Orange Herman Miller Original Vintage Eames RAR Rocking Arm Chair
An example of an original, vintage, Herman Miller Orange Eames fiberglass arm shell chair, completed on a used, newer, light-oak RAR rocking base. This bold orange armchair looks fantastic paired with the light oak base, creating a fantastic addition to any household environment.
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.
This orange arm shell does have a visible crack on the shell- we have already accounted for this within the price. Despite the crack, the shell remains in good condition, as well as the rocking base. Further pictures are available upon request.
The label on the underside of the chair suggests that this was manufactured in the 1950s.
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. Being a vintage version of this chair will see it be a reasonable investment piece.