Side Chairs

Clamshell Side Chair

Angled view of a Clamshell Side Chair with black leather upholstery and arms.

Purity of purpose expressed through purity of form

For their Clamshell family of seating, BassamFellows took full advantage of Geiger’s advanced veneer molding technology. They built their design around the naturally curved backrest shape, a form that lends beauty and structural integrity to their Clamshell Side Chair while enhancing its comfort. Set atop a four-star swivel-return base with glides, this elegant side chair works beautifully in conference rooms or as guest seating in private offices.

Designed by

Built in
Hildebran, NC

Black-and-white image of the seat and back of a Clamshell Side Chair, viewed from the side.

Design Story

In designing their Clamshell family of seating, Craig Bassam and Scott Fellows were inspired by the philosophy of Eero Saarinen, who believed that the most timeless and elegant furniture is a structural whole that, absent excess decoration, can be reduced to its essence.

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