Orange Herman Miller Vintage Eames Upholstered RAR Arm Shell Chair
A wonderful example of a used, newer, orange, original, upholstered black Eames arm shell chair on a brand new RAR base for Herman Miller is in good condition. The colour of the Alexander Girard designed fabric compliments the deep black of the shell which, in turn, compliments the dark wood of the RAR rocking base.
The number of upholstered variants available was numerous. Factoring in the colour of the shell and the range of fabrics used, the range of colourful options for these iconic chairs really helped bolster the versatile nature of the chairs. Herman Miller would also, upon request, use fabric choices provided to them to upholster these iconic chairs.
The shell on this beautiful chair is in great vintage condition with no chips, cracks or dents. The bright orange fabric is in generally good condition. It could benefit from a clean but there are no cuts or tears.
The new RAR walnut wood base differs from the picture shown above, it is of a more chocolate colour, and as it is new the base is very sturdy and strong.
The embossed logo on the underside of the shell indicates this is a newer example of the iconic Herman Miller shell.
The Eames shell chairs are highly sought-after. Whilst relatively common as a chair, the range of colours and finishes of the shells means each one has become its own unique version of these iconic pieces. Of course, factors such as age, condition, colour and even factory of origin help with the investment value aspect of these shells, but a good condition vintage shell is always a reasonable investment. With this being a great colour and finish for this chair it should be a slow but steady investment piece.
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