Red Herman Miller Original Eames Black DAW Dining Arm Chair
A great example of an original Herman Miller Eames black arm shell chair with red fabric by Alexander Girard on its newer, used, black DAW dowel base; perfect. The deep red finish compliments the black shell resulting in a classic look; furthered by the stark black of the dowel base.
The arm shell was the first of the molded fiberglass chairs Charles and Ray perfected and, with the help of Herman Miller, it saw amazing commercial success. The shells were produced alongside a wide variety of bases, ensuring the versatility of the chair was achievable. The base this particular chair is on was one of the Eames’s earliest options for their chairs and works well within the home or office environment.
For an ex-display model this is in great condition. The upholstery is not lifting and there are no cracks or dents in the shell.
The original base does show some signs of being used, but is still strong and sturdy and still looks good.
The embossed logo on the underside of the shell indicates this is a newer example of the classic Eames DAW chair.
Eames shell chairs widely range in respects of being investment prospects. The age of the shell coupled with its condition greatly affect this alongside the colour, the factory of origin and whether or not it comes with its original base. As an all original piece this is great, though newer, it should gradually see some investment interest due to the wonderful combination it boasts.
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