Navy Blue Herman Miller Original Vintage Eames DSW Side Shell Chair
This is a used, original, vintage yet excellently aged navy blue Herman Miller Eames side shell chair, complete with natural, used, walnut wood DSW dowel base. This iconic chair has a deep, ocean blue tones which compliments well with the beautiful walnut base, a colour that is a must-have for a very colorful interior.
The Eames shell series chairs really don’t need any introduction. With early prototypes beginning in the late 1940s, 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 versions were introduced by Herman Miller a little later on using fabrics and textiles designed by the esteemed designer Alexander Girard.
This used navy blue with walnut dowel base is in a good vintage condition but there is a small chipped area at the top of the back rest. The base is a newer base, therefore it has great stability. Please note, the wood is slightly darker than in the pictures and they are finished with black feet, not white. The shell is slightly lighter than in the listing. Further images are recommended and available upon request.
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 navy is an exceptionally beautiful and desirable colour, and the price reflects this.