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Mid-Century Thomas Hayes Swivel Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning Thomas Hayes Studio custom designed swivel side chair upholstered in shearling on seat
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Thomas Hayes Swivel Chair
Mid-Century Thomas Hayes Swivel Chair
H 32.5 in W 21 in D 24 in
Vintage Mid Century Modern Blue Upholstered Chrome Swivel Base Club Arm Chair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Mid Century Modern Blue Upholstered Chrome Swivel Base Club Arm Chair. Item features blue
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Vintage Mid Century Modern Blue Upholstered Chrome Swivel Base Club Chair - Pair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Mid Century Modern Blue Upholstered Chrome Swivel Base Club Chairs - a Pair. Item features
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Swivel / Lounge Chairs, Blue Faux Fur
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Nautilus Style Swivel / Lounge Chairs, Blue Faux Fur Opposing organic
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1990s North American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Faux Fur

Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman Style Swivel Chair
By Milo Baughman
Located in Houston, TX
Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman style swivel chair. This shapely midcentury swivel chair has been
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Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman Style Swivel Chairs, Chrome Base, Blue Mohair
By Milo Baughman
Located in Stamford, CT
Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman Style Swivel Chairs, Chrome Base, Blue Mohair Pair of modern
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2010s European Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Norman Cherner for Plycraft Swivel Blue Vinyl Desk Chair
By Plycraft, Norman Cherner
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century swivel side / desk chair with a shaped seat and back upholstered in bright and
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Navy Blue Drexel Swivel Chairs
Located in Wilton, CT
chair a breeze going up or down. Swivel tub chairs are a Mid-Century staple known for their exemplary
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Velvet

Navy Blue Drexel Swivel Chairs
Navy Blue Drexel Swivel Chairs
H 32 in W 27.5 in D 29 in
Pair of Mid-Century Rolling Swivel Lounge / Slipper Chairs, Baughman Style
By Milo Baughman
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of mid-century rolling swivel lounge / slipper chairs, Baughman Style Low profile pair of
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Bouclé

Mid-Century Modern Slipper Lounge Chair by Milo Baughman with Brass Swivel Base
By Milo Baughman
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A swiveling and tilting slipper chair by Milo Baughman circa 1980s. It features the original blue
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass, Steel

Palm Springs Swivel Chair
By Martyn Lawrence Bullard
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Swivel chair by Martyn Lawrence Bullard, covered in durable green ultra suade. Very comfortable and
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Ultrasuede

Palm Springs Swivel Chair
Palm Springs Swivel Chair
H 26 in W 48 in D 42 in
Pair of Navy Blue Upholstered Swivel Chairs Attributed to Milo Baughman
Located in East Hampton, NY
Great pair of navy wool/cashmere swivel base armchairs.... newly reupholstered.... attributed to
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Mid-20th Century Swivel Chairs

Materials

Wool

Pair Blue Swiveling Ruched Barrel-Back Lounge Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
These plush chairs are so much more than just typical swivel chairs, draws influence from Milo
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Velvet

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Scroll Arm Swivel Lounge / Arm Chairs, Faux Shearling
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of Mid-Century Modern scroll arm swivel lounge / arm chairs, Faux Shearling Low profile
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Bouclé, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Overman Sweden Pod Swivel Lounge Chair Armchair, a pair
By Overman
Located in Atlanta, GA
This elegant pair of swivel pod lounge chairs by Overman, Sweden, was designed by Carl Eric Klote
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Shaw Walker Co. Mid-Century Blue Faux Leather and Steel Rolling Office Chair
By Shaw Walker
Located in New York, NY
American mid-century rolling adjustable office chair with blue vinyl upholstery, silver metal frame
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Vintage Blue Swivel Desk Chair by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Shippensburg, PA
Vintage Blue Swivel Desk Chair by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller Item # 705VFW20-1 This
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Eames for Herman Miller MCM Blue Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Countryside, IL
Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century Blue Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair This office chair
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Eames for Herman Miller MCM Blue Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Countryside, IL
Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century Blue Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair This office chair
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Mid Century Stendig Style Swivel Lounge & Atomic Style Ottoman Newly Upholstered
By Stendig Co.
Located in Chicago, IL
Mid-Century Modern Swivel Tulip Base Stendig Lounge & Atomic Styled Ottoman Newly Upholstered in
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Eames for Herman Miller MCM Dark Blue Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Countryside, IL
Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century Dark Blue Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair This office
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Eames for Herman Miller MCM Dark Blue Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Countryside, IL
Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century Dark Blue Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair This office
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

A Pair of Cobalt Blue Swiveling Tub Chairs designed by William Haines
By William Billy Haines
Located in Palm Desert, CA
Offered here a pair of swiveling tub chairs, sitting on a stylized Chinoiserie base. The bases are
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Pair Seafoam Blue Mohair Milo Baughman Style Oval Swivel Chairs by Flair
By Flair
Located in Dallas, TX
An exemplary and very rare pair of Flair tub swivel chairs in style of Milo Baughman, circa 1970s
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Monica Förster for Bernhardt Blue Leather and White Enamel Swivel Vika Chair
By Monica Förster, Bernhardt
Located in Waxahachie, TX
in 2010 for Bernhardt. Vika is a perfect piece for creating a statement in a room. Supple blue
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2010s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Leather, Fiberglass

Mid-Century Fiberglass Dining Chairs Styled After Eero Saarinen
By Eero Saarinen
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Beautiful mid-century dining chair set of four styled after Eero Saarinen; This set features four
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

A Pair of “Lipse Too” Lounge Swivel Chairs
By Davis Furniture
Located in New Haven, CT
Pair of Davis Furniture Swivel pedestal lounge chairs, the “Lips Too”Model. This is a gently used
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Stunning Pair Blue Velvet Flat Bar Nicos Zorophos Swivel Chairs w.Steel X-Base
By Nicos Zographos, Zographos Designs Ltd.
Located in Hudson, NY
Stunning pair of deep blue velvet armchairs. The steel x base frames are absolutely stunning
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Steel

Three Hexagonal Swivel Club Chairs by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin
By Milo Baughman
Located in Hanover, MA
Three Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin hexagonal swivel club chairs upholstered in turquoise/teal
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

1970s Brass Italian Swivel Desk or Vanity Chair
Located in Stamford, CT
1970s polished brass swivel desk or vanity chair. Curved back detailing. Newly upholstered in
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass

Vladimir Kagan for Directional High-Back Swivel Lounge Chair
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vladimir Kagan for Directional High-Back Swivel Lounge Chair in a Charcoal Dark Blue Mohair. One
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Mohair, Upholstery

Modern EOOS for Coalesse Joel Blue Swivel Lounge Chairs by Walter Knoll, a Pair
By EOOS, Coalesse, Walter Knoll
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Fabulous pair of Joel blue swivel lounge chairs by Walter Knoll. The modern beauty and smart
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2010s American Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Style Flower Power Woven Hanging Egg Chair
Located in Stamford, CT
A one of a kind fun statement piece: Groovy Mod woven fiber cord hanging egg chair in blue, green
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21st Century and Contemporary American Bohemian Swivel Chairs

Materials

Cord

Set of Two Gianni Moscatelli Swivel 'Poney' Chairs for Formanova, Italy 1970's
By Gianni Moscatelli, Formanova
Located in L'Escala, ES
Amazing set of two Gianni Moscatelli Swivel 'Poney' Chairs for Formanova, Italy 1970's. These two
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Mid-20th Century Italian Swivel Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Leather Swivel Chairs by Gardner Leaver for Steelcase, Pair
By Steelcase, Gardner Leaver
Located in Dallas, TX
steel sculptural frames gives these swivel chairs a stand-out sense of style. Unique angled flatbar
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Steel

Attributed to Milo Baughman Navy Velvet Hexagonal Swivel Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
These extremely rare and stylish original navy blue velvet upholstered swivel chairs are packed
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Modernist Swivel Barrel Lounge Chairs, Lawrence Peabody /Richardson Nemschoff
By Lawrence Peabody, Richardson Nemschoff
Located in Buffalo, NY
Stunning pair of Modern Regency swivel lounge chairs designed by Lawrence Peabody, Richardson
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Milo Baughman Style Chevron Fabric Tufted Swivel Barrel Tub Chairs
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Elegant pair of Milo Baughman style vintage tub chairs with swivel base. These chairs were updated
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Modern Winged Swivel Chair with Pink Cut Velvet and Cobalt Faux Fur
By The Tailored Home, Jhon Ortiz
Located in Greenwich, CT
Customizable swivel chair, as shown with Designers Guild cut velvet and soft faux fur back. This
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Faux Fur, Wood

Midcentury Swivel Armchair, 1970s
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia in 1970s Reupholstered.
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Midcentury Swivel Armchair, 1970s
Midcentury Swivel Armchair, 1970s
H 25.6 in W 30.71 in D 26.78 in
Pair of Milo Baughman Tilt/Swivel Lounge Chairs Kelly Wearstler Boucle'
By Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful pair of Milo Baughman tilt/swivel lounge chairs newly upholstered in a Kelly Wearstler
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood, Lacquer

Pair of Adrian Pearsall Attributed Swivel Lounge Chairs in Ivory Bouclé
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Saint Louis, MO
So sculptural so fresh, this pair of 1970s modern Adrian Pearsall attributed throne swivel chairs
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Walnut

1950s Italian Swivel Tub Chairs in the Style of Marco Zanuso
By Marco Zanuso
Located in Wilton, CT
This unique pair of Italian swivel tub chairs, in the style of Marco Zauso, has been newly
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Velvet

Vintage Retro Modern Galerkin Design Swivel Chair with Attached Side Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage Retro Modern Galerkin Design Swivel Chair with Attached Side Table Newly Upholstered in
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Two-Toned High-Back Adrian Pearsall Swivel Chair in Velvet, 1960s, USA
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Miami, FL
Gorgeous two-toned blue velvet Adrian Pearsall high-back swivel chairs in blue velvet. USA, 1960s
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Velvet

"Junior" Swivel Chairs by Yrjö Kukkapuro for Hiami Newly Upholstered, Set of 3
By Haimi, Yrjö Kukkapuro
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage Mid-Century Modern Original "Junior" Swivel Chairs by Yrjö Kukkapuro for Haimi Newly
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Vintage 1960s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Maurice Burke for Arkana Set of Six Swivel Chairs in Fiberglass and Metal
By Maurice Burke, Arkana Furniture
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Maurice Burke for Arkana, set of swivel chairs, model '116' fiberglass, metal, fabric, United
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Vintage 1960s British Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Set of 4 Blue Velca Legnano Midcentury Office Chairs
By Velca Legnano
Located in Wolfurt, AT
and then covered with light blue imitation leather. The chair has four small wheels made of chrome and
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pair Navy Blue Mohair Vladimir Kagan Nautilus "Corkscrew" Chairs
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in Dallas, TX
pair of swiveling "Nautilus" lounge chairs with ottoman by the legendary furniture designer Vladimir
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Mohair, Wood

Egg Chair by Arne Jacobson for Fritz Hansen in Blue Leather, Signed
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Scandinavian design or wants a bit of "wow factor". It would look fantastic in a Mid-Century Modern, Danish
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Toshiyuki Kita 'Aki' Swivel Armchair for Cassina, Italy, new
By Toshiyuki Kita, Cassina
Located in Berlin, DE
Prices vary dependent on the chosen material/color. Designed by Toshiyuki Kita in 2000. Manufactured by Cassina in Italy. Please ask for pricing in other materials/colors.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Steel

Modern Pearson Lloyd for Coalesse Bob Swivel Chairs by Walter Knoll - Set of 4
By Pearson Lloyd, Coalesse
Located in Secaucus, NJ
The Bob guest swivel chair's modern beauty and smart design fit seamlessly into any environment and
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2010s American Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Steel, Chrome

Bombo Office Chairs by Stefano Giovannoni for Magis
By Magis, Stefano Giovannoni
Located in Budapest, HU
These adjustable swivel chairs from the Bombo collection by Stefano Giovannoni for Magis feature
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Set of 8 Ward Bennett for Brickel Associates Ash Bentwood and Cane Office
By Ward Bennett
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century swiveling rolling office / conference chair with an ash bentwood frame, caned
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Mid-Century Swivel Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-century modern office chairs with swivel action. Polished chrome base with covered seat and
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Swivel Chairs
Mid-Century Swivel Chairs
H 30 in W 28.75 in D 28.75 in
Mid Century Navy Blue Leather Swivel Chairs, Set of 2, 1970s
Located in Ely, GB
Large and Super Comfortable Pair of Matching Swivel Chairs, circa late 1970s / early 1980s. The
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Vintage 1970s British Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Prospettive Luna Swivel Saarinen Style Aluminum Blue Mid Century Club Chair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Prospettive Luna Swivel Saarinen Style Aluminum Blue Mid Century Style Dining Club Chair Designed
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

1960s Blue Velvet Mid-Century Modern Swivel Lounge Chairs with Brass Bases
Located in Los Angeles, CA
mid-century modern swivel lounge chairs. These chairs are handcrafted masterpieces, professionally
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass, Metal

Harvey Probber Swivel Barrel Back Lounge Chairs Mid-century Modern
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
GORGEOUS PAIR OF HARVEY PROBBER STYLE SWIVEL BARREL BACK LOUNGE CHAIRS. THESE CHAIRS RETAIN THEIR
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Oversized Swivel Tub Chairs Milo Baughman Style
Located in Dallas, TX
Outstanding design! Fully restored pair of large-scale swivel chairs in the style of Milo Baughman
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

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Blue Mid Century Swivel Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of blue mid century swivel chairs available for sale. Each of these unique blue mid century swivel chairs was constructed with extraordinary care, often using fabric, metal and wood. There are 160 antique and vintage blue mid century swivel chairs for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 5 modern editions to choose from as well. Blue mid century swivel chairs have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. There are many kinds of blue mid century swivel chairs to choose from, but at 1stDibs, mid-century modern, Scandinavian Modern and industrial blue mid century swivel chairs are of considerable interest. Milo Baughman, Charles and Ray Eames and Herman Miller each produced beautiful blue mid century swivel chairs that are worth considering.

How Much are Blue Mid Century Swivel Chairs?

Prices for blue mid century swivel chairs start at $352 and top out at $30,800 with the average selling for $3,200.

A Close Look at mid-century-modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influencer in the rise of modern design in the United States, thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture designers caught the spirit.

Classically oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb, who designed holistic groups of sleek, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right seating for You

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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