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Low rocking Chair Japanese Modern Style Bentwood Chair
By Studio Jig
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Bentwood rocking chair in the Japanese modern style. Made of Yoshino cedar which is a famous wood grown in the Yoshino district in Japan. It has characteristic streamlined combined b...

2010s Japanese Modern Rocking Chairs



A Low Ebonized Elbow Chair, Attributed to E W Godwin.
By Edward William Godwin
Located in London, GB
Edward William Godwin (attributed), an ebonised low elbow chair, with a lattice back, a later overstuffed gilt embossed leather seat, on ring-turned legs with stretchers. See Soros,...

Antique Late 19th Century English Anglo-Japanese Chairs

Turn of the Century Japanese Low Chairs
Located in East Hampton, NY
Beautiful antique Japanese chairs with original worn velvet seats which have aged so nicely - it looks like they were meant to be this way.

Early 20th Century Japanese Slipper Chairs

  • Turn of the Century Japanese Low Chairs
  • Turn of the Century Japanese Low Chairs
  • Turn of the Century Japanese Low Chairs
  • Turn of the Century Japanese Low Chairs
H 21 in. W 23.5 in. D 19 in.
1950s Paul Frankl Rattan Reed Low Slipper Chair, Pair
By Paul Frankl
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Coveted and rare modernist 1950s Paul Frankl designed rattan reed stack low to the ground slipper chairs. Included, original cushion inserts, four pieces. Ready to be newly upholster...

Mid-20th Century Japanese Modern Slipper Chairs


Rattan, Fabric

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality lounge furniture cannot be overstated. Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other seating — 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.

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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 styles in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other furnishings — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring 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 antique, new and vintage seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.