The Studio DIY x Modernica Confetti Chair! (+ A Giveaway!)

11/16/2015

Studio DIY x Modernica Confetti Chair

HOOOORAYYYYYY!!!!!!! It’s a big day you guys! Meet the Studio DIY x Modernica Confetti Chair!! As you may already know, we are HUGE fans of Modernica and their amazing fiberglass chairs. We’ve got a whole army of them in my favorite bubblegum pink color. So we’re PRETTY excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with them to create a limited edition run of their confetti chair… with a Studio DIY pink base!!!!

Could you think of a more perfect chair!? ‘Cause I SURE COULDN’T!!! Since Modernica is based here in Los Angeles, we got to stop by their factory and see how their infamous fiberglass chairs are made. AND! I even got to sprinkle a little confetti on them!!

Click through to check out how these gorgeous chairs are made, and find out about a special discount code for Studio DIY readers only AND a very VERY exciting giveaway at the bottom of this post! (Hint: You could win a chair for you AND your bestie!!!!!)

Studio DIY x Modernica Confetti Chair
Studio DIY x Modernica Confetti Chair

Studio DIY x Modernica Confetti Chair

Silly, I know, but I had no idea that each of these chairs was made by hand just a few miles from Studio DIY HQ. These fiberglass shell chairs were first designed and sold in the 1950s up through the 1980s. In 2000, Modernica obtained the original presses and equipment and began re-creating these chairs one-by-one and yes, by hand! It was mind-blowing watching the process. They told us that the men who work in the factory making the chairs have been there for years and years (decades, even!) and their expertise in making these chairs is unprecedented. They can look at the chairs and know exactly where the fiberglass is too thick or too thin before covering it in the perfectly-hued resin. I was pretty lucky that they let me jump in on the process… sprinkling some confetti along the way!

Here’s a brief glimpse at how the chair is made.

Studio DIY x Modernica Confetti Chair

Above and below is the initial fiberglass form of the chair, and that’s the stage where I got to sprinkle the confetti on! AND the confetti is sourced from the fine folks at Knot & Bow!

Studio DIY x Modernica Confetti Chair
Studio DIY x Modernica Confetti Chair

Studio DIY x Modernica Confetti Chair

After the pre-form was confetti-ed, it went into the press, and resin was poured on. The press then spread the resin over the entire form and when it lifted…

Studio DIY x Modernica Confetti Chair

Ta-da! THE CHAIR! It then cools before getting its fancy pink legs!

Studio DIY x Modernica Confetti Chair

We picked our most favorite bubblegum-y pink hue for the legs on this baby, and doesn’t it look freaking AWESOME!? You can also purchase the chair with a yellow or orange base, but we of course are partial to the pink.

Studio DIY x Modernica Confetti Chair
Studio DIY x Modernica Confetti Chair

Studio DIY x Modernica Confetti Chair

Photos by Jeff Mindell

This chair would make a pretty ROCKIN’ holiday gift, don’t you think!? Modernica is giving a very special discount on this chair to Studio DIY readers only! You can find the chair right here, and enter STUDIODIY at checkout for 10%. (Code valid through 11/30. Code is not valid with other offers.) Remember, the chair is only available for a limited time, so be sure to grab yours while you can and turn your house/office/LIFE into a party!

And oh… did I mention a giveaway? As if this announcement wasn’t enough… I’m also here to announce a big holiday series called Gifts for Your Besties! It will include a whole bunch of DIY gifts but also a whole LOAD of amazing giveaways, with some of my most favorite companies!! All of the giveaways will be hosted on Instagram, so be sure you’re following over there. And today at 5pm Pacific… you guessed it, we’ll be kicking of our series with a giveaway of our confetti chairs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We are so, so excited about this collaboration! A huge thank you to Modernica for letting us take you all on a tour of their factory, and for bringing our chair dreams to life!

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