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This highly fibrous, vibrant orange original Eames for Herman Miller arm shell chair is stunning, sat on the used light ash wood RAR base, perfect for any home. To find a vintage orange shell as wondrously deep as this is hard for its age and the subtle fibrous finish displayed throughout it looks incredible.
The history of the Eames shell is well known. The diversity of the chair is the making of its own success but when it comes to the vintage chairs it is not just the revolutionizing design that captures the interest it is also the colour. Whilst orange is one of the more common colours that were produced, the nature of it meant that vintage shells aged in a unique way.
This particular shell is gorgeous. The distinctive aged orange is finely balanced by the flecks of the fibres, indicating this is an older shell. On its used RAR base, this chair will prove to be a bold statement no matter where it is placed.
The shell is still as strong as the day it was produced. There are no cracks or dents and the orange has managed to retain a decent strong colour.
The double triangle logo on the underside of the shell indicates it was produced in 1959-1962 by GATC for Herman Miller.