Orange Pair (2) Herman Miller Original Eames DSW Side Shell Chairs
These original orange Eames fiberglass side shell chairs by Herman Miller on their used, new oak DSW ‘Dowel’ bases would be perfect. The deep orange shells have a wonderful vibrant colour with fantastic clearly seen visible fibers which are complemented by the oak of the DSW bases.
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.
This original, used orange DSW is in a very good condition, with very minimal scratches. The base is of a newer dowel base, made of beautiful light oak wood, providing excellent stability. Further images are 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. The strong vibrant colour of these particular tops will help maintain steady interest, and if you consider the price for a pair, it is definitely a worth-while investment.