Pink Herman Miller Original Eames White RAR Rocking Arm Chair
A vintage, original, example of an Eames pink upholstered arm shell chair by Alexander Girard for Herman Miller coupled with a newer, used, light ash RAR base. The deep pink finish compliments the white shell resulting in a classic look; furthered by the light colour of the RAR base.
The arm shell was the first of the molded fiberglass chairs Charles and Ray perfected and, with the help of Herman Miller, it saw amazing commercial success. The shells were produced alongside a wide variety of bases, ensuring the versatility of the chair was achievable. The base this particular chair is on was one of the Eames’s earliest options for their chairs and works well within the home or office environment.
The upholstery does show signs of its age but there is not any lifting and there are no cracks or dents in the shell.
The ‘CPI’ logo on the underside of the shell indicates this is a Century Plastics shell produced by Herman Miller.
Eames shell chairs widely range in respects of being investment prospects. The age of the shell coupled with its condition greatly affect this alongside the colour, the factory of origin and whether or not it comes with its original base. This aged example may not be an excellent investment piece but it will prove to be a good usable chair that should see some slow, gradual investment appreciation over time.