Herman Miller Vintage Original Eames Orange Fiberglass DAR Eiffel Arm Shell Chair
A fine orange Herman Miller vintage original Eames arm shell on the classic metal Eiffel base in black. A wonderful combination of deep orange hue and black metal makes this super chair a very desirable piece.
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 great 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 DAR base in Black.
The 2 overlapping triangles denotes its origin as the Summit Plastics factory. Date stamp is smudged but is likely 1959.
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. Lovely vintage condition shells in desirable colours like these will always retain and grow their value.
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