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A vintage Herman Miller Eames arm shell chair with stunning light green Alexander Girard designed vinyl upholstery and a new walnut RAR base is a great blend. The vinyl finish is easy to clean whilst looking stunning with its bright shade of vibrant green and on the rocking base makes it a coveted lounge piece.
The Eames shells require little introduction with prototypes beginning in the 1940s, production began in 1950. Arm shells were the first to be produced and the side shells were introduced in 1952/1953.
Alexander Girard was commissioned to help design a wide variety of upholstery finishes for both the side and arm shells, providing an alternative to the standard fiberglass shells and expanding the buying options for these chairs.
The arm shell is in a good vintage condition; the shell displays no cracks whilst the vinyl is in a good aged condition but does have a small cut in the back rest and may require a bit of a clean; further pictures are available. The white edging is also in a similar aged condition with some light marking - as is expected on these pieces - which may also benefit from a good clean.
The ‘S’ within the circle symbol on the shell indicates this shell was produced in Herman Miller’s Summit Plastics factory.