Seafoam Herman Miller Vintage Original Eames DSW Side Shell Chair
An original, vintage Herman Miller Eames Seafoam Side Shell on a beautiful used, newer, black DSW dowel base, making a very popular combination for this chair. One of the original colours Charles and Ray used when producing these chairs, this style of chair needs little introduction and it is easy to see why!
This particular chair is a perfect example of the unique way in which these wonderful chairs age in their own special way. The colour, whilst evident, is subtly aged in the only way gentle use and the passing of time can do and makes this chair truly one of a kind in how it looks.
Of course, 50+ year old shell tops have seen a lot in their time and this example does display a small crack in the seat back which is photographed. There are signs of general use around the shell’s side, but that aids with the shells history. As defined, the colour has taken on its own unique hue which gives this chair a quirky character.
The ‘S’ inside the circle stamp on the underside of the shell indicate this is a Summit Plastic shell from Herman Miller.
Eames Side Shells are great investment pieces, but how much of an investment pieces relies upon multiple factors; the age of the shell, the rarity of the colour, the manufacturer, the originality of the base and, of course, the condition of the shell. Whilst this shell displays some slightly harder signs of life, it will be a great introduction into creating your own Eames collection.