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Eames LCW (Lounge Chair Wood) for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Eames molded plywood LCW (lounge chair wood) designed in 1946 by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman
Category

Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bentwood, Plywood

Herman Miller Eames Wenge Wood Veneer DCM
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Extremely rare combination of wenge wood veneer and dark eggplant frame. No veneer chips. Special
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Herman Miller Eames RAR Rocking Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage Eames molded fiberglass shell in the fairest color of them all, Seafoam Green. Original top
Category

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

Materials

Fiberglass

Herman Miller Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Handsome classic Eames lounge chair and ottoman. Executed in rosewood and black leather. Cast
Category

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

Materials

Aluminum

Eames for Herman Miller Parchment DSS Shell Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
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

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

Charles Eames for Herman Miller Zebrawood DCM Chairs, Rare
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in St. Louis, MO
Charles Eames for Herman Miller Zebrawood DCM chairs, rare set. Zebrawood was used from 1954-1959
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

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

Eames DCM Dining Chair by Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Classic Eames DCM dining chair in black. Colored ash seat and back along with chrome frame. Self
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

Eames DCM Dining Chair by Herman Miller
Eames DCM Dining Chair by Herman Miller
H 30.25 in W 20 in D 21 in
Eames for Herman Miller Yellow Shell Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
stacking bases. Each shell is stamped with the Herman Miller emblem underneath. Priced per chair
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Eames for Herman Miller DSS Orange Fiberglass Shell Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
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 Navy Blue Shell Chairs on H Bases
By Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
stacking bases. Each shell is stamped with the Herman Miller emblem underneath. Priced per chair. Contact
Category

Vintage 1960s 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
Vintage Cognac Eames Lounge Chair by Herman Miller 1970s
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Aachen, NW
This rare lounge chair was designed by Charles & Ray Eames and were produced by Herman Miller in
Category

Vintage 1970s German Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Eames for Miller Manner Leather Arm Chair
By Herman Miller
Located in New York, NY
Charles Eames for Herman Miller manner cognac leather upholstered wood arm or desk chair on five
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

1952 Herman Miller Eames LCM Lounge Chair Metal Legs with Ebonized Wood Finish
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a vintage Herman Miller LCM (Lounge Chair Metal), designed by Ray and Charles
Category

Vintage 1950s American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

1963 Herman Miller Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman in Wood w/ Leather Upholstery
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Eames for Herman Miller in 1956. This set dates to 1963 and appears to have been a custom order, having
Category

Vintage 1960s American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

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
Category

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

Materials

Chrome

Eames for Herman Miller DSS Fire Engine Red Fiberglass Shell Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Buffalo, NY
Eames for Herman Miller. Seldom Seen Fire Engine Red shells are in original condition, each with a
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Herman Miller, circa 1950
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
restorations. One restoration was performed by Herman Miller in 1969, ensuring that the chair remained in
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

2019 Herman Miller Eames DSW Molded Wood Side Chair w/ Dowel Base in Black
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is an Eames DSW Side Chair, originally designed by Ray and Charles Eames for Herman Miller in
Category

2010s American Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Steel

Eames "Baby Rocker" RAR by Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Highland, IN
If an employee of Herman Miller were to have a child, they were given an Eames "RAR" rocking chair
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Zinc

Eames "Baby Rocker" RAR by Herman Miller
Eames "Baby Rocker" RAR by Herman Miller
H 27 in W 25.5 in D 25.5 in
Pkw-2 Pivoting K-Wire Wood Base Side Chair, Eames Herman Miller, Bikini, Seng
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
eames‘ chairs are so common and widespread today that you’ve actually seen them far too often. but
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of C. 1953 Herman Miller Eames LCW Lounge Chair Wood Refinished Red Aniline
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Philadelphia, PA
"Listed for sale is an original pair of circa 1953 production Eames LCW (Lounge Chair Wood) chairs
Category

Vintage 1950s American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wood

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

Restored Herman Miller Eames Lounge Chair with Custom Blue Leather
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A restored vintage signed and authentic Herman Miller Eames lounge chair and ottoman in rose wood
Category

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

Materials

Leather

Pair of Early Walnut Eames DCWs Dining Chair Wood for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous pair of early Eames DCW dining chairs in walnut. An ergonomic dining chair that is
Category

20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

1st Generation LCM Chairs by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Chicago, IL
first generation Eames LCM lounge chairs. Tagged.
Category

Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

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

Set of Four Charles and Ray Eames DKW-1 Chairs for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Early set of four wire frame chairs by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. The chairs feature
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

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 Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
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

Restored Herman Miller Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman with Custom New Cushions
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Incredibly vibrant and elegant edition of the classic Herman Miller Eames lounge chair and ottoman
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Pair of Charles Eames for Herman Miller DCM Chairs, 2004
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Pair of Charles Eames for Herman Miller DCM Chairs, 2004. Very nice pair of Charles Eames for
Category

Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Ash

Herman Miller Eames Chair and Ottoman
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Pasadena, TX
This is the iconic Eames chair by Herman Miller. It was designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1956
Category

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

Materials

Metal

Herman Miller Eames Chair and Ottoman
Herman Miller Eames Chair and Ottoman
H 32 in W 27.5 in D 31.5 in
1952 Herman Miller Eames LCM Lounge Chair in Walnut and Steel
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Philadelphia, PA
by Charles and Ray Eames in 1946. This particular piece was produced by Herman Miller in the USA in
Category

Vintage 1950s American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Signed 1950s Herman Miller Eames DCM Dining Chair in Ash
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful early Herman Miller production DCM in Ash. In original unrestored condition. Signed and
Category

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

Materials

Steel

C. 1953 Herman Miller Eames LCW Lounge Chair in Calico Ash
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Herman Miller example featuring the 5-2-4 screw pattern, dating it to ca. 1953. The chair is composed of
Category

Vintage 1950s American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Eames Lounge Chair with Ottoman for Herman Miller, United States, 1957
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Antwerp, BE
Eames lounge chair with ottoman, designed by the iconic duo Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller
Category

Antique 1850s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

1956 Herman Miller Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman in Leather & Brazilian Rosewood
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is an original Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman, models 670 and 671, initially designed by
Category

Vintage 1950s American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Rare Early Set of Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller Chairs in Zebrawood
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in East Hampton, NY
A set of 4 of beautifully grained early DCM chairs by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller in a
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

1959 Mid Century RAR Gray Rocking Chair by Eames for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Detroit, MI
Eames for Herman Miller in 1950 and launched as one of the original 5 base options for the new
Category

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

Materials

Metal

Mid Century Eames Herman Miller Dsw Dining Chairs In Elephant Hide Grey, 1950s
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Leamington Spa, GB
to the shape of the human body. The Eames Plastic Chair DSW (Dining Height Side Chair Wood Base) was
Category

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

Materials

Fiberglass, Walnut

1953 Herman Miller Eames RAR Rocking Fiberglass Arm Chair w/ Shock Mounts
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a ‘RAR’ Rocking Chair, designed by Charles & Ray Eames in 1950. This particular chair
Category

Vintage 1950s American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Charles & Ray Eames LCW White Ash Lounge Chair for Herman Miller
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Herman Miller USA. The veneer and chair is in very good / excellent as new condition with minimal signs
Category

Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Rubber, Plywood

Charles and Ray Eames Walnut LCM Lounge Chair by Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Highland, IN
The LCM is our favorite of the Eames plywood chair designs. The metal frame gives an overall visual
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Original Vintage Charles & Ray Eames RAR Rocking Chair for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Los Angeles, CA
. • Wood’s Second Chance: We believe in second chances, even for wood. Our chemical treatments refine the
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Iron

Mid Century DCW Red Plywood Chair by by Eames for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Detroit, MI
This authentic molded plywood DCW (Dining Chair Wood Base) dining chair by Charles and Ray Eames
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Ash, Plywood

MCM Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller Aluminum Group High Back Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Topeka, KS
Eames for Herman Miller Aluminum Group high back chair!!! Except maybe a purple one!! Aubergine Eggplant
Category

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

Materials

Aluminum

Set of Four Eames Herman Miller Chrome Frame Calico Ash DCM chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Ferndale, MI
Set of four Eames for Herman Miller DCM chairs . Calico Ash grain laminate wood on chrome steel
Category

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

Materials

Chrome

2016 Herman Miller Eames Red DSW Side Dining Chairs w/ Walnut Dowel Bases
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Philadelphia, PA
These are Eames DSW Side Chairs, initially designed by Ray and Charles Eames for Herman Miller in
Category

2010s American Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Steel

2016 Herman Miller Eames Green Upholstered DSW Side Chair with Walnut Dowel Base
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is an Eames DSW Side Chair, initially designed by Ray and Charles Eames for Herman Miller in
Category

2010s American Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Steel

2018 Herman Miller Eames Dark Blue Upholstered DSW Side Chair w/ Dowel Base
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is an Eames DSW Side Chair, initially designed by Ray and Charles Eames for Herman Miller in
Category

2010s American Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Steel

1st Generation Eames RKR Wire Mesh Rocker by Herman Miller 1951
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Detroit, MI
Charles and Ray Eames designed their fiberglass and wire chairs to be fitted with a wide variety of
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Pair of 2018 Blue Upholstered Herman Miller Eames DSW Side Chairs w/ Dowel Bases
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a pair of Eames DSW Side Chairs, initially designed by Ray and Charles Eames for Herman
Category

2010s American Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Steel

1947 Rare Eames Evans Herman Miller DCW Dining Chair in Calico Ash & Fabric
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a mega rare upholstered Eames DCW dining chair, dating to circa 1947. It has the 5-2-5
Category

Vintage 1940s American Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Fabric

1952 Rare Herman Miller Eames DCW Dining Chair in Walnut w/ Leather Upholstery
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Philadelphia, PA
original and wood is walnut. It should be noted that upholstered Eames plywood chairs are generally coveted
Category

Vintage 1950s American Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Foam, Walnut, Leather

Pair of 2004 Eames for Herman Miller DCM Dining Chairs in Ebonized Oak
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a pair of DCM Dining Chairs in Ebonized Oak, initially designed by Charles and Ray Eames in
Category

Early 2000s American Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Early LCW Lounge Chair in Birch by Charles & Ray Eames, Herman Miller, 1950s
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Vorst, BE
An early LCW (Lounge Chair Wood) in Birch. Produced by Herman Miller between 1952 and 1958 (the
Category

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

Materials

Plywood, Birch

Set of Two '2' Herman Miller LCW Lounge Chairs by Charles & Ray Eames, USA
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Deland, FL
and Ray Eames for Herman Miller has been reimaged in matte black; offered for your consideration as a
Category

1990s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Walnut

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Eames Wood Chair Herman Miller For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal eames wood chair herman miller for your home. Each eames wood chair herman miller for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, metal and plastic. There are many kinds of the eames wood chair herman miller you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A eames wood chair herman miller, designed in the Mid-Century Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Many designers have produced at least one well-made eames wood chair herman miller over the years, but those crafted by Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames and Charles Eames are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Eames Wood Chair Herman Miller?

The average selling price for a eames wood chair herman miller at 1stDibs is $2,800, while they’re typically $550 on the low end and $14,500 for the highest priced.

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.