Eames for Herman Miller Fiberglass Side Chair on Wood 'Eiffel' DSW Base - Ochre
What is it?
The Eames shell chair that we know today was originally supposed to be made out of plywood, which incidentally are now in production by Herman Miller today. In the 1940’s the Eameses were trying to create a single-shell plywood form, but had to settle for separate molded plywood panels for the back and seat, this design would later become the Eames Molded Plywood Chair.
Two years later, they produced a single form shell chair made out of metal for the “International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design.” However the prototype was too costly to produce, so new materials such as plastic reinforced with fiberglass, a material that could be molded with ease and produced cost effectively and so the shell chair was born!
First released in 1950 and the first mass produced plastic chair! Through the years, color, height, base variations, and choices of upholstery have changed and been discontinued. This results in some designs being rarer that others and some colors a lot more desirable.
What's special about this one?
We have a few of these Eames DSW Chairs available and as you would expect each chair has its own characteristics, all are in great vintage condition without any chips or cracks and the fiberglass patina is consistent to the one pictured. Shock mounts have been replaced and the chair is ready to go. The base is a newer reproduction version of the Eiffel DSW Dowel Leg dining height and one of our personal favorites!
Where will it fit?
H 31.75" W 18" D 21" Seat H 17.25"