eames dcm chair
I have a question about a dcm chair. Would their be exposed bolts on the part in which one would rest their back? Im look at what some says in an original but that doesn't seem right to me? Any help.
Mark's not wrong.
The backrest is glued to rubber shockmounts; no screws or bolts penetrate it. Same with the seat.
If the glue fails, sometimes people with no sense will "fix" the chair by drilling holes through the backrest and reattaching it to the frame with carriage bolts. This repair greatly devalues the chair, although I personally don't think it looks too bad on the metal-framed DCM or LCM (as opposed to the wooden DCW or LCW, on which it's horrible).
Repairing these chairs this...
Repairing these chairs this way does devalue them, but Ive personally always felt that adding bolts was actually a design upgrade. Eames wood chairs w/ shockmounts from this era, while beautiful to look at, are some of the most poorly designed and fragile chairs built in that period. The fact that you find so many today that needed serious repairing in their lifetime is a testament to how poorly thought out they were from a usage standpoint.
edited on 13-Aug-12 01:07 AM 
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