Eames DSX Fiberglass Shell Chairs for Herman Miller - Vintage Turquoise

We have 2 in stock.

What is it?

The 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?

This one of the most rare colors of all!

These Eames chairs are some of the best condition we have seen! The stamp is also one of the best in our opinion the flame logo seems to be of a mystery still to many and all the ones we have ever seen appear to have more silver fibers. The embossed Herman Miller logo accompanies it. The chairs are in amazing vintage condition, there are barely any marks sustained through the years, certainly no cracks or chips on the edges. The shockmounts appear to be in great condition and the legs are original 'H base. We have 3 reamining. 

The turquoise is quite a collector’s item and you can see why, they are bright and beautifil and make themselves known in any room, these have been some of the hardest colors to find and thus the high price tag. 
Where will it fit?

H 31.75" W 18" D 21" Seat H 17.25"