‘Jacobs Coat’ Herman Miller Vintage Eames DSW Side Shell Chair With Alexander Girard Upholstery

We have 8 in stock.

Product Description

A combination of a vintage Herman Miller Eames DSW Dowel side chair beautifully upholstered in original Alexander Girard fabric called Jacobs Coat.

This chair, complete with a used dark wood DSW ‘dowel' base is so visually stunning and a true work of art. It fuses together the work of two of Herman Miller's most esteemed designers (and friends) Charles Eames and Alexander Girard.

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.

Individual Characteristics

The fiber shell is in great vintage condition with no cracks, chips or defects.

The Alexander Girard fabric for Herman Miller is in a great condition with no defects and no lifting.

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. An excellent example of a lovely combination such as this represents a good value investment.