Lemon Yellow 1st Generation Zenith Vintage Eames DAX Arm Shell Chair
An example of a used original vintage 1st generation Zenith Lemon Yellow armchair, completed with a vintage black DAX base. The lemon yellow has gorgeous fibrous details and the shell itself is of a lighter shade of citrus yellow, more subdued colour and is certainly in a fantastic condition.
One of the first colours the iconic shell chair was produced in, this chair is so iconic and is a coveted piece as a result. The distinctive rope edge and highly fibrous finish of the shell is always a good sign that the shell is a first-generation one produced by Zenith Plastics. The shell would then be finished off with large shock mounts and the famed checkerboard label.
For an all original, 1st generation chair this is a good example. The shell has faded a little which is normal for shells of this age, whilst the original DAX base is in good condition for its age too. The arm shell doesn't appear to have any shock mount marks. There may be an indication of a professional repair being conducted on the very top of the shell; further images are available upon request.
The rope edge helps to indicate this is an original first generation Zenith shell, sadly, it has lost the label over time.
Eames Side Shells are great investment pieces, but how much of an investment piece relies upon multiple factors; the age of the shell, the rarity of the colour, the manufacturer, the originality of the base and, of course, the condition of the shell. This is a great investment piece to own. An all original first-generation Zenith shell is always a great find and for it to be on an original RAR base only makes this chair more special.