White Set (4) Herman Miller Original Vintage Eames DSW Side Shell Chairs
Where can a set of original white Eames for Herman Miller side chairs on used oak wood ‘DSW’ bases be used? The versatility of the vintage shells says anywhere. White is the perfect neutral colour for any colour scheme and with their complimenting oak bases, they are great statement pieces and iconic design.
The success of these chairs has been proven by the continuous production time they have seen. From their origin in the 1950s, new bases, upholstered variants and even adapted variants such as the La Fonda ensured these chairs have cemented themselves in the history books with their iconic and versatile design. Upholstered versions were introduced in the late 1950s when Alexander Girard was commissioned to help design them and new bases found their way under the shells over the many years they have been produced.
The shells are in good vintage condition, there are no signs of chips or dents on the body of them but the edges have natural wear expected with age and the white has not been faded over time. There is some age shown through some ingrained dirt, but this can be reduced with a bit of cleaning.
The ‘S’ inside the circle logo indicates these shells originate from Herman Miller’s Summit Plastics Factory.
The investment value of the shell top series depends upon many factors such as the age of the shell, the age of the base, the rarity of the shell colour, the factory of origin and, of course, the condition. The good vintage condition of these shells should mean they prove to be satisfactory investment pieces.