Dark Orange Pair (2) Herman Miller Original Vintage Eames DSW Side Shell Chairs
So, you need a dining chair? How about a pair of original, fibrous, orange Eames fiberglass side shells by Herman Miller on a used maple DSW ‘Dowel’ bases? The deep orange shells have a wonderful vibrant colour with fantastic clearly seen visible fibers which are complimented by the light maple of the DSW bases. Some really nice and desirable examples.
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 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 shells are contract Herman Miller shells.
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 these particular tops will help maintain steady interest.
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