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Anodized Aluminum with Cord Seat Vanity, Dining or Side Chair, Italy 1980s
Located in Miami, FL
Italian organic modern dining or side chair with anodized aluminum frame and cord seat, 1980s.
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Organic Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Contemporary pi3 Stool, Fumed Oak Frame, Danish Cord Seat
By par-avion co.
Located in Norwich, GB
This longer bench works well at the end of a bed, in an entry corridor or as a pair on either side of a dining table. Our iconic pi stool range draws its inspiration from the 20th c...
Category

2010s British Scandinavian Modern Stools

Materials

Papercord, Wood, Oak

Contemporary Pi2 Stool, Limed Oak Frame, Black Danish Cord Seat
By par-avion co.
Located in Norwich, GB
Our iconic pi stool range draws it's inspiration from the 20th century modernist idiom, Scandinavian Modern design, Danish furniture, and Japanese aesthetics. Also influenced by the ...
Category

2010s British Scandinavian Modern Benches

Materials

Papercord, Wood, Oak

Contemporary pi2 Stool, Fumed Oak Frame, Natural Danish Cord Seat
By par-avion co.
Located in Norwich, GB
Our iconic pi stool range draws it's inspiration from the 20th century modernist idiom, Scandinavian Modern design, Danish furniture, and Japanese aesthetics. Also influenced by the ...
Category

2010s British Scandinavian Modern Benches

Materials

Oak, Papercord, Wood

Contemporary pi Stool, Natural Oak Frame, Natural Danish Cord Seat
By par-avion co.
Located in Norwich, GB
Our iconic pi stool range draws it's inspiration from the 20th century modernist idiom, Scandinavian modern design, Danish furniture, and Japanese aesthetics. Also influenced by the ...
Category

2010s British Scandinavian Modern Benches

Materials

Papercord, Wood, Oak

Contemporary pi Stool, Fumed Oak Frame, Black Danish Cord Seat
By par-avion co.
Located in Norwich, GB
Our iconic pi stool range draws it's inspiration from the 20th century modernist idiom, Scandinavian Modern design, Danish furniture, and Japanese aesthetics. Also influenced by the ...
Category

2010s British Scandinavian Modern Benches

Materials

Papercord, Wood, Oak

Contemporary pi3 Stool, Ebonised Oak Frame, Natural Danish Cord Seat
By par-avion co.
Located in Norwich, GB
This longer bench works well at the end of a bed, in an entry corridor or as a pair on either side of a dining table. Our iconic pi stool range draws its inspiration from the 20th...
Category

2010s British Scandinavian Modern Benches

Materials

Papercord, Wood, Oak

Contemporary pi3 Stool, Natural Oak Frame, Natural Danish Cord Seat
By par-avion co.
Located in Norwich, GB
Our iconic pi stool range draws it's inspiration from the twentieth century modernist idiom, Scandinavian modern design, Danish furniture, and Japanese aesthetics. Also influenced by...
Category

2010s British Scandinavian Modern Benches

Materials

Papercord, Wood

Contemporary pi2 Stool, Natural Oak Frame, Natural Danish Cord Seat
By par-avion co.
Located in Norwich, GB
Our iconic pi stool range draws it's inspiration from the 20th century modernist idiom, Scandinavian Modern design, Danish furniture, and Japanese aesthetics. Also influenced by the ...
Category

2010s British Scandinavian Modern Benches

Materials

Papercord, Wood

Contemporary pi3 Stool, Limed Oak Frame, Natural Danish Cord Seat
By par-avion co.
Located in Norwich, GB
This longer bench works well at the end of a bed, in an entry corridor or as a pair on either side of a dining table. Our iconic pi stool range draws its inspiration from the 20th...
Category

2010s British Scandinavian Modern Benches

Materials

Papercord, Wood, Oak

Contemporary PI2 Stool, Fumed Oak Frame, Black Danish Cord Seat
By par-avion co.
Located in Norwich, GB
A variation of our original pi stool, the pi2 stool has all the same trademark features but with elongated proportions. The longer seat is ideal for the end of a bed, as a side/coffe...
Category

2010s British Scandinavian Modern Benches

Materials

Papercord, Wood

Contemporary pi2 Stool, Ebonised Oak Frame, Black Danish Cord Seat
By par-avion co.
Located in Norwich, GB
A variation of our original pi stool, the pi2 stool has all the same trademark features but with elongated proportions. The longer seat is ideal for the end of a bed, as a side/coffe...
Category

2010s British Scandinavian Modern Benches

Materials

Papercord, Wood, Oak

Contemporary pi Stool, Limed Oak Frame, Natural Danish Cord Seat
By par-avion co.
Located in Norwich, GB
Our iconic pi stool range draws its inspiration from the 20th century modernist idiom, Scandinavian Modern design, Danish furniture, and Japanese aesthetics. Also influenced by the m...
Category

2010s British Scandinavian Modern Benches

Materials

Papercord, Wood, Oak

Contemporary pi Stool, Natural Oak Frame, Black Danish Cord Seat
By par-avion co.
Located in Norwich, GB
Our iconic pi stool range draws it's inspiration from the 20th century modernist idiom, Scandinavian Modern design, Danish furniture, and Japanese aesthetics. Also influenced by the ...
Category

2010s British Scandinavian Modern Stools

Materials

Papercord, Wood, Oak

Contemporary Pi Stool, Ebonised Oak Frame, Black Danish Cord Seat
By par-avion co.
Located in Norwich, GB
Our iconic pi stool range draws it's inspiration from the 20th century modernist idiom, Scandinavian Modern design, Danish furniture, and Japanese aesthetics. Also influenced by the ...
Category

2010s British Scandinavian Modern Stools

Materials

Papercord, Wood, Oak

Contemporary pi2 Stool, Limed Oak Frame, Natural Danish Cord Seat
By par-avion co.
Located in Norwich, GB
Our iconic pi stool range draws it's inspiration from the 20th century modernist idiom, Scandinavian Modern design, Danish furniture, and Japanese aesthetics. Also influenced by the ...
Category

2010s British Scandinavian Modern Benches

Materials

Papercord, Wood, Oak

Contemporary pi2 Stool, Ebonised Oak Frame, Natural Danish Cord Seat
By par-avion co.
Located in Norwich, GB
A variation of our original pi stool, the pi2 stool has all the same trademark features but with elongated proportions. The longer seat is ideal for the end of a bed, as a side/coffe...
Category

2010s British Scandinavian Modern Benches

Materials

Wood, Oak, Papercord

Contemporary pi Stool, Ebonised Oak Frame, Natural Danish Cord Seat
By par-avion co.
Located in Norwich, GB
Our iconic pi stool range draws its inspiration from the 20th century modernist idiom, Scandinavian Modern design, Danish furniture, and Japanese aesthetics. Also influenced by the m...
Category

2010s British Scandinavian Modern Stools

Materials

Papercord, Wood, Oak

Contemporary pi Stool, Limed Oak Frame, Black Danish Cord Seat
By par-avion co.
Located in Norwich, GB
Our iconic pi stool range draws its inspiration from the 20th century modernist idiom, Scandinavian Modern design, Danish furniture, and Japanese aesthetics. Also influenced by the m...
Category

2010s British Scandinavian Modern Stools

Materials

Papercord, Oak

Contemporary pi Stool, Fumed Oak Frame, Natural Danish Cord Seat
By par-avion co.
Located in Norwich, GB
Our iconic pi stool range draws it's inspiration from the 20th century modernist idiom, Scandinavian Modern design, Danish furniture, and Japanese aesthetics. Also influenced by the ...
Category

2010s British Scandinavian Modern Stools

Materials

Papercord, Oak

Pair of Mid-Century Italian Wooden Dining Chairs with Wicker Cord Seats
Located in München, DE
A pair of beautiful mid-century wooden dining chairs with woven cord seats. Great minimalist design with a dreamlike patina. Made in Italy. Very well preserved with no damage to th...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Cord, Wood

Danish Beech Wood Corner Bench with Woven Paper cord Seat, Denmark, 1940s
Located in Utrecht, NL
This mid-century corner bench is a stunning example of the famous practical and comfortable designs of Danish cabinetmakers that defined mid-20th century modern seating. The Danish c...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Papercord, Wood

Contemporary Lo-Pi Bar Stool, Natural Oak with Danish Cord Seat & Brass Rails
By par-avion co.
Located in Norwich, GB
Our low-pi bar stool at 61cm (24") tall has satin brass foot rails and is available in the following finishes: matt clear oak, limed oak, fumed oak or ebonised oak Our iconic pi s...
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2010s British Scandinavian Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

Contemporary lo-pi Bar Stool, Oak with Danish Cord Seat & Brass Foot Rails
By par-avion co.
Located in Norwich, GB
Our low-pi bar stool at 61cm (24") tall has satin brass foot rails and is available in the following finishes: matt clear oak, limed oak, fumed oak or ebonised oak Our iconic pi sto...
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2010s British Scandinavian Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

Contemporary hi-pi Bar Stool, Ebonised Oak, Danish Cord Seat & Brass Foot Rails
By par-avion co.
Located in Norwich, GB
Our high-pi bar stool at 85cm (33.5") tall has satin brass foot rails and is available in the following finishes: matt clear oak, limed oak, fumed oak or ebonised oak Our iconic p...
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2010s British Scandinavian Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

Contemporary lo-pi Bar Stool, Fumed Oak with Danish Cord Seat & Brass Foot Rails
By par-avion co.
Located in Norwich, GB
Our low-pi bar stool at 61cm (24") tall has satin brass foot rails and is available in the following finishes: matt clear oak, limed oak, fumed oak or ebonised oak Our iconic pi s...
Category

2010s British Scandinavian Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

Contemporary pi2 Stool, Ebonised Oak Frame, Natural Danish Cord Seat
By par-avion co.
Located in Norwich, GB
A variation of our original pi stool, the pi2 stool has all the same trademark features but with elongated proportions. The longer seat is ideal for the end of a bed, as a side / cof...
Category

2010s British Scandinavian Modern Stools

Materials

Papercord, Wood, Oak

Oxalino Ladder-Back Chair with Handwoven Cord Seat by Nicholas Hamilton Holmes
By Hamilton Holmes Woodworking & Design
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The OS chair is Canadian designer Nicholas Hamilton Holmes's take on the American ladder back chair. This chair can work comfortably as a single desk seat, or in a group dining setti...
Category

2010s Canadian Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

Vico Magistretti Attributed Vintage Italian Beach Side Chairs Paper Cord Seats
By Vico Magistretti
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A very cool paper of very well preserved side chairs attributed to the iconic master designer, Vico Magistretti. These super stylish chairs have solid beech wood fames with a dark bl...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Papercord, Beech

Pair of pi3 benches in Fumed Oak and Natural Danish Cord Seat
By par-avion co.
Located in Norwich, GB
Contemporary bench in FSC British fumed oak with FSC natural Danish cord handwoven seat. Dimensions are approximately 120cm L x 44.3cm H x 33cm D. Available as a pair. This set is...
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2010s British Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Papercord, Oak

Sitar Chair in Ash Wood Polished Walnut with Beige Cord Seat by Enzo Berti
By Enzo Berti
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A light armchair that brings to mind the softness of a feather, a caress, a moment of harmony in ash wood and woven nautical cords. The name has Persian origins: “seh-tar” literally ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Ash

Hans Wegner Rocking Chair Model J16 in Painted Beech with Woven Paper Cord Seat
By FDB Møbler, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Baambrugge, NL
Wonderful model J16 rocking chair by the Scandinavian Hans Wegner for FDB Møbler, designed in 1944. This original black version has its completely genuine and vintage look. This wond...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Papercord, Beech

Pompeii Seat Powder Coated Black Base with Nylon Cord
By Ten10
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ten10 Pompeii style seat with a standard steel base powder coated semi-gloss black and a nylon cord seat in black or white. Suitable for indoor or outdoor use.
Category

2010s American Modern Stools

Materials

Stainless Steel

Marzio Cecchi, Studio Most, "Galles" Three-Seat Sofa, Woven Cord, Italy, 1978
By Marzio Cecchi, Flair Florence
Located in Firenze, IT
Three-seat sofa "Galles" in beige woven acrylic cord over a steel structure realized by Marzio Cecchi for studio most in 1978, new feather cushions upholstered in beige and grey visc...
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Sofas

Materials

Steel

Swedish Armchair with Seat in Paper Cord, 1940s
Located in Lejre, DK
Swedish armchair. Designed and made in Sweden, great original condition.
Category

Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Papercord, Beech

  • Swedish Armchair with Seat in Paper Cord, 1940s
  • Swedish Armchair with Seat in Paper Cord, 1940s
  • Swedish Armchair with Seat in Paper Cord, 1940s
  • Swedish Armchair with Seat in Paper Cord, 1940s
H 33.08 in. W 23.63 in. D 18.9 in.
Ghidini 1961 Tarantino 3-Seat Sofa in Beige Cord Fabric by L. Bozzoli
By Ghidini 1961
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Soft and welcoming, this sofa is inspired by the 1970s; a decade that changed our culture forever through freedom and self-discovery. The Sofa invites you to a world of fantasy where...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Ghidini 1961 Tarantino 3-Seat Sofa in Blue Cord Fabric by L. Bozzoli
By Ghidini 1961
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Soft and welcoming, this sofa is inspired by the 1970s; a decade that changed our culture forever through freedom and self-discovery. The Sofa invites you to a world of fantasy where...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Ghidini 1961 Tarantino 3-Seat Sofa in Brown Cord Fabric by L. Bozzoli
By Ghidini 1961
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Soft and welcoming, this sofa is inspired by the 1970s; a decade that changed our culture forever through freedom and self-discovery. The sofa invites you to a world of fantasy where...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Ghidini 1961 Tarantino 3-Seat Sofa in Grey Cord Fabric by L. Bozzoli
By Ghidini 1961
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Soft and welcoming, this sofa is inspired by the 1970s; a decade that changed our culture forever through freedom and self-discovery. The sofa invites you to a world of fantasy where...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Ghidini 1961 Tarantino 3-Seat Sofa in Green Cord Fabric by L. Bozzoli
By Ghidini 1961
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Soft and welcoming, this sofa is inspired by the 1970s, a decade that changed our culture forever through freedom and self-discovery. The sofa invites you to a world of fantasy where...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Ghidini 1961 Tarantino 3-Seat Sofa in Dark Brown Cord Fabric by L. Bozzoli
By Ghidini 1961
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Soft and welcoming, this sofa is inspired by the 1970s; a decade that changed our culture forever through freedom and self-discovery. The sofa invites you to a world of fantasy where...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Sitar Chair in Ash Wood Polished Walnut with Cord and Black Seat by Enzo Berti
By Enzo Berti
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A light armchair that brings to mind the softness of a feather, a caress, a moment of harmony in ash wood and woven nautical cords. The name has Persian origins: “seh-tar” literally ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Ash

Sitar Pouf in Ash Wood Polished Walnut with Cord and Black Seat by Enzo Berti
By Enzo Berti
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A light armchair that brings to mind the softness of a feather, a caress, a moment of harmony in ash wood and woven nautical cords. The name has Persian origins: “seh-tar” literally ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Ash

Black Steel Powder Coated Leather Counter Seat
By Ten10
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ten10 counter seat is made with standard steel and powder coated matte black. The seat is available in saddle, black or un-tanned leather, or nylon cord in black or white.
Category

2010s American Modern Stools

Materials

Steel

Settee, Sofa, Pair of 6-Seat, Custom Made, Terence Conran, Sutton Place
Located in Eversholt, Bedfordshire
This massive pair of 6-seat sofas were commissioned as part of Stanley J Seeger’s remodeling and grand redecoration of Sutton Place. They are upholstered in two-tone brown and blue c...
Category

Vintage 1980s British Modern Furniture

Materials

Cord

Pair of Oak Arm Chairs with Woven Cord Seats
Located in New York, NY
Pair of oak arm chairs with woven cord seats
Category

Vintage 1950s Spanish Lounge Chairs

Materials

Oak

  • Pair of Oak Arm Chairs with Woven Cord Seats
  • Pair of Oak Arm Chairs with Woven Cord Seats
  • Pair of Oak Arm Chairs with Woven Cord Seats
  • Pair of Oak Arm Chairs with Woven Cord Seats
H 34.25 in. W 25.75 in. D 24.25 in.
Giacomo Bench, Solid Walnut with Handwoven Danish Cord Seat. 59"
By Michael Yates
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A bench with subtle curves in solid walnut with woven danish cord seat, perfect for use in the bedroom, hallway, living space or kitchen. Measure: 59".
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Papercord, Walnut

Giacomo Bench, Solid Walnut with Hand-Woven Danish cord Seat 48"
By Michael Yates
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A bench with subtle curves in solid walnut with woven danish cord seat, perfect for use in the bedroom, hallway, living space or kitchen.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Papercord, Walnut

Giacomo Bench with Back, Solid White Oak with Handwoven Danish Cord Seat
By Michael Yates
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A bench with subtle curves in solid white oak with woven Danish cord seat 48", perfect for use in the bedroom, hallway, living space or kitchen.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Papercord, Oak

Stillmade Solid White Oak Dining Chair with Paper Cord Seat
By Paul Mignogna
Located in New York, NY
Solid white oak dining chair with paper cord Seat. Designed by Paul Mignogna for Stillmade. Measures: Seat height 18.5". Seat depth 18". Custom orders have a lead tim...
Category

2010s American Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Papercord, Ash

No. 84 Oak Dining Chairs with Paper Cord Seats by Niels Otto Møller
By Niels Otto Møller
Located in Middelfart, Fyn
Set of four N.O. Møller for J.L. Møller Dining chairs in Oak Model No.84 with paper cord seats. Great chair with a lot of comfort and outstanding quality that goes hand in hand with...
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Papercord, Oak

Niels Otto Moller Rosewood Dining Chairs in Original Woven Coloured Cord Seats
By Niels Otto Møller
Located in London, GB
This set pairs 4 different colours into a set of 8 rosewood dining chairs (pictured grey pair is sold) designed by NO Moller in 1958 and made by JL Moller in the period 1958-69. ...
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cord, Cotton, Rosewood, Wool

Teak Rocking Chair with Cord Strung Seat and Back
Located in Babworth, Retford
The raked back and seat with woven cord supported by a teak rocking frame with curving arms, Denmark, circa 1950s.
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Cord, Teak

  • Teak Rocking Chair with Cord Strung Seat and Back
  • Teak Rocking Chair with Cord Strung Seat and Back
  • Teak Rocking Chair with Cord Strung Seat and Back
  • Teak Rocking Chair with Cord Strung Seat and Back
H 37.8 in. W 32.49 in. D 33.47 in.
Three-Seat Sofa in Red Fabric, Gold Cord Details, by Paolo Buffa, Italy, 1950
Located in Manzano, Friuli Venezia Giulia
Sofa with wooden structure, visible feet, damask velvet padding, cushions in support with straps. Gold rope details.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Sofas

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Giacomo Bench with Back, extra-long in Walnut with Danish Cord Seat
By Michael Yates
Located in Brooklyn, NY
We've added an extra-long version of our bench, with subtle curves and a Danish cord seat, perfect for use in the hallway, foyer, living space or kitchen. Measures: 76". Shown in wal...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Papercord, Oak

Giacomo Bench with Back, Solid White Oak with Handwoven Danish Cord Seat. 59"
By Michael Yates
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A bench with subtle curves in solid white oak, with woven danish cord seat, perfect for use in the bedroom, hallway, living space or kitchen.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Papercord, Oak

Danish Modern Moeller Stool with Danish Cord Seat
By J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik, Niels Otto Møller
Located in Minneapolis, MN
This Danish modern stool is crafted of white oak and retains its original Danish Cord seat. A vintage original.  
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Stools

Materials

Papercord, Oak

Set of 4 Danish or Swedish Wood and Woven Cord Seat Dining Chairs
By Bruno Mathsson, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Houston, TX
Set of 4 Danish or Swedish wood and woven cord seat dining chairs. The cord seats are freshly done!   
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cord, Wood

Set 4 Mid-Century Modern Teak Dining Chairs W/ Danish Cord Seats
By Sun Furniture, Børge Mogensen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Here is a beautiful set 4 mid-century modern teak chairs. The chairs have the Danish cord seats. All chairs are in good vintage condition with normal wear consistent with age and use...
Category

Mid-20th Century Thai Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Papercord, Teak

Set of 4 Italian Brass Anodized Aluminum Dining Chairs with Cord Seats
Located in Hingham, MA
Set of four Italian dining chairs made of brass anodized aluminum frames with cord seats. The design appears to be an early 1980's rendition of the Chiavari or Superlegerra chair. T...
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Cord Seat For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic cord seat available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, natural fiber and papercord, every cord seat was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a cord seat, we have 30 options in-stock, while there are 23 modern editions to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the cord seat you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A cord seat made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Scandinavian Modern — is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made cord seat over the years, but those crafted by Niels Otto Møller, par-avion co. and J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Cord Seat?

A cord seat can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $1,960, while the lowest priced sells for $495 and the highest can go for as much as $28,313.

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.

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Design Icon Ilse Crawford on Her Colorful New Hans Wegner Chairs

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