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Model of PSCA-36 Shell

Charles Eames, Ray Eames

Rather than sketch ideas for a chair, Ray and Charles liked to be hands-on and work with the material directly to iterate. As a result, there are very few sketches of chairs from this time. This shell is an early prototype for the Side Chair. The earlier iteration is also in the collection.

The Summit logo (“S” inside a circle) and the Herman Miller logo and word mark are embossed on the underside of the chair.

  • Manufacturer: Herman Miller, Inc.
  • Medium:Fiberglass, leather
  • Dimensions:17 x 19 x 18 in. (43.2 x 48.3 x 45.7 cm)
  • Design Date:1968
  • Item:2019.2.274