Ochre Herman Miller Vintage Eames RAR Arm Shell Chair
This gorgeous, vintage, ochre Eames arm shell for Herman Miller on used light wood RAR base really will be a bold statement piece no matter where it is placed. The distinctive colour has not been marred by time, retaining its strong, bold finish and sat on its complimentary RAR base this chair works perfectly as a living chair.
The versatility of the Eames’s design ensured the shell chairs popularity and this was accomplished not only by the colours that were made available, and later with the introduction of the upholstery finishes designed by Herman Miller’s head of design, Alexander Girard, but also due to the bases available. The Eames’s quickly realized how adaptable their shell chairs could be and a range of bases suitable for all occasions were produced. From office bases with or without castors to ‘Low’ or lounge bases, this flexible and easily interchangeable format helped the shells reach this point of popularity.
The shell is in fantastic vintage condition with no chips or dents. The bold colour has not faded over time.
The ‘S’ within the circle indicates this shell originates from Herman Miller’s Summit Plastics factory.
Eames shells vary in terms of investment value due to so many factors. The age, origin and colour of the shell coupled with its condition are key aspects along with the originality of the base the shell is upon. This particular shell being such a rich shade of Ochre and being in good condition should prove to be a good investment piece.