Shell Square Dining Armchair – Rex Kralj

Shell Square Dining Armchair – Rex Kralj

from 1,050.00

Maker: Rex Kralj | Slovenia
Designer: Niko Kralj | Slovenia
Year: 1956

The Shell takes its well-deserved place among the legendary works of art by Niko Kralj. The basic idea was to use two equally formed plywood panels for the seat and backrest. The chair got its final shape in 1956 and soon became the chair of choice for socialist-era offices and public waiting rooms.

The Shell Chair is extremely elegant while maintaining full ergonomics. It features a seamless combination of materials; a slender metal base supports the refined plywood seat. While championing its heritage, this revised version has a square frame fit with wooden armrests that complements the unique curved seat.

- 20th Century Design Icon
- Made in Slovenia

- W 56 cm, D 61cm, H 87cm | Seat Height 43cm

- Available in a range of timbers and colour options
- Oak (Natural, White, Black), Walnut
- Frame available in Black or White
- Seat, back and full upholstery options available
- Fabric or leather options available


Prices indicated are for non-upholstered pieces. Please contact us to discuss additional upholstery options, prices and to confirm availability. Some furniture items require an indent order.

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Made by Rex Krajl

Rex Kralj was founded by Niko Kralj in Slovenia in 1952 and has since become known for its significant contribution to 20th century industrial design. Krajl's work has been included in a design exhibition at Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York and been part of the collection of Design museum Danmark in Copenhagen, among other high profile international exhibitions.

Niko Kralj is the most significant Slovene designer of all periods. His role can be compared to the Aalto’s in Finland or the Eameses in USA.
— Museum of Architecture and Design | Ljubljana

Designed by Niko Krajl

Niko Kralj is a highly celebrated central figure of Slovenian post-war design. Kralj's modern designs have come to represent a key part of the Slovenian cultural identity. His work from the mid 20th century sits comfortably alongside the most important industrial designers in the world.