Orange Herman Miller Original Vintage Eames DSW Side Shell Chair
So, you need a dining chair? This original orange Eames fiberglass side shell chair by Herman Miller on a used, new, light oak DSW ‘Dowel’ base would be perfect. The deep orange shell has a wonderful colour with fantastic visible fibers which are complimented by the DSW base.
The Eames shell series chairs really do not need any introduction. With early prototypes beginning in the late 1940's, 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 version were introduced by Herman Miller a little later on using fabrics and textiles designed by the esteemed designer Alexander Girard.
In great vintage condition, though will benefit from a small clean.
The newer, replacement Herman Miller DSW base is in good used condition.
The ‘C’ with the star logo on the underside of the shell indicates this shell originates from Herman Miller’s Cincinnati factory.
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. The strong vibrant colour of this particular top will help maintain steady interest.
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