Light Parchment Herman Miller Eames Original DSW Side Shell Chair
An example of an original light parchment Herman Miller Eames fiberglass shell chair, with brilliant fibrous details, complete with a natural, walnut DSW base. This particular parchment is of a lighter shade of parchment, almost a cream-like colour, and it would look fantastic with a minimalist interior.
The Eames shell series chairs really don’t need any introduction. With early prototypes beginning in the late 1940s, 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' fibres in the shell itself. Upholstered versions were introduced by Herman Miller a little later using fabrics and textiles designed by the esteemed designer Alexander Girard.
As with many vintage shells, it does display some marks consistent with its age, however the overall condition is good for such a vintage shell. Being a lighter colour, there could be some ingrained age to it which may require further cleaning. The very top of the backrest at the back does display a bit of a chipped area to it, price does reflect this and further pictures of this and the chair's underside and seating are available upon request.
Please also note that the colour of the base may differ slightly from the picture, as the walnut is slightly darker than the one pictured.
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. This parchment colour chair is very popular, making this chair is definitely a must-have if you consider its vintage quality.