Orange Marmalade And White Herman Miller Eames Original DSR Side Shell Chair
This is a used upholstered Orange Marmalade Herman Miller Eames shell chair, complete with a newer black DSR base, also known as an "Eiffel Base". The warm, orange tones complement well with the off-white shell, and this combination makes this chair a fantastic addition to add to your dining room.
The upholstered versions of the Eames shells were designed with the help of the Eames’s great personal friend Alexander Girard, who became the head of textiles at Herman Miller and introduced the Eameses to Herman Miller.
Herman Miller faithfully reintroduced the fiberglass shell and with it maintained the upholstered options for them. The options available are still numerous, available in various fabrics in various colors.
This particular piece is in good condition, however, as with many vintage pieces, it is completely normal for this chair to have a few scratches and minor marks. The fabric may need some further cleaning and may be slightly lifting in some areas- images are available upon request.
The Herman Miller and the ‘S’ Summit logo indicated that it was produced around late 1959-1989.
An Eames shell 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 color can affect how much interest these pieces gain with original Zenith pieces commanding a respectable price. A second-generation DSR side shell with such a distinct color is absolutely worth the investment, especially considering that the base is relatively new.