Bright Red Herman Miller Vintage Original Eames Upholstered DSR Side Shell Chair
A gorgeous, original, bright red upholstered by Alexander Girard on Eames’s white side shell for Herman Miller makes a fantastic chair sat upon its used white DSR Eiffel base. This beautiful combination creates a rather amazing chair that makes a great statement piece!
The Eames shell series chairs really do not need any introduction. With early prototypes beginning in the late 1940's, production began on the Eames' dream of 'chairs for the masses' in 1950 with the arm and then the sides later in 1952/53. The original and vintage fiberglass chairs were so versatile and so modern that they only increase in popularity as the years go by.
Fiberglass originals always have a base colour and gorgeous 'visible' fibers in the shell itself. Upholstered version were introduced by Herman Miller a little later on using fabrics and textiles designed by the esteemed designer Alexander Girard.
The fiber shell is in great vintage condition with no cracks, chips or defects.
The original Alexander Girard fabric for Herman Miller is in a great condition with no defects and no lifting. It is not unexpected to find the odd mark on fabric of this age but a clean should suffice.
Herman Miller logo band denotes manufacture at Summits Plastic in Kalamazoo, MI.
Eames Shell Chairs vary from 1 to 5 stars for investment. The reasons depend on so many factors but mainly the condition, the rarity of the colour, the originality of the base, the age and of course the maker are those that determine. Excellent examples of a lovely combination such as this represent a good value investment.
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