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Knoll Task Chair

1980s Task Chair Designed by Niels Diffrient for Knoll
By Knoll, Niels Diffrient
Located in Grand Rapids, MI
USA, 1980s Very fun and bright cherry red eighties task chairs designed by Niels Diffrient for
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1990s American Post-Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Plastic

Vintage Executive Task Chair by Vincent Cafiero for Knoll
By Knoll, Vincent Cafiero
Located in Wilton, CT
certainly evident with this Executive Task Chair. This low-backed version of his Executive Chair design is
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Vintage 1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk C...

Materials

Steel

Richard Sapper for Knoll Desk Task Executive or Conference Chair - Brown Leather
By Knoll, Richard Sapper
Located in St. Louis, MO
Designer Richard Sapper for Knoll the desk chairs in rich dark brown Spinneybeck leather, fully
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Steel

1960s EST Modern Office Leather Task Chair Grafton, WI
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Chula Vista, CA
1960s by EST industrial office leather task chair Grafton, WI Stamped by maker Aluminum with new
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Modern Knoll Open Up Black Leather Ergonomic Chair Designed by Mathias Seiler
By Knoll
Located in Secaucus, NJ
The open up chair is a fully adjustable ergonomic office task chair, feature a sleek modern look
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Eero Saarinen for Knoll Drafting Stool Model 77 S of the 70 Series OG Leather
By Knoll
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
A rare drafting stool designed by renowned architect and designer Eero Saarinen for Knoll, 1956
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Vintage 1950s American Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Early Saarinen Knoll Executive Task or Desk Chair Tilt Swivel Castors Orig Vinyl
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
in 1950 by Eero Saarinen for Knoll Associates. This example is from the early '50's, with the
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

1 SOHO Task Chair by Roberto Lucci & Paolo Orlandini for Knoll
By Roberto Lucci & Paolo Orlandini
Located in Pasadena, TX
1 SOHO Task chair by Roberto Lucci & Paolo Orlandini for Knoll Ergonomical design from 1994
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Early 2000s North American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

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Early Vintage Time Life Desk Chair ES104 by Charles Eames for Herman Miller
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage Time Life Desk Chair ES104 by Charles Eames for Herman Miller. The appears to be a nice early example of the design. Will double check the dimensions of the chair. Wear to t...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

20th Century Queen Anne Style Leather Desk Armchair
Located in Petworth,West Sussex, GB
A mid 20th century superb quality Queen Anne style solid mahogany hand-dyed green leather and brass studs armchair, beautifully shaped curved arms, cabriole front legs with a carved ...
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Mid-20th Century British Queen Anne Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Eames Time Life Chair in Grey Leather for Herman Miller, 1980s
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Classic Eames Time Life chair for Herman Miller in light grey leather with a polished aluminum frame and legs made in Los Angeles, CA. Originally designed in 1960 by Charles and Ray ...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum

Eames Time Life Lobby Lounge Chair in Black Leather for Herman Miller, 1980s USA
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Classic Eames Time Life Lobby Chair in black leather for Herman Miller. Black leather is in good condition with wear as shown. Extremely comfortable and worn in. Chair swivels. Heigh...
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Vintage 1980s North American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk C...

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Aluminum

1 Herman Miller Time Life Office Executive Leather Chair 4-Star Base
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Pasadena, TX
Herman Miller Time Life Executive Chair Originally designed in 1960 for the lobby of the Time-Life building in New York. Anodized aluminium 4- star base and frame Original taupe l...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum

"Pietra" Organic Armchair with Leather Arms Upholstered in Bouclé Fabric
By Studio Marta Manente
Located in Centro, RS
Pietra from Italian: Stone The designer Marta Manente is of Italian descent, her great-grandparents migrated from Italy over 100 years ago and lived in the region of Bento Gonçalves ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Armchairs

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Bouclé

Jacob Jensen for Labofa adjustable desk chair, Denmark 1960's
By Labofa A/S, Jacob Jensen
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Swivel office chair with new grey and black upholstery. The height is adjustable from 88 - 97 cm Seat height 43 - 52 cm Jacob Jensen Jacob Jensen (1926-2015) was a Danish industrial...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

Vintage Warren Platner for Knoll 32" Round Chrome Base Ottoman Mushroom Stool
By Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Warren Platner for Knoll 32" Round Chrome Spoke Base Ottoman Pouf "Mushroom" Stool. Item features a chrome metal base, red velvet upholstered "mushroom" seat, clean Modernist...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

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Chrome

George Nelson Desk or Office Chair, Very Rare, New Red Boucle Knoll Upholstery
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in Kansas City, MO
Very rare George Nelson desk chair, freshly reupholstered in a crimson Knoll Classic boucle.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Swivel Desk Chair by Andrew Morrison & Bruce Hannah for Knoll
By Bruce Hannah & Andrew Morrison, Knoll
Located in Lafayette, IN
Arguably one of the most elegant desk chair designs from the mid-century era, this Morrison/Hannah design for Knoll Studios is utilitarian sculpture at its best. Chair features a cur...
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Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

Eames Soft Pad Aluminum Group Office Chair
By Herman Miller
Located in New York, NY
Eames Aluminum group "Executive" low back office desk for Herman Miller, designed 1958, with beige leather upholstery, adjustable seat, and upon five caster wheels. Dealer: S138XX
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Chesterfield Tufted Green Leather Captains Directors Library Reading Desk Chair
By Chesterfield
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely, Chesterfield buttoned green leather desk chair A good looking well-made and decorative captain’s chair, it has a light beechwood f...
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20th Century English Victorian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Leather, Beech

Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller La Fonda Chairs, Pair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
We adore the La Fonda design! These chairs were commissioned by Alexander Girard for a Mexican restaurant in the Time Life Building in New York that opened in 1961. To keep with the ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Fiberglass

Teak Mid-Century Dresser w/ Secretary Desk
By Børge Mogensen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage Danish modern secretary desk. Fold down table with office storage and four dresser drawers. Classic Danish modern design with wood handles and beautiful teak wood grain. Plea...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Secretaires

Materials

Teak

Eames Time Life Chair in Black Leather for Herman Miller, 1980s USA
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Classic Eames Time Life swivel chair in black leather for Herman Miller. Original black leather with wear as shown. Extremely comfortable and worn in. Chair swivels. Chair reclines. ...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Charles Pollock Desk Chair by Knoll in Navy Blue Leather
By Knoll, Charles Pollock
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage Charles Pollock for Knoll executive chair in navy blue leather. This executive desk chair has a tilt and swivel base with adjustable height. Base with all wheels in working c...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Chrome

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Knoll Task Arm Chairs. by Bill Stephens
By Bill Stephens, Knoll
Located in New London, CT
Offering four original Knoll International task arm chairs. Designed by Bill StephensBill Stephens
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Fabric, Oak

Black Don Chadwick Adjustable High Office Swivel Task Work Chair for Knoll, USA
By Knoll, Don Chadwick
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Don Chadwick, a Pioneer of ergonomic design, created a chair that marries the best of his thinking
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Early 2000s American Swivel Chairs

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Aluminum, Steel

Red Eero Saarinen Adjustable Swivel Office Task Chair by Knoll, USA
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Featured in nearly all Florence Knoll-designed interiors, the Saarinen executive chair has remained
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Vintage 1950s American Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Modern Black Regeneration High Adjustable Task Chair by Formway for Knoll, USA
By Knoll, Formway Design Studio
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Innovative in its simplicity, reGeneration minimizes materials and components. The straightforward design leverages flexible, durable and sustainable materials that respond to your m...
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2010s Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum, Steel

Odelberg Olson task Chair
By Odelberg Olsen
Located in Seattle, WA
Prouve, this task chair defines the early Mid century and Danish Modern aesthetic. The seat height and
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Side Chairs

Materials

Steel

Odelberg Olson task Chair
Odelberg Olson task Chair
H 31 in W 16 in D 16 in
Vintage Midcentury Vincent Cafiero Knoll Task Chair
By Vincent Cafiero
Located in Pasadena, TX
After joining Knoll in 1956, he led many interior design projects as Senior Designer of the Knoll
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Leather

Vincent Cafiero Executive Task Chair by Knoll
By Knoll, Vincent Cafiero
Located in Highland, IN
Long out of production, this large-scale executive armchair is a finely made piece by Knoll. Newly
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Cognac Leather Adjustable Office Task Desk Chair Saarinen Knoll Eames 1960s
By Knoll, Charles Eames, Eero Saarinen
Located in Chula Vista, CA
Vintage midcentury Knoll Eames style industrial office chair made in aluminum features new Saddle
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Aluminum

Multigeneration Task Chair by Formway Design for Knoll
By Formway Design Studio, Knoll
Located in Los Angeles, CA
: 2010 The chair of Multigeneration Knoll features a lightweight design and can be configured on the fly
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2010s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

1970s Saarinen KNOLL Office Desk Task Chair Tan Leather Chrome Adjustable
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Chula Vista, CA
Office Task Chair Eero Saarinen for Knoll Office Desk Armless Task Chair, 1970s. Dimensions: 31 1/2
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal, Chrome

Vincent Cafiero executive task chair by Knoll
Located in Highland, IN
Long out of production, this large-scale executive armchair is a finely made piece by Knoll. Newly
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Vintage 1960s American Swivel Chairs

Materials

Steel

1960 Vincent Cafiero Executive Task Chair by Knoll International Model No. 181
By Knoll, Vincent Cafiero
Located in Surrey, BC
A great example of a rare production from Knoll in the late 50's early 60's by Vincent Cafiero
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Chrome

Saarinen for Knoll Executive Task Chair ( abs07 )
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Pasadena, TX
Red executive task chair on casters by Eero Saarinen. Museum of Modern Art, Federal Award for
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Vincent Cafiero executive task chair by Knoll
Located in Highland, IN
Long out of production, this large-scale executive armchair is a finely made piece by Knoll. Newly
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Vintage 1960s American Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel, Chrome

Set of 6 Mid-Century Modern Beige and Chrome Swivel Task Chairs
By Knoll
Located in Chattanooga, TN
This elegant set of six Mid-Century Modern swivel chairs are fully restored and looking dapper in
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Black and Chrome Swivel Task Armchairs
By Knoll
Located in Chattanooga, TN
task chairs in your office or as dining chairs. The chairs rotate 360 degrees making them ideal for an
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Kevi Office Chair by Jorgen Rasmussen for Knoll, 1960s/Vintage Office Chair
By Knoll
Located in London, Lambeth
chairs. 1960’s for Knoll.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

1950's Eero Saarinen ''Womb Chair'' Knoll International USA edition
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
1950's original Knoll USA edition of the Womb Chair with ottoman. This chair was reupholstered 5
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Upholstered Kevi Office Chair by Jorgen Rasmussen for Knoll
By Jørgen Rasmussen, Knoll
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern, rolling, swivel, office task chair by Jorgen Rasmussen for Knoll features a
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Knoll Studio Neil Frankel Suite of Furniture from 1999
By Knoll
Located in Palm Springs, CA
call to Knoll confirmed that these pieces were only made for a few years. The chairs are powder-coated
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1990s Unknown Living Room Sets

Materials

Steel

Generation Knoll Task Chair
By Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Knoll Generation Task Desk Chair. Seat adjusts to 17.5 up to 23" Chair moves with you
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2010s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Generation Knoll Task Chair
Generation Knoll Task Chair
H 40 in W 27 in D 23 in
1 Knoll Generation Task Chair
By Knoll
Located in Pasadena, TX
1 Knoll Generation arm chair. Intuitively designed for responsive comfort and easy adjustment
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Chrome

1 Knoll Generation Task Chair
1 Knoll Generation Task Chair
H 39 in W 26 in D 23 in
Charles Pollock Rolling Task Chair by Knoll
By Knoll, Charles Pollock
Located in Fraser, MI
Chair made by Knoll International. Black Leather Seating Surface is soft and supple. Cushion is flexible
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Vintage 1970s Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel, Nickel

Executive Task Chair by Charles Pollock for Knoll
By Charles Pollock, Knoll
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Designed by Charles Pollock for Knoll in 1963, this leather desk chair features a chromed aluminum
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Executive Task Chair in Vintage Knoll Textiles by Vincent Cafiero for Knoll
By Knoll, Vincent Cafiero
Located in Wilton, CT
certainly evident with this Executive task chair. This low-backed version of his Executive Chair design is
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Midcentury Knoll Cognac Leather and Aluminum Task Chair by Vincent Cafiero
By Knoll, Vincent Cafiero
Located in Highclere, Newbury
A truly exceptional example of this Classic late 1950s leather office task chair designed by
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Richard Sapper for Knoll Desk, Task, Executive or Conference Chair -Tan Leather
By Knoll, Richard Sapper
Located in St. Louis, MO
Designer Richard Sapper for Knoll the desk chairs in tan Spinneybeck leather, fully adjustable on 5
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Saarinen for Knoll Executive Task Arm Chairs; Set of Eight
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Pasadena, TX
A very comfortable set of Executive arm chairs by Eero Saarinen. Frame is a molded, reinforced
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Vintage 1960s American Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Important Early Tilt Swivel Tulip Desk Chairs by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Buffalo, NY
Important early Knoll tilt swivel tulip top task chair, Eero Saarinen. I believe this chair was
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Steel

Cafiero Executive Chair by Vincent Cafiero for Knoll International, Signed
By Knoll, Vincent Cafiero
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pollack Executive task chair for Knoll. But there is something special about this chair that the other
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Charles Pollock for Knoll International Leather Executive Desk Chairs, Signed
By Charles Pollock, Knoll
Located in Los Angeles, CA
These Charles Pollock for Knoll International 'Executive Chairs' in a beautiful deep cognac colored
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Charles Pollock for Knoll International Executive Desk Chair, Signed 1985
By Charles Pollock, Knoll
Located in Los Angeles, CA
These Charles Pollock for Knoll International executive desk chairs are excellent collectors
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Charles Pollock for Knoll International Leather Executive Desk Chair, c 1980
By Knoll, Charles Pollock
Located in Los Angeles, CA
movement. Knoll first introduced the Charles Pollock executive chair in 1965 and since then they have
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Early Saarinen Knoll Executive Task or Desk Chairs Pair Original Vinyl 1950s MCM
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Executive armchairs, pair, designed in 1950 by Eero Saarinen for Knoll Associates. These are from
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Steel, Chrome

Vintage Eero Saarinen Womb Chair in Distressed Velvet, 1970s
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Brooklyn, NY
, he began the investigation with designs for smaller fiberglass task chairs, but changed direction
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Tilt Swivel Desk Chairs by Steelcase
By Steelcase
Located in Buffalo, NY
Nice pair of office task chairs. Manufactured by Steelcase. Classic modern styling.. Features Tilt
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Vintage Saarinen Executive Arm Task Chairs by Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Description: This chair swivels and tilts on four steel points with casters . Its back was recently
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Early Knoll Saarinen Executive Side Chair with Casters in Orange and White
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Denver, CO
This early example of the Knoll "Executive Side Chair" is the "base version", arguably the most
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Saarinen Vintage Leather Desk Chair with Casters for Knoll 1957
By Eero Saarinen
Located in San Francisco, CA
Eero Saarinen Vintage Leather Executive Desk Chair with Casters designed for Knoll, 1957 Newly
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Vintage Leather Saarinen Executive Arm Chairs by Knoll c.1960's
By Eero Saarinen
Located in San Diego, CA
Pair of Vintage Leather Saarinen Executive Arm Task Chairs by Knoll Mexico. c.1960's Reupholstered
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Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Vintage Saarinen Leather Desk Chair with Casters
By Eero Saarinen
Located in San Francisco, CA
Eero Saarinen vintage leather executive desk chair with casters designed for Knoll, 1957. Newly
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Hans Wegner Slat Back Four Seater Rosewood Sofa
Located in New York, NY
/> "The chair does not exist. The good chair is a task one is never completely done with." - Hans Wegner
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Vintage 1960s Danish Sofas

Vintage Saarinen Executive Arm Task Chairs for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Tarrytown, NY
This chair has its original back in vinyl, the seat has been reupholstered; it swivels and tilts on
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Vintage 1960s American Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Vintage Eero Saarinen Leather Desk Chair for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen
Located in San Francisco, CA
Eero Saarinen vintage leather executive desk chair with casters designed for Knoll, 1957. Newly
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Sofa Daybed by Florence Knoll International, Mid-Century Modern Design, 1956
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Berlin, DE
Florence Knoll's plush chocolate colored velvet sofa deigned with steel construction perfectly
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Knoll Task Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the knoll task chair you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each knoll task chair for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, animal skin and fabric. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer knoll task chair, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. Each knoll task chair bearing Mid-Century Modern hallmarks is very popular. A well-made knoll task chair has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Knoll, Vincent Cafiero and Eero Saarinen are consistently popular.

How Much is a Knoll Task Chair?

Prices for a knoll task chair start at $600 and top out at $6,583 with the average selling for $1,975.

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