I am new to this website following some research I have been doing into Eames shell chairs produced by Herman Miller. Clearly some highly knowledgeable folk in this community and I am excited to be a part of it!
I have recently acquired what I understand to be a DAX chair on a H-base presumably in near to original condition. The person I have bought it form states that it was used in a shop display and was gifted to them by a friend. Sadly they no longer have space for it.... all the better for me!
As you can see it is in a reasonable condition and I have no intention of removing the upholstery. Not knowing much about these chairs, I am curious to hear people's opinions on this one. I cannot pretend to be knowledgeable myself here, but from what I have read, the markings indicate it was manufactured in Cincinnati.
Does anyone have any particular knowledge regarding the upholstered versions of these chairs, particularly the edge trim? The advert for this chair say that the trim is leather, but as you can see from the photos, it is a tan brown/white gradient effect. I am yet to collect the chair so I have not seen it in person. Would I be right in thinking this is a plastic trim painted to look like leather? Was this a common treatment found on these chairs? All the pictures I have seen of similar chairs seem to have a solid single colour... .
The only slight negative I can see is the three holes in the base, but I figure that's rarely going to be seen so what the heck.
I would love hear what you all think. Good or bad. Any tips on cleaning up the rust marks on the base and cleaning/polishing up the fibreglass would be much appreciated.