Orange Herman Miller Original Eames RAR Arm Shell Chair
This highly fibrous, deep orange original Herman Miller Eames arm shell is stunning, especially on the used dark wood RAR base – perfect for any home. To find a vintage orange shell as rich in colour as this is hard and one with such wonderful fibres is even better!
The history of the Eames shell is well known. The diversity of the chair is the making of its own success but when it comes to the vintage chairs it is not just the revolutionizing design that captures the interest it is also the colour. Whilst orange is one of the more common colours that were produced, the nature of it meant that vintage shells aged in a unique way. Prime examples, of course, are those that retain a strong colour.
This particular shell is gorgeous. The deep burst of orange is delicately balanced by the flecks of the fibres, indicating this is an older shell. On its used RAR base, this chair will prove to be a bold statement no matter where it is placed.
There is no denying the shell has retained its deep colour, standing the test of time well. There are some natural signs of wear commonplace with its age but the shell is in overall great vintage condition.
The double triangle logo indicates this is from Herman Miller’s Summit Plastics factory.
The investment value of Eames shells depends on so many varying factors. The age, condition, colour and even originality of the base can all help determine the investment value of the shell. Orange is a slightly more common version of the iconic shell, but with the deep orange of this particular chair, the investment value should rise steadily.
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