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Fiberglass Side Shell

Charles Eames, Ray Eames

The collection has several color-test samples from different fiberglass manufacturers. This test sample for the color Crimson reveals threaded screw holes and masking tape, suggesting this shell was used for prototyping a new idea.

A removed rectangular sticker, “SMC, Part B, TRB 1051-62” handwritten on a white rectangular sticker, an embossed Cincinnati Milling Machine Company logo (“C” with a six-pointed star), and an embossed Herman Miller logo and word mark are on the underside of the shell.

  • Manufacturer: Herman Miller, Inc.
  • Medium:Fiberglass, tape
  • Dimensions:17 x 18 1/2 x 18 in. (43.2 x 47 x 45.7 cm)
  • Design Date:1952
  • Credit Line:All images courtesy of Eames Office
  • Item:2019.2.302