1 x Herman Miller Original Eames Navy Blue Fiberglass Arm Shell on RAR Base
The colour combination of this Eames Arm Rocking chair by Herman Miller is absolutely stunning. The dark blue shell is a gorgeous colour with lovely fibers, sure to look amazing anywhere it sits. The chair comes with a used RAR base that is not the original but is perfect for the chair.
The Eames shell series chairs really do not need any introduction. With early prototypes beginning in the late 1940's, production began on the Eames' dream of 'chairs for the masses' in 1950 with the arm and then the sides later in 1952/53. The original and vintage fiberglass chairs were so versatile and so modern that they only increase in popularity as the years go by.
Fiberglass originals always have a base colour and gorgeous 'visible' fibers in the shell itself. Upholstered version were introduced by Herman Miller a little later on using fabrics and textiles designed by the esteemed designer Alexander Girard.
In great condition.
The fiber shells are in great condition with no cracks, chips or defects. There is a white mark on the inner side that appears to be part of the fiberglass.
The base is used but has no real signs of such.
Eames Shell Chairs vary from 1 to 5 stars for investment. The reasons depend on so many factors but mainly the condition, the rarity of the colour, the originality of the base, the age and of course the maker are those that determine.
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