Parchment 2nd Gen Herman Miller Vintage Original Eames DAX Arm Shell Chair
This is a used, original Parchment fibreglass arm shell, on a vintage, black DAX base. This gorgeous 2nd generation parchment arm shell is a perfect collector piece for those looking for more subtle colour. For a chair that was manufactured around the 60s, it has retained the colour remarkably well.
The second generation of shells only saw the change in the moulding process. No longer was the rope edged mould used, instead it was changed to the smoother mould that was used consistently from that point. This meant the rope-edged marks on the side of the shell disappeared and it became more like the shell Charles envisioned when he designed the fibreglass shell.
This used shell has aged well, with slight fading in the colours. It does appear to have a very faint shock mount bleeding, and further images are available upon request. The used black X base does need a bit of cleaning but is still very much in good condition.
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. A classic piece at such an affordable price, you wont find this elsewhere!