Brown Set (4) Herman Miller Original Vintage Eames DSR Side Shell Chairs
These beautiful, vintage and original, chocolate brown Eames and Herman Miller side tops on used black DSR bases are not for the faint of heart. Such a bespoke colour with its fibrous finish means these chairs are an undoubtable statement piece no matter where they are placed. Available on their own, as a pair or in a set of four, they are ready for any occasion too!
Brown was a colour that was introduced a little later into the selection of colours available and these were then utilized when the head of Herman Miller’s design department, Alexander Girard, was commissioned to produce upholstered finishes for the shells. The shells were produced in both commercial and ‘contract’ colours to best suit the environments customers wanted them for. With the introduction of the upholstered finish, the choices grew exponentially due to the range of colours and fabrics Girard used.
The shells are in good vintage condition with only some marks around the edges expected with age. One of them does have a small crack on its side but it does not affect the integrity of the shell. The price of the set does reflect this.
The ‘S’ within the circle on the underside of the shells indicates they originate from Herman Miller’s Summit Plastics factory.
Eames Shells are always a coveted piece, but their investment value is determined by many disciplines. The older the shell, for example, will add to its investment value along with the rarity of the colour, the age of the base and the origin of production. With the slightly more bespoke colour of these shells, their investment value is more than some shells which means they should retain reasonable interest.