Orange Herman Miller Original Eames Upholstered DSR Side Shell Chair
A vintage edition of a Herman Miller produced, Eames white side shell is emboldened by its Alexander Girard designed orange vinyl and is sat on a used DSR base. The vinyl finish is easy to clean whilst looking stunning with its deep orange complimenting the white of the shell and bouncing off the silver of the base.
The Eames shells require little introduction with prototypes beginning in the late 1940s, production began in 1950. Arm shells were the first to be produced and the side shells were introduced in 1952/1953.
Alexander Girard was commissioned to help design a wide variety of upholstery finishes for both the side and arm shells, providing an alternative to the standard fiberglass shells and expanding the buying options for these chairs.
The side shell is in an aged condition but does not show any signs of tears or rips, though some slight lifting may be present around the stitching area.
The ‘C’ with the star logo denotes this shell was produced in Herman Miller’s Cincinnati factory between 1965 and 1978.
The Eames shells are a great investment piece, but many factors affect how valuable they are. The origin of the shell, its age and even the colour can have an effect on its value. The chair is in a good vintage condition and should be a reasonable investment piece.