Olive Green Herman Miller Vintage Original Eames DSW Side Shell Chair
A vintage, original, Olive Green Eames side shell chair, with a used walnut DSW dowel base creating the perfect dining chair combination. The Olive Green shell is like no other- the deep, lush shade compliments well with a natural walnut DSW base, creating a rather unique combination.
The Eames shell series chairs really don’t 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 versions were introduced by Herman Miller a little later on using fabrics and textiles designed by the esteemed designer Alexander Girard.
This olive green side shell chair is in great vintage condition, small signs of use as expected with age, but the colour is exemplary and there are no cracks or dents. The newer, replacement Herman Miller DSW bases are in good used condition.
The ‘S’ stamp signifies the shell originates from Herman Miller’s Summit Plastics factory.
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. The vibrant and distinct colour of this particular top will help maintain steady interest