Purple Black Set (4) Herman Miller Original Vintage Black Eames DSW Dining Side Chairs
A set of wonderfully restored vintage black Eames Herman Miller side shells feature original Alexander Girard purple and black check fabric which still looks modern today. The shell sits on used, newer, black DSW Dowel Bases, complementing the rich colours and creating some stunning versions of this iconic chair.
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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