This chair features the earliest solid cast aluminum base developed by Charles and Ray Eames. It was introduced in 1954 by Herman Miller. Later it was applied by Charles and Ray Eames as the base for the 1956 671 Ottoman.
An "aerial" view of a vintage Eames DCW made by Evans Molded Plywood Products with its original red aniline dye. Charles and Ray specified this kind of finish, because it doesn't chip and it looks better as it ages.