The cobalt blue is a rare colour with fantastic clearly seen fibres. This chair will fill any space it is placed into and will prove to be an easy conversation starter. The Eames shells were produced in the 1950s, with early prototypes of the armchairs beginning in the late 1940s and have continued to be a highly popular piece of art and furniture. The earlier versions of the arm and side shells are defined by their highly fibrous finish whilst later versions displayed a bolder colour. This particular chair displays a network of fibres, crisscrossing all over the shell which helps define it as an earlier version of the side shell.
This rare chair was produced over half a century ago and with the cobalt blue finish, it has become increasingly rare. It does feature an aged mark on the seat section along with a couple of aged scratches too, the price reflects this and pictures can be provided upon request. The newer, replacement Herman Miller maple DSW base is in good used condition. The ‘S’ stamp signifies the shell originates from Herman Miller’s Summit Plastics factory.
The Eames shell chair collection is a much-coveted piece of their work. As with most vintage pieces, their investment value is determined by age, condition and rarity; in this case colour. With Eames chairs, this is also boosted by their originality. This chair is in good condition for its age. This should prove to be a very reasonable investment piece.
|Dimensions||55 × 47 × 79 cm|
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