Yellow 1st Generation Zenith Vintage Original Eames DAX Arm Shell Chair
An example of used 1st Generation Light Yellow Zenith Arm shell chair, with a Black, Original DAX base. Zenith shells are considered a rarity, and this yellow zenith arm shell is no exception- it has managed to retain its bright, citrus colour for over 70+ years!
The earliest shells from Zenith were, in some ways, the experimental phase in the shells’ production. The first generation rope-edged shells were only around for a couple of years before the mould was changed. After this, a multitude of embossed logos, labels and different sized shock mounts found their way under the shells until they found a standard format which was used by Summit Prime and Cincinnati Plastics.
The shell remains in good condition, although as with age, some areas have darkened or have faded- further images are available upon request. With this zenith shell, it has no major visible cracks and some age-related marks that are expected for its age.
The original silver DAX base displays a natural patina expected with age but is as sturdy as the day it was produced.
The Eames’s shell chairs have become highly coveted pieces. Their popularity has helped ensure their continued production today. As with many things, their investment value is determined by many numerous factors, but the main ones are age, condition, originality and colour. You would not find a 1st generation zenith this fibrous and at this price elsewhere!