Ochre Dark Herman Miller Vintage Original Eames DSW Side Shell Chair
A striking example of an original, vintage darker ochre Herman Miller Eames dining side shell chair with a complimentary, iconic, new, used black DSW dowel base. This darker ochre has gorgeous fibrous details - it's not hard to see why it is a very good decorative piece to a modern interior.
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. The upholstered version was introduced by Herman Miller a little later on using fabrics and textiles designed by the esteemed designer Alexander Girard.
This DSW chair does display minor marks due to its age. However, the dark ochre colour still maintains its vibrancy. This chair as a whole is in fantastic condition, and the newer black DSW base provides excellent stability.
The later Cincinnati Milacron logo suggests this shell production was manufactured around 1969-1978.
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. Nice Ochre shells are very desirable and therefore you can expect their value to always grow.