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An example of the continuing evolution of this iconic design. This original Eames shell chair design has been updated by Herman Miller producing it in plastic. This barstool may not necessarily be an original Eames design, but to move with the times the original producer, Herman Miller, have made it to adorn your home.
Whilst using an original design, the movement to plastic originates from the late 90s when the shells were re-introduced by Herman Miller but they moved away from the traditional fiberglass reinforced plastic to solid polypropylene plastic instead. Perhaps a contentious point to purists and enthusiasts, the plastic shell has remained a popular choice since its introduction; though Herman Miller did re-introduce the fiberglass finish from around 2013 alongside these, and have even offered this new style of base with it.
The shell is in good used condition. There are some natural marks around the edging, expected with being used, but the plastic shell is in good condition with no cracks or dents.
The gorgeous black base does show some signs of use too, but it is still strong and sturdy and really works well with the green.
The embossed logo on the underside of the shell indicates it is a Herman Miller produced shell.