Yellow Herman Miller Original Eames Upholstered RAR Rocking Arm Shell Chair

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Product Description

An example of a used, original Herman Miller Eames armchair with brilliant lemon yellow vinyl upholstery, on a white, fibreglass shell. The yellow armchair compliments the light ash RAR, adding to the overall modern aesthetic. This rocking chair not only is iconic, but the newer used base provides excellent rocking stability. 

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.

Alexander Girard was commissioned to help design a wide variety of upholstery finishes for both the side and arm shells, providing an alternative to the standard fiberglass shells and expanding the buying options for these chairs.

Individual Characteristics

The arm shell is in good condition; there may be small marks on the vinyl, and it may require some cleaning. Otherwise, the overall condition of the chair is very good for its age. The RAR base is still very much stable. 

The ‘S’ inside the circle stamp signifies the shell originates from Herman Miller’s Summit Plastics factory.

Investment Details

The Eames shells are a great investment piece, but many factors affect how valuable they are. The origin of the shell, its age and even the colour can have an effect on its value. The condition of the upholstery and shell on this particular chair aids with its investment value.