Orange Herman Miller Original Eames DAR Arm Shell Chair
A vibrant orange original authentic Eames fiberglass arm shell for Herman Miller on a used black metal DAR eiffel base. The bright orange shell has a wonderful deep colour with fantastic clearly seen visible fibers. A really nice and desirable example.
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.
A newer version of the shell chair, the condition is exemplary.
The logo dictates the shell was made at the Herman Miller factory in Michigan.
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. Newer shells will take longer to grow in value but will always retain their price and this deep orange version will always be desirable.