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Some coveted original Eames for Herman Miller lemon yellow fiberglass side shell chairs are always popular since they work effortlessly with any interior décor. These particular tops are invigorated by the stark black stained oak used newer, DSW bases they are sat upon which really bring the yellow out in all its glory!
The side variant of the iconic shell chairs was the second version to be produced and was done so in 1952/53. One of the original colour choices for the shells, yellow is perhaps slightly more common than the elephant grey and seafoam colours but this does not inhibit its popularity.
These particular shell’s colours have mellowed over time but is a consistent finish. The highly fibrous finish is wonderful and more noticeable when seen closely and there are no cracks or dents, just the expected wear and gentle scuff marks expected around the edging.
The ‘C’ with the five pointed star on the underside indicates these are Cincinnati Plastics shells produced by Herman Miller between 1965 and 1978.