Parchment Herman Miller Original Vintage Eames PSCC Side Shell Chair
This is an original, vintage, cushioned version of a parchment Eames side shell chair for Herman Miller upon its original contract castor base. A more unique version of this chair, it sits between the standard fiberglass shells and the upholstered variants in its style. The two original cushions add extra comfort and support to the chair whilst retaining the original colour and finish of the shell.
The Eames shells originally begin as standard fiberglass shells which were first made available in the ‘arm’ variant and then the ‘side’ version was introduced too. Due to their popularity, Herman Miller introduced upholstered versions with the design helpings of Alexander Girard. It was also possible, when ordered in large quantities, to specifically request certain finishes and style of finish to the shells, which is where this variant was introduced.
The vintage shell is in good vintage condition, though there is a small part missing from the edging – pictured. The cushions are in good condition with no cuts or tears.
The original base is in good vintage condition too.
The ‘S’ within the circle indicates this shell was produced at Herman Miller’s Summit Plastics factory.
The Eames shell chair collection is a widely coveted and collected design. As with many things, however, there are numerous factors which determine the investment value of the particular piece. The age, condition and originality of the chair play a part in this as does the colour. With this being a more unique version of the shell chair collection, it should be a rather interesting investment piece.
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