Black Herman Miller Original Eames RAR Arm Shell Chair

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Product Description

A striking example of an original, newer, Herman Miller Black Eames fiberglass arm shell chair which looks amazing sat upon a used, newer, dark wood RAR base. The bold combination of black shell on dark wood base creates a fantastic example of this chair which will make a fantastic addition to any household environment.

The Eames shell series chairs really do not need any introduction. With early prototypes beginning in the late 1940's, production began on the Eames' dream of 'chairs for the masses' in 1950 with the arm and then the sides later in 1952/53. The original and vintage fiberglass chairs were so versatile and so modern that they only increase in popularity as the years go by. 

Fiberglass originals always have a base colour and gorgeous 'visible' fibers in the shell itself. Upholstered version were introduced by Herman Miller a little later on using fabrics and textiles designed by the esteemed designer Alexander Girard.

Individual Characteristics

With its bold colour, this chair makes would make a great statement piece for your chosen location. Both the used newer shell and the used base are in good used condition.

There is evidence of a professional repair on the right-hand side arm when sat upon. It has been done exceptionally well but is noticeable under very close inspection.

The logo dictates the shell was made at the Herman Miller factory.

Investment Details

Eames Shell Chairs vary from 1 to 5 stars for investment. The reasons depend on so many factors but mainly the condition, the rarity of the colour, the originality of the base, the age and of course the maker are those that determine. Being a newer variant of the iconic shell chair this piece may not see its investment value rise rapidly, but as a great version it should retain its value.

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