Orange And Blue Herman Miller Original Vintage Orange Eames DSR Side Shell Chair
A gorgeous combination, this lavishly upholstered orange and blue checker original Eames and Herman Miller orange side shell is finished in an updated Alexander Girard designed fabric which works effortlessly with the deep orange of the side shell itself and looks fantastic on the used, newer, black DSR base.
The upholstered versions of the Eames shells were designed with the help of the Eames’s great personal friend Alexander Girard, who became the head of textiles at Herman Miller and introduced the Eameses to Herman Miller. Girard was meticulous when it came to his work, producing many various textile designs which were also used as wallpaper.
Herman Miller faithfully reintroduced the fiberglass shell and with it maintained the upholstered options for them. The options available are still numerous, available in various fabrics in various colours.
This is a great example of a very unique finish. Most upholstered shells utilised either white, black or greige shells but occasionally stunning pieces such as this were produced which use coloured shells with selected upholstered finishes. This particular piece is a great re-conditioned piece with no cuts, tears, cracks or dents.
The ‘C’ with the star logo on the underside of the shell indicates this shell originates from Herman Miller’s Cincinnati factory.
An Eames shells is a coveted piece. A simultaneous artistic piece whilst being an ergonomic design has helped maintain their interest. Of course, factors such as age, condition and even colour can affect how much interest these pieces gain with original Zenith pieces commanding a respectable price. A rather novel version such as this should prove to be a good investment piece as finding coloured shells with matching upholstery in such good condition is difficult.