Purple Black Pair (2) Herman Miller Original Vintage Black Eames DSW Dining Side Chairs
A pair of restored, vintage, black Eames Herman Miller side shell chairs in Alex Girard purple and black fabric are great on their used, newer, black DSW bases. The chairs still look super modern today with the stark black of the base adding to the rich colours of the shell creating stunning versions of these chairs.
The shell chair saw much success mainly through its adaptability and almost indestructible design. The introduction of a range of colours and, a little later on, upholstered options, ensured their popularity grew. This popularity maintained until the 80s, but since then has seen a resurgence.
This is a great example of a very unique finish. The black shells are in good vintage condition with no cracks or dents and the renewed fabric is in good condition too with no cuts or tears.
The ‘Herman Miller’ oblong embossed logo indicates the shells were some of the last shells produced by Herman Miller before they stopped production.
An Eames shells is a coveted piece. A simultaneous artistic piece whilst being an ergonomic design has helped maintain their interest. Of course, factors such as age, condition and even colour can affect how much interest these pieces gain with original Zenith pieces commanding a respectable price. A rather novel version such as these should prove to be good investment pieces.
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