Released in 1955 alongside the Eames stacking DSS side chairs, the Dollies were two specially adapted carts utilized to safely stack and transport the chairs.
The Eames DSS stacking chairs were a real breakthrough for the fiberglass series. The clever design enabled commercial and public spaces to be able to use multiple seats and be able to stack and store them efficiently afterwards. Once a number of DSS chairs had been put together the resulting stack would be very heavy and almost impossible to move without using force. The Dollies were created to take the hard work out of moving the chairs around, a requirement with seating not meant to be permanent but large in number.
Two Dolly models were created, the square Dolly A and the rectangular Dolly B. Dolly B was in essence just a double of the first version. Each dolly had perfectly aligned recesses in order for the feet of the bottom chair to sit without the ability to move or tip. Further chairs could then be stacked up to 15 in number.
The wooden top of the Dolly was supported with 4 castors, two of which swiveled and two that were fixed. This allowed the user to easily maneuver the fully loaded stack with a good degree of control. A black butyrate plastic edging also provided the Dolly with a protection against bumps and knocks during movement and stacking.
|Width||24" (48" Dolly B)||60.96 cm (121.92 Dolly B)|
This 1960's brochure was one of very few featuring the Dolly version B for double stacking