Parchment 1st Generation Zenith Original Vintage Eames DAX Dining Arm Chair
This is a vintage, original and classic Zenith Rope Edge Eames parchment arm chair with original black X base creating the iconic fiberglass DAX dining armchair. This is the perfect opportunity to own an excellent example of the iconic Eames chair in all of its original glory and being in a great vintage condition too!
The ‘X’ base was one of the original options available for the dining arm chair and, upon its release, there were three options available; the LAX, or Low X base, the SAX, or Standard X base, and finally the DAX, or Dining X base. These meant the chair, with the chosen base, could cater for a range of environments, be it the living space to the kitchen/dining area. The base eventually changed into the ‘new’ ‘X’ base which was shaped more like the letter ‘H’ instead.
The shell has aged well, its colour has faded a little but is still fantastic, with no cracks and scratches. This 1st Generation zenith arm shell has a full checkered label, suggesting that it was manufactured around the 1950s -further images are available upon request.
The base is a used vintage base and will require some cleaning. Otherwise, it is in very good condition and provides excellent stability.
The Eames’s shell chairs have become highly coveted pieces. Their popularity has helped ensure their continued production today. As with many things, their investment value is determined by many numerous factors, but the main ones are age, condition, originality and colour. As a great example of this vintage classic, it will prove to be a good investment piece.