Grey Herman Miller Vintage Eames Upholstered White RAR Arm Shell Chair
A beautiful bluey grey and white Herman Miller original Eames arm shell with Alexander Girard designed fabric and used RAR base make a fantastic rocking chair. The hard-wearing naugahyde fabric with its sumptuous colour complimenting the white of the shell creates a truly eye-catching statement piece which also provides a comfortable way to relax.
The first versions of these tops were designed as early as the 1940s and once they had begun production in 1950 with the arm shells, and their popularity grew, Herman Miller with the Eames’s requested the design director, the famous Alexander Girard, to help design a wide range of upholstered coverings for the iconic shells. Girard’s designs were numerous, as was his style, and he used a mixture of fabrics and vinyl (and sometimes combined the two) to create a wondrous array of upholstery finishes for Herman Miller and for Eames’s shell chairs.
The naugahyde 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. Some vintage marks expected with its age.
The ‘S’ inside the circle logo indicates the shell originates from Herman Miller’s Summit Prime 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 very unique finish and should prove to be a very respectable investment piece.
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