Herman Miller hosted this design competition “Modern Classic” in which they invited designers to reimagine or augment the iconic Charles and Ray Eames Shell chair. My partner and I used modern techniques to build a skin for the outside of the chair. We reverse engineered the chair’s shape using a Faro Microscribe. We simulated the forces of sitting, leaning, and fidgeting to determine where it was sensible to drill holes without changing the strength of the chair. We 3D printed a honeycomb that visually represented these forces and attached it to the chair. This chair sold at auction and is currently housed in the Herman Miller Richmond office.