Navy Blue Herman Miller Original Eames Upholstered DSR Side Shell Chair
This is a used original vintage Navy Blue upholstered on a black fiberglass shell, complete with sleek black Effiel DSR base. Being a highly sought-out colour, this navy DSR dining chair is a vintage classic to a modern interior.
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 a good condition for its age, there are no signs of cracks or dents in the black shell whilst the fabric upholstery has no lifting or tears but will benefit from a good clean.
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. Excellent examples of a lovely combination such as this represents a good investment prospect.