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Some simply fantastic chairs! These excellent examples of original Eames red DSW side chairs for Herman Miller are in great vintage condition and look amazing. Coupled with the deep black newer, used, dowel base, they create that perfect combination of a rich red on bold black that works in nearly any environment!
As the shell chair’s popularity grew, Herman Miller introduced new colours, expanding the versatility of the chairs. Red was one of the colours introduced which, through the refined dyeing process, was an excellent finish with its rich deep colour. The highly fibrous finish of the shell indicates it is an older version and they help with the distinctive finish of the shell.
The shells are in great vintage condition. The deep colour is gorgeous though there are natural signs of wear consistent with their age and some interesting patina finish through aging present meaning these shells have a very unique character they are waiting to bring to your chosen location!
The newer, used, black DSW bases are in good condition too with some minor signs of use around the bottom of the legs.
The ‘C’ with the star on the underside of the shells indicates they originate from Herman Miller’s Cincinnati Milacron factory. The remains of the patent label on the underside of the shells indicate these shells were produced between 1964-1978. Please be aware, as there are a number of these shells the presence of the patent label may vary from shell to shell.