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Max Pearson Desk Chair

Desk Chairs by Max Pearson for Knoll
By Knoll, Max Pearson
Located in Chicago, IL
c. 1970s. Price is for the set. Contact us if you’d like to purchase a single item. Pair of desk
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Fabric

1970s Swivel Desk Chair by Max Pearson for Knoll
By Knoll, Max Pearson
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A desk chair with the original channel-stitched upholstery, on an X-form caster base.    
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Upholstery

One Max Pearson For Knoll Black Leather Executive Chair
By Max Pearson
Located in Pasadena, TX
1 mid century modern executive chairs designed by Max Pearson and made by Knoll. Black leather
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

8 Max Pearson for Knoll Mid-Century Modern Red Tulip Swivel Dining Office Chairs
By Knoll, Max Pearson
Located in Dayton, OH
8 Max Pearson for Knoll International red wool upholstered rolling swivel chairs, circa 1960s
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Steel

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Max Pearson Desk Chair for Knoll
By Max Pearson, Knoll
Located in New York, NY
A desk and office chair by Max Pearson for Knoll, manufactured circa 1970s, upholstered in fabric
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Max Pearson Desk Chair for Knoll
Max Pearson Desk Chair for Knoll
H 34.5 in W 25 in D 23 in
Max Pearson Office Chairs
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Located in Chicago, IL
PE46 Pearson Executive office seating, swivel arm chair
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Max Pearson for Knoll Mid Century Red Upholstered Office Desk Chair
By Max Pearson, Knoll
Located in Countryside, IL
Max Pearson for Knoll mid century red upholstered office desk chair Chair measures: 26 wide x 24
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Vintage Oversize Leather Executive Chair by Max Pearson for Knoll
By Max Pearson
Located in Pasadena, TX
Pearson's most successful design, functional and artistic. circa 1974. This is the rare significant
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Vintage 1970s American Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Set of Four Chairs, in the style of Max Pearson for Knoll
By Myrtle Desk Co., Max Pearson, Knoll
Located in Redding, CT
Set of Four Chairs, in the style of Max Pearson for Knoll Executive in burnt orange. These are
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Vintage Knoll Max Pearson Executive Arm Chairs (Set of 12)
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Located in Pasadena, TX
A set of 12 Max Pearson designed executive office chairs in original fabric, with '4 star' chrome
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Mid-Century Modern Suede Side / Guest / Desk Chairs by Max Pearson for Knoll
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Very nice pair of side chairs designed by Max Pearson for Knoll. Chairs feature rare light-brown
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SOLD OCTOBER 2009 Great classic Max Pearson designed swiveling "egg" style chair for Knoll
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Mid-Century Swivel Chair in the Style of Max Pearson
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Mid Century Leather Executive Chair by Max Pearson for Knoll
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A vintage Pearson executive swivel chair. Pearson's most successful design, functional and artistic
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Max Pearson Swivel Desk Chair for Knoll possibly Alexander Girard Fabric
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Exceptional Max Pearson for Knoll swivel office chair, with wonderful original, possibly Alexander
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Max Pearson for Knoll Executive Chair, Original Fabric, 1970s
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Exceptional Leather Desk Chair - Max Pearson
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Bridport, CT
Desk chair in black leather by Max Pearson, Knoll, 1974.
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Max Pearson Desk Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal max pearson desk chair for your home. Frequently made of metal, chrome and fabric, every max pearson desk chair was constructed with great care. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer max pearson desk chair, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. Each max pearson desk chair bearing Mid-Century Modern hallmarks is very popular. Max Pearson, Knoll and Myrtle Desk Co. each produced at least one beautiful max pearson desk chair that is worth considering.

How Much is a Max Pearson Desk Chair?

The average selling price for a max pearson desk chair at 1stDibs is $1,550, while they’re typically $650 on the low end and $8,900 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right office-chairs-desk-chairs for You

An essential part of every office or home workstation, office chairs and desk chairs are critically important to your comfort and getting the job done.

Desk chairs have evolved over time. While writing the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson pined for a wider range of motion and introduced some improvements to his English-style Windsor chair, inventing the swivel chair along the way. So the next time you roll, recline or swivel at your vintage desk, remember: The third president of the United States had a lot to do with that functionality.

Changes in the availability of resources have also led to innovations in desk chair design. After World War II, for example, optimistic American designers made use of wartime materials in their efforts to create practical domestic goods.

Mid-century modernism is the name given to the broad postwar time period that prioritized thoughtful design. Journalist Cara Greenberg, who coined the term “mid-century modernism,” cites “ergonomic wisdom” as part of the reason for the longevity of the era’s furnishings, and when it comes to sitting in a desk chair for hours at a time, what could be more important than ergonomic support?

As mid-century modernism was marked by resourcefulness and boundless creativity — and produced designers who, in most cases, prioritized comfort and support — it follows that all mid-century chairs are not the same. Nowhere is this perhaps more evident than at Herman Miller. The legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer got its start in the office, with design director George Nelson enlisting the likes of Charles and Ray Eames to produce desk chairs and lounge chairs that are still celebrated today. Elsewhere at the time, the numerous pieces Florence Knoll created for Knoll’s office furniture line were envisioned as design solutions for the changing needs of residential and office spaces.

If you’re working remotely and streamlined seating isn’t your thing, don’t be afraid of making a statement with your office chair. Introduce a touch of drama to your video calls by way of 19th-century desk accessories and the alluring forms we typically associate with antique desk chairs designed in the Empire and Regency styles. For a minimalist touch, a spare, utilitarian Industrial-style office chair can work in any space but will fit in particularly well amid the exposed brick and steel architecture that characterizes a loft apartment.

An inspiring home office cleverly mixes materials and styles to create a welcoming place of productivity and comfort, and if you’re gathering with colleagues at your company HQ, an array of wood, leather and metal office chairs can help integrate disparate textures in a conference room or any other collaborative space. On 1stDibs, explore a diverse collection of office and desk chairs today.