Brown Herman Miller Vintage Eames Upholstered RAR Greige Arm Shell Chair
A rare example of a brown and greige Herman Miller original Eames arm shell with Alexander Girard designed fabric makes a bold statement piece on its RAR base. The combination of the hard-wearing brown hop-sack, striking greige shell and used dark wood RAR base will make for a fantastic addition to any home.
The early versions of these tops were designed as early as the 1940s and once they had begun production in the early 1950s and their popularity grew, Herman Miller’s design director was approached, the famous Alexander Girard, to help design a multitude of upholstered coverings for the iconic shells. This particular example sports an interesting fabric seat pad and, on its greige shell, gives the top a unique finish.
The unique fabric is in very good condition with no lifts or tears. The shell too is in very good vintage condition with no scratches or dents.
The ‘C’ and star logo indicates the shell originates from Herman Miller’s Cincinnati factory.
The Eames Shell Chairs are a much coveted design piece and their investment value is determined by many various factors. The age of the shell, its colour and condition along with the factory of origin and even the originality of the base it is sat upon all play a role. This particular top is a unique colour combination and should prove to be a very respectable investment piece.