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Neil Frankel for Knoll Mid Century Wheeled Office Lounge Chairs, Set of 6
By Knoll
Located in Countryside, IL
Neil Frankel for Knoll Mid Century wheeled office lounge chairs - Set of 6 These chairs are 28 wide
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

Mid Century Modern Office Chair with arms by Saarinen for Knoll. Circa 1970s
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage Mid Century Modern Office Chair with arms by Saarinen for Knoll. Circa 1970s Feature the
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Twill, Upholstery

8 Max Pearson for Knoll Mid-Century Modern Red Tulip Swivel Dining Office Chairs
By Knoll, Max Pearson
Located in Dayton, OH
8 Max Pearson for Knoll International red wool upholstered rolling swivel chairs, circa 1960s
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Knoll Pollock Executive Chairs
By Knoll
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of mid century leather executive chairs designed by Charles Pollock. A sleek and comfortable
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Chrome

Knoll Office Desk Chair designed by Charles Pollock
By Charles Pollock, Knoll
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Classic Charles Pollock office desk chair manufactured by Knoll. Iconic lines and features but
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Knoll Mid-Century Modern Leather Armchair
By Knoll
Located in Germantown, MD
A 1960s vintage top grain leather revolving office chair by Knoll. Measures: 27" in width, 23" in
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome, Iron

1970 Knoll Executive Chrome + Orig. Vtg. Knoll Red Textile Leather Office Chair
By Knoll, Charles Pollock
Located in Basel, BS
Mid Century Vintage Knoll Pollock chair--RARE beauty-- from the era of the height of the creation of
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

1973 Knoll Executive Chrome and Tufted Velour Office Chair
By Charles Pollock, Knoll
Located in Basel, BS
great designed as well as high quality office chairs. Pollock for Knoll was a contemporary of the likes
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

Early Eero Saarinen Office Desk Chair for Knoll International
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Munster, NRW
Eero Saarinen office desk dhair for Knoll International. The chair is in original leather and
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

1 OF 2 VINTAGE UNIQUE CHARLES POLLOCK KNOLL RESTORED BROWN LEATHER OFFICE CHAiRS
By Charles Pollock, Knoll
Located in GB
vintage fully restored hand dyed Cigar Brown leather Charles Pollock Knoll Inc Executive office swivel
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20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen for Knoll New Executive Swivel Desk Arm Chair
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Stunning authentic mid-century modern Saarinen executive arm chair features a height-adjustable
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs ...

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Aluminum

Knoll Armless Saarinen Chair with Black Velvet Seat
By Knoll
Located in Wilton, CT
This Eero Saarinen for Knoll plastic-back side chair was reupholstered in black cotton velvet
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Executive office chair by Charles Pollock, Knoll, 1960s
By Charles Pollock
Located in Argelato, BO
Charles Pollock, executive chairs for Knoll, 1963 It is one of the most iconic and representative
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Pair of Saarinen Executive Armchairs Knoll Mid-Century Modern
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Grand Cayman, KY
Enhance your space with this timeless pair of Mid-Century Organic Modern Executive Armchairs by
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Vintage 1960s American Organic Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

Knoll Armless Saarinen Chair Plastic Back in Beaded Silver Leather
By Knoll
Located in Wilton, CT
Out of this world! This white-plastic back Eero Saarinen for Knoll side chair was recently
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Leather, Plastic

Charles Pollock Desk Chair by Knoll in Burnt Orange
By Knoll, Charles Pollock
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage Charles Pollock for Knoll executive chair in burnt orange leather. This executive desk
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Midcentury Saarinen Executive Chairs for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Midcentury Saarinen Executive chair in reddish brown / burns sienna leather. With manual adjustable
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

Knoll Desk Chair in Contrasting Saddle Leather/Suede, Vintage Swivel Base
By Knoll
Located in Wilton, CT
Montage has been restoring Saarinen Executive Chairs for years in every fabric one can imagine
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Desk Chairs by Max Pearson for Knoll
By Knoll, Max Pearson
Located in Chicago, IL
chairs by Knoll, fully upholstered with swivel base.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Modern Knoll Open Up Black Leather Ergonomic Chair Designed by Mathias Seiler
By Knoll
Located in Secaucus, NJ
The open up chair is a fully adjustable ergonomic office task chair, feature a sleek modern look
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Knoll Armless Saarinen Chair Polka Dot Deluxe
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Wilton, CT
This whimsical Eero Saarinen for Knoll side chair was just reupholstered in our Connecticut
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome

1960s EST Modern Office Leather Task Chair Grafton, WI
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Chula Vista, CA
1960s by EST industrial office leather task chair Grafton, WI Stamped by maker Aluminum with new
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

10 Charles Pollock Executive Desk Chairs for Knoll
By Charles Pollock, Knoll
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of 10 vintage Charles Pollock executive desk chair for Knoll. The ultimate ergonomic, office
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Leather

Vintage Executive Task Chair by Vincent Cafiero for Knoll
By Knoll, Vincent Cafiero
Located in Wilton, CT
, together they define Knoll’s greatest work of the Mid-Century. A member of said team was Vincent Cafiero, a
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Vintage 1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk C...

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Steel

Brown Vinyl Faux Leather Pair Steelcase 451 Rolling Office Chairs Style Pollock
By Knoll, Steelcase, Charles Pollock
Located in Topeka, KS
. We attempt to portray any imperfections. Circa, Mid to Late 20th Century. Double your office chair
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

Walter Knoll Logos Neckleather Chair Bernd Münzebrock
By Bernd Münzebrock, Walter Knoll
Located in Munich, Bavaria
Bernd Münzebrock designed this office chair model Logos for Walter Knoll The seat is made of
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum

Armless Executive Chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Chicago, IL
c. 1983. Upholstered in dark green wool. On vaster, height adjustable and swivels.
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Wool

Don Pettit for Knoll #1105 Bentwood Armchairs Set of Five
By Knoll
Located in Weymouth, MA
Set of five bentwood office chairs by Don Pettit for Knoll International with tag and label. With
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Fabric, Bentwood

1960s Pollack Executive Chair by Charles Pollack for Knoll
By Charles Pollock, Knoll
Located in Sagaponack, NY
edge banding around the chair’s periphery separating hard shell frame from upholstery. Original Knoll
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum

Charles Pollock Desk Chair by Knoll in Navy Blue Leather
By Charles Pollock, Knoll
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage Charles Pollock for Knoll executive chair in navy blue leather. This executive desk chair
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome

1970s Swivel Desk Chair by Max Pearson for Knoll
By Knoll, Max Pearson
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A desk chair with the original channel-stitched upholstery, on an X-form caster base.    
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Classic Brown Leather & Chrome Pollock Chairs manufactured by Knoll , 1980s
By Charles Pollock, Knoll
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic PAIR of vintage original brown leather Pollock desk chairs designed by Charles Pollack for
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Classic Brown Leather & Chrome Pollock Chairs manufactured by Knoll , 1980s
By Knoll, Charles Pollock
Located in Buffalo, NY
Gorgeous PAIR of vintage original brown leather Pollock desk chairs designed by Charles Pollack for
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Knoll Armless Saarinen Chair White Plastic Back with "Funfetti" Upholstery
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Wilton, CT
This Eero Saarinen for Knoll plastic-back side chair was reupholstered in a super fun mutli-color
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Textile, Plastic

Knoll Eero Saarinen Executive Tubular Leg Chair in Cowtan & Tout Velvet
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Miami, FL
Knoll Eero Saarinen executive tubular leg chair in Cowtan & Tout velvet Offered for sale is a
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

Eero Saarinen for Knoll Desk Chair in Black Leather and Metal
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Waalwijk, NL
rare model 76S office chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll belongs to the 70-Series seating collection
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

Set of 6 Swivel Tilt Office Desk Dining Chairs After Saarinen C. 1970s
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional set of six vintage swivel, tilt office, desk, or dining chairs in original commercial
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Height adjustable T60 workshop chair by Oldeberg & Olsen for Knoll, Inc., 1947
By Knoll, Odelberg Olsen
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
company in the 1940s to manufacture these office chairs. Knoll, Inc. in the USA took over production in
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

George Nelson Desk or Office Chair, Very Rare, New Red Boucle Knoll Upholstery
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in Kansas City, MO
Very rare George Nelson desk chair, freshly reupholstered in a crimson Knoll Classic boucle.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Set of 3 leather executive armchairs designed by Charles Pollock for Knoll
By Knoll
Located in Houston, TX
Buttery set of 3 executive armchairs designed by Charles Pollock for Knoll in 1956, in a rustic red
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Vintage 1980s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather

Richard Sapper for Knoll Desk Task Executive or Conference Chair - Brown Leather
By Knoll, Richard Sapper
Located in St. Louis, MO
Designer Richard Sapper for Knoll the desk chairs in rich dark brown Spinneybeck leather, fully
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

High Back Desk Chair by Richard Sapper for Knoll in Leather
By Knoll, Richard Sapper
Located in Chicago, IL
Height adjustable, tilt adjustable, and lumbar adjustable. Swivels. Price is for the set. Contact us if you'd like to purchase a single item.
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather

Eero Saarinen Knoll Executive Dining Chair/Armchairs with Tubular Legs, Set of 4
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Set of four Mid-Century Modern executive dining chair set featuring 2 side chairs and 2 armchairs
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Set of 2 FK711 office chairs by Preben Fabricius/Jørgen Kastholm for Walter Knol
By Walter Knoll, Jørgen Kastholm & Preben Fabricius
Located in Ludwigslust, DE
This beautiful pair of FK 711 office chairs, in black leather, is in very good condition. The
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather

1 Knoll Pollock Executive Swivel Armchair Black Leather
By Charles Pollock, Knoll
Located in Pasadena, TX
executive chair, now considered one of Knoll’s most memorable designs, features a chrome rim that supports
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather

Charles Pollock Executive Chairs for Knoll
By Charles Pollock
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Executive Chairs by Charles Pollock for Knoll in black leather. These beautiful black leather
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Enamel, Steel, Chrome

Knoll Saarinen Executive Armchair in Original Light Turquoise Textile, Swivel Ba
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Basel, BS
1980s Vintage executive armchair with original light turquoise woven knoll textile. Beautiful faded
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

1 Knoll Sapper Visitor Dining Conference Chair Sled Base
By Richard Sapper
Located in Pasadena, TX
1 Sapper visitor chair with sled base. 1979 Visitor sled chair by the German industrial designer
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21st Century and Contemporary European Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs ...

Materials

Leather

One Max Pearson For Knoll Black Leather Executive Chair
By Max Pearson
Located in Pasadena, TX
1 mid century modern executive chairs designed by Max Pearson and made by Knoll. Black leather
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of Richard Sapper for Knoll Executive Desk Chairs
By Richard Sapper
Located in Beirut, LB
A set of two executive office chairs designed by Richard Sapper and made by Knoll. Five star
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Set of 5 Kill International 6727 leather office chairs by Fabricius & Kastholm
By Alfred Kill International, Jørgen Kastholm & Preben Fabricius
Located in Ludwigslust, DE
This Kill 6727, the so-called Bird or Tulip chair, is the hard-to-find version of an office chair
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather

Steelcase Office Armchairs Model #451
By Steelcase
Located in Brooklyn, NY
bases with striped fabric upholstery. The chairs are similar in style to the Charles Pollack, Knoll
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Charles Pollock Executive Chair in Black Leather
By Charles Pollock, Knoll
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage Charles Pollock for Knoll executive chair in black blue leather. This executive desk chair
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Knoll Pollock Executive Chair in Aubergine Leather, Matte Black Frame
By Charles Pollock
Located in Wilton, CT
Offering the classic Pollock Executive Chair in this beautiful aubergine leather, black steel frame
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Vintage 1980s North American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk C...

Materials

Stainless Steel

Knoll Pollock Chair reupholstered in Black Italian Leather, Steel Frame
By Charles Pollock
Located in Wilton, CT
Charles Pollock was a master of design who's work was supported by Florence Knoll and her company
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Vintage 1980s North American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk C...

Materials

Stainless Steel

Charles Pollock Executive Desk Chair in Brown Leather
By Charles Pollock, Knoll
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage Charles Pollock for Knoll executive chair in medium brown. This executive desk chair has a
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Knoll Pollock Executive Chair in Original Black Leather, Matte Black Frame
By Charles Pollock
Located in Wilton, CT
Offering the classic Pollock Executive Chair in its original black leather, black steel frame, and
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Vintage 1980s North American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk C...

Materials

Stainless Steel

Pair of Vintage Mid-century Fabric Desk Chairs by Charles Pollock for Comforto
By Charles Pollock, Comforto
Located in Warszawa, Mazowieckie
office chair connected by a single aluminum rim that became known as the Pollock chair. Introduced in
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Plastic

Saarinen Executive Armless Chair in Leather and Suede, Vintage Swivel Base
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Wilton, CT
Montage has been restoring Saarinen Executive Chairs for years in every fabric one can imagine
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Saarinen Executive Armless Chair in Emerald Green Velvet, Vintage Swivel Base
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Wilton, CT
We've been restoring Saarinen executive chairs for years in every fabric one can imagine, right in
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

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Mid Century Knoll Office Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal mid century knoll office chair for your home. Each mid century knoll office chair for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, animal skin and leather. Find 718 options for an antique or vintage mid century knoll office chair now, or shop our selection of 2 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer mid century knoll office chair, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right mid century knoll office chair, those designed in mid-century modern, modern and Scandinavian Modern styles are of considerable interest. Many designers have produced at least one well-made mid century knoll office chair over the years, but those crafted by Knoll, Charles Pollock and Eero Saarinen are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Mid Century Knoll Office Chair?

Prices for a mid century knoll office chair start at $100 and top out at $99,480 with the average selling for $2,237.

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.