Haroshi x Modernica Artist Series Spyder Chair..
In 2018, Keith Hufnagel brought Haroshi to the Modernica Factory to work on the iconic HUF Middle Finger. Modernica set Haroshi up with an area inside our wood-shop so he could work on the middle finger for two weeks, and since then, we have been working together to create this project.
The unique chair features a wood base with a gradient color palette made of Maple Skateboarding veneers. Modernica engineered a new manufacturing process for the wood bending of the Spyder base and designed a custom-sized mold tailored to accommodate the unique plys. Modernica utilized wood materials similar to what Haroshi uses daily for sculpting, ensuring that the best Maple Skateboard Veneers were sourced. Each veneer was custom-dyed to match Haroshi's color palette to maintain the vibrancy of their high-pressure and high-heat wood-bending machine.
Additionally, Modernica’s Wood Shop made a wood branding stamp featuring Haroshi Guzo character, placed at the chair's base. Each chair has a dark-to-light gradient feature from the inner to outer plys while featuring colors that taper away towards the bottom of each chair.
The shell is enhanced by a custom fiberglass color that complements the outside layer of Natural Maple plys. To create the fiberglass shell, Modernica's Fiberglass department worked with Haroshi to hand mix resin and pigments to create an all-new fiberglass color that has never been used before.
The chair is finished with a plaque, hand-engraved by Haroshi's himself, featuring his signature and individually numbered.
This chair is limited to an edition of only 100 and will retail for $1,400 releasing 9am PST May 27th 2023