Santos Wood Herman Miller Original Eames Moulded Wood DSR Shell Chair

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Product Description

The Eames’s dream was finally accomplished with this gorgeous original Herman Miller moulded santos wood DSR shell chair adorned with a used, newer, eiffel base. The Eames’s dream was to produce a single moulded wooden chair. Herman Miller managed to achieve this through modern technology creating this shell chair.

The Eames’s set out in the early 1940s to produce this moulded plywood chair. This interest in wood-work resulted in their aiding with the war effort by producing splints, but after the war was over they could get back to their dream; the moulded plywood chair. Their concerted efforts produced the gorgeous and incredibly comfortable plywood selection, the LCW, DCW, LCM and DCM. These iconic chairs were the closest they could get to their dream.

In ways, this helped with the production of the coveted fiberglass shell chairs, being a more pliable material. Herman Miller finally solved the issue of maintaining strength whilst bending wood and produced a range of these fantastic wooden side shells.

Individual Characteristics

As a newer chair, the condition is good; it does show some slight scuff marking at the back of the seat and does also have a small knocked area on the side of the edging; further images are available upon request and the price does reflect this.

The grain of the shell may differ slightly to the one in the images. 

The sticker on the underside of the shell indicates it is a newer example of the Herman Miller produced chair.

A truly amazing version, this chair is very difficult to find outside of the USA and this particular version being in such condition and on its original base will make a great piece to own.

Investment Value

A very unique version of the Eames’s iconic shell. The successful realisation of their dream has been masterfully done and the initial value of these chairs are greater than the standard fiberglass versions. It would not be surprising to see this chairs’ value increase as collectors who understand the significance of its construction seek them alongside its being in such a fantastic and rich wood.