Yeah it would be fiberglass but they more than likely have holes in the seat pan which you can try to fill with epoxy and fiberglass and match the color or do a completely different color all together, or just use metal caps. You can get some replacement parts from Modern Conscience as well as epoxy, etc. etc.. From talking to upholstery people as well as folks at Herman Miller those chairs are extremely difficult to re-cover.
I'm working on a shell right now intended for a cats cradle base. My intent is to fill the holes with epoxy and fiberglass shavings OR get a seat pad like some of the shells are coming with now but still deciding if I like that look (If I finish before you I will keep you updated). I will then attach the shock mounts with epoxy, I've gotten my shock mounts from modern conscience in the past but I might try a more economical route this time.cwatkinson wrote: ↑September 18th, 2018, 4:27 pmAVClub,
Yeah difficult is right, i found some information online as to the method for doing the seamless covering. I have had several companies tell me that they cant/wont do it. One company had done it in the past and quoted 300 per seat, I am still considering the suggestions of stripping it bare and seeing what the fiberglass would look like base color, or going with a different color altogether. I may also look to see what it would cost to have it covered but to have a custom "stitching" done, this is right in aliment with automotive upholsterers i think. I think i will have a better POV once i strip down a single seat and see where i stand then.
Lowe9 - sounds like you know the Eames tandem seats pretty well. have you worked with them before?