Greige Pair (2) Herman Miller Original Eames DSW Dining Side Shell Chairs
This is a pair of used, original Greige Herman Miller Eames DSW chairs attached to some brand-new, used, black DSW dowel bases, making the perfect dining chairs. The warm, earthy tones of the greige shells blend beautifully with the black wood, making these dining chairs ideal for modernised or retro homes or offices. More importantly, this greige colour would be considered as a rarity, which adds to the value of the chairs.
This brilliant example needs little introduction since it is a sought-after original colour Charles and Ray used when first constructing the chairs in 1952/53. The fiberglass chairs have always been popular, and their versatility is increasing this year by year. These chairs really do envisage Charles’s dream of a ‘chairs for the masses.
The earlier shells had a base colour and displayed the wondrous texture of the ‘fibers’ in the shell. Later versions of the shells, introduced by Herman Miller, could also be bought with an upholstered cover, from vinyl to fabric. To create the amazing patterns on the fabric finishes, Charles and Ray looked to the esteemed Alexander Girard to design them.
The shells have aged in a very special way through their long lives creating a truly unique finish which is not quite as dark as the standard greige finish but is still very prominent.
The 'H' logo and patent label pinpoint these shells were produced between 1956-1959.
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. This tan-greige colour is highly desirable and has sold out rapidly on our website before, therefore it definitely is worth the investment. As a pair, it also comes at a discounted price.