One of our most important ambitions is to facilitate the restoration of iconic mid-century pieces. You'll find all of the parts you need to restore the chairs and pieces below.
It's simple. We make and source the best parts because we do the best restorations.
Don't see your chair or piece? Can't find the part you need? Contact us about what you're looking for, we likely have it; and if we don't, we will make ourselves insane finding it for you or fabricating it. We're actively sourcing and producing new parts every day. And if there are any restoration efforts you're not interested in doing on your own, don't hesitate to contact us for a quote.
Modern Conscience specializes in restoration and component parts for Modern and mid-century furniture. Our experienced team has the expertise. Our restoration and fabrication shop has specialized equipment for hardwood, plywood, veneer, metal, rubber, plastics, fiberglass, and platings and finishes. We are currently celebrating more than a decade in business. We are collectors of Modern furniture and our parts are the best in the world. Have questions? We're here to help!
Bases for Restoring Vintage Eames Fiberglass
Modern Conscience creates expert studio made productions of the vintage original bases. All of our bases and components are made in the United States and are locally crafted where we have direct control of the quality of the production, materials, and finishes. Our bases are the perfect complement in the restoration of a vintage Eames seat. Instead of throwing that vintage fiberglass shell in the trash, rescue it with one of our bases and participate in preserving a legacy in Modern design.
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RAR (Rocking Armchair Rod Base)
RSR (Rocking Sidechair Rod Base)
The Eames Rocker is second in iconography only to the Eames Lounge. You may have one of several generations of vintage seats, including the earliest rope edge featuring the large style Zenith shockmounts. We have all of the parts you will need to restore any generation Eames Rocker.
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Eames Dowel Chair
DAW (Dining Armchair Wood Base)
DSW (Dining Side Chair Wood Base)
While the fiberglass seat has been around for several generations, the Eames Dowel Chair was only around for a short time as the dowel base was susceptible to breakage. In addition to all of parts you will need for your fiberglass seat, we offer replacement legs for any version of the dowel base you may have.
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Eames Eiffel Chair
DAR (Dining Armchair Rod Base)
DSR (Dining Sidechair Rod Base)
Reffered to by the Eames as the Rod Base, and the adoring public as the 'eiffel' base, the Eames Eiffel chair is a favorite. There were several generations of fiberglass seats and two generations of eiffel bases, you will find all the parts you need here.
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Eames X-Base Chair
DAX (Dining Height Armshell X-Base)
DSX (Dining Height Sideshell X-Base)
MAX (Medium Height Armshell X-Base)
MSX (Medium Height Sideshell X-Base)
LAX (Lounge Height Armshell X-Base)
LSX (Lounge Height Sideshell X-Base)
The Eames X-Base chair is the first generation Eames fiberglass chair with solid metal legs. Technically only the first and second generation Zenith manufactured seats were featured on X-Bases, these are the seats with the largest style shockmount, with a metal washer insert.
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Eames Zenith Fiberglass
Zenith Plastics manufactured the first two generations of fiberglass seating for the Eames. The first generation of Zenith shells features a rope edge, this was discontinued for all further generations. Both generations of seats produced by Zenith feature the large style shockmounts with a metal washer insert. Zenith seats were available on a variety of bases.
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Eames H-Base Chair
DAX (Dining Height Armshell Four-Legged Base)
DSX (Dining Height Sideshell Four-Legged Base)
MAX (Medium Height Armshell Four-Legged Base)
MSX (Medium Height Sideshell Four-Legged Base)
LAX (Lounge Height Armshell Four-Legged Base)
LSX (Lounge Height Sideshell Four-Legged Base)
The DAX and DSX designations may not have changed, but by the third generation of fiberglass seats the Eames X-Base chair was replaced with the H-Base which was more durable and economical to produce.
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Eames Scholastic Stacking Chair
The Eames Scholastic Stacking Chair is perhaps the most prolifically produced of the vintage fiberglass series. The chair is finding new adoration among collectors who appreciate the ability to efficiently stack and store several chairs.
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Eames Aluminum Group Chair (a variety of seats)
The Eames Aluminum Group series featured office and task chairs in both an ET and Executive Style (pictured). The Aluminum Group series was offered in contract settings and consequently can be found in enumerable iterations.
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Eames La Fonda Chair Series
The La Fonda Chair was designed by the Eames and Alexander Girard exclusively for the La Fonda Del Sol Restaurant in the Time-Life Building in New York City. The chair quickly reached a peak of popularity and was made available to the public by Herman Miller. The original La Fonda Chairs were conceived in both armshell and sideshell versions. Alexander Girard specifically requested that the seat backs not extend above the table height. When the chairs were eventually offered to the general public the full height seat was added by Herman Miller as an option, as with this example.
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Eames Upholstered Fiberglass (a variety of bases)
The upholstered Eames fiberglass armshells and sideshells were most often originally offered for contract settings and consequently you will find them with a variety of upholsteries, most commonly Naugahyde or hopsack. You will find them with grey, black or white trim; and with inset metal mounts and washers instead of shockmounts.
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Eames Wire Chairs (a variety of bases)
DKX (Dining Height Wire Seat X-Base or H-base)
MKX (Medium Height Wire Seat X-Base or H-Base)
LKX (Lounge Height Wire Seat X-Base or H-Base)
RKR (Rocking Wire Seat Rod Base)
DKR (Dining Height Wire Seat Rod Base)
DKW (Dining Height Wire Seat Wood Base)
You will find the Eames Wire seats on a variety of bases including X-Bases, Dowel Bases, Eiffel Bases, H-Bases, and Rocker Bases. Wire seats can be challenging to find in good condition, but when you do they are definitely worth restoring.
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Eames Barstool Dowel Base
The Eames Barstool Dowel Chair is quintessential for both the kitchen and the office. Modern Conscience is pleased to offer this fantastic base in both a counter height and bar height, and in both maple and walnut.
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George Nelson and Robert Probst Perch Chair
The Perch Chair is an early icon in the office furniture market. It was conceived as the complementary drafting chair to the Action Office Series, the first ever office cubicle system of interchangeable working components.
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Nelson Swag Leg Chair
The Swag Leg Chair is a gorgeous incarnation of delicious fiberglass curves. The swag leg chair has a look that's light-scaled and sculpted; the chair shell flexes with the sitter and prevents heat buildup. Features wide, flat armrests so forearms can rest comfortably. You will find all of the parts you need to restore this beautiful chair.
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Eames Lounge and Ottoman
670 (Eames Lounge)
671 (Eames Ottoman)
The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman may very well be the most iconic piece of furniture to date. There were three generations of the vintage Eames Lounge and Ottoman, you will find all of the parts you will need for all three generations.
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Selig and Plycraft Lounges and Ottomans
The Eames Lounge and Ottoman was an icon from its inception and that meant that there were countless iterations by both Selig and Plycraft fifty years ago, just as there are countless knock offs by contemporary furniture companies today.
Even so, these vintage Plycraft and Selig pieces have held their own and are much adored by collectors.
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Plycraft Mister Chair Lounge and Ottoman
The Mister Chair has grown into it's own in the last few years. It has come to be adored and revered by collectors, and just look at it, it's not without it's charm.
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Eames Metal Dining Chair and Lounge Chair
DCM (Dining Chair Metal Legs)
LCM (Lounge Chair Metal Legs)
The Eames DCM can be frustrating to restore as there were three generations with distinctly different shockmounts, screws and bases. You will find all of the parts you need for all three generations.
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Eames Wood Dining Chair and Lounge Chair
DCW (Dining Chair Wood Base)
LCW (Lounge Chair Wood Base)
The Eames DCW makes a beautiful statement in the dining room. However, many of the parts are complicated and the restoration process can quickly become frustrating. We have all of the parts you need for every generation of the DCWs.
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Eames Aluminum Group Executive and Lounge Chairs
The Eames Aluminum Group Executive chairs were featured in lounge and desk versions and add a level of sophistication to any office.
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Eames Aluminum Group Executive Base Tables
The Eames Aluminum Group series featured tables in both ET and Executive styles (pictured). The Aluminum Group series was offered in contract settings and consequently can be found in enumerable iterations.
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Bertoia Knoll Wire Chair Collection
Everything you need to restore your Bertoia wire chairs, including the side chair, bird chair, and diamond chair. We also offer restoration services including new chrome and powder-coat in both standard and customs colors.
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Bertoia Fiberglass Chair Parts
The Bertoia fiberglass side chair is a fiberglass incarnation of the wire chair. They can be difficult to find and they are absolutely fabulous. Some of the mounting hardware is impossible to find too; we have it.
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Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen Plywood Chair Collection
Everything you need to restore your Jacobsen plywood chairs, including the Series 7, Grand Prix, Lily, Ant, and Seagull chairs; and many others. We also offer restoration services including wood repairs, new chrome, new zinc plating, and upholstery.
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Miscellaneous Mid-Century Modern Furniture Parts
We have many many parts for Mid-Century Modern furniture, both by famous designers as well as the lesser known. This includes Ward Bennett, Luther Conover, Paul McCobb, Selig, Plycraft, Eero Saarinen, Clifford Pascoe, Jens Risom, Lawrence Peabody, and many others.
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