Navy Blue Herman Miller Original Eames Upholstered Blue RAR Arm Chair
A newer example of an amazing navy blue Herman Miller Eames arm shell chair finished in matching blue upholstery and sat on its dark wood used, newer, RAR base. This is a great example of the re-introduced fiberglass series by Herman Miller which was released from 2013. The novelty of this shell is in its use of a coloured shell; not frequently used on the vintage versions, the use of a coloured shell adds a new perspective to the chairs when combined with the massive array of upholstery finishes still available.
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 used condition. It does show signs of its being used but the fabric is in great condition with no cuts or tears and the wonderfully fibrous blue shell has no cracks or dents in it.
The embossed logo on the underside of the shell indicates this is a newer, re-introduced, Herman Miller shell.
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 good condition of the shell and upholstery, coupled with its’ colour, on this particular chair aids with its investment value.
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