05 May 2011
Fibreglass shell chairs
Whether you fancy vivid brights or subtle pastels, armchairs or side chairs, rockers or Eiffel bases, these classic fibreglass chairs are now in stock in a myriad of combinations.
These chairs are the most authentic modern day reproductions of Charles Eames' original 1950s design, using the same material and colour range. They are often referred to as the most significant furniture design of the 20th century.
In the early 1940s Charles and Ray had the opportunity to develop new methods of moulding and bending for the US Navy during World War II. After the war they continued to apply these techniques to their own furniture designs.
These models were shown to the public for the first time in 1948 at the 'Low Cost Furniture Design' contest organised by the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
See the different combinations available here.