Electric Blue Herman Miller Original Eames DSR Side Shell Chair
An electric blue original authentic Eames fiberglass side shell for Herman Miller on a used black metal DSR ‘Eiffel’ base looks truly electrifying. The electric blue shell has a wonderful vibrant colour with fantastic clearly seen visible fibers. A really nice and desirable example.
The Eames shell series chairs really do not 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 version were introduced by Herman Miller a little later on using fabrics and textiles designed by the esteemed designer Alexander Girard.
In great vintage condition, though some natural aging has taken effect. Some time spent on it, if desired, will help restore some of its original finish.
The ‘C’ and star logo dictates the shell was made at the Herman Miller Cincinnati 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. The colour of this particular top will help maintain steady interest.