Purple Herman Miller Vintage Original Black Eames DSR Side Chair
This original upholstered purple, padded, vintage Eames, Alex Girard and Herman Miller side shell makes a great chair sat upon its updated, used, black DSR base. The original fabric is aged with some slight lifting works perfectly with the deep black of the shell which still looks modern and extremely stylish today.
Fiberglass original shells always have a base colour and gorgeous 'visible' fibers in the shell itself. These particular shells have retained their strong white finish which still show the fibers. Upholstered versions were introduced by Herman Miller and many were used from the esteemed designer Alexander Girard, who designed a multitude of fabric finishes for one of his most favourite chairs, the Eames shell chair.
The fiber shell is in great vintage condition with no cracks, chips or defects.
The Alexander Girard fabric for Herman Miller is aged with some lifting and some ingrained dirt - which will be removable with some good cleaning. The vinyl padded section is in a good condition with no cuts or tears.
The ‘S’ on the underside of the shell indicates it originates from Herman Miller’s Summit Plastic’s factory.
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 is a more well used item, but this does not detract from its own appeal. As a good sturdy dining or office chair it will still prove very good!
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