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Art Deco Style Modern Velvet Bar Chair or Counter Height With Golden Details
Located in Porto, PT
Limited Edition: Art Deco Style Modern Velvet Bar Chair or Counter Height With Golden Details
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

DOOQ Mid-Century Modern Counter Chair Alma with Mustard Velvet, Walnut and Brass
By DOOQ
Located in Lisbon, PT
DOOQ Mid-Century Modern Counter Chair Alma with Velvet, Walnut and Brass n a piece that combines
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

DOOQ Mid-Century Modern Counter Chair Alma with Dark Brown Velvet, Walnut Wood
By DOOQ
Located in Lisbon, PT
DOOQ Mid-Century Modern Counter Chair Alma with Dark Brown Velvet, Walnut Wood In a piece that
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

DOOQ Mid-Century Modern Counter Chair Alma with Brown Velvet, Walnut and Brass
By DOOQ
Located in Lisbon, PT
DOOQ Mid-Century Modern Counter Chair Alma with Brown Velvet, Walnut and Brass In a piece that
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

DOOQ Mid-Century Modern Counter Chair Alma with Blue Velvet, Walnut and Brass
By DOOQ
Located in Lisbon, PT
DOOQ Mid-Century Modern Counter Chair Alma with Blue Velvet, Walnut and Brass In a piece that
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

DOOQ Mid-Century Modern Counter Chair Alma with Green Velvet, Walnut and Brass
By DOOQ
Located in Lisbon, PT
DOOQ Mid-Century Modern Counter Chair Alma with Green Velvet, Walnut and Brass In a piece that
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

Craftassociates Counter Stools, Cane counter height Stools, Walnut and leather
By Craft Associates
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Associates® Furniture company) Period/Model: Mid-Century Modern Specs: Walnut, Caning, Leather **Please note
Category

2010s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Cane, Walnut

Modern Counter Stool, Bar Chair Gold Polished Brass Corduroy Upholstery
By Hommes Studio
Located in Porto, PT
is a mid-century modern bar stool. This simple and elegant bar seating feels better than a Martini on
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Cherner Under Counter Stool, Counter Height
By Norman Cherner, The Cherner Chair Company
Located in Berkeley, CA
The latest design from Benjamin Cherner. The under counter stool features a molded plywood seat
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Walnut

DOOQ Mid-Century Modern Dinning Chair Alma with White Boucle, Walnut Wood Legs
By DOOQ
Located in Lisbon, PT
DOOQ Mid-Century Modern Dinning Chair Alma with White Boucle, Walnut Wood Legs In a piece that
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Walnut, Bouclé

DOOQ Mid-Century Modern Dinning Chair Alma with Green Velvet, Walnut Wood Legs
By DOOQ
Located in Lisbon, PT
DOOQ Mid-Century Modern Dinning Chair Alma with Green Velvet, Walnut Wood Legs In a piece that
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Walnut

DOOQ Mid-Century Modern Bar Chair Alma with Mustard Velvet, Walnut and Brass
By DOOQ
Located in Lisbon, PT
DOOQ Mid-Century Modern Bar Chair Alma with Mustard Velvet, Walnut and Brass In a piece that
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

DOOQ Mid-Century Modern Bar Chair Alma with Brown Velvet, Walnut and Brass
By DOOQ
Located in Lisbon, PT
DOOQ Mid-Century Modern Bar Chair Alma with Brown Velvet, Walnut and Brass In a piece that
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

DOOQ Mid-Century Modern Bar Chair Alma with Green Velvet, Walnut and Brass
By DOOQ
Located in Lisbon, PT
DOOQ Mid-Century Modern Bar Chair Alma with Green Velvet, Walnut and Brass In a piece that
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

Counter Chair State with Lacquered Metal and Upholstery
By Mambo Unlimited Ideas
Located in Lisbon, PT
Custom Seat Height 60cm Frame color Lipstick Seat and Back Paris Safira Piping Paris Dark Blue
Category

2010s Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of Danish Mid Century Modern White and Teak Counter Height Barstools
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
A pair of vintage mid century modern Danish barstools. A beautiful pair of Danish barstools
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Teak

Craftassociates Counter Height Stool, Modern Counter Height Stool, Metal, Leathe
By Laura Trenchard, Craft Associates
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
CraftAssociates Counter Height Stool, Modern counter height stool, metal, leather These metal
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2010s American Modern Stools

Materials

Iron

DOOQ Mid-Century Modern Bar Chair Alma with Blue Velvet, Walnut Wood and Brass
By DOOQ
Located in Lisbon, PT
DOOQ Mid-Century Modern Bar Chair Alma with Blue Velvet, Walnut Wood and Brass In a piece that
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Bar Chair w/ Dark Green Cotton Velvet, Walnut Wood and Brass
By DOOQ
Located in Lisbon, PT
Natural Rattan detailing summon an Organic Modern design approach. Also available in Counter adequate
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

Cherner Under Counter Stool, Bar Height
By The Cherner Chair Company, Norman Cherner
Located in Berkeley, CA
The latest design from Benjamin Cherner. The under counter stool features a molded plywood seat
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Walnut

Pair Vintage Mid-Century Modern Red Cone Chairs Verner Panton for Fritz Hansen
By Fritz Hansen, Verner Panton
Located in Topeka, KS
Magnificent vintage mid-century modern pair of red Cone chairs by Verner Panton for Fritz Hansen
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Sheet Metal

Mid-Century Modern Black Bar Stool Suede Upholstery Wood Base & Polished Brass
By Hommes Studio
Located in Porto, PT
Moa Azure Bar Stool is a mid-century modern stool with a square velvet seat with unique softness
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

Mid Century Modern Set 4 Swiveling Counter Height Bar Stools by Arthur Umanoff
By Arthur Umanoff, Boyeur Scott Furniture Co.
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous pairs of bar/ counter stools by Arthur Umanoff for the Boyeur Scott furniture Co. C1960
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Iron

Craftassociates Counter Stools, Cane Counter Height Stools, Walnut and Leather
By Craft Associates
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
company) Period/Model: Mid-Century Modern Specs: Walnut, Caning, Leather **Please note, if the fabric has
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2010s American Modern Stools

Materials

Walnut, Cane

Dietiker Rey Counter Stool, Mid-Century Modern, Designed by Bruno Rey, 1971
By Bruno Rey, Dietiker
Located in Stein am Rhein, CH
Design in Zurich, the Rey chair is a Swiss design icon since 1971. This is the counter stool version of
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2010s Hungarian Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Dietiker Rey Counter Stool with Back, Mid-Century Modern, by Bruno Rey, 1971
By Bruno Rey, Dietiker
Located in Stein am Rhein, CH
Design in Zurich, the Rey chair is a Swiss design icon since 1971. This is the counter stool version of
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2010s Hungarian Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Custom Made Dining Chairs by BH&A as Seen in "It's Complicated"
Located in Sheffield, MA
, country, Mid-Century Modern or contemporary, Minimalist decor. Measures: Arm Height = 26". We can vary the
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Poplar

Eight Solid Wood and Straw Dining Chairs, Europe ca 1950s
Located in Utrecht, NL
elements on a base that European mid-century designers liked to call “honest design”. This set of eight
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Vintage 1950s European Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Straw, Wood

8 Bauhaus Black Leather & Chrome Cantilever Italian Chairs Attributed Mart Stam
By Mart Stam
Located in Topeka, KS
beautifully with Art Deco, mid-century modern, Industrial, minimalist, or maximalist styles. They will be
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20th Century Italian Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

1 Mid-Century Eames H Miller Fiberglass Arm Shell Chair Walnut Moderna Stool
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Pasadena, TX
' molded plywood furniture. Their molded plywood chair was called "the chair of the century" by the
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Fiberglass, Walnut

Italian Modern Lounge Chairs Attributed to Melchiorre Bega, Italy ca 1950s
By Melchiorre Bega
Located in Utrecht, NL
, while capturing the modern rhythm of a more modern society. He managed to apply a perfect proportion of
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Cherner Bar Stool with Metal Base
By The Cherner Chair Company, Norman Cherner
Located in Berkeley, CA
counter or bar height with a wood or metal base. The seat is made of laminated plywood of graduated
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Walnut

Cherner Bar Stool with Metal Base
Cherner Bar Stool with Metal Base
H 39.5 in W 18 in D 20 in
Cherner Bar Stool with Wood Base
By The Cherner Chair Company, Norman Cherner
Located in Berkeley, CA
counter or bar height with a wood or metal base. The seat is made of laminated plywood of graduated
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Walnut

Cherner Bar Stool with Wood Base
Cherner Bar Stool with Wood Base
H 39.5 in W 18 in D 20 in
J.J. Hoogervorst for Anvia Almelo Metal Floor Lamp, Dutch Modern Design, 1950s
By J. J. M. Hoogervorst, Anvia
Located in Amsterdam, NL
years old and still a very modern appearance. Because of its large pole with the shade attached, it
Category

Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Upholstered Italian Armchairs attributed to Paolo Buffa, Italy 1950s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Utrecht, NL
the armchairs’ frames counter the volume of its cushions and uniquely patterned upholstery. By the mid
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture Mahogany and White Cork Dining Set, Set of 5
By Paul Frankl, Johnson Furniture Company
Located in Farmington Hills, MI
cork counter tops, and chairs with cutout backs that mimicked women’s fashions of the day. This
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets

Materials

Mahogany, Cork

French Midcentury Formica Dinette Set by SIF
Located in Atlanta, GA
six matching chairs. The atomic two-tier kitchen cabinet has three blue upper cabinets above a gray
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets

Materials

Chrome

Beech and Wicker Czechoslovakian Armchairs, Czechoslovakia, 1950s
Located in Utrecht, NL
elegant and well-designed. Overall, Czech Mid-Century Modern designs tend to be more sober than their
Category

Vintage 1950s Czech Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wicker, Beech

Set of Four Mario Papperzini Salterini Amalfi Style Barstools
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Papperzini for John Salterini mid-century modern designs. The Amalfi stools have an iconic lattice metal
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20th Century American Neoclassical Stools

Materials

Iron

Counter-Height Swivel Chairs with Ring 'Vieux Rose', by P. Tendercool
By Pieter Compernol & Stephanie Grusenmeyer
Located in Bangkok, TH
Model: PT471 Counter-height chair + swivel + ring Seat: leather Seat color: Vieux Rose Base: PT471
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2010s Thai Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass

Counter-Height Swivel Chairs with Footrest Ring 'Truffe', by P. Tendercool
By Pieter Compernol & Stephanie Grusenmeyer
Located in Bangkok, TH
Model: PT473 counter height chair + Swivel + footrest ring. Seat: Leather. Seat color: Truffe
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2010s Thai Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass

Counter-Height Swivel Chairs with Footrest Ring 'Châtaigne', by P. Tendercool
By Pieter Compernol & Stephanie Grusenmeyer
Located in Bangkok, TH
Model: PT473 counter-height chair + swivel + footrest ring Seat: leather Seat color: Châtaigne
Category

2010s Thai Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass

Bespoke Counter-Height Swivel Chair, Leather and Brass by P. Tendercool
By Pieter Compernol, Stephanie Grusenmeyer and Florian Gypser
Located in Bangkok, TH
Model: PT47 counter-height and swivel chair Seat: Leather Seat color: Chataigne Base: PT47 base
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2010s Thai Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass

Counter-Height Swivel Chair with Footrest Ring 'Marron Glacé', by P. Tendercool
By Pieter Compernol & Stephanie Grusenmeyer
Located in Bangkok, TH
Model: PT473 Counter-height chair + Swivel + footrest ring Seat: Leather Seat color: Marron glacé
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2010s Thai Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass

Counter-Height Swivel Stool, Leather and Brass by P. Tendercool
By Pieter Compernol, Stephanie Grusenmeyer and Florian Gypser
Located in Bangkok, TH
! Lead-time 12 weeks  This chair model is available to order in either dining-table height, counter
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2010s Thai Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass

Counter-Height Swivel Stool with Footrest Ring, by P. Tendercool
By Pieter Compernol & Stephanie Grusenmeyer
Located in Bangkok, TH
Model: PT473 counter height chair + Swivel + footrest ring Seat: Leather Seat color: Châtaigne
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2010s Thai Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass

Counter-Height Swivel Stool with Footrest Ring, by P. Tendercool
By Pieter Compernol & Stephanie Grusenmeyer
Located in Bangkok, TH
Model: PT473 Counter-height chair + Swivel + footrest ring Seat: Leather Seat color: Vieux Rose
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2010s Thai Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass

Counter-Height Swivel Stool with Footrest Ring 'Truffe', by P. Tendercool
By Pieter Compernol & Stephanie Grusenmeyer
Located in Bangkok, TH
perfect, they look natural and will age with grace. Footrests The counter-height chair and stool is not
Category

2010s Thai Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass

Counter-Height Swivel Stool with Ring 'Vieux Rose', by P. Tendercool
By Pieter Compernol & Stephanie Grusenmeyer
Located in Bangkok, TH
perfect, they look natural and will age with grace. Footrests The counter-height chair and stool is not
Category

2010s Thai Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass

Four Counter-Height Swivel Stools with Footrest Ring 'Paris Plage' P. Tendercool
By Pieter Compernol & Stephanie Grusenmeyer
Located in Bangkok, TH
with grace. Footrests The counter-height chair and stool is not designed with the footrests. The
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2010s Thai Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass

Four Counter-Height Swivel Stools with Ring 'Vieux Rose', by P. Tendercool
By Pieter Compernol & Stephanie Grusenmeyer
Located in Bangkok, TH
perfect, they look natural and will age with grace. Footrests The counter-height chair and stool is not
Category

2010s Thai Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass

Counter-Height Swivel Stool with Footrest Ring 'Paris Plage', by P. Tendercool
By Pieter Compernol & Stephanie Grusenmeyer
Located in Bangkok, TH
with grace. Footrests The counter-height chair and stool is not designed with the footrests. The
Category

2010s Thai Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass

Set of 3 Counter-Height Swivel Stool with Footrest Ring, by P. Tendercool
By Pieter Compernol & Stephanie Grusenmeyer
Located in Bangkok, TH
Set of 3 Model: PT473 counter height chair + Swivel + footrest ring Seat: Leather Seat color
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2010s Thai Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass

Four Counter-Height Swivel Stools with Ring and Footrest Ring by P.Tendercool
By Pieter Compernol & Stephanie Grusenmeyer
Located in Bangkok, TH
chair model is available to order in either dining-table height, counter-height, and bar-height. There
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2010s Thai Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass

Set of 3 Bespoke Counter-Height Swivel Stool, Leather and Brass by P. Tendercool
By Pieter Compernol, Stephanie Grusenmeyer and Florian Gypser
Located in Bangkok, TH
and will age with grace. Footrests The counter-height chair and stool is not designed with the
Category

2010s Thai Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass

Giacomo Counter Chair: Ebonized Ash, Black Danish Seat, Brass Footrest
By Michael Yates
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Sleek and comfortable chair for counter-height surfaces. Also available in bar height. Solid ash
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

Kevi Artist or Drafting Chair Counter Stool Outstanding Design
By Jørgen Rasmussen
Located in Lambertville, NJ
, or other counter height work surfaces.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Teak

Giacomo Counter Chair or Stool in Cerused White Oak, Danish Cord, Brass Footrest
By Michael Yates
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Sleek and comfortable chair (counter stool) for counter-height (36") surfaces. Also available in
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

Bar height stools in Marron Glacé (Light brown) by P. Tendercool
By Pieter Compernol, Stephanie Grusenmeyer and Florian Gypser
Located in Bangkok, TH
perfect, they look natural and will age with grace. Footrests The counter-height chair and stool is not
Category

2010s Thai Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass

Bespoke Sand Cast Brass Chair in Châtaigne 'Mid Brown' Leather, by P. Tendercool
By Pieter Compernol, Stephanie Grusenmeyer and Florian Gypser
Located in Bangkok, TH
(W x D x H): 20.4 x 19.6 x 31.1 inch; Seat height 18.1 inch P. Tendercool chairs and stools
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2010s Thai Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

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Mid Century Modern Counter Height Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of mid century modern counter height chairs available on 1stDibs. The range of distinct mid century modern counter height chairs — often made from metal, wood and animal skin — can elevate any home. Find 2 antique and vintage mid century modern counter height chairs at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 8 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. Mid century modern counter height chairs have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Mid century modern counter height chairs are generally popular furniture pieces, but Mid-Century Modern style is often sought at 1stDibs. Many mid century modern counter height chairs are appealing in their simplicity, but Pieter Compernol, Stephanie Grusenmeyer and Florian Gypser, Norman Cherner and Charles and Ray Eames produced popular mid century modern counter height chairs that are worth a look.

How Much are Mid Century Modern Counter Height Chairs?

Prices for mid century modern counter height chairs start at $650 and top out at $25,970 with the average selling for $3,480.

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 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.

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.

Questions About Mid Century Modern Counter Height Chairs
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Wassily chairs are indeed considered mid-century modern. Although the chair was initially designed by Marcel Breuer in 1925, it was re-released in the 1960s. Shop a collection of mid-century modern goods from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 3, 2023
    Some iconic chairs from the mid-century modern era include the Egg chair by Arne Jacobson, the La Chaise by Charles and Ray Eames and the Womb chair by Eero Saarinen. With their clean lines, organic shapes and simple details, these chairs reflect some of the key features of the style. Shop a variety of mid-century modern chairs on 1stDibs.