Terracotta Herman Miller Vintage Eames RAR Rocking Arm Shell Chair
This is a used, Original Terracotta Herman Miller Eames upholstered arm shell chair, complete with matching Terracotta fibreglass shell, and a gorgeous walnut RAR rocking base. This fibreglass orange Terracotta shade looks absolutely fantastic against the chocolate walnut base, a perfect choice if you want a modern twist on an iconic Eames chair.
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 with a wide variety of bases, ensuring the versatility of the chair was achievable. The head of Herman Miller’s design department, Alexander Girard, was approached to design upholstered finishes for both the side and arm shells; he produced a vast range of choices with different colours and fabric/vinyl finishes to choose from.
The Terracotta upholstery is original and in good vintage condition with some small lifting-the price reflects this and there are further pictures available on request. Some aged signs of use may be present but this should be removable with a small clean.
The walnut RAR base is a new, used example with the rocking base of walnut wood, making this chair more sturdy and of higher quality.
Eames shell chairs widely range in respects of being investment prospects. The age of the shell coupled with its condition greatly affects this alongside the colour, the factory of origin and whether or not it comes with its original base. Being an excellent example of an original upholstered chair, this should be a reasonable investment piece.