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80's Belgo Chrom Chairs Memphis Style, Set of 4
By belgochrom
Located in Boven Leeuwen, NL
4 Memphis design chairs by Belgo Chrom in the 1980s. Heavy and high quality comfortable chairs
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Vintage 1980s Belgian Hollywood Regency Chairs

Materials

Steel

80's Belgo Chrom Chairs Memphis Style, Set of 4
80's Belgo Chrom Chairs Memphis Style, Set of 4
H 31.89 in W 21.26 in D 21.26 in
1980ies Palace chair designed by George Sowden for Memphis Milano
By George Sowden, Memphis Milano
Located in Offenburg, Baden Wurthemberg
1980ies Memphis Milano Palace chair in colored lacquered wood designed by George Sowden, 1983
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Chairs

Materials

Plywood

Nathalie chair designed by Nathalie du Pasquier for Memphis Milano ca. 1990
By Memphis Milano, Nathalie du Pasquier
Located in Offenburg, Baden Wurthemberg
Nathalie chair designed by Nathalie du Pasquier for Memphis Milano, 1987 Manufactured by Memphis
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Memphis Style Vintage Beech Animal Zebra Side Chair Italy, 1980s
By Memphis Milano
Located in Vienna, AT
Memphis style vintage beechwood chair or side chair with zebra pattern upholstery Italy, 1980s. A
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Beech

Charles Hollis Jones Postmodern Memphis Inspired Lounge Chair
By Memphis Group
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Memphis-inspired asymmetric sculptural lounge chair with unique tri-color design and acrylic legs
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wood, Leather

Palace Wood Chair, by George Sowden for Memphis Milano Collection
By George Sowden, Memphis Milano, Memphis Group
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Palace chair in colored lacquered wood, designed in 1983, by George Sowden. George Sowden was born
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Belgo Chrom Chairs Steel Design Memphis Style, 1980s
By belgochrom
Located in Boven Leeuwen, NL
Memphis Milano style chairs by Belgo Chrom from the 1980s. Also a beautiful deskchair The green
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Antique 1880s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Riviera Chair in Plastic Laminate Memphis Milano Collection
By Memphis Milano, Michele de Lucchi
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Riviera chair in plastic laminate with cushions covered for Memphis Milano collection Additional
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2010s Chairs

Materials

Plastic

Memphis Milano – First Chair – Michele de Lucchi – 1983
By Michele de Lucchi, Memphis Milano
Located in NIEUWKUIJK, NB
Striking and bold, this chair designed by Michele De Lucchi in 1983 for Memphis will be a superb
Category

Vintage 1980s European Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Memphis Milano – First Chair – Michele De Lucchi – 1983
By Michele de Lucchi, Memphis Milano
Located in NIEUWKUIJK, NB
Striking and bold, this chair designed by Michele De Lucchi in 1983 for Memphis will be a superb
Category

Vintage 1980s Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

First Chair by Michele de Lucchi for Memphis
By Memphis Group, Michele de Lucchi
Located in Vienna, AT
Iconic "First Chair" designed by Michelle de Lucchi for Memphis Milano 1983 in good condition, some
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Blue Velvet Modern Memphis Chaise Lounge
By Memphis Milano
Located in Antwerp, BE
Postmodern design in Memphis style chaise lounge, couche, settee, daybed and loveseat! Steel chrome
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel, Chrome

Blue Velvet Modern Memphis Chaise Lounge
Blue Velvet Modern Memphis Chaise Lounge
H 33.47 in W 55.91 in D 41.74 in
First Wood and Metal Chair, by Michele De Lucchi for Memphis Milano Collection
By Memphis Milano, Michele de Lucchi, Memphis Group
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
The First chair in enameled wood and metal, was originally designed in 1983 by Michele De Lucchi
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

8 Memphis Postmodern Dining Chairs Manner of Michele De Lucci, Italy, 1980s
By Memphis Group
Located in Saarbruecken, DE
8 Memphis Postmodern dining chairs manner of Michele De Lucci, Italy, 1980s. Fiberglass seat
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

Kim Chair by Michele de Lucchi for Memphis-Milano, 1980s
By Memphis Milano, Michele de Lucchi
Located in Renens, CH
The Kim chair was designed by the Italian architect Michele de Lucchi in 1987: De Lucchi was one of
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1990s Italian Post-Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Primula Chair by George J. Sowden by Post Design Collection/Memphis
By George Sowden
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Primula chair in metal and wood by George J. Sowden by Post Design collection/Memphis Additional
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21st Century and Contemporary Chairs

Materials

Metal

Paris Chair in Veneer and Metal by Martine Bedin for Memphis Milano Collection
By Memphis Milano, Martine Bedin
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Paris chair in veneer and metal by Martine Bedin for Memphis Milano collection Additional
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2010s Chairs

Materials

Metal

Memphis Milano, First Chair, Set of 4, Michele De Lucchi, 1983
By Michele de Lucchi, Memphis Milano
Located in NIEUWKUIJK, NB
Striking and bold, this chair designed by Michele De Lucchi in 1983 for Memphis will be a superb
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Chairs

Materials

Wood

1980s Memphis Style Slipper Chairs by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, a Pair
By Milo Baughman, Memphis Milano
Located in Roanoke, VA
Baughman was inspired by the courageous young avant-garde designers known as the Memphis Group that
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Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Chairs

Materials

Textile

Palace Chair, Designed by George J. Sowden in 1983 for Memphis Milano
By George Sowden
Located in Beirut, LB
PALACE Chair, Designed by George J. Sowden in 1983 for the Collection Memphis Milano, in colored
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Kim Steel and Plywood Chair Michele De Lucchi for Memphis Original 1980s
By Michele de Lucchi, Memphis Group
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Kim chair designed by Michele De Lucchi in 1987. Made of unique shaped black steel frame and bent
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Postmodern Poltroncine Chairs by Zeus in Black Steel Italy Memphis Design Style
By Zeus, Maurizio Peregalli
Located in Vienna, AT
3 armchairs "Poltroncina" in the design of Maurizio Peregalli by Italian manufacturer Zeus, Italy
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Marmo Chair in Wood by Nathalie Du Pasquier for Post Design Collection/Memphis
By Nathalie du Pasquier
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
Marmo chair in wood by Nathalie Du Pasquier by Post Design collection/Memphis Additional
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21st Century and Contemporary Chairs

Materials

Wood

Italian Memphis Design Abstract Postmodern Dining Chairs, 1980s Italy
Located in Zagreb, HR
One of 40 geometrical abstract Memphis design postmodern dining chairs or accent chairs. The
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

Italian modern Green wood black metal chair Kim by De Lucchi for Memphis, 1980s
By Michele de Lucchi, Memphis Milano
Located in MIlano, IT
Chair is produced by Memphis in 1980s and designed by Michele De Lucchi. It is in very good conditions
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Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of Italian 'Memphis Design' Lounge / Garden Chairs by Castelli Ferrieri
By Anna Castelli Ferrieri, Kartell
Located in New York, NY
of production. References: Ettore Sottsass, Alessandro Mendini, Superstudio, Memphis Design, Arte
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Memphis Design Postmodern Geometrical 'Cosinus' Chair by KFF, 80s Germany
By KFF, Karl Friedrich Förster
Located in Zagreb, HR
Clearcoated steel and dark blue faux leather upholstery postmodern chair, model 'Cosinus', designed
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Vintage 1980s German Industrial Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

Lucrezia Armchair by Marco Zanini for Memphis Milano
By Memphis Milano, Marco Zanini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An aluminum arm chair designed by Marco Zanini for Memphis Milano in 1984 and upholstered in
Category

Late 20th Century Post-Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Two Chairs Mod. "First" by Michele de Lucchi for Memphis Milano, Ready to Ship
By Memphis Group, Michele de Lucchi
Located in Madrid, ES
Set of two chairs mod. "First Chair" designed by Michele de Lucchi for Memphis Milano, with
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Vintage 1980s Italian Side Chairs

Materials

Metal

Sottsass Inspired Memphis Milano Chair, Italy, 1980s
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Antwerp, BE
Postmodern Memphis style chair, Italy, the 1970's. As a typical characteristic of Memphis, The
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Memphis Style Modernist Triangular Chair by Carl Tese
Located in Wilton, CT
This unique Memphis style Chair is a one-of-a-kind experimental prototype. Designed and fabricated
Category

Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel, Aluminum

Sculptural "Arches" chair, Italian collectible, Memphis style, decorative dining
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Milano, IT
Vintage sculptural chair in tubular steel, painted in matte olive green. Made in Italy in the 1980s
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

1980s Sculptural Coned Leopard Velvet Steel Swivel Stools Chairs
By Memphis Group
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
could hope to find. Outstanding design is exhibited throughout. The beautiful set is statement piece and
Category

Vintage 1980s Post-Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Steel

FIRST Chair by Michele De Lucchi for Memphis Milano
By Michele de Lucchi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Michele de Lucchi was one of the cofounders of the Milano Design Group Memphis, which emerged at
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Memphis Chair by Javier Mariscal ''Garriris'', Black Leather, 1897
By Javier Mariscal
Located in Barcelona, ES
Garriris chair by Javier Mariscal, produced by Akaba in 1987, restored & recovered by the architect
Category

Vintage 1980s Spanish Post-Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Midcentury Post Modern Italian Style Chair After Sottsass for Memphis
Located in W Allenhurst, NJ
Unique fun Post-Modern arm chair by Design Institute America, DIA. Polished brass with vinyl
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20th Century Post-Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Bone Air Chair by Memphis Milano Designer Peter Shire
By Peter Shire
Located in Kansas City, MO
Peter Shire bone chair designed and made in the Studio of Peter Shire, 1983. Only two of these
Category

Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Laminate, Wood

"Bermuda" Chairs Designed by Carlos Miret for Amat, Spain, 1986
Located in Madrid, ES
The "Bermuda" chairs were designed by Carlos Miret and edited by Amat in 1986 in Spain, This
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Iron

Pair of Ettore Sottsass Knoll Eastside Lounge Chairs Memphis Italy
By Knoll, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a pair of gorgeous and original Ettore Sottsass Eastside lounge chairs, produced
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Early 2000s American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Ettore Sottsass for Knoll Eastside Lounge Chairs Memphis Italy Blue
By Knoll, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a pair of gorgeous and original Ettore Sottsass Eastside lounge chairs, produced
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Early 2000s American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric

Three Whimsical Sawaya and Moroni Post Modern Memphis Style Occasional Chairs
By Sawaya & Moroni, Luigi Serafini
Located in Ferndale, MI
Three fun whimsical post modern occasional chairs designed by Luigi Serafini for Sawaya and Moroni
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Steel

Pair of Steel Italian Memphis Architectural Chairs Attributed to Mario Botta
By Mario Botta
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of steel Italian Memphis architectural chairs attributed to Mario Botta. Extreme design with
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Memphis High Back Sculptural Chair with Red, Purple, and Sea Foam Cushions
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Dutch, 1980's “Memphis” style chair is comprised of vividly colored geometric forms and and
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Vintage 1980s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Monochrome Memphis Style Chairs in the Style of Ettore Sottsass
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Glendale, AZ
Memphis style chairs in the style of Ettore Sottsass in monochrome black. Unmistakable silhouette
Category

Vintage 1980s Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Iron

"S. Marco" Chair Designed by Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez for Driade
By Driade, Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"S. Marco" is an elegant chair, designed by Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez and manufactured by
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Beech, Leather, Fabric, Foam, Wood

Italian Modern Memphis Style Arm Chair Black Leather Chrome Massimo Iosa Ghini
By Massimo Iosa Ghini, Moroso
Located in Vienna, AT
Italian Modern vintage lounge chair or armchair, model Numero Uno, from leather and chrome by
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Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Memphis Style Finnish 'Mondi Soft' Lounge Chairs with Chrome Frames
By Inno Interior OY, Jouko Järvisalo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of 'Mondi Soft' armchairs designed by Finnish architect Jouko Jarvisalo for Inno Interior OY
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Vintage 1980s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Set of Ten "Bermuda" Chairs Designed by Carlos Miret for Amat, Spain, 1986
Located in Madrid, ES
A Set of 10 units of The "Bermuda" chairs. The "Bermuda" chairs were designed by Carlos Miret and
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Iron

"First" Wood and Metal Chair, by Michele De Lucchi for Memphis Milano Collection
By Michele de Lucchi
Located in Beirut, LB
Striking and bold, this chair designed by Michele De Lucchi in 1983 for Memphis will be a superb
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Metal

Set of 4 Postmodern Memphis Era Thonet Vienna Stackable Dining Chairs, 90s
By Thonet
Located in Zagreb, HR
Set of four exceptionally rare and collectible, postmodern Memphis design original Thonet dining
Category

1990s Austrian Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

Set of Four Post Modern Memphis Era Anna Anselmi for Bieffeplast Chairs
By Anna Anselmi, Bieffeplast
Located in Ferndale, MI
Set of four Memphis era post modern armchairs. Designed by Italian designer Anna Anselmi. Curve
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Mid-20th Century Italian Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

Set of 4 Memphis Style Bieffeplast Italian White and Cream Metal Armchairs
By Bieffeplast
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
A set of 4 Bieffeplast Italian Memphis style armchairs. Each of these 4 chairs feature cylindrical
Category

20th Century Unknown Chairs

Materials

Metal

Set of 4 Italian Post-Modern / Memphis Dining Chairs by Massimo Iosa Ghini
By Massimo Iosa Ghini
Located in New York, NY
Set of 4 Italian Post-Modern / Memphis Bolidist "Velox" dining chairs by Massimo Iosa Ghini for
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

1 of 20 Postmodern Memphis Era Thonet Vienna Stackable Signed Dining Chairs, 90s
By Thonet
Located in Zagreb, HR
Exceptionally rare and collectible, postmodern Memphis design original Thonet dining chairs
Category

1990s Austrian Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

1 of 20 Postmodern Memphis Era Thonet Vienna Stackable Signed Dining Chairs, 90s
By Thonet
Located in Zagreb, HR
Exceptionally rare and collectible, postmodern Memphis design original Thonet dining chairs
Category

1990s Austrian Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

Mid Century Memphis Style High Back White Oak Danish Skovby Dining Chairs-Set 6
By Skovby Møbelfabrik A/S 1
Located in El Cajon, CA
dining chairs with elongated abstracted triangular design. Architectural bases are made of solid European
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Mid-20th Century Danish Streamlined Moderne Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak

1 of 12 Memphis Style Vintage Postmodern 'Mikado' Dining Chairs By Kusch & Co.
By Kusch+Co
Located in Zagreb, HR
Set of twelve vintage Kusch+Co stackable postmodern dining chairs in a blue-grey lacquered finish
Category

Vintage 1980s German Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Set of Six Memphis Tripod Dining Chairs in the Manner of Michele De Lucchi
By Michele de Lucchi
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A set of six Memphis dining chairs in the manner of Michele de Lucchi. The steel frame is powder
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

1990s Multi-Colored Sculptural Memphis Style Dining Table & 6 Chairs
By Memphis Group
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
The extremely rare Memphis style sculptural dining set is statement piece which is also comfortable
Category

1990s Post-Modern Dining Room Sets

Materials

Metal

Set of Eight Mandarin Dining Chairs Designed by Ettore Sottsass for Knoll
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Pasadena, TX
20th century. Sottsass was the oldest member of the Memphis Group — a design collective, formed in
Category

Vintage 1980s European Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

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Memphis Design Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the memphis design chair you’re looking for. Each memphis design chair for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, fabric and steel. There are many kinds of the memphis design chair you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. A memphis design chair made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Hollywood Regency — is very popular. A well-made memphis design chair has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Harvink, Anna Castelli Ferrieri and belgochrom are consistently popular.

How Much is a Memphis Design Chair?

Prices for a memphis design chair can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $368 and can go as high as $4,299, while the average can fetch as much as $2,211.

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.

Questions About Memphis Design Chair
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    The Memphis Group designed a wide variety of items from 1980 to 1987 when the collective was active. Their designs included furniture and textiles as well as decorative objects made out of ceramics, metal and glass. Shop a collection of Memphis Group furniture at 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    The Memphis Group debuted their designs in 1981 with an exhibition at the Salone del Mobile of Milan in Milan, Italy. Although many people criticized their designs at the time, the design group developed a cult following that boasted famous creatives like fashion designer Karl Lagerfield and musician David Bowie. Shop a variety of Memphis Group furniture at 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 31, 2023
    There are two designers known for producing a Z-Chair. Poul Jensen unveiled his design in 1957. It features a zigzagging teak wood frame and boxy seat and back cushions. In 2011, Sawaya & Moroni introduced a sharply angled, polished stainless steel Z-Chair designed by architect Zaha Hadid. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of chairs from some of the world's top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Italian-American designer and artist Harry Bertoia designed the Bird chair in 1952. It features a tubular base and a wire basket seat. Today, Knoll Furniture continues to manufacture the mid-century modern furnishing. Find a selection of Bird chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, the venerated Swiss-born architect-designer known as Le Corbusier, and collaborators Pierre Jeanneret (Le Corbusier’s cousin) and Charlotte Perriand designed the LC1 chair in the late 1920s. Its unique design allows the backrest to move as you shift positions, allowing the chair to deliver optimal support. The LC1 was part of a series that saw the trio of designers carrying out bold experiments with tubular chromed steel, just as architect and Bauhaus faculty member Marcel Breuer had executed with his cantilever Cesca chair around the same time. Find a range of Le Corbusier chairs from some of the world's top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret designed the LC2 chair, also known as the Cassina armchair. Their design debuted at the 1927 Autumn Salon in Paris, France. On 1st 1stDibs, you can shop a range of Le Corbusier chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Charles and Ray Eames designed the LCW lounge chair in 1945. Its design includes five pieces of molded plywood. Herman Miller continues to produce the iconic furnishing to this day. You can find a range of LCW chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Although many people have designed airport chairs, Charles and Ray Eames are best known for creating seating for airports. The ones they produced for Chicago O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, in 1962 are especially famous. On 1st 1stDibs, shop a variety of airport chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Ludwig Mies van der Rohe designed the MR chair in 1927. The tubular steel frame and woven seat reflect the International Style that the German architect helped establish. Today, Knoll furniture manufactures the armchair. Shop a variety of MR chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The LC2 chair was designed by Le Corbusier in collaboration with Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret. The chair was released to the public in 1928 and remains popular to this day. Shop a collection of Le Corbusier’s designs from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    Le Corbusier designed a number of armchairs that people refer to as the Corbusier chair. His designs are spare, minimal and efficient but at the same time offer supreme comfort. Collaborating with his cousin, Pierre Jeanneret, and trailblazing designer Charlotte Perriand, he devised such iconic pieces as the LC2 Petit Confort armchair and the LC4 chaise longue. Each couples a tubular chrome frame with soft, supple leather upholstery, lending an organic warmth to an industrially made piece of furniture. Find a variety of Le Corbusier chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 22, 2024
    Opinions vary on who designed the folding chair. Chairs designed to fold have existed since the ancient world, with examples found in the tomb of Tutankhamun. Some people argue that the original designer of the modern-day folding chair was John Cram, who patented an idea for a folding chair in 1855. However, others believe that Philip E.G. Harrison should get the credit because his 1931 design more closely resembles the modern-day folding chair. Nathaniel Alexander also contributed to the development of the folding chair with his 1911 chair that included a book rest, as did Frederic Arnold, who created the first folding aluminum chair in 1947. Shop a selection of folding chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 30, 2023
    Arnold Madsen designed the Clam chair. In the past, it was ascribed to the Norwegian retailer Martin Olsen and then the Danish architect Philip Arctander. It was only through some dogged research by a team of international design historians and collectors that it was finally correctly associated with Madsen, an upholsterer by profession who created it in Copenhagen in 1944. On 1stDibs, find a selection of Clam chairs from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    Charles and Ray Eames designed the Eames chair. A married couple, they were the embodiment of the inventiveness, energy and optimism at the heart of mid-century modern American design and have been recognized as among the most influential designers of the 20th century. They produced a line of DCW chairs together in the 1940s and went on to unveil their now iconic lounge chair in 1956. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of Eames lounge chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 3, 2024
    Don Chadwick and Bill Stumpf designed the Aeron chair. The pair introduced the mesh-upholstered ergonomic chair in 1994, and it has been one of Herman Miller's best-selling office chairs ever since. Its innovative design has even earned it a place in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, New York. Find a range of Aeron chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    Who the most famous chair designer is may refer to many different people. Arne Jacobsen, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Lilly Reich, Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Philippe Starck, Hans Wegner, Verner Panton and Le Corbusier have all designed iconic chairs over time. Shop a selection of antique, vintage and modern chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    George Nelson designed the coconut chair in 1956. Herman Miller continues to produce the curvy accent chair based on his original design. On 1stDibs, you can shop a collection of coconut chairs from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto designed the Paimio chair for a tuberculosis sanatorium in the town of Paimio, Finland. The bent plywood chair debuted in the early 1930s. On 1st 1stDibs, shop a range of Alvar Aalto chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Surrealist designer and artist Pedro Friedeberg designed the Hand chair. He unveiled the piece in 1962 when he was only 24 years old. Many designers and furniture companies have created similar pieces since. Find a collection of Hand chairs on 1stDibs.
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    Eileen Gray designed the Transat chair in 1922. Its name comes from the luxury ocean liners that took passengers on transatlantic voyages during the early 20th century. Gray became inspired to create the chair after sitting in deck chairs on one such ship. Shop a range of Transat chairs on 1stDibs.