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Eero Saarinen Executive Armless Chair for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Eero Saarinen executive armless chair for Knoll. Inspired by his Womb chair design, the molded
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Mid-20th Century North American Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wool

2014 Knoll Studio Eero Saarinen Executive Armless Side Chairs White
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a fantastic set of (sold separately) Eero Saarinen Executive Armless chairs with
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2010s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

2008 Eero Saarinen for Knoll Armless Executive Side / Dining Chairs
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
chair) Eero Saarinen for Knoll armless executive chair with tubular steel legs. The chairs are fully
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Early 2000s American Modern Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

Armless Executive Chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Chicago, IL
c. 1983. Upholstered in dark green wool. On vaster, height adjustable and swivels.
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Wool

2021 Eero Saarinen for Knoll Armless Executive Dining Chair Blue Mohair Velvet
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a single 2021 production Eero Saarinen for Knoll armless executive side / dining
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2010s American Modern Chairs

Materials

Velvet

Vintage Boho Saarinen for Knoll Executive Armless Boucle Chair
By Eero Saarinen
Located in west palm beach, FL
A fabulous vintage Boho armless chair. Designed by the MCM icon Saarinen for Knoll and tagged below
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Upholstery, Wood

2018 Eero Saarinen for Knoll Armless Executive Chairs in Star Struck Red Fabric
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
chair) Eero Saarinen for Knoll armless executive chair with tubular steel legs, produced circa 2018. The
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2010s American Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Saarinen Executive Armless Chair in Emerald Velvet, Gold Edition
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Wilton, CT
Edited by Montage, 100% authentic Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Armless Chairs completely
Category

Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Steel

1963 Pair of Eero Saarinen for Knoll Red Vinyl Armless Executive Dining Chairs
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a pair of armless executive dining / side chairs, designed by Eero Saarinen and
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Vintage 1960s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

Saarinen Executive Armless Chair in Gray Fabric, Chrome Tubular Legs
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Wilton, CT
100% authentic Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Armless Chair recently reupholstered. Featuring
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Vintage 1980s North American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Knoll Red Executive Armless Chairs - Set of 12
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Stunning authentic mid-century modern set of twelve Saarinen executive armless chairs by Knoll. One
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Ch...

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen for Knoll Red Executive Armless Chairs - a Pair
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Stunning authentic mid-century modern pair of Saarinen executive armless chairs by Knoll. One of
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Ch...

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Armless Chairs - Set of 8
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Stunning authentic mid-century modern set of eight Saarinen executive armless chairs by Knoll. One
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Ch...

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Armless Chairs - Set of 12
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Stunning authentic mid-century modern set of twelve Saarinen executive armless chairs by Knoll. One
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Ch...

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Armless Chairs, Set of 4
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Stunning authentic Mid-Century Modern set of four Saarinen executive armless chairs by Knoll. One
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Saarinen Executive Armless Chair in Fire Red Fabric, Chrome Tubular Legs
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Wilton, CT
100% authentic, pre-owned Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Armless Chair in its original Fire Red
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Vintage 1980s North American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen for Knoll Red Executive Armless Chairs Set of 6
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Stunning authentic mid-century modern set of six Saarinen executive armless chairs by Knoll. One of
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Ch...

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen for Knoll Red Executive Armless Chairs Set of 4
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Stunning authentic mid-century modern set of four Saarinen executive armless chairs by Knoll. One
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Black Eero Saarinen Series 71 Armless Chair for Knoll International
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Aramits, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Original Eero Saarinen executive armless side or dining chair in black wool fabric with chrome legs
Category

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

Materials

Chrome

Saarinen Executive Armless Chairs in Navy Velvet, Obsidian Matte
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Wilton, CT
We have been restoring Saarinen Executive Chairs for years in every fabric one can imagine, right
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

1999 Knoll Saarinen Armless Executive Side / Dining Chair in Green Fabric
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a Saarinen Executive Armless Side Chair, Model 72C, designed in 1950 by Eero Saarinen and
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1990s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

Saarinen Executive Armless Chairs in Velvet, Chrome Tubular Legs, Set of 12
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Wilton, CT
The next generation of Eero Saarinen's famed executive chairs have arrived, 100% authentic Eero
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

2003 Knoll Saarinen Armless Executive Side Chair in Bordeaux Fabric, Model 72C
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a Saarinen Executive Armless Side Chair, Model 72C, designed in 1950 by Eero Saarinen and
Category

Early 2000s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

Saarinen Executive Armless Chairs in Emerald Velvet, Gold Edition, Set of 6
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Wilton, CT
The next generation of Eero Saarinen's famed executive chairs have arrived, 100% authentic Eero
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

Saarinen Executive Armless Chairs in Noir Velvet, Gold Edition, Set of 6
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Wilton, CT
The next generation of Eero Saarinen's famed executive chairs have arrived, 100% authentic Eero
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

Saarinen Executive Armless Chair in Emerald Green Velvet, Vintage Swivel Base
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Wilton, CT
We've been restoring Saarinen executive chairs for years in every fabric one can imagine, right in
Category

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

Materials

Steel

Saarinen Executive Armless Chair in Royal Blue Velvet, Vintage Swivel Base
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Wilton, CT
We've been restoring Saarinen executive chairs for years in every fabric one can imagine, right in
Category

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

Materials

Steel

Saarinen Executive Armless Chair in Leather and Suede, Vintage Swivel Base
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Wilton, CT
Montage has been restoring Saarinen Executive Chairs for years in every fabric one can imagine
Category

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

Materials

Steel

2000s Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Side Chair in Blue Fabric, Model 72
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a Saarinen Armless Executive Chair, model 72, designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
Category

Early 2000s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Plastic, Foam, Plywood

Eero Saarinen for Knoll Mid Century Bentwood Executive Dining Chairs, Set of 6
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Countryside, IL
Eero Saarinen for Knoll Mid Century Bentwood Executive Dining Chairs - Set of 6 Each armless
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Bentwood

1974 Eero Saarinen for Knoll Rolling Executive Office Chairs Original Tan Fabric
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Saarinen rolling executive armless office chair. These are gorgeous and original examples, which are dated
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

1971 Set of 4 Eero Saarinen for Knoll Side Chairs w/ Edelman Leather Upholstery
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a set of four Saarinen armless executive side chairs on pedestal bases, originally designed
Category

Vintage 1970s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

Knoll Designed Comfortable Cognac Leather Dining-Room/Office Chairs
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Antwerp, BE
Set of four executive armless chairs by Eero Saarinen for Knoll International. Chairs has a label
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Vintage 1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Saarinen Executive Armless Chairs
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Mid-Century Classic Eero Saarinen executive armless chairs, manufactured by Knoll Furniture
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

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H 32 in W 21.5 in D 20 in
Executive Armless Chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll/Wohnbedarf
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Lugano, CH
An early armless chair, produced in Switzerland for Knoll International.   
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Vintage 1950s European Chairs

Materials

Base Metal

Eero Saarinen Executive Armless Chair for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Eero Saarinen executive armless chair for Knoll. Inspired by his Womb chair design, the molded
Category

20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Saarinen for Knoll Executive Armless Chairs in Original Knoll Fire-Red, Pair
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Wilton, CT
Mid-Century Classic Eero Saarinen executive armless chairs, manufactured by Knoll Furniture. These
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel, Chrome

Set of 4 Eero Saarinen Armless Executive Chairs, USA, 1970
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Miami, FL
Set of armless executive chairs by Saarinen.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Pair Saarinen Executive Armless Chairs
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Norwalk, CT
Executive armless chairs.
Category

Vintage 1950s Chairs

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H 31.5 in W 22.5 in D 20.5 in
Eero Saarinen 72U Executive Upholstered Armless Desk Chair for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A executive armless upholstered desk chair with nice curved back and supportive bottom seat cushion
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Eight Blue Eero Saarinen Armless Executive Chairs by Knoll International, 1960s
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Vienna, AT
Up to eight identical Armless Executive chairs from the early 1960s, designed by Eero Saarinen
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Knoll Upholstered Executive Chairs by Eero Saarinen
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A pair of executive armless chairs upholstered in a blended reddish lime weave with satin black
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Set of (6) Saarinen Executive Armless Chairs
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Culver City, CA
Series 71 Side chairs in original ivory leather, with steel chromed legs. Designed by Eero Saarinen
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Steel

Saarinen Executive Armless Chairs in Dove Luxe Suede by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Wilton, CT
We have been restoring Saarinen executive chairs for years in every fabric one can imagine, right
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Ch...

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Armless Executive Chairs with Wood Base by Eero Saarinen for Knoll Associates
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Chicago, IL
c. 1960s. Price is for the set. Contact us if you’d like to purchase a single item. Original fabric, bentwood leg construction.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Bentwood

Saarinen for Knoll Executive Armless/ Dining Chairs
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Set of 8 Eero Saarinen Armless Dining Chairs for Knoll. This set dates to 2009. Black velvet
Category

Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Eero Saarinen Executive Side Chair Chrome Legs
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern, armless side chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll features chrome legs with
Category

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

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Eero Saarinen #71 Armless Side Chairs by Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Hudson, NY
Saarinen executive #71 side chairs in original orange upholstery.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Eero Saarinen Executive Chairs in Zebra Hide, Pair
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
"Featured in nearly all Florence Knoll-designed interiors, the Saarinen Executive chair has
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Zebra Hide, Walnut

Eero Saarinen Executive or Dining Chair for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An iconic design from 1950 by Eero Saarinen for Knoll. This example is the armless version with
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Naugahyde, Oak

Model 71 Executive Chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Saint Paul, MN
An armed version of the Model 70 armless chair was introduced in 1950 and dubbed the Model 71. In
Category

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

Materials

Metal

Saarinen Executive Armless Chair Bentwood Leg, Original Knoll Fabric, c. 1960s
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Deland, FL
Arguably one of the most iconic office chairs of all time, the Saarinen Executive chair has
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Set of Ten Saarinen for Knoll Executive/ Dining Chairs, Wood Legs
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Large set of Saarinen wood legged dining chairs, nine armless and one armed chair. Price includes
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Set of 6 Eero Saarinen Dining Chairs for Knoll International
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Set of 6 Iconic executive armless chairs by Eero Saarinen for Knoll International, early edition
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

Vintage Knoll Saarinen Desk Swivel Chair Upholstered in White Faux Shearling
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Wilton, CT
to come. We’ve restored this 1950s vintage Eero Saarinen Armless Swivel Chair with Faux Shearling
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Saarinen Executive Armchair, Vintage Knoll, in new Italian Floral Fabric
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Wilton, CT
Saarinen Executive Arm and Armless chairs and offers both versions on vintage stainless steel caster bases
Category

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

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Saarinen Executive Armless Chairs in Navy Velvet, Set of Six
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Wilton, CT
Mid-Century classic Eero Saarinen executive armless chairs, manufactured by Knoll Furniture. These
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome, Steel

Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Armless Chairs Blue Velvet
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Culver City, CA
One of Knoll's most popular designs for the past 70 years, Eero Saarinen's executive armchair is
Category

Early 2000s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Eight Blue Eero Saarinen Armless Executive Chairs by Knoll International, 1960s
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Vienna, AT
Eight identical Armless Executive chairs from the early 1960s, designed by Eero Saarinen, executed
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Eero Saarinen Armless Executive Chair for Knoll Associates Model 72 Red Vinyl
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Chicago, IL
This Eero Saarinen armless executive desk chair, side chair, or dining chair for Knoll Associates
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

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Eero Saarinen Executive Armless Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the eero saarinen executive armless chair you’re looking for. Frequently made of fabric, metal and upholstery, every eero saarinen executive armless chair was constructed with great care. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect eero saarinen executive armless chair — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. Each eero saarinen executive armless chair bearing mid-century modern hallmarks is very popular.

How Much is a Eero Saarinen Executive Armless Chair?

Prices for a eero saarinen executive armless chair start at $1,204 and top out at $11,400 with the average selling for $2,800.

Eero Saarinen for sale on 1stDibs

Through his work as an architect and designer, Eero Saarinen was a prime mover in the introduction of modernism into the American mainstream. Particularly affecting were the organic, curvilinear forms seen in Saarinen’s furniture and his best-known structures: the gull-winged TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy airport in New York (opened 1962), Dulles International Airport in Virginia (1962) and the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri (1965).

Saarinen had a peerless modernist pedigree. His father, Eliel Saarinen, was an eminent Finnish architect who in 1932 became the first head of the Cranbrook Academy of Art in suburban Detroit. The school became synonymous with progressive design and decorative arts in the United States, and while studying there the younger Saarinen met and befriended several luminaries of mid-century modernism, among them Harry Bertoia and Charles and Ray Eames.

At Cranbrook, Saarinen also met Florence Schust Knoll, who, as director of her husband Hans Knoll's eponymous furniture company, would put Saarinen’s best designs into production. These include the Grasshopper chair, designed in 1946 and so named because its angled bentwood frame resembles the insect; the Tulip chair (1957), a flower-shaped fiberglass shell mounted on a cast-aluminum pedestal; and the lushly contoured Womb lounge chair and ottoman (1948). In his furniture as in his architecture, the keynotes of Eero Saarinen’s designs are simplicity, strength and grace.

Find vintage Eero Saarinen tables, chairs and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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 legendary 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.

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.