Salmon Herman Miller Original Eames DAR Arm Shell Chair
This original Herman Miller Eames salmon arm shell has a distinctive patina produced over its long years resulting in a very unique DAR dining arm chair.
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.
Time has given this shell a distinctive shade to the seat which looks marvelous, especially with its unique back. The shell has had a well-used, well-loved life and does show this, it is still sturdy and strong but the colour has faded differently in different places, price does reflect this.
The used DAR base is still sturdy with only natural wear expected with being used.
The ‘C’ and star logo dictates the shell was made at the Herman Miller Cincinnati factory.
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 unique colour of this particular top may not be as bold as its original but its unique finish should mean it will gain interest, if not financially, artistically.
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