Orange Hopsack Herman Miller Original Vintage Orange Eames DSR Side Shell Chair
A rather rare combination. This original Eames and Herman Miller orange side shell is finished in a gorgeous orange hopsack courtesy of Alexander Girard; creating a perfect chair when seen on its used black DSR ‘Eiffel’ base. This unique combination is hard to find and especially in such good condition!
The upholstered versions of the Eames shells were designed from the Eames’s great personal friend Alexander Girard, who became the head of textiles at Herman Miller. Girard was meticulous when it came to his work, producing many various textile designs which were also used as wallpaper.
Herman Miller faithfully reintroduced the fiberglass shell and with it maintained the upholstered options for them. The options available are still numerous, available in various fabrics in various colours.
This is a great example of a very unique finish. Most upholstered shells utilised either white, black or greige shells but occasionally stunning pieces such as this were produced which use coloured shells with selected upholstered finishes. This particular piece is in good vintage condition with no cuts, tears, cracks or dents.
The ‘C’ with the star logo on the underside of the shell indicates this shell originates from Herman Miller’s Cincinnati factory.
An Eames shells is a coveted piece. A simultaneous artistic piece whilst being an ergonomic design has helped maintain their interest. Of course, factors such as age, condition and even colour can affect how much interest these pieces gain with original Zenith pieces commanding a respectable price. A rather novel version such as this should prove to be a good investment piece as finding coloured shells with matching upholstery in such good condition is difficult.
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