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Broadway Chairs: Classic Designers' Shell Chair Replicas

The Maxwell Blake broadway range features quality reproductions of the Classic Designers' shell chair replicas, featuring the iconic molded shell seat, first introduced in 1950.

The Classic Designer husband and wife team were recognized leaders of a widespread design revolution during the 1940s and 1950s. Their unique synergy led to a new look in design and furniture, creating a style that was lean and modern, sleek and sophisticated, simple, yet beautifully functional. Together they produced some of the most influential expressions of 20th century design, including their popular furniture pieces that remain stylish, fresh and functional today.

Their ethos involved ideas to make a better world in which things were designed to fulfil practical needs of ordinary people and bring greater simplicity and pleasure to our lives. The shell chair replica pieces presented here reflect that attitude, showcasing what was then a breakthrough in the commercial use of fiberglass-reinforced plastic for seating that allowed for durability and flexible comfort.

Our diverse collection of shell chair replica configurations are closely crafted after the original designs and include bar or counter height stools, standard dining room and side chairs, office chairs, and rocking chairs. The molded shell is offered with or without armrests in classic, colored, environmentally-friendly fiberglass and plastic versions, or, upholstered in a beautiful selection of fabrics. A wide variety of base options are also available including the rocker; four metal legs; Eiffel base with wood or metal; wooden dowel legs; as well as caster wheel models for the office space. Let us know if you have your own custom requirements -- we are happy to assist.

With an iconic presence that proves the staying power of good design, this wonderfully versatile shell chair replica seating selection has many practical uses in either formal or informal home and commercial spaces alike.