Dark Orange Herman Miller Original Vintage Eames DSW Side Shell Chair

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Product Description

So, you need a dining chair? How about an original, wonderfully fibrous, orange Eames fiberglass side shell by Herman Miller on a used maple DSW ‘Dowel’ base? The deep orange shell has a wonderful vibrant colour with fantastic clearly seen visible fibers which are complimented by the light maple of the DSW base. 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.

Individual Characteristics

In great vintage condition, small signs of use around the edge, as expected with age, but the colour is exemplary and there are no cracks or dents.

The ‘H’ logo dictates the shell is a contract Herman Miller shell.

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. The strong vibrant colour of this particular top will help maintain steady interest.

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