‘Cross Patch’ Herman Miller Original Greige Eames Upholstered RAR Arm Shell Chair
A used, original Herman Miller Eames greige shell, which has been upholstered with a gorgeous, iconic 'Cross Parch' fabric designed by Ray Eames herself. The chair is completed with gorgeous newer wooden RAR rocking base. This chair really envisages the iconic design produced by the couple.
The design of the shell has changed very little over the many years it has seen the production, with only changes to the mounts and the introduction of the upholstered finishes being implemented. The design director for Herman Miller (and the Eames’s friend) Alexander Girard was approached to help design upholstered finishes for the side and arm shells. Girard was known for his extensive and dedicated approach to his work and, typical of his style, he produced a wide variety of options using fabric and vinyl for the Eames’s shell chairs.
The greige arm shell is in good, used conditions, with no cracks or major marks. The fabric is a little aged, and it does have some lifting- further images are available upon request. The rocking RAR base is of a newer model, therefore provides excellent stability.
The ‘S’ within the circle indicates this shell originates from Herman Miller’s Summit Plastics factory.
The Eames shells are a great investment piece, but many factors affect how valuable they are. The origin of the shell, its age and even the colour can have an effect on its value. The generally good condition of the shell and upholstery, coupled with its’ iconic upholstery, on this particular chair aids with its investment value.