Parchment 3rd Generation Zenith Vintage Eames DAX Arm Shell Chair
A rare, third generation Zenith parchment Eames arm shell is made rarer by sitting on an original, black, X base creating a real statement piece. The flawless finish of the aged shell really comes to life when seen upon the black base.
Zenith Plastics were the first factory Eames used to produce the shell chairs and were only used for a short period before moving to Herman Miller. The X base was one of the first bases introduced for the shells and, though it looks somewhat plainer than the likes of the Eiffel or wooden base, the solid and highly versatile nature of the X base has meant it has remained a popular choice for these particular shells.
A third generation Zenith in such good condition is very hard to find and this particular version is excellent for its age.
The X base is as solid as the day it was produced but has wear common for its age.
Eames shells vary in terms of investment value due to so many factors. The age, origin and colour of the shell coupled with its condition are key aspects along with the originality of the base the shell is upon. Since this is a third generation Zenith top, in such great condition, sat upon an original X Base, this chair will prove to be a great investment piece.