1 x Herman Miller Vintage Original Eames Upholstered Blue/White Side Shells on Base Choice
This classic vintage upholstered Eames side shell sports dark ocean blue Alexander Girard fabric on a white top, sitting on the base of choice for the customer. The chairs are available either on the original DSS (stacking) base shown or one of our second hand DSW dark walnut bases.
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.
In great vintage condition.
The fiber shells are 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 these represent a good value investment.
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