Brown Herman Miller Original Vintage Eames RAR Arm Shell Chair
This gorgeous, original, brown Herman Miller arm shell by Eames contrasts nicely to its used light wood RAR rocking base creating a beautiful chair. A niche colour, brown is not always everyone’s first choice, however, with its rich deep colour the shell works with a wide range of environments, either standing out as a statement piece or seamlessly blending into its surrounding.
This top represents the spectrum of colours the Eames Chairs came in. The diversity of the design was emboldened by the range of colours the shells were made available in – with the addition of custom colours, or contract colours, when large orders were placed. The inclusion of upholstered options, with the design help from Alexander Girard, widened the options further, helping to cement the popularity of the Eames shell chair.
As a vintage shell it is in good condition for its age. There are some natural signs of use and its age but the colour is still exceptional and there are no cracks or dents.
The used base is in a good used condition.
The ‘C’ with the star on the underside of the shell indicates it was made at Herman Miller’s Cincinnati factory.
Eames Shells are always a coveted piece, but their investment value is determined by many disciplines. The older the shell, for example, will add to its investment value along with the rarity of the colour, the age of the base and the origin of production. This shell being a great example of a used chair means it should already be a reasonable investment piece and it will steadily appreciate.
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