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Pierre Paulin F598 Groovy Armchair for Artifort
By Pierre Paulin, Artifort
Located in The Hague, NL
Groovy lounge chair designed by Pierre Paulin in 1972 and manufactured for Artifort, Holland. Model
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Vintage 1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pierre Paulin F598 Groovy Armchair for Artifort
By Pierre Paulin, Artifort
Located in The Hague, NL
Groovy lounge chair designed by Pierre Paulin in 1972 and manufactured for Artifort, Holland. Model
Category

Vintage 1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Cowhide F675 Butterfly Chair by Pierre Paulin for Artifort
By Pierre Paulin, Artifort
Located in Izegem, VWV
Artifort, Holland. This chair with elegant lines is edited with the original cow skin upholstery. The frame
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Metal

F675 Butterfly Chair by Pierre Paulin for Artifort, 1970s
By Pierre Paulin, Artifort
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Stunning "Butterfly" lounge chair designed by Pierre Paulin, manufactured by Artifort, Holland
Category

Vintage 1980s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Leather 'F152' Swivel Lounge Chairs by Geoffrey Harcourt for Artifort, 1970s
By Geoffrey Harcourt, Artifort
Located in Antwerpen, VAN
Iconic ‘F152’ swivel lounge chairs designed by Geoffrey Harcourt for Artifort (Holland) in 1972
Category

Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pierre Paulin Set of 2 F598 Groovy Armchairs for Artifort New Upholstery, 1972
By Pierre Paulin, Artifort
Located in The Hague, NL
Set of 2 groovy lounge chairs designed by Pierre Paulin in 1972 and manufactured for Artifort
Category

Vintage 1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Blue Artifort F588 chair, by Geoffrey D. Harcourt, 1960s
By Geoffrey D. Harcourt, Artifort
Located in Delft, NL
1990s. Artifort, Dutch Company, since 1890 The measurement is 94 cm high, 92 cm wide and the depth
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20th Century Dutch Chairs

Materials

Metal

Set of 2 Model F444 Lounge Chairs by Pierre Paulin for Artifort, 1960s
By Pierre Paulin, Artifort
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Paulin (1927-2009). It is manufactured by Artifort, Holland 1960s. This original set is completely
Category

Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Pierre Paulin Set of 2 F598 Groovy Armchairs for Artifort New Upholstery, 1972
By Pierre Paulin, Artifort
Located in The Hague, NL
Groovy lounge chair designed by Pierre Paulin in 1972 and manufactured for Artifort, Holland. Model
Category

Vintage 1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pierre Paulin F570 Armchair Artifort, 1963
By Pierre Paulin, Artifort
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Rare lounge chair model F570 designed by Pierre Paulin and manufactured by Artifort, Holland 1963
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Pierre Paulin F570 Armchair Artifort, 1963
Pierre Paulin F570 Armchair Artifort, 1963
H 30.71 in W 34.26 in D 29.93 in
Theo Ruth 122 Lounge Chair Alpaca Wool Artifort, 1956
By Theo Ruth, Artifort
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Very nice and cosy lounge chair model 122 designed by Theo Ruth and manufactured by Artifort
Category

Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pierre Paulin Set of 2 F598 Groovy Armchairs for Artifort New Upholstery, 1972
By Pierre Paulin, Artifort
Located in The Hague, NL
Set of 2 groovy lounge chairs designed by Pierre Paulin in 1972 and manufactured for Artifort
Category

Vintage 1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Kho Liang Ie Model 662 Sofa for Artifort in Black
By Artifort, Kho Liang Ie
Located in Los Angeles, CA
ie for Artifort Holland. Kho Liang Ie was born in 1927 in Magelang, Dutch East Indies. After
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Vintage 1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

Kho Liang le Tufted Red Upholstered 'Model 662' Sofa for Artifort w/ Black Frame
By Artifort, Kho Liang Ie
Located in Los Angeles, CA
ie for Artifort Holland. Kho Liang Ie was born in 1927 in Magelang, Dutch East Indies. After
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

Pair of Mid-Century Pierre Paulin 'Tongue' Lounge Chairs
Located in London, GB
A sculptural pair of upholstered 'Tongue' chairs by Pierre Paulin for Artifort. Holland, c1960s
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Artifort 905 Armchair
By Artifort
Located in Dronten, NL
. Marked at the bottom. Artifort is a renowned Dutch furniture manufacturer celebrated for its iconic
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Artifort 905 Armchair
Artifort 905 Armchair
H 28.35 in W 31.5 in D 31.5 in
1980 Dutch Artifort Thiery Belt Super Unusual Chair
By Thierry Belt, Artifort
Located in Markington, GB
1980 Artifort Thiery Belt super unusual chair Artifort chair designed by Thiery Belt. Chair and
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of Dutch Mid-Century Modern Steel Wall Sconces by RAAK for Artifort
By RAAK, Artifort
Located in New York, NY
support structure. Documentation: Artifort Label is on interior of the reflector.
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Steel

Pierre Paulin "Orange Slice" Lounge Chair for Artifort, 1960s Dutch Design
By Pierre Paulin, Artifort
Located in The Hague, NL
Lounge chair designed by Pierre Paulin for Artifort manufacture, 1960s period, Holland. The model
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dutch Coffee Table by Kho Liang Ie for Artifort, 1960s
By Artifort, Kho Liang Ie
Located in Beerse, VAN
Coffee table with strong straight lines designed in the 1960s by Kho Liang Ie for the Dutch
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Hartmut Lohmeyer for Artifort Lounge Chair in Faux Polar Bear Fur, Dutch 1957
By Hartmut Lohmeyer, Artifort
Located in Amsterdam, NL
The "Columbus" lounge or easy chair by Hartmut Lohmeyer for Artifort. Made and designed in the
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Faux Fur, Wood

20th Century Dutch Artifort Set of a Congo Sofa & Slipper Chairs by Theo Ruth
By Theo Ruth, Artifort
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
. In 1936, Ruth started working, designing for the Dutch furniture manufacture Artifort. Later on, in
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

Materials

Fabric, Bouclé, Upholstery, Rosewood

Mid-Century Artifort Geoffrey Harcourt lounge chair ‘Exquis’ , dark green , 1960
By Artifort
Located in Delft, NL
Mid-Century Artifort Geoffrey Harcourt lounge chair ‘Exquis’ , dark green 1960’s Dutch design. In
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Suite of 8 Artifort “Hello There” Dining Outdoor Chairs in Aluminium
By Artifort
Located in Barrowford, GB
There” Chairs from the dutch interiors powerhouse, Artifort. In a world of temporary pleasures
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2010s Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Artifort "Winner" Lounge Chair by Floris van den Broecke, Netherlands 1980s
By Artifort
Located in DE MEERN, NL
furniture to add to your home or office? Look no further than the Artifort "Winner" Lounge Chair by Floris
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Vintage 1980s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Artifort Two-Toned Anthracite & Light Gray Club Chair w/ Chrome Legs
By Artifort
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Produced in the 1960's, this low profile and almost minimalist mid-century club chair by Dutch
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Pair of Artifort F165 Lounge Chairs with New Ploeg Wool Upholstery, circa 1955
By Artifort
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Pair of beautiful restored lounge chairs by Artifort The Netherlands produced, circa 1955. These
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel, Nickel

Artifort Terp Tables
By Mike and Maaike, Artifort
Located in New York, NY
provide functionality and calm. The design is inspired by Dutch mounds. Terp table Mike & Maaike Design
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2010s Dutch Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Artifort Terp Tables
Artifort Terp Tables
H 18.9 in Dm 24.81 in
Pierre Paulin Oyster Chair for Artifort
By Pierre Paulin, Artifort
Located in Barcelona, ES
Oyster chair designed in 1958 by french designed Pierre Paulin for the dutch company Artifort
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Pierre Paulin Oyster Chair for Artifort
Pierre Paulin Oyster Chair for Artifort
H 31.5 in W 36.23 in D 31.5 in
Ben Chair by Pierre Paulin for Artifort
By Pierre Paulin, Artifort
Located in BREDA, NL
masterpieces for Dutch manufacturer Artifort, including this gorgeous "Ben" armchair. It’s available in this
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Ben Chair by Pierre Paulin for Artifort
Ben Chair by Pierre Paulin for Artifort
H 29.53 in W 27.56 in D 31.5 in
‘Ben’ Chair by Pierre Paulin for Artifort
By Pierre Paulin, Artifort
Located in Toronto, ON
Dutch manufacturer Artifort. One of these special pieces, named after his favorite colleague Ben, stands
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Vintage 1980s Dutch Chairs

Materials

Wool, Bouclé

‘Ben’ Chair by Pierre Paulin for Artifort
‘Ben’ Chair by Pierre Paulin for Artifort
H 30.71 in W 28.35 in D 29.53 in
Pierre Paulin, Orange Slice chair, Artifort, 1960
By Pierre Paulin, Artifort
Located in Uppsala, SE
Paulin for the Dutch manufacturer Artifort in the mid 20th century after he became acquainted with the
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Space Age Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

‘Ben’ Chair by Pierre Paulin for Artifort, 1970s
By Pierre Paulin, Artifort
Located in Hilversum, NL
masterpieces for Dutch manufacturer Artifort. We are happy to offer this beautiful Artifort “Ben” armchair in
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Vintage 1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Theo Ruth Daybed for Artifort, the Netherlands, 1950s
By Theo Ruth, Artifort
Located in ŁÓDŹ, PL
Soloform, Artifort in a limited series. That is a veritable reflection of the spectacularity, quality
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Wool, Alpaca, Wood

Theo Ruth Model 135 lounge chair Artifort 1956
By Theo Ruth, Artifort
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Theo Ruth's Model 135 lounge chair, designed for Artifort in 1956, is a classic and elegant piece
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Theo Ruth Model 135 lounge chair Artifort 1956
Theo Ruth Model 135 lounge chair Artifort 1956
H 33.86 in W 22.05 in D 32.29 in
Jeremy Harvey, Hello There Breakfast Set for Artifort
By Artifort
Located in Amsterdam IJMuiden, NL
Wagemans (1866-1943) laid the foundation for Dutch manufacturing brand Artifort when he opened his bespoke
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Late 20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Congo Chair by Theo Ruth for Artifort, 1950s
By Theo Ruth, Artifort
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Stunning Mid-Century Modern Congo Chair, designed by Theo Ruth for Artifort. Iconic Dutch design
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Congo Chair by Theo Ruth for Artifort, 1950s
Congo Chair by Theo Ruth for Artifort, 1950s
H 31.89 in W 20.48 in D 32.29 in
Pierre Paulin F572 lounge chair Artifort Netherlands 1967
By Artifort, Pierre Paulin
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Iconic model F572 lounge chair designed by Pierre Paulin and manufactured by Artifort, The
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric

1950ies daybed designed by Theo Ruth for Artifort
By Artifort, Theo Ruth
Located in Offenburg, Baden Wurthemberg
1950ies daybed designed by Theo Ruth for Artifort. The daybed by Theo Ruth is characteristic for
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Canapes

Materials

Wood, Fabric

Penguin Chair by Theo Ruth for Artifort, 1950s
By Theo Ruth, Artifort
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Stunning Mid-Century Modern penguin chair, designed by Theo Ruth for Artifort. Iconic Dutch design
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Penguin Chair by Theo Ruth for Artifort, 1950s
Penguin Chair by Theo Ruth for Artifort, 1950s
H 32.29 in W 29.53 in D 34.26 in
Pierre Paulin F675 Butterfly chairs Artifort Netherlands 1963
By Pierre Paulin, Artifort
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
years later he would join the Maastricht-based Dutch manufacturers Artifort where he is best known for
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Theo Ruth for Artifort Sofa in Beige Corduroy Upholstery
By Theo Ruth, Artifort
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Theo Ruth for Artifort, sofa, fabric, wood, The Netherlands, 1970.  A Dutch settee in beige
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Vintage 1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Artifort F598 Groovy Armchair by Pierre Paulin, M-Chair
By Pierre Paulin, Artifort
Located in The Hague, NL
Born in Paris in 1927, Pierre Paulin a created his best known pieces in cooperation with the Dutch
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Pierre Paulin "Orange Slice" Lounge Chair for Artifort, 1960s
By Pierre Paulin, Artifort
Located in The Hague, NL
Lounge chair designed by Pierre Paulin for Artifort manufacture, 1960s period, Holland. The model
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Artifort Beso Sled Base Lounge Chair in STOCK
By Artifort
Located in New York, NY
and highly versatile chair programe created by Dutch designer Khodi Feiz. In terms of shape and
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2010s Dutch Armchairs

Materials

Fabric

Artifort Beso Sled Base Lounge Chair in STOCK
Artifort Beso Sled Base Lounge Chair in STOCK
H 33.08 in W 26.78 in D 29.14 in
Leather Lounge Chair by Theo Ruth for Artifort, 1950s
By Theo Ruth, Artifort
Located in Delft, NL
Leather Lounge Chair by Theo Ruth for Artifort, 1950s A beautiful leather lounge chair with a
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Leather Lounge Chair by Theo Ruth for Artifort, 1950s
By Theo Ruth, Artifort
Located in Delft, NL
Leather Lounge Chair by Theo Ruth for Artifort, 1950s A beautiful leather lounge chair with a
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Artifort F598 Groovy Armchair by Pierre Paulin, M-Chair
By Pierre Paulin, Artifort
Located in CULEMBORG, GE
Born in Paris in 1927, Pierre Paulin a created his best known pieces in cooperation with the Dutch
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Vintage 1970s Dutch Space Age Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Theo Ruth for Artifort Sofa in Yellow and Black Upholstery
By Theo Ruth, Artifort
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Theo Ruth for Artifort, sofa, fabric, wood, Netherlands 1970.  A Dutch settee in a two-toned
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Vintage 1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Settees

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Pierre Paulin, Rare Sofa Model 442 for Artifort, 1962
By Pierre Paulin, Artifort
Located in Paris, FR
Artifort, Netherlands, 1962. Original Piece from the 1960s Newly re-upholstered in the traditional way
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Chrome, Steel

Globe Chair by Pierre Paulin in Brown Leather for Artifort
By Pierre Paulin, Artifort
Located in Barcelona, ES
Globe chair model F422 designed by Pierre Paulin in 1959 for dutch company Artifort. Rare version
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Artifort Groovy F598 Lounge Chair by Pierre Paulin (Cobalt Blue)
By Pierre Paulin, Artifort
Located in AMSTERDAM, NL
Blue. Paulin designed these in 1960 for Castelli - Italy. Dutch manufacturer Artifort was licensed to
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Space Age Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Hartmut Lohmeyer for Artifort, Blue Lounge Chair, Model Columbus, 1950s
By Artifort, Hartmut Lohmeyer
Located in Schagen, NL
Rare easy / lounge chair, designed by Hartig Lohmeyer for Artifort. The chair was unprofessionally
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Vintage Reupholstered Pierre Paulin Big Tulip Chair, for Artifort, 1960s
By Pierre Paulin, Artifort
Located in Renens, CH
designer, who created his best known pieces in cooperation with the Dutch Artifort. Famous pieces are the
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

"Oyster" Lounge Chair by Pierre Paulin for Artifort, Netherlands, 1970s
By Pierre Paulin, Artifort
Located in DE MEERN, NL
. Manufactured by Artifort, a renowned Dutch furniture company, in the 1970s, this iconic lounge chair is a must
Category

Vintage 1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

"Oyster" Lounge Chair by Pierre Paulin for Artifort, Netherlands 1970s
By Pierre Paulin, Artifort
Located in DE MEERN, NL
. Manufactured by Artifort, a renowned Dutch furniture company, in the 1970s, this iconic lounge chair is a must
Category

Vintage 1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

Artifort model 045 Mobiles lounge chair designed by Marcel Wanders
By MARCEL WANDERS, Artifort
Located in Delft, NL
Artifort model 045 Mobiles lounge chair designed by Marcel Wanders This Artifort model 045 Mobiles
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20th Century Dutch Chairs

Materials

Steel

Living Room Set by Theo Ruth for Artifort, Netherlands 1950
By Theo Ruth, Artifort
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Artifort in the Netherlands around 1950. Thess elegant pieces have beautiful quality, gently curved birch
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

Materials

Fabric, Bouclé, Birch

Pierre Paulin 446 Pair of Rare Club Chairs for Artifort
By Pierre Paulin, Artifort
Located in Antwerp, BE
Artifort 446 lounge chairs designed by Pierre Paulin and manufactured in Holland, 1962. The chairs
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Wing Back Lounge Chair by Theo Ruth for Artifort, Netherlands, 1950s
By Theo Ruth, Artifort
Located in Antwerp, BE
Dutch design Mid-century wingback lounge chair by Theo Ruth for Artifort. The beautiful wooden
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Wood

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Artifort Holland For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the artifort holland you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each artifort holland for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using fabric, metal and wood. There are many kinds of the artifort holland you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A artifort holland, designed in the Mid-Century Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Artifort, Pierre Paulin and Geoffrey D. Harcourt each produced at least one beautiful artifort holland that is worth considering.

How Much is a Artifort Holland?

The average selling price for a artifort holland at 1stDibs is $3,500, while they’re typically $991 on the low end and $7,500 for the highest priced.

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.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality antique and vintage seating cannot be overstated.

Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other lounge furniture — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless furnishings in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other items — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring official reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of unique chairs, sofas and other seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.