Zenith Plastics

Parchment White 1949 Zenith Plastics Eames RAR Rocking Arm

Very good condition



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Product Description

An all original vintage 1st generation Zenith Eames RAR rocking arm shell chair is the perfect collector’s piece and looks fantastic with its very fibrous finish! This original chair is waiting to adorn your home and though a little more aged than most, it still retains the strong character these chairs are famed for!

Zenith Plastics were the first factory Eames used to produce the shell chairs and were only used for a short period in the early 1950s before Herman Miller moved production closer to the East Coast. The RAR base was one of the first bases introduced for the shells and was produced to provide a relaxing lounge chair.

Individual Characteristics

The 1st generation shell has seen a long life and it has unfortunately taken a small toll on it by way of a small crack in the top corner. However, the rest of the shell is great with the strong fibrous finish and uniquely aged colour to it.

The used, newer, RAR base is in good condition and is the single image shown.

The shell has the distinctive large shock mounts and, more importantly, the checkerboard label and rope edge finish on the outside of the shell which indicate this is a 1st generation Zenith shell.

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