x Modernica SHELL CHAIR
A Southern California based, family owned and operated business making use of quality construction an individualistic spirit and the flexibility to create custom product. No, it’s not another retelling of Vans’ historical roots; it’s a description of how Los Angeles based furniture builders Modernica operate right now. Of course, the similarities make a collaboration between Vans and Modernica a natural fit.
Vault by Vans and Modernica join forces in a celebration of craftsmanship, centered around timeless Vans design motifs, checkerboard and tropical foliage prints and classic leather/suede/canvas construction. The iconic Slip-On silhouette opts for a subtle application of these bold motifs as solid colored suede uppers and heel counters take center stage, with the distinctive patterns serving as sidewall accents. The Style 36 LX inverts this ratio, as the bold prints become the primary focus of the upper designs, while the signature Vans side stripe, tongue and heel counter feature premium leather and suede.
In a nod to Vans’ custom roots, the tropical and checkerboard patterns are also applied to the mid-century modern splendor of Modernica’s high pressure molded fiberglass chairs.