Lemon Yellow Pair (2) 1st Generation Zenith Vintage Original Eames DAX Arm Shell Chairs
An extremely rare find. A pair of amazing vintage 1st Generation Zenith Eames arm shells in distinctive lemon yellow colour and on an original black DAX bases. The chairs have managed to retain a strong colour and they have aged well given how old they are. They are excellent examples of first generation arm shells and they will make a fantastic addition to any home.
The earliest shells from Zenith were, in some ways, the experimental phase in the shells’ production. The first generation rope-edged shells were only around for a couple of years before the mould was changed. After this, a multitude of embossed logos, labels and different sized shock mounts found their way under the shells until they found a standard format which was used by Summit Prime and Cincinnati Plastics.
The shells have aged very well, their colour is fantastic and there are no cracks or dents.
The original black DAX bases display a natural patina expected with their age but are as sturdy as the day they were produced.
The rope edging and checkerboard label help indicate these are first-generation Zenith arm shells.
The Eames’s shell chairs have become highly coveted pieces. Their popularity has helped ensure their continued production today. As with many things, their investment value is determined by many numerous factors, but the main ones are age, condition, originality and colour. To find a matching pair of Lemon Yellow 1st generation shells is exceptional and on their original black DAX bases, they will prove to be very viable investment pieces.