Iconic Charles & Ray Eames 1956 edition 'RAR' Rocking Chair by Herman Miller
Charles and Ray Eames were on to a winner with this sleek rocking chair
The RAR (Rocking Armchair Rod) was Charles and Ray Eames first commercial success. The prototype was designed for MoMA's low cost furniture competition in 1948, where it won first prize. It is now recognised as one of the defining classics of modern design.
With a grand sense of adventure, the Eames' turned their curiosity and boundless enthusiasm into creations that established them as a truly great husband-and-wife design team. This authentic 'RAR' Rocking Chair is no exception. This iconic offering is deceptively simple and a brilliant example of the refined, playful and highly functional furniture designed by the Eames'. With its organic shell, integrated armrests and modernist form the RAR was an instant hit.
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Materials: Beautifully crafted from a fibreglass base, wire base and birch rocker struts.
Fibre Glass: Good vintage condition with some fading.
Steel Finish: Original steel legs in excellent original condition
Makers Label: Herman Miller label can be found on the underside of the chair. Foil Stamp used 1951 - 1956, while Patent Label used 1956 - 1959. Therefore chair dates to 1956.