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An extremely rare find. This is an amazing 1st Generation Zenith Eames arm shell chair in a distinctive salmon colour and on an original, well used, RAR rocking base. This is the collectors dream, a completely original Eames RAR is a perfect example of this iconic design and this particular example does it justice. As the first producer of the Eames shell series, Zenith Plastics production of these chairs was soon bought by Herman Miller who, after a small break period, still produce them today.
Zenith only produced shells for a few years before Herman Miller took over both production and distribution of the shell series, which helped ensure these pieces saw constant production until the mid-late 80s. The original ones, of course, are the most sought-after examples by collectors due to their being the first examples of this iconic design.
This particular example has aged but remarkably well considering all that it has seen! The colour has faded but has done so evenly, giving it a distinctive patina. There are no cracks or dents in the shell.
The original base is also in a good vintage condition. It does show its age (again, to be expected) but is still strong and sturdy.
Its rope edging and checkerboard label help indicate this is a first generation Zenith arm shell.