Wow! An untouched original Eames RAR in fabulous Elephant Hide Gray! It is so unusual to find a true vintage Eames rocker that is completely original. We have not restored the shell, base, or rockers at all, only given the chair a light cleaning. The shell is in amazing condition.
The rocking chair is part of Charles and Ray Eames’ 1948 collection of seating with shells made from polyester reinforced with glass fiber, a new material developed by the US army in the second world war. The seat could be attached to a number of bases, including a wooden rocker (RAR = “rocking armchair rod”). These chairs were produced until 1968 by Herman Miller, and have since been re-issued with polypropylene seats.
This is a wonderful example of the original visible-fiber shell construction, in excellent as-found vintage condition. It is missing one original screw from one shock mount. We are happy to provide a new screw if desired.
24 3/4” w x 27 1/4” d x 26 3/4” h
Seat height 15 3/4”