Black on Black Vinyl Herman Miller Original Eames RAR Rocking Arm Chair
An example of a used, original black vinyl upholstery, enclosed on a black fibrous shell completed with a newer, used Walnut RAR base. The Black vinyl gives this armchair a very sleek and polished finish, which would make this chair perfect in a minimalist interior.
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.
This black-on-black Vinyl armchair is in a good condition. The shell may display some small lifting patches on the upholstery. Further images are available upon request.
Varies slightly from the picture, the RAR base is a newer, used one with the rocking base of gorgeous dark walnut 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.