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ABOUT MODERNICA

For over 25 years, Modernica has proudly built each piece of furniture, one-by-one, at its five-acre campus in Los Angeles. It has been family owned and operated since it opened and is home to a world-class upholstery and woodshop.

Modernica is responsible for revitalizing the almost lost art of high-pressure fiberglass molding. The factory is home to the historic fiberglass presses and specializes machinery that has been used in the production of thousands of chairs for over three generation. Since 1999, Modernica has steadfastly produced the chairs as they were originally created, preserving fiberglass chair legacy and craft.

FIBERGLASS

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. Made in California.

WOOD SHOP

For over 25 years, Modernica has proudly built each piece of furniture, one-by-one, at its five-acre campus in Los Angeles. It has been family owned and operated since it opened and is home to a world-class upholstery and woodshop.

UPHOLSTERY

Setting the gold standard for comfort, Modernica upholstery is produced entirely in our Los Angeles factory, using the traditional construction methods. The Modernica upholstery team has produced, this iconic Scandinavian design for over two decades. With a selection of over 30 fabric choices, we are sure you will find the chair that’s just right for you. Made in California.

CERAMICS

The Case Study Ceramics® series is inspired by the prolific period in architecture and home furnishing designs immediately following WW2. All of our Case Study Ceramics® are high fired, hand-made, using a jiggering tool for shaping, and are finished on a potters wheel. None of our ceramics are slip cast molded.