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Charles Eames for Herman Miller Soft Pad Swivel Lounge Chairs, 1970s, Signed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Incredible black leather on this set of five (5) early year production, very collectible, Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller high-back executive soft pad swivel lounge chairs. T...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum

1970s, Set of Four MG5 Black Leather Dining / Office Chairs by Matteo Grassi
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
1970, perfect set of four dining / office chairs made by Matteo Grassi, Italy. The chairs have tubular titanium look steel frames with sturdy black leather seating and backrest. Th...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

1970s, Set of Four MG5 Black Leather Dining / Office Chairs by Matteo Grassi
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
1970, perfect set of four dining / office chairs made by Matteo Grassi, Italy. The chairs have tubular titanium look steel frames with sturdy black leather seating and backrest. Th...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

1970s, Set of Four MG5 Black Leather Dining / Office Chairs by Matteo Grassi
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
1970. Perfect set of four dining / office chairs made by Matteo Grassi, Italy. The chairs have tubular titanium look steel frames with sturdy black leather seating and backrest. Th...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

1970s, Set of Four MG5 Black Leather Dining / Office Chairs by Matteo Grassi
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
1970, perfect set of four dining / office chairs made by Matteo Grassi, Italy. The chairs have tubular titanium look steel frames with sturdy black leather seating and backrest. Th...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

1970s, Set of Four MG5 Black Leather Dining / Office Chairs by Matteo Grassi
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
1970. Perfect set of four dining / office chairs made by Matteo Grassi, Italy. The chairs have tubular titanium look steel frames with sturdy black leather seating and backrest. Th...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

1970s, Set of Four MG5 Black Leather Dining / Office Chairs by Matteo Grassi
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
1970, perfect set of four dining / office chairs made by Matteo Grassi, Italy. The chairs have tubular titanium look steel frames with sturdy black leather seating and backrest. Th...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

1970s, Set of Four MG5 Black Leather Dining / Office Chairs by Matteo Grassi
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
1970, perfect set of four dining / office chairs made by Matteo Grassi, Italy. The chairs have tubular titanium look steel frames with sturdy black leather seating and backrest. Th...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

1970s, Set of Four MG5 Black Leather Dining / Office Chairs by Matteo Grassi
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
1970, perfect set of four dining / office chairs made by Matteo Grassi, Italy. The chairs have tubular titanium look steel frames with sturdy black leather seating and backrest. Th...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

Vintage De Sede DS 31 High Back Leather Swivel Armchair with Ottoman, 1970s
Located in Fen Drayton, Cambridgeshire
Discounted airfreight for our US and International customers (from 2 weeks door to door) We are delighted to bring to you a highly desirable and rarely available vintage 1970s De Se...
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Chrome

Barrel-Back Desk Chair by Ward Bennett
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A barrel-back desk chair with the original channel-stitched black leather upholstery, on an X-form caster base. Please inquire for upholstery options.
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Chrome

  • Barrel-Back Desk Chair by Ward Bennett
  • Barrel-Back Desk Chair by Ward Bennett
  • Barrel-Back Desk Chair by Ward Bennett
  • Barrel-Back Desk Chair by Ward Bennett
H 33 in. W 24 in. D 26 in.
Midcentury Pelle Stacking Stools by ICF
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful and sleek set of 9 stackable stools designed by Toyoda Hiroyuki for ICF. Thick black leather covering a heavily chromed base. Wonderful details of stitched and laced leathe...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Chrome

  • Midcentury Pelle Stacking Stools by ICF
  • Midcentury Pelle Stacking Stools by ICF
  • Midcentury Pelle Stacking Stools by ICF
  • Midcentury Pelle Stacking Stools by ICF
H 35 in. W 18 in. D 16 in.
1 Charles Pollock for Knoll Black Leather Armchair
Located in Pasadena, TX
1 Mid-Century Modern armchair on casters designed by Charles Pollock for Knoll in 1965. These chairs could be used in an office, conference room, or dining room. Original tufted, bla...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

1970s, Black Leather and Aluminum Office Chair by Karl Erik Ekselius for JOC.
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful adjustable office chair designed by Karl Erik Ekselius for JOC Design. upholstered with nice thick solid black leather on an aluminum frame all in good condition. The cha...
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum, Steel

1970s, Black Leather and Aluminum Desk Chair by Karl Erik Ekselius for Joc
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful adjustable office chair designed by Karl Erik Ekselius for JOC Design. The nice thick solid black leather with an aluminum frame on wheels all in good condition. The chai...
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum, Steel

1970s, Black Leather and Aluminum Office Chair by Karl Erik Ekselius for JOC
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful adjustable office chair designed by Karl Erik Ekselius for JOC Design. upholstered with nice thick solid black leather on an aluminum frame all in good condition. The cha...
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum, Steel

1970s, Black Leather and Aluminium Desk Chair by Karl Erik Ekselius for Joc
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful adjustable office chair designed by Karl Erik Ekselius for JOC Möbler. The nice thick solid black leather with an aluminium frame and steel five legs on wheels is a perfec...
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum, Steel

Vintage De Sede DS 31 Highback Swivel Leather Armchairs, Switzerland 1970s
Located in Fen Drayton, Cambridgeshire
Discounted airfreight for our US and International customers (from 2 weeks door to door) We are delighted to bring to you two vintage De Sede DS 31 highback swivel armchairs. Hand b...
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Chrome

1970s, Black Leather and Aluminium Desk Chair by Karl Erik Ekselius for Joc
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful adjustable office chair designed by Karl Erik Ekselius for JOC Design. The nice thick solid black leather with an aluminium frame on wheels all in good condition. The cha...
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum, Steel

Ekornes Stressless Metro M Low Back Designer Leather Office Chair Black
Located in Cologne, DE
We bring to you an Ekornes Stressless Metro M low back designer leather office chair black.
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Leather

1970s, Black Leather and Aluminium Desk Chair by Karl Erik Ekselius for Joc
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful adjustable office chair designed by Karl Erik Ekselius for JOC Design. The nice thick solid black leather with an aluminium frame on wheels all in good condition. The chair...
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum, Steel

1970s, Black Leather and Aluminium Desk Chair by Karl Erik Ekselius for Joc
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful adjustable office chair designed by Karl Erik Ekselius for JOC Design. The nice thick solid black leather with an aluminium frame on wheels all in good condition. The cha...
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum, Steel

One Midcentury First Generation Pollock Chair for Knoll
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For you consideration is one Charles Pollock for Knoll accent chair. These chairs are icons of Mid-Century Modern design and have been in continuous production by Knoll since their i...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Chrome

1970s, Set of Six Tubular Steel and Black Leather Dining Chairs by Matteo Grassi
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
A beautiful set of six dining chairs made by Matteo Grassi, Italy. The chairs have tubular titanium look steel frames with sturdy black leather seating and backrest. They are signe...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

1970s, Set of Six Tubular Steel and Black Leather Dining Chairs by Matteo Grassi
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
A beautiful set of six dining chairs made by Matteo Grassi, Italy. The chairs have tubular titanium look steel frames with sturdy black leather seating and backrest. They are signe...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

1970s, Set of Six Tubular Steel and Black Leather Dining Chairs by Matteo Grassi
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
A beautiful set of six dining chairs made by Matteo Grassi, Italy. The chairs have tubular titanium look steel frames with sturdy black leather seating and backrest. They are signe...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

1970s, Set of Six Tubular Steel and Black Leather Dining Chairs by Matteo Grassi
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
A beautiful set of six dining chairs made by Matteo Grassi, Italy. The chairs have tubular titanium look steel frames with sturdy black leather seating and backrest. They are signe...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

1970s, Set of Six Tubular Steel and Black Leather Dining Chairs by Matteo Grassi
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
A beautiful set of six dining chairs made by Matteo Grassi, Italy. The chairs have tubular titanium look steel frames with sturdy black leather seating and backrest. They are signe...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

Midcentury Soft Pad Side Chairs by Eames for Herman Miller in Black Leather
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration are authentic Eames for Herman Miller vintage soft pad chairs in black leather. These authentic vintage examples are icons of Mid-Century Modern design. Th...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Aluminum, Chrome

1970s, Set of Six Tubular Steel and Black Leather Dining Chairs by Matteo Grassi
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
A beautiful set of six dining chairs made by Matteo Grassi, Italy. The chairs have tubular titanium look steel frames with sturdy black leather seating and backrest. They are signe...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

1970s, Set of Six Tubular Steel and Black Leather Dining Chairs by Matteo Grassi
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
A beautiful set of six dining chairs made by Matteo Grassi, Italy. The chairs have tubular titanium look steel frames with sturdy black leather seating and backrest. They are signe...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

Vintage "King" Lounge Swivel Armchair by Strassle of Switzerland 1960s
Located in Fen Drayton, Cambridgeshire
Discounted airfreight for our US and International customers ( from 2 weeks door to door) We are delighted to bring to you a vintage lounge King armchair by Strassle of Switzerland....
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Leather

Vintage Swiss "King" Swivel Desk Armchair on Castors from Strassle 1960s
Located in Fen Drayton, Cambridgeshire
Discounted shipping rates for our US and International customers ( from 2 weeks door to door ) We are delighted to bring to you a rare vintage King Strassle swivel desk armchair, 19...
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Aluminum

1970s, Set of Six Tubular Steel and Black Leather Dining Chairs by Matteo Grassi
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
A beautiful set of six dining chairs made by Matteo Grassi, Italy. The chairs have tubular titanium look steel frames with sturdy black leather seating and backrest. They are signe...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

Nº129 Profession Chair by Avoirdupois - A leather and metal swivel office chair
Located in New York, NY
The Nº129 profession chair is composed of four aluminum legs bending sharply into one another to create a vertical repeating motif leading to a custom mechanism for tilt and swivel. ...
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2010s American Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum, Metal

Vintage De Sede DS 31 High Back Leather Swivel Armchair with Ottoman, 1970s
Located in Fen Drayton, Cambridgeshire
We are delighted to bring to you a highly desirable and rarely available vintage 1970s De Sede DS 31 high back swivel leather armchair with ottoman. Hand built in the 1970s by De Sed...
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Chrome

Soft Pad Eames Aluminum Group Office Chair Herman Miller Vitra Brown Leather
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration, a vintage soft pad office chair, designed by Charles and Ray Eames for the Aluminum Group, for Herman Miller. The chair doesn't have the Herman Miller or V...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Leather

Inno Basso Swivel Armchair Designed by Harri Korhonen
Located in New York, NY
Many different upholstery materials and frames available. Basso M YA pairs dignified and Classic looks with remarkable comfort. It is a compact chair that features 4-star cross leg...
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2010s Finnish Chairs

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Leather, Fabric

De Sede DS-1051 Conference Chair, Taupe Leather and Chrome Base
Located in Vancouver, BC
Exclusive executive chair collection with a cutting-edge design and the DNA of a classic from 1971. Extremely delicate, elegant and luxurious in appearance, but without sacrificing t...
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2010s Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Leather

Vitra Meda Swivel Chair, Leather Seat, Black NetWeave Back
Located in Vancouver, BC
The Meda chair embodies the successful combination of comfort, technology and aesthetics. Its synchronized movement and tilting lockable backrest, married with seat padding and sling...
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2010s Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Leather

De Sede DS-257/01 Executive Armchair in Black Upholstery by De Sede Design Team
Located in New York, NY
Sitting comfortably is the name of the game here! Designed as a Classic executive chair, the DS-257 is the perfect choice for concentrated and at the same time comfortable work, made...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Leather

De Sede DS-257/11 Executive Armchair in Black Upholstery by De Sede Design Team
Located in New York, NY
Sitting comfortably is the name of the game here! Designed as a Classic executive chair, the DS-257 is the perfect choice for concentrated and at the same time comfortable work, made...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Leather

Desk Chair by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno, Italy, 1960s
Located in Vienna, AT
Desk chair by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno, Italy, 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

Johanson Black Leather Bella Swivel Office Armchair
Located in New York, NY
Johanson #BELLA office chair 24.41" W x 24.41" D x 39.37" H x 18.11" SH upholstered in Elmo black leather Original Price: $1,560.
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2010s European Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Leather

  • Johanson Black Leather Bella Swivel Office Armchair
  • Johanson Black Leather Bella Swivel Office Armchair
  • Johanson Black Leather Bella Swivel Office Armchair
  • Johanson Black Leather Bella Swivel Office Armchair
H 39.37 in. W 24.41 in. D 24.41 in.
Set of Two Cantilever Chrome Frame Brown Leather Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Cantilever black chromed frame Upholstered in brown leather Original price: $2,073.
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2010s European Modern Armchairs

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Leather

Black Leather on Castors Slim Executive Armchair
Located in New York, NY
With its slender elegant design, Slim is also ideal for conference rooms and guest seating. Height adjustable back provides back and neck support at desired location. Black leather...
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2010s European Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Leather

Walter Knoll Cantilever Matt Chrome and Black Leather Set of Two Jason Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
(2) Jason armchairs Cantilever matt chrome base Black leather / leather wrapped arms Model#1519V Measures: W 23.2" x D 22" x H 33.5 x 18" SH Original price: $3,420 Design with ...
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2010s German Armchairs

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Chrome

Charles and Ray Eames Set of Two Armchairs Time-Life Herman Miller, 1960
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
Set of two office armchairs 'Time-Life' designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller (1960). Armchairs with aluminium structure and black leather upholstery.  
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Vintage 1960s North American Post-Modern Armchairs

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Aluminum

Classic English Chesterfield Captains Office Chair Swivel and Tilt on Castors
Located in Berlin, DE
Chesterfield office swivel chair on castors. Fully quilted leather. At the front of the armrests, the leather is slightly damaged Beautiful green, with over decades grown dreamlike...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Armchairs

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Leather

Set of 8 Brno Dining Chairs Van Der Rohe Design by Knoll
Located in New York, NY
Set of 8 dining chairs known as the Brno chair, originally designed by Ludwig Meis van der Rohe, this set was produced by Knoll, probably circa 1970's vintage. Top quality black leat...
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Mid-20th Century American International Style Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Robert Haussmann RH 302 Armchair by Hans Kaufeld '1st Edition, 1960s
Located in Fen Drayton, Cambridgeshire
We are delighted to bring to you a Robert Haussmann RH 302 armchair manufactured by Hans Kaufeld. This model is most desirable the first early production for Hans Kaufeld. The chrom...
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Chrome

Large Vintage Napoleon Style Brown Leather Chesterfield Captains Office Chair
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning very large vintage Napoleon style brown leather Chesterfield buttoned captains office armchair A very decorative and well made cha...
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20th Century English Napoleon III Swivel Chairs

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Leather

Black Leather Office Chair
Located in New York, NY
Upholstered in black leather Swivel On castors.
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2010s Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Leather

  • Black Leather Office Chair
  • Black Leather Office Chair
  • Black Leather Office Chair
  • Black Leather Office Chair
H 45 in. W 24 in. D 26 in.
Midcentury Eames Aluminum Group Side Chair for Herman Miller
Located in Great Barrington, MA
The two iconic Eames office armless office chairs are well worn but for someone these might just be perfect. The leather has lifted in most areas but still has the elegance and comfo...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Des...

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Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Leather Executive Desk Chair by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
Located in Lafayette, IN
Spectacular Dunbar Model 7460 pillow-back executive desk chair by Edward Wormley for Dunbar. Chair features a solid walnut swivel base with four beautifully tapered legs, four chrome...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Leather

Vintage Swiss "King" Swivel Desk Armchair on Castors from Strassle, 1960s
Located in Fen Drayton, Cambridgeshire
We are delighted to bring to you a rare vintage King Strassle swivel desk armchair, 1960s. Designed by Andre Vandenbeuck of Belgium, the swivel desk armchair is upholstered in stunni...
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Aluminum

M2L Black Swivel Desk Armchair on Casters
Located in New York, NY
Padded and upholstered swivel chair with plywood beech inner shell, seat aluminium armrests, gas height adjustment, PC1 die- cast polished aluminium base. Dimensions: H 32.6", 36" ...
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2010s Italian Armchairs

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Leather

  • M2L Black Swivel Desk Armchair on Casters
  • M2L Black Swivel Desk Armchair on Casters
  • M2L Black Swivel Desk Armchair on Casters
  • M2L Black Swivel Desk Armchair on Casters
H 32.6 in. W 25.98 in. D 25.59 in.
KT-221 Bauhaus Occasional Chair in Tufted Natural Leather and Metal by De Sede
Located in New York, NY
Lounge chair KT221/01 by De Sede. Relaunch and update of the design created in 1956. Objectively functional design of an iconographic, architectural construction through the transfer...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather

RH-305 Bauhaus Dining Tufted Armchair Leather, Stainless Steel Legs by De Sede
Located in New York, NY
Chair with armrests RH-305/01 by De Sede. A chair that has lost none of its elegance and style since it was created in the 1950s, an icon. The re-edition remains a Classic, but has b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather

RH-301 Bauhaus Leather Tufted Lounge Chair with Steel Legs by Robert Haussmann
Located in New York, NY
Chair RH-301/01 by De Sede. The appeal of tubular stainless steel furniture is timeless. Created in 1954 as a tribute to Mies van der Rohe, Robert Haussmann’s famous chrome-plated fl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather

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Black Animal Skin Office Chairs and Desk Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of black animal skin office chairs and desk chairs for sale on 1stDibs. Find 181 antique and vintage black animal skin office chairs and desk chairs at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 19 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. Black animal skin office chairs and desk chairs 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 Scandinavian Modern black animal skin office chairs and desk chairs are consistently popular styles. Black animal skin office chairs and desk chairs have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by De Sede, Knoll and Herman Miller are consistently popular.

How Much are Black Animal Skin Office Chairs and Desk Chairs?

Prices for black animal skin office chairs and desk chairs start at $150 and top out at $48,000 with the average selling for $2,963.

Finding the Right Office Chairs Desk Chairs for You

An essential part of every office or home workstation, office chairs and desk chairs are critically important to your comfort and getting the job done.

Desk chairs have evolved over time. While writing the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson pined for a wider range of motion and introduced some improvements to his English-style Windsor chair, inventing the swivel chair along the way. So the next time you roll, recline or swivel at your vintage desk, remember: The third president of the United States had a lot to do with that functionality.

Changes in the availability of resources have also led to innovations in desk chair design. After World War II, for example, optimistic American designers made use of wartime materials in their efforts to create practical domestic goods.

Mid-century modernism is the name given to the broad postwar time period that prioritized thoughtful design. Journalist Cara Greenberg, who coined the term “mid-century modernism,” cites “ergonomic wisdom” as part of the reason for the longevity of the era’s furnishings, and when it comes to sitting in a desk chair for hours at a time, what could be more important than ergonomic support?

As mid-century modernism was marked by resourcefulness and boundless creativity — and produced designers who, in most cases, prioritized comfort and support — it follows that all mid-century chairs are not the same. Nowhere is this perhaps more evident than at Herman Miller. The legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer got its start in the office, with design director George Nelson enlisting the likes of Charles and Ray Eames to produce desk chairs and lounge chairs that are still celebrated today. Elsewhere at the time, the numerous pieces Florence Knoll created for Knoll’s office furniture line were envisioned as design solutions for the changing needs of residential and office spaces.

If you’re working remotely and streamlined seating isn’t your thing, don’t be afraid of making a statement with your office chair. Introduce a touch of drama to your video calls by way of 19th-century desk accessories and the alluring forms we typically associate with antique desk chairs designed in the Empire and Regency styles. For a minimalist touch, a spare, utilitarian Industrial-style office chair can work in any space but will fit in particularly well amid the exposed brick and steel architecture that characterizes a loft apartment.

An inspiring home office cleverly mixes materials and styles to create a welcoming place of productivity and comfort, and if you’re gathering with colleagues at your company HQ, an array of wood, leather and metal office chairs can help integrate disparate textures in a conference room or any other collaborative space. On 1stDibs, explore a diverse collection of office and desk chairs today.