‘Cross Patch’ Herman Miller Original Yellow Eames Upholstered RAR Arm Shell Chair
A mesmerizing piece. A vintage yellow Eames and Herman Miller arm shell has been adorned in this beautiful original ‘Cross Patch’ fabric designed by Ray Eames herself. Sat upon its used dark wood 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 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 arm shell is in good condition with only some natural wear expected with age. The revitalized fabric finish has no lifts or tears and the shell displays no cracks or dents.
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.
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