Turquoise Herman Miller Original Vintage Eames LAR Lounge Arm Chair
A vintage, Herman Miller Turquoise Eames arm shell chair on its original LAR ‘Cats Cradle’ base is a rather special find and makes the perfect collectors piece. The bright turquoise green colour has not been marred by time and the steel of LAR base has a beautifully aged patina giving it a rustic feel.
The history of these chairs has been well versed, along with their versatility, and they are very popular today due to this. This particular example lives up to the original ambition of Charles and Ray since it is one of the earlier, original production style and are still as strong as the day it was made. Older versions of the tops are denoted by their highly textured fibrous finish in the tops.
The arm top is in a good vintage condition. The pigment is excellent with little to no fading and the shell does not display any cracks or dents.
The original LAR base, as said, does display signs of its age but it is in very strong, sturdy condition.
The ‘S’ inside the circle denotes this chair originates from Herman Miller’s Summit Plastics factory.
The investment value of the Eames’s beautiful chairs depends on many factors: the age and condition of the shell, the rarity of its colour, the age of the base and where the shell was produced. Whilst all of the shell chairs are viable investments, this particular piece is a great example of a rather rare all original LAR chair which should see this being a great investment piece.