Terracotta Set (4) Herman Miller Original Eames DSW Side Shell Chairs

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Product Description

A perfect vintage Eames side shell for Herman Miller. These terracotta DSW chairs have an exceptional deep colour complimenting the dark wood of their bases. The colour of the shells can be seen as orange, but seen in the ‘flesh’ the subtle red tone can be seen in the colour, creating some truly beautiful versions of the iconic shell 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.

Individual Characteristics

In great vintage condition, small signs of use around the edges, as expected with age, but the colour is exemplary and there are no cracks or dents.

The ‘H’ logo dictates these shells are contract Herman Miller shells. These also sport the elusive ‘Flame logo’ which has sparked much speculation about its origin and meaning.

Investment Details

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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