Eames for Herman Miller Fiberglass DSW Shell Chairs c.1958-1965



This is an original 1950s Eames fiberglass shell chair with original model sticker in Seafoam Green. Stamped with the "Early Cincinnati Milacron (Mercedes) dates it 1958-1965. All shock mounts are in good shape and several have been replaced.

Priced for a shell price as the base needs replacing.

  • CREATOR Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller.
  • DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1958-1965
  • MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Molded Fiberglass, Walnut, Metal.
  • CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor blemishes. The base is structurally sound but is very noisy and needs replacing.
  • DIMENSIONS H 31.25 in. W 18.50 in. D 22 in. Seat Height 17.50 in.


The Eames Fiberglass Side Chair was introduced in 1951, a year after the original "shell" chair with arms was offered for sale. The back and seat of these chairs are made of a single piece of molded fiberglass contoured to the shape of the human body. 

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