Black Vinyl Herman Miller Original Eames Upholstered Black RAR Arm Shell Chair
A vintage edition of the Herman Miller produced, Eames black arm shell is emboldened by its Alexander Girard designed black upholstery and dark wood RAR base. The vinyl finish is easy to clean whilst looking stunning with its deep black finish on its matching black shell.
The Eames shells require little introduction with prototypes beginning in the 1940s, production began in 1950. Arm shells were the first to be produced and the side shells were introduced in 1952/1953.
Alexander Girard was commissioned to help design a wide variety of upholstery finishes for both the side and arm shells, providing an alternative to the standard fiberglass shells and expanding the buying options for these chairs.
The arm shell is in very good condition for its age with only some light marking expected with age. An hour or so of cleaning will help reduce this.
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.