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  • 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.
  • Mater Shell Lounge Chair - Brown Saddle Leather, Soaped Oak
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    The Shell Chair is developed out of Michael Dreebens ongoing interest in traditional craft practices in North India - in this case saddle making. Exquisitely made saddles have been produced in India for centuries, and although some horse culture persists, it's waning as India becomes more technologically developed. The Shell Chairs attempt to incentivize this skilled trade by providing these artisans with a new market for their craft, and hopefully encouraging them to pass it on to younger generations. The shape of the chair is an homage to Scandinavian design of the mid-twentieth century and embraces some of its core values: it's clean of line and is intended to emphasize the leather forming and stitching, it's deeply comfortable, and it's durable – like the saddles it's derived from, it's crafted from thick, top-grain leather, and with reasonable care, will last for decades. Frame: Soaped Oak. Leather: Premium brown saddle leather
  • 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.
  • Jésus and Jon Gasca Nube Armchair in Leather
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    The father-and-son team of Jesús and Jon Gasca combined right angles with sensuous curves to create their Nube Armchair (2008). With its startlingly simple and architectural structure, stunning back view and cozy nest-like seat, this is a chair that’s full of surprises. Nube is available upholstered in solid-colored fabric (one color for the angular parts, another color for the curved), patterned fabric and leather, offering several options suitable for commercial and residential applications. It was honored with a Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award for furniture in 2008. Design Within Reach is proud to be the exclusive retailer of Stua products in the U.S. Made in Spain.
  • Giorgio Soressi Como Armchair in Leather
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    To create his Como Collection (2007), Italian designer Giorgio Soressi worked with a company that started as one of the original Cassina factories, making collections designed by Le Corbusier. Located near Lake Como, this family-run business is still producing best-in-class sofas and chairs for many prestigious retailers. The elegant and extremely well-constructed Como Collection is built with solid steel frames and cast-aluminum legs. Contrasting that heft and stability are cushions that scream, “You’ve got to sit here!” with their goose feather filling and variable-density foam that’s firmer in front for support. One Como Throw Pillow included. Made in Italy.
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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.
  • Driade Swivel Nemo monobloc armchair
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    The Nemo monobloc armchair recalls a human figure capable of becoming abstract and universal, able to suggest an archetypical beauty type just like ancient Greek art used to do. The result is a head-armchair to be lived from the inside. Its name is a tribute to Ulysses - in a classical era around the 800 b.C, Nemo was the name chosen by Ulysses to deceive Plyphemus, the cyclops in Homer's epic poem. Used to disguise, Ulysses declares his name to be Nemo - no-one - in order to escape from certain death - he destroys his personality under the survival instinct. Nemo is therefore a mask - no memories, no expression, no feelings. An abstract model with no sex, the archetype to all kinds of beauty that ever were in this world. Inside a smooth face-shaped shell, the lines of facial muscles appear. Designed by Fabio Novembre for Driade, Nemo was presented for the first time during Milan Design Week - Salone del Mobile 2010. Polyethylene swivel monobloc available in three colours - white, black. For indoor use only. Online you can also find a fixed version of Nemo.
  • Bantam Armchair in Leather
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    A DWR best-seller for over a decade, the Bantam Collection (2004) celebrates the soft, less-machined brand of modernism that arose in the United States in the 1930s. Delivering physical comfort as well as aesthetic pleasure, the entire frame is lightly padded and finely upholstered with a fitted back and a single row of button tufting. Matching piping along the seams reinforces the clean lines of Bantam’s frame. Tapered solid wood legs lend visual lightness. Made in U.S.A. Legs finished in a rich walnut stain. For legs in a honey or coffee finish, contact a DWR Studio or call us at 1.800.944.2233.
  • Driade LagÕÔ_ chair
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    The LagÔ_ chair was designed by Philippe Starck for the manufacturer Driade. The seat is made entirely of hardened polyurethane, the legs are made of white lacquered aluminium. Only suited for indoor usage. Lago' is the demonstration that the idea of lightness can become a project. Featuring an embracing shell and 4 stilettoë legs, Lago' is enhanced by an elegant colour that deliberately smooths the entire surface. Its rounded shell - with a 45 cm high seat - gently follows the shape of your body. Online you can browse Driade's offer.
  • BassamFellows Bolster Armchair in Leather
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    Craig Bassam is an architect and designer whose career started with Bruce Eeles, a disciple of Marcel Breuer. His partner, Scott Fellows, is a Harvard MBA who transformed the Swiss firm Bally. Together they are BassamFellows, described as “the design world’s A-team” by The Times of London. In 2010, they started collaborating with the Michigan-based company Herman Miller to develop refined seating that complements the classic works by Eames, Nelson and Noguchi. The Bolster Sofa Collection (2014) is one of the results of this special union, delivering an inviting and thoughtfully scaled solution for spaces large and small. Taking its name for the shape of its horizontal pillows, Bolster provides supportive upright sitting as well as plush comfort for those times when you want to stretch out and relax. Made in U.S.A. Bolster features soft, pliable cushions that allow its leather to stretch and loosen a bit more than on other designs, resulting in a plush, well-used look that adds warmth and character over time.
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  • Driade Clover chair
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    Can armchairs become flowers? Flowers of an unknown species with four fleshy petals and strong roots. Abstract flowers, capable of enriching nature. Another highlight among organic seating furniture has been created by the famous designer Ron Arad: Clover. Since 2007 Driade produces the sinuous and clover-shaped armchair from one monobloc of white polyethylene. Clover can be used in- or outside due to the synthetic material. Whether at the poolside, on the patio, in the hall or living room: Clover is definitely an eye-catcher. The seat height is at 42.5 cm. Practical and extremely comfortable, it perfectly blends into any kind of space. Online you can find other ideas to decorate your garden and indoor areas.
  • Stephen Kenn Inheritance Armchair - Black Canvas & Blackened Steel
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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. Black canvas cushion covers, black cotton webbing and leather belts interwoven atop a blackened steel 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.
  • Driade Nemo Chair, Fixed
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    Design by Fabio Novembre, 2009.By Driade.Nemo Chair, Fixed is a face with classic features that is hollowed out to create a chair and inhabitable space. Designer Fabio Novembre uses furniture to tell intense and fascinating stories, in which the protagonist is often the human figure. Nemo is capable of becoming abstract and universal, resulting in a head-armchair, to be lived from the inside. Like a mask, it simultaneously conceals and reveals its inhabitant. Color Reference: White: RAL 9016 Black: RAL 9011 Grey: PANTONE 536U Red: PANTONE 1788U
  • Workstead Leather Sling Chair - Natural/Cherry
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    The Sling Chair easily marries the ideas of comfort and artistic design with the soundness and stability of a wooden frame. The complexity of the sling takes form and function into the realm of campaign furniture with its construct of turned wood posts and pegs. This chair has it all: beauty, style, comfort and stability. The Sling Chair is available in Walnut with Black Leather, Oak with White Leather and Cherry with Natural Leather. Try pairing it with the matching ottoman for the ultimate in creature comfort.
  • Driade Nemo Chair, Swivel
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    Design by Fabio Novembre, 2009.By Driade.Nemo Chair, Swivel is a face with classic features that is hollowed out to create a chair and inhabitable space. Designer Fabio Novembre uses furniture to tell intense and fascinating stories, in which the protagonist is often the human figure. Nemo is capable of becoming abstract and universal, resulting in a head-armchair, to be lived from the inside. Like a mask, it simultaneously conceals and reveals its inhabitant. Color Reference: White: RAL 9016 Grey: PANTONE 536U
  • Artek Armchair 401
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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 high back of this chair provide adequate support for your head and neck. Slender side panels near the head promote relaxation by slightly minimizing peripheral distractions. The Armchair 401 is available with a clear lacquered frame or with a black lacquered frame. The chair is upholstered in a variety of cloth and leather materials.
  • Driade Mt1 Armchair
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    Design by Ron Arad, 2005.By Driade. Ron Arad's fluid, modern design style is unmistakable in his MT series for Driade. The MT1 Armchair is constructed of rotational molded polyethylene in ivory white with an orange interior peeking from beneath the chair sides. Low maintenance and easy clean up make the MT1 Armchair a welcome addition to the backyard, as well as indoors. Also available in a coordinating Rocking Chair and Sofa. Color Reference: Sand/Red-PANTONE 186C Grey/Black-RAL 9005
  • Skargaarden Kryss Folding Lounge Chair
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    Designed for the Swedish Embassy in 1975, Kryss is a foldable chair with a matching table. The design appears to have been inspired by the English safari chair but its roots are actually much older. The design is based on folding chairs that were recovered from the tomb of Tutankhamun. However, Kryss has its own character with its teak frame, fabric seat and back held securely with leather fittings. The chair is available in black Sunbrella fabric or natural canvas with a companion table made entirely of teak.
  • Driade Pli? Chair
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    Design by Ludovica and Roberto Palomba, 2010.By Driade. The Pli? Chair makes a statement in the backyard like no other chair can. The high, curving back of the Pli? Chair flows seamlessly into the seat and arms. The chair boasts a gently arcing front, further enhancing the Pli? Chair's unique design. Constructed of polyethylene, the Pli? Chair has no seams, is low maintenance and easy to clean, making it an ideal addition to any backyard oasis. This unique and versatile chair stands well alone, grouped with multiples, or paired with the coordinating Grand Pli? Sofa. Available in White RAL 9016.
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  • Modernica Shell Arm Chair - H-Base
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    The Case Study Fiberglass H-Base Chair is a classic icon without any fuss. Pick your favorite shell for a visually solid chair that will not disappoint. 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.
  • Driade Mt3 Rocking Chair
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    Design by Ron Arad, 2005.By Driade. Ron Arad's fluid, modern design style takes on the form of bold rocker in the striking MT3 Rocking Chair. Constructed of rotational molded polyethylene, the Rocking Chair features an ivory white exterior with orange highlighting the interior opening. Low maintenance and easy clean up make this Rocking Chair a welcome addition to the backyard, as well as indoors. Also available in a coordinating Armchair and Sofa. Color Reference: Sand/Red-PANTONE 186C Grey/Black-RAL 9005
  • BassamFellows Bolster Armchair in Fabric
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    Craig Bassam is an architect and designer whose career started with Bruce Eeles, a disciple of Marcel Breuer. His partner, Scott Fellows, is a Harvard MBA who transformed the Swiss firm Bally. Together they are BassamFellows, described as “the design world’s A-team” by The Times of London. In 2010, they started collaborating with the Michigan-based company Herman Miller to develop refined seating that complements the classic works by Eames, Nelson and Noguchi. The Bolster Sofa Collection (2014) is one of the results of this special union, delivering an inviting and thoughtfully scaled solution for spaces large and small. Taking its name for the shape of its horizontal pillows, Bolster provides supportive upright sitting as well as plush comfort for those times when you want to stretch out and relax. Made in U.S.A.
  • Michael Thonet Era Armchair with Upholstered Seat
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    Defined by its dependable bentwood construction and simple organic form, the graceful, lightweight and surprisingly strong Era Collection (1859) has been in continuous production for more than 150 years. By making the chair back and rear legs from a single piece of curved wood, designer Michael Thonet, who perfected the bentwood process for chair-making, eliminated the need for expensive and time-consuming hand-carved joints. Swiss architect Le Corbusier used the Era Chair in his buildings, stating, “This chair, whose millions of representatives are used on the Continent and in the two Americas, possesses nobility.” Other fans of this iconic form included Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, both of whom featured this chair in their paintings. As with any natural material, slight variations in the texture and color of the wood are to be expected and are not defects. Made in the Czech Republic at a factory that’s been making chairs for more than a century.
  • 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.
  • Oscar Armchair by Matthew Hilton
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    The Oscar armchair strikes a pleasing balance between modernity and tradition, large in size yet light in appearance. The armchair is made from a European hardwood frame, jute webbing and hessian straps and then covered with a mix of materials that includes natural fibers, animal hair and wool. It features large feather cushions that are notable for their depth, the back has a line of sewn in pulls, lending the armchair the appearance of a buttoned back, without the actual buttons. The feet are made from walnut stained beech, with the front two being turned versions. By contrasting long straight lines with delicate natural curves, Mathew Hilton has created a piece that is both reserved and full of humility. The Oscar armchair is a piece perfect for those who like their modernity laced with a little familiarity. Made in the UK. Shown here in Molly 160 Wool and Range Leather. Additional fabrics available upon request.

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