Deep Red Herman Miller Original Vintage Eames DSS Side Stacking Shell Chair
What a simply fantastic chair! This excellent example of an original Eames red DSS side chair for Herman Miller is in great vintage condition and looks amazing. Sat upon its original DSS base, this chair really is a striking statement piece! The deep red has not been marred by time and it is available on its own or as a pair.
As the shell chair’s popularity grew, Herman Miller introduced new colours, expanding the versatility of the chairs. Red was one of the colours introduced which, through the refined dyeing process, was an excellent finish with its rich deep colour. The highly fibrous finish of the shell indicates it is an older version and they help with the distinctive finish of the shell.
The shell is in great vintage condition. The deep colour is gorgeous though there are natural signs of wear consistent with its age.
The original DSS base is in good condition too.
The ‘S’ within the circle on the underside of the shell indicates it originates from Herman Miller’s Summit Plastics factory.
The Eames shell chair collection has fast become highly coveted pieces. Of course, as with most vintage pieces, their age, originality and condition can all affect the investment value of them. The shell chairs are also influenced by their colour. Being a great example of a deep red shell – which is rather hard to find – this chair should be a reasonable investment piece.
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