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Mid-Century Modular Lounge Chairs for Arflex, Italy, 1970s
By Tito Agnoli
Located in Antwerp, BE
Arflex modular lounge chairs, attributed to the visionary Tito Agnoli in the iconic era of
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Wood

Kristian Vedel MODUS Midcentury Modular Lounge Suite, Pouf & Table, Denmark
By Søren Willadsen, Kristian Vedel, Soren Willadsen Mobelfabrik
Located in Biebergemund, Hessen
Extraordinary Kriatian Vedel MODUS modular sofa set from 1960s. The set is made of high quality
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

Pair of Modernist Modular Lounges / Loveseat
By Kazuhide Takahama
Located in Raleigh, NC
Modernist pair of modular lounge chairs that can function as stand alone lounges or combined to
Category

2010s American Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Tito Agnoli Modular Lounge Chair by Arflex, Italy, 1968
By Tito Agnoli, Arflex
Located in L'Escala, ES
Rare set of 9 Tito Agnoli modular lounge chair " model 9000" manufactured in Italy in 1968
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Mid-20th Century Italian Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool

Modular Seating Group with five Lounge Chairs, Italy 1950s
Located in Greding, DE
Modular seating group with five lounge chairs and three tables made of wood. The combination can be
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wood

Mid-Century Modern to Post-Modern Purple Striped Multi-Piece Modular Club Chair
Located in Topeka, KS
Awesome mid-century modern to post-modern purple striped multi-piece modular club chair. Beautiful
Category

20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Foam, Wood

Pipsan Saarinen Swanson 3 Piece Modular Iron Lounge Group Sofa & Armchair
By Eva-Lisa (Pipsan) Saarinen Swanson, Ficks Reed
Located in Troy, MI
Three piece Sol-Air lounge group designed by Pipsan Saarinen Swanson for Ficks Reed 1940s - 1950s
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Iron

"Malu" Modular Lounge Chairs by Claudio Vagnoni & Emilio Guarnacci, France 1970s
By Claudio Vagnoni, Emilio Guarnacci
Located in Chicago, IL
A set of French “Malu” modular lounge chairs designed by Claudio Vagnoni and Emilio Guarnacci in
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Textile, Acrylic

Pair of Modular Lounge Chairs designed by Esko Pajamies for Asko
By Thonet
Located in Pasadena, TX
Two Bonanza Lounge Chairs manufactured by Asko of Finland and designed by Esko Pajamies Mortise
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Oak

Italian Mid-Century Modern Pair of Lounge Chairs by Piero Lissoni
By Piero Lissoni
Located in New York, NY
An Iconic Italian Mid-Century Pair of Lounge Chairs by Piero Lissoni in a sleek, contemporary, low
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Plastic, Rubber

I.P.E. Pair of 'Corolla' Modular Lounge Chairs in Geometric Brown Upholstery
Located in Waalwijk, NL
I.P.E., pair of lounge chairs, model 'Corolla', fabric, chrome-plated steel, Italy, 1970s A
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Mario Bellini Amanta Lounge Chair C&B Italia B&B Italia Modular Sofa
By C&B Italia, Mario Bellini
Located in Berlin, BE
flexibility was made possible by the strategically placed vertical slit in the backrest. The modular units are
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass, Leather

Vintage Italian Mid-Century-Modern Lounge Chair in Ochre Boucle, 1970s Italy
Located in Zagreb, HR
Vintage Italian Mid-Century Modern lounge chair or club chair. Beautiful and unique shape. Made
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Foam, Wood

'Studio' Sofa by Norr11, Modular Sofa, Large Module, Green
By Norr11
Located in Paris, FR
96cm / H 70cm / Assise H 42cm Modular sofa: assemble different modules to create your composition
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Foam

'Studio' Sofa by Norr11, Modular Sofa, Large Module, Grey
By Norr11
Located in Paris, FR
96cm / H 70cm / Assise H 42cm Modular sofa: assemble different modules to create your composition
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Foam

'Studio' Sofa by Norr11, Modular Sofa, Medium Module, Grey
By Norr11
Located in Paris, FR
/ P96cm / H70cm / Assise H42cm Modular sofa: assemble different modules to create your composition Wide
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Foam

'Studio' Sofa by Norr11, Modular Sofa, Medium Module, Green
By Norr11
Located in Paris, FR
/ P96cm / H70cm / Assise H42cm Modular sofa: assemble different modules to create your composition Wide
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Foam

'Studio' Sofa by Norr11, Modular Sofa, Large Module, White
By Norr11
Located in Paris, FR
/ P96cm / H70cm / Assise H42cm Modular sofa: assemble different modules to create your composition Wide
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Foam

'Studio' Sofa by Norr11, Modular Sofa, Corner Module, Green
By Norr11
Located in Paris, FR
96cm / H 70cm / Assise H 42cm Modular sofa: assemble different modules to create your composition
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Foam

'Studio' Sofa by Norr11, Modular Sofa, Corner Module, White
By Norr11
Located in Paris, FR
/ P96cm / H70cm / Assise H42cm Modular sofa: assemble different modules to create your composition Wide
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Foam

'Studio' Sofa by Norr11, Modular Sofa, Small Module, White
By Norr11
Located in Paris, FR
/ P96cm / H70cm / Assise H42cm Modular sofa: assemble different modules to create your composition Wide
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Foam

'Studio' Sofa by Norr11, Modular Sofa, Small Module, Grey
By Norr11
Located in Paris, FR
/ P96cm / H70cm / Assise H42cm Modular sofa: assemble different modules to create your composition Wide
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Foam, Wool

'Studio' Sofa by Norr11, Modular Sofa, Medium Module, White
By Norr11
Located in Paris, FR
96cm / H 70cm / Assise H 42cm Modular sofa: assemble different modules to create your composition
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Foam, Wool

'Studio' Sofa by Norr11, Modular Sofa, Corner Module, Grey
By Norr11
Located in Paris, FR
96cm / H 70cm / Assise H 42cm Modular sofa: assemble different modules to create your composition
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Foam, Wool

'Studio' Sofa by Norr11, Modular Sofa, Small Module, Green
By Norr11
Located in Paris, FR
/ P96cm / H70cm / Assise H42cm Modular sofa: assemble different modules to create your composition Wide
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Foam, Wool

'Studio' Sofa by Norr11, Modular Sofa, Small Module, Whisper (Outdoor)
By Norr11
Located in Paris, FR
. 96cm / H. 70cm / Assise H. 42cm Modular sofa: assemble different modules to create your composition
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Foam

'Studio' Sofa by Norr11, Modular Sofa, Small Module, Coconut (Outdoor)
By Norr11
Located in Paris, FR
. 96cm / H. 70cm / Assise H. 42cm Modular sofa: assemble different modules to create your composition
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Foam

Johanson Velvet Modular Set - Perfect for Hotel or Waiting Room
By Johanson Design
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Discover the Johanson Velvet Modular Set, a beautiful addition to any hotel lobby or waiting room
Category

1990s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Velvet

'Studio' Sofa by Norr11, Modular Sofa, Large Module, Coconut (Outdoor)
By Norr11
Located in Paris, FR
96cm / H 73 cm / Assise H. 47 cm Modular sofa: assemble different modules to create your composition
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Foam

Rolf Benz’ Modular 1970s Sofa Chair, Reupholstered In Mohair Wool
By Rolf Benz
Located in Hilversum, NL
Rolf Benz’ Modular 1970s Sofa Chair, Reupholstered In High-Quality Mohair Wool. These sectional
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Mohair, Beech

Set of Three "Malu" Modular Armchairs in Nubuck Beige, Vagnoni & Guarnacci
By Emilio Guarnacci, Claudio Vagnoni
Located in Chicago, IL
A set of three French “Malu” modular lounge chairs designed by Claudio Vagnoni and Emilio Guarnacci
Category

Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Upholstery, Acrylic

Pair of VintageMid-Century Leather Lounge Chairs in Style of De Sede, 70s Italy
Located in Zagreb, HR
Pair of vintage Italian Mid-Century Modern leather lounge chairs or club chairs. Two individual
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Pair of Selig 'Octet' Lounge Chairs
By Selig
Located in Hanover, MA
Pair of octagonal shape lounge chairs produced in 1979 by Selig Manufacturing for their "Octet
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Pair of Selig 'Octet' Lounge Chairs
Pair of Selig 'Octet' Lounge Chairs
H 25.5 in W 34 in D 32 in
BBPR Lounge Chair in Burgundy Leatherette
By Studio BBPR
Located in Waalwijk, NL
BBPR, armchair, skai leather and oak, Italy, 1950s. This sculptural lounge chair is clearly a
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Faux Leather, Oak

BBPR Lounge Chair in Burgundy Leatherette
BBPR Lounge Chair in Burgundy Leatherette
H 30.52 in W 25.01 in D 25.4 in
Confidential Cordovan Leather Lounge Chair, Alberto Rosselli for Saporiti Italy
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Confidential Lounge Chair, Cordovan Leather, Alberto Rosselli for Saporiti Italy, 1972. Original
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Saporiti Cognac Leather 'P10' Lounge Chairs, Italy 1970's
By Alberto Rosselli Saporiti, Saporiti
Located in Zwijndrecht, Antwerp
A pair of 1970's saporiti 'P10' modular lounge chairs, upholstered in the original rich cognac
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Martin Visser for 't Spectrum SZ 67 Lounge Chair
By Martin Visser, 't Spectrum
Located in Norwalk, CT
harmonious blend of materials that reflect the best of Mid-Century Dutch design. The striking combination
Category

Late 20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Mario Bellini "Le Mura" Lounge Chair for Cassina, Italy, 1970s
By Mario Bellini
Located in Utrecht, NL
includes a modular sofa, a daybed and the present lounge chair. Like the sofa, this lounge chair was in
Category

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Martin Visser SZ04 Lounge Chairs Sofa 't Spectrum, 1964
By 't Spectrum Bergeijk, Martin Visser
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
, The Netherlands 1964. These lounge chairs can be put aside so they can be used as a modular sofa
Category

Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Stunning Velasquez Vintage Lounge Chair in Cognac Leather by Mimo Padova Italy
By Mimo Padova
Located in Buggenhout, Oost-Vlaanderen
Very comfortable Velasquez lounge chair in its original cognac leather. Stunning patina! Produced
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

'Studio' Sofa by Norr11, Lounge Large Armrest Short Module, White
By Tommy Hyldahl, Kristian Sofus Hansen, Norr11
Located in Paris, FR
Measures: W. 153 cm / D. 130 cm / H. 70cm / Seat H 47cm Barnum 24 (upholstery in picture) Modular sofa
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Foam

'Studio' Sofa by Norr11, Lounge Large Armrest Short Module, Green
By Tommy Hyldahl, Kristian Sofus Hansen, Norr11
Located in Paris, FR
Measures: W. 153 cm / D. 130 cm / H. 70cm / Seat H 47cm Barnum 7 (upholstery in picture) Modular sofa
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Foam

'Studio' Sofa by Norr11, Lounge Large Armrest Short Module, Beige
By Tommy Hyldahl, Norr11, Kristian Sofus Hansen
Located in Paris, FR
Measures: W. 153 cm / D. 130 cm / H. 70cm / Seat H 47cm Barnum 3 (upholstery in picture) Modular sofa
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Foam

Mario Marenco first edition pair of leather lounge chairs, Arflex, Italy, 1970s
By Arflex, Mario Marenco
Located in Chiavari, Liguria
, epitomize the ingenuity of Mario Marenco's design. Debuting in 1970, these lounge chairs showcase a modular
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Djinn Chaise Lounge Attributed to Olivier Mourgue for Airborne, France, 1960s
By Olivier Mourgue, Artifort
Located in ŁÓDŹ, PL
collection. This epic piece of modernism from the Mid-20th Century is as beautiful as it is comfortable
Category

Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Metal

Very rare Mah Jong ‘Sonia Rykiel’ lounge set by Hans Hopfer for Roche Bobois
By Roche Bobois
Located in Buggenhout, Oost-Vlaanderen
Great Mah Jong modular sofa in the limited ‘Sonia Rykiel ’ fabric. Matching set. A very rare find
Category

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Rodolfo Bonetto ‘Boomerang’ Lounge Chair in Green 1968 for B-Line
By Rodolfo Bonetto
Located in Tilburg, NL
Rodolfo Bonetto ‘Boomerang’ lounge chair in Green 'Remix 3 by Kvadrat' 1968 for B-Line
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Giancarlo Piretti Alky Lounge Chair in Autumn Velvet for Anonima Castelli, Italy
By Giancarlo Piretti, Anonima Castelli
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Iconic Alky lounge chair designed by Giancarlo Piretti in the sixties for Anonima Castelli, Italy
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Giancarlo Piretti Alky Lounge Chair in Sky Blue Velvet for Anonima Castelli
By Giancarlo Piretti, Anonima Castelli
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Iconic Alky lounge chair designed by Giancarlo Piretti in the sixties for Anonima Castelli, Italy
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Olivier Mourgue Djinn Chaise Lounge for Airborne in Beautiful Pierre Frey Fabric
By Artifort, Olivier Mourgue
Located in ŁÓDŹ, PL
collection. This epic piece of modernism from the Mid-20th Century is as beautiful as it is comfortable
Category

Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Metal

Mario Marenco Lounge Armchairs model Marius&Marius by Arflex, Italy – circa 1970
By Mario Marenco, Arflex
Located in Pijnacker, Zuid-Holland
The Marius&Marius lounge chairs and sofa were designed by the Italian architect and designer Mario
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Mario Marenco Lounge Armchairs model Marius&Marius by Arflex, Italy – circa 1970
By Mario Marenco, Arflex
Located in Pijnacker, Zuid-Holland
The Marius&Marius lounge chairs and sofa were designed by the Italian architect and designer Mario
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Le Corbusier Lc2 Petite Lounge Chair By Cassina
By Le Corbusier
Located in Brooklyn, NY
blend into a variety of interior styles, from mid-century modern to contemporary, ensures its enduring
Category

Vintage 1980s Minimalist Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Gio Ponti for Poltrona Frau Lounge Chairs in Light Blue Leather
By Poltrona Frau, Gio Ponti
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Gio Ponti for Poltrona Frau, lounge chairs, model ´Dezza´ nr. 48, leather, white lacquered wood
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

1970s Brown Velvet Velour Sofa Sectional 3 pcs Lounge Chairs Mario Bellini Attr.
By Mario Bellini
Located in Basel, BS
Very cool three piece modular Sofa sectional which can also be used as three separate lounge chairs
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Velvet

Gio Ponti for Poltrona Frau Lounge Chair 'Dezza' in Light Blue Leather
By Gio Ponti, Poltrona Frau
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Gio Ponti for Poltrona Frau, lounge chair model ´Dezza´ nr. 48, leather, lacquered ash, metal
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Rodolfo Bonetto ‘Boomerang’ Lounge Chair in 'Flukso' Velvet 1968 for B-Line
By Rodolfo Bonetto
Located in Tilburg, NL
Rodolfo Bonetto ‘Boomerang’ Lounge Chair in 'Gorgeous' Velvet by Flukso 1968 for B-Line
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Rodolfo Bonetto Set of 3 ‘Boomerang’ Lounge Chairs 1968 for B-Line
By Rodolfo Bonetto
Located in Tilburg, NL
Rodolfo Bonetto set of 3 ‘Boomerang’ lounge chairs in 'Remix 3 by Kvadrat' 1968 for B-Line
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Space age plywood lounge chair attr to Luigi Collani for COR, Germany 1960s
By Luigi Colani, COR
Located in ECHT, NL
Space age lounge chair with the original blue fabric. Made and labeled by COR Germany in the 1960s
Category

Mid-20th Century German Space Age Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Plywood

Giancarlo Piretti Iconic Alki Lounge Chair in Original Blue Upholstery Castelli
By Giancarlo Piretti, Anonima Castelli
Located in Santa Gertrudis, Baleares
, which perfectly combines comfort, design and modularity. The design of Alky allows for individual use
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

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Mid Century Modular Lounge For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the mid century modular lounge you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each mid century modular lounge for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using fabric, wood and animal skin. There are 432 variations of the antique or vintage mid century modular lounge you’re looking for, while we also have 39 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer mid century modular lounge, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A mid century modular lounge, designed in the mid-century modern, modern or Scandinavian Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made mid century modular lounge has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Roche Bobois, Hans Hopfer and Mario Bellini are consistently popular.

How Much is a Mid Century Modular Lounge?

Prices for a mid century modular lounge can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $80 and can go as high as $61,500, while the average can fetch as much as $6,469.

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.