Orange Herman Miller Vintage Original Eames DSW Side Shell Chair

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Product Description

A Herman Miller Eames orange side shell sitting on a very nice used light maple DSW base is always a very popular and desirable combination.

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.

Individual Characteristics

Chair is actually in a decent ok condition. There are no cracks or chips. The chair's price reflects the marks that can be found on the top but some of these are paint and the rest are superficial as well. With an hour or two of simple resto this top could be made perfect again.

The star and crescent logo denotes the Cincinnati Milacron factory of origin.

Investment Details

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. Current investment may be one star as it will always retain its value but sprucing the top up will make it even more desirable.

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