Red Herman Miller Original Eames DSW Dining Side Shell Chair
What a simply fantastic chair! This excellent example of an original Eames red DSW side chair for Herman Miller is in great vintage condition and looks amazing. Coupled with the deep walnut newer, used, dowel base, it creates that perfect combination of a rich red on bold wood that works in nearly any environment!
As the shell chair’s popularity grew, Herman Miller introduced new colours, expanding the versatility of the chairs. Red was one of the colours introduced which, through the refined dyeing process, was an excellent finish with its rich deep colour. The highly fibrous finish of the shell indicates it is an older version and they help with the distinctive finish of the shell.
The shell is in great vintage condition. The deep colour is gorgeous though there are natural signs of wear consistent with its age and there may be some slight surface scuffs and marks that differ on each shell – this is one of a few that we have – but further images are available before purchase.
The newer, used, walnut DSW base is in good condition too with some minor signs of use around the bottom of the legs.
The ‘Herman Miller’ logo inside of the rectangular outline indicates this shell was produced between 1980 and 1993. There is, again on some but not all of the shells, a date label that indicates they were produced in 1989.
The Eames shell chair collection has fast become highly coveted pieces. Of course, as with most vintage pieces, their age, originality and condition can all affect the investment value of them. The shell chairs are also influenced by their colour. Being a great example of a deep red shell – which is rather hard to find – this chair should be a reasonable investment piece.