The world is a shell / Charles & Ray Eames’ Fibreglass Chair

The world is a shell / Charles & Ray Eames’ Fibreglass Chair

It was in 1948 that this iconic chair was designed by one of the greatest. Since then, it has maintained its popularity and i can see them everywhere these days, even in my local wannabe design shop down the road.

The shell chair was the first one-piece plastic chair offered without upholstery or other covering and was made of fiberglass-infused plastic. The new licensed versions are now made in recyclable polypropylene which is more environmentally-friendly.

Here is a link to see them in action.

And the famous movie on how to make it !

Published by on June 24, 2011

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