Yellow Pair (2) Herman Miller Original Vintage Eames DSW Side Shell Chairs
Some bright yellow, original, authentic Eames fiberglass side shell chairs for Herman Miller on used, newer, golden oak DSW dowel bases, a desirable combination. The striking yellow shells have a wonderful deep colour with fantastic clearly seen visible fibers which are enhanced by the rich colour of the dowel bases.
The Eames shell series chairs really do not need any introduction. With early prototypes beginning in the late 1940's, production began on the Eames' dream of 'chairs for the masses' in 1950 with the arm and then the sides later in 1952/53. The original and vintage fiberglass chairs were so versatile and so modern that they only increase in popularity as the years go by.
Fiberglass originals always have a base colour and gorgeous 'visible' fibers in the shell itself. Upholstered version were introduced by Herman Miller a little later on using fabrics and textiles designed by the esteemed designer Alexander Girard.
As used vintage versions of the shell chair, the condition is mostly good for their age, but some of the shells do display small cracks in them – further pictures available upon request and price does reflect this.
The ‘S’ within the circle logo dictates these shells were made at Herman Miller’s Summit Plastics factory.
Eames Shell Chairs vary from 1 to 5 stars for investment. The reasons depend on so many factors but mainly the condition, the rarity of the colour, the originality of the base, the age and of course the maker are those that determine. Bright yellow is a slightly rarer colour to find for these iconic shells and though the condition does mar the investment value slightly, they should still prove to be great conversation starters!