Red Herman Miller Original Eames White RAR Arm Shell Chair
A rather exciting combination, this original, vintage, white Eames Herman Miller arm shell chair is finished in red vinyl and sports a newer, used ash RAR base. This vibrant finish was designed by Alexander Girard and the vinyl finish was a popular choice for many spaces that these iconic chairs were used in.
The upholstery options made available for the Eames arm and side shells vastly increased the range and allowed for them to really maintain that strong versatility they had become known for. The range did not just stop at ‘flat’ colours either, there were also a myriad of patterned finishes made available too and you could even provide your own if you wanted to make the chairs truly personal!
As a vintage shell it is in good condition for its age. There are some natural signs of use and its age but the colour is still exceptional and there are no cracks or dents.
The vinyl does show areas of its age/use, but this is minimal and is no more than one would expect from a 40+ year old chair.
The ‘C’ with the star logo indicates this shell was produced in Herman Miller’s Cincinnati factory between 1965 and 1978.
Eames Shells are always a coveted piece, but their investment value is determined by many disciplines. The older the shell, for example, will add to its investment value along with the rarity of the colour, the age of the base and the origin of production. This shell being a great example of a used chair means it should already be a reasonable investment piece and it should steadily appreciate.