Brown Set (4) Herman Miller Original Eames Upholstered DSR Dining Side Shell Chair
A set of vintage Herman Miller Eames white shells emboldened by their Alexander Girard-designed brown polynit upholstery and sat on some newer, used DSR bases. The soft fabric gives this chair an extra warm feeling which contrasts the stark metal of the DSR base perfectly creating a great example of this iconic chair.
The Eames shells require little introduction with prototypes beginning in the late 1940s, production began in 1950. Arm shells were the first to be produced and the side shells were introduced in 1952/1953.
Alexander Girard was commissioned to help design a wide variety of upholstery finishes for both the side and arm shells, providing an alternative to the standard fiberglass shells and expanding the buying options for these chairs.
The side shells are in good vintage condition with the shell displaying no cracks or dents though the fabric is markedly aged and may be lifting in some areas, there may be some small cuts in some of the fabric, further pictures are available upon request.
The ‘S’ inside the circle stamp signifies the shell originates from Herman Miller’s Summit Plastics factory.
The Eames shells are a great investment piece, but many factors affect how valuable they are. The origin of the shell, its age and even the colour can have an effect on its value. The condition of the upholstery and shell on this particular chair aids with its investment value.