Yellow Herman Miller Original Vintage Eames RAR Arm Shell Chair
A lovely 60's authentic original lemon yellow Eames arm chair for Herman Miller on a newer RAR rocking base in a great vintage condition.
The Eames shell series chairs really do not need any introduction. With early prototypes beginning in the late 1940's, production began on the Eames' dream of 'chairs for the masses' in 1950 with the arm and then the sides later in 1952/53. The original and vintage fiberglass chairs were so versatile and so modern that they only increase in popularity as the years go by.
Fiberglass originals always have a base colour and gorgeous 'visible' fibers in the shell itself. Upholstered version were introduced by Herman Miller a little later on using fabrics and textiles designed by the esteemed designer Alexander Girard.
The fiberglass shell is in a nice vintage condition with a newer RAR base. Vintage shells show a patina expected with 50 years of use but there are no cracks or major chips at all.
Two triangles denotes the summit prime factory of origin.
Eames Shell Chairs vary from 1 to 5 stars for investment. The reasons depend on so many factors but mainly the condition, the rarity of the colour, the originality of the base, the age and of course the maker are those that determine. A nice lemon yellow version will always retain its current and grow its future value due to being very popular and desirable.
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