The Story of Modernica's Shell (Eames) ChairsNicole Balch
Modernica did not design the fiberglass shell chairs that they sell, but they do produce the most authentic versions today. The iconic Eames chair design has been with us for over 60 years now, but the original fiberglass construction was abandoned in 1983. An officially licensed plastic version is still sold by Herman Miller, but it lacks the originals’ characteristic finish.
Modernica began selling molded fiberglass shell chairs by first buying remnant stock from the Eames’ production factory. Soon after, they began creating their own chairs, using the original molds and processes.
You can learn more about the history ofthese chairs at Modernica’s blog. They are available for $295-535 each (depending on configuration) and this Thanksgiving weekend, you can save 15% by entering “blackfriday” at checkout.