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1970s Desk/Office Chair, Italy
Located in Praha, CZ
- newly upholstered - aluminium frame
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum

  • 1970s Desk/Office Chair, Italy
  • 1970s Desk/Office Chair, Italy
  • 1970s Desk/Office Chair, Italy
  • 1970s Desk/Office Chair, Italy
H 19.69 in W 23.63 in D 24.41 in
Mid-Century Modern Design Leather Office Chair, Italy, 1988
Located in Oud-Turnhout, VAN
Vintage Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Design leather office desk chair, made in Italy, 1988
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Mid-Century Swivel Green Office Chair by Umberto Mascagni, Italy, 1950s
By Umberto Mascagni
Located in Miklavž Pri Taboru, SI
Midcentury swivel green office chair by Umberto Mascagni made in Italy in the 1950s. The vinyl used
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Faux Leather

Mid-Century Modern Design Skai Leather Office Chair Set, Italy, 1950s
Located in Oud-Turnhout, VAN
Vintage Mid-Century Modern Italian Design Skai leather office armchair set of 2. Made in Italy
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Modern Red Office Chair Modus by Osvaldo Borsani, Italy 1970
By Tecno, Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern Red Office Chair Modus 5 with Armrests by Osvaldo Borsani, Italy 1970s. Elevate
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Italian Mid-Century Green Fabric and Steel Office Chairs by Zanotta, 1980s
By Zanotta
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid-century Green fabric and steel office chairs by Zanotta, 1980s Set of 4 office chairs
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Mid-Century Modern Black Leather Office Chair
Located in North York, ON
Mid-Century Modern black leather office chair. America, circa 1970s. Restored in all new Italian
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Modern Curved Leather Office Chair
Located in North York, ON
Mid-Century Modern curved leather office chair. America, circa 1970s. Original Mid-Century Modern
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Stainless Steel

1970s Italian Bordeaux Leather & Wood Open Arm Turning Office Desk Chair
Located in Carimate, Como
Beautiful and elegant Italian Mid-Century Modern leather and solid wood office desk chair.
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Black Leather Office Chair
Located in North York, ON
Mid-Century Modern leather office chair. America, circa 1970s. Restored in all new black Italian
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

1960s Italian Walnut Wood Newly Upholstered Open Armchair Office Desk Chair
Located in Carimate, Como
legs, sides and back. Ideal as office desk chair as well as side or bedroom chair.
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Italian Midcentury Office Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italian 1960s swivel office chair metal frame base with the new leather upholstery.  
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

  • Italian Midcentury Office Chair
  • Italian Midcentury Office Chair
  • Italian Midcentury Office Chair
  • Italian Midcentury Office Chair
H 32 in W 23.5 in D 20 in
Mid-Century Modern Dark Blue Office Chair Modus 5 by Osvaldo Borsani, Italy 1970
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern Dark Blue Office Chair Modus 5 by Osvaldo Borsani, Italy 1970s. Elevate your
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Do More Office Chair Mid-Century Modern Industrial USA
Located in Chula Vista, CA
AMBIANIC presents Do More Office Chair Mid-Century Modern industrial era. Domore Chair Company, Inc
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Mid-Century Desk Chair by Perry King & Santiago Miranda for Planula, Italy
By Perry King and Santiago Miranda
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Desk Chair by Perry King & Santiago Miranda for Planula, Italy, 1970s
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Vintage 1970s Italian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Melchiorre Bega Desk Chair Italian Design Mid-Cenury Walnut Velvet
By Melchiorre Bega
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Italian desk chair of great charm, unmistakable typical Italian design.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Velvet, Walnut

Mid-Century Italian Swivel Armchair, 1960s
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Beautiful and comfortable Italian swivel armchair or desk chair, 1960's. The chair is
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

  • Mid-Century Italian Swivel Armchair, 1960s
  • Mid-Century Italian Swivel Armchair, 1960s
  • Mid-Century Italian Swivel Armchair, 1960s
  • Mid-Century Italian Swivel Armchair, 1960s
H 33.08 in W 26.38 in D 24.02 in
Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno "Modus" Office Chair, Italy 1970s
By Osvaldo Borsani, Tecno
Located in Naples, IT
Rare yellow Modus office chair with armrests and adjustable height, designed by Osvaldo Borsani and
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum, Steel

Cognac Leather Office Chair by Guido Faleschini for Mariani, Italy, 1970s
By i4 Mariani, Guido Faleschini
Located in Antwerp, BE
Cognac leather office chair designed by the renowned Italian designer Guido Faleschini for I4
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

Italian Mid-Century Modern High Style Brass Scroll Desk or Side Chair Black Seat
Located in St. Louis, MO
Wonderful Hollywood Regency Italian, very high style brass scroll oval high back desk or side chair
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Vintage 1960s European Hollywood Regency Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Brass

Terni Series Office Chair by Ico Parisi for MIM Roma, Italy, 1958
By Ico & Luisa Parisi, Ico Parisi
Located in Antwerp, BE
Office chair by Ico Parisi for MIM Roma, a timeless masterpiece of mid-century Italian design. This
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Italian Dining Chairs Giotto Stoppino , 1970s
By Giotto Stoppino
Located in Praha, CZ
The chairs are in good vintage conditions. Seat hight 45 cm
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Chrome

Leather Swivel Desk Chair, Italy, c.1980
Located in Surbiton, GB
Late 20th Century leather desk chair manufactured by Marcatré. Founded in 1975 Marcatré is
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Leather, Rubber

  • Leather Swivel Desk Chair, Italy, c.1980
  • Leather Swivel Desk Chair, Italy, c.1980
  • Leather Swivel Desk Chair, Italy, c.1980
  • Leather Swivel Desk Chair, Italy, c.1980
H 35.04 in W 33.86 in D 34.26 in
"P128" Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno 1970 Italian Design Black Leather Office Chair
By Osvaldo Borsani, Tecno
Located in Brescia, IT
"P128" Osvalo Borsani desk swivel chair Tecno, 1970 Black leather and cast aluminum Excellent
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Office Chair by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in Berlin, DE
Aluminium Provenance Montecatini Headquarters Milan, 1938.
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Vintage 1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum

  • Office Chair by Gio Ponti
  • Office Chair by Gio Ponti
  • Office Chair by Gio Ponti
  • Office Chair by Gio Ponti
H 30.32 in Dm 24.41 in
20th Century Italian Walnut Writing Table, Desk Set with a Chair by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vintage Mid-Century modern Italian freestanding writing table, desk set with two drawers and a
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal, Brass

Very Rare Plexiglass Desk Chair, 1990s, Italy
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Height adjustable from 44-51cm. Seat width 40cm, cross foot width 64cm. Seat depth 44cm.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Plastic, Plexiglass

  • Very Rare Plexiglass Desk Chair, 1990s, Italy
  • Very Rare Plexiglass Desk Chair, 1990s, Italy
  • Very Rare Plexiglass Desk Chair, 1990s, Italy
  • Very Rare Plexiglass Desk Chair, 1990s, Italy
H 34.65 in W 15.75 in D 25.2 in
Italian Mid-Century Design Medea Chair by Vittorio Nobili for Tagliabue Brothers
By Vittorio Nobili
Located in Casale Monferrato, IT
Italian iconic mid century design single "Medea" chair. This fantastic chair is made of bent oak
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

Italian Midcentury 1950s Red Lacquered Iron Desk Chair
Located in Rome, IT
Step back in time to the stylish 1950s with this Italian midcentury desk chair. Crafted with
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Vintage 1950s European Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Iron

Executive office chair by Charles Pollock, Knoll, 1960s
By Charles Pollock
Located in Argelato, BO
office armchairs, created by the American artist and designer Charles Pollock. Here we offer a pair of
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum

1960 Vintage Office Chair Anonima Castelli, Giancarlo Piretti
By Giancarlo Piretti
Located in Biella, IT
one chair Anonima Castelli production Italy, Giancarlo Piretti design years ’60 rare tipology
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal, Aluminum

'6' Mcm Chrome Adjustable Dining Conference Desk Armchairs by Sitland Italy
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Offering one of our recent palm beach office estate fine furniture acquisitions of a Set of 6 Mid
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Chrome

Office chair by Bbpr for Olivetti Synthesis, circa 1960
By Olivetti, Studio BBPR
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Office chair by BBPR for Olivetti Synthesis, circa 1960.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Chair in the style of Ico Parisi, Italy, 1950s
By Ico Parisi
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Chair in the style of Ico Parisi, Italy, 1950s
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Vintage 1950s Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Wood

1 of 3 Charles & Ray Vitra Eames EA108 Hopsak Swivel Office Armchairs
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in GB
much the most comfortable office chairs ever made, these are fully stamped with the model number to the
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Chrome

Chrome Framed Frederick Scott Hille International Black Leather Office Armchair
By Frederick Scott
Located in GB
International black leather with polished chrome frame office chair Chrome framed Frederick Scott Hille
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20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Set of Eight Leather Office Chairs by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno
By Tecno, Osvaldo Borsani
Located in Barcelona, ES
Set of eight office chair designed in 1966-1976 by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno, Italy. Cast aluminum
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal, Aluminum

Ceccotti Collezioni, Modern, Office Chair, Light Walnut, Red Leather, 2000s
By Roberto Lazzeroni, Ceccotti
Located in Stamford, CT
Mid-Century Modern Desk / Office Chair by Ceccotti Collezioni, Marlowe Chair Modern ergonomic
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Brass

'Big' by Guido Faleschini for i4Mariani Leather Executive Desk Chair, Italy, New
By Guido Faleschini, i4 Mariani, Pace Collection
Located in Los Angeles, CA
hotel lobby reception or task desk, cocktail bar, members club, workspace studio, or executive office
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2010s Italian Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Leather

Progress Swivel Office Chairs by Hans von Klier & Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova
By Hans Von Klier, Ettore Sottsass, Poltronova
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A pair of "Progress" office swivel chairs designed by Hans von Klier and Ettore Sottsass for
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

02 Studio De Pas D'Urbino Lomazzi "Cassia" Office Chair by Zanotta
By Gionathan de Pas & Donato D’Urbino & Paolo Lomazzi, Zanotta
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
02 Studio De Pas D'Urbino Lomazzi "Cassia" Office Chair by Zanotta
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Rare Vittorio Nobili "Medea" 1950s Swivel Office Chair Made of Teak Plywood
By Vittorio Nobili
Located in Wolfurt, AT
This 1950s swivel office chair “Medea” was designed by Vittorio Nobili and manufactured by Fratelli
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Iron

White Office Chair by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller 1970s
By Charles and Ray Eames, ICF Milano 1
Located in Lasne, BE
Canvas armchair with aluminium base and castors. Stamped under the seat ICF. Height and tilt adjustable. Turns on itself. Wear due to time and age. Maximum height: 109 cm. Seat heigh...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum

Set of Three DSC 106 Office chairs by Giancarlo Piretti for Castelli
By Castellani, Giancarlo Piretti
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
This set of two DSC 106 chairs was designed by Giancarlo Piretti for the Italian Castelli in 1965
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum

Late 20th c Beech & Ebony Spring Office Chair by Massimo Scolari for Giorgetti
By Massimo Scolari, Giorgetti S.p.A.
Located in Milford, NH
A sleek design spring office chair in polished beech and ebony with leather seat and adjustable
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Beech, Ebony, Leather

Osvaldo Borsani Tecno Modus Desk Chair
By Osvaldo Borsani, Tecno
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Red Osvaldo Borsani Revolving Office Chair Produced by Tecno in Italy circa 1970 Plastic seat on
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Black Leather Soft Pad Office Chair by Charles and Ray Eames for Icf, 1970s
By Charles and Ray Eames, ICF Milano 1
Located in Lasne, BE
Black leather chair with aluminum base and wheels. Seat height 57 cm. Wear due to time and age of the chair.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum

Ico Parisi 'in the Style of' Office Armchair in Leather and Aluminum, circa 1970
By Ico Parisi
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Ico Parisi (in the style of) office armchair in leather and aluminum circa 1970.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

American Desk Armchair, 1950
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
century to the mid-20th century. In 1970, the brand Rigolleau Argentina made pieces authorised by Lalique
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Wood

  • American Desk Armchair, 1950
  • American Desk Armchair, 1950
  • American Desk Armchair, 1950
  • American Desk Armchair, 1950
H 31.5 in W 23.63 in D 18.9 in
EA107 Charles & Ray Eames ICF desk chair
By Charles Eames
Located in Montecchio Precalcino, VI
Amazing Ea107 desk chair design by Charles eames. This early ICF production Is the only One that
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

  • EA107 Charles & Ray Eames ICF desk chair
  • EA107 Charles & Ray Eames ICF desk chair
  • EA107 Charles & Ray Eames ICF desk chair
  • EA107 Charles & Ray Eames ICF desk chair
H 31.89 in W 23.63 in D 23.63 in
Upholstered desk chair with stylized blackened frame
Located in New York, NY
Upholstered desk chair with stylized blackened metal frame by Luigi Caccia Dominioni.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Grey Black Metal Brass German Rotating Armchair, Germany 1930
Located in Madrid, ES
Armchair with metal structure lacquered in black. Seat and arms upholstered in cotton fabric and feet finished in brass pads.  
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Brass, Steel

Scand Modern Arne Jacobsen Series 7 Black & Chrome Office Chair by Fritz Hansen
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Topeka, KS
Scandinavian Modern or mid-century modern style home office or den. Fritz Hansen was founded in 1872, when
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Sedia Da Collezione Desk Chair Olivetti Synthesis Design Ettore Sottsass 1975
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in taranto, IT
Sedia da collezione "desk chair", produzione Olivetti synthesis , design Ettore Sottsass, italia
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

American Desk Armchair, 1970
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
large amount of furniture, from the end of the 19th century to the mid-20th century. In 1970, the brand
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Vintage 1970s American Art Deco Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Chrome

  • American Desk Armchair, 1970
  • American Desk Armchair, 1970
  • American Desk Armchair, 1970
  • American Desk Armchair, 1970
H 31.89 in W 27.96 in D 23.63 in
1960s Set Desk Chairs, Chromed Steel, Leatherette Upholstered, Adjustable Height
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Italian set of 1960s desk chairs, chromed steel. Upholstered turquoise leatherette , two revolving
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Giovanni Offredi for Saporiti Italia "Ondo" Executive Leather 1970s Desk Chair
By Gianni Offredi, Saporiti
Located in Peabody, MA
A Saporiti Italia “Onda” executive swivel desk chair in leather with polished steel swivel base
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Ico Paris Executive Desk Chair for Mobli Italiani Moderni Rome
By Ico Parisi
Located in Weesp, NL
Elevate your office space with this rare, mid century modern desk chair designed by the renowned
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum

Vintage Designer Lucite T-Back Side / Desk Chair
Located in Chicago, IL
A Vintage designer lucite t-back side chair or desk chair. Very high quality well made forms
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Late 20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Lucite

Ico Paris Executive Desk Chair for Mobli Italiani Moderni Rome
By Ico Parisi
Located in Weesp, NL
"Elevate your office space with this rare, mid century modern desk chair designed by the renowned
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

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Mid Century Italian Office Desk For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the mid century Italian office desk you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, wood and glass, every mid century Italian office desk was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a mid century Italian office desk, we have 3196 options in-stock, while there are 18 modern editions to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a mid century Italian office desk — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right mid century Italian office desk, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Art Deco styles are of considerable interest. You’ll likely find more than one mid century Italian office desk that is appealing in its simplicity, but Osvaldo Borsani, Ico Parisi and Gio Ponti produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Mid Century Italian Office Desk?

The average selling price for a mid century Italian office desk at 1stDibs is $2,198, while they’re typically $1 on the low end and $140,000 for the highest priced.

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

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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.

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