Green Herman Miller Original Eames Upholstered Greige RAR Arm Shell Chair
A vintage, Herman Miller produced, Eames greige arm shell is bolstered by its Alexander Girard designed dark green vinyl upholstery and used RAR base. This is the perfect combination for any dining room, the vinyl finish is easy to clean whilst looking stunning with its rich shade of dark green complimenting the greige of the shell.
The Eames shells arm shell was introduced in 1950 with the side variant introduced in 1952/1953. As popularity grey for the iconic shells, new bases were introduced, helping to maintain the versatility of the chair, and Herman Miller’s design director, Alexander Girard, was commissioned to design upholstered finishes for the shells.
Older shells display a very fibrous finish, showing through the colour. This particular example displays a wondrous spider-web of fibres, defining its age, and is adorned with Girard’s vinyl upholstery which gave it a very modern feel at the time of production.
The arm shell is in very good condition for its age with only some light marking along the edging common for its age. The vinyl upholstery is in remarkable condition with no cuts or lifting.
The ‘S’ stamp signifies the shell originates from the Summit Herman Miller factory.
The Eames shells are a great investment piece, but many factors affect how valuable they are. The origin of the shell, its age and even the colour can have an effect on its value. The condition of the upholstery and shell on this particular chair aids with its investment value.
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