In 1948 debuted a molded chair concept at MoMA's International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design. The result of much experimentation with molded forms for years, its capabilities offered fresh new design and great value. The organic shapes the medium allowed for were well-suited for mass-production, could be made affordably and could offer form-fitting comfort. The Molded Fiberglass Dowel-Leg Armchair (DFAW) became an instant hit and an icon of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Inmod's Molded Fiberglass Arm Chair with Wood Legs is a premium reproduction that accurately reflects the original design, as well as the quality, styling and specifications. It is stocked in the most popular configurations and can be ordered in your choice of fiberglass color, base color and seat finish (matte or glossy). Each detail that made the original iconic has been preserved, with no expense spared.
The Molded Fiberglass Side Chair with Wood Legs (DFSW) takes customizable mid-century design to new heights. In addition to our handpicked stocked models (black or white seat in your choice of glossy or matte finish atop an wood dowel base with FSC-Certified solid wood legs), this modern reproduction can be built exactly how you envision. Select any combination of fiberglass color, seat & wood finish and steel wires to create a classic that is uniquely you. Based on one of the most popular chair designs in modern history (known as the "Molded Fiberglass Dowel-Leg Side Chair" or "DFSW", the Molded Fiberglass Side Chair with Wood Legs is a highly accurate replica built to stand the test of time, that will meet the demands of heavy use in a residential or commercial space. Whether you choose from our stocked inventory or design it yourself, the Molded Fiberglass Side Chair with Wood Legs is every bit as practical as it is stylish.
The Molded Fiberglass Side Chair is a faithful reproduction of one of the most iconic chairs ever designed. Based on the popular mid-century mainstay, conceived by husband and wife team, Charles & Ray in the 1950s (commonly referred to as the "Molded Fiberglass Wire-Base Side Chair" or "DFSR", our accurate replica preserves the revolutionary styling, durability and versatile character of the original and offers an unparalleled array of color options. Choose from stocked white or black (in either glossy or matte finish) or completely customize it by choosing frame color, seat color and seat finish. The Molded Fiberglass Side Chair is built to last and is sure to bring an air of mid-century sensibility into your home, office or establishment.
The molded chair concept was originally created as a prototype for MoMA's International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design and introduced in 1948. The design was the result of years of experimentation with molded forms as a potential medium in mass-market furniture construction. The organic shapes the medium could produce were something fresh and new, were well suited to form-fitting comfort and could be made affordable. The original "shell chairs" (which included the Molded Fiberglass Wire-Base Armchair aka DFAR) became 20th century icons, whose popularity has only grown well into the 21st century.
Inmod's Molded Fiberglass Arm Chair is an accurate reproduction that stays true to the original shell chair designs and to their styling, quality and specifications. It is stocked in its most popular configurations and can be ordered in your choice of fiberglass color, base color and seat finish (matte or glossy). Each detail that made the original Molded Fiberglass Wire-Base Armchair special has been carefully preserved to ensure an authentic look and quality.
Eero Saarinen is one of the 20th century's most well known and respected designers. He is known for his ability to adapt his style to each specific project, and for designing in terms of setting rather than form. His Tulip Chair is the perfect example of this, as its shape was created to fix what he saw to be a problem in many dining rooms. This chair earned much recognition, receiving the 1969 Museum of Modern Art Award, and remains just as popular today.
The Saarinen Tulip Side Chairs bring this acclaimed design into your home. It works great to add a hint of retro flair to your dining table, or as occasional seating in your living room or home office. The Saarinen Tulip Side Chair is also customizable, enabling you to own a classic that fits in perfectly with your current décor. Its upholstered cushion is available in your choice of leather or fabric, with a great selection of colors to choose from. Its frame is made of fiberglass and met by a painted cast aluminum base.
More than a quality reproduction, this Eero Aarnio Ball Chair is customizable. It can be upholstered in your choice of fabric and color. Our Ball chairs have been used to promote brands, draw attention to trade show displays, furnish commercial and public spaces. You can also add unique statement in your home with your very own version of the Eero Aarnio Ball Chair.
Eero Aarnio is an internationally known designer for his ground-breaking contributions to modern interior design. In 1962, following his studies at the Institute of Art in Helsinki, Finland, he began his own business. Shortly after, he created his celebrated Ball Chair design in 1963. The Ball Chair is among his most admired designs, and has been featured in numerous films, television shows, magazines and other media outlets, both in the past and in present day. More than the pioneer of countless innovative designs, Aarnio can be credited with inspiring an entire generation of designers.
Why Our Ball Chairs are the Best:
Inmod has been selling reproduction Ball Chairs since 2003, and nobody knows ball chairs better than us. Inmod's reputation early on was built on the attention we pay to accuracy, especially with regard to the Ball Chair, which has long been our best selling furniture item. But as the demand for Ball Chairs has grown in recent years, so has the demand for affordability. To satisfy both needs, Inmod has developed the highest quality, most accurate reproduction on the market, period.
The Coconut Lounge Chair can be uniquely used in multiple seating positions. It was intended it to allow freedom of movement while remaining truly comfortable, a goal clearly achieved by this chair's brilliant design. The Coconut Lounge Chair makes an excellent addition to any room of your home, as it seamlessly combines the best in both form and function. Its recognizable design has already enjoyed true staying power and the Coconut Lounge Chair will continue to be a favorite as it enhances your home.
The Saarinen Womb Chair is one of the most well-known pieces of 20th century design, and is made for relaxation and comfort. Designed for comfort, there is no chair more soothing than the Saarinen Womb Chair. In addition to its impeccable comfort, the Saarinen Womb Chair's design is impossible to ignore. It's testament to both Saarinen's skill and challenging of rules, the result of which is this true icon of design.
This Saarinen Womb Chair is a highly accurate reproduction of the Saarinen original, offering exceptional quality and attention to detail. This chair can be customized to fit the look of your home.
The iconic Ball Chair is the cornerstone of any mid-century or retro-modern lounge area or living room. Building on the revolutionary concept popularized in the 1960's by Eero Aarnio and his original Ball Chair, we have essentially redesigned this piece to accommodate the needs of a new generation, while staying true to authentic materials and craftsmanship.
Manufactured by hand in the United States, our inspired reproduction has been created to a larger scale, to allow for more comfortable lounging. Now you can curl up inside this "room within a room" for the day (or the weekend) with a martini and a book and never sit in the same position twice.
Please note: The iBall Ball Chair will not fit through doorways less than 31.5" wide. span>
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Commercial & Home Use
Inmod is the leading provider of custom ball chairs for commercial and personal use. Manufactured in the United states by skilled fiberglass molders & upholsterers, our ball chairs have been featured in countless commercials, films, trade show displays, and furnished in thousands of homes all over the world.
The construction has been designed to withstand heavy use and is highly durable. All fabrics within our offerings have been rated for flame and stain resistance, and feature high rub counts, making them ideal for commercial or home use.
If our fabric selections aren't enough to satisfy your creative appetite, Inmod also accommodates C.O.M. (customer's own material). If you have your own fabric that you would like us to use, please call us at 1-877-22-INMOD. You will need 8 yards of fabric.
Ball Chair Care
Our available fabrics are stain resistant can be easily cleaned with soap & warm water on a damp cloth or towel.
We recommend placement of your Ball Chair to be at least a few feet from the wall or other furniture to avoid potential scratching. Minor surface scratches can be "buffed out" by applying automotive car wax.
The La Chaise works equally well surrounded by other mid-century modern pieces or contemporary decor. The La Chaise will make a statement in any room of your home with its inspiring, recognizable look. The La Chaise features a fiberglass shell complemented by a solid wood base available in your choice of finish.
The Fiberglass Rocker is a premium quality reproduction that accurately captures the essence of the iconic Molded Fiberglass Rocker (aka RFAR), replicating each proportion, finish and detail skillfully and accurately. Designed in 1948, the molded shell chair concept debuted at the MoMA's International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture. The result of previous experimentation with molded construction techniques, it became apparent that this method offered many possibilities both creatively and practically. The organic shapes they could form were fresh and new and the manufacturing process itself was well-catered to mass-production.
The original Molded Fiberglass Rocker (RFAR) was designed through an iterative process, as it was adapted from an earlier arm chair concept. The addition of the rocker base and its wide popularity is a true testament as to how versatile their shell concept was and still is. One of the most distinguished rocking chair designs of the last 100 years and without a doubt, the most recognized rocking chair within the genre of mid-century. Now more stylishly relevant than ever, this iconic design has become a mainstay in modern spaces both in the home and in public venues.
Inmod's Fiberglass Rocker faithfully preserves the quality, proportions and character of the original and offers true customizability. Virtually each component can be configured to your liking. Choose from various American hardwoods and metal finishes to create a uniquely chic rocker base. Choose from a spectrum of on-trend seat colors and then from matte or glossy finishes to create the perfect accent chair for your dining, living, bedroom, nursery space or for your establishment.
Eero Aarnio is known around the world for his innovative contributions to modern interior design. Many of his most popular designs, including the VSOP Chair, Ball Chair, and Bubble Chair, remain extremely popular today. Aarnio created innovative design with true staying power, and can be credited with inspiring an entire generation of designers.
The Eero Aarnio VSOP Chair features a fiberglass shell and base. Its precision engineered 360 degree swivel makes it both fun and convenient, as its space age design is sure to add a new and exciting look to your space.
Jacobsen worked as both an architect and designer. Together with another designer he produced the Ant and Series 7 Chair in 1952, propelling both his and Hansen's names into furniture history. In 1958, Arne Jacobsen introduced the Egg Chair, Swan Chair, and Swan Sofa to the world when he designed the lobby and reception areas of the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. The Jacobsen Swan Chair was technologically innovative at its time, featuring all curves and no straight lines. This innovation combined with its unique look helped to make the Jacobsen Swan Chair the popular piece it remains today.
The Jacobsen Swan Chair adds a unique complement to your living area while offering a truly comfortable seat in which to relax. This chair works great with other mid-century inspired pieces, and adds a cool accent to modern décor as well.
Eero Saarinen is one of the 20th century's most well known and respected designers. He is known for his ability to adapt his style to each specific project and for designing in terms of setting rather than form. His Tulip Chair is the perfect example of this, as it was created not to be aesthetically pleasing but to fix what he saw to be a problem. This chair earned Saarinen much recognition, including the 1969 Museum of Modern Art Award. It remains popular today, adding a distinct and recognizable complement to the modern home.
The Saarinen Tulip Chair lets you customize your own version of this modern classic. Its upholstered cushion is available in your choice of fabric or leather, with great choices available in each. The Saarinen Tulip Chair is great for adding a hint of retro style to the kitchen, living room, or anywhere else that needs something new.
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The Rocco is crafted from quality fiberglass, ensuring that it s strong and durable, yet lightweight and easy to move from room to room. This table looks great at the end of a modern sofa, or alone as a display table. It can also be grouped with other tables to create a larger cocktail table. It comes in a variety of stylish and fun colors, to perfectly suit your needs.
Designed by Mario Bellini in 1998, the Bellini Chair won Compass d Oro ADI, Italy s most prestigious design award, in 2001. Made of fiberglass reinforced polypropylene, the Bellini Chair is stackable and available in the color of your choice. Such materials enable the surface of the Bellini Chair very easy to clean and maintain. Suitable for indoor and/or outdoor use, the Bellini Chair is also approved for commercial and institutional use.
Born in Milan, Italy, Mario Bellini is a master of all trades. With experience and projects in interior design, architecture, furniture design and more, Bellini has worked with the likes of Olivetti, Vitra and Knoll. The works of Bellini have been featured in many museums worldwide. Twenty-five of Bellini s designs are part of the permanent collection in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.