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Danish Modern Style "Z" Rocking Chair, 1950s
Located in Fulton, CA
Exceptional architectural sculptured wood design to this Mid-Century Modern rocking chair. Danish Modern style crafted in Italy, 1950s. Appears to be made of beechwood. Chair has des...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Scandinavian Modern Rocking Chairs

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  • Danish Modern Style "Z" Rocking Chair, 1950s
  • Danish Modern Style "Z" Rocking Chair, 1950s
  • Danish Modern Style "Z" Rocking Chair, 1950s
  • Danish Modern Style "Z" Rocking Chair, 1950s
H 28.75 in. W 27.88 in. D 29.5 in.
Danish Modern Style "Z" Rocking Chair, 1950s
Located in Fulton, CA
Exceptional architectural sculptured wood design to this Mid-Century Modern rocking chair. Danish modern style crafted in Italy, 1950s. Appears to be made of beechwood. Chair has des...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Scandinavian Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • Danish Modern Style "Z" Rocking Chair, 1950s
  • Danish Modern Style "Z" Rocking Chair, 1950s
  • Danish Modern Style "Z" Rocking Chair, 1950s
  • Danish Modern Style "Z" Rocking Chair, 1950s
H 28.75 in. W 27.88 in. D 29.5 in.

Italian Z Rocking Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the Italian z rocking chair you’re looking for. Each Italian z rocking chair for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, wood and fabric. Find 189 options for an antique or vintage Italian z rocking chair now, or shop our selection of 42 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. There are many kinds of the Italian z rocking chair you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. An Italian z rocking chair made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made Italian z rocking chair over the years, but those crafted by Renato Zevi, Da A and Selig are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is an Italian Z Rocking Chair?

Prices for an Italian z rocking chair start at $374 and top out at $58,000 with the average selling for $2,500.

A Close Look at scandinavian-modern Furniture

The gentle, organic contours that are typical of vintage Scandinavian modern furniture appear in the work of Danish, Finnish and Swedish designers not as a stylistic gesture, but rather as a practical, ergonomic — and, as importantly, elegant — response to the human form.

Characterized by bold, clean lines and simple, sturdy symmetries, Scandinavian modernism is perhaps the warmest and most organic iteration of modernist design. The work of the designers associated with this style was founded on centuries-old beliefs in both quality craftsmanship and the ideal that beauty should enhance even the humblest accessories of daily life.

Each nation produced exceptional talents in all areas of the applied arts, yet each had its forté. Sweden was home to Bruno Mathsson, creator of the classic Grasshopper chair and Berlin daybed, but the country excelled most notably at ceramics. In the ’20s at the great Gustavsberg porcelain manufactory, Wilhelm Kåge introduced Scandinavian modern pieces based on influences from folklore to Cubism; his skills were passed on to his versatile and inspired pupils Berndt Friberg and Stig Lindberg.

Likewise, Finland produced a truly ingenious Scandinavian modern furniture designer in the architect Alvar Aalto, a master at melding function and artistic form in works like the Paimio chair. Yet Finnish glassware was pre-eminent, crafted in expressive, sculptural designs by Tapio Wirkkala and Timo Sarpaneva.

The Danes excelled at chairs. Hans Wegner and Arne Jacobsen were exemplars of the country’s facility with wood, particularly teak.

Wegner created such iconic pieces as the Round chair and the Wishbone chair; Jacobsen — while the revolutionary architect and furniture innovator produced the best-selling plywood Ant chair — designed two classic upholstered pieces of the 1950s: the Swan chair and Egg chair. The list of great Danes could go on and on, including Finn Juhl, a stylistic maverick and maker of the bold Chieftain chair; Poul Kjaerholm, with his lean metal-and-rattan aesthetic; and Verner Panton, who introduced a vibrant Pop note into international design.

On 1stDibs, you will note both instantly recognizable vintage Scandinavian modern designs — those that have earned iconic status over time — and many new discoveries. Even more than 50 years on from their heyday, the prolific, ever-evolving Scandinavian modernists continue to amaze and delight.

A Close Look at scandinavian-modern Furniture

Furniture Alvar Aalto are available on 1stDibs for sale. These distinctive objects are frequently made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our Alvar Aalto collection, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. 112 vintage editions of these items are in stock, while there is also 1 modern edition to choose from. Many of Alvar Aalto's original furniture was designed in mid-century modern style in Europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by and . Prices for Alvar Aalto furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $131 and tops out at $50,000, while pieces like these can sell for $5,586 on average.

On the Origins of european

Georg Jensen furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Georg Jensen furniture there are many options to choose from, although silver editions of this piece are particularly popular. 952 vintage editions of these items are in stock, while there are 446 modern editions to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Georg Jensen were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Art Nouveau style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by and . The prices for Georg Jensen furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $19 and tops out at $269,950, while pieces like these can sell for $737 on average.

Furniture of the 20th-century

Gaetano Sciolari furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Gaetano Sciolari collection of furniture, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular.. We stock 687 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Gaetano Sciolari were created in Europe during the 20th century in the mid-century modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by and . Prices for Gaetano Sciolari furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $153 and tops out at $28,437, while pieces like these can sell for $2,400 on average.

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Maison Jansen furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. We have in-stock 0 vintage editions of these items, while there are also 0 modern editions to choose from. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by and . Maison Jansen furniture prices can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $NaN on 1stDibs and tops at $NaN, while pieces like these can sell for $NaN on average.

Finding the Right rocking-chairs for You

The phrase “rocking chair” didn’t find its way into the dictionary until the mid-18th century. While most of the sitting furniture that we use in our homes originated in either England or France, the iconic rocking chair is a quintessentially American piece of furniture.

A Philadelphia cabinetmaker’s bill for a proto-rocking chair issued in 1742, which identified the seat as a “Nurse Chair with rockers,” is the earliest surviving evidence of this design’s humble beginnings. The nurse chair was a low side chair intended for nursing women, so giving it a soothing rocking motion made sense. Rocking chairs, which saw a curved slat affixed to the chairs’ feet so that they could be literally rocked, quickly gained popularity across the United States, garnering a reputation as a seat that everyone could love. They offered casual comfort without the expensive fabrics and upholstery that put armchairs out of many families’ budgets.

Rocking chairs are unique in that they don’t just offer a place to rest — they offer an opportunity to reminisce. The presence of one of these classic pieces stirs up our penchant for nostalgia and has the power to transform a space. They easily introduce a simple country feel to the city or bring the peaceful rhythm of a porch swing into a sheltered sunroom. Although craftsmen took to painting and stenciling varieties of the chairs that emerged in New England during the 19th century, the most traditional rocking chairs are generally unadorned seats constructed with time-tested materials like wood and metal. As such, a minimalist vintage rocking chair can be ushered into any corner of your home without significantly disrupting your existing decor scheme or the room’s color palette.

In the decades since the first rocker, top designers have made the piece their own. Viennese chair maker Michael Thonet produced a series of rockers in the middle of the 19th century in which the different curved steam-bent wood parts were integrated into fluid, sinuous wholes. Mid-century modernists Charles and Ray Eames added wooden rockers to their famous plastic shell armchair, while Danish designer Frank Reenskaug opted for teak and polished beech, introducing pops of color with small cushions (a precursor to the bold works that would follow in the 1970s and 1980s).

No matter your personal style, let 1stDibs pair you with your perfect seat. Deck out your porch, patio or parlor — browse the vintage, new and antique rocking chairs in our vast collection today.