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Pink Herman Miller Original Eames Upholstered RAR Rocking Arm Shell Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Loughborough, Leicester
This is an original, hot pink Herman Miller Eames upholstered arm shell, with white porcelain fiberglass shell attached to a brand new walnut RAR dowel base. Since the new base is ma...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Upholstered High Back Shell Chair by Charles Eames for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A fully adjustable upholstered desk chair by Charles Eames having a molded fiberglass body resting on an early four-pronged aluminum base with casters. Made by Herman Miller, circa 1...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Pair of Eames PSC Orange Vinyl Upholstered Pivoting Side Shell Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Topeka, KS
Fabulous pair of Herman Miller Eames pivoting side shell chairs on contract base or PSC chair. Their greige fiberglass shells are upholstered in orange vinyl. They are in wonderful v...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Red Herman Miller Eames Upholstered DSR Dining Side Shell Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Loughborough, Leicester
A beautifully revitalised Classic. This original white Eames side shell chair for Herman Miller is finished in its revitalised bright red fabric finish which looks fantastic on the u...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Orange Herman Miller Vintage Eames Upholstered RAR Arm Shell Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Loughborough, Leicester
A wonderful example of a used, newer, orange, original, upholstered black Eames arm shell chair on a brand new RAR base for Herman Miller is in good condition. The new RAR walnut woo...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Orange Herman Miller Eames Upholstered DSR Side Shell Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Loughborough, Leicester
Vibrant and comfortable, this upholstered orange Herman Miller Eames DSR chair comprises of contrasting white fiberglass shell, and a new, silver and iconic Eiffel base. As with many...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Red Pair of 2 Herman Miller Eames Upholstered Dsr Dining Side Shell Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Loughborough, Leicester
A pair of beautifully revitalised classic. These original white Eames side shell chairs for Herman Miller are finished in revitalised bright red fabric finish which looks fantastic o...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Pink on Black Herman Miller Original Eames Upholstered Rocking Arm Shell Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Loughborough, Leicester
This is an original, used Herman Miller Eames upholstered armchair, with vibrant, sophisticated pink fabric, enclosed on top of the black fiberglass shell. The RAR base is new, made ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Twelve Herman Miller Eames Upholstered Fiberglass Padded Side Shell Chairs
By Charles Eames
Located in Pasadena, TX
A set of twelve upholstered fiberglass, padded side chairs by Charles Eames for Herman Miller. These iconic chairs are upholstered in original green vinyl. The shells are made ...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Steel

Pair of Herman Miller Upholstered Shell Swivel Chairs by Charles and Ray Eames
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
An iconic Mid-Century Modern design by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. The chair consists of a sculptural fiberglass shell with the interior upholstered and covered with sti...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Iron

Eight Black Eames for Herman Miller Upholstered Shell Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous set of eight Eames Herman Miller upholstered armchairs. Black vinyl and piping. Six shells are black and two are beige. Fiberglass is nice and thready. Padding is like new. ...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Beige Herman Miller Eames Upholstered DAX Arm Shell Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Loughborough, Leicester
A nicely finished all original Eames DAX arm shell chair for Herman Miller is completed by its Alexander Girard beige naugahyde vinyl, making the perfect chair. As an all original pi...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Blue Herman Miller Eames Upholstered DSR Dining Side Shell Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Loughborough, Leicester
A nicely recovered blue upholstered Eames Herman Miller DSR dining chair is the perfect addition for any home. The used, newer, black Eiffel base is a beautiful contrast to the white...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Green Herman Miller Vintage Eames Upholstered DSR Side Shell Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Loughborough, Leicester
A beautifully restored green upholstered white Eames Herman Miller side chair on its used, new, DSR base is a fantastic, iconic, dining chair. The refreshed fabric is in good used co...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Green Herman Miller Vintage Eames Upholstered Dsr Side Shell Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Loughborough, Leicester
A beautifully restored green upholstered white Eames Herman Miller side chair on its used, new, DSR base is a fantastic, iconic, dining chair. The refreshed fabric is in good used co...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Pair of Blue Herman Miller Eames Upholstered DSR Dining Side Shell Chairs
By Charles Eames
Located in Loughborough, Leicester
A great pair of revived blue upholstered Eames Herman Miller DSR dining chairs would make a great addition to any home environment. The wonderfully revitalised fabric looks great aga...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Red Set '6' Herman Miller Eames Upholstered DSR Dining Side Shell Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Loughborough, Leicester
A set of beautifully revitalized Classic. These original white Eames side shell chairs for Herman Miller are finished in revitalized bright red fabric finish which looks fantastic on...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Black Herman Miller Eames Upholstered Black DSW Dining Side Shell Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Loughborough, Leicester
This black upholstered, black original Eames Herman Miller DSW side shell chair looks exceptionally sleek and stylish on its used, newer, black dowel base. The fabric has aged a litt...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Black Herman Miller Eames Upholstered White DSW Dining Side Shell Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Loughborough, Leicester
A wonderfully black upholstered Eames Herman Miller DSW dining chair on original white side shell makes the perfect chair on its used, newer, black dowel base. The beautifully recond...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Black Pair (2) Herman Miller Eames Upholstered Black DSW Side Shell Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Loughborough, Leicester
These sleek and elegant all black Eames Herman Miller upholstered DSW side chairs look amazing. They make great chairs on their black newer, used, dowel bases. An all-black chair jus...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Turquoise Herman Miller Eames Upholstered Rar Rocking Arm Shell Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Loughborough, Leicester
A little used, but stunning example of an original Eames Herman Miller RAR rocking chair. Finished in gorgeous turquoise naugahyde vinyl which is, sadly, a little more used than usua...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Brown Herman Miller Eames Upholstered RAR Rocking Arm Shell Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Loughborough, Leicester
A lovely, chocolate coloured, Eames Herman Miller original brown naugahyde vinyl on black shell RAR rocking chair will definitely make a great statement piece! The vinyl finish is a ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Green Pair of Herman Miller Eames Upholstered Dsr Dining Side Shell Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Loughborough, Leicester
A matching pair of restored green upholstered Herman Miller Eames white side shell chairs sat on used, new, DSR bases will make the perfect dining chairs. The refreshed fabric looks ...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Green Set of 4 Herman Miller Eames Upholstered DSR Dining Side Shell Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Loughborough, Leicester
A matching set of four green upholstered Eames Herman Miller white side shell chairs on used, new, DSR bases create the perfect dining set. The revitalised fabric looks great with on...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Red Set of 4 Herman Miller Eames Upholstered DSR Dining Side Shell Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Loughborough, Leicester
A set of beautifully revitalized Classic. These original white Eames side shell chairs for Herman Miller are finished in revitalized bright red fabric finish which looks fantastic on...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Green Set of 4 Herman Miller Eames Upholstered DSR Dining Side Shell Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Loughborough, Leicester
A matching set of four green upholstered Eames Herman Miller white side shell chairs on used, new, DSR bases create the perfect dining set. The revitalised fabric looks great with on...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Green Set of 6 Herman Miller Eames Upholstered DSR Dining Side Shell Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Loughborough, Leicester
A complete matching set of six green upholstered Eames Herman Miller white side shell chairs on used, new, DSR bases great the best complete dining set one could find! The revitalise...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Set of 4 Blue Herman Miller Eames Upholstered DSR Dining Side Shell Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Loughborough, Leicester
A great matching, revived, set of 4 blue upholstered Eames Herman Miller DSR dining side chairs make for a great set to be used in any home environment. The stark, contrasting, black...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Orange Herman Miller Eames Upholstered Rar Fiberglass Rocking Arm Shell Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Loughborough, Leicester
A newer version of Herman Miller’s RAR rocking arm chair by Eames. Finished in orange fabric on black shell, it looks amazing on its used, newer, RAR base. The shell is only a couple...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Pink Herman Miller Original Eames Upholstered RAR Rocking Arm Shell Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Loughborough, Leicester
This is an original, hot pink Herman Miller Eames upholstered arm shell, with white porcelain fiberglass shell attached to a brand new walnut RAR dowel base. Since the new base is ma...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Orange Herman Miller Eames Upholstered Rar Fiberglass Rocking Arm Shell Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Loughborough, Leicester
A newer version of Herman Miller’s RAR rocking armchair by Eames. Finished in the orange fabric on black shell, it looks amazing on its used, newer, RAR base. The shell is only a cou...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Black Pair of Herman Miller Eames Upholstered White DSW Dining Side Shell Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Loughborough, Leicester
A pair of black upholstered Eames Herman Miller DSW dining chairs on original white side shells make the perfect chair on their used, newer, black dowel bases. The beautifully recond...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Exceptional Set of 6 Black Charles Eames for Herman Miller Upholstered Fiberglass Shell Dining Chairs
By Charles Eames
Located in Long Beach, CA
Exceptional Set of 6 Black Charles Eames for Herman Miller Upholstered Fiberglass Shell Dining Chairs. Very nice all original condition.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of Upholstered Eames Shell Chairs by Herman Miller, 1984 Production Date
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of greyish blue upholstered fiberglass shell chairs. Designed by Eames for Herman Miller. This set was made in 1984 as seen on the date stamps.
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century Orange Upholstered Shell Cha
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Countryside, IL
Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller mid century orange upholstered shell chair Chair measures: 18.25 wide x 26.5 deep x 32 high, with a seat height of 18 inches All pieces of...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Beige Herman Miller Eames Upholstered RAR Rocking Arm Shell Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Loughborough, Leicester
This may appear to be a 'standard' Herman Miller Eames upholstered RAR rocking arm chair but it features the very rare 'birth plate' on the back of the shell. Given to employees who ...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Purple Herman Miller Vintage Eames Upholstered RAR Arm Shell Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Loughborough, Leicester
A Herman Miller original Eames greige arm shell with purple hop-sack upholstery by Alexander Girard on newer, used, dark wood RAR rocking base makes a rather novel chair. The highly ...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Set of 6 Blue Herman Miller Eames Upholstered DSR Dining Side Shell Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Loughborough, Leicester
The perfect dining set. A matching set of 6 revitalised blue fabric Eames Herman Miller DSR dining side chairs create the perfect set for any home environment. The revived blue fabri...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Eames Upholstered Shell Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the eames upholstered shell chair you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of fiberglass, plastic and metal, every eames upholstered shell chair was constructed with great care. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect eames upholstered shell chair — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century are available. A eames upholstered shell chair is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern styles are sought with frequency.

How Much is a Eames Upholstered Shell Chair?

Prices for a eames upholstered shell chair start at $313 and top out at $4,800 with the average selling for $727.

Charles and Ray Eames Biography and Important Works

Charles Eames and Ray Eames were the embodiment of the inventiveness, energy and optimism at the heart of mid-century modern American design, and have been recognized as the most influential designers of the 20th century.

As furniture designers, filmmakers, artists, textile and graphic designers and even toy and puzzle makers, the Eameses were a visionary and effective force for the notion that design should be an agent of positive change. They are the happy, ever-curious, ever-adventurous faces of modernism.

Charles studied architecture and industrial design. Ray (née Beatrice Alexandra Kaiser) was an artist, who studied under the Abstract Expressionist painter Hans Hofmann. They met in 1940 at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in suburban Detroit (where Charles also met his frequent collaborator Eero Saarinen and the artist and designer Harry Bertoia) and married the next year.

His technical skills and her artistic flair were wonderfully complementary. They moved to Los Angeles in 1941, where Charles worked on set design for MGM. In the evenings at their apartment, they experimented with molded plywood using a handmade heat-and-pressurization device they called the “Kazam!” machine. The next year, they won a contract from the U.S. Navy for lightweight plywood leg splints for wounded servicemen — they are coveted collectibles today; more so those that Ray used to make sculptures.

The Navy contract allowed Charles to open a professional studio, and the attention-grabbing plywood furniture the firm produced prompted George Nelson, the director of design of the furniture-maker Herman Miller Inc., to enlist Charles and (by association, if not by contract) Ray in 1946. Some of the first Eames items to emerge from Herman Miller are now classics: the LCW, or Lounge Chair Wood, and the DCM, or Dining Chair Metal, supported by tubular steel.

The Eameses eagerly embraced new technology and materials, and one of their peculiar talents was to imbue their supremely modern design with references to folk traditions. Their Wire chair group of the 1950s, for example, was inspired by basket weaving techniques. The populist notion of “good design for all” drove their molded fiberglass chair series that same decade, and also produced the organic-form, ever-delightful La Chaise. In 1956 the Eames lounge chair and ottoman appeared — the supremely comfortable plywood-base-and-leather-upholstery creation that will likely live in homes as long as there are people with good taste and sense.

Charles Eames once said, “The role of the designer is that of a very good, thoughtful host anticipating the needs of his guests.” For very good collectors and thoughtful interior designers, a piece of design by the Eameses, the closer produced to original conception the better, is almost de rigueur — for its beauty and comfort, and not least as a tribute to the creative legacy and enduring influence of Charles and Ray Eames.

Charles and Ray Eames Biography and Important Works

Charles and Ray Eames furniture are available on 1stDibs for sale. These distinctive items are frequently made of Chrome and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Charles and Ray Eames furniture collection, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 4 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of Charles and Ray Eames' original furniture was created in the mid-century modern style in Central America during the 20th century. The prices for Charles and Ray Eames furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Priced at $1,200 on 1stDibs, these items top out at $6,850, while pieces like these can sell for $1,425.