‘Speckled’ Blue Herman Miller Vintage Original Eames Upholstered DSR Side Shell Chair
A vintage Herman Miller and Eames side shell with Alexander Girards’ ‘speckled’ Blue upholstery is amazing on its used, newer, black DSR base making a perfect combination. A great piece of design history, this original shell has seen a lot and has been well loved throughout it all.
The Eames shells have barely changed through their long life, retaining their modern feel with flare. Throughout their production, however, the introduction of new bases to maintain the versatility of the chairs along with the coveted upholstered range designed with the help of Alexander Girard were introduced to ensure the chairs retained their modern look.
This particular top is in a well used but good vintage condition for its age, there are no signs of cracks or dents in the shell. The fabric is a little worn and does display some of its age but overall it is a good example of a vintage classic - price does reflect its age.
The ‘S’ inside the circle indicates this shell came from Herman Miller’s Summit Prime factory in Michigan.
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 factory of origin are some that can affect the value greatly. Excellent examples of a lovely combination such as this represents a good investment prospect.
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