1 x Herman Miller Vintage Original Eames Upholstered Blue/White Arm Shell on RAR base
Here is a fantastic vintage original Eames rocking chair arm shell sporting upholstery from Alexander Girard of Herman Miller in blue Naugahyde with white shell. 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 vintage condition.
The fiber shell is in great vintage condition with no cracks, chips or defects.
The upholstery is in good vintage condition, does have some age related marks, the odd scuff but no major defects and no lifting. A professional clean too would likely restore it.
S in circle denotes the 'Summit' Herman Miller factory in Michigan.
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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