Electric Blue Herman Miller Original Vintage Eames DSX Side Shell Chair
An electric blue vintage authentic Eames fiberglass side shell chair for Herman Miller on an original silver metal DSX base looks truly electrifying. The electric blue shell has a wonderful vibrant colour with fantastic clearly seen visible fibers. A really nice and desirable example.
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.
This particular chair has had a bit of a hard life. There is a crack on the front of the seat which does impair the shell visually. Though it does affect its appearance the integrity of the chair is not affected.
The ‘S’ inside the circle indicates the shell was made at the Herman Miller’s Summit Plastics factory.
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. The vibrant colour of this particular top and sat upon an original DSX base is a great combination, even if unfortunately its investment value has been impaired.
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