Pink Herman Miller Original Eames Upholstered RAR Rocking Arm Shell Chair
This is an original, Hot Pink Herman Miller Eames upholstered arm shell, with white porcelain fiberglass shell attached to a brand new walnut RAR dowel base. As this is a newer edition, this particular colour is only available in the third-generation re-issued version. The hot, lively upholstered pink fabric certainly would be a popular addition to a modernised home.
The Eames shells require little introduction with prototypes beginning in the late 1940s, production began in 1950. Arm shells were the first to be produced and the side shells were introduced in 1952/1953.
The RAR base was only available until 1968, after which they were only available to the employees of Herman Miller who were expecting children. It was customary for the employee to choose which top they wanted and, once they had done so, a birth plate with the name and birthday of the child was screwed to the back of the shell and the chair was gifted to the employees.
As with newer editions, Herman Miller Eames chairs continues to preserve its popularity through consistent designs with high-quality materials. This used arm shell has maintained its bright colour, with the upholstered fabric remaining in top condition with no visible or large tear. Moreover, the shell is in good condition with no cracks or dents evident.
Since the new base is made from beautiful warm brown walnut wood, it varies slightly from the picture.
The Herman Miller stamp indicates that this chair was produced around 2009 onwards.
The Eames shells are a great investment piece, although it is worth to note some factors that may affect the pricing of the chairs. For instance, the origin of the shell, its age, and even the colour can influence its value. The condition of the upholstery is still very much new, combined with the clean, white fiberglass shell and strong, sturdy RAR dowel base, makes this chair a very worthy of investment.