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Charpentier California

Jacques Charpentier ‘California’ Sectional Sofa, France, 1970s
By Jacques Charpentier
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Modular 'California' sectional sofa by Jacques Charpentier, France 1970s. Interesting sleek design
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Stainless Steel

'California' Sofa and 2 Chairs, Jacques Charpentier, 1970s
By Jacques Charpentier
Located in London, GB
Charpentier edited Pierre Folie's metal furniture and contributed to a number of interior design projects by
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Vintage 1970s Sofas

Materials

Metal

Upholstered "California" Lounge Chair with Chrome Base by Jacques Charpentier
By Jacques Charpentier
Located in New York City, NY
Upholstered "California" lounge chair with chrome base by Jacques Charpentier, France, c. 1970s
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Two Seat Mohair 'California' Sofas, Jacques Charpentier, Paris, 1970
By Jacques Charpentier
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Superb and exclusive pair of two seat Mohair Velvet 'CALIFORNIA' sofas freshly reupholstered with
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

Materials

Stainless Steel

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Jacques Charpentier "Californian" Lounge Chairs, Galerie Flat, Paris
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
choice. Please also see our other listing for the set of Charpentier "California" sofa's. Literature
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Vintage 1970s French Lounge Chairs

Materials

Suede, Upholstery

Jacques Charpentier "Californian" leather sofa,1970, Galerie Flat, Paris
By Jacques Charpentier
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
A very rare and exclusive "Californian" model sofa in original black leather and stainless steel by
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Vintage 1970s French Modern Sofas

Jacques Charpentier 'California' Lounge Suite in Suede, 1970, Signed
By Jacques Charpentier
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
important 'California' seating ensemble of impressive proportions by Parisian High Society designer Jacques
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

Materials

Stainless Steel

Signed Jacques Charpentier "Californian" sofa,1970, Galerie Flat, Paris
By Jacques Charpentier
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
A very rare and exclusive "Californian" model sofa in original bright green upholstery and
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Vintage 1970s French Modern Sofas

Materials

Wood, Upholstery

Stunning Charpentier "Californian" Lounge Chairs, Rare Brass Base, Signed, 1970
By Jacques Charpentier
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Beautiful pair of rare and exclusive 'Californian' lounge chairs by Parisian high society designer
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Vintage 1970s French Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Jacques Charpentier "Californian" Cognac Leather Sofa, Galerie Flat, Paris, 1970
By Jacques Charpentier
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
A very rare and exclusive "Californian" model sofa in original cognac leather and stainless steel
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Stainless Steel

Superb 2 And 3 Seat, Brown Leather, Jacques Charpentier 'Californian' Sofas, Signed And Published
By Jacques Charpentier
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
changed over time without destroying the leather covers. The 'Californian' model by Charpentier was
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Vintage 1970s French Sofas

Materials

Stainless Steel

2 and 3 Seat Mohair 'CALIFORNIA' Sofas by Jacques Charpentier, Paris, 1970
By Jacques Charpentier
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Charpentier. The 'Californian' model sofas and lounge chairs by Charpentier were retailed through the
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

Materials

Stainless Steel

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 antique, new and vintage seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.