Dark Ochre Herman Miller Vintage Eames DSW Side Shell Chair
This gorgeous, vintage, original dark ochre Eames side shell for Herman Miller on its used DSW base really is a fantastic version of the iconic shell chair. The distinctive colour has not been marred by time, retaining its strong, bold finish and sat on the dark maple DSW base this chair works perfectly as a living or dining chair.
The shells were initially produced in 4 colours but with their success, more colours were made available. Dark ochre, especially like this excellent example, was introduced and proved to also be a success. Once Herman Miller took complete control of the production process, more colours were made available thus helping to establish the success the Eames shell chairs saw.
The shell is in fantastic vintage condition with no chips or dents, only natural wear expected with being nearly 50 years old. The bold colour has not faded over time.
The ‘S’ within the circle indicates this shell originates from Herman Miller’s Summit Plastics factory.
Eames shells vary in terms of investment value due to so many factors. The age, origin and colour of the shell coupled with its condition are key aspects along with the originality of the base the shell is upon. This particular shell being such a rich shade of Ochre and being in good condition it should prove to be a reasonable investment piece.
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