Beige Hopsack Herman Miller Vintage Original Eames Upholstered DSR Side Chair
Here’s a great example of an original Eames and Herman Miller side shell with beige fabric by Alexander Girard. Sat upon its used white DSR Eiffel base, this iconic shell has been lovingly finished in a striking hopsack upholstery that helps accentuate the versatility of the design.
The Eames shells’ history has been well documented, from their beginning in 1950 with only the arm shell to their much praised versatility being encouraged by the introduction of new base variants. Alexander Girard, the lead designer for Herman Miller, was commissioned to help design fabric and vinyl finishes for the arm and side shells available for both contract and general use. The designs he produced were vast and there are many variations of colour and fabric finish which emerged over the years.
This particular top is in good aged condition. There are some slight marks on it but a small amount of work will restore them.
The interesting fabric upholstery is in good condition too with only some slight age related marks on it. There are no cuts or tears in it.
The fabric does have some dirt marks on it which, with some good level of cleaning, should come off but price does reflect this. Further images are available upon request.
The ‘Herman Miller’ sticker on the underside indicates this is a later version of the iconic Eames shell from roughly the 1980s.
Eames Shell Chairs vary from 1 to 5 stars for investment. The reasons depend on so many factors but mainly the condition, the rarity of the colour, the originality of the base, the age and of course the maker are those that determine. Excellent examples of a lovely combination such as this represent a good investment prospect.
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