Salmon Set (4) Herman Miller Original Vintage Eames DSW Side Shell Chairs
These are genuine salmon Eames original side shell chairs for Herman Miller which look amazing on their used dark wood DSW bases. Many shells that are defined as salmon are faded orange shells but these particular shells are actually finished in salmon, why, because we have multiple of them all the same colour.
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.
In great vintage condition, small signs of use around the edge, as expected with age, but the colour is exemplary and there are no cracks or dents, though one shell does have a crack on the edge of it - price does reflect this.
The ‘C’ with the star logo indicates these shells were produced at Herman Miller’s 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 strong vibrant and rare colour of these particular tops will help maintain steady interest.
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