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Clam Chair
By Arnold Madsen
Located in Lommedalen, NO
This gives you a very special and once in a life time opportunity. This Clam Chair is not only
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Mid-20th Century Norwegian Lounge Chairs

Materials

Oak

Clam Chair
Clam Chair
H 78 in W 63 in D 83 in
Arnold Madsen Sheepskin Clam Chairs - New Edition
By Arnold Madsen
Located in London, GB
Official Re-Edition of the iconic Clam Chair by Arnold Madsen. Dagmar in collaboration with the
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Fabric, Bouclé, Oak, Walnut

Arnold Madsen Vintage 1950s Sheepskin Clam Chair
By Vik & Blindheim, Arnold Madsen
Located in London, GB
Arnold Madsen - The Clam Chair, 1944 A rare and highly collectible original production from the
Category

Vintage 1950s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Beech

Re-Edition Sheepskin Clam Chairs by Arnold Madsen
By Arnold Madsen
Located in London, England
Official Re-Edition of the iconic Clam Chair by Arnold Madsen. Dagmar in collaboration with the
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21st Century and Contemporary British Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Walnut, Oak, Beech, Bouclé, Wool

Re-Edition Sheepskin Clam Chairs by Arnold Madsen
By Arnold Madsen
Located in London, England
Official Re-Edition of the iconic Clam Chair by Arnold Madsen. Dagmar in collaboration with the
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Wool, Bouclé, Beech, Oak, Walnut

Re-Edition Sheepskin Clam Chairs by Arnold Madsen
By Arnold Madsen
Located in London, England
Official Re-Edition of the iconic Clam Chair by Arnold Madsen. Dagmar in collaboration with the
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Wool, Bouclé, Beech, Oak, Walnut

Re-Edition Sheepskin Clam Chair by Arnold Madsen
By Arnold Madsen
Located in London, England
Official Re-Edition of the iconic Clam Chair by Arnold Madsen. Dagmar in collaboration with the
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Wool, Bouclé, Beech, Oak, Walnut

Re-Edition Sheepskin Clam Chair by Arnold Madsen
By Arnold Madsen
Located in London, England
Official Re-Edition of the iconic Clam Chair by Arnold Madsen. Dagmar in collaboration with the
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Wool, Bouclé, Beech, Oak, Walnut

Re-Edition Sheepskin Clam Chairs by Arnold Madsen
By Arnold Madsen
Located in London, England
Official Re-Edition of the iconic Clam Chair by Arnold Madsen. Dagmar in collaboration with the
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Wool, Bouclé, Beech, Oak, Walnut

Re-Edition Sheepskin Clam Chair by Arnold Madsen
By Madsen & Schubell
Located in London, England
Official Re-Edition of the iconic Clam Chair by Arnold Madsen. Dagmar in collaboration with the
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Wool, Bouclé, Beech, Oak, Walnut

Re-Edition Sheepskin Clam Chairs by Arnold Madsen
By Arnold Madsen
Located in London, England
Official Re-Edition of the iconic Clam Chair by Arnold Madsen. Dagmar in collaboration with the
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Wool, Bouclé, Beech, Oak, Walnut

Re-Edition Boucle Clam Chairs by Arnold Madsen
By Arnold Madsen
Located in London, England
Official Re-Edition of the iconic Clam Chair by Arnold Madsen. Dagmar in collaboration with the
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Wool, Bouclé, Beech, Oak, Walnut

Re-Edition Sheepskin Clam Chair by Arnold Madsen
By Arnold Madsen
Located in London, England
Official Re-Edition of the iconic Clam Chair by Arnold Madsen. Dagmar in collaboration with the
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Wool, Bouclé, Beech, Oak, Walnut

Re-Edition Boucle Clam Chair by Arnold Madsen
By Arnold Madsen
Located in London, England
Official re-edition of the iconic clam chair by Arnold Madsen. Dagmar in collaboration with the
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Walnut, Oak, Beech, Bouclé, Wool

Re-Edition Boucle Clam Chair by Arnold Madsen
Re-Edition Boucle Clam Chair by Arnold Madsen
H 32.29 in W 25.6 in D 31.5 in
Re-Edition Sheepskin Clam Chair by Arnold Madsen
By Arnold Madsen
Located in London, England
Official re-edition of the iconic clam chair by Arnold Madsen. Dagmar in collaboration with the
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Walnut, Oak, Beech, Bouclé, Wool

Re-Edition Sheepskin Clam Chair by Arnold Madsen
By Arnold Madsen
Located in London, England
Official Re-Edition of the iconic Clam chair by Arnold Madsen. Dagmar in collaboration with the
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Bouclé, Beech, Oak, Walnut

Re-Edition Sheepskin Clam Chairs by Arnold Madsen
By Arnold Madsen
Located in London, England
Official Re-Edition of the iconic Clam Chair by Arnold Madsen. Dagmar in collaboration with the
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Wool, Bouclé, Beech, Oak, Walnut

Re-Edition Sheepskin Clam Chairs by Arnold Madsen
By Madsen & Schubell
Located in London, England
Official Re-Edition of the iconic Clam Chair by Arnold Madsen. Dagmar in collaboration with the
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Wool, Bouclé, Beech, Oak, Walnut

Sheepskin Clam Chairs by Arnold Madsen - New Edition
By Arnold Madsen
Located in London, GB
Official Re-Edition of the iconic Clam Chair by Arnold Madsen. Dagmar in collaboration with the
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Fabric, Bouclé, Oak, Walnut

Re-Edition Sheepskin Clam Chair by Arnold Madsen
By Arnold Madsen
Located in London, England
Official Re-Edition of the iconic Clam Chair by Arnold Madsen. Dagmar in collaboration with the
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Wool, Bouclé, Beech, Oak, Walnut

Re-Edition Sheepskin Clam Chair by Arnold Madsen
By Arnold Madsen
Located in London, England
Official Re-Edition of the iconic Clam Chair by Arnold Madsen. Dagmar in collaboration with the
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Wool, Bouclé, Beech, Oak, Walnut

Re-Edition Sheepskin Clam Chair by Arnold Madsen
By Arnold Madsen
Located in London, England
Arnold Madsen The Clam Chair, 1944 The Clam chair was first designed in 1944 in Copenhagen by
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21st Century and Contemporary British Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Wool, Bouclé, Beech, Oak, Walnut

Scandinavian Modern "Clam Chair" Attributed to Arnold Madsen, 1940s
By Arnold Madsen
Located in Los Gatos, CA
Rare easy chair (also known as Clam Chair) Attributed to Arnold Madsen for Madsen & Schubell in
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chairs

Materials

Fur

Clam Chair in Sheepskin by Arnold Madsen - New Edition
By Arnold Madsen
Located in London, GB
Official Re-Edition of the iconic clam chair by Arnold Madsen. Dagmar in collaboration with the
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Fabric, Bouclé, Oak, Walnut

Rare Authentic Scandinavian Modern Clam Chair by Arnold Madsen, Denmark
By Arnold Madsen, Madsen & Schubell
Located in Kramfors, SE
Rare Scandinavian modern Clam Chair by Arnold Madsen and produced by Madsen & Schubell. This chair
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Wood

Clam Chair in Sheepskin by Philip Arctander, Denmark, 1944
By Nordisk Staal & Møbel Central 1, Philip Arctander
Located in Antwerp, BE
Arctander clam chair; Sheepskin; Philip Arctander; Denmark; 1944; Danish Design; Muslingestol
Category

Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Wood

The Clam Chair in Sheepskin by Arnold Madsen - New Edition
By Arnold Madsen
Located in London, GB
Official Re-Edition of the iconic Clam Chair by Arnold Madsen. Dagmar in collaboration with the
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Fabric, Bouclé, Oak, Walnut

Clam Chair in Boucle Fabric by Arnold Madsen - New Edition
By Arnold Madsen
Located in London, GB
Official Re-Edition of the iconic clam chair by Arnold Madsen. Dagmar in collaboration with the
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Fabric, Bouclé, Oak

Clam Chairs by Arnold Madsen in Boucle Fabric - New Edition
By Arnold Madsen
Located in London, GB
Official Re-Edition of the iconic Clam Chair by Arnold Madsen. Dagmar in collaboration with the
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Fabric, Bouclé, Oak, Walnut

The Clam Chair in Sheepskin by Arnold Madsen - New Edition
By Arnold Madsen
Located in London, GB
Official re-edition of the iconic clam chair by Arnold Madsen. Dagmar in collaboration with the
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Fabric, Bouclé, Oak, Walnut

Clam Chair by Arnold Madsen in Boucle Fabric - New Edition
By Arnold Madsen
Located in London, GB
Official Re-Edition of the iconic Clam chair by Arnold Madsen. Dagmar in collaboration with the
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Fabric, Bouclé, Oak, Walnut

Vintage Clam Chairs by Arnold Madsen for Vik & Blindheim, A Pair
By Vik & Blindheim, Arnold Madsen
Located in Bergen, NO
A pair of original vintage Clam Chairs designed by Arnold Madsen for Madsen & Schubell. Produced by
Category

Mid-20th Century Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Beech

Clam Chair by Arnold Madsen, Oak and Boucle, Leather Buttons
By Arnold Madsen
Located in Miami, FL
Clam Chair by Arnold Madsen, Oak legs and arms, Boucle fabric and leather buttons. Age and
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Oak

Philip Arctander Sheepskin Clam Chair by Vik & Blindheim
By Vik & Blindheim, Philip Arctander
Located in Littleton, CO
"Muslingestolen", aka "the clam chair" lounge chair designed in 1944 by Danish architect Philip
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Vintage 1950s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Oak

Arnold Madsen 'Clam Chair' produced by Madsen & Schubell, 1950s
By Philip Arctander
Located in Stockholm, SE
Arnold Madsen 'Clam Chair' produced by Madsen & Schubell 1950s. Completely restored. Excellent
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Sheepskin

20th Century Danish Vintage Beech Clam Chair by Arnold Madsen & Schubell
By Arnold Madsen, Madsen & Schubell
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A single, vintage Mid-Century modern Danish "Clam" chair made of hand crafted Beechwood designed by
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Upholstery, Velvet, Beech

1950's Original Fully Restored Danish Clam Chair Reuphpolstered in Sheepskin
By Skive Møbelfabrik
Located in Knebel, DK
1950's Original fully restored Danish clam chair in sheepskin by Skive Møbelfabrik The “Clam
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Beech

'clam' chair Arnold Madsen style oak and lambskin Sweden 1990s
By Arnold Madsen
Located in Paris, FR
A pair « Clam » chair in the style of Philip Arctander or Arnold Madsen. Made in natural Oak and
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Oak

Early Pair Of Arnold Madsen Clam Chairs In Curly Sheepskin, 1944
By Arnold Madsen, Madsen & Schubell
Located in ABCOUDE, UT
Fantastic pair of early edition Clam chairs, which were designed in 1944 in Copenhagen for Madsen
Category

Vintage 1940s Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Bentwood

Postmodern Clam Chair with Walnut Base
Located in Chicago, IL
c. 1970s. Upholstered in original chenille with wood base.
Category

Vintage 1970s Unknown Post-Modern Chairs

Materials

Chenille, Wood

Arnold Madsen for Madsen & Schubell Rare Pair of Clam Chairs, Denmark, 1944
By Madsen & Schubell, Arnold Madsen
Located in New York, NY
Arnold Madsen for Madsen & Schubell rare pair of Clam chairs with beech arms and legs and
Category

Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Bouclé, Birch

Mid-Century Original Danish Clam Chair Attr. to Arnold Madsen
Located in London, GB
An increasingly hard to find 'clam' chair. Denmark, c1950s. Attributed to Arnold Madsen
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Midcentury Tufted Wingback "Clam" Chair & Ottoman
By Philip Arctander
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Kick back and enjoy the splendor of the yesteryear with this gorgeous Mid-Century Modern armchair and ottoman. A sleek tufted black leatherette seat provides ample support and comfor...
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Faux Leather, Wood

Mid-Century Original Danish Clam Chair attr. to Arnold Madsen
Located in London, GB
An increasingly hard to find 'clam' chair. Denmark, c1950s. Attributed to Arnold Madsen
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Original Vintage Clam Chair, Danish Modern, 1940s
Located in Lejre, DK
Lounge chair with round armrests and legs of patinated beech. Seat and back in original upholstered
Category

Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Beech

20th Century Vintage Single Danish Beech Clam Chair Attributed to Arnold Madsen
By Madsen & Schubell, Arnold Madsen
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A single, vintage Mid-Century modern Danish " Clam " chair made of hand crafted painted Beechwood
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Upholstery, Velvet, Beech

Vintage Mid Century Modern Clam Chairs by Seymour Weiner for Kodawood - Set of 4
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage Mid Century Modern Clam Shell Chairs by Seymour James Weiner for Kodawood - Set of 4
Category

Mid-20th Century American Modern Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

“Clam” Chair by Arnold Madsen for Madsen & Schubell, Denmark, 1944
By Ib Madsen and Acton Schubell, Arnold Madsen
Located in Utrecht, NL
This “Clam” chair has a beloved design thanks to which it is considered by many as one of the most
Category

Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Wood

Midcentury Danish Clam Style Lounge Chair, 1950s
By Philip Arctander, Ib Madsen and Acton Schubell
Located in Bridgeport, CT
similar to Phillip Arctander's famous clam chair. Made from stained and varnished beechwood. Original
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Beech

Midcentury Danish Clam Style Lounge Chair in Luxurious Sheepskin, 1950s
By Philip Arctander
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Charming clam-style lounge chair made in Denmark from stained and varnished beech wood. Recovered
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Beech

Swedish Lounge Chair 1940-50s
Located in Farsta, SE
Swedish Lounge Chair Made in 1940-50s Beautiful shape and character, similar to the clam chair
Category

Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Pine

Swedish Lounge Chair 1940-50s
Swedish Lounge Chair 1940-50s
H 32.29 in W 22.45 in D 19.69 in
Scandinavian Mid Century Lounge Chair in Sheepskin
By Ib Madsen and Acton Schubell
Located in Karlstad, SE
Rare version of the famous clam chair, upholstered in off-white sheepskin and leather buttons. This
Category

20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Wood

Swedish Modern Sheepskin Side Chair
By Arnold Madsen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
is most likely form the 1940s by an unknown designer and in the style of the famous Clam chair by
Category

Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Wood

Swedish Modern Sheepskin Side Chair
Swedish Modern Sheepskin Side Chair
H 31.5 in W 23.5 in D 24 in
Post Modern Ivory White Bouclé Clam Shell Swivel Lounge Chairs
By Milo Baughman, Directional
Located in Saint Louis, MO
into scroll ends - the illusion of a fountain back chair or clam chair. Lower front chair channeling
Category

1990s American Post-Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Bouclé

A Pair of Clam Lounge Chairs, Danish Mid Century Modern, Made in the 1950s
By Philip Arctander, Arnold Madsen, Slagelse Mobelvaerk
Located in Odense, DK
This captivating pair of lounge chairs, visually reminiscent of Arnold Madsen’s iconic ‘Clam Chair
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Linen, Beech

Vintage Clam rocking chair by Arnold Madsen for Madsen & Schubell, Denmark 1944
By Arnold Madsen
Located in Hägersten-Liljeholmen, Stockholms län
Iconic Clam chair designed by Arnold Madsen for Madsen & Schubell in Denmark in 1944. This example
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Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Bentwood

1940´s Set of Pinewood & Sheepskin Lounge Chairs by Swedish Cabinetmaker
By Madsen & Schubell, Axel Einar Hjorth
Located in Odense, DK
quality. The chairs bears resemblance to other designs from the period such as the Danish "Clam Chair" by
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Pine

Arctander Chair Loungechair By Philip Arctander Made In Sheepskin From 1960s
By Philip Arctander
Located in Lejre, DK
The Arctander chair, affectionately known as the (the Clam Chair), designed by Philip Arctander and
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Oak

Original Red Fabric Arctander Armchair Model "Clam, " Vik & Blindheim, Norway
By Philip Arctander
Located in London, GB
Danish architect Philip Arctander designed in 1944 the "Clam chair". This one is in its original
Category

Vintage 1940s Norwegian Armchairs

Materials

Birch

Danish Style of Arctander or Schubell Mid-century Lounge Chair
Located in Store Heddinge, DK
famous clam chair. Remarkably, the original fabric of this chair, despite some signs of wear, remains in
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Beech

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Clam Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of clam chairs for sale on 1stDibs. The range of distinct clam chairs — often made from wood, animal skin and sheepskin — can elevate any home. There are all kinds of clam chairs available, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. There are many kinds of clam chairs to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Scandinavian Modern, Mid-Century Modern and Art Deco clam chairs are of considerable interest. Philip Arctander, Nordisk Staal & Møbel Central and Vik & Blindheim each produced beautiful clam chairs that are worth considering.

How Much are Clam Chairs?

Prices for clam chairs can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, clam chairs begin at $550 and can go as high as $40,000, while the average can fetch as much as $16,093.

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.

Questions About Clam Chairs
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 30, 2023
    Arnold Madsen designed the Clam chair. In the past, it was ascribed to the Norwegian retailer Martin Olsen and then the Danish architect Philip Arctander. It was only through some dogged research by a team of international design historians and collectors that it was finally correctly associated with Madsen, an upholsterer by profession who created it in Copenhagen in 1944. On 1stDibs, find a selection of Clam chairs from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 15, 2023
    Yes, the Clam chair is comfortable. Arnold Madsen designed the angle of the seat and the curving contours of the iconic chair to fit the shape of the human body so that the piece could provide optimal support. Although for decades, the piece was the victim of cheap reproductions and misattributions, to fellow Scandinavians Viggo Boesen and Martin Olsen, among others, in recent years it has steadily climbed the ranks in the trophy market, going for hundreds of thousands of dollars at auction. Today, it’s one of the fashion set’s most beloved pieces, with fans as starry as Los Angeles art dealer Maggie Kayne and style setter Vanessa Traina. Find a range of Clam chairs on 1stDibs.

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