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20th Century Coconut Armchairs

Mid Century Boucle Armchair, 1960s
Located in Wien, AT
Mid century Boucle armchair from the 1960s, manufactured in former Czechoslovakia. Newly varnished
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Coconut, Wool, Oak

  • Mid Century Boucle Armchair, 1960s
  • Mid Century Boucle Armchair, 1960s
  • Mid Century Boucle Armchair, 1960s
  • Mid Century Boucle Armchair, 1960s
H 34.26 in W 27.56 in D 28.35 in
Mid-Century Boucle Armchair Chair, 1960s
Located in Wien, AT
These armchairs were produced in the 1960s. They have been completely restored including new
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wool, Beech, Coconut

  • Mid-Century Boucle Armchair Chair, 1960s
  • Mid-Century Boucle Armchair Chair, 1960s
  • Mid-Century Boucle Armchair Chair, 1960s
  • Mid-Century Boucle Armchair Chair, 1960s
H 32.29 in W 27.56 in D 29.53 in
Mid-Century Boucle Armchair for Jitona, 1960s
By Jitona
Located in Wien, AT
This armchair for Jitona was produced during the 1960s. The piece has been completely restored with
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wool, Beech, Coconut

  • Mid-Century Boucle Armchair for Jitona, 1960s
  • Mid-Century Boucle Armchair for Jitona, 1960s
  • Mid-Century Boucle Armchair for Jitona, 1960s
  • Mid-Century Boucle Armchair for Jitona, 1960s
H 32.68 in W 30.32 in D 23.63 in
Blue and Grey Armchairs by Jan Vanek, 1935, Set of Two
By Jan Vanek
Located in Wien, AT
These two armchairs were designed by Jan Vanek in the 1930s. The hemp straps have been renewed and
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wool, Beech, Coconut

Midcentury Armchair from Krasna Jizba, 1950s
Located in Wien, AT
renewed and the wooden parts repainted. The cushions have a coconut fiber core wrapped in sheep wool. Very
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Velvet, Oak

  • Midcentury Armchair from Krasna Jizba, 1950s
  • Midcentury Armchair from Krasna Jizba, 1950s
  • Midcentury Armchair from Krasna Jizba, 1950s
  • Midcentury Armchair from Krasna Jizba, 1950s
H 36.62 in W 23.23 in D 33.47 in
Coffee Table or Footstool from Tatra, 1960s
By Tatra
Located in Wien, AT
low side table. Can also be used as a footstool with a coconut fiber and sheepwool cushion. Surface
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wool, Beech, Coconut

Lounge Chair by Jaroslav Smidek for Jitona, 1960s
By Jaroslav Smidek
Located in Wien, AT
natural coconut fiber, providing comfortability. Very quality English velvet upholstery from Colefax and
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Velvet, Beech

Boucle Bench Stool Footstool, 1960s
Located in Wien, AT
consists of a coconut fiber core, covered with a wonderfully soft English boucle cover made of wool
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Wool, Walnut

  • Boucle Bench Stool Footstool, 1960s
  • Boucle Bench Stool Footstool, 1960s
  • Boucle Bench Stool Footstool, 1960s
  • Boucle Bench Stool Footstool, 1960s
H 13.39 in W 21.26 in D 25.2 in
'Mrs' Lounge Chair by George Mulhauser for Plycraft in Walnut Plywood
By Plycraft, George Mulhauser
Located in San Diego, CA
, and McCobb’s Origami chair for Directional would become a big hit on the mid-20th century market
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut, Plywood

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Located in Wien, AT
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Located in Wien, AT
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20th Century Coconut Armchairs For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of 20th century coconut armchairs available for sale. Each of these unique 20th century coconut armchairs was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, coconut and fabric. There are all kinds of 20th century coconut armchairs available, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. 20th century coconut armchairs bearing Mid-Century Modern or Neoclassical hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. Jan Vanek, George Nelson and Vitra each produced beautiful 20th century coconut armchairs that are worth considering.

How Much are 20th Century Coconut Armchairs?

Prices for 20th century coconut armchairs start at $12 and top out at $6,000 with the average selling for $4,100.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influencer in the rise of modern design in the United States, thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture designers caught the spirit.

Classically oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb, who designed holistic groups of sleek, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right armchairs for You

Armchairs have run the gamut from prestige to ease and everything in between, and everyone has an antique or vintage armchair that they love.

Long before industrial mass production democratized seating, armchairs conveyed status and power.

In ancient Egypt, the commoners took stools, while in early Greece, ceremonial chairs of carved marble were designated for nobility. But the high-backed early thrones of yore, elevated and ornate, were merely grandiose iterations of today’s armchairs.

Modern-day armchairs, built with functionality and comfort in mind, are now central to tasks throughout your home. Formal dining armchairs support your guests at a table for a cheery feast, a good drafting chair with a deep seat is parked in front of an easel where you create art and, elsewhere, an ergonomic wonder of sorts positions you at the desk for your 9 to 5.

When placed under just the right lamp where you can lounge comfortably, both elbows resting on the padded supports on each side of you, an upholstered armchair — or a rattan armchair for your light-suffused sunroom — can be the sanctuary where you’ll read for hours.

If you’re in the mood for company, your velvet chesterfield armchair is a place to relax and be part of the conversation that swirls around you. Maybe the dialogue is about the beloved Papa Bear chair, a mid-century modern masterpiece from Danish carpenter and furniture maker Hans Wegner, and the wingback’s strong association with the concept of cozying up by the fireplace, which we can trace back to its origins in 1600s-era England, when the seat’s distinctive arm protrusions protected the sitter from the heat of the period’s large fireplaces.

If the fireside armchair chat involves spirited comparisons, your companions will likely probe the merits of antique and vintage armchairs such as Queen Anne armchairs, Victorian armchairs or even Louis XVI armchairs, as well as the pros and cons of restoration versus conservation.

Everyone seems to have a favorite armchair and most people will be all too willing to talk about their beloved design. Whether that’s the unique Favela chair by Brazilian sibling furniture designers Fernando and Humberto Campana, who repurposed everyday objects to provocative effect; or Marcel Breuer’s futuristic tubular metal Wassily lounge chair; the functionality-first LC series from Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret; or the Eames lounge chair of the mid-1950s created by Charles and Ray Eames, there is an iconic armchair for everyone and every purpose. Find yours on 1stDibs right now.