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Armin Wirth Early Folding Stacking Chair in Black Plywood / Aluminum for Aluflex
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Armin Wirth folding / stacking chair for Aluflex Switzerland designed in 1951. Early production with a smart constructed lightweight frame of aluminum and black dyed plywood seats al...
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Vintage 1950s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Aluminum

De Sede DS 515 Lounge Chair in Black Fabric with Black Base by Greutmann Bolzern
Located in New York, NY
A stylish companion for anywhere, anytime. With DS-515, a filigree, runner-shaped base frame made of steel carries the inviting seat area. With DS-515, a thin wire construction serve...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

De Sede DS-9090 Beanbag in Schiefer by De Sede Design Team
Located in New York, NY
Beanbags have long been part of the de Sede inventory. With the DS-9090 the Swiss manufacture has now gone one step further. Launched in 2018, a beanbag was created in which casual s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

De Sede DS 515 Rocking Char in Grey Upholstery by Greutmann Bolzern
Located in New York, NY
A stylish companion for anywhere, anytime. With DS-515, a filigree, runner-shaped base frame made of steel carries the inviting seat area. With DS-515, a thin wire construction serve...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Rocking Chairs

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Upholstery

De Sede Ds-9090 Beanbag in Black by De Sede Design Team
Located in New York, NY
Beanbags have long been part of the De Sede inventory. With the DS-9090 the Swiss manufacture has now gone one step further. Launched in 2018, a beanbag was created in which casual s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

De Sede DS 515 Chair in Black Upholstery with Chrome Base by Greutmann Bolzern
Located in New York, NY
A stylish companion for anywhere, anytime. With DS-515, a filigree, runner-shaped base frame made of steel carries the inviting seat area. With DS-515, a thin wire construction serve...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

De Sede DS 515 Chair in Black Upholstery with Black Base by Greutmann Bolzern
Located in New York, NY
A stylish companion for anywhere, anytime. With DS-515, a filigree, runner-shaped base frame made of steel carries the inviting seat area. With DS-515, a thin wire construction serve...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

De Sede DS 122-01 Leather Armchair Brown
Located in Cologne, DE
We present to you a de Sede DS 122-01 leather armchair brown. Product measurements in centimeters: Depth: 91 Width: 89 Height: 80 Seat height: 44 Rest height: 55 Se...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

  • De Sede DS 122-01 Leather Armchair Brown
  • De Sede DS 122-01 Leather Armchair Brown
  • De Sede DS 122-01 Leather Armchair Brown
  • De Sede DS 122-01 Leather Armchair Brown
H 31.5 in. W 35.04 in. D 35.83 in.
Fsm Evolo Leather Armchair Black Electrical Function Relax Function Recliner
By FSM
Located in Cologne, DE
We present to you a FSM Evolo leather armchair black electrical function relax function recliner. Product measurements in centimeters: Depth 86 Width 77 Height 108 Seat heig...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

De Sede Leather Armchair Brown Dark Brown
Located in Cologne, DE
We present to you a De Sede leather armchair brown dark brown. Product measurements in centimeters: Depth: 66 Width: 68 Height: 65 Seat height: 38 Rest height: 68 Se...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

  • De Sede Leather Armchair Brown Dark Brown
  • De Sede Leather Armchair Brown Dark Brown
  • De Sede Leather Armchair Brown Dark Brown
  • De Sede Leather Armchair Brown Dark Brown
H 25.6 in. W 26.78 in. D 25.99 in.
1960’s Vintage Leather & Chrome Zeta Chair by Paul Tuttle for Strassle
Located in London, GB
A beautiful and rare vintage lounge chair from the 1960s. This was designed by Paul Tuttle, it’s called the Zeta chair, and was made by Strassle in Switzerland. The quality is amazin...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

De Sede DS-51 Chair in Black Upholstery by Antonella Scarpitta
Located in New York, NY
The DS-51 swivel armchair helped establish De Sede’s worldwide reputation for Swiss hand craftsmanship and production of the highest quality. Optionally available with or without arm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Chairs

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Leather

De Sede DS-51 Chair in Umbra Upholstery by Antonella Scarpitta
Located in New York, NY
The DS-51 swivel armchair helped establish De Sede’s worldwide reputation for Swiss hand craftsmanship and production of the highest quality. Optionally available with or without arm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

De Sede DS 515 Chair with Armrest in Black Upholstery by Greutmann Bolzern
Located in New York, NY
A stylish companion for anywhere, anytime. With DS-515, a filigree, runner-shaped base frame made of steel carries the inviting seat area. With DS-515, a thin wire construction serve...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

De Sede DS-60/01 Armchair in Taupe Upholstery by Gordon Guillaumier
Located in New York, NY
The purist shape of the Boomerang with its bold yet elegant lines inspired Gordon Guillaumier while breathing life into the DS-60 family. The slender, floating shape blends harmoniou...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

De Sede Leather Beanbag Longue Chair
Located in New York, NY
DS-9087/60 beanbag chair by De Sede. Styrofoam ball filling.
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

De Sede Swivel Lounge Chair by Hugo de Ruite
Located in New York, NY
DS-166/01 Lounge chair by De Sede. Technical Details: Upholstery: SEDEX upholstery with wadding cushion. Substructure: Flat base, high-gloss chrome-plated. Glides for hard and s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

De Sede Swivel Lounge Chair with Tilt by Hugo De Ruiter
Located in New York, NY
DS-166/11 lounge chair with tilt function by De Sede. Technical details: Upholstery: SEDEX upholstery with wadding cushion. Substructure: Flat base, high-gloss chrome-plated. Gl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather

De Sede DS-279 Dinning Chair in Schiefer Upholstery by Christian Werner
Located in New York, NY
A relaxing miracle for all desires. Low- or high-backed chairs with a slender star base, as dining chairs or lounge chairs, for uplifting seating comfort with the highest esthetic st...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather

De Sede DS-279 Dinning Chair in Craft Brown Upholstery by Christian Werner
Located in New York, NY
A relaxing miracle for all desires. Low- or high-backed chairs with a slender star base, as dining chairs or lounge chairs, for uplifting seating comfort with the highest esthetic st...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wool

De Sede DS-279 Dinning Chair in Red Velour Fabric by Christian Werner
Located in New York, NY
A relaxing miracle for all desires. Low- or high-backed chairs with a slender star base, as dining chairs or lounge chairs, for uplifting seating comfort with the highest esthetic st...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Sleek Black Leather and Chrome Lounge Chair by Paul Tuttle
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A sleek black leather lounge chair by designer Paul Tuttle for Strassle of Switzerland. This chair features a heavy chrome frame with black stitched leather upholstery.
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1990s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Dietiker Relounge 6400 Fabric Armchair Blue Urs & Carmen Greutmann-Bolzern
Located in Cologne, DE
We present to you a Dietiker Relounge 6400 fabric armchair blue Urs & Carmen Greutmann-Bolzern.    Product measurements in centimeters: Depth 82 Width 68 Height 86 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Chairs

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Fabric

De Sede KT-221 Armchair in Black Upholstery by Kurt Thut
Located in New York, NY
With the KT-221, de Sede launches another re-edition classic from Swiss Design – one of whose founding members was Kurt Thut. Good design, timelessness and quality are the attributes...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Armchairs

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Leather

De Sede DS-1051/51 Chair in Black Upholstery by De Sede Design Team
Located in New York, NY
DS-1051 is available in a wide variety of versions: high- or low-backed, with or without armrests, as a cantilevered chair, with four-star swivel base or with a five-star base. Extre...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Chairs

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Leather

De Sede DS 531 Chair without Armrest in Black Upholstery by De Sede Design-Team
Located in New York, NY
Simply beautiful. Or beautifully simple. Whoever settles into seating furniture from the DS-531 range is not only in for a comfortable and relaxing experience, thanks to the lowe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Chairs

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Leather

De Sede RH-301 Chair in Black Upholstery by Robert Haussmann
Located in New York, NY
As early as 1954 Robert Haussmann designed his famous metal armchair RH-301 in chrome-plated flat steel as a tribute to Mies van der Rohe – since 1999 the RH-301 has been at home wit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Chairs

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Leather

De Sede DS-1000 Reclining Chair in Cafe Upholstery by Ulrich Kössl & De Sede
Located in New York, NY
The unique tubular construction enhances the sculptural presence of DS-1000. Wide, striking leather straps surround the tubes and carry a thin lying area that appears to extend in a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Chairs

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Leather

De Sede RH-305 Armchair in Truffe Fabric with Chrome Finish by Robert Haussmann
Located in New York, NY
The cantilevered armchair is suitable for any living space – also because the seating comfort is overwhelming and appealing in every situation. The current product is a re-edition an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Armchairs

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Leather

De Sede RH-305 Chair in Cafe Upholstery by Robert Haussmann
Located in New York, NY
The cantilevered chair is suitable for any living space – also because the seating comfort is overwhelming and appealing in every situation. The current product is a re-edition and h...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Chairs

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Leather

Hans Eichenberger Saffa HE-103 Chair for Dietiker, 1955, Switzerland
Located in Brussels, BE
Nice Hans Eichenberger chair, Saffa HE-103 model for Dietriker, 1955, Switzerland. Chromed tubular steel, black leather seating and cane backrest. Dimensions: 73 cm H, 57 cm W, 50 ...
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Vintage 1950s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Set of 4 Poro L Black Dining Chairs in Beech, Made in Switzerland, in Stock
Located in Encino, CA
This set offers the highest comfort and a convincingly easy solution with elegant simplicity. It is one of the most ergonomic and comfortable chairs on the market. Some of its ...
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2010s Swiss Scandinavian Modern Chairs

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Beech

4-Set Dietiker Alta, Modern Wood Black Chairs, by Greutmann Bolzern, in Stock
Located in Encino, CA
Ergonomic stacking chair, a Classic of Swiss design. Designed by Greutmann Bolzern. In 1984, Carmen Greutmann-Bolzern (1956) and Urs Greutmann (1959) founded the Greutmann Bolz...
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2010s Swiss Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

Robert Haussmann Tufted Lounge Chair in Black Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Robert Haussmann, lounge chair in leather, Switzerland, 1950s Black leather lounge chair by Swiss designer Robert Haussmann. This easy chairs has an interesting appearance due to th...
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Vintage 1950s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Leather

Jean Prouvé Standard Chair SP in Black for Vitra
Located in Glendale, CA
Jean Prouvé standard chair SP in black for Vitra. The standard SP chair is a modernized variation on an early masterpiece by the French designer and engineer Jean Prouvé. Originally ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

  • Jean Prouvé Standard Chair SP in Black for Vitra
  • Jean Prouvé Standard Chair SP in Black for Vitra
  • Jean Prouvé Standard Chair SP in Black for Vitra
  • Jean Prouvé Standard Chair SP in Black for Vitra
H 32.25 in. W 16.5 in. D 19.25 in.
De Sede RH 305 Leather Armchair Dark Brown Chair
Located in Cologne, DE
We present to you a De Sede RH 305 leather armchair dark brown chair. Product measurements in centimeters: Depth 59 Width 59 Height 80 Seat height 45 Rest height 65 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

  • De Sede RH 305 Leather Armchair Dark Brown Chair
  • De Sede RH 305 Leather Armchair Dark Brown Chair
  • De Sede RH 305 Leather Armchair Dark Brown Chair
  • De Sede RH 305 Leather Armchair Dark Brown Chair
H 31.5 in. W 23.23 in. D 23.23 in.
Leather Safari Chairs by Wilhelm Kienzle
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A beautiful pair of comfortable beechwood framed Safari chairs with mat black leather arms and straps with brass buckle detail. The seat back and bottom cushions are in a high sheen ...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather

  • Leather Safari Chairs by Wilhelm Kienzle
  • Leather Safari Chairs by Wilhelm Kienzle
  • Leather Safari Chairs by Wilhelm Kienzle
  • Leather Safari Chairs by Wilhelm Kienzle
H 35.5 in. W 24 in. D 24 in.
Greg Lynn "Ravioli" Chair & Ottoman, circa 2005, Switzerland
Located in Girona, Spain
Greg Lynn "Ravioli" Chair & Ottoman. Chair with ottoman. Original upholstery Made with fiberglass and reinforced plastic. Polyurethane foam with integrated cushioning and knitted...
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Early 2000s Swiss Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Fiberglass

Paul Tuttle Black Leather Zeta Lounge Chairs for Strassle, a Pair
Located in High Point, NC
A classic design by Paul Tuttle, the “Zeta” chairs are framed by a distinctive chrome armature; a cantilevered letter Z. The alphabetical motif became a benchmark in the pantheon of ...
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Robert Haussmann De Sede RH 305 Chair Black
Located in Munich, Bavaria
Robert Haussmann RH 305 armchair design of 1957 and manufactured by De Sede. Black semi aniline leather and a chrome steel frame. This is a Classic Swiss design chair. Great condi...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

  • Robert Haussmann De Sede RH 305 Chair Black
  • Robert Haussmann De Sede RH 305 Chair Black
  • Robert Haussmann De Sede RH 305 Chair Black
  • Robert Haussmann De Sede RH 305 Chair Black
H 29.53 in. W 25.6 in. D 22.84 in.
Robert Haussmann De Sede Rh 305 High Back Chair Black
Located in Munich, Bavaria
Robert Haussmann RH 305 armchair design of 1957 and manufactured by De Sede. Black aniline leather an a chrome steel frame. This is a Classic Swiss design chair in the tufted high ...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

De Sede Leather Armchair Brown
Located in Cologne, DE
We present to you a De Sede leather armchair brown. Product measurements in centimeters: Depth 87 Width 88 Height 81 Seat height 41 Rest height 49 Seat depth 52 Se...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

  • De Sede Leather Armchair Brown
  • De Sede Leather Armchair Brown
  • De Sede Leather Armchair Brown
  • De Sede Leather Armchair Brown
H 31.89 in. W 34.65 in. D 34.26 in.
Very Rare Pair of Original Early 20th Century Black Forest Wood Bear Armchairs
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning and exceptionally rare pair of original hand carved in Black Forest wood very large Bear armchairs A collectable and signature pai...
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Vintage 1920s Swiss Black Forest Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Bruno Rey Set of 6 Black Dining Chairs, of Which 2 Rare Double Back Version
Located in Amsterdam, NL
This is a beautiful set of the iconic ebonized black dining chairs by Bruno Rey for Dietiker, Switzerland. In this set of 6 are 4 'normal' dining chairs and 2 ultra rare specimen of...
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Aluminum

Antique Black Forest Carved Bear Hall Chair Armchair, 19th Century, circa 1875
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Antique Black Forest carved bear hall chair armchair, 19th century, circa 1875 Magnificent Swiss 19th century Black Forest carved bear hall chair circa 1875, the bear standing on ...
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Antique 1870s Swiss Black Forest Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wood

De Sede Leather Armchair Brown Eletric Function Relax Function
Located in Cologne, DE
We bring to you a De Sede leather armchair brown electric function relax function. Product measurements in centimeters: Depth 91 Width 96 Height 90 Seat-height 38 Res...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

Pair of Antique Swiss Black Forest Chairs w. Matching Tilt-Top Table, Late 1800s
Located in Lisse, NL
Stunning hand carved Black Forest hall set with marquetry inlay. These very well crafted pieces of Black Forest furniture are an incredible sight to see. The workmanship and the lar...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swiss Black Forest Chairs

Materials

Wood

Black Leather Chair with Cognac Straps Designed By Karl Thut for Stendig,
Located in Stamford, CT
A tubular chromed steel and leather arm chair designed by Karl Thut for Stendig. The straps are Cognac colored leather with black leather cushions.
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Vintage 1950s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Late 19th Century Black Forest Carved Oak Chair, Swiss circa 1880.
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Late 19th Century Black Forest Carved Oak Chair, Swiss circa 1880. Re-upholstered in beautiful hand block printed fabric decorated with pheasants and peacocks.
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Antique 1880s Swiss Chairs

Materials

Oak

Pair of Green Willy Guhl Sculptural Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare set of green sculptural concrete chairs by Willy Guhl for Eternit. Priced as a set of two.  
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Vintage 1950s Swiss Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Concrete

  • Pair of Green Willy Guhl Sculptural Chairs
  • Pair of Green Willy Guhl Sculptural Chairs
  • Pair of Green Willy Guhl Sculptural Chairs
  • Pair of Green Willy Guhl Sculptural Chairs
H 29 in. W 27.5 in. D 20 in.
Brown Leather Exclusive Swivel Desk Chair by Paolo Fancelli
Located in Brussels, BE
Designed by Paolo Fancelli for Stoll Giroflex (Switzerland); Model 21-6091. Handmade, brown leather and polish aluminium.  
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Early 2000s Swiss Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Pair of Black Fabric and Chromed Metal Visitors Chairs by P.Fancelli
Located in Brussels, BE
Pair of visitors chairs designed by Paolo Fancelli for Stoll Giroflex (Switzerland). Exclusive seating furniture for the office and living quarters. Plywood backseat.  
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Early 2000s Swiss Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Robert Haussmann De Sede Rh 305 Highback Chair Black
Located in Munich, Bavaria
Robert Haussmann RH 305 armchair design of 1957 and manufactured by De Sede. Black aniline leather an a chrome steel frame. This is a Classic Swiss design chair in the tufted highb...
Category

Mid-20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Robert Haussmann De Sede RH 305 Chair Black
Located in Munich, Bavaria
Robert Haussmann RH 305 armchair design of 1957 and manufactured by De Sede. Black semianiline leather and a chrome steel frame. This is a classic Swiss design chair. Great condit...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

  • Robert Haussmann De Sede RH 305 Chair Black
  • Robert Haussmann De Sede RH 305 Chair Black
  • Robert Haussmann De Sede RH 305 Chair Black
  • Robert Haussmann De Sede RH 305 Chair Black
H 29.53 in. W 25.6 in. D 22.84 in.
Set of Ten Post Modern Hindermann Orta Side, Dining Chairs/Dietiker Switzerland
Located in Buffalo, NY
Dietiker chairs. Orta chair. The special thing about Orta is the optimally shaped, elastic back with the textile cover. Features royal blue netting, polymide seat, extremely comf...
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1990s Swiss Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Set of Four Dining Room Chairs by Hans Bellmann, Switzerland, 1952
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
Rare version of four Hans Bellmann chairs with upholstery and grey fabric. The chairs are from the 1950s. Measurements: H 80 cm, W 47 cm, D 53 cm, SH 42 cm Very good condition. ...
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Vintage 1950s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

Vitra Standard SR Chair in Canola and Deep Black by Jean Prouvé
Located in Glendale, CA
Vitra standard SR chair in canola and deep black by Jean Prouvé. The engineer and designer Jean Prouvé produced his creations in his own workshop in Nancy. This enabled him to easily...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

De Sede Smooth Leather Longue Chair by Christophe Marchand
Located in New York, NY
DS-2660/01 longue chair by de Sede. Technical details: Standard configuration: Armrests covered in leather. For further versions, please inquire. If not specified otherwise, the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Strässle Designer Leather Armchair Black Genuine Leather
Located in Cologne, DE
We bring to you a Strässle designer leather armchair black genuine leather. Product measurements in centimeters: Depth 80 Width 70 Height 97 Seat-height 35 Rest-height 50 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

Girsberger Eurochair 1200 Designer Leather Armchair Black Hans Eichenberger
Located in Cologne, DE
We bring to you a Girsberger Eurochair 1200 designer leather armchair black Hans Eichenberger. Product measurements in centimeters: Depth 70 Width 67 Height 70 Seat-height...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

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Black Swiss Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of black swiss chairs available on 1stDibs. The range of distinct black swiss chairs — often made from animal skin, leather and metal — can elevate any home. Find 20 antique and vintage black swiss chairs at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 27 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. There are all kinds of black swiss chairs available, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Modern, Mid-Century Modern and Scandinavian Modern black swiss chairs are consistently popular styles. Large black swiss chairs can prove too imposing for some spaces, so the smaller black swiss chairs available at 1stDibs — each spanning 10.24 inches in width — may make for a better choice. Black swiss chairs have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by De Sede, Robert Haussmann and Christian Werner are consistently popular.

How Much are Black Swiss Chairs?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $2,927, while they’re typically $499 on the low end and $16,934 highest priced.

Finding the Right Chairs for You

Chairs are an indispensable component of your home and office. Can you imagine your life without the chair you love?

With the exception of rocking chairs, the majority of the seating in our homes today — antique and vintage Windsor chairs, chaise longues, wingback chairs — originated in either England or France. Art Nouveau chairs, the style of which also originated in those regions, embraced the inherent magnificence of the natural world with decorative flourishes and refined designs that blended both curved and geometric contour lines. While craftsmanship and styles have evolved in the past century, chairs have had a singular significance in our lives, no matter what your favorite chair looks like.

“The chair is the piece of furniture that is closest to human beings,” said Hans Wegner. The revered Danish cabinetmaker and furniture designer was prolific, having designed nearly 500 chairs over the course of his lifetime. His beloved designs include the Wishbone chair, the wingback Papa Bear chair and many more.

Other designers of Scandinavian modernist chairs introduced new dynamics to this staple with sculptural flowing lines, curvaceous shapes and efficient functionality. The Paimio armchair, Swan chair and Panton chair are vintage works of Finnish and Danish seating that left an indelible mark on the history of good furniture design.

“What works good is better than what looks good, because what works good lasts,” said Ray Eames. 

Visionary polymaths Ray and Charles Eames experimented with bent plywood and fiberglass with the goal of producing affordable furniture for a mass market. Like other celebrated mid-century modern furniture designers of elegant low-profile furnishings — among them Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Finn Juhl — the Eameses considered ergonomic support, durability and cost, all of which should be top of mind when shopping for the perfect chair. The Eameses introduced numerous icons for manufacturer Herman Miller, such as the Eames lounge chair and ottoman, molded plywood dining chairs the DCM and DCW (which can be artfully mismatched around your dining table) and a wealth of other treasured pieces for the home and office.

A good chair anchors us to a place and can become an object of timeless appeal. Take a seat and browse the rich variety of vintage, new and antique chairs on 1stDibs today.