The Shell chair is listed on Forbes’ list of quality furniture that will last you a lifetime.
The Museum of Modern Art in New York and Die Neue Sammlung in Munich feature Wegner’s furniture.
In 2013, on the 50th anniversary of the Shell’s design, The Maharam Shell Project was launched at the 26th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York. It combined 20 new options of wooden frames with colourful, patterened Maharam fabrics for a fun and relevant update on the chair.
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The gently curved shells of the seat and backrest are intended to embrace the individual in complete comfort. Its deep seat is so designed for remarkable relaxation. Polyurethane cushioning covered with top grain Italian leather form a comfortable seat which allows the individual to recline slightly. Because of its unique double frame, the three legged base flexes gently under the individual and is comfortable for extended periods of time.
Frame: Form-tensioned ash or walnut wood veneer
Chair upholstery: Top grain Italian leather or fine new wool
Chair padding: Polyurethane cushioning
Seat height: 35cm
Carrying Weight: 120kg
Weight as shipped: 15kg
Leather: Occasionally remove dust from the leather with a damp, lint-free cloth. Small soiled spots can be gently removed with a colourless eraser. Liquid spills should be immediately dabbed dry and wiped off with a little water. Once a year, the leather should be treated with a special leather care product, but never with any type of strong cleansing agent. Only use quality leather products which do not leave residue. Oily build-up on the leather makes it susceptible to bacteria, which can destroy the leather. Clean the stitching with a soft-bristle brush.
Make sure that your leather furniture is not positioned close to heat sources, so that it does not dry out and become brittle. In addition, we recommend that leather surfaces are not permanently exposed to intense sunlight, because direct sunlight over an extended time period can diminish the quality of the leather.
Fabric upholstery: Regular cleaning is important in order to keep the fabric looking its best and will prolong its life. Dust and dirt wear down the fabric and also reduce its dirt-retardant properties. Vacuum frequently, ideally every other week, at half power. Wipe the fabric with a dry or moist (but not soaking) cloth. May also be vacuum cleaned with a soft brush. Keep fabric away from direct sunlight and extreme heat.
Stain removal: Act quickly. Remove any liquids with an absorbent napkin or cloth. Gently scrape away any residue with a spoon. Vacuum away any loose particles. Remove non-greasy stains by carefully dabbing with a lint–free cloth or sponge wrung out in warm water. Edge marks can be avoided by dabbing gently in circular motions towards the centre of the stain with a clean lint-free cloth. Remove greasy stains by using appropriate detergents or solvents. Always test stain-removal agents on an inconspicuous area first to see if there is any effect on the fabric.
Allow the fabric to dry fully before resuming use. Low-intensity use of a hairdryer may avoid enduring edge marks.
Wood veneer: Wipe dry with a dry, soft cloth in the direction of the wood grain. Clean the surface periodically with a soft cloth dampened with a quality cleaner formulated for wood furniture. Liquid spills should be immediately dabbed dry and wiped off. Make sure that your wood veneer furniture is not positioned close to heat sources, so that it does not dry out and become brittle. We recommend that wood veneer products should not be exposed to intense sunlight for prolonged periods of time as ultra-violet rays may eventually damage the finish.
Do not use an abrasive material on the wood veneer.