Brown Herman Miller Original Eames RAR Arm Shell Chair
This gorgeous, original brown Herman Miller fiberglass arm shell by Eames works nicely with its brand new, walnut RAR rocking base creating a beautiful chair. A niche colour, it is not always everyone’s first choice, but, with its rich colour the shell works nicely anywhere as a statement piece!
This top represents the spectrum of colours the Eames Chairs came in. The diversity of the design was emboldened by the range of colours the shells were made available in – with the addition of custom colours, or contract colours, when large orders were placed. The inclusion of upholstered options, with the design help from Alexander Girard, widened the options further, helping to cement the popularity of the Eames shell chair.
As a vintage shell it is in good condition for its age. There are some natural signs of use and its age but the colour is still exceptional and there are no cracks or dents.
The picture of the base varies slightly since the new RAR rocking base is made of walnut wood as opposed to the dark wood, which is slightly lighter with beautiful natural grains.
The ‘S’ inside the circle on the underside of the shell indicates it was made at Herman Miller’s Summit Plastics factory.
Eames Shells are always a coveted piece, but their investment value is determined by many disciplines. The older the shell, for example, will add to its investment value along with the rarity of the colour, the age of the base and the origin of production. This shell is a great example of a used chair means it should already be a reasonable investment piece and it will steadily appreciate.
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