Red Herman Miller Vintage Eames DAX Arm Shell Chair
A Herman Miller vintage Eames red upholstered Arm shell on its original DAX base is a great find and addition to any home, office or collection. The upholstered edition of these iconic chairs are ergonomically perfect whilst being incredibly comfortable. Perfect for the dining table, living space or as a reception room chair, these wonderful pieces truly envisaged Charles and Ray Eames’ desire to produce a chair for everyone and for almost any situation.
The arm shell was the first of the molded fiberglass chairs Charles and Ray perfected and, with the help of Herman Miller, it saw amazing commercial success. The shells were produced alongside a wide variety of bases, ensuring the versatility of the chair was achievable. The base this particular chair is on was one of the Eames’s earliest options for their chairs and works well within the home or office environment.
There is a small crack located under the right-hand side (when sat upon) front mount which can be repaired with some epoxy glue; it does not affect the integrity of the chair. Price reflects this.
The upholstery is original and in good vintage condition, as is the base.
The ‘S’ within the circle indicates this shell originates from Herman Miller’s Summit Prime factory in Michigan
Eames shell chairs widely range in respects of being investment prospects. The age of the shell coupled with its condition greatly affect this alongside the colour, the factory of origin and whether or not it comes with its original base. The small crack is the only reason this shell is has a lower rating, once repaired, it will continue to grow over time.