Orange Herman Miller Original Eames DSW Dining Side Shell Chair
This is an original, vintage, orange Eames side shell chair for Herman Miller which looks amazing on its used, newer DSW dowel base finished in light maple wood. The unique nature of the orange shells offered by Herman Miller meant they would age in their own way creating a truly wonderful version of this chair!
The myriad array of colours the Eames fiberglass shell series was offered in helped propel them in finding their fame. The versatility of the chairs was seen not only in their interchangeable bases but also in the way their colour palate meant they worked in either home or professional spaces seamlessly.
In great vintage condition, small signs of use around the edge, as expected with age, but there are no cracks or dents. The colour was originally red/orange, but the gentle hands of time has resulted in the shell being slightly faded in its finish.
The patent label on the underside indicates the shell was produced between 1956 and 1959.
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. A staple in the Eames fiberglass shell series, this is a great way to begin your own collection with a reasonably priced chair.