Black Set (4) Herman Miller Original Vintage Eames DSW Side Shell Chair
A set of striking examples of original Herman Miller Black Eames fiberglass dining chairs on used, newer, walnut DSW dowel bases make some iconic design pieces! The bold combination of black shell on dark wood base creates a fantastic example of these chairs which will make great additions 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 their bold colour, these chairs 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 'S' within the circle logo dictates the shells were made by Summit Plastics and the patent label suggest they were 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. These great examples of this rather rare colour will prove to be some good investment pieces.