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Maharam Minimal Shell Chair

THIS ITEM HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED AND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

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Shell Chair
with Maharam Minimal fabric
designed by Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son

The Chair:
Maharam MinimalIntroduced in 1963, the Shell Chair was skeptically met at first and it was shelved after a few limited editions were produced. In 1997, the Shell Chair was relaunched by Wegner and Carl Hansen, and finally got the attention it so obviously deserves. Then, as if to prove its popular acceptance and pedigree, one of the original Shell Chairs from the 60's sold for $20,000 at Christie's in London in 1999.

To add to the Shell Chair's collection of accolades, the chair was given the highest possible grade in The Technological Institute of Denmark's test program in 1999.

  • 3 legs give the Shell Chair a unique look and a remarkably stable base
  • Front legs are one continuous piece that wraps under the seat, and the rear leg is a separate piece
  • Solid, long-lasting form-pressed plywood construction
  • 2 upholstered cushions, fastened to the shell with screws from the back and bottom
  • Comfortably provided with Maharam fabric upholstery

The Fabric:

  • Maharam Minimal fabric
  • 100% Polyurethane with silver-based antimicrobial
  • Abrasion: >100,000 double rubs (that's a whole lot of sitting)
  • Contributes to LEED IEQ Credit 4.5, Low Emitting Materials
  • Greenguard and Greenguard Gold certified
  • Reformulated antimicrobial treatment
  • This textile meets all appropriate flammability requirements for seating

Materials & Measurements

Materials:
Form-pressed plywood
Cold foam, Maharam upholstery options

Measurements:
29.1" h | 36.2" w | 32.7" d | seat depth: 18.9" | seat height: 13.8"

Maharam Shell Chair Dimensions

Design Story

On the occasion of its 50th anniversary and ICFF, the perpetually innovative Hans Wegner Shell Chair serves as a foil for Maharam’s diverse range of textiles, including homespun wool textures, re-editioned designs of the Wiener Werkstätte and Alexander Girard, and collaborations with Hella Jongerius and Paul Smith.

Twenty special Shell Chairs, each with a different Maharam textile and coordinating wood frame, have been editioned as part of Carl Hansen's celebration of the chair and the creative genius of both Hans Wegner and the designers of these incredible fabrics.


Shipping & Delivery

Options are good. Here are your 3 shipping options:

Simple Scheduled Delivery: Free

Simple Scheduled Delivery is for folks that don't mind carrying furniture. The shipper will call prior to delivery to arrange an appointment, but the driver will not bring the furniture inside.

  • Typical transit time is 4-7 business days.
  • Shipper will arrange a four hour window for delivery at least 24 hours in advance.
  • The driver will drop the furniture at the front of your house or in your apartment's regular delivery area. They will not bring the furniture inside or carry it up stairs.
  • If you live in an apartment, the doorman can accept delivery on your behalf.
  • You must inspect the purchase at delivery and sign for damages.
  • We'll be sure to assist with any damage that may occur. Please call Smart Furniture right away if any issues arise.
  • Any questions? Chat or call! We're happy to help!

For more information and shipping comparisons, click here.

Room of Choice Delivery: $65.00 per item

If you don't like carrying furniture, this is a great option. The shipper will schedule an appointment with you prior to delivery and bring the furniture into your home for you. This service does not include unpackaging or assembly.

  • Typical transit time is 4-7 business days. Some larger and specialty items may take a bit longer.
  • Shipper will arrange a four hour window for delivery at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Your driver or delivery team will bring the furniture inside your home and into your room of choice (Up to two flights of stairs).
  • Delivery folks will not unpack or assemble your furniture.
  • You must inspect the purchase at the time of delivery and sign for any damages.
  • We'll be sure to assist with any damage that may occur. Please call Smart Furniture right away if any issues arise.
  • If you're ordering multiple items from the same manufacturer, we might be able to bundle your shipping upgrade costs! Give us a call and we'll make sure you're getting the best shipping price possible!
  • Any questions? Chat or call! We're happy to help!

For more information and shipping comparisons, click here.

White Glove Delivery: $95.00 per item

If you want your furniture delivered and ready to go, this is the option for you. The shipper will schedule a delivery window with you at least 24 hours in advance. They'll bring the furniture into your home, place it in your room of choice, and assemble any pieces that need to be put together. It's the true white glove treatment!

  • Typical transit time is 4-7 business days. Some larger and specialty items may take a bit longer.
  • Shipper will arrange a four hour window for delivery at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Your driver or delivery team will bring the furniture inside your home and into your room of choice (up to two flights of stairs).
  • Delivery folks will unpack your furniture, assemble any pieces needing to be put together, and they'll discard all of the boxes and packaging materials.
  • We'll be sure to assist with any damage that may occur. Please call Smart Furniture right away if any issues arise.
  • If you're ordering multiple items from the same manufacturer, we might be able to bundle your shipping upgrade costs! Give us a call and we'll make sure you're getting the best shipping price possible!
  • Any questions? Chat or call! We're happy to help!

For more information and shipping comparisons, click here.

Shipping Rate:
Shipping for the Maharam Shell Chair is free!

Availability:
Please allow 2-4 weeks for configurations to arrive at destinations within the contiguous United States

Standard Ship Method:
Ships via standard freight

Package weight: 46.7 lbs.

Package size: 29.9" h | 35.8" w | 35.8" l

For additional information, please see our shipping and delivery policies page.


Product Q&A


Warranty

All Carl Hansen & Son furniture comes with a 1-year limited manufacturer's warranty.

Designer

Hans WegnerHans Wegner
One of the prime influences in Danish Modern design during its formative years, Hans Wegner first began to design furniture after attending the Carpenters' Guild Furniture Exhibits in Copenhagen, Denmark. Shortly after completing his studies at what is now The Danish Design School, he was tasked by Arne Jacobsen with designing all the furniture of his Arhus City Hall. After working with Jacobsen for a short time, he began designing furniture for the Carl Hansen & Son furniture company in 1949. From that partnership came classics such as the Wishbone Chair, Elbow Chair, Shell Chair, and Wing Chair. Still as fresh now as they were then, these enduring pieces of modern furniture bear testimony to Wegner's craftsmanship and inspiration.