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Mid Century Wingback Boucle Lounge Chair
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Elegantly slender, this mid-century lounge chair boasts a sculptural design reminiscent of delicate
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21st Century and Contemporary European Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé

Mid-Century Modern Boucle and Leather "Penguin" Lounge Chairs
Located in North Hollywood, CA
These mid-century modern lounge chairs are a true masterpiece of craftsmanship and design. Produced
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Bouclé, Walnut

Pair of Italian-Mid-Century Lounge Chairs Upholstered in Boucle
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Italian-Mid-Century Lounge chairs Upholstered in Boucle. Set of 2.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Lounge Chair in Mahogany Frame & Bouclé
Located in Plainview, NY
A Mid Century Modern Finish lounge chair crafted by a masterful cabinetmaker. This resplendent
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Mahogany

Mid Century Italian Lounge Chairs in Blue Boucle, a Pair
By (After) Gio Ponti
Located in Greensboro, NC
Pair of late 1940s to 1950s Italian tub chairs. Reupholstered in a denim blue boucle, with new foam
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Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Italian Bouclè Lounge Chairs, 1970s
Located in Puglia, Puglia
armchairs were upholstered with a beige Bouclé fabric. Raised off the ground, they are simple and straight
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Beech

Henning Kjærnulf, Lounge Chairs in Oak & Bouclé, Danish Mid Century, 1960s
By Henning Kjærnulf
Located in Odense, DK
Presenting a stunning pair of Danish Modern Lounge Chairs that summarize the essence of mid-century
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Oak

Pair American Mid-Century Scroll Lounge / Wingback Chairs, Boucle, Draper Style
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair American Mid-Century Scroll Lounge / Wingback Chairs, Boucle, Draper Style   Newly recovered
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Walnut

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Danish Lounge Chairs in Boucle Fabric
Located in North York, ON
This pair of mid-century modern lounge chairs is an iconic piece of Danish styling that has been
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Teak

Button Tufted Mid Century Modern Lounge Chairs in Salt & Pepper Boucle Walnut
Located in Culver City, CA
tone-on-tone white bouclé fabric, these mid century lounge chairs boast a divine salt-and-pepper effect
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Walnut

Vintage Bouclé "Stingray" Lounge Chairs
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Beautiful vintage lounge chairs in the manner of Adrian Pearsall and manufactured in the United
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Wood

Vintage Bouclé "Stingray" Lounge Chairs
Vintage Bouclé "Stingray" Lounge Chairs
H 33.25 in W 37.75 in D 31 in
Paola Buffa Style, Mid-Century Modern, Lounge Chairs, White Bouclé, Italy, 1960s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Stamford, CT
Kavet Bouclé. These sleek and stylish arm, lounge or wingback chairs are strong and sturdy. Each having
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Bouclé, Wood

Vintage Italian Mid-Century-Modern Lounge Chair in Ochre Boucle, 1970s Italy
Located in Zagreb, HR
Vintage Italian Mid-Century Modern lounge chair or club chair. Beautiful and unique shape. Made
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Foam, Wood

Stunning Mid Century Danish modern lounge chair in Boucle with wood frame
By Ib Kofod-Larsen
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid Century Danish modern lounge chair in Boucle with wood frame. Beautiful designed Danish Lounge
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Hardwood

Mid-Century Modern XL Brutalist Lounge Chairs in Oak and Bouclé, Spain 1960s
Located in Almelo, NL
Mid-Century Modern XL Brutalist Lounge Chairs in Oak and Bouclé, Spain 1960s. These are Mid
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Vintage 1960s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Oak

Pair of Scandinavian Mid-Century Lounge Chairs Upholstered in Boucle Fabric
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Scandinavian mid-century lounge chairs upholstered in boucle fabric.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Vintage Mid-Century Norway Modern Teak & White Boucle Fabric High Lounge Chair
Located in Warszawa, Mazowieckie
This high lounge chair was manufactured in Norway during the 1960s. The frame is made of teak
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Vintage 1960s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Teak

Sculptural Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs, Walnut and White Boucle Fabric
Located in Miami, FL
Sculptural Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs. Chairs have solid walnut legs, seats are recovered in
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Dutch Mid-Century Modern Teak lounge chair by Topform reupholstered in Bouclé
By Topform
Located in Berlin, DE
Dutch Mid-Century Modern Teak Lounge Chair by Topform reupholstered in Bouclé This lounge chair was
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Teak

Pair of Italian Mid-century Lounge Chairs Upholstered in Bouclé Fabric
Located in New York, NY
Pair of finely crafted and recently upholstered vintage Italian lounge chairs -sculptural design
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

American Modernist Bouclé and Leather Lounge Chairs
By Milo Baughman, Adrian Pearsall
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Stunning vintage modernist boucle and leather lounge chairs designed and manufactured in the United
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Bouclé, Walnut

1970s Bouclé Upholstery Mushroom Style Lounge Chair
Located in Madrid, ES
Unknown Designer upholstery round lounge chair. Netherlands, 1970s. This anonymous lounge chair
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Vintage 1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Upholstery

Art Deco Walnut Lounge Chairs in Boucle
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Exceptional vintage Art Deco walnut lounge chairs designed and manufactured in the United States
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Walnut, Lacquer

Pair Lounge Chairs in Bouclé by Weiman / Preview
By Weiman Preview Furniture
Located in New York, NY
Pair of upholstered three-legged sculptural lounge chairs in Bouclé by Weiman / Preview.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé

Walnut & Bouclé Lounge Chairs by Henry Glass, 1960s
By Henry Glass
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Pair of Henry Glass 1960s 'Intimate Island' walnut and upholstered bouclé lounge chairs. This pair
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Walnut

George Mergemov Lounge Chair in Boucle'
By George Mergenov, Weiman/Warren Lloyd
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful lounge chair with chrome frame by George Mergemov. Newly upholstered in a boucle'.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

George Mergemov Lounge Chair in Boucle'
George Mergemov Lounge Chair in Boucle'
H 31 in W 26.25 in D 29 in
Mid Century Modern Lounge Chairs
By Giuseppe Scapinelli
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Handsome pair of lounge chairs. Wood construction with nice sculptural arm / leg base, appears to
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Mid Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Mid Century Modern Lounge Chairs
H 34 in W 24.5 in D 26 in
Mid Century Modern Danish Chaise Lounge in Boucle with Wooden Arm Details
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A wonderful and extremely comfortable Mid Century Modern Danish Lounge Chair. The modern lines and
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Teak, Walnut

Danish Cabinetmaker Lounge Chair in Bouclé, Denmark 1960s
Located in Utrecht, NL
condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The chair has been reupholstered recently in a premium bouclé
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood, Bouclé

Single Mid-Century Modern Style Arm / Lounge Chair, Black Bouclé, Organic Form
Located in Stamford, CT
Single Mid-Century Modern style arm / lounge chair, black bouclé, organic form Contemporary arm
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Early 2000s American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wood

European Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs in Bouclé with Oak Legs, Europe 1960s
Located in Utrecht, NL
In the midst of the swinging 1960s, a remarkable design style emerged, a kind of mature mid-century
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Paolo Buffa Italian Mid Century Lounge Chair
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Paolo Buffa Italian mid century lounge chair Italy, circa 1950’s This chair is equal parts comfy
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Vintage 1950s Italian Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wood, Bouclé

Mid Century Giancarlo Piretti "Alky" Chair Ivory Boucle, 1969, newly upholstered
By Giancarlo Piretti
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This pair of mid century "Alky" slipper lounge chairs have been reupholstered in a beautiful Ivory
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé

Adrian Pearsall, circa 1970s Caged Lounge Chair Bouclé
By Craft Associates, Adrian Pearsall
Located in San Diego, CA
. Versatile chair that works well with any style of interior design / decor including Mid-Century Modern
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20th Century American Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé

Vico Magistretti for Cassina ‘Carimate’ Lounge Chair in Bouclé
By Vico Magistretti, Cassina
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Vico Magistretti for Cassina, ‘Carimate’ lounge chair, model '930', beech, bouclé, Italy, design
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Beech

Bamboo + Cane Lounge Chairs in White Boucle, Italy 1970s
Located in Chicago, IL
A 1970s Italian lounge chair featuring a bamboo frame with cane detailing. This lounge chair has an
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Bouclé, Bamboo, Cane

Pair of 1950s Mid Century French Cream Boucle Lounge Armchairs on Splayed Legs
Located in London, GB
Pair of 1950s mid century French lounge chairs. Reupholstered with new
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Vintage Boucle and Walnut Lounge Chairs by Ernst Schwadron
By Ernst Schwadron
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Gorgeous vintage boucle lounge chairs designed by Austrian interior designer Ernst Schwadron, circa
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Bouclé, Walnut

Giancarlo Piretti "Alky" Bouclé Shearling Lounge Chairs, a Pair, 1969
By Giancarlo Piretti
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"Alky" slipper lounge chairs designed by Giancarlo Piretti in 1969 and produced by Castelli. These
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé

Sculptural Low-Profile Lounge Chairs in Bouclé, Denmark, 1950s
Located in Westport, CT
Set of Scandinavian-Modern lounge chairs, original from Denmark, circa 1950-1959. Completely
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Teak

Mid-Century Italian Rattan Lounge Chairs - Set of 2
Located in Miami, FL
Beautiful pair of Mid-Century rattan, wicker weave lounge chairs with new boucle, off-white colored
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Bouclé, Rattan

Pair of Harvey Probber Lounge Chairs Reupholstered with Boucle
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of Harvey Probber lounge chairs reupholstered with Boucle, on solid round oak legs.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Kaolin, Bouclé, Oak

A Pair of Socialist Mid-Century Lounge Chairs
Located in Chicago, IL
These compact mid-century lounge chairs feature an integrated arms, a comfortably-curved back and
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Late 20th Century Hungarian Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé

Pair Italian Lounge Chairs Style of Gio Ponti in Boucle
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Pair Italian lounge chairs style of Gio Ponti. The chairs have Boucle upholstery with walnut frames.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Walnut, Bouclé

Scalloped Edge Lounge Chair in Designer Boucle'
Located in Dallas, TX
Unique scalloped edge lounge chair with wooden legs and brass caps. We have reupholstered in a very
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Pair of French Mid-Century Modern Jeanneret Style Lounge Chairs
By Gio Ponti, Charlotte Perriand, Alfred Jensen, Pierre Jeanneret, Jean Prouvé
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of French Mid-Century Modern Jeanneret Style Lounge Chairs. These stunning French Modernist
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Walnut

Mid-Century Brutalist Solid Pine Lounge Chair, Sweden, 1970s
Located in Hilversum, NL
Mid-century Brutalist solid pine lounge chair new upholstery in white Ortello Blouclé fabric
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Pine

Pair of Vintage 1950s Italian Lounge Chairs in Grey Bouclé
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of vintage 1950s highback Italian lounge chairs. The pair have been restored and reupholstered
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool, Bouclé, Walnut

1950s Harvey Probber Slipper chair boucle solid brass legs mid century modern
By Harvey Probber
Located in Virginia Beach, VA
A rare offering from Harvey Probber. Very few examples have surfaced of this chair. Fully
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Afra & Tobia Scarpa Lounge Chair in Grey Bouclé Wool, Italy, 1960s
By Afra & Tobia Scarpa
Located in Antwerp, BE
Afra & Tobia Scarpa lounge chair upholstered in grey bouclé wool, designed in Italy in the 1960s. A
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé

Pair of Scandinavian Mid-Century Lounge Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Scandinavian Mid-Century Lounge Chairs upholstered in Boucle Fabric
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

Lounge Chairs & Ottoman by Hans J. Wegner for GETAMA in Bouclé
By Hans J. Wegner, GETAMA
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Two Hans J. Wegner for GETAMA wide arm lounge chairs & ottomans in white Turkish bouclé with soft
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Bouclé, Oak

Ingmar Relling Lounge Chair for Westnofa, 1960s, Boucle
By Ingmar Relling, Westnofa Furniture
Located in Miami, FL
Ingmar Relling Lounge Chair for Westnofa, recently restored and upholstered in a beige boucle.
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Vintage 1960s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Mid Century Modern Channel-Back Swivel Lounge Chairs Newly Upholstered
Located in Chicago, IL
Mid Century Modern Channel-Back Swivel Lounge Chairs Newly Upholstered in "Powder-Blu" Boucle
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Wood

Vico Magistretti for Cassina Pair of ‘Carimate’ Lounge Chairs in Bouclé
By Vico Magistretti
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Vico Magistretti for Cassina, pair of ‘Carimate’ lounge chairs, beech, bouclé, Italy, designed
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wood, Bouclé

Ib Kofod Larsen Style Lounge Chairs Refinished & Reupholstered in Ivory Boucle
By Ib Kofod-Larsen
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of Danish Modern Lounge Chairs, in the style of Ib Kofod Larsen, Denmark, circa 1960s. They
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Upholstery, Wood, Walnut

Danish Cabinetmaker Lounge Chair in a Patterned Bouclé Fabric, Denmark 1940s
Located in Utrecht, NL
This beautiful Danish cabinetmaker lounge chair recalls the peak of Danish Mid-Century Modern
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Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Wood

A Pair of Lounge Chairs, Bauhaus Style, Reupholstered in Bouclé, Germany, 1960s
By Marcel Breuer, Milo Baughman
Located in Odense, DK
This pair of lounge chairs, crafted in the Bauhaus style in Germany during the 1960s, effortlessly
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Channeled Lounge Chair by A.Rudin in Italian Ivory Bouclé, 1980s
Located in Chicago, IL
Boucle. USA, 1980s. This chair sits very comfortably.
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Upholstery

Arne Vodder Sculpted Teak & Boucle Reclining Lounge Chair for France & Son
By Arne Vodder, Sibast
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Arne Vodder sculpted teak & Boucle reclining lounge chair for Sibast Møbler
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Wood, Teak

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Mid Century Boucle Lounge Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of mid century boucle lounge chairs available for sale. The range of distinct mid century boucle lounge chairs — often made from fabric, bouclé and wood — can elevate any home. We have 448 antique and vintage mid century boucle lounge chairs in-stock, while there are 11 modern editions to choose from as well. Mid century boucle lounge chairs have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. There are many kinds of mid century boucle lounge chairs to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Modern mid century boucle lounge chairs are of considerable interest. Mid century boucle lounge chairs have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Artifort, Pierre Paulin and Knoll are consistently popular.

How Much are Mid Century Boucle Lounge Chairs?

Prices for mid century boucle lounge chairs can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, mid century boucle lounge chairs begin at $960 and can go as high as $68,000, while the average can fetch as much as $6,838.

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 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.