My husband and I just found this extremely devastated example of the Eames for Herman Miller DCM chair. It fortunately still retains much of its label, however, the rest of the chair has seen some things. It seems as if someone had rather haphazardly attached upholstery to the seat, and the nails have rusted through the wood. The top was removed and appears to have been painted red, then reattached upside down. Someone else noted they thought it may be red aniline, but I thought that was a dye and therefore shouldn't be chipping off?
Our most pressing concern is the shock mounts that are detached from the base. We aren't sure what kind of adhesive will be the best choice to re-attach, or if there are other ways.
We are looking at all options but want to bring this poor chair back to life. It was only $15 and we wanted to save it from a chalk paint demise, as it was at an antique festival. If we can get it back as original as possible, that would be excellent. Any suggestions are very welcomed, thank you!