Orange 3rd Generation Zenith Original Eames RAR Arm Shell Chair
This highly fibrous, vibrant orange original 3rd generation Zenith Eames arm shell chair is stunning, sat on the used walnut wood RAR base, perfect for any home. To find a vintage orange shell as wondrously deep as this is hard for its age and the subtle fibrous finish displayed throughout it looks incredible.
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.
This particular shell is gorgeous. The distinctive aged orange is finely 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.
The shell is still as strong as the day it was produced. There are no cracks or dents and the orange has managed to retain a decent strong colour.
The golden ‘Z’ on the underside of the shell indicates this is a third generation Zenith arm shell and is a mark not frequently found on the Eames shells.
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 all of them they age in their own unique way. As a third generation Zenith arm shell, this should prove to be a reasonable investment piece.