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Rocking Chair by Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard
By Asko, Ilmari Tapiovaara
Located in Berlin, DE
Wooden and wicker rocker designed by Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Scandinavian Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Wicker, Wood

Vintage Wicker Rocker by Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Absolutely amazing rocking chair from legendary American design master Arthur Umanoff for Shaver
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Wicker, Wood

Pair of Rare Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard Iron Swivle Bar Stools
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare pair of Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard wrought iron, rope and birch seat bar stools.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Modern Stools

Materials

Iron

Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard Midcentury Glass Top Dining Table
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Countryside, IL
Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard midcentury Glass Top Dining Table This dining table measures
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Metal

Black Cast Iron Mid Century Modern Wine Rack by Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in San Jose, CA
Vintage heavy cast iron wine rack designed by Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard, circa 1950's. This
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Iron

Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard Mid Century Iron and Wicker Bar Cart
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Countryside, IL
Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard Mid Century Iron and Wicker Bar Cart This bar cart measures: 20
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Iron

Vintage Enameled Iron Stools by Arthur Umanoff for Shaver-Howard Inc.
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Amazing vintage enameled iron stools designed by Arthur Umanoff for Shaver-Howard Inc., in the USA
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Enamel, Iron

Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard Iron & Cane Lounge Chair with Ottoman, 1950's
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard SH-202 Iron & Cane Lounge Chair + Ottoman. Featuring a reinforced
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Enamel, Wrought Iron

ARTHUR UMANOFF for Shaver-Howard MCM Modern Steel Dining Side Chairs - Pair B
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Charlotte, NC
A pair of Mid 20th Century Modern style steel patio side chairs designed by Arthur Umanoff for
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Steel

ARTHUR UMANOFF for Shaver-Howard MCM Modern Steel Dining Side Chairs - Pair A
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Charlotte, NC
A pair of Mid 20th century Modern style steel patio side chairs designed by Arthur Umanoff for
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Steel

Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard Mayan MCM Iron and Glass Round Dining Table
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Countryside, IL
Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard Mayan Mid Century Iron and Glass Round Dining Table The table
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Iron

Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard Round Patio Table from the Grenada Collection
By Salterini, Maurizio Tempestini
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard Coffee Table from the Grenada Collection 1964. We have 2 Lounge
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Iron

Rare Set of Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard Iron Bar Stools
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Chicago, IL
Rare and strikingly modern set of bar stools designed by Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard, c.1975
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Iron

Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard Mid Century High Back Dining Chairs, Set of 6
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Countryside, IL
Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard mid century high back dining chairs - Set of 6 Each chair
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wrought Iron

Vintage MCM Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard Style Bistro Table & 2 Chairs
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage Mid Century Modern Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard Bistro Table and Two Chairs This
Category

Mid-20th Century American Rustic Dining Room Sets

Materials

Wrought Iron

Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard MCM Rattan and Iron Dining Chairs, Set of 6
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Countryside, IL
Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard MCM Rattan and iron dining chairs - set of 6 Each chair
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Iron

'Granada' Patio Dining Set by Arthur Umanoff for Shaver-Howard, circa 1960s
By The Grenada Collection by Boyuer Scott, Arthur Umanoff
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This vintage 'Granada' patio dining set by Arthur Umanoff for Shaver-Howard, Inc (Boyuer Scott
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Ebonized Rocker or Rocking Chair by Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Southampton, NJ
Blending classic Adirondack construction with striking Japanese lines this rocker is the center of attention in most design settings. Solid ebonized mahogany having woven cane backre...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Cane, Mahogany

Mid-Century Umanoff for Shaver & Howard Wicker & Iron Chair
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Southampton, NJ
Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard Iron & woven rattan side or occasional chair newly upholstered in
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Iron

Arthur Umanoff Shaver Howard Bistro Table and Two Chairs
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Ferndale, MI
by Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard includes a pedestal table with four arm base and raffia wrap on
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Wrought Iron

Mid Century Modern Standing Wrought Iron Wine Rack By Arthur Umanoff
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Tall, Mid-Century Modern, free-standing, wrought iron, wine rack by Arthur Umanoff for shaver
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Wrought Iron

Arthur Umanoff 1950s Iron and Leather Wine Rack
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in St. Louis, MO
Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard 1950s iron and leather strap wine rack. Leather straps are solid
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Iron

Set of 3 Arthur Umanoff "Grenada" Stools
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Three swivel stools with a strong iron frame desgined by Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Iron, Metal, Chrome

Vintage Iron and Leather Wine Rack by Arthur Umanoff
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century American Modern wine rack by Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard composed of eight saddle
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Wrought Iron

Arthur Umanoff Iron Bar Cart
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Cambridge, US
USA, ca. 1960s. A scarce bar cart designed by Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard. Features black iron
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Iron

Arthur Umanoff Iron Bar Cart
Arthur Umanoff Iron Bar Cart
H 32.5 in W 19.5 in D 20 in
Mid Century Arthur Umanoff 1950s Iron and Leather Wine Rack
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard 1950s iron and leather strap wine rack. Leather straps are solid
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dry Bars

Materials

Iron

Mid-Century American Modern Birch and Iron Accent Table by Arthur Umanoff
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard accent / occasional table (ca. 1950s, USA). Composed of a round
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Wrought Iron

Mid Century Arthur Umanoff Mayan Sun Bar Stools
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Stamford, CT
A set of four mid-century Mayan sun face back iron bar stools by Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Iron

Arthur Umanoff round wrought iron table with four chairs in terra cotta finish
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Ferndale, MI
Five piece Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard dining set . Two armchairs two side chairs with round
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets

Materials

Wrought Iron

Arthur Umanoff Wrought Iron 1960s Wine Rack
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in New York, NY
This great looking wine rack is a work of art designed by the talented Arthur Umanoff for Shaver
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Wrought Iron

Thick Steel Chair Pierced Sun Sunburst Design Back Mid-Century Modern MINT!
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

Set of Three Arthur Umanoff Vintage Stools
Located in Brooklyn, NY
playful decorative patterns. Made by Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard. Please confirm item location with
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Metal

Arthur Umanoff Iron Obelisk Pyramid-Form Freestanding Shelving Unit/Etagere
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Scarcely seen sculptural wrought iron shelving unit designed by Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Wrought Iron

Arthur Umanoff Iron Room Dividers w 140 Leather Wine Bottle Holders, 1950s
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Los Angeles, CA
studio. Designed in 1954 by Arthur Umanoff and produced in low quantities by Shaver Howard throughout
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

Materials

Iron

Arthur Umanoff "Granada Group" Bench by Shaver Howard
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Highland, IN
Part of Umanoff's "Granada Group" for Shaver Howard, this rare "Princess Bench" features the
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Iron

Mid-Century Modern Arthur Umanoff 30 Bottle Wine Rack for Shaver Howard
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in St. Louis, MO
Mid-Century Modern Arthur Umanoff tall 30 bottle wine rack with two butcher block shelves for
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Iron

Vintage Mid-Century Arthur Umanoff Steel and Glass Table for Shaver Howard
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Pasadena, TX
This table is constructed of stainless steel, reminiscent of 1940s French garden furniture. A great table for your outdoors or backyard. Matching chairs. Pictured are also available...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Tables

Materials

Chrome

Arthur Umanoff "Love" Chair
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Highland, IN
A joyful design by designer Arthur Umanoff who created many delightful works in modest materials
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Metal

Arthur Umanoff "Love" Chair
Arthur Umanoff "Love" Chair
H 16.5 in W 33.5 in D 20 in
Pair of Cast Iron Arthur Umanoff Wine Racks
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Redding, CT
Pair of Cast Iron Arthur Umanoff Wine Racks by Shaver Howard Manufacturing. Classic, timeless
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Magazine Racks and Stands

Materials

Iron

Arthur Umanoff Wine Rack, Wrought Iron + Rattan, Kitchen Storage + Shelving
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Decatur, GA
Wrought iron and rattan wine rack by Arthur Umanoff. Storage for 39 bottles - features a woven
Category

Vintage 1960s American Organic Modern Shelves

Materials

Wrought Iron

Arthur Umanoff Wine Rack
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in La Teste De Buch, FR
A black wrought iron wine rack by Arthur Umanoff. It can hold up to 39 bottles and includes a
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dry Bars

Materials

Iron

Arthur Umanoff Wine Rack
Arthur Umanoff Wine Rack
H 72.05 in W 17.33 in D 11.82 in
Arthur Umanoff Wine Rack
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in La Teste De Buch, FR
Orange wrought iron wine rack by Arthur Umanoff. It can hold up to 39 bottles and includes a woven
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dry Bars

Materials

Iron

Arthur Umanoff Wine Rack
Arthur Umanoff Wine Rack
H 72.05 in W 17.33 in D 11.82 in
Arthur Umanoff Bar Height Swivel Stools
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Los Angeles, CA
We have 2 of these rare rotating, counter height stools by Arthur Umanoff. These stools are
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Cut Steel

Arthur Umanoff Bar Height Swivel Stools
Arthur Umanoff Bar Height Swivel Stools
H 35 in W 18.5 in D 17.5 in
Set of Two Arthur Umanoff Wine Racks
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in La Teste De Buch, FR
Set of two wrought iron wine racks by Arthur Umanoff. Rare orange and black lacquered metal
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dry Bars

Materials

Iron

Set of Two Arthur Umanoff Wine Racks
Set of Two Arthur Umanoff Wine Racks
H 72.05 in W 17.33 in D 11.82 in
Mid-Century Modern Rattan Arthur Umanoff Design Étagère Room Divider
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Las Vegas, NV
RARE and Unique iron, wood and woven faux grass étagère designed by Arthur Umanoff for the Mayan
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Metal

Wonderful Pair of Arthur Umanoff Wrought Iron Stools Benches Mid-Century Modern
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Wonderful pair of Arthur Umanoff stacking stools from the 1964 Grenada Collection for Boyuer Scott
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Iron

Larger Walnut Oval Magazine Rack Attribute to Arthur Umanoff for Washington Wood
By Washington Woodcraft, Arthur Umanoff
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome walnut oval magazine rack in the larger size attributed to Arthur Umanoff for Washington
Category

Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Magazine Racks and Stands

Materials

Walnut

French Mid Century 5 Bottle Wicker Rattan and Bamboo Wine Holder or Rack
By Adrien Audoux and Frida Minnet, Arthur Umanoff
Located in Miami, FL
Sculptural midcentury French wine rack or wine holder, rendered in hand woven wicker, and hand bent rattan and bamboo with capacity to hold up to 5 bottles of wine with a handle for ...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Bamboo, Wicker, Rattan

Small Arthur Umanoff Wine Bottle Holder for Shaver Howard
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in St. Louis, MO
Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard, butcher block top, 9 bottle wine holder with iron frame and
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Iron

Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard Patio Table
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Princeton, NJ
#C110 round table from the Granada Collection by Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard. Steel frame and
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Steel

Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard Etagere
By Arthur Umanoff, Raymor
Located in Princeton, NJ
Umanoff for Shaver Howard and retailed by Raymor c. 1967. This rarely-seen version was special ordered
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Iron

Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard Etagere
Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard Etagere
H 71.75 in W 31.25 in D 12 in
Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard Rum Stools/Pair
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Orange, CA
Rum chairs from the renowned designer Arthur Umanoff. These chairs work well indoors or outside
Category

Vintage 1970s North American Chairs

Materials

Wrought Iron

Patio Table and Chairs by Arthur Umanoff for Shaver-Howard
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
Five-piece patio set made by Shaver-Howard. Design attributed to Arthur Umanoff. Overall good
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Arthur Umanoff Wine Rack
By Raymor, Arthur Umanoff
Located in Princeton, NJ
Umanoff for Shaver Howard/Raymor. Additional Umanoff wine racks in various sizes and styles also available.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dry Bars

Materials

Wrought Iron

Arthur Umanoff Wine Rack
Arthur Umanoff Wine Rack
H 44 in W 18 in D 8 in
Arthur Umanoff "The Granada Collection" Bench
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in San Francisco, CA
Umanoff for Shaver - Howard & Boyuer - Scott and distributed through Raymor. Original black lacquer
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Iron

Iron Wine Rack Designed by Arthur Umanoff
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Tall iron wine rack, with cane basket and glass shelf, designed by Arthur Umanoff for Howard Shaver
Category

Vintage 1960s American Carts and Bar Carts

Pair of Arthur Umanoff Wine Rack Étagères
By Raymor, Arthur Umanoff
Located in Princeton, NJ
basket and laminate shelf designed by Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard and distributed by Raymor. 39
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dry Bars

Materials

Wrought Iron

Steel Chairs by Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Rochester, NY
A set of four steel French Art Deco style sculptural scallop back chairs designed by Arthur Umanoff
Category

Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Chairs

Materials

Steel

Walnut Side Table by Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Walnut side table by Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Mirror, Walnut

Iron Wine Rack by Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This tall, architectural wine rack was designed by Arthur Umanoff for Shaver Howard in the 1960s
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Wrought Iron

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Arthur Umanoff For Shaver Howard For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal arthur umanoff for shaver howard for your home. A arthur umanoff for shaver howard — often made from metal, iron and natural fiber — can elevate any home. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect arthur umanoff for shaver howard — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century are available. A arthur umanoff for shaver howard is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco and Hollywood Regency styles are sought with frequency.

How Much is a Arthur Umanoff For Shaver Howard?

A arthur umanoff for shaver howard can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $1,900, while the lowest priced sells for $475 and the highest can go for as much as $5,900.

Arthur Umanoff for sale on 1stDibs

Though much of Arthur Umanoff's furniture is marked by a no-frills simplicity common in American mid-century modern design, his work is anything but one-note. Over the course of a prolific career, Umanoff designed everything from case pieces to candleholders to magazine racks to dining chairs in iron, leather, walnut, wicker and more. With furnishings for a broad range of manufacturers throughout the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s and early ’80s, Umanoff continued a thread of sculptural elegance and textural sensitivity through his designs.

After graduating from Pratt Institute in the early 1950s, Umanoff experimented mostly with wood furniture before landing a job at Post Modern Ltd, a New York manufacturer of wrought-iron furniture. There he produced furnishings that married wrought iron with wood and plastic, creating functional pieces free of utilitarian bulkiness.

Umanoff continued his experimentation with mixed materials through a partnership with Shaver Howard, for whom he designed wine racks in combinations of iron, leather and wicker.

When Shaver Howard bought Boyeur Scott, Umanoff conceived several furniture designs for the brand, including the 1964 Granada collection, whose curlicue iron bases, visible through glass tops, stand out as some of his most ornate and decorative work. Indeed, much of Umanoff’s oeuvre is far more simplistic, like iron-and-pine armchairs for The Elton Co. or low-backed, slatted-seat barstools with slender iron legs for Raymor.

Umanoff was fluent, too, in the more sumptuous modernism of the era: In the mid-1960s, he designed the 2405 and 4449 armchairs for Madison Furniture Industries. Popular in offices, the walnut-framed, leather-upholstered seats, which could have been mistaken for the seductive Scandinavian modern seating of the era, were reportedly the jumping-off point for Captain Kirk’s iconic seat on Star Trek.

Even as he is among the mid-century modern designers you may not know, with work across such a range of styles and manufacturers (most no longer in business), Umanoff, who died in 1985, leaves a legacy that is fascinatingly diverse and at times enticingly elusive, making his work intriguing objects for collectors.

Find vintage Arthur Umanoff bar stools, tables, benches and other furniture today on 1stDibs.

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 celebrated 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.

Generations turn over, and mid-century modern remains arguably the most popular style going. 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.