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Pair of Herman Miller Shell Chairs
By Herman Miller
Located in New York, NY
Royal blue vinyl with black trim and white fiberglass back. Steel legs. Price is for pair.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Side Chairs

Materials

Steel

  • Pair of Herman Miller Shell Chairs
  • Pair of Herman Miller Shell Chairs
  • Pair of Herman Miller Shell Chairs
  • Pair of Herman Miller Shell Chairs
H 32 in W 19 in D 22 in
Eames Herman Miller Shell Chairs Multiple
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Pasadena, TX
Eames Herman Miller fiberglass stacking chairs 2000s 100 available Black molded material with
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Polystyrene

  • Eames Herman Miller Shell Chairs Multiple
  • Eames Herman Miller Shell Chairs Multiple
  • Eames Herman Miller Shell Chairs Multiple
  • Eames Herman Miller Shell Chairs Multiple
H 31.75 in W 18 in D 18.5 in
Set of 4 Signed Eames Herman Miller Shell Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Pasadena, TX
Set of 4 Eames Herman Miller Stacking Chairs CIRCA 2000 Black molded material with fabric seat pad
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Plastic

Eames Herman Miller Mid-Century Shell Chair
By Herman Miller
Located in New York, NY
Eames for Herman Miller Mid-Century Modern shell chair, makers mark on bottom. Measurements
Category

Late 20th Century Side Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Herman Miller Molded Fiberglass Shell Chair - Set of 12
By Herman Miller
Located in west palm beach, FL
An incredible set of 12 vintage MCM swivel chairs. Made by the iconic Herman Miller and tagged on
Category

Vintage 1970s American Modern Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Herman Miller Office Chair
By Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage office chair by Herman Miller for Eames. Classic "shell chair" design with fiberglas body
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

  • Herman Miller Office Chair
  • Herman Miller Office Chair
  • Herman Miller Office Chair
  • Herman Miller Office Chair
H 20 in W 25 in D 28 in
Eames for Herman Miller Navy Blue Fiberglass Shell Chair
By Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Original Navy Blue Molded Fiberglass Shell Chair, designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

1950s Herman Miller Gray Eiffel Fiberglass Shell Armchair Pair
By Herman Miller
Located in Chula Vista, CA
Herman Miller Eiffel Gray Fiberglass Shell Armchair Set of Two 31 tall x 24.75 w x 23.75 d, Seat
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

1950s Herman Miller Parchment Eiffel Fiberglass Shell Armchair Pair
By Herman Miller
Located in Chula Vista, CA
Herman Miller Eiffel Parchment Fiberglass Chair Set of Two 31 tall x 24.75 w x 23.75 d, Seat 18 Arm
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century Molded Plastic X-Base Shell Chairs, Pair
By Herman Miller
Located in Countryside, IL
Eames for Herman Miller mid century molded plastic x-base shell chairs - pair. Measures: 24.75
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

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

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Eames for Herman Miller Dax Shell Arm Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Chicago, IL
Eames for Herman Miller DAX fiberglass chair in butter yellow. 1970’s. Herman Miller stamp on
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Eames for Herman Miller Terracotta Fiberglass Shell Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. The scarce terracotta shell has its original finish with distinct
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Eames for Herman Miller Parchment DSS Shell Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
commercial spaces. Each shell is stamped with the Herman Miller emblem underneath. Priced per chair
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Original Eames Fiberglass Shell Chairs by Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage 1960s molded fiberglass side shell chairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

1 Herman Miller Orange Shell Fiberglass RAR Rocker by Eames
By Herman Miller
Located in Pasadena, TX
Herman Miller shell fiberglass rocker Manufactured in the 1960s-1970s this rocker is one of the
Category

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

Materials

Fiberglass

Mid-Century Herman Miller Swivel Shell Chairs in Red Orange Vinyl - Set of 4
By Herman Miller
Located in Chicago, IL
Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Swivel Shell Chairs in Red Orange Vinyl - Set of 4 Fabulous set
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Eames for Herman Miller Yellow Shell Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
stacking bases. Each shell is stamped with the Herman Miller emblem underneath. Priced per chair
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Charles Eames for Herman Miller Padded Shell Chairs (scoop chair)
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Buffalo, NY
Iconic Seating: Ray and Charles Eames Padded Chair for Herman Miller.. Priced PER chair.. Own a
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

Eames for Herman Miller DSS Orange Fiberglass Shell Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
spaces. Each shell is stamped with the Herman Miller emblem underneath. Priced per chair. Contact us
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Eames for Miller Black Shell Side Chairs, Pair
By Herman Miller
Located in New York, NY
Eames for Herman Miller pair of Mid-Century Modern shell side or dining chairs on Eiffel bases
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Plastic

Midcentury Charles Eames by Herman Miller Orange Fiberglass Shell Chair
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Mortsel, BE
Introducing the midcentury Charles Eames by Herman Miller Orange Fiberglass Shell Chair, a timeless
Category

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

Materials

Metal

6 Eames for Herman Miller DSS Stackable Naugahyde Fiberglass Shell Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Chattanooga, TN
want a custom quantity. Each chair bears the Herman Miller insignia, embossed in the fiberglass beneath
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Herman Miller Shell Fiberglass RAR Rocker by Eames, 1970s
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in The Hague, NL
Herman Miller parchment shell fiberglass RAR rocker by Eames Manufactured in the 1960s-1970s this
Category

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

Materials

Chrome

Six Classic Fiberglass Swivel Side Shell Chairs Charles Eames, Herman Miller
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Buffalo, NY
Six Classic Mid-Century Modern fiberglass swivel side shell chairs designed by Charles and Ray
Category

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

Materials

Aluminum

Zenith Shell Rocking Chair RAR by Eames for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Sagaponack, NY
The iconic rocker: Zenith Shell Rocking Chair RAR designed by Charles and Ray Eames featuring the
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Steel

Eames for Herman Miller Ultramarine Blue Fiberglass Shell Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Eames for Herman Miller. Gleaming shells are in original condition, each with a distinct thready texture
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Eames for Herman Miller Crimson Red Fiberglass Shell Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Original 1960s red fiberglass shell side chair designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Early Herman Miller LCM Lounge Chair, Labeled
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Antwerp, BE
Iconic LCM lounge chair designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. Beautifully bent seat
Category

Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal, Chrome

  • Early Herman Miller LCM Lounge Chair, Labeled
  • Early Herman Miller LCM Lounge Chair, Labeled
  • Early Herman Miller LCM Lounge Chair, Labeled
  • Early Herman Miller LCM Lounge Chair, Labeled
H 29.53 in W 19.69 in D 19.69 in
Charles Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century Upholstered Shell Office Chair
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Countryside, IL
Charles Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century upholstered shell office chair This chair measures
Category

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

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Charles Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century Upholstered Shell Office Chair
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Countryside, IL
Charles Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century upholstered shell office chair This chair measures
Category

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

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Eames for Herman Miller Swivel Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Beirut, LB
A vintage desk chair designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. The fiberglass shell is
Category

Mid-20th Century American Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

  • Eames for Herman Miller Swivel Chair
  • Eames for Herman Miller Swivel Chair
  • Eames for Herman Miller Swivel Chair
  • Eames for Herman Miller Swivel Chair
H 31.5 in W 18.12 in D 18.9 in
Original Vintage Eames Fiberglass Shell Dining Side Chairs for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in San Jose, CA
Mid Century Modern DSS stacking dining side chairs designed by Ray and Charles Eames for Herman
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Orange Eiffel Shell Chair By Charles And Ray Eames For Herman Miller, 1960s
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Zohor, SK
Original 1960s orange fiberglass shell chair designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller
Category

Vintage 1960s British Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

1977 Eames Herman Miller EC175 Upholstered Fiberglass Shell Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Philadelphia, PA
by Herman Miller. This is one of the more unique and later Eames designs, building upon the 1950's
Category

Vintage 1970s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Fiberglass

Charles Eames for Herman Miller DSX Shell Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller, Charles Eames, Ray Eames
Located in Garnerville, NY
Charles Eames for Herman Miller fiberglass DSX shell chair. Circa 1970. Retains all it's plastic
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal, Steel

Set of 10 Eames for Herman Miller Stacking Brown Naugahyde DSS Shell Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Chattanooga, TN
quantity. Each chair bears the Herman Miller insignia, embossed in the fiberglass beneath the seat. The
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller Brown Shell Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
We have eleven original 1960s Eames fiberglass shell chairs with original H bases. Narrow mount
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Herman Miller Fiberglass Shell Chair - set
Located in Los Angeles, CA
W18.5 D18 H31 SW18.5 SD16 SH17 Vintage 1950s vintage molded fiberglass chairs stamped. These
Category

Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Six Vintage Eames Herman Miller Swivel Shell Chairs on Casters 1970s
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Baltimore, MD
Authentic rare Mid-Century Modern iconic molded fiberglass pivoting shell office or dining chairs
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller MCM Fiberglass Wheeled Shell Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Countryside, IL
Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller mid-century fiberglass wheeled shell chair. This chair
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century Wheeled Shell Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Countryside, IL
Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century Wheeled Shell Chair This chair measures: 18.5
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller MCM Fiberglass Wheeled Shell Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Countryside, IL
Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller mid century fiberglass wheeled shell chair This chair
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century Wheeled Shell Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Countryside, IL
Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century Wheeled Shell Chair This chair measures: 18.5
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Set of Four Eames for Herman Miller Swivel Shell Chairs
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Dazzling mid-century set of four padded swivel chairs by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller
Category

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

Materials

Steel

Herman Miller Eames RAR Rocking Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Handsome 1950s Herman Miller Eames fiberglass shell on later rocker base. Salmon colored fiberglass
Category

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

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Herman Miller Eames Side Shell Chair in Seafoam Light on Black H Base
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Grand Rapids, MI
USA, 1950s Herman Miller Eames Side Shell Chair in Seafoam Light on original black H base. Chair
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Eames for Herman Miller Fiberglass Shell Chair
Located in New York, NY
Iconic Seating: Ray and Charles Eames Padded Chair for Herman Miller Own a piece of design history
Category

20th Century American Chairs

Materials

Metal

1959 Herman Miller Eames DAX Fiberglass Arm Shell Chair with Green Removable Pad
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a circa 1959 production Herman Miller Eames DAX dining / side chair with dark
Category

Vintage 1950s American Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

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

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

Materials

Fiberglass

1985 Eames Herman Miller EC175 Upholstered Fiberglass Shell Chair Museum Quality
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Philadelphia, PA
, produced by Herman Miller. This is one of the more unique and later Eames designs, building upon the 1950's
Category

Vintage 1980s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

1954 Herman Miller Eames Wire Shell Chair X Base DKX-1 Redwood Avenue Label
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a super rare and original Eames for Herman Miller 1954 DKX chair with wire top
Category

Vintage 1950s American Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Metal

Eames for Herman Miller Tan Padded Shell Chair
Located in New York, NY
Iconic Seating: Ray and Charles Eames Padded Chair for Herman Miller Own a piece of design history
Category

20th Century American Chairs

Materials

Metal

Early Eames DAR Fiberglass Shell Chair Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Round Rock, TX
Early 2nd generation “Eiffel” DAR shell chair by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. This
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Transitional Eames Herman Miller, Venice, CA, Shell Chair
By Charles Eames
Located in New York, NY
Hard to find second generation Charles Eames for Herman Miller fiberglass shell chair. This model
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Eames RAR Parchment Rocking Chair for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Parchment fiberglass RAR rocking chair by Charles and Ray Eames and manufactured by Herman Miller
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Metal

Early Herman Miller Coconut Chair Designed by George Nelson in 1956
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in Offenburg, Baden Wurthemberg
Early Herman Miller Coconut lounge chair. Manufactured ca. in 1960. Upholstery in brown fabric
Category

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

Materials

Steel

Vintage Eames Rocking Chair for Herman Miller, 1970s
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in HEVERLEE, BE
Mid century rocking chair designed by Charles & Ray Eames and produced by Herman Miller
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Fiberglass

American Yellow Shell Chairs by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, 1970s
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in MIlano, IT
American modern Yellow Shell Chairs by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, 1970s Pair of
Category

Vintage 1970s Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Eames for Herman Miller Yellow Dss Fiberglass Chair 1950s 'Signed'
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Eames for Herman Miller Yellow DSS fiberglass chair 1950s (Signed with Herman Miller logo on bottom
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

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Herman Miller Shell Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic herman miller shell chair available at 1stDibs. Each herman miller shell chair for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using plastic, fiberglass and metal. There are many kinds of the herman miller shell chair you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A herman miller shell chair, designed in the Mid-Century Modern or Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made herman miller shell chair has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames and Charles Eames are consistently popular.

How Much is a Herman Miller Shell Chair?

Prices for a herman miller shell chair start at $245 and top out at $8,000 with the average selling for $1,300.

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.