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Mid-Century Modern Knole Leather Sofa
Located in Dallas, TX
Mid-Century Modern Knole Leather Sofa is inspired by the design that has its roots in the 1600s in
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Mid Century Modern Flexsteel Thunderbird Sofa
By Flexsteel
Located in Tulsa, OK
. * * * Mid Century Modern Flexsteel Thunderbird Sofa. Above average vintage condition and structurally
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Italian Sofa, 1950s
Located in Puglia, Puglia
Italian three-seater sofa from the 1950s. The structure and legs are in beech and fir, the cushions
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Beech

Mid-Century Modern Italian Sofa, 1950s
Mid-Century Modern Italian Sofa, 1950s
H 29.93 in W 72.84 in D 33.47 in
Mid Century Modern Milo Baughman Tuxedo Sofa
By Milo Baughman
Located in Tulsa, OK
. * * * Mid Century Modern Milo Baughman Tuxedo Sofa. Above average vintage condition and structurally sound
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Oak

Mid Century Modern Adrian Pearsall Gondola Sofa
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Tulsa, OK
. * * * Mid Century Modern Adrian Pearsall Gondola Sofa. Above average vintage condition and structurally
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Mid Century Danish Modern Folke Ohlsson Sofa
By Folke Ohlsson
Located in Tulsa, OK
. * * * Mid Century Danish Modern Folke Ohlsson Colorado Sofa. Above average vintage condition and
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Sofas

Materials

Teak, Upholstery

1950's Mid-Century Modern Folding Daybed / Sofa
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Burbank, CA
Vintage 1950's Midcentury Modern foldable sofa / daybed for sale. Originally from the 1950's, and
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Silk

Mid Century Danish Modern Solid Teak Sofa
Located in Tulsa, OK
. * * * Mid Century Danish Modern Solid Teak Sofa. Above average vintage condition and structurally sound
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Vintage 1980s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Teak

Mid-Century Modern Henredon Sofa Modified Lawson Style Yellow & Beige Striped
By Henredon
Located in Topeka, KS
Marvelous Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Henredon Modified Lawson style sofa with original
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Polyester, Wood, Feathers

Mid Century Modern Red Gondola Sofa by Carter Manufacturing
By Carter Furniture 1
Located in Tulsa, OK
. * * * Mid Century Modern Red Gondola Sofa by Carter Manufacturing. Above average vintage condition and
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Mid-Century Norwegian Sofa by LH HIELLE
Located in Raleigh, NC
Mid-century sofa designed by LH HIELLE, Norway. This sofa is unique in design with a traditionally
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Vintage 1970s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Fabric, Upholstery, Foam, Wood, Teak, Down

Stunning Signed Paul McCobb Long Sofa, Mid-Century Modern
By Paul McCobb
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Stunning signed Paul McCobb sofa made by Custom Craft. Great looking solid walnut legs with down
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Stunning Signed Dunbar Three Seater Sofa Mid-Century Modern
By Edward Wormley
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Stunning signed Dunbar 3 seater sofa. This piece is upholstered in it's original celery green
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Milo Baughman Designed Get Down Sofa
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Designed by Milo Baughman in 1964, this simple and handsome sofa is still the perfect fit for a
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21st Century and Contemporary Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Lacy Mid Century Sofa
Located in Westwood, NJ
construction and toxin-free, kiln-dried solid Maple frames sourced from US-grown trees. Tailor your sofa to
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Wood

Lacy Mid Century Sofa
Lacy Mid Century Sofa
H 36 in W 91 in D 37 in
Mid Century Leather Sofa
Located in Westwood, NJ
construction and toxin-free, kiln-dried solid Maple frames sourced from US-grown trees. Tailor your sofa to
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Wood

Mid Century Leather Sofa
Mid Century Leather Sofa
H 36 in W 91 in D 37 in
Mid-Century Modern to Modern & Hollywood Regency 2 Piece Angled Sectional Sofa
Located in Topeka, KS
! This sofa is mid-century modern to modern in style with a splash of Hollywood Regency and it is going
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20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Dunbar Furniture Mid-Century Upholstered Three-Seat Sofa
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Ferndale, MI
Mid-Century three seat sofa in a sandy beige and white woven upholstery similar to a boucle. Three
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

Elegant Paul McCobb Style Brass Base Sofa Mid-Century Modern
By Paul McCobb
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Elegant Paul McCobb style brass stretcher base sofa. This wonderful long sofa is in very nice
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

Super Rare Low Mid-Century Modern Designer Fully Restored Brown Leather Sofa
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this exceptionally rare, super low Mid Century Modern designer
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Mid Century Modern Sofa with Side Tables George Nelson for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Mid-Century Modern George Nelson Sofa with Integrated Side Tables for Herman Miller – This
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel

Handsome Edward Wormley for Dunbar Sofa Model 4906 Mid-Century Modern
By Edward Wormley
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Handsome even arm sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar with brass legs. Model 4906. This piece retains
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

Pierre Jeanneret PJ-SI-48-B Sofa / Authentic Mid-Century Modern
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Zürich, CH
space. P! Galerie’s selection is mainly focused on rare French mid-century modern design artefacts by
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Vintage 1960s Indian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Foam, Teak

Scrumptious Pair Harvey Probber Butterscotch Even Arm Sofas Mid-Century Modern
By Harvey Probber
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Scrumptious pair of Harvey Probber even arm sofas. These wonderful sofas were reupholstered
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Sofa in Linen and Down Upholstery and Bun Feet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Newly upholstered sofa in neutral linen. This vintage sofa is very well built with hand tied
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

Erik Ole Jorgensen for DUX Sofa with Down Cushions in Knoll Fabric
By Dux of Sweden, Erik Ole Jørgensen
Located in South Charleston, WV
entire sofa receiving re-batting, and new straps applied to the base. Moreover, we ensured the backs of
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Chrome

Sensational Jack Lenor Larsen Velvet Sofa Milo Baughman Style Mid-Century Modern
By Swaim, Jack Lenor Larsen
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Sensational Milo Baughman style Swaim 3 seater sofa with luscious Jack Lenor Larsen Caravan Velvet
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

Mid century Danish Modern Beautiful Red Leather 3 Seat Sofa by Børge Mogensen
By Børge Mogensen, Fredericia Stolefabrik
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid century Danish modern Worn faded Red leather 3 seat sofa Birch wood legs. Designed by Børge
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Birch

Pierre Jeanneret PJ-SI-45-B Cane Sofa / Authentic Mid-Century Modern
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Zürich, CH
! Galerie’s selection is mainly focused on rare French mid-century modern design artefacts by Pierre Jeanneret
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Vintage 1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Cane, Teak

Mid century Scandinavian modern black leather sofa 3 seat Hans Olsen
By Hans Olsen
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful Scandinavian Modern black leather sofa designed by Hans Olsen. All original soft black
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Birch

Harmony Modern Sofa
Located in Westwood, NJ
A refined mix of texture and material, the sofa is soft-lined yet sophisticated in an oatmeal
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

Harmony Modern Sofa
Harmony Modern Sofa
H 34 in W 98 in D 38.5 in
Giovannetti, Mid-Century Modern R.Semprini Round Island Sofa Burgundy, O Vulcano
Located in Casalguidi, IT
The central sofa "O Vulcano" with its sweet profile invites us to choose the right posture, living
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Velvet

Attributed Gio Ponti Mid-Century Modern Italian Curved Sofa by ISA Bergamo, 50s
By ISA Bergamo, Gio Ponti
Located in Puglia, Puglia
Daisy model sofa with wide and comfortable backrest, conical beech foot, good condition of the
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Velvet, Beech

Erwin-Lambeth, Mid-Century Modern, Large Modular Sectional Sofa, Re-upholstery
By Erwin-Lambeth
Located in Stamford, CT
Erwin-Lambeth, Mid-Century Modern, 5 Piece Modular Sectional Sofa for Re-upholstery A large center
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Mid Century Italian Post Modern L-Shaped Sectional Sofa
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A stylish and well made Italian sectional sofa circa 1990's. It features a 3 section design with
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1990s Italian Post-Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Metal

Dunbar Jack Larsen Gray Velvet Cut Down Floating Plinth Sofa
By Dunbar Furniture
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
environment. Showcasing some of the best designs of the Mid Century Modern era from one of the most iconic
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Velvet, Wood

Large Curved Modern White Velvet Sofa
By Jhon Ortiz, The Tailored Home
Located in Greenwich, CT
This large curved sofa was inspired by midcentury Italian design. Upholstered in white crushed
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Velvet, Foam, Maple, Down

Pair of Three-Piece Sectional Sofas Mid-Century Modern
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Stunning pair of three-piece curved sectional sofas. This pair will need to be reupholstered but
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Sectional Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

Solid wood frame Walnut TAMBU Sofa with down filled upholstery
By Chris Earl
Located in North Hollywood, CA
insterest and beauty of this sofa is sure to make it a modern classic that will stand the test of time. This
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Ash, Oak, Walnut

Mid Century Scandinavian Curved Beige & Teak Three Seater Sofa
By Kurt Olsen
Located in London, GB
Mid-Century Modern Danish sofa in the style of Kurt Olsen This organic form curved sofa is
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Mid-20th Century Danish Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Teak

Stunning 4-Piece Erwin Lambeth Circular Curved Sofa Sectional Mid-Century Modern
By Erwin Lambeth
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Stunning 4-piece circular Erwin Lambeth sectional sofa. This vintage sectional sofa is quality
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Large Curved Modern Velvet Sofa in Pink Velvet
Located in Greenwich, CT
Large curved sofa inspired by Italian mid-century design. Upholstered in blush pink crushed velvet
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Velvet, Foam, Poplar, Down

Mid Century Sectional Sofa by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates c 1960's
By Craft Associates, Adrian Pearsall
Located in New York, NY
cabinet door has been replaced using an appropriate mid century knob, and the closure latch has been
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

Mid Century Tan Leather loveseat sofa solid brass legs by Edward Wormley
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful light tan beige leather 72" 2 seater sofa. Very high quality leather upholstery with 2
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

Mid Century Brown Leather Two Seat Sofa, Mogens Hansen of Denmark circa 1970
By Mogens Hansen
Located in Round Top, TX
Mid-century modern two seat leather sofa loveseat by Mogens Hansen. This is a comfortable sofa
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Late 20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Beech

Magnificent Erwin Lambeth Velvet Tiger Sectional Sofa Sectional Mid-Century
By Erwin Lambeth
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Magnificent Erwin Lambeth 2-piece sectional sofa with tiger cut velvet upholstery. This is one of
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

Mid Century Tan Leather Long 3 seat sofa solid brass legs by Edward Wormley
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful light tan beige leather 84" 3 seater sofa. Very high quality leather upholstery with 2
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

Mid Century 3-Strand 3/4 Pretzel Sectional Rattan Corner Sofa with Drink Table
By Paul Frankl
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Restored 3 stranded 3/4 pretzel arm, rattan 2-seater sectional sofa with line base. Comes with
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Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Rattan

20th Century French Ivory Boucle Sofa Bed
Located in High Point, NC
A wooden upholstered sofa made in mid-20th century France. A soft ivory boucle upholstery brings a
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20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Bouclé, Upholstery, Wood

20th Century French Ivory Boucle Sofa Bed
20th Century French Ivory Boucle Sofa Bed
H 36.2 in W 80.7 in D 27.8 in
Swedish Modern Two-Seater Sofa in Sheepskin, Sweden, 1940s
Located in Utrecht, NL
modernity, crafts history and tradition were combined in this sofa. Swedish Modern made the Swedish form
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

Materials

Sheepskin, Wood

Large Mid-Century Modern Sectional with Chaise and Walnut Frame
By The Tailored Home
Located in Greenwich, CT
About This Piece This customizable sectional sofa features a modern solid walnut frame with two
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Foam, Walnut, Down

Brazilian Modern 3-seater Sofa in Espresso Leather by Sergio Rodrigues
By Sergio Rodrigues
Located in San Diego, CA
a completely restored 3-seater Sheriff sofa designed by Brazilian master of Modern design, Sergio
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

1950s Modern Italian Curved / Crescent 3-Seat Sofa in Red Fabric & Walnut
By Ico Parisi, Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Grand Cayman, KY
1950s - 1960s Mid-Century Organic Modern Italian curved / crescent 3-seat sofa with dark wood
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Mid-20th Century Italian Organic Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Wood, Walnut

Classic Modernist Tuxedo Sofa, , even-arm by Hendredon
By Henredon, Edward Wormley
Located in Buffalo, NY
Wonderful and unusual,, Vintage late 1940s ,,early 1950s Tuxedo ,even-arm sofa manufactured by
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Silk, Down

Italian Modern Leopard velvet Diesis sofa by Antonio Citterio for B&B, 1980s
By B&B Italia, Antonio Citterio
Located in amstelveen, NL
Diesis sofa, designed by Antonio Citterio and Paolo Nava for B&B Italia. The epitome of innovative
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Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Aluminum

Post Modern 1990s Preview Sectional Sofa in Plush Ivory White Bouclé
By Preview
Located in Saint Louis, MO
. From famous iconic mid century modern designers like Milo Baughman to the best of California Modern
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1990s American Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Bouclé, Upholstery

Midcentury 101in Model 488 Sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley
Located in Pasadena, TX
, one traditional and one modern. By 1944, however, the popularity of the modern line had eclipsed its
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Down

Vintage Parsons Sofa
Located in Raleigh, NC
Vintage parsons sofa newly upholstered with new foam seat and down back cushions. The chenille
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

Vintage Parsons Sofa
Vintage Parsons Sofa
H 28 in W 87 in D 35 in
Zeno Ecological Sofa by Brian Sironi
By D3co
Located in Milan, IT
. Featuring a mid-century classic design with a modern twist, the legs and entire framework are crafted in
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2010s Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel, Other

Zeno Ecological Sofa by Brian Sironi
Zeno Ecological Sofa by Brian Sironi
H 29.93 in W 91.34 in D 38.59 in
Preben Fabricius for Walter Knoll Cordovan Leather and Chromed Steel Sofa
By Preben Fabricius, Walter Knoll
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Three-seater sofa designed as part of the "710 Series" by Preben Fabricius for Walter Knoll
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel, Chrome

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Down Sofa Mid Century Modern For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the down sofa mid century modern you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of down, fabric and wood, every down sofa mid century modern was constructed with great care. Find 60 options for an antique or vintage down sofa mid century modern now, or shop our selection of 4 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect down sofa mid century modern — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A down sofa mid century modern made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Hollywood Regency — is very popular. Dunbar, Edward Wormley and Thayer Coggin each produced at least one beautiful down sofa mid century modern that is worth considering.

How Much is a Down Sofa Mid Century Modern?

A down sofa mid century modern can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $5,767, while the lowest priced sells for $315 and the highest can go for as much as $33,500.

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 celebrated 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.

Generations turn over, and mid-century modern remains arguably the most popular style going. 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.

Questions About Down Sofa Mid Century Modern
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 26, 2021
    A mid-century sofa is any sofa created during the mid-20th century. Mid-century modern sofas are pieces of seating furniture that embody the venturesome attributes that we associate with mid-century modern furniture — while not all sofas designed in the mid-century modern style are the same, they frequently have a low profile and are characterized by gentle curves, clean lines and an organic shape. Mid-century furniture is a timeless classic due to its elegant simplicity. Shop a collection of antique, vintage, and contemporary mid-century sofas from some of the world’s top dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 27, 2024
    The difference between mid-century and mid-century modern comes down to specificity. When it comes to furniture and architecture, for example, mid-century refers to works that emerged during the middle of the 20th century, usually between 1950 and 1970. The more specific descriptor, mid-century modern, is used to refer to a particular style of design that emphasizes simplicity, organic forms and clean lines. Mid-century modern furniture designers generally drew on the architectural work of Frank Lloyd Wright, Bauhaus design, Scandinavian modernism and more. Any piece of furniture produced during the 1950s and ’60s can be referred to as mid-century, but only those with specific characteristics are mid-century modern. That said, when enthusiasts of furniture and architecture use the shorter of the two phrases, they may indeed be referring to modernist works created during that period in history. On 1stDibs, find a wide variety of mid-century modern furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 13, 2024
    Yes, some rattan is mid-century modern. Designers of the mid-century modern movement often preferred to use natural materials, including rattan, in their designs. However, not all rattan furniture was made during this period. Rattan was also a popular material for furniture produced during the Victorian era and continues to be used to produce furniture today. Shop a wide range of rattan furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Mondrian’s art is believed to be one of the great inspirations for the mid-century modern approach to minimalism. His artworks were not just a departure from figurative works, but a new look at abstract art as well. On 1stDibs, find a variety of original artwork from top artists.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Most experts agree that mid-century modern correlates specifically to the years following World War II. It has grown in popularity in the decades since, particularly due to the media and cultural institutions that have promoted the truly innovative era of design. Not only did the MoMA promote modern furniture, but pieces are prominently visible on the set of very popular television shows such as Mad Men. Shop a wide and beautiful range of mid-century modern furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 22, 2024
    Yes, mid-century modern is timeless, in the opinion of many experts. Many characteristics of furniture and decorative accents produced in this style remain popular today. Among them are silhouettes marked by organic forms and clean lines, the promotion of functionality and the use of natural materials like teak, rosewood and oak and synthetic materials such as steel, fiberglass and molded plywood. On 1stDibs, shop a large collection of mid-century modern furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Mid century modern refers to the middle of the 20th century — specifically 1930s through the mid-1960s. This period represents a design and architecture movement characterized by simple shapes, clean lines, and organic materials. Some of the most famous mid century modern designers include Ray Eames, Charlotte Perriand, Isamu Noguchi and Eero Saarinen.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 22, 2019

    Mid-century modernism first appeared in 1945 and merged a minimalist aesthetic with practicality. Mid-century modern furniture is distinguishable by its lack of decoration or extravagance and its use of clean lines, organic curves and variety of natural materials.

    1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Mid century modern furniture refers to pieces designed during the middle of the 20th century — specifically 1930s through the mid-1960s. This period represents a design and architecture movement characterized by simple shapes, clean lines, and organic materials. Some of the most famous mid century modern designers include Ray Eames, Charlotte Perriand, Isamu Noguchi and Eero Saarinen.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 25, 2024
    The years that encompass the mid-century modern period are roughly 1933 until 1965, but most experts argue, however, that the mid-century modern era correlates specifically to the years following World War II. These years in America saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history. Vintage mid-century modern furniture — including tables, chairs, desks and case pieces — are often organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple. 

    Postwar architects and designers in the United States were animated by new ideas and new technology during the era of mid-century modernism. Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century furniture designs manufactured by the likes of Knoll and Herman Miller

    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. 

    Knoll became 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 soon became desirable for the home. Similarly, Michigan’s Herman Miller is best known for its iconic mid-century modern furniture, and while the company focused on the office, people loved its designs for their homes, too.

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  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    Yes, Eames is mid-century modern. In many ways, Charles Eames and Ray Eames were the embodiment of the inventiveness, energy and optimism at the heart of mid-century modern American design, and they have been recognized as the most influential designers of the 20th century. Some of the couple's most famous mid-century modern designs include the Eames Lounge chair and ottoman, the Eames Molded Plywood chair and the Eames Fiberglass chair. Shop a wide range of Charles and Ray Eames furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    Mid-century modern furniture is so popular largely because its characteristics align well with the trends and tastes that are dominant today. Many people love its simple look defined by clean lines, and the use of natural materials also adds to its popularity. In addition, designers created mid-century modern furniture to be as functional as it is visually appealing, making pieces executed in the style simple, convenient and comfortable to use. Find a wide range of mid-century modern furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 22, 2024
    There is not a single year that is mid-century modern. The style emerged during the 1940s and 1950s and remained dominant through the 1960s and into the early 1970s. Some notable designers who contributed to the development of the mid-century modern style include Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Milo Baughman, Florence Knoll, Harry Bertoia, Isamu Noguchi and George Nelson. Shop a wide range of mid-century modern furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, the tulip table is considered a mid-century modern design. This table shape has become an iconic statement of the era with a simple sculptural attitude and a practical nature. The first tulip table was created by Eero Saarinen, a noted Finnish designer who was a leader in mid-century modern home decor. Shop a collection of Saarinen furniture from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 15, 2019

    Art Deco is not mid-century modern. Art Deco began just before World War I and was inspired by cubism. Mid-century modernism first appeared in 1945 and merged a minimalist aesthetic with practicality.

  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    Mid-century modern furniture combines sleek lines with organic shapes.

  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Wassily chairs are indeed considered mid-century modern. Although the chair was initially designed by Marcel Breuer in 1925, it was re-released in the 1960s. Shop a collection of mid-century modern goods from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    There is no single color wood that is mid-century modern. Designers working in the style employed a variety of finishes, though purplish reds, mid-yellows, light browns and medium dark browns were among the most commonly used. Teak wood was an especially popular material, not only due to its warm medium hue but also due to its strength and the beauty of its natural grain. Shop a wide range of mid-century modern furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019
    The defining characteristics of mid-century modern furniture design include simplicity, an emphasis on organic forms, clean lines and a mix of both natural and man-made materials. The mid-century modern style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is used to describe the work of furniture designers who believed that good design was an essential part of good living. Both neutral tones and bold Pop art colors can typically be found in mid-century modern interiors, which usually include light-filled spaces. An integration of floor-to-ceiling windows and abundant access to the outdoors renders prominent a connection with nature, which owes in part to the ideas of celebrated architect Frank Lloyd Wright, an inspiration for mid-century furniture designers. Popular mid-century modern designers include Ray and Charles Eames, Florence Knoll, Harry Bertoia and others. Find vintage mid-century modern furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    There are many colors available for painting a mid-century modern home and it is a matter of preference. You can choose from a range of colors that are closely associated with mid-century modernism — popular pairings include orange and brown or chartreuse and gray, for example. Find a wide variety of mid-century modern furniture, decorative pieces, serveware and lighting on 1stDibs today.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    Mid-century home decor is characterized by clean lines, geometric shapes and materials like wood and tweed.