Black Herman Miller Original Vintage Eames DSW Side Shell Chair
A striking example of an original Herman Miller Black Eames fiberglass shell dining chair on a used, newer, walnut DSW dowel base makes an iconic design piece! The bold combination of black shell on dark wood base creates a fantastic example of this chair which will make a great addition to any household environment.
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.
With its bold colour, this chair would make a great statement piece for your chosen location. This rarely used piece has barely seen sunlight as the distinct lack of marks on the shell. The shells are now in the narrow mount position; the images are of the shell chairs themselves but the mounts have been moved; further images can be provided.
The 'S' within the circle logo dictates the shell was made by Summit Plastics and the patent label suggest it was made between 1964-1978.
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. This great example of this rather rare colour will prove to be a good investment piece.