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Pair of French Louis XVI Style 19th Century Painted Armchairs with Carved Decor
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of French Louis XVI style painted wood armchairs from the late 19th century, with carved motifs and new upholstery. Created in France during the 19th century, each of this pai...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood, Wood

Pair of Rattan Lounge Armchairs
Located in Halluin, FR
Pair of rattan lounge armchairs at the manner of Janine Abraham and Dirk Jan Rol composed or a braided rattan seat with aerial black metal feet.     
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21st Century and Contemporary European Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Metal

  • Pair of Rattan Lounge Armchairs
  • Pair of Rattan Lounge Armchairs
  • Pair of Rattan Lounge Armchairs
  • Pair of Rattan Lounge Armchairs
H 33.86 in. W 37.8 in. D 25.99 in.
Design Rattan and Wicker Armchair
Located in Halluin, FR
Design and original lounge armchair with cane and natural rattan airy structure.
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21st Century and Contemporary European Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Wicker, Rattan

  • Design Rattan and Wicker Armchair
  • Design Rattan and Wicker Armchair
  • Design Rattan and Wicker Armchair
  • Design Rattan and Wicker Armchair
H 33.86 in. W 35.44 in. D 27.17 in.
French Design and Braided Resin Rattan Effect Outdoor Armchair
Located in Halluin, FR
French design armchair composed of a tubular structure dressed with a braided resin rattan effect. Indoor/outdoor, it will be perfect on your terrace, in your veranda, your winter ga...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Metal

Oxford Chair Cream Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass by R&Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The Oxford chair by R&Y Augousti is a sophisticated piece that provides comfort, whilst retaining its elegant and luxurious aesthetic. This piece is inlaid in cream shagreen, with a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Chairs

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Brass

Oxford Chair Fur Upholstery & Bronze-Patina Brass by R&Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The Oxford chair by R&Y Augousti is a sophisticated piece that provides comfort, whilst retaining its elegant and luxurious aesthetic. This piece is upholstered in a lustrous & soft ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Chairs

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Brass

Marie Antoinette Chair in Cream Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass by R&Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The Marie Antoinette chair by R&Y Augousti is a sophisticated piece that provides comfort, whilst retaining its elegant and luxurious aesthetic. This piece is inlaid in cream shagree...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Beige Armchairs, Edmund Homa, Type GFM-142, 1960s, Poland
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
A pair of armchairs GFM-142, designed by Edmund Homa. The armchairs were made in the 1960s in the Gosciecinska Furniture Factory. They are made from solid beechwood. The GFM-142 armc...
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20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Textile, Beech

Pair of Beige Armchairs, Edmund Homa, GFM-142, 1960s, Poland
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
A pair of armchairs GFM-142, designed by Edmund Homa. The armchairs were made in the 1960s in the Gosciecinska Furniture Factory. They are made from solid beechwood. The GFM-142 armc...
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20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Textile, Beech

Salvador Dali Armchair Invisible Personage Limited Edition of 20
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Armchair designed by Salvador Dali manufactured in Spain by BD. "Invisible Personage" is extracted from the "Singularities" painting, painted by Salvador Dali in 1935. During thos...
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2010s Spanish Modern Armchairs

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Lacquer, Sheepskin, Upholstery

Marco Zanuso Lady Chairs, Arflex, Italy, 1960s 'Complimentary Reupholstery'
Located in London, GB
A pair of original and authentic Marco Zanuso Lady chairs, Arflex, France/Italy, 1960s. The upholstery is worn and stained so the chairs require re-upholstery so the price here inclu...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Salvador Dali Armchair Invisible Personage Limited Edition of 20
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Armchair designed by Salvador Dali manufactured in Spain by BD. "Invisible Personage" is extracted from the "Singularities" painting, painted by Salvador Dali in 1935. During thos...
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2010s Spanish Modern Armchairs

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Sheepskin, Upholstery, Lacquer

Salvador Dali, Contemporary, Limited Edition ‘Invisible Personage’ Armchair
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Armchair designed by Salvador Dali manufactured in Spain by BD. "Invisible Personage" is extracted from the "Singularities" painting, painted by Salvador Dali in 1935. During thos...
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2010s Spanish Modern Armchairs

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Sheepskin, Upholstery, Lacquer

Midcentury Italian Armchairs in the Manner of Marco Zanuso
Located in Albano Laziale, Rome/Lazio
A pair of Italian armchairs in the manner of Marco Zanuso with black iron spider legs. These chairs have recently been professionally reupholstered in a light bubblegum pink faux fur...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Metal

Giorgio Collection Tufted Big Armchair in Beige Leather with Ebony Macassar Arm
Located in New York, NY
Big armchair with fronts in ebony Makassar wood in high gloss polyester covered in tufted first grade leather. Chrome steel feet. Size: cm 92 W x 86 D x 127 H Size: 36”½ W x 34” D x...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Art Deco Club Chairs

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Chrome

Giorgio Collection Curve Back Ebony Macassar Occasional Chair in Beige Leather
Located in New York, NY
Occasional oval chair in Ebony in high gloss polyester covered in high grade leather. Chrome steel feet. 28”½W x 27”D x 42”½H This item is only available to purchase in the United ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Art Deco Club Chairs

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Chrome

Gaia Armchair by Arflex Designer Bartoli Transformed Fiberglass
Located in Como, IT
Transparency Matters collection Armchair, in fiberglass, production by Arflex, Designer Carlo Bartoli, 1960-1969. Vintage piece has been transformed in to a contemporary item wit...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Fiberglass

Gaia Armchair by Arflex Designer Bartoli Transformed by Draga&Aurel Fiberglass
Located in Como, IT
Transparency Matters collection by Draga&Aurel: Armchair, in fiberglass, production by Arflex, Designer Carlo Bartoli, 1960-1969. Vintage piece has been transformed in to a conte...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Fiberglass

LUI 5/A Double Cane Armchair in Matt Black Lacquered Finish
Located in Lentate sul Seveso, Monza e Brianza
Lui 5 by Philippe Bestenheider – available as an armchair and small armchair – stands within the iconic pieces Fratelli Boffi has presented throughout the years. A classic in its kin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Cane, Wood

Cape Lounge Chair, by Charlotte Høncke from Warm Nordic
Located in Viby J, DK
An elegant armchair with an organic design inspired by the puffed sleeves and layered designs of haute couture. Its soft lines and chic details make the cape armchair a real eyecatch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Lounge Chairs

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Foam

Tifnit Armchair in Velvet by Roberto Cavalli Home Interiors
Located in Cantu, IT
Soft and sensual shapes and exotic suggestions for the Tifnit armchair. The velvet upholstery with Tigresse pattern, pure animalier in its natural version, winks at the wilder and mo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Velvet, Foam

Cape Lounge Chair with Stitches, by Charlotte Høncke from Warm Nordic
Located in Viby J, DK
An elegant armchair with an organic design inspired by the puffed sleeves and layered designs of haute couture. Its soft lines and chic details make the Cape armchair a real eyecatch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Lounge Chairs

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Foam

CH26 Dining Chair in Wood Finishes with Natural Papercord Seat by Hans J. Wegner
Located in New York, NY
The CH26 dining chair by Hans J. Wegner was put into production by Carl Hansen & Søn in close collaboration with the Hans J. Wegner Design Studio and in accordance with Wegner’s orig...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Papercord, Wood

JCP Universe Fylgrade Armchair by CTRLZAK
Located in Cantu, IT
"Magic is real here Sooner or later you see What’s on the inside” Haiku by Alistair Gentry Fylgrade is a leather sofa whose cuts reveal the careful finishing in fine fabrics from th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Leather

  • JCP Universe Fylgrade Armchair by CTRLZAK
  • JCP Universe Fylgrade Armchair by CTRLZAK
  • JCP Universe Fylgrade Armchair by CTRLZAK
  • JCP Universe Fylgrade Armchair by CTRLZAK
BlackStone Taupe
H 35.44 in. W 46.46 in. D 35.44 in.
De Sede DS-102 Armchair in Snow Upholstery by Mathias Hoffmann
Located in New York, NY
A series with an eye-catching, core leather lacing. This model series’ softly upholstered shell with its extremely comfortable cushions creates a island in the living space. Whether ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Armchairs

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Leather

Etro Home Interiors Madras Armchair in Fabric
Located in Cantu, IT
Madras is an elegant and sophisticated armchair, characterized by soft and harmonious lines, emphasized by the upholstery with Leroy fabric, featuring a typical cashmere design and p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Fabric

  • Etro Home Interiors Madras Armchair in Fabric
  • Etro Home Interiors Madras Armchair in Fabric
  • Etro Home Interiors Madras Armchair in Fabric
  • Etro Home Interiors Madras Armchair in Fabric
H 31.5 in. W 39.38 in. D 37.41 in.
De Sede DS-262/01 Armchair in Perla Upholstery & Swivel Base by Stefan Heiliger
Located in New York, NY
Unimagined flexibility, thanks to two armchair parts. The architecture of the armchair is based on two parts, each able to swivel about its own axis. Depending on how the two chair p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Armchairs

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Leather

Amura 'Gaia' Armchair in Beige by Maurizio Marconato & Terry Zappa
Located in GRUMO APPULA (BA), IT
Structure: solid wood, suspensions: elastic belts in rubber and polypropylene, seat cushion: polyurethane foam, back cushion: mollapiuma.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Wood, Upholstery

Amura 'Segno' Armchair in Beige by Amura 'Lab
Located in GRUMO APPULA (BA), IT
The Segno sofa has clean and safe lines with a welcoming and comfortable shape. It is rigorous in its lines that alternate angles and curves, to improve the sense of softness and for...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

  • Amura 'Segno' Armchair in Beige by Amura 'Lab
  • Amura 'Segno' Armchair in Beige by Amura 'Lab
  • Amura 'Segno' Armchair in Beige by Amura 'Lab
  • Amura 'Segno' Armchair in Beige by Amura 'Lab
H 34.65 in. W 36.23 in. D 35.83 in.
Fantastic Armchair Made of Solid Timber Padded Arms Lacquered Arms and Feet
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Other Armchairs

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Leather, Fabric, Lacquer

Swivel Armchair Frame Made of Solid Timber and Plywood Bronze or Silver Frame
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Other Armchairs

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Leather, Fabric

Swivel Armchair with Frame Made of Solid Timber and Plywood Different Colors
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Other Armchairs

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Leather, Fabric

Armchair Frame Made Solid Timber and Plywood Lacquered Finish Feet Caps
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Leather, Fabric, Lacquer

Armchair Frame Made Solid Timber and Plywood Upholstered Base Customizable
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Armchairs

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Fabric, Faux Fur

Athena Ottoman by Pietro Franceschini
Located in Geneve, CH
Athena ottoman by Pietro Franceschini Sold exclusively by Galerie Philia Manufacturer: Stefano Minotti Dimensions: W 79 x H 43-63 cm Materials: Lamp and brass Available material...
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2010s Italian Modern Ottomans and Poufs

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Brass

Italian Mid-Century Armchairs by ISA Bergamo, Set of Two, 1950s
Located in Paris, FR
Pair of 20th century vintage Italian club armchairs designed with a high comfortable backrests and buttons manufactured by ISA Bergamo. In fully restored condition with new foam padd...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Brass

Oxford Chair Cream Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass by R&Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The Oxford chair by R&Y Augousti is a sophisticated piece that provides comfort, whilst retaining its elegant and luxurious aesthetic. This piece is inlaid in cream shagreen, with a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Chairs

Materials

Brass

High-Back Pasqualina Armchair by Grassi & Bianchi
Located in Milan, IT
This high-backed armchair is completely covered in ivory-colored leather atop a tubular steel frame, and its metal seat pan is covered in black technical fabric. Its silhouette plays...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

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Steel

  • High-Back Pasqualina Armchair by Grassi & Bianchi
  • High-Back Pasqualina Armchair by Grassi & Bianchi
  • High-Back Pasqualina Armchair by Grassi & Bianchi
  • High-Back Pasqualina Armchair by Grassi & Bianchi
H 37.41 in. W 22.84 in. D 18.51 in.
Armchair in 'Lady Style' by Marco Zanuso, Italy 1960s
Located in Hellouw, NL
Amazing armchair in Lady Style by Marco Zanuso, Italy 1960s. This chair is very elegant, especially the armrests have a unique shape. The chair is in perfect condition. It is newly u...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Velvet

Pair of Armchairs by Guy Besnard
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair of armchairs by Guy Besnard From 1950 Black metal and fabric by bison Bruneel.
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

  • Pair of Armchairs by Guy Besnard
  • Pair of Armchairs by Guy Besnard
  • Pair of Armchairs by Guy Besnard
  • Pair of Armchairs by Guy Besnard
H 33.47 in. W 29.53 in. D 35.44 in.
De Sede Rotatable Armchair with Footstool by Alfredo Häberli
Located in New York, NY
DS-110/01 and 05, rotatable armchair with footstool by De Sede. Technical details: Standard configuration: Thread color according to the color of the body. If not specified other...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Armchairs

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Leather

Modern Armchair in Green Velvet & Back in Fur Gold Stainless Steel Legs
Located in Porto, PT
Max Armchair Max Armchair is a mid-century style armchair. This armchair brings details from the old days to contemporary design. Its shape and exquisite materials make it an outsta...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

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Stainless Steel

Brass Greek Key Armchair by Weiman / Warren Lloyd for Mastercraft, 1977, Signed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This fantastic brass chair by Weiman / Warren Lloyd for Mastercraft features a hefty brass frame with greek key emblems repeated on the arms and under the seat. Beware cheap imitatio...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Gianfranco Ferré Home Club Armchair in Dark Beige Cotton
Located in Cantu, IT
An impressive and welcoming armchair, created to amaze and dominate the scene. The high and welcoming seatback is characterized by the refined Capitonné manufacturing and by the carv...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Foam, Beech

e15 Byron Armchair in Walnut by Florian Asche and Philipp Mainzer
Located in New York, NY
The armchair Byron with its clear lines and distinctive armrests resembles a modern take on a Classic smoking chair. Byron has a Classic wooden construction with a solid wood materia...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Wittmann Paradise Bird Sofa Designed by Luca Nichetto
Located in New York, NY
Many different upholstery materials available. Standard: Black grey fine powder-coated On request: Brass satin matte finish. Standard piping. Paradise bird is a collection of unu...
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2010s Austrian Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Velvet

Gandia Blasco Textile Dining Armchair in Steel by Ana Llobet
Located in New York, NY
The Textile collection was conceived through a fashion inspired project that transferred the concepts and techniques used in textiles to the world of furniture.”– Ana Llobet (Designe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Armchairs

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Steel

Gandia Blasco Textile Club Armchair in Steel by Ana Llobet
Located in New York, NY
"Joining the pieces that make up the collection is made possible through a system that simulates the seams of garments. This way a highly flexible piece is achieved that adapts to ev...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Armchairs

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Steel

Gandia Blasco Stack Dining Armchair in Aluminum by Borja Garcia
Located in New York, NY
Stack is Gandiablasco’s most free-and-easy collection of outdoor furniture. Inspired by aesthetics from the world of sailing, it is refreshingly reminiscent of the retro elegance of ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Armchairs

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Aluminum

Lotus Leather Lounge Chair, by Niels Bendtsen from Bensen
Located in Vancouver, BC
Like a flower opening, the lotus lounge chair is beautiful from all angles. The chair swivels on a steel base to allow maximum flexibility. Additional information: - Dimensions: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Lo Turn Beige Fabric Swivel Armchair, by Niels Bendtsen from Bensen
Located in Vancouver, BC
Lo Turn is a swivel armchair with open arms. The low back, down seating, and small footprint make this is a remarkable little chair. Additional Information: - Dimensions: D. 87 x...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric

De Sede DS-2011 Armchair in Off-White Upholstery by De Sede Design Team
Located in New York, NY
With its fluid, curved shapes, the DS-2011 appears powerful and dynamic where other furniture is already in a sleep mode. The visual lightness and modern, casual elegance underline t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Clerk Armchair in Cotton Velvet and High Glossy Lacquered Legs
Located in New York, NY
Bishop and Clerk is an imposing mountain peak in Australia with a magnificent view. It inspired CLERK Wingback Chair, a striking upholstered chair in cotton velvet and legs in high g...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

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Cotton, Lacquer

De Sede DS-4 Armchair in Snow Upholstery by Antonella Scarpitta
Located in New York, NY
The DS-4 is a clear statement from the designer to follow an IDEA, a style, a personal claim to perfection to the very depths. Thanks to its raised backrest, the DS-4 offers that sty...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Shiro Kuramata 01 Chair in Polished Chrome or Matte Varnish for Cappellini
Located in New York, NY
Created as a tribute to the 1980s, the decade during which the original design was made and when Shiro Kuramata began his fertile collaboration with Cappellini, sedia 01 chair featur...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Iron

Marcel Wanders Wanders' Tulip Armchair in Fiberglass and Resin Shell, Cappellini
Located in New York, NY
A sculptural presence makes the Wanders' Tulip armchair, by Marcel Wanders, an exceptional protagonist in any setting: ideal in spacious areas, both contract and private, thanks to t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Resin, Fiberglass, Foam

Marcel Wanders Dalia Armchair with Fabric or Leather Upholstery for Cappellini
Located in New York, NY
Charming at first glance: the Dalia armchair by Marcel Wanders is a floral embrace whose sensual curves capture the soul in poetic suspense. An iconic element of design, with a conte...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Foam, Resin

Erwan Bouroullec Spring Armchair in Satined Stainless Steel for Cappellini
Located in New York, NY
Based on a slender structure in satined stainless steel, the sophisticated Spring chair was designed by Erwan Bouroullec. The distinctive shell is made of rigid polyurethane foam wit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal, Stainless Steel

Shiro Kuramata Sofa With Arms in Chromed Tubular Metal for Cappellini
Located in New York, NY
An homage to the masters of early 20th century modernism, the sofa with arms armchair by Shiro Kuramata has a structure made of chromed tubular metal, padded with polyurethane foam a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Metal, Chrome

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec Basket 011 Armchair in Varnish Metal for Cappellini
Located in New York, NY
A casual, relaxed appeal characterizes the Basket 011 sofa, created for Cappellini by the French designer-duo, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. The collection, composed of a two and three...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Metal

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Beige European Armchairs For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of beige european armchairs for sale on 1stDibs. Frequently made of fabric, metal and wood, all beige european armchairs available were constructed with great care. There are 559 antique and vintage beige european armchairs for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 238 modern editions to choose from as well. Beige european armchairs have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Art Deco beige european armchairs are consistently popular styles. Many beige european armchairs are appealing in their simplicity, but Cappellini, De Sede and Roberto Cavalli produced popular beige european armchairs that are worth a look.

How Much are Beige European Armchairs?

Beige european armchairs can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $4,520, while the lowest priced sells for $341 and the highest can go for as much as $125,000.

Finding the Right Armchairs for You

Armchairs have run the gamut from prestige to ease and everything in between. 

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 repurpose everyday objects to artful 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.