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Selig Mid Century Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Selig
Located in Countryside, IL
Selig Mid Century Lounge Chair and Ottoman The chair measures: 34 wide x 30 deep x 41 high, with a
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Mid-Century Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller, Oak and Leather
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Vintage 1980s European Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Mid Century Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Countryside, IL
Edward Wormley for Dunbar mid century lounge chair and ottoman The lounge chair measures: 27
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Gio Ponti Style Sculptural Pair of Mid Century Lounge Chairs and Ottoman
Located in Bernville, PA
Luxurious pair of midcentury lounge chairs and ottoman in the style of Selig Furniture Company
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

Mid-Century Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller for ICF
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20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Leather, Wood

Mid Century Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Alf Svensson for Fritz Hansen c. 1960's
By Fritz Hansen, Alf Svensson
Located in New York, NY
Chic architectural Mid Century lounge chair and ottoman designed by Alf Svensson for Fritz Hansen
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Mid Century Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Murphy Miller for Plycraft c 1950’s
By Plycraft, Murphy Miller Inc.
Located in New York, NY
Classic Mid Century lounge chair and ottoman designed by Murphy Miller for Plycraft, circa 1950’s
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Scandinavian Vintage Mid Century Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Lounge chair and ottoman are new reupholstered in soft leather very comfortable seating. Bottom
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Vintage 1970s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather

George Mulhauser Bent Plywood Mid Century Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By George Mulhauser
Located in Chicago, IL
A 1960's molded plywood lounge chair and ottoman by George Mulhauser. The chair features stylish
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Reupholstered Mid-Century Lounge Chair and Ottoman after T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
By Dunbar Furniture, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Make comfort a bold presence in any space with this impressive high back vintage lounge chair
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Upholstery, Wood, Hardwood

Mid-Century Lounge Chair and Ottoman, Italy, 1970s - New Leather Upholstery
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Lounge chair and Ottoman, Italy, 1970s - New Leather Upholstery.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Metal

Vintage Danish Modern Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Lawrence Peabody
By Lawrence Peabody, Selig
Located in Oxnard, CA
Here is a beautiful mid century lounge chair and ottoman by Lawrence Peabody for Selig. This item
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wool, Beech

1960s Mid Century Walnut & Leather Lounge Chair by Eames for Vitra - Set of 2
By Vitra, Charles Eames
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Mid-century lounge chair and ottoman set designed by Charles Eames and manufactured by Vitra circa
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

Edward Wormley Dunbar MCM Lounge Chair and Ottoman with Jack Lenor Larsen Fabric
By Edward Wormley, Jack Lenor Larsen, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Countryside, IL
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Mid Century Lounge chair and ottoman with Jack Lenor Larsen Fabric The
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Magnificent Rare Brazilian Rosewood Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman Mid-Century
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Magnificent and rare 2nd generation Brazilian Rosewood and black leather lounge chair and ottoman
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Mid Century Modern Sculptural Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Located in New York, NY
Mid Century Modern Sculptural Lounge Chair and Ottoman. Walnut frame and original fabric.
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Danish Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful vintage modern lounge chair and ottoman feature sculpted teak frames. A lovely
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Teak

Leather Lounge Chair & Ottoman by HICKORY CHAIR
By Hickory Chair Furniture Company
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Leather Low Profile Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Hickory Chair Company Phenomenal pieces. Very comfortable
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Mahogany, Leather

Mid-century Lounge Chair with ottoman by Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
By Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
Martin Eisler shines through in the lounge chair and ottoman set that exemplifies the Brazilian
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Velvet, Hardwood

Mid-Century Modern Cane and Chrome Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Poul Kjærholm
Located in Boynton Beach, FL
Lounge chair and ottoman in Cane and Chrome. Strong beautiful flowing lines make up the design of
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Westnofa
By Westnofa Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful vintage modern lounge chair and ottoman with sculpted teak frames and elegant plush blue
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Vintage 1970s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Teak

Mid-Century White Wash Wicker Cushioned Lounge Chair And Ottoman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-century, white wash wicker, lounge, armchair with matching ottoman is perfect for lazy days on
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Wicker

Mid-Century Modern Adrian Pearsall Lounge Chair & Ottoman
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Clarksboro, NJ
This listing is for a Mid-Century Modern Adrian Pearsall Style Lounge Chair. Featuring an Adrian
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood, Walnut

Gorgeous Avocado Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Not a color you see often! A classic Eames lounge chair and ottoman with vintage wood and metal
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather

Mid-Century Modern Ekornes Stressless Leather Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Ekornes Stressless
Located in Wilmington, DE
Mid Century Modern Ekornes Stressless Leather Recliner Chair. Offered is a Mid Century Modern
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Mid-20th Century Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Herman Miller, Mid-Century Modern, Eames Lounge Chair, Ottoman, USA, 1960s
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Stamford, CT
Herman Miller, Mid-Century Modern, Eames Lounge Chair, Ottoman, USA, 1960s A vintage Herman Miller
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Plywood, Leather

Mid-Century Danish Modern Ebony & Leather Swivel Lounge Chair & Ottoman Set
By Takashi Okamura and Erik Marquardsen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Nelo Sweden swivel lounge chair by Takashi Okamura & Erik Marquardsen, in black leather with
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Vintage 1980s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Herman Miller Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Handsome classic Eames lounge chair and ottoman. Executed in rosewood and black leather. Cast
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

Mid century modern vintage Eames style lounge chair and ottoman
By Charlton Company
Located in Phoenix, AZ
1970s vintage Charlton Company, Inc. mid century modern lounge chair and ottoman in walnut with
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Naugahyde, Walnut, Bentwood

Ficks Reed Style Mid Century Rattan Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Ficks Reed
Located in Countryside, IL
Ficks Reed Style Mid Century Rattan Lounge Chair and Ottoman The chair measures: 32 wide x 33 deep
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Rattan

Mid-Century Modern "Kropp Stolen Original" Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This gorgeous Mid-Century burgundy vinyl lounge chair and ottoman features tufted cushions
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Rosewood

Westnofa Style Mid Century Tufted Leather Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Westnofa Furniture
Located in Countryside, IL
Westnofa Style Mid Century tufted leather lounge chair and ottoman The chair measures: 30.75
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wood, Leather

Pirate Chrome and Leather Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Elsa and Nordahl Solheim
Located in New York, NY
receipt. Dimensions for ottoman alone: 20 inches depth x 25 W x 16.5 H. Chair alone : 25 inch depth x
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Mid-20th Century Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Hans Olsen Walnut Lounge Chair & Ottoman
By Hans Olsen
Located in Clarksboro, NJ
This listing is for a Mid-Century Modern Walnut Lounge Chair & Ottoman designed by Hans Olsen for
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Cabinetmaker Lounge Chair and Ottoman, Europe ca 1950s
Located in Utrecht, NL
This pair of lounge chair and ottoman is an elegant and comfortable evidence of the mastery and
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Vintage 1950s European Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Alpaca

Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Located in New York, NY
A chic mid-century arm chair with a tight, button tufted back and seat, accompanied by a button
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20th Century American Lounge Chairs

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Mahogany

Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Lounge Chair and Ottoman
H 32 in W 31 in D 30.5 in
Custom Mid century Vintage Modern Lounge Chair with Ottoman
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage Modern Lounge Chair & Ottoman. A Good design Lounge Chair with nice proportions either
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery

Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman in Burnt Orange
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful custom edition of the iconic Eames lounge chair and ottoman. Rosewood shells have been
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather

Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman in Burnt Orange
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful custom edition of the iconic Eames lounge chair and ottoman. Rosewood shells and aluminum
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather

Mid-Century Walnut Lounge Chair and Ottoman Styled After Tobia Scarpa
By Tobia Scarpa
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Stunning mid-century walnut lounge chair and ottoman styled after Tobia Scarpa in the United States
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Walnut

Warren Platner for Knoll Mid Century Easy Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Warren Platner, Knoll
Located in Countryside, IL
Warren Platner for Knoll Mid Century Easy Lounge Chair and Ottoman The chair measures: 41 wide x
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal, Chrome

Moleca Lounge Chair and Ottoman, Sergio Rodrigues, Brazilian Mid-Century Modern
By Sergio Rodrigues
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
The "Moleca" lounge chair is a significant piece of Brazilian design history, created in 1957 by
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Mid-20th Century South American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wood

Adrian Pearsall "Havana" Round Lounge Chair and Ottoman, Classic Mid Century
By Craft Associates, Adrian Pearsall
Located in Buffalo, NY
Adrian Pearsall / Craft Associates, "Havana" round lounge chair and ottoman, Classic Mid-Century
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Exciting Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chair with Ottoman
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Exciting Mid-Century Modern lounge chair with matching ottoman. Wonderful swooping arms with a
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Vintage 1950s American Lounge Chairs

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Walnut

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

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Chrome

Stylish John Widdicomb Rolling Lounge Chair and Ottoman Mid-Century Modern
By John Widdicomb
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Stylish John Widdicomb rolling lounge chair and ottoman. This chair is beyond comfortable with a
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Bruno Mathsson Lounge Chair and Ottoman by DUX
By Dux of Sweden, Bruno Mathsson
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A stunning vintage modern lounge and ottoman covered in tufted black leather with a tubular chrome
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Midcentury Leather Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Elsa and Nordahl Solheim
By Elsa and Nordahl Solheim, Rykken and Co.
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Amazing vintage leather and chrome leather lounge chair and ottoman designed by Elsa and Nordahl
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Vintage 1970s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Mid-Century French Lounge Chair with Ottoman, a Pair
Located in High Point, NC
rounded lines of the frame and organic curve of the seat are hallmarks of mid-century design.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Hardwood

Charles and Ray Eames Midcentury Cherry Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Countryside, IL
Charles and Ray Eames midcentury Cherry lounge chair and ottoman The chair measures: 32 wide x
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Cherry

Mid Century Modern Ilmari Tapiovaara Lounge Chair with Ottoman
By Ilmari Tapiovaara
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous form and comfort. Designed by Tapiovaara, circa 1962. Rigid aluminum chair frame has three
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Vintage 1960s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

Swedish Mid Century Modern Brown Faux Leather Lounge Chair & Ottoman
Located in Plainview, NY
a Mid Century Modern lounge chair and ottoman from Sweden. Marrying form and function, this
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Faux Leather

Finn Juhl Danish Mid-Century Modern Japan Lounge Chair and Ottoman, Daverkosen
By Finn Juhl, France & Daverkosen
Located in Stamford, CT
Finn Juhl Danish Mid-Century Modern Japan Lounge Chair and Ottoman, France & Daverkosen, Black
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Teak

Vintage Leather Lounge Chair and Ottoman Set
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This vintage lounge chair and ottoman set is full of bold Mid-Century Modern style. Vibrant pink
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Vintage Herman Miller Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon
Classic rosewood and black leather lounge chair and ottoman, 670 & 671 designed by Charles and Ray
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

Mid-Century Carlo de Carli Leather lounge chair and ottoman, Italy 1970s
By Carlo De Carli, Sormani
Located in Almelo, NL
stylish lounge chair and ottoman set, designed in the Mid-Century Modern style, adds a sophisticated touch
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

Stressless Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stressless reclining lounge chair and ottoman. Elegant mid century Scandinavian style design with
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Late 20th Century Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brown Leather Two Lounge Chairs and Ottoman 1960
By De Sede
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern vintage pair of lounge chairs or armchairs with ottoman from patinated treated
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather

Mid Century Brown Jordan Cantilevered Outdoor Lounge Chair and Ottoman, 2 Piece
By Brown Jordan
Located in Basel, BS
Rare designer, sleek cantilevered outdoor lounge chair and matching ottoman set, perfect for your
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

1970s Mid Century Modern Red Velvet Plinth Base Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Madison, WI
Very exciting and quite rare 1970s plinth lounge chair in the manner of Adrian Pearsall for the
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Velvet, Wood

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Mid Century Lounge Chair And Ottoman For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the mid century lounge chair and ottoman you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each mid century lounge chair and ottoman for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, animal skin and leather. If you’re shopping for a mid century lounge chair and ottoman, we have 1549 options in-stock, while there are 12 modern editions to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a mid century lounge chair and ottoman — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A mid century lounge chair and ottoman is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Art Deco styles are sought with frequency. A well-made mid century lounge chair and ottoman has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller and Knoll are consistently popular.

How Much is a Mid Century Lounge Chair And Ottoman?

A mid century lounge chair and ottoman can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $4,800, while the lowest priced sells for $550 and the highest can go for as much as $48,000.

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 lounge-chairs for You

While this specific seating is known to all for its comfort and familiar form, the history of how your favorite antique or vintage lounge chair came to be is slightly more ambiguous.

Although there are rare armchairs dating back as far as the 17th century, some believe that the origins of the first official “lounge chair” are tied to Hungarian modernist designer-architect Marcel Breuer. Sure, Breuer wasn’t exactly reinventing the wheel when he introduced the Wassily lounge chair in 1925, but his seat was indeed revolutionary for its integration of bent tubular steel.

Officially, a lounge chair is simply defined as a “comfortable armchair,” which allows for the shape and material of the furnishings to be extremely diverse. Whether or not chaise longues make the cut for this category is a matter of frequent debate.

The Eames lounge chair, on the other hand, has come to define somewhat of a universal perception of what a lounge chair can be. Introduced in 1956, the Eames lounger (and its partner in cozy, the ottoman) quickly became staples in television shows, prestigious office buildings and sumptuous living rooms. Venerable American mid-century modern designers Charles and Ray Eames intended for it to be the peak of luxury, which they knew meant taking furniture to the next level of style and comfort. Their chair inspired many modern interpretations of the lounge — as well as numerous copies.

On 1stDibs, find a broad range of unique lounge chairs that includes everything from antique Victorian-era seating to vintage mid-century modern lounge chairs by craftspersons such as Hans Wegner to contemporary choices from today’s innovative designers.