Navy Blue Herman Miller Original Eames DSW Side Shell Chair
This is a used, original navy blue Herman Miller Eames shell, completed with natural light oak wood DSW dowel base. This iconic chair has a deep, ocean blue tones which compliments well with the beautiful light oak base, a colour that is a must-have for a very colorful interior.
The Eames shell series chairs really don’t need any introduction. With early prototypes beginning in the late 1940s, production began on the Eames' dream of 'chairs for the masses' in 1950 with the arm and then the sides later in 1952/53. The original and vintage fiberglass chairs were so versatile and so modern that they only increase in popularity as the years go by.
Fiberglass originals always have a base colour and gorgeous 'visible' fibers in the shell itself. Upholstered versions were introduced by Herman Miller a little later on using fabrics and textiles designed by the esteemed designer Alexander Girard.
This used navy blue with light oak dowel base is in excellent condition despite its use, with no external marks. The base is of a newer base, therefore it has great stability. Further images are recommended and available upon request.
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 navy is an exceptionally beautiful and desirable colour, and the price reflects this.