These Art-embellished fiberglass Case Study® chairs are a wonderful option for lovers of contemporary art and mid-century modern furniture. Made by Modernica, the fiberglass shell chairs are created by hand, one by one, using the original molds and processes from Charles Eames’ original 1948 design and feature officially licensed artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Shepard Fairey.
Basquiat, Haring and Fairey Fiberglass Shell Chairs
Fiberglass Shell Chairs were originally designed in 1948 by Charles Eames as an entry in The Museum of Modern Art’s International Design Competition, and have become of the most important and recognizable designs of the twentieth century. The fiberglass construction ceased in 1983 and now Herman Miller only sells licensed molded plastic versions.
Modernica, on the other hand, began selling molded fiberglass shell chairs by first buying remnant stock from the Eames’ production factory and then began creating their own chairs, using the original molds and processes. Despite not being ‘officially’ Eames, the Modernica Case Study chairs are excellent facsimiles of the original. Each fiberglass shell is created by hand, one-by-one, in Modernica’s Los Angeles factory.
Working with global art licensing companies, Modernica is now offering their fiberglass Case Study Side Chairs featuring artworks by Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Shepard Fairey. And they are fabulous looking!
Modernica X Jean-Michel Basquiat
Jean-Michel Basquiat Case Study Side Shell Eiffel Chair – Per Capita:
Jean-Michel Basquiat Case Study Side Shell Eiffel Chair – Jackson:
Modernica X Keith Haring
Keith Haring Case Study Side Shell Eiffel Chair – Figures:
Keith Haring Case Study Side Shell Eiffel Chair – Faces:
The Artestar licensed Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring Case Study Side Shell chairs both have the metal Eiffel base and require some assembly.
Modernica x Shepard Fairey
The Modernica Shepard Fairey Case Study Side Shell Dowel Chair is a special limited edition created exclusively for Beyond The Streets. The chair features college and patterns that have become signature motifs in Shepard’s work and is limited to a production of 500.
Modernica sells the Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring Case Study Side Shell chairs with Eiffel base for $495 + free shipping here.
Beyond The Streets also carries the Basquiat and Haring Chairs for $499 here