Dark Ochre Herman Miller Vintage Eames RAR Arm Shell Chair
A fantastic example of an original Herman Miller vintage Eames dark ochre arm shell has retained its rich colour and is complimented by the dark wood RAR base. A much sought after colour, this particular shell has managed to retain its deep opulent colour, making it an even more coveted version of this iconic chair.
The history behind the Eames shell has been well versed and their ties with Herman Miller helped develop a wide range of products. The shell chair being one of their earlier works, and a successful one at that, enabled them to explore other mediums such as film producing.
Due to the coveted nature of the iconic shell chair, Herman Miller faithfully re-introduced the fiberglass version of the shell in the 2000s and maintained a diverse selection of colours – echoing the original shells.
For a vintage ochre shell this chair is in excellent vintage condition. The rear of the chair has developed a distinctive patina but has retained its deep colour and there are no cracks or chips in the fiberglass.
The used RAR base is in good strong condition though notable signs of use are present as would be expected.
The ‘C’ with the star logo on the underside of the shell indicates it originates from Herman Miller’s Cincinnati factory.
As a vintage piece, Eames shells’ are much coveted. Understandably, their age, condition and even colour affect how much of an investment piece these design icons are. Being an excellent example of an arm shell this chair automatically gets a three star rating, but with the exemplary colour, it should prove to be a modest investment piece.
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