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  • 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.
  • Mater Shell Chair - Saddle Leather, Oak Frame
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    The Shell Chair developed out of Michael Dreeben’s 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 incentivize these skilled tradesmen and women by providing the 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 indebted to Scandinavian design of the mid-twentieth century and embraces some of its core values: it’s clean of line and emphasizes the leather forming and stitching, it’s deeply comfortable, and it’s durable like the saddles it’s derived from. Crafted from thick top-grain leather, with reasonable care, these chairs will last for decades. Frames: Solid oak frame. Leathers: P remium brown saddle leather
  • 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
  • Mater Shell Lounge Chair - Black 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: Black leather.
  • Mater Shell Chair - Black Bonded Leather, Black Frame
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    The Shell Chair developed out of Michael Dreeben’s 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 incentivize these skilled tradesmen and women by providing the 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 indebted to Scandinavian design of the mid-twentieth century and embraces some of its core values: it’s clean of line and emphasizes the leather forming and stitching, it’s deeply comfortable, and it’s durable like the saddles it’s derived from. Crafted from thick top-grain leather, with reasonable care, these chairs will last for decades. Frames: Black stained hardwood. Leathers: Black bonded leather.
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  • Modernica Shell Side 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..
  • Williams-Sonoma Lucca Down Chair Printed Zebra Ikat Solid Sand
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    Our supremely well-constructed chair has deep seats for the style and proportions of a club chair - with a decidedly modern edge. Lucca's squared-off silhouette and metal base have airy appeal, while a low-slung profile invites cozy conversation. 40.5"W x 35"D x 31"H. Handcrafted in the USA by skilled artisans. American and imported materials. Frame crafted of kiln-dried sustainably harvested hardwood. Seat cushions have high-resiliency foam cores wrapped in either our premium down blend or our thick, double layer polyfiber. Back cushion sits snugly behind seat cushion (included). Base is gleaming stainless steel. Available made to order in all of our custom upholstery fabrics; to place a custom order, please call 888-922-4108 for assistance from one of our furniture specialists. 6-8 week in-home delivery with White Glove Service.
  • Modernica Shell Side Chair - Stacking Base
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    The Case Study Fiberglass Stacking Chair is a classic and highly practical icon. As the name suggests the chairs can be easily stacked and stored when not in use. 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.
  • Williams-Sonoma Lucca Down Chair
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    Our supremely well-constructed chair has deep seats for the style and proportions of a club chair - with a decidedly modern edge. Lucca's squared-off silhouette and metal base have airy appeal, while a low-slung profile invites cozy conversation. 40.5"W x 35"D x 31"H. Handcrafted in the USA by skilled artisans. American and imported materials. Frame crafted of kiln-dried sustainably harvested hardwood. Seat cushions have high-resiliency foam cores wrapped in either our premium down blend or our thick, double layer polyfiber. Back cushion sits snugly behind seat cushion (included). Base is gleaming stainless steel. Available made to order in all of our custom upholstery fabrics; to place a custom order, please call 888-922-4108 for assistance from one of our furniture specialists. 6-8 week in-home delivery with White Glove Service.
  • 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.
  • Williams-Sonoma Lucca Chair Standard
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    Our supremely well-constructed chair has deep seats for the style and proportions of a club chair - with a decidedly modern edge. Lucca's squared-off silhouette and metal base have airy appeal, while a low-slung profile invites cozy conversation. 40.5"W x 35"D x 31"H. Handcrafted in the USA by skilled artisans. American and imported materials. Frame crafted of kiln-dried sustainably harvested hardwood. Seat cushions have high-resiliency foam cores wrapped in either our premium down blend or our thick, double layer polyfiber. Back cushion sits snugly behind seat cushion (included). Base is gleaming stainless steel. Available made to order in all of our custom upholstery fabrics; to place a custom order, please call 888-922-4108 for assistance from one of our furniture specialists. 6-8 week in-home delivery with White Glove Service.
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  • 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.
  • Williams-Sonoma Lucca Down Chair
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    Our supremely well-constructed chair has deep seats for the style and proportions of a club chair - with a decidedly modern edge. Lucca's squared-off silhouette and metal base have airy appeal, while a low-slung profile invites cozy conversation. 40.5"W x 35"D x 31"H. Handcrafted in the USA by skilled artisans. American and imported materials. Frame crafted of kiln-dried sustainably harvested hardwood. Seat cushions have high-resiliency foam cores wrapped in either our premium down blend or our thick, double layer polyfiber. Back cushion sits snugly behind seat cushion (included). Base is gleaming stainless steel. Available made to order in all of our custom upholstery fabrics; to place a custom order, please call 888-922-4108 for assistance from one of our furniture specialists. 6-8 week in-home delivery with White Glove Service.
  • Skargaarden Oxno Armchair - Set of 2
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    Sold as a Set of 2. The Oxno Range by Skargaarden is as happy in the open air as it is indoors. The seats of the chairs are ingeniously designed to appear as if they are hovering just above the frame. The table and the chairs are made entirely of teak which, if left untreated a silvery gray patina will develop that is a natural occurrence with teak. The table comes in 2 fixed sizes and is also available in an extending model. The optional seat cushions are made from weather resistant Sunbrella black fabric or felt in white or gray.
  • Williams-Sonoma Lucca Chair Standard
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    Our supremely well-constructed chair has deep seats for the style and proportions of a club chair - with a decidedly modern edge. Lucca's squared-off silhouette and metal base have airy appeal, while a low-slung profile invites cozy conversation. 40.5"W x 35"D x 31"H. Handcrafted in the USA by skilled artisans. American and imported materials. Frame crafted of kiln-dried sustainably harvested hardwood. Seat cushions have high-resiliency foam cores wrapped in either our premium down blend or our thick, double layer polyfiber. Back cushion sits snugly behind seat cushion (included). Base is gleaming stainless steel. Available made to order in all of our custom upholstery fabrics; to place a custom order, please call 888-922-4108 for assistance from one of our furniture specialists. 6-8 week in-home delivery with White Glove Service.
  • 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.
  • Williams-Sonoma Lucca Chair Standard
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    Our supremely well-constructed chair has deep seats for the style and proportions of a club chair - with a decidedly modern edge. Lucca's squared-off silhouette and metal base have airy appeal, while a low-slung profile invites cozy conversation. 40.5"W x 35"D x 31"H. Handcrafted in the USA by skilled artisans. American and imported materials. Frame crafted of kiln-dried sustainably harvested hardwood. Seat cushions have high-resiliency foam cores wrapped in either our premium down blend or our thick, double layer polyfiber. Back cushion sits snugly behind seat cushion (included). Base is gleaming stainless steel. Available made to order in all of our custom upholstery fabrics; to place a custom order, please call 888-922-4108 for assistance from one of our furniture specialists. 6-8 week in-home delivery with White Glove Service.
  • 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.
  • Williams-Sonoma Lucca Down Chair
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    Our supremely well-constructed chair has deep seats for the style and proportions of a club chair - with a decidedly modern edge. Lucca's squared-off silhouette and metal base have airy appeal, while a low-slung profile invites cozy conversation. 40.5"W x 35"D x 31"H. Handcrafted in the USA by skilled artisans. American and imported materials. Frame crafted of kiln-dried sustainably harvested hardwood. Seat cushions have high-resiliency foam cores wrapped in either our premium down blend or our thick, double layer polyfiber. Back cushion sits snugly behind seat cushion (included). Base is gleaming stainless steel. Available made to order in all of our custom upholstery fabrics; to place a custom order, please call 888-922-4108 for assistance from one of our furniture specialists. 6-8 week in-home delivery with White Glove Service.
  • 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.
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  • Williams-Sonoma Lucca Down Chair
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    Our supremely well-constructed chair has deep seats for the style and proportions of a club chair - with a decidedly modern edge. Lucca's squared-off silhouette and metal base have airy appeal, while a low-slung profile invites cozy conversation. 40.5"W x 35"D x 31"H. Handcrafted in the USA by skilled artisans. American and imported materials. Frame crafted of kiln-dried sustainably harvested hardwood. Seat cushions have high-resiliency foam cores wrapped in either our premium down blend or our thick, double layer polyfiber. Back cushion sits snugly behind seat cushion (included). Base is gleaming stainless steel. Available made to order in all of our custom upholstery fabrics; to place a custom order, please call 888-922-4108 for assistance from one of our furniture specialists. 6-8 week in-home delivery with White Glove Service.
  • Ethan Abramson Irving Armchair - White Oak
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    A larger version of the original Irving Chair, The Irving Armchair's perfectly slanted back and low placed arms make this chair as comfortable as it is good looking. Hand built using classic and modern woodworking techniques. Proudly made in New York.
  • Williams-Sonoma Lucca Down Chair
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    Our supremely well-constructed chair has deep seats for the style and proportions of a club chair - with a decidedly modern edge. Lucca's squared-off silhouette and metal base have airy appeal, while a low-slung profile invites cozy conversation. 40.5"W x 35"D x 31"H. Handcrafted in the USA by skilled artisans. American and imported materials. Frame crafted of kiln-dried sustainably harvested hardwood. Seat cushions have high-resiliency foam cores wrapped in either our premium down blend or our thick, double layer polyfiber. Back cushion sits snugly behind seat cushion (included). Base is gleaming stainless steel. Available made to order in all of our custom upholstery fabrics; to place a custom order, please call 888-922-4108 for assistance from one of our furniture specialists. 6-8 week in-home delivery with White Glove Service.
  • 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.
  • Williams-Sonoma Lucca Chair Standard
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    Our supremely well-constructed chair has deep seats for the style and proportions of a club chair - with a decidedly modern edge. Lucca's squared-off silhouette and metal base have airy appeal, while a low-slung profile invites cozy conversation. 40.5"W x 35"D x 31"H. Handcrafted in the USA by skilled artisans. American and imported materials. Frame crafted of kiln-dried sustainably harvested hardwood. Seat cushions have high-resiliency foam cores wrapped in either our premium down blend or our thick, double layer polyfiber. Back cushion sits snugly behind seat cushion (included). Base is gleaming stainless steel. Available made to order in all of our custom upholstery fabrics; to place a custom order, please call 888-922-4108 for assistance from one of our furniture specialists. 6-8 week in-home delivery with White Glove Service.
  • 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.

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