Grey Pair (2) Herman Miller Eames Vintage DSW Side Shell Chair
This is a pair of used vintage, dark grey side shell chairs with a new, warm walnut wood base. The classic, midnight grey has a brilliant shine, complimenting the warm, chocolate walnut dowel base to create this vintage chair. Additionally, grey is a very versatile colour, which makes this splendid for those who wish to have a decorative piece to go alongside an earthy tone of their interior.
The Eames shell series chairs really don’t need any introduction. With early prototypes beginning in the late 1940's, production began on the Eames' dream of 'chairs for the masses' in 1950 with the arm and then the sides later in 1952/53. The original and vintage fiberglass chairs were so versatile and so modern that they only increase in popularity as the years go by.
Fiberglass originals always have a base colour and gorgeous 'visible' fibers in the shell itself. Upholstered versions were introduced by Herman Miller a little later using fabrics and textiles designed by the esteemed designer Alexander Girard.
Due to its vintage qualities, there are some scratches on the surface, with small white marks on the back of the side shell- further images are available upon request. Despite the marks, the chairs remain in good condition, which should still be a very good investment.
The Herman Miller stamp suggests that it is was manufactured around 1959-1989
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 grey colour may not be as unique, however, it is still considered as highly desirable, especially as the chair is still in a good and sturdy condition, therefore making this chair a superb investment if you also consider the discount with buying a set.