Why We Chose This
In 1957, Roman Modzelewski received an award for his first furniture designs' innovative form and application of modern materials at the Second All-Poland Exhibition of Interior Design in Warsaw. A year later he designed the RM58 Classic Chair, considered revolutionary for its pioneering application of fiberglass. This material plus the industrial technologies used to produce the RM58 made it possible to move beyond that era's constraints of craft manufacturing—and to offer a chair of consistently high quality. The RM58 drew the attention of Le Corbusier, who wanted to produce the chair in France, resulting in its patent in 1961. However, the chair was never commercially produced until now, available exclusively from MoMA Design Store in the original material.
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