Blue Herman Miller Original Vintage Eames Blue RAR Rocking Arm Chair
An original, vintage and rather unique example of the iconic Eames RAR rocking chair by Herman Miller which is finished in a brilliant blue vinyl on blue shell. Sat upon its used, newer, RAR base, this is one of the most desirable versions of the Eames fiberglass chair series produced and this chair is no exception.
The arm shell was the first of the molded fiberglass chairs Charles and Ray perfected and, with the help of Herman Miller, it saw amazing commercial success. The shells were produced with a wide variety of bases, ensuring the versatility of the chair was achievable. The head of Herman Miller’s design department, Alexander Girard, was approached to design upholstered finishes for both the side and arm shells; he produced a vast range of choices with different colours and fabric/vinyl finishes to choose from.
The blue upholstery is original and in good vintage condition with no lifts or tears; some aged signs of use may be present, but much of this should be removable with a small clean. The blue shell is remarkable too though does display a very small dent on the underside of the shell, but this will not be visible when the chair is mounted. IT MUST ALSO BE STRESSED THAT, CONTRARY TO THE IMAGES, THE EDGING ON THIS PARTICULAR SHELL CHAIRS IS BLUE, NOT BLACK.
Varies slightly from the picture, the RAR base is brand new with the rocking base of light ash wood, making this chair sturdy and of higher quality.
Eames shell chairs widely range in respects of being investment prospects. The age of the shell coupled with its condition greatly affects this alongside the colour, the factory of origin and whether or not it comes with its original base. Being an excellent example of an original upholstered chair, this should be a reasonable investment piece.
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