Greige Herman Miller Original Eames DSW Dining Side Shell Chair

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Product Description

This is a used, original Greige Herman Miller Eames DSW chair, attached to an iconic, brand-new, used, light oak DSW dowel base making the iconic dining chair. The warm, earthy tones of the greige shells blend beautifully with the golden wood, making this dining chair ideal for modernised homes or offices. More importantly, this greige colour would be considered as a rarity, which adds to the value of the chair.

This brilliant example needs little introduction since it is a sought-after original colour Charles and Ray used when first constructing the chairs in 1952/53. The fiberglass chairs have always been popular, and their versatility is increasing this year by year. These chairs really do envisage Charles’s dream of a ‘chairs for the masses.

The earlier shells had a base colour and displayed the wondrous texture of the ‘fibers’ in the shell. Later versions of the shells, introduced by Herman Miller, could also be bought with an upholstered cover, from vinyl to fabric. To create the amazing patterns on the fabric finishes, Charles and Ray looked to the esteemed Alexander Girard to design them. 

Individual characteristics

The gorgeous nude greige shell is still shining brilliantly despite its age. Due to its vintage qualities, there are some scratches on the surface, with a few white marks which are barely visible. Despite the marks, the chair remains in good condition if you also consider that the dowel base is a newer example. 

The three point star within the C indicates this shell is from Herman Miller's Cincinnati which means it was produced between 1958 and 1965.

Investment value

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 greige colour is highly desirable and has sold out rapidly on our website before, therefore it definitely is worth the investment.