Legendary husband and wife design team Charles & Ray believed that functional modern design should be available to the masses. They also believed that their role as designers were that of grateful hosts catering to the needs of their guests. Having experimented with molded forms for years, Charles & Ray were keenly aware that the organic shapes achievable offered something new in the furniture industry. Not only could they be mass-produced, but the forms themselves offered something entirely new in design and function. Originally molded from fiberglass, and plastic later, Charles & Ray's Molded Plastic Dowel-Leg Armchair (aka DAW and "shell chair") became a 20th century icon and has embedded itself into the design culture of the 21st century.
Inmod's Molded Armchair with Wood Legs is an accurately interpreted replica that emulates the molded form of the seat, styling & proportioning of its wood & steel wire base down to each intentionally created detail. Like the original, the Molded Plastic Armchair with Wood Legs is constructed of fully recyclable polypropylene. Its authentically styled base is constructed of black powder-coated steel wire and solid beech wood legs. No expense has been spared in creating a quality reproduction you can be proud of and cherish for many years.
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 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.
The Molded Plastic Rocker is a stylish reproduction that accurately preserves the character and beauty of the modern classic Molded Plastic Rocker (aka RAR) and replicates each proportion, finish and detail skillfully and with acute attention to detail and quality. The molded shell chair concept was introduced at the International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture at the MoMA in 1948. This iconic design allowed for the creation of organic shapes that were fresh and new in the world of furniture, and these designs could be mass-produced, ultimately fulfilling their desire to make quality modern design affordable.
The Molded Plastic Rocker (RAR) was adapted from an earlier version that was constructed of fiberglass. The fiberglass rocker was in fact adapted from a stationary armchair that was introduced as part of the original shell chair collection which debuted at the MoMA. The addition of the rocker base and the recognition it received is a true testament as to how versatile the shell concept was and still is. One of the most distinguished rocking chair designs of the last 100 years, and without a doubt, one of the greatest contributions to mid-century modern design. 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 Molded Plastic Rocker faithfully captures the style and quality of the original, and offers several options. It is constructed of fully-recyclable polypropylene, and has a chromed steel wire-base with solid ash wood legs. Its softly matted seat is available in both white and black.