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  • Normann Copenhagen Era Rocking Chair - High
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    Classic, inviting, nostalgic and curved. That's one way of describing the new range of lounge chairs designed by the Danish designer, Simon Legald. But the Era collection is many other things too. The design is well-proportioned, the lines are sharp, and the feel is contemporary. Era combines modern production techniques with traditional furniture craftsmanship in a timeless and characterful design. With its streamlined design and high quality, Era is a durable, long-lasting and versatile collection that easily accommodates modern interior’s need for flexibility. The chair is suitable for many different rooms in the home and can easily be used for different purposes as needs change. The Era collection is designed to transcend generations and is just as at home with lovers of design or families with children, as it is with young couples or their grandparents. The Era Rocking Chair comes with a chromed frame. Priced with Gabriel Breeze Fusion fabric. Other upholstery options are available.
  • Normann Copenhagen Era Rocking Chair - Low
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    Classic, inviting, nostalgic and curved. That's one way of describing the new range of lounge chairs designed by the Danish designer, Simon Legald. But the Era collection is many other things too. The design is well-proportioned, the lines are sharp, and the feel is contemporary. Era combines modern production techniques with traditional furniture craftsmanship in a timeless and characterful design. With its streamlined design and high quality, Era is a durable, long-lasting and versatile collection that easily accommodates modern interior’s need for flexibility. The chair is suitable for many different rooms in the home and can easily be used for different purposes as needs change. The Era collection is designed to transcend generations and is just as at home with lovers of design or families with children, as it is with young couples or their grandparents. The Era Rocking Chair comes with a chromed frame. Priced with Gabriel Breeze Fusion fabric. Other upholstery options are available.
  • Normann Copenhagen Era Lounge Chair - Low
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    Classic, inviting, nostalgic and curved. That's one way of describing the new range of lounge chairs designed by the Danish designer, Simon Legald. But the Era collection is many other things too. The design is well-proportioned, the lines are sharp, and the feel is contemporary. Era combines modern production techniques with traditional furniture craftsmanship in a timeless and characterful design. With its streamlined design and high quality, Era is a durable, long-lasting and versatile collection that easily accommodates modern interior’s need for flexibility. The chair is suitable for many different rooms in the home and can easily be used for different purposes as needs change. The Era collection is designed to transcend generations and is just as at home with lovers of design or families with children, as it is with young couples or their grandparents. The Era Lounge Chair is available in both a high and low version. The legs are available in oak, walnut, black lacquered steel or chrome, as well a chrome frame for the rocking chair. A footstool is also available for the Era collection, allowing ample opportunity for comfortable relaxation and rest for the feet. Choose between two lovely wool textiles with a vivid feel and beautiful structures, or soft, durable leather in a vast number of colors. Simon Legald says: ”It took a while to get the proportions and the interaction between the soft curves and straight lines on the shells just right. It was crucial that the upholstering and stitching were carried out with the utmost precision. I wanted to create individual chairs where each one had its own character. I did this through the variations of the high and low versions, and by the different frames available for the chair. For example, the wooden frames are flat and add warmth while the slimmer, round steel and chrome frames give a more industrial feel. Finally, the frame for the rocking chair is a slightly unexpected and playful choice for a lounge chair.” Priced with Gabriel Breeze Fusion upholstery-other materials available.
  • Modernica Shell Side Chair - Prince Charles Base
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    In 2009, Peter Shire and the Modernica Studio teamed up and designed the Prince Charles Base. By combining the modern and the classic, the chair has been described as a distant cousin of Queen Anne. “Shire’s interpretation on the modern classic incorporates 300-years of furniture design into a single chair. By giving the signature shell chair a set of violin-like legs, Shire’s adds a touch of the Victorian era to the seat.” Easily one of the most important and recognizable designs of the twentieth century. The Fiberglass Shell Chairs were originally designed in 1948, as an entry in The Museum of Modern Art’s International Design Competition. At the time, no one could possibly have anticipated the massive success and longevity of this iconoclastic design. In the early fifties, fiberglass was considered an ultra-high tech material. Produced with a mixture of resin and glass fibers, it was lightweight, yet heavy-duty. Initial development and production was through Zenith Plastics—early pioneers of developing fiberglass for household and military applications. As for the chair bases, they were cleverly designed to provide a number of leg options that would be interchangeable within and between the arm shell and the side shell. The shell chairs were first available in the spring of 1950. The first runs of the chairs were produced in only three colors; griege, elephant-hide gray, and parchment—all of which had interesting translucent qualities. The chairs were distributed until 1983. In 2000, Modernica revived this potentially lost art of high-pressure, molded fiberglass. Modernica creates each shell, by hand, one-by-one, in our Los Angeles factory—just as they had been designed, developed, and produced in Southern California in the 1950s. Modernica uses all of the original presses and specialized equipment obtained from Century Plastics. To ensure authenticity of production, the initial shell chair production was overseen by Sol Fingerhut and Irv Green, the same team employed over sixty years ago to develop the original technology. Modernica creates each chair with the charge of adhering to the original tactile qualities, texture, and characteristics that alone are unique to the fiberglass shell chair. Our historic equipment has created thousands of chairs for three generations of chair lovers — and everyday Modernica continues to produce beautiful chairs for upcoming generations. Choose from a wide range of shell colors and chair base options. Modernica offers the flexibility to build a chair to suit your individual style and needs. Please note that due to the nature of fiberglass, some "hairs" may vary in darkness and color due to the singeing/burning process used to create the seat. These fibers add to the uniqueness of each chair. Handcrafted in Los Angeles, U.S.A.
  • Tom Dixon Fan Chair - Natural
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    Fan is a modern take on the classical Windsor chair. A British archetype converted to a contemporary silhouette, Fan makes an exclamation mark in any environment. The process involves spindles of wood carefully turned, thinned and steam bent to create the slatted silhouette. The wood is then treated to leave a natural finish. Fan has a black leather seat pad.
  • Asplund TS Chair
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    Asplund is one of Sweden’s leading design and interior firms formed more than 24 years ago. Continuing with top-of-the-line quality, the Asplund collection represents simplicity and elegant design. Influenced by their Swedish heritage along with very stylish & timeless designs, Asplund is considered the best Scandinavian brand with numerous design awards such as Elle Decor, Red Dot Design and Wallpaper* magazine. Asplund's collection is produced mainly in Sweden, ensuring the highest quality, while observing ethical and environmentally friendly production processes. Asplund is aware of their social responsibility as a producer to make furniture that will last a lifetime and that several generations can enjoy. The products are designed in cooperation with well- known swedish and international designers such as Marc Newson, Jasper Morrison, Tom Dixon, Broberg Ridderstråle, Piero Lissoni, Andreas Engesvik, Thomas Sandell, Jonas Bohlin and Claesson Koivisto Rune. The TS chair was designed for the Modern Museum in Stockholm. Functionality was important, so Thomas Sandell created a stackable chair that could easily be put away. The standard color is white blended with the natural wooden color at the bottom of the legs so the chair looks like it is lifting from the floor. Typical of both Sandell and Asplund, this chair is completely contemporary while still making references to traditional rural Swedish design. Its narrow width makes it suitable for limited spaces, both at home and in restaurants. Available With Or Without Unpainted "sock" at bottom of leg. Available in other Asplund standard colors if ordering more than 4 pieces.
  • Gubi Masculo Lounge Chair Leather Upholstery | Sled Base
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    The MASCULO Collection is a chair series with upholstered seat and back in 2 separate parts. The chair comes in a lounge, diner, and swivel base version. The structure of the chair is made of 12mm steel tubes which is either powder-coated or chrome plated. The back rest is molded, fireproof polyurethane foam. The seat is upholstered, molded plywood. The Masculo Chair designs are marked by the meeting of Italian and Danish design. The distinctive, expressive backrest expresses an almost aggressive masculinity, while the slender supporting metal frame simultaneously embraces sophisticated, quasi-femenine detailing. SIERRA is a corrected leather with excellent durability. Suitable for the private and the public environment. SIERRA is a available in an extensive and modern range of colors. Chrome tanned and produced without the use of PCP and CFC which are damaging to the environment. Tecnical specification: Raw material: Grain leather from overseas hides, where hump hole and brand marks may occur. All CAMO leather is dyed through. Please note that the colors and grain are only guiding. Differences from the photos to the actual hides may occur.
  • Gubi Beetle Dining Chair
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    The design of the Beetle chair reinterprets the characteristic elements of the beetles’ sections: shape, shells, sutures, rigid outside and soft inside, while maintaining comfort and functionality. The seat and back are in laminated molded veneer. This fully upholstered chair is available in a wide range of fabrics or leathers. The steel base comes in a non-stackable base with conical legs available in black painted steel, chrome and brass plated steel. The Beetle chair is a friendly combination of classic and contemporary lines in unification with great quality and craftsmanship - the fundamental characteristics of the Gubi collection. The chair is suited for informal meetings, allowing mobility around the table creating a flexible and spontaneous workspace. The tables work as a functional and playful product in the collection as they can create different expressions and functions, depending on the size and number of tables combined. Priced with Gabriel Temp textile; numerous other textiles available upon request. Gabriel Tempt Colors:
  • Gubi Beetle Lounge Chair
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    The design of the Beetle chair reinterprets the characteristic elements of the beetles’ sections: shape, shells, sutures, rigid outside and soft inside, while maintaining comfort and functionality. The seat and back are in laminated molded veneer. This fully upholstered chair is available in a wide range of fabrics or leathers. The steel base comes in a non-stackable base with conical legs available in black painted steel, chrome and brass plated steel. The Beetle chair is a friendly combination of classic and contemporary lines in unification with great quality and craftsmanship - the fundamental characteristics of the Gubi collection. The chair is suited for informal meetings, allowing mobility around the table creating a flexible and spontaneous workspace. The tables work as a functional and playful product in the collection as they can create different expressions and functions, depending on the size and number of tables combined. Matching footstool also available. Priced with Gabriel Temp textile; numerous other textiles available upon request. Gabriel Tempt Colors:
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  • Skargaarden Haringe Armchair
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    The Haringe series of teak furniture is refined elegance for indoors, outdoors or anything in between. The sophistication of the series makes it ideal for around the swimming pool, in the game room or just about anywhere. The teak slats are framed with either stainless steel or black stainless steel. The cushions are given a sophisticated touch through the use of buttons and decorative stitching so they are not waterproof but the beauty is still undeniable. The cushions are available in either a weather durable Sunbrella fabric or in imitation leather with loose patches sewn together by hand and buttons added along the seams. The leather cushions are for indoor use only. The series has an armchair, lounge chair, sofa, and cocktail tables in 2 sizes as well as 3 sizes of a dining table. As with all teak furniture, to maintain the original luster the teak requires to be oiled once or twice a year. If left untreated the wood will develop a silvery gray patina which is equally beautiful.
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  • Artek Rival Chair - High Back
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    A universal design that is anchored in the classic style of the Artek tradition, the Rival chair is the result of the first collaboration between Konstantin Grcic and Artek. This fresh contemporary approach to the wooden chair presents legs with a quality that is fluid and seemingly of molded plastic instead of birch lamella. The back and armrest are also made of saw cut birch with a swivel seat shell made of polypropylene. Available in a low back and high back version with a fabric or leather seat and a frame of painted in black, white or red.
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  • Artek Pirkka Chair
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    Ilimari Tapiovaara was committed to designing furniture for a much broader market. His goal was to produce quality inexpensive furniture that was made from materials that were readily available in Finland. The rustic simplicity and smaller structure made the Pirkka Collection very popular for use in the smaller homes in the post war era of the 1950s. The Pirkka Collection is made of solid wood with simple, clean lines which make for stylish functionality. The wood is joined together using no screws making it remarkably lightweight. The rustic table is carries with it the aesthetic appeal of modern design even 50 years later. The table is available in a variety of lengths making it ideal for several different locations. The bench can be paired with the table or used as a stand lone piece. The wider than usual width makes it a comfortable seat. The side chair also pairs well with the table but can stand on its own and the stool completes the set and is available in 4 heights to make it even more versatile. The seats and table top are stained pine with a black lacquered solid birch frame.
  • Tom Dixon Fan Chair - Black
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    Fan is a modern take on the classical Windsor chair. A British archetype converted to a contemporary silhouette, Fan makes an exclamation mark in any environment. The process involves spindles of wood carefully turned, thinned and steam bent to create the slatted silhouette. The wood is then treated to leave a natural finish. Fan has a black leather seat pad.
  • Artek Armchair 402 - White
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    Designed by Alvar Aalto in 1933, this graceful armchair has a curved birch frame which cantilevers a cushioned seat providing modern yet comfortable seating. The slightly tilted back of this chair allows for gentle relaxation while still remaining in an upright position. The Armchair 402 is has a clear lacquered birch frame with a seat covered in white linen.
  • Crate & Barrel Slipcover Only for Willow Chair
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    Willow's more modern lines relax in cottage style, instantly putting family rooms and casual living rooms in a vacation state of mind. Deep cushions and a machine-washable slipcover are tailored in a cotton-blend fabric pre-washed for a softer, lived-in touch. This chair's slim track arms are just the right sheltering height to invite curling up in a corner and sinking into plump seat and back cushions. The chair's slipcover is fitted with inverted kick pleats, welting and topstitching to keep it neatly in place, while a quick spin in the washing machine keeps it looking fresh. Willow Chair is a Crate and Barrel exclusive.
  • Crate & Barrel Slipcover Only for Willow Chair and a Half
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    With modern lines that relax in cottage style, our slipcovered Willow collection instantly puts family rooms, casual living rooms and guest bedrooms in a vacation state of mind. Convenient replacement twin sleeper sofa slipcover fitted with inverted kick pleats, welting and topstitching to keep it neatly in place assures a fresh look when it's time to launder the originals. Machine-washable twin sleeper sofa slipcover is tailored in a cotton-blend fabric pre-washed for a softer, lived-in touch slipcover. Willow Twin Sleeper Sofa Replacement Slipcover is a Crate and Barrel exclusive.
  • Modernica Shell Counter Arm Chair - Dowel Swivel Base
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    The Case Study Fiberglass Dowel Chair is an essential for the modern home and with so many options—it is possible to create your own one-of-a-kind chair. The shell is available in a myriad of colors. Choose your wire-frame in either zinc-plated steel or black powder-coated steel, and finish your design by choosing either solid maple dowels or solid walnut dowels. Easily one of the most important and recognizable designs of the twentieth century. The Fiberglass Shell Chairs were originally designed in 1948, as an entry in The Museum of Modern Art’s International Design Competition. At the time, no one could possibly have anticipated the massive success and longevity of this iconoclastic design. In the early fifties, fiberglass was considered an ultra-high tech material. Produced with a mixture of resin and glass fibers, it was lightweight, yet heavy-duty. Initial development and production was through Zenith Plastics—early pioneers of developing fiberglass for household and military applications. As for the chair bases, they were cleverly designed to provide a number of leg options that would be interchangeable within and between the arm shell and the side shell. The shell chairs were first available in the spring of 1950. The first runs of the chairs were produced in only three colors; griege, elephant-hide gray, and parchment—all of which had interesting translucent qualities. The chairs were distributed until 1983. In 2000, Modernica revived this potentially lost art of high-pressure, molded fiberglass. Modernica creates each shell, by hand, one-by-one, in our Los Angeles factory—just as they had been designed, developed, and produced in Southern California in the 1950s. Modernica uses all of the original presses and specialized equipment obtained from Century Plastics. To ensure authenticity of production, the initial shell chair production was overseen by Sol Fingerhut and Irv Green, the same team employed over sixty years ago to develop the original technology. Modernica creates each chair with the charge of adhering to the original tactile qualities, texture, and characteristics that alone are unique to the fiberglass shell chair. Our historic equipment has created thousands of chairs for three generations of chair lovers — and everyday Modernica continues to produce beautiful chairs for upcoming generations. Choose from a wide range of shell colors and chair base options. Modernica offers the flexibility to build a chair to suit your individual style and needs. Please note that due to the nature of fiberglass, some "hairs" may vary in darkness and color due to the singeing/burning process used to create the seat. These fibers add to the uniqueness of each chair. Handcrafted in Los Angeles, U.S.A.
  • Artek Tank Armchair 400 - White
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    The modern flair of armchair 400 was created by Finnish designer Alvar Aalto in 1936 and has become one of his most iconic designs which has earned a place in the Museum of Modern Art as part of its permanent collection. The chair makes a statement to the careful thought of the designer with its bent arms, solid wood frame with metal springs and upholstered foam cushion. This gives the armchair a substantial feel and the low-slung sled base has earned it the nickname of the “tank”. The Tank Armchair has a clear lacquered birch frame with a white fabric seat. The chair is also available using the customer's own material.
  • Artek Tank Armchair 400 - Zebra
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    The modern flair of armchair 400 was created by Finnish designer Alvar Aalto in 1936 and has become one of his most iconic designs which has earned a place in the Museum of Modern Art as part of its permanent collection. The chair makes a statement to the careful thought of the designer with its bent arms, solid wood frame with metal springs and upholstered foam cushion. This gives the armchair a substantial feel and the low-slung sled base has earned it the nickname of the “tank”. The Tank Armchair has a clear lacquered birch frame with a zebra pattern fabric seat. The chair is also available using the customer's own material.
  • Modernica Shell Arm Chair - Prince Charles Base
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    In 2009, Peter Shire and the Modernica Studio teamed up and designed the Prince Charles Base. By combining the modern and the classic, the chair has been described as a distant cousin of Queen Anne. “Shire’s interpretation on the modern classic incorporates 300-years of furniture design into a single chair. By giving the signature shell chair a set of violin-like legs, Shire’s adds a touch of the Victorian era to the seat.” Easily one of the most important and recognizable designs of the twentieth century. The Fiberglass Shell Chairs were originally designed in 1948, as an entry in The Museum of Modern Art’s International Design Competition. At the time, no one could possibly have anticipated the massive success and longevity of this iconoclastic design. In the early fifties, fiberglass was considered an ultra-high tech material. Produced with a mixture of resin and glass fibers, it was lightweight, yet heavy-duty. Initial development and production was through Zenith Plastics—early pioneers of developing fiberglass for household and military applications. As for the chair bases, they were cleverly designed to provide a number of leg options that would be interchangeable within and between the arm shell and the side shell. The shell chairs were first available in the spring of 1950. The first runs of the chairs were produced in only three colors; griege, elephant-hide gray, and parchment—all of which had interesting translucent qualities. The chairs were distributed until 1983. In 2000, Modernica revived this potentially lost art of high-pressure, molded fiberglass. Modernica creates each shell, by hand, one-by-one, in our Los Angeles factory—just as they had been designed, developed, and produced in Southern California in the 1950s. Modernica uses all of the original presses and specialized equipment obtained from Century Plastics. To ensure authenticity of production, the initial shell chair production was overseen by Sol Fingerhut and Irv Green, the same team employed over sixty years ago to develop the original technology. Modernica creates each chair with the charge of adhering to the original tactile qualities, texture, and characteristics that alone are unique to the fiberglass shell chair. Our historic equipment has created thousands of chairs for three generations of chair lovers — and everyday Modernica continues to produce beautiful chairs for upcoming generations. Choose from a wide range of shell colors and chair base options. Modernica offers the flexibility to build a chair to suit your individual style and needs. Please note that due to the nature of fiberglass, some "hairs" may vary in darkness and color due to the singeing/burning process used to create the seat. These fibers add to the uniqueness of each chair. Handcrafted in Los Angeles, U.S.A.
  • Stephen Kenn Parallel Leather Armchair - Black Leather & Polished Nickel
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    Los Angeles based designer Stephen Kenn has long been inspired by clean and simple design aesthetics and the stories inherent in vintage military fabrics. In 2011 he combined those two loves by creating The Inheritance Collection. The collection was the result of an exploration of how furniture is constructed, and then a desire to distill the process down to the barest bones. Likening the process of furniture construction to the way the human body is constructed, the frame, belts, and cushions became the bones, muscles, and skin of each piece. Ultra soft black calfskin cushion covers, black cotton webbing and leather belts interwoven atop a polished nickel frame. Made in Los Angeles, the collection is inspired by the characteristic principles of Soviet Modernism and bold interpretations of Brutalist Architecture through the simplification of form, receptive angular geometries and functional design.
  • Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Brno Tubular Chair
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    One of the first cantilevered chair designs to be produced, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's Brno Tubular Chair (1930) is the most elegant of its kind. The mirror-finish chromed tubular steel frame is fluidly bent into a sinuous single-piece form, which gracefully supports the sitter while seemingly defying gravity. A lengthy triple-plate chroming process ensures a resilient, rust-resistant mirror-quality finish. The padded seat is upholstered in supple full grain Spinneybeck leather for long-enduring appearance retention and ease of maintenance-two especially important features for offices and waiting areas. The manageable weight of the design also allows for use around dining and conference tables. The Brno Chair is a registered trademark of Knoll, Inc. Made in Italy. Each piece is stamped with the KnollStudio logo and the designer's signature. The Brno Chair is a registered trademark of Knoll, Inc., manufactured by Knoll according to the original and exacting specifications of the designer.
  • Modernica Shell Side Chair - Low Rod Base
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    The Case Study Fiberglass Low Rod Chair adds an understated refinement to any room. Pick your shell and choose the wire-frame in either chrome-plated steel or black powder-coated steel. Easily one of the most important and recognizable designs of the twentieth century. The Fiberglass Shell Chairs were originally designed in 1948, as an entry in The Museum of Modern Art’s International Design Competition. At the time, no one could possibly have anticipated the massive success and longevity of this iconoclastic design. In the early fifties, fiberglass was considered an ultra-high tech material. Produced with a mixture of resin and glass fibers, it was lightweight, yet heavy-duty. Initial development and production was through Zenith Plastics—early pioneers of developing fiberglass for household and military applications. As for the chair bases, they were cleverly designed to provide a number of leg options that would be interchangeable within and between the arm shell and the side shell. The shell chairs were first available in the spring of 1950. The first runs of the chairs were produced in only three colors; griege, elephant-hide gray, and parchment—all of which had interesting translucent qualities. The chairs were distributed until 1983. In 2000, Modernica revived this potentially lost art of high-pressure, molded fiberglass. Modernica creates each shell, by hand, one-by-one, in our Los Angeles factory—just as they had been designed, developed, and produced in Southern California in the 1950s. Modernica uses all of the original presses and specialized equipment obtained from Century Plastics. To ensure authenticity of production, the initial shell chair production was overseen by Sol Fingerhut and Irv Green, the same team employed over sixty years ago to develop the original technology. Modernica creates each chair with the charge of adhering to the original tactile qualities, texture, and characteristics that alone are unique to the fiberglass shell chair. Our historic equipment has created thousands of chairs for three generations of chair lovers — and everyday Modernica continues to produce beautiful chairs for upcoming generations. Choose from a wide range of shell colors and chair base options. Modernica offers the flexibility to build a chair to suit your individual style and needs. Please note that due to the nature of fiberglass, some "hairs" may vary in darkness and color due to the singeing/burning process used to create the seat. These fibers add to the uniqueness of each chair. Handcrafted in Los Angeles, U.S.A.
  • Gubi Masculo Lounge Chair Textile Upholstery | Sled Base
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    The MASCULO Collection is a chair series with upholstered seat and back in 2 separate parts. The chair comes in a lounge-, diner- and swivel base version. The structure of the chair is made of 12mm steel tubes which is either powder-coated or chrome plated. The back rest is molded, fireproof polyurethane foam. The seat is upholstered, molded plywood. Priced in Gabriel Tempt Fabric (100% Polyester); numerous other materials available, please call.
  • Modernica Shell Arm Chair - Eiffel Base
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    The Case Study Fiberglass Eiffel Chair is a classic icon and its name holds no enigma. Pick your shell and choose the wire-frame in either chrome-plated steel or black powder-coated steel for a visually satisfying chair. Easily one of the most important and recognizable designs of the twentieth century. The Fiberglass Shell Chairs were originally designed in 1948, as an entry in The Museum of Modern Art’s International Design Competition. At the time, no one could possibly have anticipated the massive success and longevity of this iconoclastic design. In the early fifties, fiberglass was considered an ultra-high tech material. Produced with a mixture of resin and glass fibers, it was lightweight, yet heavy-duty. Initial development and production was through Zenith Plastics—early pioneers of developing fiberglass for household and military applications. As for the chair bases, they were cleverly designed to provide a number of leg options that would be interchangeable within and between the arm shell and the side shell. The shell chairs were first available in the spring of 1950. The first runs of the chairs were produced in only three colors; griege, elephant-hide gray, and parchment—all of which had interesting translucent qualities. The chairs were distributed until 1983. In 2000, Modernica revived this potentially lost art of high-pressure, molded fiberglass. Modernica creates each shell, by hand, one-by-one, in our Los Angeles factory—just as they had been designed, developed, and produced in Southern California in the 1950s. Modernica uses all of the original presses and specialized equipment obtained from Century Plastics. To ensure authenticity of production, the initial shell chair production was overseen by Sol Fingerhut and Irv Green, the same team employed over sixty years ago to develop the original technology. Modernica creates each chair with the charge of adhering to the original tactile qualities, texture, and characteristics that alone are unique to the fiberglass shell chair. Our historic equipment has created thousands of chairs for three generations of chair lovers — and everyday Modernica continues to produce beautiful chairs for upcoming generations. Choose from a wide range of shell colors and chair base options. Modernica offers the flexibility to build a chair to suit your individual style and needs. Please note that due to the nature of fiberglass, some "hairs" may vary in darkness and color due to the singeing/burning process used to create the seat. These fibers add to the uniqueness of each chair. Handcrafted in Los Angeles, U.S.A.
  • Artek Paimio Armchair
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    As part of the permanent collection in the Museum of Modern Art, the Paimio Chair is an icon in furniture design. The chair was created by Alvar Aalto in 1932 as part of the furniture he designed for the tuberculosis sanatorium in the city of the same name. The frame that forms the armrests and floor runners are 2 closed loops of laminated wood. Between these rests a single sheet of plywood bent in such a way as to challenge just how far wood can be bent. The headrest and seat edge are tightly rolled to provide the greatest resiliency while the angle was chosen to provide the best position for the patient’s optimal breathing comfort. This remarkable chair is offered with a clear lacquered frame and a seat lacquered in black or white.
  • Artek Domus Lounge Chair
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    Ilimari Tapiovaara was committed to designing furniture for a much broader market. His goal was to produce quality inexpensive furniture that was made from materials that were readily available in 1940s Finland; one result is the Domus Chair. The chair was given clean simple lines that spoke to style and functionality. The Domus Chair is a multipurpose chair that is perfect as a standalone chair, in a grouping or around a dinner table. The frame is made of laminated birch and the seat and back take their form from presses birch plywood. The chair is available in a natural lacquered birch, black stain or honey stain or with a white lacquered frame and honey lacquered seat. The Domus Lounge Chair is also available upholstered.

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