Brown Herman Miller Original Eames RAR Arm Shell Chair

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Product Description

A used, original brown Herman Miller Eames arm shell with a natural, wooden dark walnut rocking base, completing this beautiful iconic RAR chair. The combination of the arm shell and the RAR base matches the overall warm, chocolate tones- a perfect addition to a modern interior.

The Eames shell series chairs really do not need any introduction. With early prototypes beginning in the late 1940s, production began on the Eames' dream of 'chairs for the masses' in 1950 with the arm and then the sides later in 1952/53. The original and vintage fiberglass chairs were so versatile and so modern that they only increase in popularity as the years go by.

Whilst the newer tops were somewhat bolder in colour, Herman Miller endeavored to retain the ‘Fibrous’ look of the shell which can still be seen on this great example.

Individual Characteristics

This brown arm shell contains some marks, consistent with its age and usage, but maintains great stability and colour overall. The RAR base does differ slightly from the picture, as the armchair comes with a newer walnut RAR base. Further images are available upon request. 

Investment Details

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 chair serves as a good investment simply because of its unique shade of brown- you won't find such a gorgeous and fibrous armchair anywhere else!