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A great original purple vinyl Herman Miller Eames white ‘DSR’ dining side chair by Alexander Girard looks fantastic on the black, newer, used DSR ‘eiffel’ base. The original finish of the shell is great, bringing an extra level of colour to the Eames shells whilst adding an extra level of comfort to them too!
Alexander Girard, a lifelong friend of the Eames’s, was the textile director at Herman Miller and was more than happy to introduce new upholstery options for the Eames shell chairs, offered in either vinyl, fabric or a ‘two-tone’ finish which combined the two. This extra level allowed the already versatile shell chair to be even more so with the massive range of colours, patterns and finishes this offered.
This is a great example of a very unique finish. The white shell is in good vintage condition with no cracks or dents though the original vinyl finish does show more signs of age on it.
The ‘C’ with the star logo indicates this is an original Herman Miller shell produced in their Cincinnati Milicron factory.