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Set of Six Beech Stackable Plywood Chairs Mid-Century, 1970s
By Roland Rainer
Located in Antwerp, BE
Set of six stacking chairs in the style of Roland Rainer, beech, 1970s, Germany. Mid-Century
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Beech, Plywood

Plywood Stacking Chairs attrb. Roland Rainer, c.1950
By Roland Rainer
Located in Surbiton, GB
Plywood stacking chairs attributed to Austrian architect Roland Rainer. There are 7 chairs
Category

Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Plywood

Mid-Century Bentwood Plywood Chairs Stackable by Royal Germany Set of 4
By Royal
Located in Munich, Bavaria
This bentwood plywood chairs are produced by ROYAL in Germany around 50ties/60ties. The chair has
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Beech, Wood, Lacquer

Armin Wirth Mid-Century Modern Metal and Wood Swiss Stackable Chairs for Aluflex
By Arflex, Armin Wirth
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Stackable Aluflex chairs designed by Armin Wirth. Manufactured by Aluflex, Switzerland, circa 1950
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Vintage 1950s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Armin Wirth Mid-Century Modern Metal and Wood Swiss Stackable Chairs for Aluflex
By Arflex, Armin Wirth
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Stackable Aluflex chairs designed by Armin Wirth Manufactured by Aluflex, Switzerland, circa 1950
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Vintage 1950s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Roland Rainer's set of 8 mid century modern stacking chairs model P7
By Roland Rainer
Located in Milano, IT
COD-CV-151 Roland Rainer (1910-2004) Set of 8 mid century modern stacking chairs model P7 in
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Magnus Olesen Stacking Armchair Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern, 1970s
By Rud Thygesen and Johnny Sorensen, Magnus Olesen
Located in Antwerp, BE
upholstery. Dimensions: 55 W x 48 D x 75 H cm. Chair of the 61 series, stackable laminated oak conference
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Late 20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs

Materials

Wool, Oak, Plywood

Mid Century Modern Vintage Eight Green Beech Stackable Dining Chairs 1950 Vienna
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern eight vintage dining chairs from beechwood 1950s Vienna in green color tone
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Beech, Plywood

Unusual Set 6 Industrial Modernist Bauhaus Bent Plywood Stacking Chairs
By Thonet
Located in Buffalo, NY
Unusual set 6 industrial modernist bent plywood stacking chairs. Amazing design. Bauhaus influenced
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Bentwood, Plywood

Gigi Sabadin Set of Four Stackable Chairs in Ash Plywood
By Gigi Sabadin, Stilwood
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Gigi Sabadin for Stilwood, set of four dining chairs, ash plywood, Italy, 1970s. An inventive
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Ash, Plywood

Set of 4 Gispen Style Plywood Stacking School Chairs with Arm Rests
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Two sets of Industrial stacking school chairs with bakelite arm rests, grey enameled metal frames
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Vintage 1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Modern Chair Model S 188
By Rudolf Kleinkopf
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern chair model S 118. New release. Frame in black or chrome-plated steel tube, seat
Category

Vintage 1940s German Chairs

Materials

Steel

Mid-Century Modern Chair Model S 188
Mid-Century Modern Chair Model S 188
H 32.29 in W 17.33 in D 17.33 in
Pagholz Bent Plywood Chair
Located in Oakville, CT
Vintage Rosewood Color Stacking Chair Overall Dimensions: 18 1/2" x 20 1/2" x 31 1/2" high Seat
Category

Mid-20th Century German Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Pagholz Bent Plywood Chair
Pagholz Bent Plywood Chair
H 31.5 in W 20.5 in D 18.5 in
German Flötotto and Pagholz Set of Six Stacking Chairs of Molded Plywood 1970s
By Pagholz Flötotto, Pagholz
Located in Aarhus C, DK
A set of six German Flötotto and Pagholz stacking chairs manufactured by Pagholz in Germany. The
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

Vintage Stackable Mid-Century Dining Chairs, Adam Stegner for Pagholz Flötotto
By Adam Stegner, Pagholz Flötotto
Located in Zagreb, HR
Mid-Century Modern stackable dining chairs or visitor chairs with a wooden base and molded
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood, Plywood

Chair, Stackable, 1970s, 1 of 4
Located in Ljubljana, SI
Stackable chairs Manufacturer: Stol Kamnik Country of Manufacturer: Slovenia Period: 1970s
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Vintage 1970s Slovenian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Chair, Stackable, 1970s, 1 of 4
Chair, Stackable, 1970s, 1 of 4
H 33.08 in W 16.93 in D 14.97 in
Mid Century Modern Vintage Teak Chairs by Arne JacobsenDenmark for Fritz Hansen
By Arne Jacobsen
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern four plywood teak Model No. 3103 laminated rare stacking chairs, designed 1952
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Teak, Plywood

Stackable Chair, 1990s
Located in Ljubljana, SI
Stackable chairs Manufacturer: Stol Kamnik Country of Manufacturer: Slovenia Period: 1990s
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Mid-20th Century Slovenian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Stackable Chair, 1990s
Stackable Chair, 1990s
H 31.5 in W 18.51 in D 18.51 in
Set of Six Mid-Century Modern Chairs by Giancarlo Piretti, Italy, 1970s
By Giancarlo Piretti
Located in Paris, FR
. This model is no longer manufactured. Chair back and chair seat made of thermoformed/molded plywood
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Dutch Design Industrial Plywood Chairs, 1960s
Located in Voorburg, NL
stackable. Minor wear consistent with age and use, very nice patinated plywood. These chairs are in good
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

Dutch Design Industrial Plywood Chairs, 1960s
Dutch Design Industrial Plywood Chairs, 1960s
H 30.32 in W 17.33 in D 19.69 in
Set of Six Mid-Century Modern Chairs by Giancarlo Piretti, Italy, 1970s
By Giancarlo Piretti
Located in Paris, FR
. This model is no longer manufactured. Chair back and chair seat made of thermoformed/molded plywood
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Dutch Design Industrial Plywood Chairs, 1960s
Located in Voorburg, NL
Very comfortable industrial plywood chairs, produced in Holland in the 1960s. These Dutch design
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

Dutch Design Industrial Plywood Chairs, 1960s
Dutch Design Industrial Plywood Chairs, 1960s
H 34.26 in W 20.87 in D 20.87 in
Mid-Century Stackable Dining Chairs in the Style of Roland Rainer, 1970s Germany
Located in Zagreb, HR
Mid-Century Modern stackable dining chairs or visitor chairs in beechwood and stained plywood
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Beech, Plywood

Austrian Midcentury Beechwood Stacking Chairs by Sonett
By Karl Fostel Sen’s Erben
Located in Vienna, AT
Austrian midcentury bright beechwood stacking chairs Sonett by Karl Fostel Sen.’s Erben Vienna
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Elmar Flototto Pagholz stacking chairs Germany 1970
By Pagholz Flötotto
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Nice large set of S22 stacking chairs designed by Elmar Flototto and manufactured by Pagholz in
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Mid Century Modern Green Four Dining Room Chairs or Chairs 1950s Austria
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern vintage dining room chairs or chairs from green lacquered beech and plywood
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Beech, Plywood

Industrial Plywood Marko School Chairs, Netherlands, 1960s
By Marko
Located in Voorburg, NL
Very comfortable Industrial Marko Plywood school chairs, produced by Marko Holland in the 1960s
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

Mid-Century Modern Four Red Beech Dining Room Chairs or Chairs 1950s Austria
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern vintage dining room chairs or chairs from red lacquered beech and plywood 1950s
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Beech, Plywood

Austrian Midcentury Beech Stacking Chairs by Karl Schwanzer for Thonet
By Karl Schwanzer, Thonet
Located in Vienna, AT
This set of two Austrian Midcentury stackable plywood chairs have been designed by one of the most
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Beech, Plywood

Mid Century Modern Vintage Franz Schuster Bicolor Dining Chairs 1950s Vienna
By Franz Schuster, Roland Rainer
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern vintage authentic twelve ( 12 ) dining chairs from beech and plywood in bicolor
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Beech, Plywood

Set of Six Austrian Midcentury Roland Rainer Beech Stacking Chairs
By Roland Rainer
Located in Vienna, AT
A set of six stackable beech plywood chairs designed by Prof. Roland Rainer in 1951. Roland Rainer
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Beech, Plywood

Green Mid-Century Modern Six Vintage Dining Chairs, 1950s, Vienna, Austria
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern set of six green vintage dining chairs or chairs, which were designed and
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Plywood, Beech

Two-Toned Stackable Pagholz Galvanitas S22 Industrial Diner Chairs
By Galvanitas, Galvanitas Pagholz
Located in Voorburg, NL
Highly wanted industrial stacking chairs by Pagholz. Galvanitas, never seen in this Two-toned
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Set of 4 Birch Plywood Chairs, Sweden, Early-1950s
Located in London, GB
school chairs; light in weight and easily stackable. The birch plywood has developed a wonderfully rich
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Birch

Mid-Century Modern Beech Brown Twelve Vintage Dining Chairs, Franz Schuster
By Franz Schuster
Located in Vienna, AT
A beechwood bicolor brown Mid-Century Modern vintage set of 12 dining chairs / chairs designed by
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Beech, Plywood

4 Peter Danko Design Mid Century Modern Bodyform Chairs Bent Wood
By Peter Danko
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Set of (4) Peter Danko design Mid-Century Modern "Bodyform" dining chairs bent Molded wood. These
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Maple, Bentwood, Plywood, Upholstery

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Beech Bicolor Dining Chairs Roland Rainer 1952 Vienna
By Roland Rainer
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern set of 4 vintage beech bicolor dining chairs model P 7 by Roland Rainer designed
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Beech, Plywood

Austrian Midcentury Dark Brown P7 Beechwood Stacking Chairs by Roland Rainer
By Roland Rainer Emil & Alfred Pollack, Roland Rainer
Located in Vienna, AT
Austrian midcentury beechwood stacking chairs designed by Roland Rainer in 1952, same time as the
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Beech, Plywood

Pair of Industrial Elmar Flötotto for Pagholz Galvanitas Stacking Chairs
By Elmar Flötotto
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A pair of industrial Pagholz Galvanitas stacking chairs model S23 Thur-Up Seat by Elmar Flötotto
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Mid-Century Modern Beech Bicolor Dining Room Chairs Roland Rainer Austria 1952
By Roland Rainer
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern timeless set of eight vintage dining room chairs model P7 from beech designed by
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Beech, Plywood

Mid-Century Modern Green Vintage Dining Chairs by Carl Auböck 1956 Vienna
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern set of 2 green vintage dining chairs was designed by Carl Auböck 1956 Vienna and
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Beech, Plywood

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Red Beech Dining Room Chairs 1950s Vienna Austria
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern vintage red beech set of 14 dining chairs, which were designed and executed in
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Beech, Plywood

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Blue Twelve Dining Chairs Roland Rainer 1952 Vienna
By Roland Rainer Emil & Alfred Pollack
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern twelve ( 12 ) dining chairs or chairs from beechwood and plywood in ocean blue
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Beech, Plywood

Mid-Century Modern Four Vintage Green Beech Dining Chairs, circa 1956, Austria
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern set of four vintage dining chairs executed by E. & A. Pollak, Austria, which
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Beech, Plywood

Pair of Bruno Rey Mid Century Stackable Chairs for Kusch & Co, 1990s Germany
By Kusch+Co, Bruno Rey
Located in Zagreb, HR
Pair Mid-Century-Modern dining chairs designed by Bruno Rey, 1970s. Model with the armrests
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1990s German Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Set of Four Dining Chair Roland Rainer, 1952, Austria
By Roland Rainer
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern set of four bicolor dining chairs, which were designed by Roland Rainer and
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Beech, Plywood

Mid-Century Modern Brown Dining Room Chairs Franz Schuster 1959 Set of Twelve
By Franz Schuster
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern set of 12 stackable bicolored dining room chairs designed by Franz Schuster
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Beech, Plywood

Gigi Sabadin for Stilwood Set of Six Dining Chairs in Plywood
By Stilwood, Gigi Sabadin
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Gigi Sabadin for Stilwood, set of six chairs, plywood, Italy, 1970s. An inventive design by the
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Plywood

Modernist Pair of Plywood Chairs, Carl Jacob C2 "Jason" for Kandya
By Carl Jacobs
Located in Buffalo, NY
British firm. This lightweight, stackable, chair has gently tapering splayed wooden legs that are typical
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Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Beech, Plywood

Spain Mid-Century Modern Joan Casas I Ortinez for Indecasa 4 Dining Chairs Set
By Joan Casas Y Ortinez, Indecasa
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Stunning and classic Mid-Century Modern set of four Joan Casas I Ortinez for Indecasa stacking
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Late 20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Set of Twelve Green Vintage Dining Chairs P7 by Roland Rainer
By Roland Rainer
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern vintage set of 12 beech green vintage dining chairs model no. P7, which are also
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Beech, Plywood

Modernist Green Vintage Beech Stackable Dining Chairs 1950s Austria
Located in Vienna, AT
Modernist Mid-Century Modern twelve ( 12 ) vintage dining chairs from beech in green color designed
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Beech, Plywood

DSS-TA dining height side chair stacking base tablet arm by Ray & Charles Eames
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
correct product name is: dss-ta = dining height side chair stacking base tablet arm). stackable despite
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Arne Jacobsen Series 7 or 3107 Chairs by Fritz Hansen Mid Century Modern 1964
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in London, GB
eight "Series Seven" Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen dining chairs would work great in a Mid-Century
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome, Stainless Steel

Plywood dining chairs Esse by Gigi Sabadin for Stilwood Italy 1973s Set of 4
By Gigi Sabadin, Stilwood
Located in Miklavž Pri Taboru, SI
a remarkable example of 1970s design. These chairs are constructed from bent plywood with an ash
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Plywood

Plywood / Aluminium Chair by Armin Wirth for Alufelx
By Aluflex
Located in Vienna, AT
Aluflex tag at the back. The chairs seats are foldable so they are very easy to stack. 12 pieces
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Large Stock of Stackable Galvanitas S17 Industrial Dining Chairs
By Galvanitas
Located in Voorburg, NL
S17 stacking chairs by Galvanitas. These Sculptural chairs are made for optimal comfort and heavy duty
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

Vintage Stacking Chair 1960s-1970s Germany
Located in Hannover, DE
Nice desk or dining chair by a German producer. Production period: approx. 1960s-1970s. Fair
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Teak

Vintage Stacking Chair 1960s-1970s Germany
Vintage Stacking Chair 1960s-1970s Germany
H 31.5 in W 19.69 in D 19.69 in
6 Eames for Herman Miller DSS Stackable Naugahyde Fiberglass Shell Chairs
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Chattanooga, TN
quantity. Eames stackable fiberglass shell chairs with original brown naugahyde pads. The famous Charles
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Set of 4 Stacking Chairs by Armin Wirth and Aluflex, 1950s
By Armin Wirth, Aluflex
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stackable Aluflex chairs designed by Armin Wirth. Manufactured by Aluflex, Switzerland, circa 1950.
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Vintage 1950s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

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Mid Century Modern Stacking Plywood Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of mid century modern stacking plywood chairs available on 1stDibs. Each of these unique mid century modern stacking plywood chairs was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, plywood and metal. There are 130 antique and vintage mid century modern stacking plywood chairs for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 3 modern editions to choose from as well. Mid century modern stacking plywood 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. There are many kinds of mid century modern stacking plywood chairs to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Scandinavian Modern mid century modern stacking plywood chairs are of considerable interest. There have been many well-made mid century modern stacking plywood chairs over the years, but those made by Roland Rainer, Roland Rainer Emil & Alfred Pollack and Galvanitas are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Mid Century Modern Stacking Plywood Chairs?

Mid century modern stacking plywood chairs can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $907, while the lowest priced sells for $66 and the highest can go for as much as $25,000.

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 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 Stacking Plywood 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.