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Color Wheel by Alexander Girard for Herman Miller Labeled
By Alexander Girard, Herman Miller
Located in New York, NY
Alexander Girard for Herman Miller Color Wheel. The ottoman is made from a fabric used by the
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2010s Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

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Aluminum

Forsyth Mushroom Pouf Ottoman in Maharam Checker by Alexander Girard
Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
This Forsyth Mushroom Pouf Ottoman was created and designed by the Forsyth design team. Each
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2010s American Ottomans and Poufs

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Fabric

Matched Pair Lounge Chairs/ Ottomans Maharam, Alexander Girard Stripe Fabric
By Edward Wormley, Drexel
Located in Buffalo, NY
Wonderful pair Lounge Chairs and matching ottoman's manufactured by Drexel attributed to Edward
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Eero Saarinen Womb Chair & Ottoman Medium in Alexander Girard Quatrefoil Fabric
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Seattle, WA
ordered Alexander Girard Quatrefoil Silver Fabric. The chair and ottoman is in excellent original
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Fiberglass

Maharam Pillow, Ottoman Stripe by Paul Smith
By Paul Smith, Maharam
Located in New York, NY
Maharam pillow Ottoman Stripe by Paul Smith 001 Brass Ottoman Stripe by Paul Smith brings new
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Pillows and Throws

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Wool, Nylon

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Edward Wormley Lounge Chairs for Dunbar
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Harvey Probber & Jack Lenor Larsen Happiness Sectional Sofa, Lacquer Red 1968
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Lunarys Center Table is an outstanding modern design piece. A key coffee table for a contemporary living room project seems to come directly from space. Made in travertine stone is p...
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Ceramic

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By George Nelson
Located in Tulsa, OK
rare tray table attachment. It also has the oversized ottoman that converts piece to a chaise longue
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Alexander Girard Unusual Ottoman for Herman Miller
By Alexander Girard
Located in Toronto, Ontario
An incredibly rare example of an ottoman from the short-lived series of furniture by Alexander
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

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Color Wheel Ottoman Designed by Alex Girard for Herman Miller
By Alexander Girard
Located in San Diego, CA
Reintroduced at the end of 2015, this bright and happy ottoman was designed by Alexander Girard for
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

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Alexander Girard lounge chairs and ottoman by Herman Miller
By Alexander Girard
Located in Highland, IN
In production for only a single year, the furniture designed by Alexander Girard is scarce. This
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Vintage 1960s American Lounge Chairs

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Eero Saarinen Womb Chair and Ottoman in Vintage Girard Fabric
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Houston, TX
Beautiful vintage Knoll womb chair and ottoman restored in Vintage Alexander Girard Fabric.
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Eero Saarinen Womb Chair and Ottoman Upholstered in Alexander Girard Fabric
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Highland, IN
Girard fabric which is a cross-weave of red and black giving it a deeper, richer tone rather than the
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Eero Saarinen Womb Chair and Ottoman
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Houston, TX
Eero Saarinen. Womb chair and ottoman upholstered in Alexander Girard fabric. Knoll. USA
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Eames Herman Miller Aluminium Group Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Miami, FL
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Eero Saarinen Womb Chair and Ottoman for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic modernist Womb chair and ottoman designed by Eero Saarinen manufactured by Knoll, original
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2nd Generation Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman in Brazilian Rosewood
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in San Diego, CA
Ottoman for Herman Miller. This chair was designed to be a refuge from the strains of modern living. This
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Eames Aluminum Group Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Highland, IN
The design of the Aluminum group chairs came from Girard's lament to Charles Eames that there was
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Located in CRÉTEIL, FR
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Brazilian Rosewood Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in San Diego, CA
Leather with Ottoman for Herman Miller. This beautiful highly- figured rosewood chair is in incredible
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Vintage Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman in Black Leather & Rosewood Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Topeka, KS
ottoman for Herman Miller. They are both in wonderful vintage condition with no outstanding flaws. The
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2nd Generation Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman in Rosewood, Circa 1960's
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in San Diego, CA
This 1960's Eames Lounge Chair in Rosewood and Ottoman for Herman Miller is a collector's item
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Eames 670 Lounge Chair 671 Ottoman Blue Leather Walnut Rosewood Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Topeka, KS
Fascinating vintage Eames 670 lounge chair and 671 ottoman in bright blue leather for Herman Miller
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman in Hunter Green and Rosewood, 2nd Generation circ
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in San Diego, CA
cushions make the deep rich rosewood pop. This is a stunner. This 1960's Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman in
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Eames for Herman Miller PKC-1 First Generation Swivel Side Chair, 1954
By Charles and Ray Eames, Alexander Girard, Herman Miller
Located in San Francisco, CA
finish and aluminum accents is much more associated with the early Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman, and
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Alexander Girard Colour Wheel Ottoman
By Alexander Girard
Located in Utrecht, NL
The colour wheel ottoman is a playful piece that was part of ‘The Girard Group’ furniture
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Eames 670/ 671 Lounge & Ottoman in Girard Checkered Fabric
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Highland, IN
graphic iteration, the chair is upholstered in checkered fabric designed by Alexander Girard
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Eames for Herman Miller Aluminum Group Lounger and Ottoman
By Alexander Girard, Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in San Francisco, CA
Girard fabric, a Black and Green counter weave hopsack . Ottoman is 21.50w x 21 x 18
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Modernist Ottoman after Alexander Girand
Located in Oakland, CA
Smartly designed foot stool with a cast aluminum base. Upholstered with Girard fabric
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CHARLES EAMES Aluminum Group Chair and Ottoman 1958
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This Eames loung and and ottoman is virtually a perfect example with an early tilt and swivel
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Original Coconut Lounge Chair and Ottoman by George Nelson for Herman Miller
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in Chicago, IL
All redone in a wonderful Maharam Alexander Girard Yellow Checkered Fabric. The steel shell is in
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Rare George Nelson Thin Edge Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in Hadley, MA
Early George Nelson Thin Edge lounge chair and ottoman. While documented, this is the only known
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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.