up for their newsletters, they send out good inspiration emails.

Great service!

Johan on Dec 16, 2016

Had to change the colour after, and that was super easy. I spoke to David on the LiveChat and they quickly changed it. Really good aftercare, appreciate it was easy to get in touch with them and they solved my issue quickly, even on a Sunday. Now I have 4 lovely white chairs in my living room, they look beautiful and just in time for Christmas!

Really good quality, friendly livechat!

Louise on Dec 16, 2016

Always wanted the y chair for our new kitchen. Great quality (this was actually why I bought from 122 Design) and good support after my order. Smart with the livechat, I used that before I finally made up my mind. I think a lot of online furniture store could learn something from 122 Design!

Virkelig flot!

Elsie on Jul 09, 2016

People who pay the original price, must feel stupid. There is no difference, and the quality is really amazing at 122 Design


Elizabeth on Jul 09, 2016

Really good quality

High quality

Eleanor on Jun 09, 2016

But pleasantly purprised with the quality and it looks really nice in our house. I had to arrange my own delivery, it might sounds complicated and expensive but its not. When the product is about to be ready, they contact you. It took me 5 min and cost 39 euro for a lounge chair.


Edith on Jun 09, 2016

Just a little tips, speak to one of their advisors on livechat before you buy. I revieved 10% off!

Great support!

Dorothy on May 09, 2016

I just want to make everyone aware, that the detailed quality of this lamp is just amazing. There is no difference in this one or what you can buy in e.g. Louis Poulsen, except you are saving a LOT of money. Ohh well, 122 Design is also open in the weekends. 6 weeks from ordered to ready!

Same as original, just cheaper

Doris on May 09, 2016

Really easy process. received what i order really quickly.

Just a little tips

Donna on Apr 10, 2016

Speak to one of their advisors on livechat before you buy. I revieved 10% off!


Diane on Mar 10, 2016

As expected. Very good quality, delivery took 6 weeks.

Just a little tips

Debra on Feb 10, 2016

My favorite chair. Bought two with my husband for their hunting house. We went for Walnut (a bit more expensive) but really nice quality.

Flot kvalitet

Deborah on Feb 09, 2016

Excellent Service and most importantly: perfect furniture. A bit of wait though.

Just a little tips

Dawn on Jan 09, 2016

I have ordered different designs inspired by the designer Eames and I gotta say there are all individually great, there is a nice finish to each of the designs and it is really easy to assemble. I thought first that all of them would be delivered assembled but the DSW and DAW comes in two part the feet and seat separate, but to be honest there is nothing as simple as those to build. Regarding the service, not a lot of follow up on order maybe this is something 122 Design could improve but apart from that I am just happy!

Designer Chairs by Charles Eames

Designer Chairs by Charles Eames

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Over the course of their career, Charles and Ray Eames designed a number of different chairs, including an office chair, a lounge chair and several dining chairs, most famous of which are designated as DSW, DSR and DAW. As with many designer chairs, the choice of materials and upholstering type, and many different factors influence the price of the product. Here, we will examine those factors and give you a brief look at the history and the legacy of the Eames couple’s work.


    DSW, DSR and DAW Models


    All of these chairs have some obvious common features, most prominently, the curved plastic back made in one piece which hints at a strong stylistic relation between these modes. This same characteristic is also shared by the Eames’ rocking chair but can be absent in some other models that are distinctly different. Most well-known of them is the Eames’ office chair, with back and seat made upholstered with leather for the highest possible comfort. However, even though the office chair is designed with different function and different materials in mind, visually it still appears that it is made out of one coherent piece since the chair doesn’t have any visible joining.

    From Fibreglass to Plastic

    DSR, DSW and DAW were originally produced with a fiberglass seat, but since this material isn’t recyclable, the manufacturer stopped the production after 36 years in 1993 for environmental reasons. Instead, they started to produce the chair in the eco-friendly plastic material polypropylene. Despite the change in materials, the Eames’ chairs are just as comfortable and solid as the original chairs from 1950.

    At the time, the Eames’ chairs were the first plastic chairs to be industrially manufactured. The chair seat or shell, how it is also called, is available in 14 different colours. The polypropylene is dyed-through, most often in black and white, since these classic colours ensure elegant look which fits in every room, regardless of the style.

    However, the other colour variants are also very popular, since vivid colours not only make the chair more unique but also revive the aesthetics of the 1950s period in America, when these chairs were first designed. So, while black and white are classics, why not try a green, red, blue or mustard yellow and jazz up your dining room or office with a unique stylistic expression.

    With these three models, the Eames couple introduced an innovative base made of chromed steel wire. The outdoor variation of the chair is also available, with a black lacquered base. 

    Eames' DSR Chair

    While all of the Eames’ designer chairs are considered to be commercially successful and critically acclaimed, DSR manages to stand out as probably the most popular chair designed by Charles and Ray Eames. Originally created in 1948, the chair was re-launched in 2004 when it once again found its place in countless homes, cafeterias and conference rooms. Its light and functional but elegant design makes it fit in a variety of different contexts.

    DSR Chair Dimensions:

    DSR chair dimensions
    Height 83 cm
    Width 46.5 cm
    Depth 55 cm
    Seat height 43 cm


    Eames' DSW Chair

    DSW is a further development of DSR, with same organic, curved shape of the seat, but the base is made of a wooden maple frame in natural, dark stained or black painted finish. As with DSR, the chair is available in 14 different colours. White or black chairs with a wooden base are a very popular choice in Denmark and are considered a safe choice due to their simple elegance.

    DSW chair dimensions:

    DSW chair dimensions
    Height 83 cm
    Width 46.5 cm
    Depth 55 cm
    Seat height 43 cm


    Eames' DAR Chair

    DAR is yet another design based on the Eames’ DSR, but in this variant, the shell itself has been changed to accommodate armrests. The shell has been shaped so that it closes around the body to a greater extent, providing more support and comfort if one wishes to sit and relax. Furthermore, DAR also borrows from the DSW design by utilizing the same base made of maple wood. Thus, while all three models share almost identical shells, it’s the bases where they differ the most.

    DAR is also available in a wide range of colours and has the same dimensions and, like the other two, it comes with felt pads under the base so it doesn’t damage the floors. In addition, you can also buy plastic pads if you have a carpet on the floor.

    History and Development

    Charles and Ray Eames originally designed their fiberglass chair in 1950 for the competition “Low-Cost Furniture Design”, organized by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Besides the change of the seat material from fiberglass to plastic, other changes have also been made to ensure that the chair still provides the same comfort and fit with the decoration styles of the modern time. Therefore, the manufacturer, Vitra, has increased the height of the chair by 2cm over the years to accommodate our increasing average height.

    More recently, the seat height of the chairs has been changed from 41cm to 43cm.

    Purchasing the Eames' Chairs Second-Hand?

    If you get lucky and find a good offer on the various websites, you can buy all of the three models, DSR, DSW and DAW, second-hand. A couple of obvious places to look would be eBay, Gumtree, Trendsales, groups on Facebook, local dealers of secondhand furniture in your town and auction websites such as Lauritz.

    Second-hand Eames’ chairs can have some scratches and imperfection, so always check the chairs thoroughly before buying. Do the surface of the seat and the back still look nice? Is the base firmly attached to the shell?

    Find your Price

    The prices for these three designer chairs in the original version from the Danish resellers are:

    • DSR: 2.600kr. (£300 / $390)
    • DSW: 4.000kr. (£470 / $600)
    • DAW: 4.000kr. (£470 / $600)

    The price for a copy from Ireland is about a tenth of an original, while a second-hand fluctuate from seller to seller.

    Do you Need a Cushion for your Chair?

    The Eames’ chairs are all very comfortable since the polypropylene moulds to fit the body. Thus, you do not need a cushion to sit comfortably in the chair. However, there are always individual preferences, so if you are among those who prefer to have an extra soft seat, this is, of course, an obvious option. The same applies if you are very sensitive to cold and want a little extra heat on your bottom.

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