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Pair of Briance Chairs by Bourgeois Boheme Atelier
By Bourgeois Boheme Atelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
These elegant chairs have cast brass legs and a distinctive curved back. The chairs are very comfortable, perfect in size and are ideal as small-scale side chairs. The beauty of the ...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of Vintage Chrome Side Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in North York, ON
Pair of Vintage Chrome Side Chairs. Slick and unpretentious in the trademark Milo Baughman way, this set of two armchairs features a curved metallic frame coupled with earthy fabric ...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Chrome

  • Pair of Vintage Chrome Side Chairs
  • Pair of Vintage Chrome Side Chairs
  • Pair of Vintage Chrome Side Chairs
  • Pair of Vintage Chrome Side Chairs
H 32 in. W 24 in. D 27 in.
White Leather and Antique Brass Armchair
By Stephen Kenn
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Inheritance Armchair is as refined as it is comfortable. This variation is upholstered in a bright white leather. The foam seat cushions have been wrapped in down, allowing for...
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2010s American Modern Armchairs

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Steel

  • White Leather and Antique Brass Armchair
  • White Leather and Antique Brass Armchair
  • White Leather and Antique Brass Armchair
  • White Leather and Antique Brass Armchair
H 30 in. W 31.5 in. D 36 in.
Grey Wool and Blackened Steel Armchair
By Stephen Kenn
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Inheritance Armchair is as refined as it is comfortable. This variation is upholstered in soft grey wool. The foam seat cushions have been wrapped in polyfiber, allowing for a ...
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2010s American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

  • Grey Wool and Blackened Steel Armchair
  • Grey Wool and Blackened Steel Armchair
  • Grey Wool and Blackened Steel Armchair
  • Grey Wool and Blackened Steel Armchair
H 30 in. W 31.5 in. D 36 in.
White Chrome Vinyl Shiro Chair, Kuramata Tribute, in Stock
By Sergio Mannino Studio
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Now in stock in white and bright blue finish. The Shiro chair comes in several different colors, even custom or supplied by owner fabrics. Its language is a classic take on modern m...
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2010s American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Looped Contemporary Rattan Indoor-Outdoor Armchair, Cushions in Sunbrella Fabric
By Nina Edwards Anker
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Looped are a set of armchairs in polyethylene rattan, comprising of sculptural knot forms. Edwards Anker says: “The affect of the form imitates the function, which is to embrace the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Minimalist Armchairs

Materials

Rattan

Contemporary Eco-Friendly Ergonomic Beanbag Beanie Lounger
By Nina Edwards Anker
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Beanie lounger is a comfortable textile-covered lounger whose seat is comprised of one long bean bag. The sofa incorporates daybeds facing opposite directions. Its soft structure...
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2010s American Minimalist Lounge Chairs

Materials

Organic Material

Pair of Marcel Breuer for Knoll "Wassily" Chair Frames
By Marcel Breuer, Knoll
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Designed in 1925 by Bauhaus exponent Marcel Breuer, the model B3 chair is best known as the "Wassily" chair, named after painter Wassily Kandinsky (an early admirer and owner of the ...
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Vintage 1960s American Armchairs

Materials

Chrome, Steel

Set of Six Sage Green Velvet Mastercraft Imperial Dining Chairs
By Weiman/Warren Lloyd, Mastercraft
Located in Miami, FL
Incredible craftsmanship in this set of 6 Mid-Century Modern faux bamboo Mastercraft armchairs by Weiman/Warren Lloyd, made in Italy, circa 1975. From a rare series known as the Impe...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Nickel, Brass

Baxter Chair custom loose seat cushion metal legs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This sexy, nostalgic chair is sensually modern with well-defined but not overstated curves that scream vintage madness. The subtle understated minimalism is a tribute to the golden y...
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2010s American Swivel Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Pair of Jens Risom Lounge Chairs in Walnut
By Jens Risom
Located in Providence, RI
Pair of Jens Risom lounge chairs in walnut, circa 1965. Chairs have been completely refinished in a dark walnut and reupholstered, including new foam. Measures: Width 27", height 29"...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Walnut, Fabric

Teddy Chair
By Pieces
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Teddy chair is our first official seating piece. The upholstered, tubular legs contour up and around the seat cushion, transitioning from leg, to arm, to back support before retu...
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2010s American Modern Chairs

Materials

Faux Fur

  • Teddy Chair
  • Teddy Chair
  • Teddy Chair
  • Teddy Chair
H 29 in. W 37 in. D 25.5 in.
Modern Light Pearl Gray Fabric Dining Armchair with Steel Base Black
By Lunchstudio
Located in Mexico, MX
Helsinki collection. Helsinki armchair: simple, elegant, comfortable. Available in steel base electrostatically painted, may be upholstered with variety of fabrics and colors. Also a...
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2010s Mexican Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Stainless Steel and Upholstered Lounge Chairs Attributed to Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in North Miami, FL
These fantastic pair of stainless steel and upholstered vintage lounge chairs attributed to Milo Baughman feature a highly polished cantilevered base. They are from the 1970s. They h...
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20th Century American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Mies Van Der Rohe for Gordon International BRNO MCM Tubular Arm Chair, Set 12
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in La Grange, IL
Mies Van Der Rohe for Gordon International BRNO mid century Tubular occasional arm chair - Set of 12 Each chair measures: 21.75 wide x 23 deep x 31.5 high, with a seat height of 18 ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Flat Bar Arm Chairs by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
These beautiful lounge armchairs are by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, designed in 1966, and produced by Thayer Coggin in High Point, North Carolina, made in the USA. The flat ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Vintage Wassily Chairs by Marcell Breuer with PETG Polyester
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Artistic set of chairs by Los Angeles artist Kenneth Morehouse. Constructed on vintage 1970’s Wassily reproductions with welded flush end caps. PETG material has been thermoformed an...
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2010s North American Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Antique Victorian Heywood Wakefield School Rolled Arm Photographers Chair c1890
By Heywood-Wakefield Co.
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Victorian photographers chair in the manner of Heywood Wakefield offers wicker construction with rolled back and arm over bombe form seat, c1890 Measures: 35.5" H x 27....
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Antique Late 19th Century American Victorian Chairs

Materials

Wicker

One Set 4 Space Age Modern Lotus Series Chairs Paul Boulva, Artopex Canada 1970s
By Artopex, Paul Boulva
Located in Miami, FL
Set of 4 Space Age Mid-Century Modern armchairs created by Paul Boulva for the Montreal Olympics in 1976 and produced by Artopex of Canada. The chairs sport a chromed metal frame wit...
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Vintage 1970s Canadian Space Age Armchairs

Materials

Plastic

Warren McArthur Art Deco Machine Age Aluminum Armchair in Grey Wool, 1930s
By Warren McArthur
Located in New York, NY
A rare Art Deco Machine Age aluminum armchair by important American designer Warren McArthur. Displays McArthur’s signature Streamline Moderne-meets-Machine Age aesthetic, with a pai...
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Vintage 1930s American Machine Age Armchairs

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Aluminum

Emeco Navy Officer Armchair in Brown Leather with Brushed Aluminum Frame
By Jasper Morrison, Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
Jasper Morrison has given Emeco’s classic upholstered Navy Officer Collection a fresh, light and modern update. The Navy Officer Collection by Jasper Morrison features a chair, an ar...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Officer Swivel Armchair in Grey Fabric with Brushed Aluminum Frame
By Emeco, Jasper Morrison
Located in Hanover, PA
Jasper Morrison has given Emeco’s classic upholstered Navy Officer Collection a fresh, light and modern update. The Navy Officer Collection by Jasper Morrison features a chair, an ar...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Officer Swivel Armchair in Blue Fabric with Brushed Aluminum Frame
By Emeco, Jasper Morrison
Located in Hanover, PA
Jasper Morrison has given Emeco’s classic upholstered Navy Officer Collection a fresh, light and modern update. The Navy Officer Collection by Jasper Morrison features a chair, an ar...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Officer Swivel Armchair in Navy Blue Fabric with Aluminum Frame
By Emeco, Jasper Morrison
Located in Hanover, PA
Jasper Morrison has given Emeco’s classic upholstered Navy Officer Collection a fresh, light and modern update. The Navy Officer Collection by Jasper Morrison features a chair, an ar...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Officer Armchair in Navy Blue Fabric with Aluminum Frame
By Jasper Morrison, Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
"Jasper Morrison has given Emeco’s classic upholstered Navy Officer Collection a fresh, light and modern update. The Navy Officer Collection by Jasper Morrison features a chair, an a...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Officer Swivel Armchair in Blue Fabric with Black Powder Coated Frame
By Jasper Morrison, Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
Jasper Morrison has given Emeco’s classic upholstered Navy Officer Collection a fresh, light and modern update. The Navy Officer Collection by Jasper Morrison features a chair, an ar...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Officer Armchair in Grey Fabric with Brushed Aluminum Frame
By Jasper Morrison, Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
"Jasper Morrison has given Emeco’s classic upholstered Navy Officer Collection a fresh, light and modern update. The Navy Officer Collection by Jasper Morrison features a chair, an a...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Officer Armchair in Blue Fabric with Brushed Aluminum Frame
By Jasper Morrison, Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
Jasper Morrison has given Emeco’s classic upholstered Navy Officer Collection a fresh, light and modern update. The Navy Officer Collection by Jasper Morrison features a chair, an ar...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Officer Armchair in Blue Fabric with Black Powder Coated Frame
By Jasper Morrison, Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
Jasper Morrison has given Emeco’s classic upholstered Navy Officer Collection a fresh, light and modern update. The Navy Officer Collection by Jasper Morrison features a chair, an ar...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Regency Style X-Base Chrome Arm or Lounge Chair 1970s
Located in Ft Lauderdale, FL
Regency Style X-Base Chrome Arm or Lounge Chair 1970's. Exceptional X-base Chrome 1960's lounge chair. Super stylish lounge or arm chair, unique in design, deep-seated, polished chro...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Modern Space Age 2 Lotus Stackable Chairs by Paul Boulva for Artopex Canada 1976
By Paul Boulva, Artopex
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of Space Age Mid Century Modern armchairs created by Paul Boulva for the Montreal Olympics in 1976 and produced by Artopex of Canada. The chairs sport a chromed metal frame with...
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Vintage 1970s Canadian Space Age Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Petite Wing Back Armchairs In White lolDamask
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Beautiful and elegant in their size combined with damask upholstery. Well constructed wood frames that support the tall back well, very comfortable.
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Vintage 1960s American Queen Anne Wingback Chairs

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Damask, Maple

Iron and Stainless Steel Dentist Armchair, USA, 1930
Located in Milan, IT
A stainless steel and black leather dentist’s armchair. The backrest and seat can be reclining, USA, circa 1930.
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Vintage 1930s American Armchairs

Materials

Iron

Molla Armchairs & Ottoman
Located in Oakville, CT
Vintage 1960's Molla cast aluminum armchairs & ottoman with greek key pattern Dimensions of stationary chair: 29 1/2" x 29 3/4" x 31 1/2" high; seat height: 15 1/2" Dimensions of 2...
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Mid-20th Century North American Patio and Garden Furniture

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Aluminum

  • Molla Armchairs & Ottoman
  • Molla Armchairs & Ottoman
  • Molla Armchairs & Ottoman
  • Molla Armchairs & Ottoman
H 31.5 in. W 29.75 in. D 29.5 in.
Kelly Wearstler Upholstered Laurel Dining Chair with Oil-Rubbed Brass Legs
By Kelly Wearstler
Located in West Hollywood, CA
The Laurel Dining Chair features a dramatic and swooping open back, tight upholstered seat, and a softly rounded silhouette. It rests on tapered cast brass legs in burnished or oil r...
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2010s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Knoll Armchairs
By Knoll
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stylish pair of vintage modern chairs by Knoll International makes the perfect eye catching addition to any modern interior. An extremely comfortable design with low arm rests a...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Metal, Aluminum

  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern Knoll Armchairs
  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern Knoll Armchairs
  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern Knoll Armchairs
  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern Knoll Armchairs
H 27.25 in. W 29 in. D 32 in.
Mastercraft Brass Dining Armchairs with Grandma Fabric, Set of Four, circa 1970s
By Mastercraft
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This super cute set of four (4) dining armchairs by Mastercraft feature a brass base with light patina and a very unique and interesting fabric that features light pink and baby blue...
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

Set of 8 Pace Dining Armchairs in Ivory Crocodile Leatherette , circa 1970s
By Pace Furniture Company
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Beautiful set of eight Charles Hollis Jones style lucite dining arm chairs freshly reupholstered in Ivory Crocodile Leatherette. Sexy and light, easy to clean and durable, the crocod...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Lucite

Pair of Sculptura Patio Chairs by Russell Woodard
By Russell Woodard
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Set of two original sculptura armchairs, designed by Russell Woodard. An airy design achieved by mesh steel on a wrought iron frame. Black satin finish has been recently professional...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Iron

Pair of Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs Attributed to Jens Risom
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Beautifully restored teak armchairs that have been totally rebuilt. Chairs have fabulous style and were recovered in a tweed fabric.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Teak, Upholstery

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Lucite Armchairs
By James Hollis Jones
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Molded tubular armchairs with curved back panel in Lucite. Tri-leg form elegant and simple. Upholstery has been updated in a black and white fabric consistent with era of chair design.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery

R3, Railing Armchair with Stainless Steel and Silicon Foam
By Aranda Lasch
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Aranda\Lasch continues to explore and test out various furniture forms from their latest Railing series, a series of design pieces that utilize bent tubes and furnished with leather ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Armchairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Emeco 20-06 Armchair in Brushed Aluminum by Norman Foster
By Emeco, Sir Norman Foster
Located in Hanover, PA
Emeco’s collaboration with Norman Foster resulted in the “20-06” chair. Foster envisioned a “neutral” chair -visually and physically lightweight. But the 20-06 is also super strong-t...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Armchair in Polished Aluminum by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
All upholstered accessories are handmade using the finest most durable Black vinyl or with the option of fire retardant C.O.M or C.O.L Fire retardant Foam. If C.O.M.: 1yd C.O.L.: 15 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy® Armchair in Brushed Aluminum by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy chair has been in continuous Production ever since. With the famous 77 step Process, our craftsmen take soft, recycled aluminum, h...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Pair of Mid-Century Reclining Patio Lounge Arm Chairs w/ Extendable Foot-Rests
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of American Mid-Century reclining patio chairs. This pair of vintage iron patio chairs from the mid-20th century feature simple lines with a sweet clover and dot cut-out motif...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Iron

Set of 6 Milo Baughman Style Chrome Frame Dining Chairs in Aqua Blue Chenille
By Design Institute America, Milo Baughman
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Set of 6 armchairs with chrome frames, circa 1970s in the style of Milo Baughman, possibly by Design Institute of America ("DIA"). Sculptural, sleek. Two of the chairs are upholstere...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Surrealist Postmodern Faux White Fur Three-Legged Chairs, circa 1980s
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Stylish, sculptural, and cozy. A pair of surreal Memphis style 1980s lounge chairs featuring an enveloping back seat that morphs and camouflages into the chairs front legs in white f...
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Chairs

Materials

Faux Fur

Emeco Kong Armchair in Polished Aluminum by Philippe Starck
By Emeco, Philippe Starck
Located in Hanover, PA
Starck first designed the Kong barstool for the Chinese restaurant Kong in Paris. The one armed stool was intended to make it easy and graceful for the super model clientele to slith...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy® Armchair in Brushed Aluminum and Walnut by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy Chair has been in continuous Production ever since. With the famous 77 step Process, our craftsmen take soft, recycled aluminum, h...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Armchair in Polished Aluminum and Walnut by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy Chair has been in continuous Production ever since. With the famous 77 step Process, our craftsmen take soft, recycled aluminum, h...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Heritage Armchair in Brushed Aluminum by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
Heritage is a stacking chair designed by Philippe Starck, inspired by the original 1006 Navy. The rocking version was designed for the world famous Bon restaurant in Paris. Intended ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Hudson Armchair in Polished Aluminum by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
The Hudson, designed for the Hudson hotel in NYC, is Emeco and Starck’s first collaboration. Starck described the chair as “washing the details from the Navy Chair”. It takes an addi...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Armchair in Brushed Aluminum and Cherry by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy Chair has been in continuous Production ever since. With the famous 77 step Process, our craftsmen take soft, recycled aluminum, h...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Heritage Rocking Armchair in Polished Aluminum by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
Heritage is a stacking chair designed by Philippe Starck, inspired by the original 1006 Navy.The rocking version was designed for the world famous Bon restaurant in Paris. Intended a...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Armchair in Polished Aluminum and Cherry by US Navy
By Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy chair has been in continuous Production ever since. With the famous 77 step Process, our craftsmen take soft, recycled aluminum, h...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Hudson Rocking Chair with Arms in Brushed Aluminum by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
The Hudson, designed for the Hudson hotel in NYC, is Emeco and Starck’s first collaboration. Starck described the chair as “washing the details from the Navy Chair”. It takes an addi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Kong Armchair in Brushed Aluminum by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
Starck first designed the Kong barstool for the Chinese restaurant Kong in Paris. The one armed stool was intended to make it easy and graceful for the super model clientele to slith...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Heritage Rocking Armchair in Brushed Aluminum by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
Heritage is a stacking chair designed by Philippe Starck, inspired by the original 1006 Navy. The rocking version was designed for the world famous Bon restaurant in Paris. Intended ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Hudson Rocking Chair with Arms in Polished Aluminum by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Emeco
Located in Hanover, PA
The Hudson, designed for the Hudson hotel in NYC, is Emeco and Starck’s first collaboration. Starck described the chair as “washing the details from the Navy Chair”. It takes an addi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

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Gray North American Armchairs For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of gray north american armchairs is available at 1stDibs. The range of distinct gray north american armchairs — often made from metal, fabric and plastic — can elevate any home. Find 716 antique and vintage gray north american armchairs at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 96 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. Gray north american armchairs have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Gray north american armchairs are generally popular furniture pieces, but Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Art Deco styles are often sought at 1stDibs. Gray north american armchairs have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Knoll, Herman Miller and Milo Baughman are consistently popular.

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Finding the Right Armchairs for You

Armchairs have run the gamut from prestige to ease and everything in between. 

Long before industrial mass production democratized seating, armchairs conveyed status and power. In ancient Egypt, the commoners took stools, while in early Greece, ceremonial chairs of carved marble were designated for nobility. But the high-backed early thrones of yore, elevated and ornate, were merely grandiose iterations of today’s armchairs. 

Modern-day armchairs, built with functionality and comfort in mind, are now central to tasks throughout your home. Formal dining armchairs support your guests at a table for a cheery feast, a good drafting chair with a deep seat is parked in front of an easel where you create art and, elsewhere, an ergonomic wonder of sorts positions you at the desk for your 9 to 5.

When placed under just the right lamp where you can lounge comfortably, both elbows resting on the padded supports on each side of you, an upholstered armchair — or a rattan armchair for your light-suffused sunroom — can be the sanctuary where you’ll read for hours. If you’re in the mood for company, your velvet chesterfield armchair is a place to relax and be part of the conversation that swirls around you. Maybe the dialogue is about the beloved Papa Bear chair, a mid-century modern masterpiece from Danish carpenter and furniture maker Hans Wegner, and the wingback’s strong association with the concept of cozying up by the fireplace, which we can trace back to its origins in 1600s-era England, when the seat’s distinctive arm protrusions protected the sitter from the heat of the period’s large fireplaces. 

If the fireside armchair chat involves spirited comparisons, your companions will likely probe the merits of antique and vintage armchairs such as Queen Anne armchairs, Victorian armchairs or even Louis XVI armchairs, as well as the pros and cons of restoration versus conservation.

Everyone seems to have a favorite armchair and most people will be all too willing to talk about their beloved design. Whether that’s the unique Favela chair by Brazilian sibling furniture designers Fernando and Humberto Campana, who repurpose everyday objects to artful effect; or Marcel Breuer’s futuristic tubular metal Wassily lounge chair; the functionality-first LC series from Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret; or the Eames lounge chair of the mid-1950s created by Charles and Ray Eames, there is an iconic armchair for everyone and every purpose. Find yours on 1stDibs right now.