Eames H Base Stool (Modernica)
Dimensions (mm): 458 wide x 458 deep x 1043 high. 624 seat height (ideal for 880mm-930mm high bench tops).
Materials: Legs: Zinc plated steel + solid maple dowels. or Shell: Fiberglass – PBDE free (Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers) + Fire safety approved.
Fiberglass: Chiffon or Jet Black or Natural or Oatmeal or Terracotta or White.
This is it, the true iconic original classic Eames H Base Stool (Modernica); full title the Case Study® Fiberglass Side Shell H Base Counter Stool. Easily one of the most important and recognisable stools of all time, originally designed in 1948 as an entry in The Museum of Modern Art’s International Design Competition.
In the early fifties, fiberglass was considered an ultra-high tech material, and, importantly, it was both lightweight and heavy-duty. Initial development and production was through Zenith Plastics—early pioneers of developing fiberglass for household and military applications. As for the stool bases, they were cleverly designed to provide a number of leg options that would be interchangeable within the various shell series.
The shell stools were first available in the spring of 1950 and were manufactured and distributed until 1983. In 2000, Modernica revived this potentially lost art of high-pressure, moulded fiberglass. Modernica creates each shell, by hand, one-by-one, in their Los Angeles factory—just as they had been designed, developed, and produced in Southern California in the 1950s. Modernica even uses all of the original presses and specialised equipment obtained from the original manufacturing plant. To ensure authenticity of production, the initial shell production was overseen by the very same team employed over sixty years ago to develop the original technology.
Handcrafted in Los Angeles, U.S.A. Furniture that lasts.
Delivery and lead time
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Delivery method: Client Pick-Up (free); Delivery to Your Door Organised by PodMarket (invoiced separately); Delivery Organised by Client
Lead time: Approximately 12-14 weeks
* This entire range of fiberglass chairs contain no (PBDE) Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers and all have been fire safety tested and approved.
** Simple assembly required.
Design: Charles + Ray Eames
Made in Los Angeles, USA
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