H Base - Side Shell



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

$299.00

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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.

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.

The shipping box dimensions are: 29"x27"x18"

20lbs. packed

Fiberglass Side Shell Dimensions:
18"W x 16"H x 16"D

H-Base Dimensions:
16"W x 17"H x 18"D

Seat Height is approximately 18"

fiberglass shell,
triple-plated chrome-plated steel


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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