The original RAR rocker was designed by Charles and Ray Eames and manufactured by Herman Miller and Zenith Plastic between 1948 and 1950. The RAR was the result of Charles and Ray Eames's intention to create a range of mix and match chairs that would be entered into the low cost furniture competition held by the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York. The idea behind Charles and Ray Eames's concept was to allow the customer to have the chair they wanted. By allowing the client to select the legs, the style and colour of the seat, the final result would render an almost bespoke piece of interior for the money conscious American. The original RAR was well received by Americans and eventually the world, and in time would be adapted to include a vibrant fabric wrap that would include upholstery and padding.
The concept of the Eames arm chair wrapped in a patchwork fabric was a unique concept in the 1950s. The RAR legs are equally unique with their intersecting chrome rods sitting on sleek light wooden rockers. Sales of the RAR Patchwork rocker continue to sell well. The RAR patchwork rocker can be a center piece and a talking point. Every RAR patchwork rocker is unique due to the changeability of the fabric, therefore those who opt for aRAR patchwork rocker can enjoy the fact that their design is unique. RAR patchwork rocker work well in commercial setting such as offices to breakdown austerity and in a home to add a dimension of colour and bring alacrity.