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Mid-Century Italian Modern Tufted Mohair and Chrome Lounge Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Luxurious pair of Mid-Century Modern arm chairs with polished chrome frames and tufted back and
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Mid Century Italian Modern Chrome Flat Bar Lounge Chair & Ottoman Set
By Giovanni Offredi
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A very well made lounge chair and ottoman from Italy circa 1970's. It features a solid chrome
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Italian Lounge Chairs with Chrome Legs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning pair of vintage modern Italian lounge chairs feature soft floral upholstery and flat
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Italian Curved Chrome Lounge Chair by Stendig
By Charles Stendig
Located in Monrovia, CA
1970s Italian Curved Chrome Lounge Chair Imported by Stendig, Charles Stendig Attributed To Milo
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Midcentury Italian Modern Selig Chrome Reclining Recliner Lounge Chair
By Selig
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Midcentury Italian modern Selig chrome reclining recliner lounge chair, circa mid-20th century
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Chrome and Canvas Lounge Chairs Italy 1970
By Douglas Kelly, Ross Littell and William Katavolos
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Stunning shaped and super quality pair of lounge chairs made by unknown designer and manufacturer
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Chrome and Canvas Lounge Chairs Italy 1970
Chrome and Canvas Lounge Chairs Italy 1970
H 31.5 in W 24.81 in D 29.53 in
Chrome Italian Lounge Chair with Ottoman (attr. Otto Gerdau)
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stylish vintage lounge chair features ribbed vinyl upholstery and sleek chrome frame. Uniquely
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Midcentury Chrome Lounge Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This pair of Italian lounge chairs feature a heavy chrome frame and vintage white leather
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Midcentury Chrome Lounge Chairs
Midcentury Chrome Lounge Chairs
H 31 in W 29 in D 32 in
Sculptural Italian Lounge Chair with Chrome Base 1960s
Located in New York, NY
Sculptural lounge chair with chrome base and upholstered seat, back and arms, Italian 1960's. This
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Vintage Italian chrome and leather Lounge chair from 60s
Located in Catania, CT
Fair vintage condition with trace of age and use for this lounge chair produced in Italy during the
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Stunning Midcentury Leather/ Chrome Italian Lounge Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This set of absolutely gorgeous Italian leather lounge chairs features a chrome frame and
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Italian Chrome Tufted Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Stendig
By Stendig Co.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
lounge chair features angled arms and a gently sloped back, which is supported by two curved chrome bars
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Pair Two Tone Green Italian Lounge Chairs with Chrome Legs.
Located in Kansas City, MO
Pair of two tone green / chartreuse Italian lounge chairs with chromed steel legs. Very stylish
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Cowhide & Chrome Lounge Chair
Located in Dallas, TX
A simply designed relaxed lounge chair is taken to a new level - this piece creates a thought
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2010s Italian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Cowhide & Chrome Lounge Chair
Cowhide & Chrome Lounge Chair
H 29.5 in W 33.5 in D 33.5 in
Marcel Breuer Style Wassily Black Leather Chrome Lounge Chair Gavina Italy 1970
By Gavina, Marcel Breuer
Located in Miami, FL
Italian black Leather Strap Lounge Chair in chromed steel styled after the famous Marcel Breuer for
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Renato Zevi "Ellipse" Lounge Chair in Chrome and Velvet, Selig, Italy 1970s
By Selig, Renato Zevi
Located in Roma, IT
Wonderful Mid-Century "Ellipse" lounge chair in chromed stainless steel and a beautiful white tiger
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Cut Steel, Chrome, Stainless Steel

Mid century Wassily Chair white leather chrome style of knoll
By Knoll, Marcel Breuer
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Vintage mid century post modern Wassily lounge chair in the style of knoll and designs by Marcel
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Saporiti Italian Mid Century Modern Fan Back Two Tone Lounge Chairs MINT
By B&B Italia, Giorgio Saporiti, Le Corbusier, Poul Kjærholm
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of Saporiti Italian Mid Century Modern Fan Back Two Tone Lounge Chairs MINT!
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Italian Midcentury Lounge Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of chrome frame low chairs with naugahyde covered cushions. (Please confirm item location
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Italian Midcentury Lounge Chairs
Italian Midcentury Lounge Chairs
H 30 in W 24 in D 28 in
Italian Art Deco Lounge Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Italian Art Deco lounge chairs ,Chrome base with new Italian upholstery . the pair is
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Italian Art Deco  Lounge Chairs
Italian Art Deco  Lounge Chairs
H 27 in W 36 in D 32.5 in
Midcentury Lounge Chairs-Chrome Base-Newly Upholstered in Italian Leather, Pair
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Pair of Mid-Century Modern lounge chairs (Bergeres), on chrome bases, circa 1970, newly upholstered
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Italian Tufted Chrome & Leather Lounge Chairs with Ottomans
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This pair of Italian chrome and leather lounge chairs are tufted and come with two matching
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Rossi di Albizzate Lounge Chairs in Leather and Chrome
By Rossi di Albizzate
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Rossi di Albizzate, easy chairs, leather and chrome, Italy, 1970s.  Beautiful aesthetically
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Rossi di Albizzate Lounge Chair in Leather and Chrome
By Rossi di Albizzate
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Rossi di Albizzate, easy chair, black leather and chrome, Italy, 1970s.  Beautiful esthetically
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Chrome Leather Cantilever Chair by Arrben Italy
By Arrben
Located in Voorburg, NL
Unique and comfortable cantilever chair made by Arrben Italy. This company was specialized in
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Chrome + Cognac Leather Slingback Chair, Italy 1970s
Located in Chicago, IL
A 1970s Italian accent chair featuring a tubular chrome frame and a cognac leather slingback seat
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Mies Van Der Rohe MR20 Chrome & Wicker Lounge Chairs, 1970s
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Almelo, NL
Stunning original Mies Van der rohe M20 lounge chair made from wicker and chrome. The wicker is in
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Italian Postmodern Lounge Chair from Saporiti, 1970s
By Saporiti
Located in Basel, BS
Fantastic original 1970s, Rare Saporiti Lounge chair upholstered in deep green / brown velvet
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Mid Century Brown Jordan Cantilevered Outdoor Lounge Chair and Ottoman, 2 Piece
By Brown Jordan
Located in Basel, BS
mid century ranch garden / patio / poolside, you name it. It could be used as a statement indoor chair
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Le Corbusier LC4 black Leather Chaise Lounge Chair
By Le Corbusier
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
& Pierre Jeanneret-Gris. The chair is thick black leather with a chrome steel frame and black base. The
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Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Contemporary Modern Italian Lounge Chair by Antonio Citterio
By Antonio Citterio, B&B Italia
Located in Brooklyn, NY
comfortable mid-century style arm chair with thick padded seating and a removable back cushion. This retro
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Leather Lounge / Armchairs by Adriano Piazzesi, Italy 1970s
By Adriano Piazzesi
Located in Almelo, NL
Mid-Century Modern leather lounge / armchairs by Adriano Piazzesi, Italy 1970s. A pair of
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Expertly Restored - Midcentury Chrome Ribbon Style Swivel Lounge Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
using new Italian top-grain leather for a clean and Minimalist aesthetic. Their high-polished chrome
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Vintage 1970s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Italian Pair of Lounge Chairs in Cognac Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Lounge chairs, leather, chrome, Italy, 1970s. This pair of lounge chairs truly radiates Italian
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Italian Pair of Lounge Chairs in Cognac Leather
Italian Pair of Lounge Chairs in Cognac Leather
H 29.93 in W 33.86 in D 33.86 in
Postmodern Chrome & Black Leather Timeless Lounge Chairs by Antonio Citterio
By Flexform, Antonio Citterio
Located in Detroit, MI
lounge chairs are a sleek, postmodern interpretation of classic Mid-Century Modern style. Impeccably
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Renaldo Zeri "Ellispse" Italian Rocker Lounge Chair for Selig
By Milo Baughman
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Baughman but actually Italian, chair has Italy Label. Fabulous original upholstery in amazing condition
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Art Deco Tubular Chrome Lounge Chairs in Silver Faux Leather
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern pair of Art Deco tubular chrome lounge chairs in black leather.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Sesann Lounge Chairs
By Gianfranco Frattini
Located in BANGALOW, NSW
Original ‘Sesann’ lounge chairs designed by Gianfranco Frattini for Cassina, 1970’s Italy. Please
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Sesann Lounge Chairs
Sesann Lounge Chairs
H 26.78 in W 43.31 in D 37.41 in
Mid-Century Modern Red Lounge Armchairs Italy 1970s Set of 2
Located in Miklavž Pri Taboru, SI
The rare, extremely comfortable pair of chairs made in Italy in the 1970s. Italian industrial
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

MCM Arthur Umanoff for Directional Chrome Sled Lounge Chair Newly Upholstered
By Directional, Arthur Umanoff
Located in Chicago, IL
Mid-Century Modern Arthur Umanoff for directional chrome base sled lounge chair newly upholstered
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Chrome + Cognac Leather Slingback Chairs, Italy 1970s
Located in Chicago, IL
A pair of 1970s Italian accent chairs featuring tubular chrome frames and cognac leather slingback
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Vintage Leather and Chrome Diamond Tufted Lounge Chairs by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Amazing vintage leather and chrome lounge chairs designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin in the
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Vintage Leather and Chrome Biscuit Tufted Lounge Chairs by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Wonderful vintage chrome lounge chairs designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin in the United
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Saporiti Onda Lounge Chair and Ottoman Suede, Italy, 1970
By Saporiti
Located in Chicago, IL
Saporiti Onda lounge chairs Suede, Italy, 1970. Original excellent condition. Ottomans measure 28.5
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Italian High Back Lounge Chairs
By Gio Ponti
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Generously proportioned pair of vintage high back lounge chairs in the manner of Gio Ponti. Covered
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery

Pair of Italian High Back Lounge Chairs
Pair of Italian High Back Lounge Chairs
H 35.5 in W 29.5 in D 31 in
Lounge chair in pink velvet and chrome, Carlo de Carli for Cinova
By Carlo De Carli
Located in amstelveen, NL
Carlo De Carli for Cinova, lounge chair model '915' with ottoman, metal, chrome, fabric, Italy
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal, Chrome

Ross Littell Luar Lounge Chairs ICF de Padova, Italy, 1965
By Ross Littell
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
, Italy 1965. These amazing lounge chairs are made of chrome plated solid metal frames with amazing black
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Two Italian Lounge Chairs in Blue and White
Located in Antwerp, BE
Two lounge chairs in blue and white in a chrome metal frame. Italy 1970s. Please note that price
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Two Italian Lounge Chairs in Blue and White
Two Italian Lounge Chairs in Blue and White
H 25.6 in W 28.75 in D 34.65 in
Mid Century Wassily Chair By Marcel Breuer
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Chino Hills, CA
For sale is a genuine mid-century Wassily Chair, a remarkable piece from the iconic designer Marcel
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Mid Century Wassily Chair By Marcel Breuer
Mid Century Wassily Chair By Marcel Breuer
H 28.35 in W 30.52 in D 25.4 in
Milo Baughman Style Midcentury Italian Flatbar Lounge Chairs, Pair
By Milo Baughman
Located in Countryside, IL
Milo Baughman style midcentury Italian flatbar lounge chairs, pair Each chair measures: 31.5
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Italian lounge Chairs in White Bouclé fabric Attr. Adriano Piazzesi
By Adriano Piazzesi
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This pair of Italian Mid-Century Lounge chairs attr. to Adriano Piazzesi is newly upholstered with
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Giorgio Saporiti Flower Lounge Chair for Il Loft, Made in Italy
By Il Loft, Giorgio Saporiti
Located in Boynton Beach, FL
Beautifully designed Flower lounge chair designed by Giorgio Saporiti for Il Loft. Made in
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome, Iron

Pair Lounge Chairs by Vittorio Introini for Saporiti, Italy
By Vittorio Introini, Saporiti
Located in Halle, DE
Exceptional and rare Pair of Lounge Chairs, designed 1965 by Vittorio Introini for Saporiti, Italy
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Mid-20th Century Italian Space Age Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Bat Highback Lounge Chair, Fully Upholstered, Conic Base, Black Chrome
By Gubi, GamFratesi Design Studio
Located in Berkeley, CA
The new Bat lounge chair, which comes in a high- and low-back version, is designed by Danish
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Gastone Rinaldi ‘Diega’ lounge chair for Rima, Italy 1970s
By Gastone Rinaldi, RIMA
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Gastone Rinaldi 'Diega' lounge chair for Rima, Italy 1970s. Innovative bulky shaped design
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Aubergine Lounge Chair by Erberto Carboni Manufactured by Arflex in 1950, Italy
By Erberto Carboni, Arflex
Located in Wolfurt, AT
This Italian Delfino lounge chair was designed by Erberto Carboni and manufactured by Arflex during
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Williams Sonoma James Lounge Chairs with Hair on Hide & X Chrome Bases
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous pair of James lounge chairs by Williams Sonoma in hair on hide leather. Well executed in
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Soriana Lounge Chairs by Afra & Tobia Scarpa in Original Leather, Italy, 1969
By Afra & Tobia Scarpa, Cassina
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Pair of Soriana lounge chairs by Afra & Tobia Scarpa for Cassina, Italy 1969. The chairs still have
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Vintage Cy Mann Leather and Chrome Lounge Chairs in Milo Baughman Style, a Pair
By Cy Mann, Milo Baughman
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Stunning vintage pair of chrome and leather lounge chairs by Cy Mann in the style of Milo Baughman
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Midcentury Italian Lounge Chair by Franco Campo for F.Lli Saporiti, 1960s
By Fratelli Saporiti, Franco Campo & Carlo Graffi
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The midcentury Italian Lounge Chair and Ottoman designed by Franco Campo X F.lli Saporiti is a
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

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Italian Mid Century Chrome Lounge Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of Italian mid century chrome lounge chairs available on 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, chrome and animal skin, all Italian mid century chrome lounge chairs available were constructed with great care. There are all kinds of Italian mid century chrome lounge chairs available, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Italian mid century chrome lounge chairs made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — are very popular at 1stDibs. Many Italian mid century chrome lounge chairs are appealing in their simplicity, but Cassina, Afra & Tobia Scarpa and Marcel Breuer produced popular Italian mid century chrome lounge chairs that are worth a look.

How Much are Italian Mid Century Chrome Lounge Chairs?

Prices for Italian mid century chrome lounge chairs can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, Italian mid century chrome lounge chairs begin at $438 and can go as high as $32,000, while the average can fetch as much as $3,617.

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.