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Mid-Century Vintage Danish Teak Ottoman by Fredly Möbelfabrik
By Erik Buch
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Put up your feet and enjoy all the comfort and charms of mid-century Danish design with this
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Faux Leather, Teak, Hardwood, Wood

Mid-Century Black Leather Reclining Lounge Chair with Ottoman by M.Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A Mid-Century black leather reclining lounge armchair with ottoman designed by Milo Baughman for
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Black Leather Metal Lounge Chairs with Ottomans
Located in North York, ON
Pair of Mid-Century Modern black leather metal lounge chairs. America circa 1970’s. Featuring dark
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Erhardsen & Andersen, "Siesta" Chair with Ottoman, Black Leather, Lounge Chair
By Erhardsen & Andersen
Located in Toledo, OH
Erhardsen and Andersen, "Siesta" chair with ottoman. 20th century. Black leather tufted armchair on
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Bend Goods Tube Collection -- Ottoman in Tan with Vegan Leather
By Bend Goods
Located in Ontario, CA
stools, and lounge chairs, crafted with luxurious bouclé, oak wood, and vegan leather fabrics. Our tables
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21st Century and Contemporary Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Metal

Bend Goods Tube Collection -- Ottoman in Black with Grey Boucle
By Bend Goods
Located in Ontario, CA
stools, and lounge chairs, crafted with luxurious bouclé, oak wood, and vegan leather fabrics. Our tables
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21st Century and Contemporary Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

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Metal

Mid-Century Lounge Chair & Ottoman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
black leather. Ready for your home or office. Please confirm location NY or NJ
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Bentwood

Mid-Century Lounge Chair & Ottoman
Mid-Century Lounge Chair & Ottoman
H 41.25 in W 33.25 in D 33.5 in
Mid century Scandinavian modern black leather lounge chair ottoman Hans Olsen
By Hans Olsen
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful Scandinavian Modern black leather lounge chair with ottoman designed by Hans Olsen. All
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

Luciano Frigerio 'Rancero' Lounge Chair with Ottoman in Black Leather
By Luciano Frigerio
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Luciano Frigerio, 'Rancero' lounge chair with ottoman, leather, wood, metal, Italy, 1970s Crafted
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Tubular Leather Lounge Chair with Ottoman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
modernise leather chair front he 1970's , some scratches on leather chair located in France
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Tubular Leather Lounge Chair with Ottoman
Tubular Leather Lounge Chair with Ottoman
H 33.47 in W 28.75 in D 27.56 in
Mid Century Leather Luna Sling Lounge Chair Ottoman by Hjellegjerde Norway
Located in Baltimore, MD
A beautiful Mid-Century Modern, stylish leather Luna Sling lounge chair and ottoman circa 1970s
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Vintage 1970s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Bend Goods Tube Collection -- Ottoman in White with Cream Boucle
By Bend Goods
Located in Ontario, CA
stools, and lounge chairs, crafted with luxurious bouclé, oak wood, and vegan leather fabrics. Our tables
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21st Century and Contemporary Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

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Metal

Mid-Century Danish Modern Ebony & Leather Swivel Lounge Chair & Ottoman Set
By Takashi Okamura and Erik Marquardsen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Nelo Sweden swivel lounge chair by Takashi Okamura & Erik Marquardsen, in black leather with
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Vintage 1980s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Black Leather Lounge Chair with Ottoman by Gabriele Mucchi for Zanotta
By Zanotta, Gabriele Mucchi
Located in Madrid, ES
Black leather upholstered 'Genni' recliner armchair with footrest by Gabriele Mucchi for Zanotta
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Reclining finnish lounge chair + ottoman in black leather
Located in Berkeley, CA
Origin: Finland Designer: Unknown Manufacturer: Unknown Era: 1970s Materials: Leather, Aluminum
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Late 20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Vintage Leather Lounge Chair and Ottoman Set
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This vintage lounge chair and ottoman set is full of bold Mid-Century Modern style. Vibrant pink
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Mid-Century Mr. Lounge with Ottoman by Mulhauser
By George Mulhauser, Plycraft
Located in Raleigh, NC
Mid-century lounge chair with ottoman. The Mr. Chair was designed by George Mulhauser for Plycraft
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood, Walnut

Elsa & Nordahl Solheim “Pirate” Leather Lounge Chair with Ottoman
By Elsa and Nordahl Solheim
Located in Shippensburg, PA
"PIRATE" CHROME STEEL AND LEATHER LOUNGE CHAIR WITH STOOL Designed by Elsa & Nordahl Solheim
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Mid-20th Century Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Guido Faleschini Black Leather Lounge Chair and Ottoman, Italy 1970 Pace
By Pace Collection, Guido Faleschini
Located in Chicago, IL
Collection. Original black leather upholstery with black suede at head rest. Measures: Chair 35 wide x 32
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Large Vintage Leather Swivel Chair and Ottoman
Located in Tourcoing, FR
This leather swivel chair and ottoman has a nice patina, and the cushions are stuffed with goose
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Late 20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Leather

1960s Mid Century Chair and Ottoman Styled After Herman Miller
By Herman Miller
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Mid-century chair and ottoman designed and manufactured in the United States circa 1960s. This
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chair & Ottoman in Italian Leather by G Plan Model 62
By G Plan Furniture
Located in London, GB
chair is completed with a matching leather and rosewood Ottoman to order. Please allow 6-8 for
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Vintage 1960s English Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Teak

Mid-Century Danish Modern Leather Reclining Lounge Chair with Stool
By Lied Møbler
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Original Vintage Condition Materials: Teak, Black Leather Dimensions: Chair: 35”H x 32”W x 32”D
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Teak

Mid-Century Modern Bruno Mathsson Lounge Chair and Ottoman by DUX
By Bruno Mathsson, Dux of Sweden
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A stunning vintage modern lounge and ottoman covered in tufted black leather with a tubular chrome
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Fabricius & Kastholm Lounge Chair with Ottoman
By Jørgen Kastholm & Preben Fabricius
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Preben Fabricius & Jorgen Kastholm leather and aluminium lounge chair with ottoman, from Denmark
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Mid-20th Century Danish Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

Fabricius & Kastholm Lounge Chair with Ottoman
Fabricius & Kastholm Lounge Chair with Ottoman
H 36.75 in W 29.75 in D 35.75 in
1970s Mid Century Recliner Chair and Ottoman Styled After Herman Miller
By Herman Miller
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Mid-century chair and ottoman designed and manufactured in the United States circa 1970s. This
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Arne Jacobsen, Early Egg Chair and Ottoman, Original Black Leather Upholstery
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
Original hand-stitched black leather upholstery with removable padded cushion on aluminium fluted column
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Restored Mid-Century Modern 'Mr. Chair' and Ottoman by George Mulhauser
By George Mulhauser
Located in Ava, MO
When it comes to Mid-Century Modern chair designs, there's not many others out there that speak to
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Restored Mid-Century Modern Plycraft White George Mulhauser Mr. Chair & Ottoman
By Plycraft, George Mulhauser
Located in Chattanooga, TN
below and let us know if you want chair A or B when you order. Mid-Century Modern Mr. Chairs designed
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Chrome Italian Lounge Chair with Ottoman (attr. Otto Gerdau)
Located in Brooklyn, NY
shaped armrests offer upholstered padding, while the Mid-Century style of the piece echoes Italian modern
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chair and Ottoman Attributed to Richard Hersberger
By Richard Hersberger
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Heavy chrome frame with patchwork leather upholstery make this a very comfortable and stylish
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Italian Modern Swivel Chairs with Swivel Ottoman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage, Mid-Century, Italian swivel leather and cow hide chair. Ottoman is also swivel and is
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Cowhide

Mahogany French Campaign Style Lounge Chair & Ottoman Set Mid-Century Modern
Located in Pemberton, NJ
leather upholstery. The chair retains its original black leather and has some minor wear to the seat-adds
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Magnificent Rare Brazilian Rosewood Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman Mid-Century
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Magnificent and rare 2nd generation Brazilian Rosewood and black leather lounge chair and ottoman
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

2010 Cassina Vico Magistretti Maralunga Black Leather Chair and Ottoman - a Pair
By Cassina, Vico Magistretti
Located in Farmington Hills, MI
backrest's height. This chair showcases a high-quality black leather, a popular choice for its sophisticated
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather

COR Swing Lounge Chair with Matching Ottoman in Leather and Steel Frame
By Reinhold Adolf
Located in Wilton, CT
Swing lounge chair with ottoman designed by Reinhold Adolf and Hans-Jürgen Schröpfer for COR
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Mid Century Modern 1960s Plycraft George Mulhauser “Mr. Chair” and Ottoman
By George Mulhauser, Plycraft
Located in Phoenix, AZ
1960s vintage Mr. Chair and ottoman by George Mulhauser for Plycraft. This iconic mid century
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Faux Leather, Walnut

Swivel Leather Lounge W/ Ottoman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern style lounge chair with ottoman. Leather upholstery on top of a bentwood base
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Leather

Swivel Leather Lounge W/ Ottoman
Swivel Leather Lounge W/ Ottoman
H 41.5 in W 34 in D 34 in
Mid Century Modern Papa Bear Lounge Chair & Ottoman by Hans Wegner, c1950s
By Hans J. Wegner, A.P. Stolen
Located in Chino Hills, CA
—from mid-century modern to contemporary. The ottoman echoes the chair's design and materials
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Teak

Marco Zanuso for Arflex 'Regent' Lounge Chair and Ottoman in Black Leather
By Marco Zanuso, Arflex
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Marco Zanuso for Arflex, lounge chair and ottoman model 'Regent', leather, metal, Italy, designed
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pirate Chrome and Leather Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Elsa and Nordahl Solheim
Located in New York, NY
receipt. Dimensions for ottoman alone: 20 inches depth x 25 W x 16.5 H. Chair alone : 25 inch depth x
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Mid-20th Century Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Adriano Piazzesi Leather Lounge Chairs & Ottoman, Circa 1960s
By Adriano Piazzesi
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of original vintage black leather lounge chairs & an ottoman designed by Adriano Piazzesi
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Pair Black Leather Wingback Armchairs With ottoman- Theo Ruth for artifort
By Artifort, Theo Ruth
Located in Trenton, NJ
chairs are elegantly upholstered in rich black leather and embody the innovative design style and comfort
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Late 20th Century Dutch Scandinavian Modern Wingback Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Mid 20th MCM Mr. Chair Lounge Chair & Ottoman by George Mulhauser for Plycraft
By Plycraft, George Mulhauser
Located in Topeka, KS
Fabulous Mid Century Modern “The Mr. Chair” lounge chair & ottoman by George Mulhauser for Plycraft
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Vintage Boucle and Leather Lounge Chair with Ottoman Attributed to Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Stunning vintage boucle lounge chair with ottoman attributed to Milo Baughman, made in the United
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Bouclé, Wood, Ebony

Barcelona Lounge Chair With Ottoman By Knoll
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Very nice Barcelona chair and ottoman by Mies van der Rohe, fabricated in the 70's by Knoll
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Barcelona Lounge Chair With Ottoman By Knoll
Barcelona Lounge Chair With Ottoman By Knoll
H 29.53 in W 29.53 in D 29.53 in
Vladimir Kagan 'Rock Star' Pair of Leather Rocking Chairs, c. 1997, Signed
By American Leather, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vladimir Kagan for Leather Tech (American Leather) would work great in a Postmodern, Mid-Century Modern
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1990s American Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Leather

Herman Miller Eames Chair and Ottoman
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Pasadena, TX
star black aluminum base . Accompanying it is the ottoman that also sits on a 4 star aluminum base. The
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Herman Miller Eames Chair and Ottoman
Herman Miller Eames Chair and Ottoman
H 32 in W 27.5 in D 31.5 in
Mid-Century DUX Form 7 Swivel Blue Leather Lounge & Ottoman Des. Alf Svensson
By Alf Svensson
Located in St. Louis, MO
MCM Alf Svensson designed for Dux Form 7 lounge chair and ottoman. All original blue leather, shows
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Werner Langenfeld Model 802 Esa Møbelværk Leather Lounge Chair + Ottoman
By Werner Langenfeld, ESA
Located in Berlin, BE
ESA Moebelwerk Denmark Model 802 lounge chair plus ottoman. The design is from Werner
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Pair of Hayat Bros. Leather Campaign Safari Chairs & Ottoman
By M. Hayat & Bros Ltd.
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Weathered pair of mid-century modern black leather safari chairs and one matching ottoman. The
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20th Century Pakistani Campaign Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

French Modern Neoclassical Leather Strap Chair and Ottoman Attr. Pierre Lottier
By Pierre Lottier
Located in New York, NY
French Mid-Century Modern Neoclassical black leather strap lounge / slipper chair and ottoman
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

Materials

Leather

Ekornes Stressless Reclining Lounge Chair and Ottoman in Black
By Ekornes Stressless
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Ekornes Stressless reclining lounge chair and ottoman. Elegant midcentury Scandinavian design with
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Late 20th Century Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Foam

Restored Original Rosewood Herman Miller Eames Lounge Chair with Ottoman
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous classic Herman Miller Eames lounge chair and ottoman (models 671 and 671, respectively
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Pair Vintage BKF Hardoy for Knoll Cream Leather Butterfly Stool
By Knoll, Jorge Ferrari-Hardoy
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic butterfly ottoman in stunning cream leather, designed by Jorge Ferrari-Hardoy and produced
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Iron

1952, Harrie Bertoia, Footstool for Bird Chair
By Knoll, Harry Bertoia
Located in Amsterdam IJMuiden, NL
achievements of Mid-Century Modern design and a proud part of the Knoll heritage. On request reupholstery is
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Metal

1952, Harrie Bertoia, Footstool for Bird Chair
1952, Harrie Bertoia, Footstool for Bird Chair
H 15.36 in W 22.45 in D 16.54 in
Vintage Danish Modern Falcon Leather Lounge Chair & Ottoman by Vatne Mobler
By Sigurd Ressell, Vatne Møbler
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage Danish Modern Falcon Black Leather Lounge Chair & Ottoman by Sigurd Ressell for Vatne
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Upholstery, Wood

Desede Midcentury Swiss Metal & Black Leather Upholstered Swivel Chair
By De Sede
Located in New York, NY
midcentury Swiss (1970s) metal swivel chair with incurved back, seat and arms upholstered in black
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Metal

1970s att Kasthom & Fabricius Black Leather and Chrome Lounge Chair with Ott
By Jørgen Kastholm & Preben Fabricius, Elsa and Nordahl Solheim, Poul Kjærholm
Located in San Angelo, TX
Here is a rare and comfortable 1970s German thick black cushioned leather and unique chromed steel
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Sculptural Cocobolo Rosewood Leather Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Don Shoemaker
By Senal, Don S. Shoemaker
Located in San Jose, CA
Mid-Century Modern leather sling lounge chair and ottoman designed by Don Shoemaker in cocobolo
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Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Rosewood, Leather

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Mid Century Black Leather Chair With Ottoman For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal mid century black leather chair with ottoman for your home. A mid century black leather chair with ottoman — often made from animal skin, leather and wood — can elevate any home. There are 831 variations of the antique or vintage mid century black leather chair with ottoman you’re looking for, while we also have 5 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer mid century black leather chair with ottoman, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A mid century black leather chair with ottoman made by mid-century modern designers — as well as those associated with Scandinavian Modern — is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made mid century black leather chair with ottoman over the years, but those crafted by Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller and Charles Eames are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Mid Century Black Leather Chair With Ottoman?

Prices for a mid century black leather chair with ottoman can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $311 and can go as high as $52,000, while the average can fetch as much as $5,367.

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 lounge-chairs for You

While this specific seating is known to all for its comfort and familiar form, the history of how your favorite antique or vintage lounge chair came to be is slightly more ambiguous.

Although there are rare armchairs dating back as far as the 17th century, some believe that the origins of the first official “lounge chair” are tied to Hungarian modernist designer-architect Marcel Breuer. Sure, Breuer wasn’t exactly reinventing the wheel when he introduced the Wassily lounge chair in 1925, but his seat was indeed revolutionary for its integration of bent tubular steel.

Officially, a lounge chair is simply defined as a “comfortable armchair,” which allows for the shape and material of the furnishings to be extremely diverse. Whether or not chaise longues make the cut for this category is a matter of frequent debate.

The Eames lounge chair, on the other hand, has come to define somewhat of a universal perception of what a lounge chair can be. Introduced in 1956, the Eames lounger (and its partner in cozy, the ottoman) quickly became staples in television shows, prestigious office buildings and sumptuous living rooms. Venerable American mid-century modern designers Charles and Ray Eames intended for it to be the peak of luxury, which they knew meant taking furniture to the next level of style and comfort. Their chair inspired many modern interpretations of the lounge — as well as numerous copies.

On 1stDibs, find a broad range of unique lounge chairs that includes everything from antique Victorian-era seating to vintage mid-century modern lounge chairs by craftspersons such as Hans Wegner to contemporary choices from today’s innovative designers.