Seafoam Set (4) Herman Miller Vintage Original Eames DSW Side Shell Chairs
A set of original, vintage Herman Miller Eames Seafoam shells on beautiful used, newer, walnut DSW dowel bases, makes very popular combinations of these chairs. 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!
Original fiberglass shells are defined by their base colour which shows the vibrant fibers contained within the shell. This version of the Seafoam chair displays this perfectly. Herman Miller, with the design power of Alexander Girard, later introduced upholstered versions of the shells which were finished in either Girard’s own patterned fabrics or in vinyl.
Of course, 50+ year old shell tops have seen a lot in their time, but these examples are in great condition considering this. There are signs of general use around the shell’s side, but that aids with the shells history. There are no cracks and the main body of the shell is in very good condition. The shells may be a little different to the actual shell in their shade so please ask for further pictures.
The base too is finished with black feet rather than white feet.
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. With these pieces being some very good condition of the Seafoam version, their investment value is reasonable.