Electric Blue Pair (2) Herman Miller Original Vintage Eames DSX Side Shell Chairs
A pair of electric blue vintage authentic Eames fiberglass side shell chairs for Herman Miller on their original silver metal DSX bases look truly electrifying. The electric blue shells have a wonderful vibrant colour with fantastic clearly seen visible fibers. A pair of really nice and desirable examples.
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.
These shells have had a bit of a hard life. They have unfortunately each got a crack; one at the front of the seat and the other on the side. Their colour is fantastic and they are still great examples of vintage shell chairs but sadly these issues do affect their appearance.
The ‘S’ inside the circle indicates the shells were 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. With their hard life these chairs will prove to be great pieces though sadly not great investment pieces.
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