Red Herman Miller Vintage Eames Upholstered PSC-4 Shell Chair
A unique vintage Eames and Alexander Girard inspired red upholstered Shell by Herman Miller on original contract base will make an especially exciting purchase. This particular shell looks very professional with its black shell and red vinyl upholstery which has extra padding in the back-rest and on the seat to increase the comfort it offers.
The Eames’s asked Alexander Girard to help develop a wide range of upholstery finishes for the much coveted ‘plastic’ shells they had designed. The variety produced provided new colours and fabric finishes to the tops and this particular version includes the rarer padded underside making it the perfect office/contract chair.
With its rare padded upholstery and black shell, this top really is gorgeous piece to own. Some light restoration work will bring the whole shell back to its former glory.
The contract base is in perfect working order and only needs a clean-up.
The ‘S’ inside the circle indicates this shell was produced in Herman Miller’s Summit factory.
Eames shells are always a popular item, but there are many factors which determine their investment value. The age of the shell, the colour of it and the factory it came from all play a part along with the originality of the base. With this shell being a rare ‘thick-pad’ upholstered version on original contract base, it should prove to be a very good investment.