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Form Follows Formulation

Fiberglass Side Shell

Charles Eames, Ray Eames

Pink was a contract color; the minimum order was fifty chairs. Ray and Charles wanted to ensure that a customer would take enough of an unusual color to make production cost-effective. This particular shell was never mounted to a base, suggesting that it was a color test sample.

A Herman Miller logo is embossed on the underside of the shell. “H.M., Pink, 00317-2” is handwritten on a circular sticker on the front edge.

  • Manufacturer: Herman Miller, Inc.
  • Medium:Fiberglass
  • Dimensions:17 x 18 x 18 in. (43.2 x 45.7 x 45.7 cm)
  • Design Date:1952
  • Credit Line:All images courtesy of Eames Office
  • Item:2019.2.287