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Modern Armless Lounge Chair
Located in East Hampton, NY
Vintage armless chair with channeled upholstered in gray cashmere/wool blend..... on a chrome base
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Mid-20th Century Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool

Modern Armless Lounge Chair
Modern Armless Lounge Chair
H 32 in W 27.5 in D 38 in
Pair of Mid-Century Red and Polished Chrome Artifort Armless Lounge Chairs
By Artifort
Located in Los Angeles, CA
fabric and can be used as individual lounge chairs or as a two seater. Set Price.
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Pierre Jeanneret Low Armless Lounge Chairs 'Kangaroo'
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Toronto, Ontario
A really terrific pair of rare low lounge chairs in teak and Indian Sissoo wood. A true matched
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Mid-20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Teak

Mid-Century Modern Italian Lounge Chair
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern Italian lounge chair armless lounge chair with original floral upholstery. Has
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Early Rare Vintage Milo Baughman "Armless" Architectural Bronze Lounge Chair
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Chicago, IL
A very scarcely seen variation of the Model B-1739 Lounge chair for Thayer Coggin with a Bronze
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Set of Four Richard Schultz 1966 Series Armless Lounge Chairs
By Knoll, Richard Schultz
Located in Chicago, IL
Richard Schultz for 1966 series for Knoll. Set of four outdoor lounge chairs. No longer in
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel, Metal

Mid-Century Saarinen for Knoll Executive Armless Chairs. set of 4, dated 1963
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Set of 4 early Eero Saarinen design armless executive chairs from 1963. Manufactured by Knoll
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Pair of Armless Lounge Chairs by Florence Knoll for Knoll
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Dorchester, MA
Florence Knoll designed these slipper chairs in 1956 as part of a seating group that joined comfort
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Pair Armless Lounge / Slipper Chairs with Brass Frames by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Kansas City, MO
Rare pair of Harvey Probber lounge chairs with brass frames. All original brass feet are intact
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Pair Jens Risom Armless Lounge Chairs. Maple with Red Webbing. Signed.
By Jens Risom, Knoll
Located in Kansas City, MO
Pair of Jens Risom lounge chairs from his original 1941 design collection for Knoll. These are
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Nylon, Maple

Pair of Pierre Jeanneret Armless Easy 'Fireside' Lounge Chairs c. 1955-60
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of Pierre Jeanneret armless 'Fireside' chairs, model PJ-SI-18-A. Private residences and PGI
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Mid-20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Teak

201 Armless Chair by Elias Svedberg
By Elias Svedberg
Located in Dallas, TX
Rare and important, 201 armless chair by Elias Svedberg for Nordiska Kompaniet -1947 imported by
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Early 20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Birch, Upholstery

201 Armless Chair by Elias Svedberg
201 Armless Chair by Elias Svedberg
H 34 in W 28.5 in D 30 in
Frameworks Puzzle Armless Chair in Mamaye
Located in Dallas, TX
fit perfectly into any space. The armless chair pictured above make for a beautiful stand alone
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Brunoy Leather Armless Chair by Christiane Lemieux
Located in New York, NY
This perfectly proportioned lounge chair is inspired by midcentury Swiss design, reworked with a
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2010s North American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

1950s Armless Slipper Chair by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An armless slipper chair from the Janus collection with button tufted upholstery and beautifully
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chair and Ottoman in Brown Felt Upholstery Attributed
By Harvey Probber
Located in Deland, FL
Probber (though uncannily similar to Florence Knoll's armless chair), is ideal for those searching for a
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Felt

Pierre Jeanneret 'Armless Easy Chair', Model No. PJ-SI-35-A
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in London, Charterhouse Square
Pierre Jeanneret armless easy chair. Teak and rattan.
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Vintage 1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Cane, Rattan, Teak

Pair Armless Janus Chairs by Edward Wormley. Rare orangeJack Lenor Larsen Fabric
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Kansas City, MO
Rare, all original, pair of armless lounge / slipper chairs designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb Creamy Beige Suede Round Lounge Stool Bench
By Paul McCobb
Located in Monrovia, CA
Mid-Century Modern 1960s Paul Mccobb large round lounge with chrome x base. This piece is also
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of Edward Wormley Lounge Chairs
By Edward Wormley
Located in Kensington, MD
Pair of Edward Wormley Lounge Chairs Additional information: Material: Wood Featured at
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Edward Wormley Lounge Chairs
Pair of Edward Wormley Lounge Chairs
H 30.75 in W 24 in D 29.5 in
1960s Lounge Chair by Florence Knoll
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A lounge chair formed by an armless button-tufted upholstered seat resting on a matte steel
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Pair Ward Bennett Scissor Lounge Chairs
By Brickel Associates, Ward Bennett
Located in Chicago, IL
An exquisite pair of Ward Bennett scissor lounge chairs, designed for Brickel Associates circa
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Upholstery, Ash

Pair Ward Bennett Scissor Lounge Chairs
Pair Ward Bennett Scissor Lounge Chairs
H 34.5 in W 24.5 in D 29 in
Saporiti Cognac Leather 'P10' Lounge Chairs, Italy 1970's
By Saporiti, Alberto Rosselli Saporiti
Located in Zwijndrecht, Antwerp
A pair of 1970's saporiti 'P10' modular lounge chairs, upholstered in the original rich cognac
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

1950s Tufted Lounge Chair by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An armless button tufted lounge chair of generous proportion having exposed walnut base. Model
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of Lounge Chairs, Maison Regain, France, 1980's
By Maison Regain
Located in Austin, TX
Pair armless lounge chairs by collectible maker, Maison Regain, with solid elm frames. Notice the
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Vintage 1980s French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool, Elm

One Vintage Jens Risom for Knoll Lounge Chairs
By Jens Risom, Knoll
Located in Pasadena, TX
One mid-century modern armless lounge chair designed by Jens Risom for Knoll originally in 1946
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Vintage 1950s Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Maple

Single Kappa Slipper Lounge Chair in Bouclé, France 1970's
By Kappa
Located in New York, NY
Elegant armless lounge chair comprised of metal and upholstery, produced by the French manufacturer
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool

Pair Rustic Modernist Solid Oak Lounge Chairs by Dittmann & Co
By AWA Holland
Located in Chicago, IL
lounge chairs by Dittmann & Co for AWA Radboud, hailing from the Netherlands. These armless lounge chairs
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Vintage 1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Oak

Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs Models 1320 & 1322. Priced for Reupholstery. Signed.
By Paul McCobb, Custom Craft Inc.
Located in Kansas City, MO
Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs models 1320, the armless version and 1322, the version with arms. Price
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Midcentury Walnut and Leather Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Mel Smilow
By Smilow-Thielle, Mel Smilow
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Scarcely seen wide, armless lounge chair designed by Mel Smilow for Smilow-Thielle in the 1950s
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Rare and Exceptional Pair of Carl Otto Metronome Lounge Chairs for Heywood Wakef
By Heywood-Wakefield Co.
Located in Bridgeport, CT
. With original enameled metal legs. Futuristic pair of Armless Wing Form Lounge chairs with dynamic
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Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Griffin Chair by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Griffin chair is a wide, armless lounge chair that features biscuit tufting. The base is solid
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Griffin Chair by Lawson-Fenning
Griffin Chair by Lawson-Fenning
H 30 in W 32 in D 36 in
Griffin Chair by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Griffin Chair is a wide, armless lounge chair that features biscuit tufting. The base is solid
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Walnut

Griffin Chair by Lawson-Fenning
Griffin Chair by Lawson-Fenning
H 30 in W 32 in D 36 in
Pair Modernist High Back Leather Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
A handsome pair of slipper lounge chairs, circa 1960's. Designed with a minimalist approach each
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Pair Modernist High Back Leather Chairs
Pair Modernist High Back Leather Chairs
H 32.75 in W 27 in D 30 in
Midcentury Congo Chair by Theo Ruth for Artifort
By Theo Ruth
Located in Vosselaar, BE
chair was the Pinguin and the armless version the 'Congo' chair. Apart from its timeless design it can
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Beech

Midcentury Congo Chair by Theo Ruth for Artifort
Midcentury Congo Chair by Theo Ruth for Artifort
H 29.53 in W 20.48 in D 33.47 in
Pair of Blue Edward Wormley for Dunbar Slipper Chairs
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Dallas, TX
1950's Classic American mid-century Edward Wormley for Dunbar slipper chairs model #127. With its
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Slipper Chair circa 1950s with Original Upholstery
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Comfortable armless lounge slipper chair by Edward Wormley for Dunbar in beautiful plaid upholstery
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Walnut

'2' Restored Vintage Witco Conquistador Tiki Throne Chairs in Original Red Fur
By William Westenhaver / Witco, Witco
Located in Chattanooga, TN
chairs and two armless chairs. This listing is for just the two armchairs. The two armless chairs are
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Set of 4 Restored Vintage Witco Conquistador Tiki Chairs in Original Red Fur
By Witco, William Westenhaver / Witco
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Tiki Inn all located in Florida. Arm chairs: 59.5?H x 28.25?W x 23.75?D Armless chairs: 54.25?H x
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

John Wisner for Ficks Reed Far Horizons Rattan Modular Sofa With End Table Set
By John Wisner, Ficks Reed
Located in Chattanooga, TN
desirable, timeless classic. Inspired by the tropical lands of the the East, these bamboo lounge chairs with
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Bamboo, Rattan

MCM Grand Haven Chair by Jack Van der Molen for Jamestown Lounge in Blue Fabric
By Jamestown Lounge Company, Jack Van der Molen
Located in Topeka, KS
Gorgeous Mid-Century Modern Grand Haven dining or accent chair designed by Jack Van Der Molen for
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak, Fabric

Set of Four Dining Chairs by Jack Van der Molen Americana Casual for Jamestown
By Jack Van der Molen, Jamestown Lounge Company
Located in New York, NY
Lounge Company, as part of the Classic Americana Casual series. This set consists of 2 arm, and 2 armless
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Oak

Pair Slipper Lounge Chairs by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, Original, Signed
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Kansas City, MO
Beautiful and elegant pair of armless slipper / lounge chairs designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Reupholstered Bouclé Oversized Lounge Chairs by Baker, 1980s, Signed
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful pair of reupholstered and refinished circa 1980s Baker armless oversized lounge chairs
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Vintage 1980s American Modern Slipper Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Max Stacker Conference Office Chairs by Steelcase, 1970s
By Steelcase
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Mid-Century Modern Max Max-Stacker office conference room chairs by Steelcase in iconic orange
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Tubular Chrome and Blue Fabric Cantilever Lounge Chair with Arms Set of 7
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Topeka, KS
chair design blends with and complements so many design styles; from mid-century modern to Art Deco to
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Late 20th Century American Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Dittmann & Co. for AWA Holland Oak Side Chairs
By AWA Holland
Located in Norwalk, CT
. These substantial armless lounge chairs feature all wood construction in a dark stained oak with curved
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Oak

Rare T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Walnut Slat Back Chair
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Chic and rare armless lounge chair in mahogany with angled slat back designed by T.H. Robsjohn
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Mohair, Upholstery, Mahogany

Pair of Mohair Slipper Chairs in the Manner of Harvey Probber, 1950s
Located in Dallas, TX
Enjoy leisure time with this pair of glamorous slipper lounge chairs in the style of Harvey Probber
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

Materials

Mohair, Wood

Pair Slipper Chairs by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, New Charcoal Gray Upholstery
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Kansas City, MO
Set of two armless Slipper chairs / lounge chairs designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, 1950s. The
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Brutalist High Back Side Chair, Late 1960s
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in San Francisco, CA
A striking late 1960s high back armless side chair with Brutalist base and faux-leather upholstery
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Vintage 1960s American Brutalist Side Chairs

Materials

Faux Leather, Resin, Wood, Paint

4 Pc. Suite Mel Simlow Furniture 2 Sofas 1 Lounge Chair 1 Table
By Mel Smilow, Smilow-Thielle
Located in New York, NY
armless lounge chair, and the coffee, side table which can double as an ottoman if you make a cushion. We
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Koene Oberman Armchair in Gray Two Tone Wool and Iron, Netherlands, 1950s
By Gelderland
Located in The Hague, NL
chair with its distinct grashopper inspired legs was also used by Oberman for an armless lounge chair
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Iron

Nagono by Studio Dellarobbia Sectional Sofa
By DellaRobbia
Located in Pasadena, TX
) armless lounge chair, (1) corner piece, (1) chaise with right facing arm and one lounge with left facing
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Fabric

3 piece John Wisner for Ficks Reed Far Horizons Collection Bamboo Rattan Suite
By Ficks Reed, John Wisner
Located in South Charleston, WV
pieces: Settee 2 seater: 48" wide, 35" deep, 25.5" tall. Seat height 15", Armless Lounge Armchair: 24
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

Materials

Cane, Rattan, Ceramic

'New York' Settee by Katavolos, Littell and Kelley for Laverne Intl, c. 1952
By Laverne International, Douglas Kelly, Ross Littell and William Katavolos
Located in Los Angeles, CA
wonderfully with the Barcelona and can solve that dilemma that has plagued many Barcelona lounge chair owners
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Settees

Materials

Steel, Chrome

7-Piece John Wisner for Ficks Reed Far Horizons Rattan Modular Sofa Group
By John Wisner, Ficks Reed
Located in Chattanooga, TN
bamboo lounge chairs with end table are featured in the hard-to-find dark walnut tone. The color is so
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Bamboo, Rattan, Laminate

Vladimir Kagan (1927-1988) Tufted Livid Velvet 'Unicorn" Sofa Model U522, 1960s
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Germantown, MD
which includes a table, armless chair, armchair, sofa of different sizes ranging from loveseat to semi
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Aluminum

Vintage 1970s Mies van der Rohe MR20 Leather and Chrome Armchair
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Shippensburg, PA
may still have available a pair of MR black leather lounge chairs from the same estate as well as a
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Rare 'Unicorn' Leather and Aluminum Curved Sofa by Vladimir Kagan, c. 1963
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Los Angeles, CA
York. The Unicorn line which includes a table, armless chair, armchair, sofa of different sizes ranging
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Aluminum

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Mid Century Armless Lounge Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic mid century armless lounge chair available at 1stDibs. A mid century armless lounge chair — often made from fabric, wood and upholstery — can elevate any home. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer mid century armless lounge chair, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. A mid century armless lounge chair, designed in the Mid-Century Modern or Art Deco style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Florence Knoll, Artifort and Knoll each produced at least one beautiful mid century armless lounge chair that is worth considering.

How Much is a Mid Century Armless Lounge Chair?

Prices for a mid century armless lounge chair start at $575 and top out at $43,000 with the average selling for $2,480.

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 celebrated 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.

Generations turn over, and mid-century modern remains arguably the most popular style going. 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.