Greige Herman Miller Vintage Original Eames LAX Arm Shell Chair
This wonderfully fibrous, all original, vintage Herman Miller Eames greige arm shell is simply stunning sat on its original black sprayed LAX ‘lounge’ ‘X’ base. A stunning example, the depth of colour is enhanced by the beautiful spider-webbing of the fibers making this an excellent example of this iconic classic chair.
Zenith Plastics were the first company to produce the Eames shell chairs. Beginning with just the arm it is easy to understand how they gained steady fame. Their near indestructability and, though limited, range of colours meant they were extremely modern for their time and this prompted the inclusion of the side shells too.
Being one of the first original colours, somewhat understandably, this Greige shell is a great example of the first versions of this famous design. They are much sought-after and are highly revered pieces making them excellent investment pieces.
The colour in this shell is remarkable for its age. It has a good depth of colour to it which works amazingly with the fibrous finish. There are no cracks or dents, only marks and scuffs consistent with its age.
The original LAX base is in good condition.
The Eames’s work is highly coveted. From their artwork to their furniture, their work attracts interest from everywhere. The shells are great investment piece, especially vintage ones. Like many things, their age, factory of origin and even colour can affect the shells’ value. This gorgeous example is an excellent piece of a vintage design history. This should be a great investment piece.