Parchment Herman Miller Eames Original DSW Side Shell Chair
An example of a used, original, vintage Parchment Herman Miller Eames fiberglass dining side shell chair, complete with a newer natural maple DSW 'dowel' base. This creamy parchment colour compliments the maple base, a perfect combination for anyone wanting neutral tones to their 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.
This parchment DSW dining chair is of a vintage age, with some signs of usage around the seating and edges, and there is a section where there is a professionally repaired crack visible on the left side (when sat in) curve of the backrest on the seating side. Being a lighter colour, there could be some ingrained age to it which may require further cleaning. Further pictures of the chair's underside and seating are available upon request.
The 'S' summit stamp on the underside of the chair indicates that it was manufactured around 1959-1989.
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.