"Muszla" [Shell] chair

Hanna Lachert; "Ład" Artists’ Cooperative1956

The National Museum in Warsaw

The National Museum in Warsaw
Warsaw, Poland

Simple design ash wood table with a black-coloured glass top, often combined with the "Shell" chair by the same author, was produced on a mass scale by the "Ład" Artists’ Cooperative in the 1950s and 60s. As a successful product that properly satisfied users' needs, it ended up in many cafés, waiting rooms and private apartments. Today, being rediscovered, it regains its popularity.

The "Shell" chair is a piece of furniture typical of the style at the time, with modern, organic shape, upholstered in bouclé fabric in mustard yellow, which was a fashionable colour back then. Features that characterized furniture sixty years ago are equally attractive to the contemporary consumer.


  • Title: "Muszla" [Shell] chair
  • Creator: Hanna Lachert; "Ład" Artists’ Cooperative
  • Date: 1956
  • Inv. no.: Wzr.d.1393/1 NMW
  • Type: Furniture
  • Medium: ash wood, bent plywood, upholstery

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