Parchment 2nd Generation Zenith Vintage Original Eames DAX Arm Chair
An example of a used original vintage 2nd Generation zenith Fibreglass Herman Miller Eames arm shell chair in dark parchment colour and on an original black DAX ‘X’ base. This parchment arm shell has excellent fibrous detail, a great example of a 2nd generation design icon.
The second generation of shells only saw the change in the moulding process. No longer was the rope edged mould used, instead it was changed to the smoother mould that was used consistently from that point. This meant the rope-edged marks on the side of the shell disappeared and it became more like the shell Charles envisioned when he designed the fibreglass shell.
This used, second-generation parchment arm shell is in good, vintage condition, with signs of usage consistent with its age. There appear to be some discolourations on the arm of the shell, and the shell does require some cleaning, however, the overall condition remains very good.
The large shock mounts but no rope edge show this is a second-generation shell from Zenith Plastics.
The Eames’s shell chairs have become highly coveted pieces. Their popularity has helped ensure their continued production today. As with many things, their investment value is determined by many numerous factors, but the main ones are age, condition, originality and colour. As a great example of this vintage classic, it will prove to be a good investment piece.