Dowel with Swivel Base - Arm Shell



Modernica
Ship times vary
with shell color.
Ships UPS ground within the contiguous US.
 

$449.00

maple zinc maple black
White Ships 1-2 weeks Natural Ships 1-2 weeks Charcoal Ships 1-2 weeks Purple Ships 1-2 weeks Apple Ships 1-2 weeks Ocean Ships 1-2 weeks Grass Green Ships 1-2 weeks Sunflower Yellow Ships 1-2 weeks Terracotta Ships 1-2 weeks Indigo Ships 1-2 weeks Orange Ships 1-2 weeks Oatmeal Ships 1-2 weeks Baby Blue Ships 1-2 weeks Chiffon Ships 1-2 weeks Red Ships 1-2 weeks Jadeite Ships 1-2 weeks Moss Ships 1-2 weeks Pink Ships 1-2 weeks Mustard Ships 1-2 weeks Celery Ships 1-2 weeks Army Green Ships 1-2 weeks Pickle Ships 1-2 weeks Elephant Ships 1-2 weeks PSA Magenta Ships 2-4 weeks Royal Blue Ships 2-4 weeks Jet Black Ships 2-4 weeks Nantucket Ships 2-4 weeks Meyer Lemon Ships 2-4 weeks Breeze Ships 2-4 weeks Olive Ships 2-4 weeks Pebble Ships 2-4 weeks Peacock Ships 2-4 weeks Yam Ships 2-4 weeks Twilight Ships 2-4 weeks Pumpernickel Ships 2-4 weeks
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The Case Study Fiberglass Dowel Chair with swivel base 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.

Handcrafted in Los Angeles, U.S.A.

Logo Zenith

Ship times vary with shell color.
Most shell colors ship within 1-2 weeks of order placement.
Ships UPS ground within the contiguous US.

Ships in 2 boxes. The shipping box dimensions are: 29" x 27" x 18" / 29" x 27" x 18"
23lbs / 25lbs packed

Fiberglass Arm Shell Dimensions:
25"W x 18"H x 18"D

Dowel Base Dimensions:
16"W x 17"H x 15.5"D

Seat Height is approximately 19.5"

fiberglass shell, maple, walnut, zinc-plated steel or black powdered-coated steel, 360-degree swivel mechanism


fire safety tested

Click here to see a full report of the flammability test.


fire safety tested Our fiberglass chairs contain no (PBDE) Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers

Simple assembly required. Please see the link below:
Fiberglass Chair Assembly Instructions


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