Ultramarine Pair (2) Herman Miller Original Eames DSW Dining Side Shell Chairs
This original, used and a rather rare pair of Ultramarine Eames side shell chair for Herman Miller looks amazing on its used walnut DSW base. This gorgeous shade of blue has very nice fibrous details, complimenting the wonderful walnut DSW dowel base.
The Eames shell series chairs really don’t 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 versions were introduced by Herman Miller a little later using fabrics and textiles designed by the esteemed designer Alexander Girard.
The used ultramarine shells are in good condition, with no visible crack or marks. As a vintage shell, the colour is still very much exceptional, though there is some parts of the shells that are more faded, further pictures are available and are recommended. The shell comes with a newer, used walnut base that will provide good stability.
The 'S' Summit Herman Miller logo indicates that the chair was manufactured between 1959-1989.
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 Ultramarine colour is considered as highly desirable, especially as the chair is still in a good and sturdy condition, therefore making this chair a superb investment.