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Iconic Mid Century Cherner Plycraft Bent Ply Chair
By Norman Cherner, Plycraft
Located in New York, NY
Iconic Mid Century bent plywood chair designed by Norman Cherner for Plycraft with original
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Plywood

Italian Swivel Bent Plywood Ribbon Chair, Mid-Century Modern
Located in Bochum, NRW
Mid-Century Modern vintage bent plywood swivel chair in the manner of the famous CL9 Nastro (Strip
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Midcentury Danish Bent Plywood Dining Chairs
By Plycraft
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Fantastic set of compact vintage Danish dining chairs, featuring unique bent plywood backs for that
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood, Teak, Bentwood, Plywood

Pagholz Bent Plywood Chair
Located in Oakville, CT
Height: 18" Materials: Bent Plywood & Metal
Category

Mid-20th Century German Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Pagholz Bent Plywood Chair
Pagholz Bent Plywood Chair
H 31.5 in W 20.5 in D 18.5 in
George Mulhauser Bent Plywood Mid Century Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By George Mulhauser
Located in Chicago, IL
A 1960's molded plywood lounge chair and ottoman by George Mulhauser. The chair features stylish
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Hans Wegner Style Bent Plywood 3 Leg Shell Chairs, Pair
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage Mid-Century Modern Hans Wegner Style Bent Plywood 3 Leg Shell Chairs - Pair These chairs
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Plywood

J Hayward Kinetics Modernist-Style Bent Plywood Chairs
By R.J. Hayward 1
Located in Surrey, BC
These unusual Kinetics bent plywood chairs were made in the 1980s, although their look is Mid
Category

Vintage 1980s Canadian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Unique Modernist Bent Plywood Cane Chair by Leandre Poisson
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Modernist bent plywood chair with woven cane seat, designed by architect Leandre Poisson. The chair
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Cane, Plywood

Vintage Bent Plywood Chair by George Mulhauser for Plycraft
By George Mulhauser, Charles and Ray Eames, Norman Cherner, Plycraft
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Iconic mid-century modern bentwood side chair designed by George Mulhauser for Plycraft of
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Bentwood, Wood, Plywood

Mid-Century Modern Bent Plywood Scoop Shape Chair & Ottoman on Dowel Legs Mint
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern bent plywood scoop shape chair & ottoman on dowel legs Mint! Ottoman: 24 x 23 x
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Birch

Pagholz Pair of Metal and Bent Plywood German Industrial Chairs, 1970s
By Pagholz Flötotto
Located in Naples, IT
Industrial chairs made from metal and bent plywood. The height can be adjusted to four different
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Bent Plywood, Chrome and Navy Leather Chair and Ottoman
By Pace Collection, Richard Hersberger, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Chicago, IL
Richard Hersberger Pace Collection chair and ottoman. Crafted in plywood much like the Eames chair only
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

1950s Molded Bent Plywood Chair Metal Base Eames Style
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Chula Vista, CA
Late 1950s Molded Wood Chair after Eames Herman Miller Knoll marvelous midcentury chair Sculptural
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Leandre Poisson Modernist Bent Plywood Upholstered Chair in Schumacher Velvet
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Modernist bent plywood chair and ottoman, designed by architect Leandre Poisson. The chair is
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Cane, Plywood, Velvet

Kofod Larsen Mid Century Penguin Wrought Iron and Bent Plywood Dining Chairs, S
By Ib Kofod-Larsen
Located in Countryside, IL
Kofod Larsen mid century penguin wrought iron and bent plywood dining chairs - Set of 8 Each
Category

Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Teak, Bentwood

MCM Thonet #1216 Dining Chair Bent Oak Plywood Saddle Seat Single Bow
By Thonet
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome vintage Mid-Century Modern Thonet #1216-S17-B1 dining chairs comprised of bent oak plywood
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak, Plywood

MCM Thonet #1216 Dining Chair Bent Oak Plywood Saddle Seat Single Bow
By Thonet
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome vintage Mid-Century Modern Thonet #1216-S17-B1 dining chairs comprised of bent oak plywood
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak, Plywood

Unusual Set 6 Industrial Modernist Bauhaus Bent Plywood Stacking Chairs
By Thonet
Located in Buffalo, NY
Unusual set 6 industrial modernist bent plywood stacking chairs. Amazing design. Bauhaus influenced
Category

Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Bentwood, Plywood

Pair of Robin Day Hille Chair Bent Oak Plywood & Chrome with White Leather Seats
By Robin Day
Located in High Wycombe, GB
Pair Of Hille By British Designer Robin Day Model 675 Bent Oak Plywood & Chrome Easy Chair With
Category

Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Czech Bent Plywood Chairs from Holesov, 1970s, Set of Four
By Drevopodnik Holesov
Located in Żory, PL
of oak veneered bent plywood. Woodwork is kept in original, good condition. Upholstered with new
Category

Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Plywood

Set of 4 Bent Plywood and Straw Chair, Gigi Sabadin for Stilwood, Italy 1970s
By Gigi Sabadin
Located in Argelato, BO
Set of 4 chairs in curved plywood by Gigi Sabadin for Stilwood, Iltay, 1970s.
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Straw, Plywood

Dan Johnson Iron Lounge Chair with Bent Walnut Plywood Armrests
Located in Dallas, TX
Early Dan Johnson lounge chair with an iron frame and steam bent walnut plywood armrests.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Iron

Set of 6 Bent Plywood Dining Chairs by Cherner for Plycraft
By George Mulhauser, Plycraft
Located in New York, NY
Rare set of six bent plywood chairs designed by Cherner for Plycraft. This set consists of four
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Plywood

Plywood Mid Century Modern Kone Lounge Chairs by Australian designer Roger McLay
Located in Brooklyn, NY
from a single sheet of plywood, bent into a sleek cone shape. Black steel frame provides sturdy support
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Mid-20th Century Australian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Plywood

Set of 6 MCM Thonet #1216 Dining Chairs Bent Oak Plywood Saddle Seat Single Bow
By Thonet
Located in Topeka, KS
Marvelous vintage Mid-Century Modern Thonet #1216-S17-B1 dining chairs comprised of bent oak
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak, Plywood

Set of 10 MCM Thonet #1216 Dining Chairs Bent Oak Plywood Saddle Seat Single Bow
By Thonet
Located in Topeka, KS
Marvelous vintage Mid-Century Modern Thonet #1216-S17-B1 dining chairs comprised of bent oak
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak, Plywood

Set of 12 MCM Thonet #1216 Dining Chairs Bent Oak Plywood Saddle Seat Single Bow
By Thonet
Located in Topeka, KS
Marvelous vintage Mid-Century Modern Thonet #1216-S17-B1 dining chairs comprised of bent oak
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak, Plywood

Set of 4 MCM Thonet #1216 Dining Chairs Bent Oak Plywood Saddle Seat Single Bow
By Thonet
Located in Topeka, KS
Marvelous vintage Mid-Century Modern Thonet #1216-S17-B1 dining chairs comprised of bent oak
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak, Plywood

Set of 8 MCM Thonet #1216 Dining Chairs Bent Oak Plywood Saddle Seat Single Bow
By Thonet
Located in Topeka, KS
Marvelous vintage Mid-Century Modern Thonet #1216-S17-B1 dining chairs comprised of bent oak
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak, Plywood

Leandre Poisson Modernist Bent Plywood Upholstered Ottoman in Schumacher Velvet
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Modernist bent ottoman with velvet cushion, designed by architect Leandre Poisson. The ottoman is
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Cane, Plywood

4 Peter Danko Design Mid Century Modern Bodyform Chairs Bent Wood
By Peter Danko
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Set of (4) Peter Danko design Mid-Century Modern "Bodyform" dining chairs bent Molded wood. These
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Maple, Bentwood, Plywood, Upholstery

Vintage Mid-Century Swiss Modern Leather & Bent Wood Lounge Chair from Giroflex
By Martin Stoll, Giroflex Stoll
Located in Warszawa, Mazowieckie
Giroflex during the 1960s. The molded, rounded frame is made of bent wood and finished in a warm colored
Category

Vintage 1960s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

West German Plywood "Smile" Chair by Adam Stegner for Pagholz
By Adam Stegner, Pagholz, Norman Cherner, Pagholz Flötotto
Located in Brooklyn, NY
“Grin and chair it” with genuine vintage furniture! Conceived by Adam Stegner, a luminary of mid
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Set of 5 Norman Cherner For Plycraft Steam Bent Plywood
By Plycraft, Norman Cherner
Located in New York, NY
SET of 5 American Mid-Century dining chairs with beige painted steam bent plywood frames and orange
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

1950s Egon Eiermann Organic Industrial Bent Plywood Desk Chair SE40 Wilde+Spieth
By Egon Eiermann
Located in Hyattsville, MD
This chair has a rich patina to all surfaces. The worn chrome-plating on the base has revealed a
Category

Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Matching Pair of Mid Century Industrial Modern Steel & Bent Wood Side Chairs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
with bent plywood seats. Overall good condition having some light scuffs. Nice warm vintage patina.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Industrial Chairs

Materials

Steel

Ariston Chairs A. Bozzi for Saporiti Plywood Italy 1950s
By Saporiti, Augusto Bozzi
Located in Milano, IT
Saporiti from 1957. The chairs have a black painted metal frame and a bent plywood shell.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Rex Rocking Chair Natural Oak, Solid Frame + Plywood, Mid-Century Modern Style
By Niko Kralj
Located in Ljubljana, SI
chair of its kind by stretching the boundaries of bent plywood and minimising material use, while
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2010s Slovenian Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Oak

Rex Rocking Chair Black Oak, Solid frame + Plywood, Mid-Century Modern Style
By Niko Kralj
Located in Ljubljana, SI
chair of its kind by stretching the boundaries of bent plywood and minimising material use, while
Category

2010s Slovenian Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Oak

School Chair In Metal And Plywood, Kovona, Czechoslovakia 1960s
By Kovona
Located in Zohor, SK
. The seat and backrest are made of bent plywood. The wooden parts have been restored by us to still
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Rex Lounge Chair in Natural Oak, Solid Frame + Plywood, Mid-Century Modern Style
By Niko Kralj
Located in Ljubljana, SI
in developing the most comfortable chair of its kind by stretching the boundaries of bent plywood and
Category

2010s Slovenian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Oak

Rex 120 Lounge Chair Black Oak, Solid Frame + Plywood, Mid-Century Modern Style
By Niko Kralj
Located in Ljubljana, SI
stretching the boundaries of bent plywood and minimising material use, while maintaining a focus on
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2010s Slovenian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Oak

Rex 120 Lounge Chair Natural Oak Solid Frame + Plywood, Mid-Century Modern Style
By Niko Kralj
Located in Ljubljana, SI
stretching the boundaries of bent plywood and minimising material use, while maintaining a focus on
Category

2010s Slovenian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Oak

Gigi Sabadin Style Set of Four Plywood Stackables Chairs, Italy 1970s
By Gigi Sabadin
Located in Naples, IT
Set of four stackable dining chairs in curved plywood, Italy, 1970s, in the style of Gigi Sabadin
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Plywood

Plywood Group Lounge Chair, Charles & Ray Eames
By Vitra, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Neuss, NW
Plywood Group Lounge Chair by Charles & Ray Eames for Vitra, designed in the 1945/1946s. Stainless
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Antique Late 19th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Ash

Rex Lounge Chair in Black Oak, Solid Frame and Plywood, Mid-Century Modern Style
By Niko Kralj
Located in Ljubljana, SI
in developing the most comfortable chair of its kind by stretching the boundaries of bent plywood and
Category

2010s Slovenian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Oak

Sculptural Zebrano Plywood Lounge Chair, The Netherlands 1970s
Located in Utrecht, NL
this chair apart was not just its striking appearance but the innovative use of Zebrano plywood. The
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Vintage 1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Plywood

Eames "DCM" Molded Plywood Chairs for Herman Miller in Rare Cherry
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Bent plywood chairs produced by Herman Miller and designed by Charles and Ray Eames. This chair is
Category

1990s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Rex Dining Chair in Natural Oak, Solid Frame + Plywood, Mid-Century Modern Style
By Niko Kralj
Located in Ljubljana, SI
designed mid-century architect and designer Niko Kralj in 1956. With over two million chairs produced, the
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2010s Slovenian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak

Rex Dining Chair in Black Oak, Solid Frame + Plywood, Mid-Century Modern Style
By Niko Kralj
Located in Ljubljana, SI
designed mid-century architect and designer Niko Kralj in 1956. With over two million chairs produced, the
Category

2010s Slovenian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak

Sculptural Lounge Chairs with Ottomans in Canvas and Plywood
Located in Waalwijk, NL
a high back is executed in a bent beech framework. The lounge chair and ottoman are upholstered in
Category

Vintage 1950s Czech Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Canvas, Plywood

Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chair Metal Base (LCM), Circa 1950s
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Centreville, VA
molded plywood design. The chair can also be padded and upholstered, giving you numerous options to
Category

Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Plywood

Mid Century Set of Four Thonet Cotton Felt Bent Ply Arm or Dining Chairs Labeled
By Thonet
Located in Atlanta, GA
. The idea of using bent plywood to produce chairs became increasingly popular during the middle of the
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood, Bentwood

Herbert von Thaden and Donald Lewis Jordan Chair in Plywood
By Thaden-Jordan Furniture Co., Herbert Von Thaden, Donald Lewis Jordan
Located in Waalwijk, NL
The chair is built up of two pieces of plywood that are bent into shape. An open space is left open in
Category

Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Plywood

Space age plywood lounge chair attr to Luigi Collani for COR, Germany 1960s
By COR, Luigi Colani
Located in ECHT, NL
. It is probably a design by Luigi Colani in the Orbis modular design range. It is made of bent plywood
Category

Mid-20th Century German Space Age Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Plywood

Pair of Mohair and Plywood Chairs by Barovero Turino, Italy 1960s
By Barovero
Located in Echt, NL
1960s. The seating area has a wooden structure and is in fact a processed bent plywood shell. The
Category

20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Mohair, Bentwood, Plywood

Alan Siegel 1985 Vintage Bent Wood Hand Painted Fish & Net Chair Artist Signed
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage laminated bent plywood fish and net lounge chair by Alan Siegel (American b. 1938). Signed
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Plywood, Paint

Cherner Task Chair
By The Cherner Chair Company, Norman Cherner
Located in Berkeley, CA
The 1958 molded plywood task chair by Norman Cherner is now available to a new generation of
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Cherner Task Chair
Cherner Task Chair
H 30.5 in W 22.5 in D 22.5 in
Cherner Task Chair
By Norman Cherner, The Cherner Chair Company
Located in Berkeley, CA
The 1958 molded plywood task chair by Norman Cherner is now available to a new generation of
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Cherner Task Chair
Cherner Task Chair
H 30.5 in W 22.5 in D 22.5 in
Midcentury French Style Grey & Birch Plywood School or Cafe Chairs -35 Available
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Hudson, NY
40 available. Elegant grey framed school chairs with bent birch plywood seats and backs. These are
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

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Mid Century Bent Plywood Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of mid century bent plywood chairs is available at 1stDibs. Each of these unique mid century bent plywood chairs was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, plywood and fabric. There are all kinds of mid century bent plywood chairs available, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. There are many kinds of mid century bent plywood chairs to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Modern mid century bent plywood chairs are of considerable interest. There have been many well-made mid century bent plywood chairs over the years, but those made by Tatra Nabytok, Thonet and Giancarlo Piretti are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Mid Century Bent Plywood Chairs?

Prices for mid century bent plywood chairs can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, mid century bent plywood chairs begin at $175 and can go as high as $6,800, while the average can fetch as much as $1,943.

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 legendary 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.

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.