‘Eames Dots’ Herman Miller Original Greige Eames Upholstered RAR Arm Shell Chair

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Product Description

This original Eames and Herman Miller greige arm shell has been revitalized with the original ‘Eames Dots’ fabric designed by Ray Eames herself! This beautiful combination makes a fantastic chair when seen on its used RAR rocking base creating the perfect piece for any environment.   

The design of the shell has changed very little over the many years it has seen a 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.

Individual Characteristics

This Eames dots upholstered rocking chair is in a used condition, the fabric does show signs of age and will require some cleaning. The fabric has lifted from the shell, further images are available upon request. The rocking base is still fantastic and provides excellent stability. 

The fabric is coming out of the edging in one section, but this may well be repairable with some upholstery glue.

The ‘CPi’ stamp signifies the shell originates from Century Plastics Incorporated, a re-birth of the original Zenith Plastics factory.

Investment Details

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.