Red Herman Miller Vintage Original Eames Upholstered DSW Side Shell Chair
Here we have the upholstered Eames Herman Miller Side shells in a nice red Alexander Girard fabric on a dark walnut colour DSW dowel leg base.
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.
The fiber shells are in great vintage condition with no cracks, chips or defects.
The used DSW base is in good condition, with only some natural wear expected with being used.
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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