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Paralax Lounge Chair, Walnut and Brown Mohair, for Craft Associates
By Craft Associates
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
: Laura Trenchard Manufacturer: Craft Associates Modern Furniture Period/Model: Mid-Century Modern Specs
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Mohair, Walnut

Craft Associates Highback Chairs, Peabody Leather High Back Chairs, Modern
By Craft Associates
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
: Craft Associates Furniture Period/Model: Mid-Century Modern Specs: Walnut, Commercial Grade Fabric (7
Category

2010s American Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Craft Associates Lounge Chairs, Leather Lounge Chairs, Black Leather and Walnut
By Craft Associates
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Craft Associates Lounge Chairs, Leather Lounge Chairs, Black Leather and Walnut This piece ships
Category

2010s American Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Mid Century Swivel Lounge Chair
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Countryside, IL
Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Mid Century Swivel Lounge Chair This chair measures: 36 wide
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Mid Century Walnut Wingback Chair
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Countryside, IL
Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Mid Century Walnut Wingback Chair This lounge chair measures
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Mid Century Highback Lounge Chair
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Countryside, IL
Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Mid Century Highback Lounge Chair This lounge chair measures
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Craft Associates Modern Lounge Chair, 2002, the Parallax
By Craft Associates
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Designer: Laura Trenchard Manufacturer: Craft Associates Modern Furniture Period/Model: Mid
Category

2010s American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Mohair, Walnut

Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Mid Century Walnut Lounge Chairs - Pair
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Countryside, IL
Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Mid Century Walnut Lounge Chairs - Pair Each lounge chair
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Adrian Pearsall Lounge Chair by Craft Associates, 2406
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Wilmington, DE
Offered is a vintage sculptural lounge chair, designed by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Mid Century Spindle Back Lounge Chair
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Countryside, IL
Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates mid century spindle back lounge chair The chair measures
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chair Ottoman Set By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern, model 2174-C, lounge chair and ottoman set by Adrian Pearsall for Craft
Category

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

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Craft Associates Chrome Barrel Back Club Chairs
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Wilmington, DE
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Craft Associates Chrome Barrel Back Club Chairs Offered is a pair of
Category

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

Materials

Steel

Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chair Ottoman Set By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern, model 2174-C, lounge chair and ottoman set by Adrian Pearsall for Craft
Category

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

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Adrian Pearsall "Havana" Lounge Chair and Ottoman for Craft Associates
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pearsall for Craft Associates of Wilkes Barre, PA truly offers the best of both worlds! This iconic rolling
Category

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

Materials

Brass

Lawrence Peabody Lounge Chair for Craft Associates
By Lawrence Peabody, Craft Associates
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Designer: Lawrence Peabody Manufacturer: Craft Associates Furniture Period/Model: Mid-Century
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Ziricote

Peabody Wicker Lounge Chairs, Gold Fabric and Walnut, Craft Associates
By Lawrence Peabody, Craft Associates
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Designer: Lawrence Peabody Manufacturer: Craft Associates Furniture Period/model: Mid-Century Modern Specs
Category

20th Century American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wicker, Walnut

Set of 4 Mid-Century Modern Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Dining Chairs
By Craft Associates, Adrian Pearsall
Located in Boynton Beach, FL
Set of 4 mid-century modern Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates dining chairs. Offered is a
Category

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

Materials

Walnut

Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Lounge Chair
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Countryside, IL
Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates lounge chair This chair measures: 24.25 wide x 23.5 deep x
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Lawrence Peabody Wing Chair for Craft Associates
By Craft Associates, Lawrence Peabody
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Designer: Lawrence Peabody Manufacturer: Craft Associates Furniture Period/Model: Mid-Century
Category

2010s American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Walnut

John Risley Duyan Chair for Craft Associates Furniture
By John Risley, Craft Associates
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
. Designer: John Risley Manufacturer: Craft Associates Modern Furniture Period/Model: Mid-Century Modern
Category

2010s North American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates MCM Walnut Wingback Chair and Ottoman
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Countryside, IL
Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Mid Century Walnut Wingback Chair and Ottoman The chair
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Adrian Pearsall 2466-C Lounge Chair for Craft Associates, 1960s
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Adrian Pearsall, Mid Century Walnut Upholstered chair for Craft Associates. Designed and used at
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Walnut

Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Lounge Chair and Ottoman, circa 1960s
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Peabody, MA
A model 2406 lounge chair with ottoman by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates circa 1960s. Chair
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Reupholstered Adrian Pearsall Lounge Chair by Craft Associates, 2406
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Medina, OH
Mid-Century Modern Adrian Pearsall lounge chair by Craft Associates, 2406 reupholstered using
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Lawrence Peabody Danish Lounge Chair for Craft Associates Furniture
By Lawrence Peabody, Craft Associates
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
designer: Lawrence Peabody Manufacturer: Craft Associates® Modern Furniture Period/Model: Mid Century
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Adrian Pearsall Craft Associates Slim Jim High-Back Lounge Chair
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in West Hartford, CT
Elegant, rare, coveted Pearsall Slim Jim chair. It's height, at 55", sets this chair apart from the
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Textile, Walnut

Percival Lafer MP-41 Lounge Chairs for Craft Associates
By Percival Lafer, Craft Associates
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Designer: Percival Lafer Manufacturer: Craft Associates® Furniture Period/Model: Mid-Century
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Lawrence Peabody Danish Lounge Chair for Craft Associates Furniture
By Lawrence Peabody, Craft Associates
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
designer: Lawrence Peabody Manufacturer: Craft Associates Modern Furniture Period/Model: Mid-Century
Category

2010s North American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Adrian Pearsall 'Gondola' Button-Tufted Chairs for Craft Associates
By Craft Associates, Adrian Pearsall
Located in Dallas, TX
Distinctive 'Gondola' chairs exceptionally well designed by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates in
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Midcentury Walnut Swivel Chair
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Countryside, IL
Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates midcentury walnut swivel chair. This chair measures: 25.25
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates MCM Walnut and Boucle Lounge Chairs - Pair
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Countryside, IL
Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Mid Century Walnut and Boucle Lounge Chairs - Pair Each
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Bouclé, Walnut

Lawrence Peabody Wicker Lounge Chair for Craft Associates Furniture
By Craft Associates, Lawrence Peabody
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Lawrence Peabody wicker lounge chair for Craft Associates Furniture, 1806P This Lawrence Peabody
Category

2010s American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wicker, Walnut

Modern "Bonnie" Dining Chair for Craft Associates Furniture
By Laura Trenchard, Craft Associates
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Designer: Laura Trenchard Manufacturer: Craft Associates Furniture Period/model: Mid-Century
Category

2010s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Walnut

Adrian Pearsall Craft Associates Iconic Slim Jim High-Back Lounge Chair
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in West Hartford, CT
Newly upholstered Pearsall Slim Jim chair, quite magnificent. Set apart by its height, 55" tall
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Textile, Walnut

Modern Dining Chairs, 1901 for Craft Associates Furniture
By Laura Trenchard, Craft Associates
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Manufacturer: Craft Associates Modern Furniture Period/model: Mid-Century Modern Specs: Solid ziricote
Category

2010s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Ziricote

Lawrence Peabody Bracket Back Lounge Chair for Craft Associates
By Lawrence Peabody, Craft Associates
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Designer: Lawrence Peabody Manufacturer: Craft Associates Furniture Period/Model: Mid-Century
Category

2010s American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Restored Adrian Pearsall For Craft Associates 2056-C Highback Lounge Chair
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Chattanooga, TN
There's an unmistakable sinister look this Mid-century modern Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates
Category

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

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Lawrence Peabody Dining Chairs P-1708, Craft Associates Furniture
By Lawrence Peabody, Craft Associates
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Designer: Lawrence Peabody Manufacturer: Craft Associates® Furniture Period/Model: Mid
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

'Strictly Spanish' Swivel Chair by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates, 1960s
By Craft Associates, Adrian Pearsall
Located in Los Angeles, CA
color and fabric. This elegant Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates 'Strictly Spanish' easy chair
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wood, Fabric

Adrian Pearsall Craft Associates Extra Large High-back Chair Model 2139-C
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in West Hartford, CT
One of Adrian Pearsall's larger chairs, this one is 54" tall and sits like a throne on wheels. The
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Textile, Walnut

Pair Gondola Club/ Lounge Chairs, Attrib. Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates
By Craft Associates, Adrian Pearsall
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of Gondola Club/ Lounge Chairs, Attributed to Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Unmarked
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Peabody Modern Club Chairs for Craft Associates, leather, black, walnut
By Craft Associates, Lawrence Peabody
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Designer: Lawrence Peabody Manufacturer: Craft Associates Furniture Period/Model: Mid-Century
Category

2010s American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Seldom seen Adrian Pearsall 104-C Iron Lounge Chair Craft Associates
By Craft Associates, Adrian Pearsall
Located in Buffalo, NY
A stunning, rare , stylish and super comfortable Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates iron frame
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Iron

Lawrence Peabody Modern White Dining Chairs for Craft Associates Furniture
By Lawrence Peabody, Craft Associates
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Designer: Lawrence Peabody Manufacturer: Craft Associates furniture Period/Model: Mid-Century Modern
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Maple

Lawrence Peabody Dining Side Chair P-1709 Craft Associates Furniture
By Lawrence Peabody, Craft Associates
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Designer: Lawrence Peabody Manufacturer: Craft Associates furniture Period/Model: Mid-Century
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Lawrence Peabody Cane Back Dining Chair for Craft Associates
By Craft Associates, Lawrence Peabody
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Designer: Lawrence Peabody Manufacturer: Craft Associates® Furniture Period/Model: Mid
Category

2010s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Cane, Walnut

Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates MCM Walnut Base Swivel Lounge Chairs - Pair
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Countryside, IL
Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Mid Century Walnut Base Swivel Lounge Chairs - Pair Each
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Modern Adrian Pearsall for Craft Assoc. Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Wilmington, DE
What a find. Offered is a beautiful Mid-Century Modern lounge chair and ottoman, designed by Adrian
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates 2174C MCM Walnut Lounge Chair with Ottoman
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Countryside, IL
Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates 2174C Mid Century Walnut Lounge Chair with Ottoman The chair
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of Adrian Pearsall "Slim Jim" Lounge Chairs for Craft Associates, 1960s
By Craft Associates, Adrian Pearsall
Located in Hamburg, PA
well in a Mid-Century Modern home if you want an honest authentic look and style. The wood on the
Category

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

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Adrian Pearsall Craft Associates MCM 2231-C Walnut Wingback Lounge Chairs - Pair
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Countryside, IL
Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Mid Century 2231-C Walnut Wingback Lounge Chairs - Pair Each
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Lawrence Peabody High Back Lounge Chair P-1714 for Craft Associates Furniture
By Lawrence Peabody, Craft Associates
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
: Lawrence Peabody Manufacturer: Craft Associates® Furniture Period/Model: Mid Century Modern Specs: Walnut
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates MCM Slim Jim Highback Lounge Chair, Pair
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Countryside, IL
Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates midcentury Slim Jim Highback Lounge Chair - Pair Each chair
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Cloud Sofa by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in San Francisco, CA
An iconic Cloud sofa designed by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates and ready for restoration
Category

Mid-20th Century American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Lawrence Peabody Cane Back Teak Lounge Chairs for Craft Associates Furniture
By Craft Associates, Lawrence Peabody
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
lounge chairs- 2001P for Craft Associates Furniture are expertly handcrafted, caned, and upholstered by
Category

2010s American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Teak

Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Brutalist High Back Side Chair, Late 1960s
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in San Francisco, CA
by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates. Brutalist X-shaped base features a meteor-like thick
Category

Vintage 1960s American Brutalist Side Chairs

Materials

Faux Leather, Resin, Wood, Paint

Derby Dining Chairs, Modern Wood Dining Chairs, Walnut, Leather, Peabody, Craft
By Craft Associates
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Wood Dining Chair by Lawrence Peabody : The Derby Chair for Craft Associates Furniture are expertly
Category

2010s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Craft Lounge Chairs, Percival Lounge Chairs, Black Leather and Walnut
By Percival Lafer, Craft Associates
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Designer: Percival Lafer Manufacturer: Craft Associates® Furniture Period/Model: Mid-Century
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Stylish Pair of Modernist Armchairs by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates
By Craft Associates, Adrian Pearsall
Located in Buffalo, NY
Stylish Pair of Modernist armchairs by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates, model 950-C model
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Naugahyde, Walnut

Derby Dining Chairs, Modern Dining Armchair, Peabody, Walnut, Leather, Craft
By Craft Associates
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Derby Dining Chairs, Modern Dining Arm Chair, Peabody, Walnut, Leather, Craft Associates These
Category

2010s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

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Mid Century Craft And Associates Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of mid century craft and associates chairs is available at 1stDibs. Each of these unique mid century craft and associates chairs was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, fabric and walnut. Mid century craft and associates chairs have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. Mid century craft and associates chairs bearing Mid-Century Modern hallmark is very popular at 1stDibs.

How Much are Mid Century Craft And Associates Chairs?

Prices for mid century craft and associates chairs start at $600 and top out at $22,500 with the average selling for $4,200.

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.