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American Fiberglass "RAR" Rocking Chair, designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, circa early 1950s

American Fiberglass "RAR" Rocking Chair, designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, circa early 1950s

Product Description:

"RAR", or Rocking Armchair R (wire base).
With Fiberglass body, the base composed of black painted rods and birch wood runners, the underside retaining original label "Herman Miller Furniture Company, Zeeland, Michigan, Designed by Charles Eames, The Shell is Moulded by Zenith Plastics Company, California".

Dimensions:

Height 26.5 in.

Width 24.5 in.

Depth 25 in.

Condition:

Appears fair, with one (.75 in.) crack to the seat of the Fiberglass body, patina consistent with age and use. Please contact cataloging@lofty.com for specific condition questions and to request a full condition report.

Provenance:

Purchased by the current owner's mother-in-law prior to 1956.

About The Artist:

According to the Herman Miller Company, since 1955 every Herman Miller employee welcoming a baby into his or her life has been offered this rocker or a $100 savings bond. More than 90% have chosen the rocker.

Charles (1907-1978) and Ray (1912-1988) Eames were American furniture makers, artists, industrial designers, and filmmakers who made major contributions to mid-20th century American design.

The husband and wife team gained notoriety for their prize-winning furniture, including curved plywood chairs and modular storage units, designed for a competition sponsored by the Museum of Modern Art in New York, 1940, and exhibited in the Organic Design in Home Furnishings exhibition at MOMA in 1942.

 

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