Rocking chair Parchment by Charles & Ray Eames - Herman Miller - Vintage

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Rocking chair RAR Parchment by Charles & Ray Eames - Herman Miller - Vintage

Exposed fiberglass rocking chair in excellent condition.
Original vintage model Herman Miller edition, 1970.

Designate : Charles & Ray Eames
Brand: Herman Miller
Color: parchment (white)
Material : Fiberglass, walnut, metal
Dimensions: L 62,5 cm x D 69 cm x H 67 cm (H seat: 33 cm)

Availability: In stock

Learn more about this product

The Rocking Chair also called Armchair RAR (for Rocking Armchair Rod base) was created by the Eames in 1948 using polyester resin reinforced with fiberglass to create a one-piece shell.
This rocking chair was presented for the first time in 1950 during the MoMa “Low Cost Furniture Design” competition in New York. It met with great success and was originally edited by the Herman Miller company until the end of the 70s.
Along with the US-based Herman Miller production, Vitra has been producing polypropylene models in Europe since 1972.
The armchair is also available in a version with feet. There are two different bases: the DAR model (chromed aluminum base) and the DAW model (wooden legs).    

Eames chair glossary

The first letter of the name of Eames chairs corresponds to its use:
- D for Dine (dinner)
- L for Lounge (lounging) 
- R for Rock (swinging)
- P for Pivot (rotate)

The second letter defines the type of chair:
- Chairs with armrests have an A for Armchair
- Side chairs have an S for Side chair
- Standard chairs have a C for Chair
- Mesh chairs have a K for K-wire

The third letter defines the type of foot:
- W for Wood
- R for Rod (bar)
- X as the shape of the letter X
- M for Metal
- S for Stacking (stackable) 
- CC like Cast aluminum Casters (wheels) 

Learn more about this designer

Charles and Ray Eames are a couple of iconic designers of the 20th century. Far ahead of their time, they have contributed to the democratization of designer furniture for the general public, in particular thanks to the invention of new industrial manufacturing techniques allowing mass production. 
We owe them many iconic design pieces from the 1950s and 60s combining comfort and ergonomics: the famous Lounge Chair, the DCW (Dining Chair Wood) or the armchair RAR (Rocking Armchair Rodbase).

Learn more about the brand

Herman Miller Inc. is an American office furniture and equipment company based in Zeeland, Michigan.
Founded in 1905, the original company called Michigan Star Furniture was taken over in 1923 by one of its employees: DJ De Pree.
The company takes the name of the person who helped it acquire it, Herman Miller, his father-in-law, a West Michigan businessman.
By the middle of the 20th century, the name Herman Miller became synonymous with "modern" furniture. Surrounded by designers such as George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames, the company produces creations that become great classics of industrial design.
There are also the names of Alvar Aalto, Don Chadwick, Alexander Girard, Paul Lázsló, Isamu Noguchi, Robert Probst, Gilbert Rohde, Gloria Sachs, Don Shepard, Bill Stumpf etc… among the designers who worked for Herman Miller.

Delivery and returns


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Products in stock, in standard size, are available immediately after your order at our store
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during opening hours from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m.
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The customer has a period of fourteen days to exercise his right of withdrawal and return at his expense the product that does not give him satisfaction in accordance with article L.121-20 of the Consumer Code. ,
The products must be returned in their original packaging, in resalable condition.
Any product returned damaged will not be refunded.
PLEASE NOTE: any "personalized" product (choice of fabric, wood color, custom dimensions, etc.) cannot be reimbursed: the product is not in stock and is specially manufactured by the manufacturer to the customer.

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