All Black Herman Miller Original Eames DAR Arm Shell Chair
This beautiful deep black original Herman Miller Arm Shell top looks remarkable on its complimentary Black DAR Eiffel Base, creating a real statement piece. The Eames shell chairs are a well-known and much loved chair and this bold black chair is a perfect example as to why that is the case. The arm tops were the first of the shell chairs to be designed by Charles and Ray with prototypes beginning in the late 1940s.
Fiberglass original shells always had a base colour and were finished with the well-known fibrous look. This technique added to the deep colour of the shells, creating a textured finish which has helped make these chairs so desirable. Herman Miller expanded the range by including upholstered versions of the side and arm shells using fabrics designed by the famous Alexander Girard.
With this gorgeous top being a newer example, its condition is very good. There are some small marks which cleaning should remove but the shell is in great condition with no chips or cracks.
The logo found on the underside of the shells describes this top as originating from the Herman Miller Factory.
The investment value of the shell top series depends upon the age of the shell, the age of the base, the rarity of the shell colour, the factory of origin and, of course, the condition. As an example of Eames’s iconic chair, this top is beautiful. The new edition of the Herman Miller top will be a slow investment but should appreciate steadily.