Light Blue Herman Miller Vintage Original Eames Upholstered DSW Side Shell Chair
An amazing combination; a vintage Herman Miller and Eames Side Shell with Alexander Girards’ ‘Speckled’ Light Blue fabric on its used dark wood DSW base, perfect. This chair is ready for any occasion with its’ distinctive and hard-wearing fabric finish adding a splash of colour and added comfort to the top combined with the dark wood of the DSW base.
The Eames shells have barely changed through their long life, retaining their modern feel with flare. Throughout their production, however, the introduction of new bases to maintain the versatility of the chairs along with the coveted upholstered range designed with the help of Alexander Girard were introduced to ensure the chairs retained their modern look.
This particular top is in very good condition for its age, there are no signs of cracks or dents whilst the fabric upholstery has no lifting or tears.
The ‘S’ inside the circle indicates this shell came from Herman Miller’s Summit Prime factory in Michigan.
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 factory of origin are some that can affect the value greatly. An excellent example of a lovely combination such as this represents a good investment prospect.