All Black Herman Miller Original Eames RAR Rocking Arm Chair

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Product Description

This is an excellent example of an original Herman Miller Eames black arm shell chair finished in a gorgeous black upholstery. Sat upon its used dark wood RAR base, this chair is a fantastic version of the iconic classic chair.

The arm shell was the first of the shells to be produced and came in one of four colours, yellow, parchment, greige and elephant hide grey. The shell gained popularity and, after some years in production, Herman Miller opened up the option for contract colours; colours that could be supplied when a large order was placed. The introduction of upholstered versions, with the help of Alexander Girard, increased the available options dramatically and, ever forward thinking, Herman Miller also allowed customers to supply their own fabrics to finish their chosen shells in.

Individual Characteristics

This beautiful shell is an excellent example of a used newer version. There are no lifts or tears in the fabric and the shell is in great condition.

The logo on the underside of the shell indicates this is a newer version of the iconic Eames shell chair.

Investment Value

Herman Miller has faithfully re-introduced the fiberglass versions of the Eames’s shell chairs. Though newer, the fiberglass shell has a strong history behind them. This may mean the initial value of this shell is lower, but being such a fantastic version this shell could be a good investment piece.

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