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Kazuhide Modular

Marcel Bed by Kazuhide Takahama Paradisoterrestre Edition
By Kazuhide Takahama, Paradisoterrestre
Located in Ozzano Dell'emilia, IT
, armchairs and pouf designed by the architect Kazuhide Takahama, are the result of the fruitful and long
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Fr...

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Aluminum

Marcel Armchair P by Kazuhide Takahama Paradisoterrestre Edition
By Paradisoterrestre, Kazuhide Takahama
Located in Ozzano Dell'emilia, IT
Gavina to Marcel Duchamp, his dear friend. Sofas, armchairs and pouf designed by the architect Kazuhide
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Aluminum

Marcel Pouf SD by Kazuhide Takahama Paradisoterrestre Edition
By Kazuhide Takahama, Paradisoterrestre
Located in Ozzano Dell'emilia, IT
Gavina to Marcel Duchamp, his dear friend. Sofas, armchairs and pouf designed by the architect Kazuhide
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Benches

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Aluminum

Marcel Sofa D by Kazuhide Takahama Paradisoterrestre Edition
By Kazuhide Takahama, Paradisoterrestre
Located in Ozzano Dell'emilia, IT
Gavina to Marcel Duchamp, his dear friend. Sofas, armchairs and pouf designed by the architect Kazuhide
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Aluminum

Marcel Pouf S by Kazuhide Takahama Paradisoterrestre Edition
By Paradisoterrestre, Kazuhide Takahama
Located in Ozzano Dell'emilia, IT
Gavina to Marcel Duchamp, his dear friend. Sofas, armchairs and pouf designed by the architect Kazuhide
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Benches

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Aluminum

Pair of Modernist Modular Lounges / Loveseat
By Kazuhide Takahama
Located in Raleigh, NC
Modernist pair of modular lounge chairs that can function as stand alone lounges or combined to
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2010s American Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Marcel Double Armchair PP by Kazuhide Takahama Paradisoterrestre Edition
By Kazuhide Takahama, Paradisoterrestre
Located in Ozzano Dell'emilia, IT
Gavina to Marcel Duchamp, his dear friend. Sofas, armchairs and pouf designed by the architect Kazuhide
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Aluminum

Italian modern modular corner Beige Sofa Antelami by Takahama Simon Gavina 1970
By Kazuhide Takahama, Simon Gavina Editions
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian modern modular corner Sofa Antelami by Kazuhide Takahama for Simon Gavina, 1970s Modular
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Sectional Sofas

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Fabric

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Truss, Modern Geometric Wooden Bed
By kontra
Located in İstanbul, İstanbul
Kontra’s interpretation of the bed. Convex geometric-shaped walnut/oak body and leather detailed upholstery. "Elevate Your Bedroom with the Striking Truss Modern Geometric Wooden Be...
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Truss, Modern Geometric Wooden Bed
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H 23.63 in W 66.93 in D 82.68 in
Arflex Marenco Sofa in Fabric Heidi and Candy by Mario Marenco
By Mario Marenco, Arflex
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Marenco Sofa is designed by Mario Marenco for Arflex. This sofa features the system with making the armrest and seat as the base portion. There is a metal tubular frame facilitated f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

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Stacked Bone and Brass Powder-Coated Table Lamp with Peekaboo Silver Leaf Shade
By Arvo Ray, Seth Premo
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Junius lamp makes a bold statement with its geometric stacked elements that appear almost to float above one another. The lamp is constructed with a powder-coated steel shade and...
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2010s American Modern Table Lamps

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Musa King Bed in Brown Leather and Oatmeal Fabric
By Uultis Design
Located in Miami, FL
The amazing designers from the Uultis team have fabricated this beautiful Musa king bed in an exquisite combination of oatmeal fabric and brown leather, with a shell shape as a headb...
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Vondel Side Table Handcrafted in Travertine
By Kevin Frankental
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Designed as a midpoint between a sculpture and an accessory, the Vondel side table in unfilled Travertine presents a sense of permanence – giving it a strong presence in a space. Str...
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Vondel Side Table Handcrafted in Travertine
Vondel Side Table Handcrafted in Travertine
H 19.69 in W 13.78 in D 11.82 in
Cassina “271 Mex Cube” 4-Seat Sectional Sofa in Gold Mohair Velvet
By Cassina
Located in Barrowford, GB
This is an iconic “271 Mex Cube” 4-piece, 4-6 seat sectional-sofa from the world renown Italian furniture house of Cassina. In a world of temporary pleasures, Cassina create beau...
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Danish Midcentury Teak double bed with Cane headboard by Hans Wegner for Getama
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Berlin, DE
Elegantely shaped double bed model GE 701 designed by Hans Wegner in the 1960s and produced by Getama. The headboard is made of woven cane and has floating side tables with black gla...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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1950's Amazing "Magic Box' Organiser Bureau Compact Plywood Ateliers Genestar
By Mummenthaler and Meier
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
This 'Magic Box' organising desk has been produced by various manufactures in Europe in the 1950's and 1960's Commonly this desk is known as produced in Switzerland by Mummenthale...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Josef Hoffmann and the Wiener Werkstaette Fabric Department Pendant, Re-Edition
By Woka Lamps, Wiener Werkstätte, Josef Hoffmann
Located in Vienna, AT
A simple but sensational fixture, designed by Josef Hoffmann, for the fabric department of the Wiener Werkstaette on Kaerntnerstrasse in Vienna. Style and color of the fabric custom-...
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2010s Austrian Jugendstil Chandeliers and Pendants

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Silk

Mario Bellini "Le Bambole" Sofa for B&B Italia, Faux-Fur, 1972
By B&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Mario Bellini "Le Bambole" three-seater sofa for B&B Italia, faux-fur, foam and metal, Italy, 1972. The search for a new shape for upholstered furniture: all parts are shaped like a...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Metal

Klaus Uredat ‘Corbi’ Sofa for COR, Germany – 1969 in New Bouclé Upholstery
By Klaus Uredat, COR
Located in Pijnacker, Zuid-Holland
Rare ‘Corbi’ modular sectional sofa by Klaus Uredat for COR, Germany – circa 1972. The Corbi sofa consists of sections with roll cushions. It can be used as sofa or as lounge chairs...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

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Wool, Bouclé, Cotton

Mies Van Der Rohe "MR10" Rattan Easy Chairs, Germany, 1980s
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Antwerp, BE
Bauhaus; Mies van der Rohe; Tecta; M210; Modernist; Mid-Century Modern; Marcel Breuer; 1980s; Germany; Steel Frame; Rattan; B42; Weißenhof; MR10 chairs designed in 1926 by renowned ...
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Vintage 1980s German International Style Chairs

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Steel

'Tucroma' King Size Leather Bed by Guido Faleschini for i4Mariani, Italy
By i4 Mariani, Guido Faleschini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This famous 'Tucroma' bed design, as seen in the Lenny Kravitz Architectural Digest magazine photoshoot, was designed by Guido Faleschini in the 1970s and produced by i4Mariani (Ital...
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2010s Italian Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Chrome

Initium Dining Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
All natural peruvian walnut solid wood dining table.
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2010s Mexican Organic Modern Tables

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Initium Dining Table
Initium Dining Table
H 30 in W 98 in D 46 in
Marc Held for Prisunic Molded Fiberglass Bed w Lighted Nightstands c. 1966
By Prisunic, Marc Held
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Be the envy of your friends with this rare and sought after piece of the Pop-Art movement history by Parisian designer Marc Held. In 1966 Held collaborated with Prisunic to design an...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Fiberglass

1960s "Skyscraper" Design Velvet Sectional Sofa
Located in New York, NY
1960s "Skyscraper" design velvet sectional sofa. There are eight sections to the sofa (including the two ottomans). Original upholstery. 2 Ottomans: 36 squared x 16H 3 Corners: 34H ...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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"Marcel" Modular Sofa by Kazuhide Takahama for Gavina, 1965
By Gavina, Kazuhide Takahama
Located in Paris, FR
The Marcel collection, a seating modular system developed in 1965, was a tribute by Dino Gavina to
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

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Aluminum

Mid Century Modern Kazuhide Takahama Knoll 4 Pc Modular Sectional Sofa 1960s
By Knoll, Kazuhide Takahama
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a marvelous, four piece, modular sofa sectional, on aluminum bases, by
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

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Fabric

Knoll modular ‘Marcel’ sofa by Kazuhide Takahama for Gavina, Italy Circa 1960s
By Knoll, Gavina, Kazuhide Takahama
Located in Raleigh, NC
'Marcel' lounge chair designed by Kazuhide Takahama for Gavina, Italy circa 1960s. This particular
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Aluminum

"Marcel” sofa and chair by Kazuhide Takahama for Gavina, 1960s Italy.
By Gavina, Kazuhide Takahama
Located in Landgraaf, NL
“Marcel” sofa and chair by Kazuhide Takahama for Gavina, 1960s Italy. The marcel sofa is a modular
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

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Aluminum

Iconic Signed Knoll Modular Sectional Sofa Midcentury Classic 1972
By Knoll
Located in West Hartford, CT
Iconic signed Knoll modular sectional sofa circa 1972. This one is very similar to the "Suzanne
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

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Textile, Wool, Wood

'Olinto' Modular Bookcase by Kazuhide Takahama for BB Italia, 1965
By BBB Italia, Kazuhide Takahama
Located in Zagreb, HR
The 'Olinto' bookcase was designed by Kazuhide Takahama in 1965 for the world-famous Italian high
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Siro 3-Element Modular Bookcase by Kazuhide Takahama for Simon Gavina 70's
By Kazuhide Takahama, Simon Gavina Editions
Located in Padova, IT
Siro 3-element modular bookcase by Kazuhide Takahama for Simon Gavina 70's. Takahama, born in
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

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Wood

Acerbis Free System Sofa by Claudio Salocchi UTOPIA
By Claudio Salocchi, Acerbis
Located in Brooklyn, NY
“Bramante" sideboard by Kazuhide Takahama for Simon. A couple of “Botolo” chairs by Cini Boeri for Arflex
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Vintage 1970s Italian Sofas

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Upholstery

Acerbis Free System Sofa by Claudio Salocchi  UTOPIA
Acerbis Free System Sofa by Claudio Salocchi  UTOPIA
H 29.14 in W 118.12 in D 118.12 in
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Kazuhide Takahama for sale on 1stDibs

Kazuhide Takahama was a Japanese designer born in Miyazaki, Japan. After graduating from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1953, Takahama designed the Japanese Pavilion for the Milan Triennale. There he met Dino Gavina, and over the next decade, Takahama designed several pieces for Gavina. Later, he also collaborated with B&B Italia, Simon and Knoll, just to name a few. His designs are clear in line and shape and have a high-quality design. With the functionalist approach to modernism, he designed with a Japanese sense of material and aesthetics conveniently combined with Western elements.

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.