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An original, vintage Herman Miller Eames Seafoam Side Shell on a beautiful used, newer, walnut DSW dowel base, making a very popular combination for this chair. One of the original colours Charles and Ray used when producing these chairs, this style of chair needs little introduction and it is easy to see why!
Original fiberglass shells are defined by their base colour which shows the vibrant fibers contained within the shell. This version of the Seafoam chair displays this perfectly. Herman Miller, with the design power of Alexander Girard, later introduced upholstered versions of the shells which were finished in either Girard’s own patterned fabrics or in vinyl.
Of course, 50+ year old shell tops have seen a lot in their time, but this example is in great condition considering this. There are signs of general use around the shell’s side, but that aids with the shells history. There are no cracks and the main body of the shell is in very good condition. There is some slight watermarking/aging on the seat of the shell, please ask for further pictures before purchasing.
The remnants of the stamp on the underside of the shell indicate this is a Summit Plastic shell from Herman Miller.