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Midcentury Eames for Herman Miller Fiberglass Chair LAX on X Base
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Gorgeous early Eames for Herman Miller fiberglass chair LAX (Low Armchair on X Base) having large
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Iron

Mid-Century Charles Eames for Herman Miller Fiberglass Dining Chairs in Orange
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Philadelphia, PA
shell chair was designed by Charles Eames and produced by Herman Miller, circa 1972. I have a great
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

Mid-Century Charles Eames for Herman Miller Fiberglass Dining Chairs in Orange
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Mortsel, BE
Introducing the Mid-Century Charles Eames by Herman Miller Orange Fibreglass Shell Chair, a
Category

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

Materials

Metal

1950s Eames for Herman Miller Fiberglass Ivory Parchment Shell RAR Rocking Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Ferndale, MI
Charles and Ray Eames design for Herman Miller. RAR ( Rocking Arm steel Rod ) chair. Late 1950s
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Steel

Eames for Herman Miller Dax Fiberglass Shell Dining Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Wichita, KS
Early model Eames for Herman Miller fiberglass dax shell dining chair in orange. it is stamped
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Charles Eames for Herman Miller DSX Shell Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller, Charles Eames, Ray Eames
Located in Garnerville, NY
Charles Eames for Herman Miller fiberglass DSX shell chair. Circa 1970. Retains all it's plastic
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal, Steel

Eames for Herman Miller Navy Blue Fiberglass Shell Chair
By Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Original Navy Blue Molded Fiberglass Shell Chair, designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Eames fiberglass dining chairs for herman Miller, 1970s
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Leuven, Vlaams Gewest
. Stamped with Herman Miller. Good condition 1970s - USA Dimensions: Height: 82cm Width: 47cm Depth: 47cm
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Vintage Charles Eames Eiffel Tower Fiberglass Side Chairs for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
addition to home or business seating, original Herman Miller stamp on bottom. Please confirm item location
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Eames for Herman Miller DSS Orange Fiberglass Shell Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Eames for Herman Miller. Gleaming orange shells are in original condition, each with a distinct thready
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Eames for Herman Miller Ultramarine Blue Fiberglass Shell Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Eames for Herman Miller. Gleaming shells are in original condition, each with a distinct thready texture
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Eames for Herman Miller Crimson Red Fiberglass Shell Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Original 1960s red fiberglass shell side chair designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Brown Eames for Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chairs
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
We have eleven original 1960s Eames fiberglass shell chairs with original H bases. Narrow mount
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Herman Miller Shell Fiberglass RAR Rocker by Eames, 1970s
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in The Hague, NL
Herman Miller parchment shell fiberglass RAR rocker by Eames Manufactured in the 1960s-1970s this
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Chrome

1950s Eames for Herman Miller Dax Fiberglass Shell Armchair Parchment
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Chula Vista, CA
Gorgeous early production 1950s classic Eames for Herman Miller Dax Molded Fiberglass Shell
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Eames For Herman Miller Mid Century Yellow Fiberglass Shell Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Countryside, IL
Eames For Herman Miller Mid Century Yellow Fiberglass Shell Chair The chair measures: 24.75 wide
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

Eames For Herman Miller Mid Century Fiberglass Shell Red Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Countryside, IL
Eames For Herman Miller Mid Century Fiberglass Shell Red Chair The chair measures: 24.75 wide x
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

Eames For Herman Miller Mid Century Fiberglass Shell Blue Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Countryside, IL
Eames For Herman Miller Mid Century Fiberglass Shell Blue Chair The chair measures: 24.75 wide x
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

Original Eames Fiberglass Shell Chairs by Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage 1960s molded fiberglass side shell chairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Midcentury Charles Eames by Herman Miller Orange Fiberglass Shell Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Mortsel, BE
Introducing the midcentury Charles Eames by Herman Miller Orange Fiberglass Shell Chair, a timeless
Category

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

Materials

Metal

Eames for Herman Miller MCM Yellow Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Countryside, IL
Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century Yellow Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair This office chair
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Eames for Herman Miller MCM Brown Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Countryside, IL
Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century Brown Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair This office chair
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Eames for Herman Miller MCM Purple Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Countryside, IL
Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century Purple Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair This office chair
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Eames for Herman Miller MCM Blue Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Countryside, IL
Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century Blue Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair This office chair
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Eames for Herman Miller MCM Blue Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Countryside, IL
Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century Blue Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair This office chair
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Eames for Herman Miller MCM Purple Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Countryside, IL
Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century Purple Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair This office chair
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

6 Eames for Herman Miller DSS Stackable Naugahyde Fiberglass Shell Chairs
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Chattanooga, TN
want a custom quantity. Each chair bears the Herman Miller insignia, embossed in the fiberglass beneath
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Brilliant Yellow Eames for Herman Miller Vintage 1960s Fiberglass Shell Chairs
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
beautiful depth of color seen in the fiberglass material. Shell is stamped with the Herman Miller emblem
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Olive Green Eames for Herman Miller Vintage 1960s Fiberglass Shell Chairs
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
beautiful depth of color seen in the fiberglass material. Shell is stamped with the Herman Miller emblem
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Original Vintage Eames Fiberglass Shell Dining Side Chairs for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in San Jose, CA
Mid Century Modern DSS stacking dining side chairs designed by Ray and Charles Eames for Herman
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

1977 Eames Herman Miller EC175 Upholstered Fiberglass Shell Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Philadelphia, PA
by Herman Miller. This is one of the more unique and later Eames designs, building upon the 1950's
Category

Vintage 1970s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Fiberglass

Herman Miller Eames Fiberglass Dining Chair in Brilliant Yellow
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Classic Herman Miller fiberglass diamond chair. Designed by Charles and Ray Eames. circa 1970s
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Eames for Herman Miller MCM Dark Blue Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Countryside, IL
Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century Dark Blue Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair This office
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Eames for Herman Miller MCM Dark Blue Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Countryside, IL
Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century Dark Blue Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair This office
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller MCM Fiberglass Wheeled Shell Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Countryside, IL
Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller mid-century fiberglass wheeled shell chair. This chair
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller MCM Fiberglass Wheeled Shell Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Countryside, IL
Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller mid century fiberglass wheeled shell chair This chair
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Greige Light Grey Eames for Herman Miller Vintage 1960s Fiberglass Shell Chairs
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
beautiful depth of color seen in the fiberglass material. Shell is stamped with the Herman Miller emblem
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Early Eames for Herman Miller Rocker
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Stockton, NJ
Early Eames for Herman Miller rocker with a rare coral colored fiberglass seat. Excellent vintage
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Metal

Early Eames for Herman Miller Rocker
Early Eames for Herman Miller Rocker
H 26.5 in W 24.75 in D 27 in
Eames for Herman Miller Rare Fiberglass Upholstered Blue and Orange Dining Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
is simple amazing! Designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller in the 1950s (Signed with
Category

Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century Padded Fiberglass Teal Swivel Office Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Countryside, IL
Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century Padded Fiberglass Teal Swivel Office Chair This swivel office
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

12 DSS Stacking Chairs Charles & Ray Eames Herman Miller, Blue Fiberglass, 1960s
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Buffalo, NY
One of 12 stackable dining room chairs by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller, manufactured in
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

SET 4 DSS Stacking Chairs, Charles & Ray Eames, Herman Miller, Orange Fiberglass
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Buffalo, NY
Great Set of 4 stackable dining room chairs by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller, cLASSIC mID
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

1950, Ray & Charles Eames for Herman Miller Set DSS Fiberglass Stacking Chairs
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Amsterdam IJMuiden, NL
of four dining chairs in pine green by Herman Miller. The chairs show traces of use like some
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Eames for Herman Miller Yellow Shell Chairs
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Original 1960s molded fiberglass shell chairs in yellow, designed by Charles and Ray Eames for
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Eames Herman Miller Mid-Century Shell Chair
By Herman Miller
Located in New York, NY
Eames for Herman Miller Mid-Century Modern shell chair, makers mark on bottom. Measurements
Category

Late 20th Century Side Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Eames for Herman Miller Navy Blue Shell Chairs on H Bases
By Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Original 1960s molded fiberglass shell chairs in Navy Blue, designed by Charles and Ray Eames for
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Six Stacking Chairs, Charles & Ray Eames, Herman Miller, Red Fiberglass, 1974.
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Hausmannstätten, AT
A set of six stackable dining room chairs by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller, manufactured in
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal, Chrome

18 DSS Stacking Chairs, Charles & Ray Eames, Herman Miller, Orange Fiberglass
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Hausmannstätten, AT
One of 18 stackable dining room chairs by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller, manufactured in
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Eames for Herman Miller Parchment DSS Shell Chairs
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. Gleaming shells are in original condition, each with a distinct
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Herman Miller Eames Dining Set
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful vintage Herman Miller Eames dining set. Featuring 48 inch diameter round dining table
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets

Materials

Steel

Herman Miller Eames Dining Set
Herman Miller Eames Dining Set
H 30 in W 48 in D 48 in
Herman Miller Eames Dining Set
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous and bright set of Herman Miller Eames dining chairs and table. All authentic Herman Miller
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets

Materials

Fiberglass, Laminate

Herman Miller Eames Dining Set
Herman Miller Eames Dining Set
H 30 in W 48 in D 48 in
Eames Molded Fiberglass Armchair for Herman Miller "Seafoam Green"'
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Centreville, VA
Eames Molded Fiberglass Armchair for Herman Miller "Seafoam Green"' Arguably one of the 20th
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Eames RAR Parchment Rocking Chair for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Parchment fiberglass RAR rocking chair by Charles and Ray Eames and manufactured by Herman Miller
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Metal

Vintage Eames Rocking Chair for Herman Miller, 1970s
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Leuven, Vlaams Gewest
Mid century rocking chair designed by Charles & Ray Eames and produced by Herman Miller
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Fiberglass

Herman Miller Fiberglass Chairs, Charles and Ray Eames, Olive Green, 1960's
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Round Rock, TX
A wonderful set of four fiberglass armchairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller
Category

Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

22 DSS Stacking Chairs, Charles & Ray Eames, Herman Miller, Red Fiberglass, 1974
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Hausmannstätten, AT
One of 22 stackable dining room chairs by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller, manufactured in
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome, Metal

Tandem Five-Shell Seating by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Buffalo, NY
Tandem Five-Shell (side scoops) Seating by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller,, Seldom seen
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

1985 Eames Herman Miller EC175 Upholstered Fiberglass Shell Chair Museum Quality
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Philadelphia, PA
, produced by Herman Miller. This is one of the more unique and later Eames designs, building upon the 1950's
Category

Vintage 1980s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

1959 Herman Miller Eames DAX Fiberglass Arm Shell Chair with Green Removable Pad
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a circa 1959 production Herman Miller Eames DAX dining / side chair with dark
Category

Vintage 1950s American Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Charles Eames for Herman Miller Early Pair of Dax Transitional Shell Chairs
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Chicago, IL
Excellent early example of a pair of Transitional Herman Miller Dax red/orange armshell chairs. All
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fiberglass

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Eames For Herman Miller Fiberglass For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal piece of eames for herman miller fiberglass for your home. Frequently made of fiberglass, plastic and metal, every item from our selection of eames for herman miller fiberglass was constructed with great care. Your living room may not be complete without a choice in our collection of eames for herman miller fiberglass — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right object in our assortment of eames for herman miller fiberglass, those designed in Mid-Century Modern styles are of considerable interest. Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames and Charles Eames each produced at least one beautiful option in this array of eames for herman miller fiberglass that is worth considering.

How Much is a Eames For Herman Miller Fiberglass?

Prices for a piece of eames for herman miller fiberglass can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $244 and can go as high as $14,000, while the average can fetch as much as $1,500.

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.

Materials: Plastic Furniture

Arguably the world’s most ubiquitous man-made material, plastic has impacted nearly every industry. In contemporary spaces, new and vintage plastic furniture is quite popular and its use pairs well with a range of design styles.

From the Italian lighting artisans at Fontana Arte to venturesome Scandinavian modernists such as Verner Panton, who created groundbreaking interiors as much as he did seating — see his revolutionary Panton chair — to contemporary multidisciplinary artists like Faye Toogood, furniture designers have been pushing the boundaries of plastic forever.

When The Graduate's Mr. McGuire proclaimed, “There’s a great future in plastics,” it was more than a laugh line. The iconic quote is an allusion both to society’s reliance on and its love affair with plastic. Before the material became an integral part of our lives — used in everything from clothing to storage to beauty and beyond — people relied on earthly elements for manufacturing, a process as time-consuming as it was costly.

Soon after American inventor John Wesley Hyatt created celluloid, which could mimic luxury products like tortoiseshell and ivory, production hit fever pitch, and the floodgates opened for others to explore plastic’s full potential. The material altered the history of design — mid-century modern legends Charles and Ray Eames, Joe Colombo and Eero Saarinen regularly experimented with plastics in the development of tables and chairs, and today plastic furnishings and decorative objects are seen as often indoors as they are outside.

Find vintage plastic lounge chairs, outdoor furniture, lighting and more on 1stDibs.

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.