Elephant Grey Herman Miller Original Vintage Eames DSW Dining Side Shell Chair
An iconic, vintage, original, Herman Miller Eames Elephant Grey dining side shell looks great on its own dark wood DSW dowel base making a great designer chair! One of the original colours, elephant grey is always popular thanks to its neutral tone allowing it to blend into any modern, classic or mixed environment.
The ability to blend and work in nearly any environment is what secured the fame for this design. The chairs were offered with a wide variety of bases and colours which saw them fit perfectly in any space from home to work to public sector effortlessly! This versatility meant the chairs saw consistent production for over 40 years and has since prompted them to be produced again in fiberglass by Herman Miller.
The chair is in very good condition for its age. There are no chips or cracks and only a general clean may be needed. The chairs price reflects its good condition.
The patent label on the underside of the shell – this is from a set of 5 so each shell may differ slightly in respects to how much of this is left – dates the shell as being from 1956-1959.
The dowel base was sold with the shell; it is believed to be a reproduction one of medium quality standing, there are aged marks to it.
The investment value of these beautiful chairs depends on many factors: the age and condition of the shell, the rarity of its colour, the age of the base and where the shell was produced. Whilst all of the shell chairs are viable investments, this piece rates higher due to its colour – harking back to the original shells produced.