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.
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.
Xavier Pauchard was one who understood raw materials and designed his iconic Marais A Chair (aka Tolix Chair) out of galvanized steel, using a construction process that required 100 manual operations. Since it's conception in 1934, the famed bistro chair design is more popular than ever, and can be seen in homes, cafes, restaurants and offices all over the world. Now, over 80 years later, The Bastille Cafe Stacking Chair is manufactured using the same techniques applied in the original construction, built to virtually the same specification and is available in more colors than ever before. From metallic finishes like silver & copper, to trendy pop hues, coated in zinc for protection against rust, the Bastille is well situated in any indoor or outdoor space.
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.
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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.
Verner Panton is considered one of the founders of ultra modern furniture. Panton was a student of legendary designer Arne Jacobsen, and worked among some of the era's most noted designers. He is best known for his distinct, futuristic style, as is seen in this chair. Much of his work remains extremely popular today, proof of the staying power of great design. Also known as the S Chair or Ess Chair, the Panton S Chair has a unique shape that adds instant character to your home.
The Panton S Chair is as much a piece of art as it is a functional piece of furniture. Though its look is statuesque, this chair is surprisingly comfortable and works great paired with a dining table, or as occasional seating in any room of the home or office. The Panton S Chair is made of strong, durable fiberglass. It is available in a variety of colors, so you can best match or contrast your home.
Pierre Paulin began designing furniture for Thonet in 1958, and later became the designer for Artifort where he created a series of sculptural chairs. Paulin received many high profile government commissions including interiors for the Elysee Palace in Paris. The Paulin Slice Chair is one of his most recognizable designs, and has the unique characteristic of taking on different looks when viewed from different visual angles.
The Paulin Slice Chair is available in your choice of fabric. It is perfectly complemented by a polished stainless steel base. This chair has great modern appeal that works as well in today's home as it did when first introduced.
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.
Saarinen recognized the importance of comfort, a principle that was at the center of this collection. He was the first to construct a chair shell from fiberglass, a material that is not only visually appealing but flexes in response to body weight making it extremely comfortable. The Saarinen Side Chair is just one of his designs that remains popular today, proof of the staying power of his innovative work.
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.
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.
Made from a unique one-piece construction of roto-molded polymer, the Frank Gehry Color Cube is available in a wide variety of vibrant colors for you to choose from. It is sustainable for both indoor and outdoor use, so you can create an interesting outdoor seating area and move it inside as the weather gets colder. Suitable for contract markets, the Frank Gehry Color Cube also makes bold statements in restaurants, hotels, and other various commercial locations.
A famous, award-winning architect, Frank Gehry was born in Toronto and then moved to Los Angeles at the age of seventeen. Throughout his career, he has designed many buildings throughout the world, including the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, CA. Gehry created the Frank Gehry Furniture Collection in 2004, which is display at the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York and on permanent display at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich.
Made from a single piece of roto-molded polymer, the Vignelli Bench is available in several colors for you to choose from. The Vignelli Bench is suitable to be used both indoors and out, as well as in commercial and institutional areas. Pair the Vignelli Bench with the Vignelli Cube for the complete Vignelli Collection.
The Vignelli Bench is designed by Lella and Massimo Vignelli, a famous design couple originally from Italy that live to that mantra "Design is one." From graphic design to interior design, the Vignelli s have provided their service to the likes of the United States Postal Service, Bloomingdales and the Guggenheim Museum. In 2003, Lella and Massimo Vignelli received the National Design Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Bradley Bungie Office Chair features a powder epoxy coated steel frame with bungie cord loops and polypropylene armrests. It offers a high back for support and both tilts and swivels. The Bradley Bungie Office Chair is also conveniently height adjustable via a gas lift.
The Bungie Low Back Office Chair features an epoxy coated frame with extra strong bungie loops. This chair conveniently swivels and offers a convenient gas lift. The Bungie Low Back Office Chair features a seat and back in your choice of color & finish, enabling you to add something sophisticated or fun and funky to your space.
Suitable for commercial use, the Frank Gehry Easy Chair is a simple way to keep guests comfortable while simultaneously maintaining a stylish scene. Constructed from a single piece of roto-molded polymer, the Frank Gehry Easy Chair is made in a glistening silver color that is classic and timeless. It can also be used indoors and outdoors, depending on your space. A part of the Frank Gehry Furniture Collection, the Frank Gehry Easy Chair is among the likes of other interesting pieces such as the Frank Gehry Sofa and Frank Gehry Bench.
Designed in 2004, the Frank Gehry Furniture Collection is the creation of well-known architect Frank Gehry. Born in Toronto in 1929, Gehry has become an iconic architect with endless awards under his belt. Of his most recent works, the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain are the most recognized. The Frank Gehry Furniture Collection is on display at the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York and on permanent display at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich.