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Pair of Vintage Mid Century Eames Fiberglass Shell Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Original Eames fiberglass shell chairs circa 1960 salmon color chairs Iconic design with fiberglass shell on stackable steel base. Comfortable contoured ergonomic design. Embos...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Fiberglass

Eames Mid Century Purple Fiberglass Shell Chair
Located in Countryside, IL
Eames mid century purple fiberglass shell chair Chair measures: 24.75 wide x 25 deep x 29 high, with a seat height of 18 inches and arm height of 25 inches All pieces of furnitur...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Chrome

Eames for Herman Miller Terracotta Fiberglass Shell Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Original 1960s Eames terracotta fiberglass shell chairs with original H bases, designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. The scarce terracotta shell has its original finis...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Fiberglass

Pair of Eames Style Yellow Fiberglass Shell Chairs by Techfab
By TechFab
Located in Redding, CT
Pair of Eames style yellow fiberglass shell chairs by Techfab. These chairs are stackable so perfect for minimal space apartments. Please request a parcel quote from 1stdibs as it w...
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1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Metal

Eames for Herman Miller DSS Orange Fiberglass Shell Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Original 1960s DSS molded fiberglass shell chairs on stacking base, designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. Gleaming orange shells are in original condition, each with a...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Fiberglass

Eames for Herman Miller Navy Blue Fiberglass Shell Chair
By Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Original 1960s molded fiberglass shell chairs in navy blue, designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. Gleaming shells are in original condition, each with a distinct threa...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Fiberglass

Eames for Herman Miller Ultramarine Blue Fiberglass Shell Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Original 1960s molded fiberglass shell chairs in Ultramarine Blue, designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. Gleaming shells are in original condition, each with a distinc...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Fiberglass

Lawrence Peabody for Selig Mid Century Wingback Fiberglass Shell Chair, Green
By Lawrence Peabody, Selig
Located in Countryside, IL
Lawrence Peabody for Selig mid century wingback fiberglass shell chair - green Chair measures: 27.5 wide x 25 deep x 32.25 high, with a seat height of 15.5 inches All pieces of fur...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Metal

Rare Pair of 'Karate' Swiveling Fiberglass Shell Chairs by Michel Cadestin
By Michel Cadestin, Airborne International
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare pair of 'Karate' swiveling fiberglass shell chairs by Michel Cadestin. These iconic chairs were designed circa 1970 by Michel Cadestin for French furniture manufacturer Airbo...
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1970s French Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Iron

Eames For Herman Miller Mid Century Yellow Fiberglass Shell Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Countryside, IL
Eames For Herman Miller Mid Century Yellow Fiberglass Shell Chair The chair measures: 24.75 wide x 22 deep x 31.25 high, with a seat height of 18 inches and arm height of 26 inche...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Chrome

Early Eames DAR Fiberglass Shell Chair Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Round Rock, TX
Early 2nd generation “Eiffel” DAR shell chair by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. This example shows off its heavy fibrous shell in lovely parchment color. Still retains its ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Fiberglass

Original Eames Fiberglass Shell Chairs by Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage 1960s molded fiberglass side shell chairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. Gleaming shells are in original condition, each with a distinct thready texture...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Fiberglass

Eames for Herman Miller Crimson Red Fiberglass Shell Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Original 1960s red fiberglass shell side chair designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. The scarce candy red colored shell has its original finish with distinct thread te...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Fiberglass

Mid-Century Modern Fiberglass Shell Chair by Eames for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This mid century modern shell chair was designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller and features a fiberglass construction with original "H" shaped aluminum base which offers...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Aluminum

Charles Eames by Hermann Miller Design Red Fabric and Fiberglass Shell Chairs
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brescia, IT
Charles Eames by Hermann Miller, circa 1960s. Ivory shell seat and red fabric metal and aluminum base. Very good condition.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Metal

416 Fiberglass Shell Chair by Wim Rietveld & Andre Cordemeyer for Gispen, 1950s
By Wim Rietveld, Gispen Culemborg
Located in The Hague, NL
Minimalistic Dutch pride design- no. 416 model lounge/ armchair designed by Wim Rietveld (son of Gerrit Thomas Rietveld) and Andre Cordemeyer for Gispen, Culemborg, 1957. This first...
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1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Steel

Eames Fiberglass Greige Shell Chair on Walnut Dowel Base
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Original 1960s molded fiberglass shell chair in a scarce greige, designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. These 1960s shells have a warm, sandy attractive hue that is har...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Fiberglass

Transitional Eames Herman Miller, Venice, CA, Shell Chair
By Charles Eames
Located in New York, NY
Hard to find second generation Charles Eames for Herman Miller fiberglass shell chair. This model was still using the nice heavy solid "X" base, and larger shock mounts. The chair is...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Metal

Eames for Herman Miller Yellow Shell Chairs
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Original 1960s molded fiberglass shell chairs in yellow, designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. Gleaming shells are in original condition, each with a distinct thready ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Fiberglass

Eames for Herman Miller Lemon Yellow Shell Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Original 1960s molded fiberglass shell chairs on Maple Dowel Base, designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. These distinctly thready 1960s shells have a brilliant canary...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Fiberglass

Set of 8 Mid Century Modern Mustard Yellow Dowel Base Eames Dining Shell Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Lafayette, IN
Fantastic set of original vintage fiberglass shell chairs by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller. Chairs feature a rare "Dijon Mustard" color and gorgeous reproduction dowel bases ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Metal

Eames for Herman Miller Ochre Yellow Shell Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Original 1960s molded fiberglass shell chairs on Maple Dowel Base, designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. These distinctly thready vintage shells have a muted mustard ...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Fiberglass

Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller Brown Shell Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
We have eleven original 1960s Eames fiberglass shell chairs with original H bases. Narrow mount. Lovely rich brown color. These have their original finish and are gorgeous, gleaming,...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Fiberglass

Eames for Herman Miller Navy Blue Shell Chairs on H Bases
By Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Original 1960s molded fiberglass shell chairs in Navy Blue, designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. Gleaming shells are in original condition, each with a distinct threa...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Fiberglass

Eames for Herman Miller Dax Fiberglass Shell Dining Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Wichita, KS
Early model Eames for Herman Miller fiberglass dax shell dining chair in orange. it is stamped Herman Miller and has the zenith Prime circle logo stamp as well.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Metal

Yellow Molded Fiberglass Swivel Shell Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Yellow molded fiberglass swivel shell chair with arms and black metal four-legged base. This chair is in beautiful condition and makes for a perfect desk chair.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Metal

Vintage Mid Century Modern White Fiberglass Shell Rolling Adjustable Desk Chair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Mid Century Modern White Fiberglass Shell Rolling Adjustable Desk Chair. Item features adjustable height, rolling casters, white fiberglass seat, chrome base, clean modernist...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Metal

Eames Fiberglass Shell Dining Chairs by Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Herman Miller fiberglass dining chairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames. All in matching “greige” color, which is elegant and complements all decor and color schemes. Signed and gua...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Fiberglass, Wood

Eames Fiberglass Shell Dining Chairs by Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Herman Miller fiberglass dining chairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames. All in matching “greige” color, which is elegant and complements all decor and color schemes. Signed and gua...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Wood, Fiberglass

"La Fonda" C. Eames by H. Miller Space Age Design Fiberglass Shell Two Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Brescia, IT
Black fiberglass shell seat Aluminium base.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Aluminum

1960s Miroslav Navratil Fiberglass Shell Lounge Chair, Czechoslovakia
By Miroslav Navratil
Located in Praha, CZ
- Newly upholstered - The wooden parts have been refurbished and stained in mat black color.
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1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Fabric, Wood

Pair of Midcentury Shell Fiberglass Lounge Chairs, Czechoslovakia, 1960s
Located in Prague 8, CZ
These shell lounge chairs are an interesting example of Czechoslovak midcentury furniture design. They were designed by Miroslav Navratil or František Jirák. They are associated with...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Gustavian Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Fabric, Laminate, Wood

Set of Eight Eames Fiberglass Shell Dining Chairs by Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Herman Miller fiberglass dining chairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames. All in matching “greige” color, which is elegant and complements all decor and color schemes. Signed and gua...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Fiberglass, Wood

Eames Modernica Case Study Side Shell Rocking Chair Pair Fiberglass Chrome Wood
By Charles Eames
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Originally designed in 1948, as an entry in The Museum of Modern Art’s International Design Competition, the classic fiberglass Eames chair is one of the most significant and recogni...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Chrome

1940s Parchment Color Fiberglass Shell RAR Rocking Chair by Charles & Ray Eames
By Charles and Ray Eames, Zenith, Herman Miller
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Rocking chair by Charles & Ray Eames, fiberglass shell and birch, USA, 1948 RAR rocking chair designed by famous couple Charles and Ray Eames. This is an early example with beauti...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Metal

1 Herman Miller Eames Fiberglass Shell DAR Eiffel Base
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Pasadena, TX
Charles Eames and Ray Eames were the embodiment of the inventiveness, energy and optimism at the heart of Mid-Century Modern American design, and have been recognized as the most inf...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Fiberglass

Six Classic Fiberglass Swivel Side Shell Chairs Charles Eames, Herman Miller
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Buffalo, NY
Six Classic Mid-Century Modern fiberglass swivel side shell chairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames, manufactured by Herman Miller. Remarkable condition for there age, early example...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Aluminum

Rare Pair of Mid-Century Modern Fiberglass and Brown Leather Shell Lounge Chairs
By Krueger International
Located in Lafayette, IN
Wonderful pair of rare 1960s AFKA guest/side chairs by Krueger metal products. These chairs feature a white fiberglass shell, chrome steel frame and solid walnut armrests. Chairs hav...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Chrome

Red Fiberglass Charles and Ray Eames Side Shell Chairs, Scoops Herman Miller
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic Mid-Century Modern side shell chairs, "SCOOPS" designed by Charles and Ray Eames manufactured by Herman Miller, amazing hard to find red fiberglass, retain beautiful gel coat...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Metal

Early Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller MCM Fiberglass Shell Arm Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Countryside, IL
Early Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century Fiberglass Shell Arm Chair This chair measures: 24.75 wide x 20 deep x 27.5 inches high, with a seat height of 15.75 and ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Metal

1 Herman Miller Parchment Shell Fiberglass RAR Rocker by Eames
By Charles Eames
Located in Pasadena, TX
1 Herman Miller parchment shell fiberglass RAR rocker by Eames Manufactured in the 1960s-1970s this rocker is one of the most iconic designs from Charles and Ray Eames. RAR...
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Fiberglass

1 Herman Miller Orange Shell Fiberglass RAR Rocker by Eames
By Herman Miller
Located in Pasadena, TX
Herman Miller shell fiberglass rocker Manufactured in the 1960s-1970s this rocker is one of the most iconic designs from Charles and Ray Eames. RAR rocking chair by Charles and ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Fiberglass

1 Herman Miller Parchment Shell Fiberglass RAR Rocker by Eames
By Herman Miller
Located in Pasadena, TX
Herman Miller shell fiberglass rocker Manufactured in the 1960s-1970s this rocker is one of the most iconic designs from Charles and Ray Eames. RAR rocking chair by Charles and R...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Fiberglass

Eames PAC Yellow Padded Swivel Armchair w/Gray Fiberglass Shell & Aluminum Base
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Topeka, KS
Iconic vintage Eames PAC, pivoting armchair on cast aluminum base, with yellow Naugahyde padded swivel seat on gray fiberglass shell. It is in wonderful vintage condition. The cast a...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Aluminum

Eames for Herman Miller Dax Shell Arm Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Chicago, IL
Eames for Herman Miller DAX fiberglass chair in butter yellow. 1970’s Herman Miller stamp on bottom of shell Condition: Overall good to very good vintage condition. Some scuffi...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Aluminum

Eames for Herman Miller Parchment DSS Shell Chairs
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Original 1960s molded fiberglass parchment white shell chairs on stacking base, designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. Gleaming shells are in original condition, each w...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Fiberglass

Set of 6 Eames for Herman Miller Ochre Light Shell Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Asheville, NC
Set of 6 original 1960s molded fiberglass light ochre shell chairs on stacking base, designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. Gleaming shells are in original condition, e...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Fiberglass

1950's Vintage Charles Eames Fiberglass Shell Armchairs for Herman Miller-A Pair
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in New Orleans, LA
A pair of Charles Eames molded fiberglass shell arm chairs for Herman Miller, in a parchment color with original paper labels present, produced between 1951 and 1955. Borne out of ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Metal

Pair of Herman Miller Shell Chairs
By Herman Miller
Located in New York, NY
Royal blue vinyl with black trim and white fiberglass back. Steel legs. Price is for pair.
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1970s American Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Steel

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  • Pair of Herman Miller Shell Chairs
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  • Pair of Herman Miller Shell Chairs
H 32 in. W 19 in. D 22 in.
Pair of Charles and Ray Eames "Translucent" Arm Shell Chairs
By Charles Eames
Located in Buffalo, NY
Great pair of lemon yellow arm shell chairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames.. manufactured by Herman Miller,, early elusive see-thrugh "Translucent" fiberglass parchment shells.. L...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Steel

Pair of Charles and Ray Eames "Translucent" Arm Shell Chairs
By Charles Eames
Located in Buffalo, NY
Great pair of lemon yellow arm shell chairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames.. manufactured by Herman Miller,, early elusive see-thrugh "Translucent" fiberglass parchment shells.. L...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Steel

Eames Herman Miller Mid-Century Shell Chair
By Herman Miller
Located in New York, NY
Eames for Herman Miller Mid-Century Modern shell chair, makers mark on bottom. Measurements: 31.5" H x 25" W x 23" D. Seat 18". Dealer: S138XX.  
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Late 20th Century Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Fiberglass

Set of 3 Bright Orange Iconic Mid-Century Modern Shell Eames Chairs
By Charles Eames
Located in Hopewell, NJ
The Classic DSX fiberglass chair designed by Charles Eames for Herman Miller having a bright orange color and black H bases. Each shell is stamped with the Herman Miller emblem under...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Metal

Eames Early Shell Chair Lounge Height for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Cincinnati, OH
An early second generation parchment fiberglass arm shell chair with large shock mounts and black iron base in the rare lower lounge height . Having slip on black boot feet of rubber...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Fiberglass

Eames Stacking DSS Side Shell Chairs for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A set of three fiberglass DSS stacking dining chairs with zinc H bases and nylon foot pads . The colors are gray , medium blue and dark blue with the Herman Miller molded manufacture...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Metal

Charles Eames for Herman Miller DSX Shell Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Charles Eames, Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Garnerville, NY
Charles Eames for Herman Miller fiberglass DSX shell chair. Circa 1970. Retains all it's plastic glides. Shock mounts are in good condition with no visible drying or cracking. Struct...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Metal, Steel

Zenith Shell Rocking Chair RAR by Eames for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Sagaponack, NY
The iconic rocker: Zenith Shell Rocking Chair RAR designed by Charles and Ray Eames featuring the iconic organically shaped fiberglass shell resting on cross-braced steel struts that...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Steel

Early 2nd Generation Charles and Ray Eames Arm Shell Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic Mid-Century fiberglass arm shell chair designed by Charles and Ray Eames, 2nd year production featuring early exposed fibers, heavy iron x base, large rubber shock monts, unu...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Iron

Classic Modernist Charles and Ray Eames Arm Shell Lounge Chair, Zenith
By Zenith, Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Buffalo, NY
First generation, circa 1950 Charles and Ray Eames. Museum quality, sea foam green arm shell lounge chair made by Zenith Plastic Co./ Herman Miller. Features amazing exposed fibers, ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Zinc

First Edition Charles Eames Paw Chair Swivel Fibre Glass Shell Dowel Leg Walnut
By Charles Eames
Located in Hamburg, DE
First production, first generation 1949-1950 Zenith Herman Miller, Charles Eames PAW rope swivel chair in color grey elephant, dowel legs in birch / all original parts. The awesome d...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair

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Steel

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Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal vintage fiberglass shell chair for your home. Each vintage fiberglass shell chair for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using plastic, fiberglass and metal. Your living room may not be complete without a vintage fiberglass shell chair — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. Each vintage fiberglass shell chair bearing Mid-Century Modern or Modern hallmarks is very popular. Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller and Charles Eames each produced at least one beautiful vintage fiberglass shell chair that is worth considering.

How Much is a Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chair?

Prices for a vintage fiberglass shell chair can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $240 and can go as high as $14,000, while the average can fetch as much as $1,198.

A Close Look at mid-century-modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests. The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Materials: plastic Furniture

Arguably the world’s most ubiquitous man-made material, plastic has impacted nearly every industry. In contemporary spaces, new and vintage plastic furniture is quite popular and its use pairs well with a range of design styles.

From the Italian lighting artisans at Fontana Arte to venturesome Scandinavian modernists such as Verner Panton, who created groundbreaking interiors as much as he did seating — see his revolutionary Panton chair — to contemporary multidisciplinary artists like Faye Toogood, furniture designers have been pushing the boundaries of plastic forever.

When The Graduate's Mr. McGuire proclaimed, “There’s a great future in plastics,” it was more than a laugh line. The iconic quote is an allusion both to society’s reliance on and its love affair with plastic. Before the material became an integral part of our lives — used in everything from clothing to storage to beauty and beyond — people relied on earthly elements for manufacturing, a process as time-consuming as it was costly.

Soon after American inventor John Wesley Hyatt created celluloid, which could mimic luxury products like tortoiseshell and ivory, production hit fever pitch, and the floodgates opened for others to explore plastic’s full potential. The material altered the history of design — mid-century modern legends Charles and Ray Eames, Joe Colombo and Eero Saarinen regularly experimented with plastics in the development of tables and chairs, and today plastic furnishings and decorative objects are seen as often indoors as they are outside.

Find vintage plastic lounge chairs, outdoor furniture, lighting and more on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality antique and vintage seating cannot be overstated.

Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other lounge furniture — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless furnishings in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other items — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring official reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of antique, new and vintage seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.