Black on Black Plastic Vitra Original Eames DSS Stacking Side Chair
This is a used, Black on Black original plastic Vitra Eames side shell, which comes with a used, metal DSS base to complete this rather interesting composition, also known as "stacking chair". This black Vitra Eames stacking chair not only provides excellent stability, but it also comes at a very affordable price!
Vitra achieved the rights to sell Eames products within Europe and, with Herman Miller’s initial assistance, produced their products within Europe to sell as such. They now produce the products by themselves, still distributing within Europe and also Asia.
The plastic version of the shell was introduced in the 1990s when plastic was becoming more widely used. Plastic meant the tops were still as sturdy, and importantly, as easy to mold as the original fiberglass versions.
The chair is in good condition, although there may be white marks on the surface of the shell as it is a used chair. The stacking DSS base has no signs of damage and is still functional, it will just need some cleaning.
The label indicates has a Vitra manufactured label on. From the condition of the shell, it appears to be a relatively newer style chair.
The investment value of the shell chair series depends upon many factors such as the age of the shell, the age of the base, the rarity of the shell colour, the factory of origin and, of course, the condition. As a newer variant of the iconic shell produced in plastic, its investment value is not rated highly, but it will prove to be a very sturdy and reliable chair.