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"Delta" chair by Aciole Felix, Brazilian Contemporary Design
By Aciole Felix
Located in Clifton, NJ
Designed by Aciole Felix, contemporary Brazilian design, plywood laminated, Brazil, 2017. The Delta chair uses the proportion of gold concept for the construction of the volume an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Chairs

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Plywood

Minimalist Modern Armchair in solid wood, Brazilian Design
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
This Minimalist Armchair is part of the Hug collection, concept is based in the act of hugging, represented in solid wood, and a fluid form factor that flows along the design in the ...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

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Hardwood, Upholstery, Laminate

Contemporary Chair in Natural Solid Wood, Upholstered, Quilted, No Arms
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Dry chair collection. The Dry chair concept is to work in a mixture of distinct references resulting in a modern classic in a dance between the retro and the modern. A heavy and i...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

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Laminate, Hardwood, Leather, Textile, Upholstery

Contemporary Chair in Natural Solid Wood, Upholstered Leather, with Arms
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Dry chair collection. The Dry chair concept is to work in a mixture of distinct references resulting in a modern classic in a dance between the retro and the modern. A heavy and i...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

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Leather, Textile, Upholstery, Laminate, Hardwood

Contemporary Chair in Natural Solid Wood, Upholstered, Natural Wood Back, Arms
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Dry chair collection. The dry chair concept is to work in a mixture of distinct references resulting in a modern classic in a dance between the retro and the modern. A heavy and i...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

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Leather, Textile, Upholstery, Laminate, Hardwood

Owl Chair, Swivels, Fabric Caramel, in Stock
Located in Miami, FL
Owl chair has a sophisticated design to improve your décor and add a modern layout to the ambient. Technical information: Seat Softness: Elastic Belt Imported (Italian) Fixed back l...
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2010s Brazilian Swivel Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

  • Owl Chair, Swivels, Fabric Caramel, in Stock
  • Owl Chair, Swivels, Fabric Caramel, in Stock
  • Owl Chair, Swivels, Fabric Caramel, in Stock
  • Owl Chair, Swivels, Fabric Caramel, in Stock
H 30.71 in. W 33.86 in. D 21.26 in.
Contemporary Chair in Natural Solid Wood, Upholstered, Natural Wood Back, Arms
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Dry chair collection. The Dry chair concept is to work in a mixture of distinct references resulting in a modern Classic in a dance between the retro and the modern. A heavy and i...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Hardwood, Leather, Textile, Upholstery, Laminate

Brazilian Lounge Chair by Juliana Lima Vasconcellos and Matheus Barreto
By Juliana Vasconcellos and Matheus Barreto
Located in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais
The Espaldar lounge chair was inspired by the feminine and futuristic but elegant curves of the 1960s, with upholstered fabric body and wooden base. Measurements: 87cm x 84cm x 69cm...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Brazilian Modern 1001 Chair by Cimo
By Moveis Cimo
Located in Tokyo, JP
Founded in 1913 in Lionegrinho, Santa Catarina State in the southern part of Brazil, it was a Pioneer of wood lamination technology, a chair of the model 1001, the first furniture pr...
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Vintage 1920s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Wood

  • Brazilian Modern 1001 Chair by Cimo
  • Brazilian Modern 1001 Chair by Cimo
  • Brazilian Modern 1001 Chair by Cimo
  • Brazilian Modern 1001 Chair by Cimo
H 31.5 in. W 14.97 in. D 17.72 in.

On the Origins of Brazilian

     Commencing in the 1940s and '50s, a group of architects and designers transformed the local cultural landscape, merging the modernist vernacular popular in Europe and the United States with traditional Brazilian techniques and indigenous materials.

     Key influencers during the mid-20th century include natives Oscar Niemeyer, Sérgio Rodrigues and José Zanine Caldas as well as such European immigrants as Joaquim Tenreiro, Jean Gillon and Jorge Zalszupin. These creators frequently collaborated; for instance, Niemeyer, an internationally acclaimed architect, commissioned many of them to furnish his residential and institutional buildings.

     Hallmarks of Brazilian design from that period include smooth, sculptural forms and the use of native woods like rosewood, jacaranda and pequi. The work of designers today exhibits many of the same qualities, though with a marked interest in exploring new materials (witness the Campana Brothers stuffed-animal chairs) and an emphasis on looking inward rather than to other countries for inspiration.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality lounge furniture cannot be overstated. Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other seating — 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 styles in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other furnishings — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring 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 antique, new and vintage seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.