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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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Artless Melinda Chair
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    ARTLESS builds quality contemporary craft furniture that speaks a familiar language while presenting innovative designs in clean and functional lines. Each piece is designed to become an heirloom of construction and style through specially sourced materials and supreme American manufacturing. The sharp contrast of the solid walnut base against the softness of the colorful fabric adds to the playfulness of Melinda Seating by ARTLESS. The bucket seat styling wraps you in comfort and the arms are at the right height for enjoying a good book. The sinuous wire springs underneath the Danish wool are held in place by a kiln dried hardwood frame with double dowel joinery and corner blocks. The Melinda has a double button tight back with a loose cushion seat and is available as a chair or a settee in your choice of noted colors.
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  • KOI Isola Leather Swivel Chair
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    The English company, KOI, produces some of the most interesting and beautifully proportioned chairs we have seen in a long time. Each piece is hand made from the highest quality, vegetable tanned saddle leather which is skillfully hand-stitched in Italy before being attached to the nickel base. The Isola model has a 90 degree swivel and is the perfect accent chair. If you are looking for a unique substitute to the traditional modern chairs, the Isola will surely not disappoint. Leather is available in Mid Brown or Black. Please note that real, naturally dyed leather is used in construction of these chairs and there may be variations in color and texture.
  • Innit Designs Innit Rocking Chair - Chrome Base
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    This is the signature Innit Designs chair. Though similar in construction, and form to the Acapulco chair, this chair remains entirely unique with a completely circular frame rather than the pear or avocado shape of the Acapulco Chair. The originality, style and comfort of the Innit Chair cannot be overstated. Galvanized steel powder coated base. Suitable for indoor use. Other colors available.
  • Normann Copenhagen Era Lounge Chair - Low
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    Classic, inviting, nostalgic and curved. That's one way of describing the new range of lounge chairs designed by the Danish designer, Simon Legald. But the Era collection is many other things too. The design is well-proportioned, the lines are sharp, and the feel is contemporary. Era combines modern production techniques with traditional furniture craftsmanship in a timeless and characterful design. With its streamlined design and high quality, Era is a durable, long-lasting and versatile collection that easily accommodates modern interior’s need for flexibility. The chair is suitable for many different rooms in the home and can easily be used for different purposes as needs change. The Era collection is designed to transcend generations and is just as at home with lovers of design or families with children, as it is with young couples or their grandparents. The Era Lounge Chair is available in both a high and low version. The legs are available in oak, walnut, black lacquered steel or chrome, as well a chrome frame for the rocking chair. A footstool is also available for the Era collection, allowing ample opportunity for comfortable relaxation and rest for the feet. Choose between two lovely wool textiles with a vivid feel and beautiful structures, or soft, durable leather in a vast number of colors. Simon Legald says: ”It took a while to get the proportions and the interaction between the soft curves and straight lines on the shells just right. It was crucial that the upholstering and stitching were carried out with the utmost precision. I wanted to create individual chairs where each one had its own character. I did this through the variations of the high and low versions, and by the different frames available for the chair. For example, the wooden frames are flat and add warmth while the slimmer, round steel and chrome frames give a more industrial feel. Finally, the frame for the rocking chair is a slightly unexpected and playful choice for a lounge chair.” Priced with Gabriel Breeze Fusion upholstery-other materials available.
  • 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.
  • Innit Designs Innit Rocking Chair - White Base
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    This is the signature Innit Designs chair. Though similar in construction, and form to the Acapulco chair, this chair remains entirely unique with a completely circular frame rather than the pear or avocado shape of the Acapulco Chair. The originality, style and comfort of the Innit Chair cannot be overstated. Galvanized steel powder coated base. Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Other colors available.
  • 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.
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  • Asplund TS Chair
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    Asplund is one of Sweden’s leading design and interior firms formed more than 24 years ago. Continuing with top-of-the-line quality, the Asplund collection represents simplicity and elegant design. Influenced by their Swedish heritage along with very stylish & timeless designs, Asplund is considered the best Scandinavian brand with numerous design awards such as Elle Decor, Red Dot Design and Wallpaper* magazine. Asplund's collection is produced mainly in Sweden, ensuring the highest quality, while observing ethical and environmentally friendly production processes. Asplund is aware of their social responsibility as a producer to make furniture that will last a lifetime and that several generations can enjoy. The products are designed in cooperation with well- known swedish and international designers such as Marc Newson, Jasper Morrison, Tom Dixon, Broberg Ridderstråle, Piero Lissoni, Andreas Engesvik, Thomas Sandell, Jonas Bohlin and Claesson Koivisto Rune. The TS chair was designed for the Modern Museum in Stockholm. Functionality was important, so Thomas Sandell created a stackable chair that could easily be put away. The standard color is white blended with the natural wooden color at the bottom of the legs so the chair looks like it is lifting from the floor. Typical of both Sandell and Asplund, this chair is completely contemporary while still making references to traditional rural Swedish design. Its narrow width makes it suitable for limited spaces, both at home and in restaurants. Available With Or Without Unpainted "sock" at bottom of leg. Available in other Asplund standard colors if ordering more than 4 pieces.
  • 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.
  • Innit Designs Innit Classic Chair - White Base
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    This is the signature Innit Designs chair. Though similar in construction, and form to the Acapulco chair, this chair remains entirely unique with a completely circular frame rather than the pear or avocado shape of the Acapulco Chair. The originality, style and comfort of the Innit Chair cannot be overstated. Galvanized steel powder coated base. Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Other colors available.
  • Innit Designs Innit Rocking Chair - Black Base
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    This is the signature Innit Designs chair. Though similar in construction, and form to the Acapulco chair, this chair remains entirely unique — with a completely circular frame rather than the pear or avocado shape of the Acapulco Chair. The originality, style and comfort of the Innit Chair cannot be overstated. Galvanized steel powder coated base. Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Other colors available.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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..
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  • Normann Copenhagen Just Chair - Upholstered
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    Normann Copenhagen has carefully selected the materials for their attractive design as well as ensuring a durable result and a comfortable sitting experience. All the textiles are made of lovely wool blends with vivid expression, beautiful structures and plenty of play. In addition, they are all extremely durable and suitable for intensive use. The designer duo Iskos-Berlin has returned to the essence of the chair for Just. They have taken their reference point in the shape of the chair as typically drawn by a child, that is, with legs that seem to protrude directly from the seat. They have visually transferred this effect to the Just Chair, where a chrome frame has been uniquely tucked into the underside of the shell, transforming the chair to a harmonic, natural and unified whole. Just Chair is just as beautiful when seen from below as from above. The frame is discretely tucked into the chair's molded shell, and the shell's tapering thickness gives it a friendly and welcoming expression. The point where the legs and shell meet is done with incredible elegance and accentuates the high quality of the upholstering. Just Chair is available in an array of colors and excellent qualities that make it suitable for numerous environments and styles. Just Chair has been awarded the prestigious Interior Innovation Award: Selection 2014. Priced in Gabriel Breeze Fusion ( 88 % Wool, 12 % Polyamide) other textiles available upon request:
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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