Shell Dining Armchair – Rex Kralj

Shell Dining Armchair – Rex Kralj

from 995.00

Maker: Rex Kralj
Designer: Niko Kralj
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. Today, its legacy continues to be celebrated in contemporary homes, offices and public spaces throughout the world.

Attributes:
- W 46 cm, D 57cm, H 86cm
- 20th Century Design Icon

 

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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. 

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