White Vintage Pair (2) Herman Miller Original Eames DSW Side Shell Chairs
Where can a pair of original white Eames and Herman Miller side shells on dark wood DSW bases be used? The shells’ versatile design says it can be anywhere. White is the perfect neutral colour for any colour scheme, it effortlessly compliments any pattern you may have whilst the iconic design of the shells blended with the used dark wood of the DSW bases mean they will quietly be a statement piece no matter where the chairs are sat.
The success of these chairs has been proven by the continuous production time they have seen. From their origin in the 1950s, new bases, upholstered variants and even adapted variants such as the La Fonda ensured these chairs have cemented themselves in the history books with their iconic and versatile design. Upholstered versions were introduced in the late 1950s when Alexander Girard was commissioned to help design them and new bases found their way under the shells over the many years they have been produced.
The shells are in good vintage condition, there are no signs of chips or dents on the body of the shells but the edges have natural wear to them and the white has not been faded over time.
The ‘S’ within the circle indicates these shells originate from Herman Miller’s Summit Plastics factory.
The investment value of the shell top series depends upon many factors such as the age of the shell, the age of the base, the rarity of the shell colour, the factory of origin and, of course, the condition. The good vintage condition of these shells should mean they prove to be a satisfactory investment piece.