Midweek Modness: Orange Fiberglass Shell Chair

shell chair 1

I can’t remember exactly when Mr. Andrew and I got this orange fiberglass shell chair. It must’ve been when we first moved in together. We picked up a set of six and they are currently serving as our kitchen table chairs. They are obviously a knock off of the Eames armless shell chair, which were first introduced in 1948.

shell chair 2

This chair was manufactured by a concern called Curtis in Cobourg, Ont. They made chairs for institutions such as schools (note the brace for easy stacking). In 1972, Curtis was the largest manufacturer of metal office and beauty salon furniture. It was bought out by Steelcase in the 1960s, but continued to operate under the Curtis trademark. I do not believe it is in business anymore.