Lemon Yellow Herman Miller Original Vintage Eames DSW Side Shell Chair
A much coveted original Herman Miller lemon yellow Eames fiberglass side shell chair is always popular since they work effortlessly with any interior décor. This particular top is invigorated by the dark maple DSW base it is sat upon. One of the original colour choices for the shells, yellow is perhaps slightly more common than the elephant grey and seafoam colours but this does not inhibit its popularity.
The side variant of the iconic shell chairs was the second version to be produced and was done so in 1952/53. The arm shell was the first one to be produced in 1950 from the combined force of Zenith Plastics and Herman Miller.
This particular shell has retained its colour remarkably well considering their tendency to fade over time. There are some age related marks to the chair, expected with its age and mostly around the edges. It does display a small repair on the seat back - price does reflect this.
The stamp on the underside of the shell indicates this was produced in 1957, potentially indicating it was produced in the Venice factory, that which became the ‘Eames Office’.
The Eames shells range in their investment value depending upon many factors. The condition, age, colour and even origin of the shell can affect the price of each shell. As this is one of the original colours its investment value is more reasonable than some shells and it should see a steady increase over time.
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