Orange 'Two-Tone' Herman Miller Vintage Eames Upholstered RAR Greige Arm Shell Chair
This is a rare example of a Herman Miller original Eames greige arm shell with a ‘two-tone’ orange upholstery with fabric seat pad designed by Alexander Girard. Sat upon its light wood, black frame RAR base this arm shell would make a fantastic addition to any home or chosen space.
The early versions of these tops were designed as early as the 1940s and once they had begun production in the early 1950s and their popularity grew, Charles and Ray approached the famous Alexander Girard to help design a multitude of upholstered coverings for the iconic shells. This particular example sports a vinyl backrest and arms and a fabric seat pad giving the top a unique finish.
The ‘two-tone’ upholstered finish of this arm shell makes it a more unique version of the extremely popular shell chairs and with an hour or two of cleaning the shell will be gleaming again.
The ‘S’ inside the circle places the shell as originating from Herman Millers’ Summit 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 all play a role along with the originality of the base it is sat upon. This particular top is a unique finish and once cleaned up should prove to be a very respectable investment piece.