Blue Herman Miller Vintage Eames RAR Arm Shell Chair
A Herman Miller vintage Eames blue vinyl upholstered white arm shell on its used RAR base is a great find and addition to any home, office or collection. The upholstered edition of these iconic chairs are ergonomically perfect whilst being incredibly comfortable. With its wonderfully fibrous white shell and blue vinyl, this chair is perfect for any living space or as a reception room chair, truly envisaging Charles and Ray Eames’ desire to produce a chair for everyone and for almost any situation.
The arm shell was the first of the molded fiberglass chairs Charles and Ray perfected and, with the help of Herman Miller, it saw amazing commercial success. The shells were produced with a wide variety of bases, ensuring the versatility of the chair was achievable. The head of Herman Miller’s design department, Alexander Girard, was approached to design upholstered finishes for both the side and arm shells; he produced a vast range of choices with different colours and fabric/vinyl finishes to choose from.
The blue upholstery is original and in good vintage condition with no lifts or tears. The white shell is in good condition too with no dents or scratches.
The used RAR base is in good used condition.
The ‘S’ within the circle indicates this shell originates from Herman Miller’s Summit Plastics factory.
Eames shell chairs widely range in respects of being investment prospects. The age of the shell coupled with its condition greatly affect this alongside the colour, the factory of origin and whether or not it comes with its original base. Being an excellent example of an original upholstered chair, this should be a reasonable investment piece.
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