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Mid Century Red Leather and Chrome Chairs, Pair
Located in Summerland, CA
Mid century Modern red leather and Chrome chairs. Sold as pair. Bright true red leather nicely
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Mid Century Black Leather and Chrome Slipper Lounge Chair
Located in Countryside, IL
Mid century black leather and chrome slipper lounge chair Chair measures: 22.5 wide x 30 deep x
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Mid-century Modern Tufted Faux Leather and Chrome Lounge Chair
By Douglas Kelly, Ross Littell and William Katavolos
Located in Toronto, ON
Spectacular mid century modern lounge chair in tufted faux leather and chrome. This incredibly
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Mid-century Modern Tufted Faux Leather and Chrome Lounge Chair
Mid-century Modern Tufted Faux Leather and Chrome Lounge Chair
No Reserve
H 34.25 in W 27.62 in D 35.13 in
Pair of Vintage Black Leather and Chrome Wassily Style Chairs Mid Century Modern
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
This pair of Black Leather and Chrome Wassily Style Chairs exude the timeless elegance of Mid
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Mid-20th Century Chairs

Materials

Leather

Pirate Chrome and Leather Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Elsa and Nordahl Solheim
Located in New York, NY
Iconic design from Elsa and Nordahl Solheim for Rykkin, flat bar chrome frame with brown leather
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Mid-20th Century Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Swedish Mid-Century Modern Leather Chrome Accent Chairs, a Pair
Located in Seattle, WA
Beautiful Swedish Mid-Century Modern leather chair. The chair has a thick cognac brown leather
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Set of Four Mid-Century Modern T Chairs in Chrome and Cognac Leather.
Located in Washington, DC
Set of four Mid-Century Modern T chairs in chrome and cognac leather.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

1970s Mid Century Modern Chrome and Leather Lounge Chairs- a Pair
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Mid-century chrome lounge chairs were designed and manufactured in the United States circa 1970s
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Mid-century Leather Chrome Lounge Chair By Sigurd Ressell for Restoration
By Sigurd Ressell
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Classic Norwegian Mid Century design with heavy chrome frame and comfortable worn leather padded
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Mid-20th Century Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Unique Mid Century Modern Leather and Chrome Arm Chairs
By Jean de Merry
Located in New Orleans, LA
These gorgeous chairs make the perfect statement in any space. Purchased in France, they were
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Milo Baughman Syle Mid Century Chrome and Leather Flatbar Lounge Chair
By Milo Baughman
Located in Countryside, IL
Milo Baughman syle mid century chrome and leather flatbar lounge chair This chair measures: 28
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Mid century Leather Chrome Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Sigurd Ressell
By Sigurd Ressell
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Midcentury Leather chrome round tube lounge chair and ottoman by Sigurd Ressell. Falcon Chair and
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Vintage 1960s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Mid Century Danish Cognac Brown Leather Swivel Reclining Chair on Chrome Base
Located in Llanbrynmair, GB
A stylish mid century brown leather Swivel chair on heavy chrome base. A large chair with good
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Chromed Black Leather T Chairs, Katavolos, Kelley, Littell, Laverne
By Laverne International, Douglas Kelly, Ross Littell and William Katavolos
Located in MIlano, IT
Mid-century chromed black leather T chairs, Katavolos, Kelley, Littell, Laverne. Eight model T
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Midcentury Leather and Chrome Swivel Chair
By George Mulhauser, Steelcase, Maison Jansen, Gardner Leaver
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Gardner Leaver for Steelcase Easy chair in saddle brown leather. Chrome is in good shape with no
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Arne Norell Leather and Chrome Tubular Safari Danish Mid-Century Modern Chair
By Arne Norell
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Rare Arne Norell Safari Chair. Tubular chrome and brown leather. Labeled.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Mid century Wassily Chair white leather chrome style of knoll
By Knoll, Marcel Breuer
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Vintage mid century post modern Wassily lounge chair in the style of knoll and designs by Marcel
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Low Leather and Chrome Full Horizontal Tilt Lounge Chair
By Westnofa Furniture
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid-Century Modern Low Leather and Chrome full Horizontal tilt Hypnosis Lounge chair. In the Style
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Vintage 1970s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Chrome and Leather Lounge Chair circa 1970
Located in Greensboro, NC
A unique chrome sling chair with leather box cushions. Very sturdy construction; the light aqua
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Vintage Leather and Chrome "Pirate" Lounge Chairs by Elsa and Nordahl Solheim
By Elsa and Nordahl Solheim, Rykken and Co.
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Wonderful vintage leather and chrome “pirate” lounge chairs designed by Elsa and Nordahl Solheim
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Vintage 1970s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Stainless Steel, Chrome

Mid Century Chrome and White Upholstery Lounge Chairs with Leather Wrap Armrest
Located in Countryside, IL
Mid Century chrome and white upholstery lounge chairs with leather wrap armrest, pair Each chair
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Set of 10 Mid Century Italian Leather and Chrome Dining Chairs 1980s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A set of 10 Mid Century Italian Leather and Chrome Dining Chairs from the 1980s is a stylish and
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Chrome Steel and Leather Dining Room Chairs, Italy 1970s
By Willy Rizzo
Located in Almelo, NL
Mid-Century Chrome Steel and Leather Dining Room Chairs, Italy 1970s This beautiful set of six
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Late 20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Bent Plywood, Chrome and Navy Leather Chair and Ottoman
By Pace Collection, Richard Hersberger, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Chicago, IL
Very rare and unidentified chair and ottoman in the style of Herman Miller's Eames chair and
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Mies Van Der Rohe Tubular Chrome Arm Chair Mid Century Modern
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
Sleek and timeless, this Mies van der Rohe Tubular Chrome Arm Chair is a masterpiece of Mid-Century
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Le Corbusier LC1 Black and Chrome Armchair Mid Century Modern
By Le Corbusier
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
Embrace the timeless elegance of the Le Corbusier LC1 armchair, an exemplar of Mid Century Modern
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Chrome

Charles & Ray Eames EA217 Office Chair in Chrome and Black leather, Vitra
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Located in Amsterdam, NL
leather, height adjustment and tilt/swivel mechanism, which can be adjusted to the user''s weight. Chrome
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum, Chrome

Mid Century Modern Chrome Recliner Lounge Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
For this striking mid-century recliner lounge chair, bask in the bold, beautiful simplicity of a
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Leather Mid-Century Lounge Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
( 1 ) Wassily style chrome frame armchair with iconic straps for the seats, backs and arms
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

Leather Mid-Century Lounge Chair
Leather Mid-Century Lounge Chair
H 29 in W 30.51 in D 25.5 in
Charles & Ray Eames EA219 Office Chair in Chrome and Aubergine leather, Vitra
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra, Charles Eames
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Beautiful office chair EA219 belonging to the iconic Aluminium Series designed by Charles & Ray
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum, Chrome

Chrome and Leather Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Gilbert Rohde, Milo Baughman
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Low Sleek Flat-Band Chrome Lounge Chair and Ottoman. Newly re-done in a dark gray leather. Chrome
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Cherner Task Chair White Leather and Walnut
By The Cherner Chair Company, Norman Cherner
Located in Miami, FL
task chair features solid walnut arms and white Spinneybeck leather. Reissued in exacting detail from
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs ...

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Steel, Chrome

Set of 4 Mid Century Modern Leather Chrome Dining chairs by Sam Larsson for DUX
By Dux of Sweden, Sam Larsson
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Rare Set of 4 Vintage Mid Century Modern leather and chrome designed by Sam Larsson for Dux of
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Thonet Style Chrome Frame Rocking Chair
By Thonet
Located in Brooklyn, NY
comfort. This beautiful Mid-Century Modern rocking chair makes a wonderful addition to any interior
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Chrome, Metal, Steel

Hiroyuki Toyoda for ICF Mid Century Leather and Chrome Dining Chairs - Set of 12
By Hiroyuki Toyoda, ICF Group
Located in Countryside, IL
Hiroyuki Toyoda for ICF Mid Century Leather and Chrome Dining Chairs - Set of 12 Each chair
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Hiroyuki Toyoda for ICF Mid Century Leather and Chrome Dining Chairs - Set of 16
By ICF Group, Hiroyuki Toyoda
Located in Countryside, IL
Hiroyuki Toyoda for ICF Mid Century Leather and Chrome Dining Chairs - Set of 16 Each chair
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Hiroyuki Toyoda for ICF Mid Century Leather and Chrome Dining Chairs - Set of 4
By ICF Group, Hiroyuki Toyoda
Located in Countryside, IL
Hiroyuki Toyoda for ICF Mid Century Leather and Chrome Dining Chairs - Set of 4 Each chair
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Hiroyuki Toyoda for ICF Mid Century Leather and Chrome Dining Chairs - Set of 6
By Hiroyuki Toyoda, ICF Group
Located in Countryside, IL
Hiroyuki Toyoda for ICF Mid Century Leather and Chrome Dining Chairs - Set of 6 Each chair
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Hiroyuki Toyoda for ICF Mid Century Leather and Chrome Dining Chairs - Set of 8
By ICF Group, Hiroyuki Toyoda
Located in Countryside, IL
Hiroyuki Toyoda for ICF Mid Century Leather and Chrome Dining Chairs - Set of 8 Each chair
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Hiroyuki Toyoda for ICF Mid Century Leather and Chrome Dining Chairs - Set of 4
By ICF Group, Hiroyuki Toyoda
Located in Countryside, IL
Hiroyuki Toyoda for ICF Mid Century Leather and Chrome Dining Chairs - Set of 4 Each chair
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Hiroyuki Toyoda for ICF Mid Century Leather and Chrome Dining Chairs - Set of 6
By ICF Group, Hiroyuki Toyoda
Located in Countryside, IL
Hiroyuki Toyoda for ICF Mid Century Leather and Chrome Dining Chairs - Set of 6 Each chair
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Miesvan Der Rohe Chrome & Leather Mr Lounge Chairs
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
. These chairs feature a chrome metal construction with black leather seats and backs. These chairs have a
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Midcentury Chrome and Leather Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Stunning midcentury chrome and leather lounge chairs and ottoman manufactured in the United States
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

1960s Leather & Chrome “Pirate” Lounge Chair, Elsa & Nordahl Solheim
By Elsa and Nordahl Solheim
Located in Shippensburg, PA
"PIRATE" CHROME STEEL AND LEATHER LOUNGE CHAIR Designed by Elsa & Nordahl Solheim, Norway circa
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Vintage 1960s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome, Steel

Set of 4 Mid-Century Modern Chrome Chairs with Black Upholstery
Located in Troy, MI
Found in France, this set of four circa 1970s chrome chairs feature distinctive open spiral-type
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Mid Century Gray Leather Chrome Tubular Lounge Chairs by Cy Mann
By Cy Mann
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Pair of beautiful cantilevered gray leather lounge or office chairs with chrome tubular frames by
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Milo Baughman Chrome Chair with Velvet Upholstery and Leather Armrests
By Milo Baughman
Located in Wichita, KS
Stunning Mid-Century Modern chrome cantilever chair by Milo Baughman. The velvet upholstery is new
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Mid Century Atomic Age Sling Chair in Leather, Iron & Chrome by Tony Paul
By Tony Paul
Located in San Diego, CA
A unique single sling chair in chrome pipping, with a solid iron combination, Freshly Recovered in
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome, Iron

Pair of Midcentury Faux-Leather and Chrome Barrel-Back Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This impressive set of Mid-Century Modern barrel chairs feature a lovely white faux-leather
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Chrome

Mid-centrury Chrome Tubular Chair, 1970's
Located in Praha, CZ
Vintage chrome chair, newly upholstered by previous owner. The upholstery shows some sighns of use
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Chrome

Mid-centrury Chrome   Tubular Chair, 1970's
Mid-centrury Chrome   Tubular Chair, 1970's
H 31.89 in W 23.23 in D 22.45 in
Mid-Century Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Group Brown Leather Management Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Stunning authentic mid-century modern Eames aluminum group management chair. A timeless design
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs ...

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Aluminum

Richard Hersberger Pace Mid-Century Modern Leather & Chrome Lounge Chair Ottoman
By Richard Hersberger
Located in Wayne, NJ
Brown leather and polished chrome, lounge chair and ottoman, by Richard Hersberger for Pace. In
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Mid Century Low-Back Lounge Chair in Chrome, Belgium
By Olivier Mourgue, Airborne International
Located in Voorburg, NL
A rare low backed version of a Mid century Lounge chair with heavily chromed steel frame and
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome, Steel

Vintage Leather and Chrome Reclining Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Milo Baughman
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Wonderful vintage leather and chrome reclining lounge chair and ottoman designed in the United
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Group Leather Management Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Stunning authentic Mid-Century Modern Eames aluminum group management chair. A timeless design
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Chromed Steel/ Black Leather Eames Era Lounge Chair
By Woka Lamps
Located in Vienna, AT
, designed 1956 by Charles & Ray Eames. Chromed steel base and black leather, very good condition.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Leather

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

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Metal, Chrome

1970s Vintage Mid-century Milo Baughman Chrome Lounge Chairs, Pair
By Directional, Milo Baughman
Located in Miami, FL
1970s Vintage Mid-century Milo Baughman Chrome Lounge Chairs, Pair Offered for sale is a pair of
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Mid-century Modern Danish Leather Chair, 1960s
Located in Madrid, ES
Sino, Denmark, 1960s. This rare chair was conceived in the mid century modern style context, it has
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Leather, Hardwood

Mid-century Modern Danish Leather Chair, 1960s
Mid-century Modern Danish Leather Chair, 1960s
H 32.68 in W 17.33 in D 17.33 in
Midcentury chrome and Black Leather Dining Chairs by Mart Stam (pair)
By Mart Stam, Marcel Breuer
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Iconic Bauhaus cantilevered armchairs of chrome tubular steel with black leather sling seat and
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

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Mid Century Leather And Chrome Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic mid century leather and chrome chair available at 1stDibs. A mid century leather and chrome chair — often made from metal, animal skin and chrome — can elevate any home. Your living room may not be complete without a mid century leather and chrome chair — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Each mid century leather and chrome chair bearing Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco or Scandinavian Modern hallmarks is very popular. De Sede, Knoll and Charles and Ray Eames each produced at least one beautiful mid century leather and chrome chair that is worth considering.

How Much is a Mid Century Leather And Chrome Chair?

Prices for a mid century leather and chrome chair start at $290 and top out at $28,500 with the average selling for $3,095.

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.