Herman Miller Vintage Original Eames Ochre Fiberglass DSW Dowel Side Shell Chair
A very nice vintage original Herman Miller side shell top in Ochre sitting on a light coloured DSW dowel base which really compliments the visual appeal. The ochre colour, also often called buttermilk, is a really warm colour and very desirable.
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 a really nice vintage original condition.
in a lovely vintage original condition. Of course 50+ year old shells have a patina expected with age but there are no cracks or major chips. Chair sits on a newer used DSW dowel base in light maple..
The circled S logo denotes its origin as the 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. Nice Ochre shells are very desirable and therefore you can expect their value to always grow.
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