Brown Polynit Herman Miller Original Vintage Eames 4 Seat Tandem Bench
A set of four Herman Miller Eames white side shells are emboldened by the Alexander Girard brown polynit upholstery and are on an original, used, Tandem bench. The soft fabric gives these shells an extra warm feeling which contrasts to the stark metal of the tandem bench displaying the versatility of this iconic chair.
The Eames shells require little introduction with prototypes beginning in the late 1940s, production began in 1950. Arm shells were the first to be produced and the side shells were introduced in 1952/1953.
The tandem bench was a base option offered by Herman Miller for the likes of airport waiting spaces and such but the versatility of them have seen them being used in much wider areas such as office waiting areas, churches, school assembly spaces and such.
The side shells are in an aged vintage condition with the shells displaying no cracks or dents but the fabric is showing light aged marks and some lifting, which are to be expected with age.
The ‘S’ inside the circle stamp signifies the shell originates from Herman Miller’s Summit Plastics factory.
The black medallion label places the tandem bench in the era of 1964-1970, which makes this combination an age related one with the upholstered shells.
The Eames shells are a great investment piece, but many factors affect how valuable they are. The origin of the shell, its age and even the colour can have an effect on its value. The condition of the upholstery on these shells means that this piece will not appreciate quickly, but being a slightly rare combination, what with the tandem bench, it should still prove to be a reasonable one.