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Fritz Hansen Large Club Chair Model 1518 Danish Midcentury
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Sublime large scale club chair model 1518 by Fritz Hansen manufactured sometime in the 1940's. The model 1518 is a well-known and sought after Fritz Hansen design which was first see...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wool, Beech

Fritz Hansen Lounge Chair, Lambskin, Model 1518, Denmark, 1940s
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Fritz Hansen lounge chair new upholstered with lambskin. Legs of stained beech. Made by Fritz Hansen, model 1518.
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Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Lambskin, Beech

Danish Midcentury Large Scale Club Chair Model 1518b Low Back by Fritz Hansen
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Classic Danish large-scale club or lounge chair model 1518b by Fritz Hansen made in the large 1930-early 1940s. The model 1518b has a lower backrest and higher armrests than the stan...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

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Wool, Beech

Danish Midcentury Large Scale Club or Lounge Chair Model 1518 by Fritz Hansen
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Classic Danish large-scale club or lounge chair model 1518 by Fritz Hansen made in the large 1930-early 1940s. Super comfortable with coil springs in both backrest and seat cushion. ...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

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Wool, Beech

Danish Midcentury Large Scale Club or Lounge Chair Model 1518 by Fritz Hansen
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Classic Danish large-scale club or lounge chair model 1518 by Fritz Hansen made in the late 1930 or early 1940s. The model 1518 was first seen in Fritz Hansen's 1942 catalog. Super c...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

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Wool, Beech

Fritz Hansen of Denmark Lounge Chair Model 1518b from the 1940s in Lambs Wool
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Søborg, DK
Classic Fritz Hansen lounge chair model 1518B in lamps wool from the 1940s. Recently reupholstered in Denmark in a beautiful white lamps wool skin. Stunning piece of furniture fr...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wool

Fritz Hansen, Lounge Chair Lambwool, 1940s, Model 1518B
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Fritz Hansen, lounge chair new upholstered with lambwool. Legs of solid beech. Model 1518B, made by Fritz Hansen in the 1940s.
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Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Sheepskin

Fritz Hansen, Lounge Chair Lambwool, 1940s, Model 1518B
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Fritz Hansen, lounge chair new upholstered with lambwool. Legs of solid beech. Model 1518B, made by Fritz Hansen in the 1940s.
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Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Sheepskin

Fritz Hansen, Lounge Chair Lambwool, 1940s, Model 1518B
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Fritz Hansen, lounge chair new upholstered with lambswool. Legs of solid beech. Made by Fritz Hansen in the 1940s.
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Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Sheepskin

Fritz Hansen Model 1518 Large Size Club Chair in Lambswool, Denmark, 1940s
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Sublime large scale model 1518 lounge club chair made by Fritz Hansen in the late 1930s or early 1940's. This model came in two heights - this being the low back model which is quite...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Lambskin, Beech

Danish 1940s Large Club Chair in the Style of Fritz Hansen Model 1518
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Sublime large scale Danish club or lounge chair made in the late 1930s. The chair is almost identical to Fritz Hansen's model 1518, however, this chair has Art Deco style legs where ...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

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Mohair, Beech

Fritz Hansen, LoungeChair Lambwool, 1940s, Model 1518B
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Fritz Hansen, lounge chair new upholstered with lambwool. Legs of solid beech. Model 1518B, made by Fritz Hansen in the 1940s.
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Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Sheepskin

Fritz Hansen Large Club Chair Model 1518 Variant Danish Midcentury
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Sublime large scale club chair which appears to be a variant of Fritz Hansen's model 1518 large club chairs. The model 1518 is a well-known and sought after Fritz Hansen design which...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Mohair, Beech

Pair of 1940's Fritz Hansen Low Model 1518 Lounge Chairs
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Pair of sublime large scale club chairs Fritz Hansen's famous model 1518b (low back) and likely made in the early 1940s. The chairs are unmarked. Spring coils in the backrest and the...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Mohair, Beech

Fritz Hansen Attributed Large Club Chair Model 1518 Variant Danish Midcentury
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Sublime large scale club chair which appears to be a taller variant of Fritz Hansen's model 1518. The model 1518 is a well-known and sought after Fritz Hansen design which normally h...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Mohair, Beech

Fritz Hansen Model 1518 Large Size Club Chair in Lambswool, Denmark, 1940s
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Sublime large scale model 1518 lounge club chairs made by Fritz Hansen in the late 1930s or early 1940s. This model came in two heights - this being the low back model which is quite...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool, Beech

Fritz Hansen Model 1518 Large Size Club Chair in Lambswool, Denmark 1940s
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Sublime large scale model 1518 lounge club chairs made by Fritz Hansen in the late 1930s or early 1940's. This model came in two heights - this being the low back model which is quit...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Lambskin, Beech

Fritz Hansen Model 1518 Large Size Club Chair in Lambswool, Denmark, 1940s
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Sublime large scale model 1518 lounge club chair made by Fritz Hansen in the late 1930s or early 1940s. This model came in two heights - this being the low back model which is quite ...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Beech, Lambskin

Fritz Hansen Model 1518 Large Size Club Chair in Lambswool, Denmark, 1940s
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Sublime large scale model 1518 lounge club chairs made by Fritz Hansen in the late 1930s or early 1940s. The dramatic proportions are low and wide. Superbly comfortable the chair has...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Lambskin, Beech

Fritz Hansen Model 1518 Large Size Club Chair in Lambswool, Denmark, 1940s
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Sublime large scale model 1518 lounge club chairs made by Fritz Hansen in the late 1930s or early 1940s. This model came in two heights - this being the low back model which is quite...
Category

Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool, Beech

Fritz Hansen Model 1518 Large Size Club Chair in Lambswool, Denmark, 1940s
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
This chair is currently in transit from Denmark and will be available on or around October 1st, 2020. Sublime large scale model 1518 lounge club chairs made by Fritz Hansen in the...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Beech, Wool

Fritz Hansen Model 1518 Large Size Club Chair in Lambswool, Denmark, 1940s
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Sublime large scale model 1518 lounge club chairs made by Fritz Hansen in the late 1930s or early 1940s. This model came in two heights - this being the low back model which is quite...
Category

Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Lambskin, Beech

Fritz Hansen Model 1518 Large Size Club Chair in Lambswool, Denmark, 1940s
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Sublime large scale model 1518 lounge club chairs made by Fritz Hansen in the late 1930s or early 1940s. This model came in two heights - this being the low back model which is quite...
Category

Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool, Beech

Danish Midcentury Large Scale Club Chair Model 1518b Low Back by Fritz Hansen
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Classic Danish large-scale club or lounge chair model 1518b by Fritz Hansen made in the large 1930-early 1940s. The model 1518b has a lower backrest and higher armrests than the stan...
Category

Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Beech, Wool

Danish Midcentury Large Scale Club or Lounge Chair Model 1518 by Fritz Hansen
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Classic Danish large-scale club or lounge chair model 1518 by Fritz Hansen made in the large 1930-early 1940s. Super comfortable with coil springs in both backrest and seat cushion. ...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Wool, Beech

Fritz Hansen Model 1518 Large Size Club Chair in Ivory Lambswool, Denmark, 1940s
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Sublime large scale model 1518 lounge club chairs made by Fritz Hansen in the late 1930s or early 1940s. This model came in two heights - this being the low back model which is quite...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool, Beech

Pair of Danish Fritz Hansen Model 1518 Large Size Club Chair in Lambswool, 1940s
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
These chairs are being re-upholstered (photos are of an identical pair formerly sold) and will be available mid-January. Pair of sublime large scale pair of model 1518 lounge club ...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool, Beech

Pair of Danish Fritz Hansen Model 1518 Large Size Club Chair in Lambswool, 1940s
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Pair of sublime large scale pair of model 1518 lounge club chairs made by Fritz Hansen in the late 1930s or early 1940s. This model came in two heights - this being the low back mode...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Lambskin, Beech

Pair of Danish Fritz Hansen Model 1518 Large Size Club Chair in Lambswool, 1940s
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Pair of sublime large scale pair of model 1518 lounge club chairs made by Fritz Hansen in the late 1930s or early 1940s. This model came in two heights - this being the low back mode...
Category

Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool, Beech

Pair of Danish Fritz Hansen Model 1518 Large Size Club Chair in Lambswool, 1940s
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Pair of sublime large scale pair of model 1518 lounge club chairs made by Fritz Hansen in the late 1930s or early 1940s. This model came in two heights - this being the low back mode...
Category

Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Beech, Wool

Pair of Danish Fritz Hansen Model 1518 Large Size Club Chairs in Lambswool 1940s
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Pair of sublime large scale pair of model 1518 lounge club chairs made by Fritz Hansen in the late 1930s or early 1940s. This model came in two heights - this being the low back mode...
Category

Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool, Beech

Classic Danish Large-Scale Club or Lounge Chair Model 1518 by Fritz Hansen Made
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Classic Danish large-scale club or lounge chair in the style of model 1518 by Fritz Hansen made in the late 1930-early 1940s. Super comfortable with coil springs in both backrest and...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Mohair, Beech

Pair of Danish Fritz Hansen Model 1518 Large Size Club Chair in Lambswool, 1940s
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Pair of sublime large scale pair of model 1518 lounge club chairs made by Fritz Hansen in the late 1930s or early 1940s. This model came in two heights - this being the low back mode...
Category

Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Lambskin, Beech

Pair of Danish 1940s Large Club Chairs in the Style of Fritz Hansen Model 1518
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Pair of sublime large scale Danish club or lounge chair made in the late 1930s. The chair is almost identical to Fritz Hansen's model 1518 but differs by having art deco style legs w...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Mohair, Beech

Fritz Hansen Model 1518 Large Size Club Chair in Lambswool, Denmark, 1940s
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Sublime large scale model 1518 lounge club chairs made by Fritz Hansen in the late 1930s or early 1940s. This model came in two heights - this being the low back model which is quite...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool, Beech

Danish Midcentury Modern Fritz Hansen Model 1518 Large Club Chair in Red Velvet
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Pau, FR
A beautiful statement piece, a very comfortable and large lounge or club chair (model 1518) designed by Fritz Hansen in the late 1930s, early 1940s. The chair is equipped with coil s...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Beech, Mohair

Fritz Hansen 1518 For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal fritz hansen 1518 for your home. Each fritz hansen 1518 for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using beech, hardwood and wood. Your living room may not be complete without a fritz hansen 1518 — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. Each fritz hansen 1518 bearing Mid-Century Modern or Scandinavian Modern hallmarks is very popular.

How Much is a Fritz Hansen 1518?

A fritz hansen 1518 can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $6,500, while the lowest priced sells for $3,300 and the highest can go for as much as $3,500,000.

Fritz Hansen Biography and Important Works

When the Copenhagen-based furniture maker Fritz Hansen opened for business more than 140 years ago, the company — which today styles itself The Republic of Fritz Hansen — adhered to the traditional, time-honored Danish values of craftsmanship in woodworking and joinery. Yet thanks to the postwar innovations of Arne Jacobsen and others, Fritz Hansen would become the country’s leader in Scandinavian modern design using new, forward-looking materials and methods.

Fritz Hansen started his company in 1872, specializing in the manufacture of small furniture parts. In 1915, the firm became the first in Denmark to make chairs using steam-bent wood (a technique most familiar from birch used in the ubiquitous café chairs by Austrian maker Thonet). At the time, Fritz Hansen was best known for seating that featured curved legs and curlicue splats and referenced 18th-century Chippendale designs.

In the next few decades, the company promoted simple, plain chairs with slatted backs and cane or rush seats designed by such proto-modernist masters as Kaare Klint and Søren Hansen. Still, the most aesthetically striking piece Fritz Hansen produced in the first half of the 20th century was arguably the China chair of 1944 by Hans Wegner — and that piece, with its yoke-shaped bentwood back- and armrest, was based on seating manufactured in China during the Ming dynasty. (Wegner was moved by portraits he’d seen of Danish merchants in the Chinese chairs.) 

Everything changed in 1952 with Arne Jacobsen’s Ant chair. The collaboration between the architect and Fritz Hansen officially originated in 1934 — that year, Jacobsen created his inaugural piece for the manufacturer, the solid beechwood Bellevue chair for a restaurant commission. The Ant chair, however, was the breakthrough.

With assistance from his then-apprentice Verner Panton, Jacobsen designed the Ant chair for the cafeteria of a Danish healthcare company called Novo Nordisk. The chair was composed of a seat and backrest formed from a single piece of molded plywood attached, in its original iteration, to three tubular metal legs. Its silhouette suggests the shape of the insect’s body, and the lightweight, stackable chair and its biomorphic form became an international hit.

Jacobsen followed with more plywood successes, such as the Grand Prix chair of 1957. The following year he designed the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen and its furnishings, including the Egg chair and the Swan chair. Those two upholstered pieces, with their lush, organic frames made of fiberglass-reinforced polyurethane, have become the two chairs most emblematic of mid-20th-century cool. Moreover, the Egg and Swan led Fritz Hansen to fully embrace new man-made materials, like foam, plastic and steel wire used to realize the avant-garde creations of later generations of designers with whom the firm collaborated, such as Piet Hein, Jørn Utzon (the architect of the Sydney Opera House) and Verner Panton. If the Fritz Hansen of 1872 would not now recognize his company, today’s connoisseurs certainly do.

Find a collection of vintage Fritz Hansen tables, lounge chairs, sofas 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 American 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.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s 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, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used 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 influence 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.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century 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, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right Lounge Chairs for You

While this specific seating is known to all for its comfort and familiar form, the history of how your favorite antique, new or vintage lounge chair came to be is slightly more ambiguous.

Although there are rare armchairs dating back as far as the 17th century, some believe that origins of the first official “lounge chair” are tied to Hungarian modernist designer-architect Marcel Breuer. Sure, Breuer wasn’t exactly reinventing the wheel when he introduced the Wassily lounge chair in 1925, but his recliner was indeed revolutionary for its integration of bent tubular steel.

Officially, a lounge chair is simply defined as a “comfortable armchair,” which allows for the shape and material of the furnishings to be extremely diverse. Whether or not chaise longues make the cut for this category is a matter of frequent debate.

The Eames lounge chair, on the other hand, has come to define somewhat of a universal perception of what a lounge chair can be. Introduced in 1956, the Eames lounge (and its partner in cozy, the ottoman) quickly became staples in television shows, prestigious office buildings and sumptuous living rooms. Venerable American mid-century modern designers Charles and Ray Eames intended for it to be the peak of luxury, which they knew meant taking furniture to the next level of style and comfort. Their chair inspired many modern interpretations of the lounge — as well as numerous copies.

On 1stDibs, find a broad range of authentic lounge chairs that includes everything from antique Victorian-era seating to vintage mid-century modern lounge chairs by craftsmen such as Hans Wegner to contemporary choices from today’s innovative designers.