Walnut Pair (2) Herman Miller Original Eames Plywood DSR Side Shell Chairs
The original idea the Eames had in mind. These all original Herman Miller walnut molded plywood DSR chairs are extremely stylish and are real statement pieces! Due to limitations at the time, the curved shape of the shell could not be realized in molded plywood, but thanks to modern technology, now it can be!
The traditional design we are used to seeing is the iconic – and highly successful – fiberglass version of these classic chairs and their popularity is undeniable. Following the re-introduction of the fiberglass version, Herman Miller also offered the design in a range of natural wood finishes featuring black finished ash, natural ash, walnut – as seen here – and santos palisander.
These wonderful examples of a very unique chair are in very good used condition. Only found in the US, they will prove to be some great pieces to add to any collection. The walnut is gorgeous with its distinctive grain and only displays light signs of use along the top and around the edges.
The original DSR bases are in a similarly good, used, condition.
The black rectangular label on the underside indicates these are original Herman Miller shells produced from 2009.
The investment value of these beautiful chairs depends on many factors: the age and condition of the shell, the rarity of its colour, the age of the base and where the shell was produced. Only found within the US, these chairs are definitely a rarity and, with them realizing the dream the Eames’s had for their original design, they should prove to be some rather good investment pieces.