Does anyone know if their wire chairs or shell chairs (in white/baby blue) go on sale? And what's the pricing like? I'm just wondering if it's worth the trip.
i was just in the modernica the other day and was told that those chairs will most likely be on sale. the sales person did not know the colors or combinations but said it'd be worth going to see.
Just to fire up the faithful...Eames Office wrote an interesting letter to the editor in the June issue of Dwell stating that, among other things, Modernica does NOT have the original molds. Eames Office also mentioned that Ray Eames actually decided against further fiberglass production because of the environmental impact.
Good point, Robert...I'd rather have a poly Herman Miller Eames shell chair than a fiberglass Modernica imitation...though I think the best option is the 1962 fiberglass original I'm sitting on. It's still green if you're reusing old ones!
A couple of years ago the prices were slashed up to 50% off because of a scuff here or just too many of something there. I don't know if it'll be the same this year, but it's worth a look!
And to add to Robert's comment, you may find the molded plastic version offered by Herman Miller more comfortable than the fiberglass--they have a lot more "give," which in my opinion, makes them considerably more comfortable for short or long "sits."
1st point - last year they opened the sale a day early to AT readers, but apparently not this year? AT - please advise!!!2nd point - the sale is mostly overstock items and chip & dent, but most itmes are still in nearly prestine condition. In years past, I have picked up 2 wire chairs, a chaise lounge, a G Nelson bubble lamp, and an Eames reproduction storage unit.Bottom line - if you love the things the store offers, you don't want to miss this sale.
"Modernica does NOT have the original molds"...is there any proof in this?Sorry but the current plastic chairs feels and looks cheap ti me.
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