The RM58 is a modern version of the groundbreaking armchair designed by Roman Modzelewski in 1958. Handmade in Poland, it was one of the earliest examples of polyester-glass laminate furniture, but its innovativeness lay not only in the materials used in its production but also in its fully closed organic form which had no counterpart in its time, either in Poland or elsewhere.
One of the earliest surviving prototypes (in white) was purchased for the permanent design collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
The use of new materials and industrial technologies in the re launch of the RM58 armchair by VZOR has made it possible to overcome the constraints of craft manufacturing and to offer a product of consistently high quality.
Thsi chairs is made from multi-layer coposite reinforced glass fibre coverred with coloured gel coat.
It has also allowed for a matt version of the armchair, providing new aesthetic appeal in a variety of new, modern colours especially chosen in consultation with the patent holder, Roman Modzelewski’s widow, Wera Modzelewski.