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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.
  • Mamagreen Natun Black Stacking Armchair
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    The Natun's corset-inspired design is alluring yet lightheartedly playful. While all of the Natun Black seat sling and arm upholstery fabrics are black, the backrest fabric can be customized to create a two-color chair.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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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.
  • Kartell Victoria Ghost Chair (Set of 2)
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    This is a chair born of classic lines whose rounded backrest recalls the shape of antique medallions, whilst the seat is linear and geometric. Victoria Ghost is made of transparent, colored polycarbonate and formed in a single injection mold. It is stable
  • Artek Lukki 5 Armchair
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    Designed by Ilimari Tapiovaara in 1956 as part of a competition for the design of student furniture for the Helsinki University of Technology, the versatile, stackable design of the Lukki 5 collection was built for casual comfort. The pressed plywood seat on bent metal tubes creates a lightweight structure that is stylish and durable. The design brings to mind the image of a daddy long legs spider which gives the collection its name, Lukki, which means “daddy” in Finnish. The Lukki 5 collection is available in black, stone white or sage green.
  • Kartell Plastics Armchair
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    Plastics is a system of modular seating whose simple and linear elements can stand alone or in different combinations, giving life to innumerable possibilities. The transparent polycarbonate base and the use of rubberized technical fabrics combine aesthet
  • Normann Copenhagen Ace Chair
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    Flat-packed upholstered lounge furniture sounds like a crazy idea. Hans Hornemann considered it a requirement that the function did not involve any compromise with the design. Ace is constructed from molded plywood, covered with molded foam for the highest possible comfort. The back is flexible, which gives it a springy feeling, ensuring great sitting comfort. In order to reach the goal of this ambitious project, Normann Copenhagen has specially developed production tools, brackets, screws, legs and fabrics. Ace combines intelligent engineering with an elegant visual impression. Ace is delivered in two attractive fabrics, a vibrant velour and a flecked wool textile, as well as soft, exclusive leather. The woollen textile, “Nist”, has been developed in-house by Normann Copenhagen to complete the characteristic visual style. Nist is manufactured using an untraditional weaving technique and contains 52 percent linen, which produces an attractive natural flecking of the fabric. The velour brings Ace a seductive elegance, while Nist gives the chair a more stringent, masculine look. Ace has legs in stained beech, in the same colour tones as the fabrics for a uniform expression. The stain allows the wood’s natural flame patterns to shine through and adds a discrete play to the monochrome colour universe consisting of five inviting shades. In addition to the Ace lounge chair, the Ace collection includes a sofa, a dining table chair and a footstool. Legs: Stained Beech (for Textile), Painted Oak (for Black Leather) or Lacquered Oak (for Brandy Leather). Nist Fabric Colors ( 52 % Flax, 45 % Virgin Wool 3 % Polyamide): Velour Fabric Colors (100% Polyester): Leather:
  • Kartell Bubble Club Chair
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    The Kartell Bubble Club Chair, a Philippe Starck design, is made of smooth and durable batch-dyed polyethylene. The chair can live perfectly outside, but is also great for furnishing internal communal spaces, waiting rooms and public places. It is characterized by the soft lines of the arms in contrast with the more essential and rational line of the back. It is the ideal example of the Kartell design concept of pairing classic style with modern materials.
  • 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.
  • Kartell - Dr. NO Arm chair
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    Design chair by Philippe Starck The Dr. NO arm chair is a Kartell classic that became well known because of its perfect assembly of function and aesthetic. This distinctive chair has been designed by Philippe Starck. Robust chair for indoor and outdoor Dr. NO doesn’t mind about temperature variations, and also other characteristics make the chair bribing with its high functionality: Four chairs are stackable without any problems and the used material polypropylene is easy to care and robust and also makes Dr. NO ideally adapted for the outdoor use. Chair in pastel shades for home and object areas More advantages of the Dr. NO armchair are the comfort of the seat, the elegant design and the huge selection of colours. Pastel tones are emphasized in this collection. The special shape, the robust construction and the practical usage make Dr. NO the perfect solution for private and public rooms as well as for the inside and the outside.
  • 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.
  • Kartell LOUIS GHOST Chair - Smoke Grey
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    Comfortable designer armchair in transparent polycarbonate Louis XV style.. The quintessence of baroque has been revisited by Philippe Stark to dazzle, excite and captivate.. Louis Ghost is the most daring example in the world of injected polycarbonate in a single mould.. Despite its evanescent and crystalline appearance, Louis Ghost is stable and durable, shock and weather resistant and can also be stacked six high.. This chair has great charm, considerable visual appeal and brings a touch of elegance and irony to any style of home.
  • 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.
  • Kartell - La Marie Chair
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    Philippe Starck designed the first completely transparent chair of the world. The result is embossed by bribing clearness, weightlessness and transparency. The Kartell La Marie chair has been designed with Starck’s credo of creating a reduced and with it uniform design that would consequently not age. The cast out of one only piece of polycarbonate emphasizes this clearness. The chair acts factually and still not too seriously, playful but not cheap. Thanks to the scratch- and shock-resistant material, the La Marie chair is adapted to be used inside and outside. Up to seven chairs can be stacked, to store them space saving. The La Marie chair by Kartell is available in different colour combinations.
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  • Normann Copenhagen Form Armchair
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    Simon Legald has been ambitious in his design of Form and in this has challenged the traditional type of construction seen in a chair. The goal was to create a chair with a cohesive and unified look as well as a natural integration between seat and base. In order to achieve this, Normann Copenhagen has developed an innovative and sleek mounting solution consisting of four molded plastic connectors, which fit perfectly to the seat of the shell. This almost makes it appear as though the legs are growing out of the seat. Legs available in oak, walnut, or lacquered steel that matches the seat color.
  • Kartell Plastics Left Arm Chair
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    The Kartell Plastics Left Arm Chair, designed by Piero Lissoni, is a part of a system of youthful and trendy modular seating. Its various components can stand alone or in different combinations as needed. The Plastics Left Arm Chair features a soft polyurethane cushion with backrest and armrest, with clean lines enhanced by transparent polycarbonate feet.
  • 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..
  • Kartell Smoke Louis Ghost Armchair
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    A postmodern icon in the canon of Philippe Starck, the Louis Ghost Chair blends technical design innovation with baroque reverence. Its recognizable Louis XVI chair shape is pared down to an essential form and boldly reinterpreted in translucent polycarbonate. Stackable, scratch-resistant, and easy to clean, its medallion-style backrest and fluted arms and legs create a graceful, geometric silhouette that is as ethereal as its namesake. Kartell's creative, transparent creations illuminate the light of internal spaces with a touch of unexpected beauty - both modern and timelessly classic. For more than 60 years, the Italian company has brought continual evolution to the materials, design, and color spectrum of its signature polycarbonate creations, each dreamed up by some of the most creative minds in the design industry.
  • 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.
  • Kartell Louis Ghost
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    Ghost Chair by Philippe Starck A comfortable arm chair made of transparent polycarbonate in the Louis-Quinze-style inspired Design. An amazing and fascinating modern homage to the Baroque style, out of the year 2002, by star-designer Philippe Starck. Stackable for Inside and Outside Use Louis Ghost also is extremely innovative regarding its technique and is seamlessly manufactured in an injection-moulding procedure out of one piece: A very brave polycarbonate application. Despite its smooth and transparent looking, Louis Ghost is stable and long lasting, shock- and scratch-resistant as well as weatherproof. Up to 6 chairs can be stacked. A very special piece of furniture with charm and overwhelming esthetical appeal that fits elegantly and boldly in every living room or public area at the same time. Louis Ghost in Different Colours and with own Patterns Kartell has 3 standard models in its program: Transparent, coloured in different colours and opaque, timeless, in black and white. Special models can be manufactured individually by client requests, with different patterns on the backrest. To be chosen: Children’s face, Chinese mask, bear’s head or a black mask – or individual images on demand. A minimum order quantity of 10 pieces is required for the print of individual pictures. In case the Louis Ghost is going to be used in public places, it can also be ordered as fire-retardant edition, as first plastic chair of the world. Read how customers have rated this product.
  • Modernica Arm Shell Chair - Dowel 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.
  • Kartell Mr. Impossible Chair
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    The Kartell Mr. Impossible Chair shows that, indeed, nothing's impossible when it comes to furniture design. Created by Phillipe Starck and Eugeni Quitllet, it combines sophisticated, organic-looking design and advanced plastic processing. To create the fluid bi-color effect, the oval colored polypropylene seat is formed separately and then welded onto the clear polypropylene frame to create one seamless and durable piece. Available in a wide range of solid and transparent colors.
  • Modernica Shell Side Chair Rocker
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    The Case Study Fiberglass Rocking 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 runners or solid walnut runners. 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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