Navy Blue Herman Miller Original Vintage Eames DSW Side Shell Chair
The combination of the inky, fibrous, navy blue original Herman Miller fiberglass Eames side shell with its light maple wood DSW base looks amazing. A rare colour to find, especially one that has not faded over time, this gorgeous seat top simply draws the eye into its deep colour and leads it around the rich fibers which are flecked throughout. Available on its own or as a pair, this chair will embolden any space it is placed into and will prove to be an easy conversation starter.
The Eames shells were produced in the 1950s, with early prototypes of the armchairs beginning in the late 1940s, and have continued to be a highly popular piece of art and furniture. The earlier versions of the arm and side shells are defined by their highly fibrous finish whilst later versions displayed a bolder colour. This particular chair displays a network of fibers, crisscrossing all over the shell which helps define it as an earlier version of the side shell.
The deep colour of this shell really is exquisite since it has not been bleached over time. With only some light markings common with age, this shell is otherwise in very good condition.
The ‘S’ inside the circle suggests this shell originates from Herman Millers’ Summit factory.
Eames shells are very popular pieces, not only as chairs but as design pieces. Their value is determined by many various factors but the ones that are usually the first to define its value are the age of the shell, its factory of origin, the colour of the shell and, of course, its condition. This shell is in great condition and the colour is exceptional for its age. It should prove to be great investment piece.