Skip to main content

Mid Century Soft Modern Pair Lounge Chairs

1
to
116
644
391
1,006
680
260
212
202
175
53
46
42
21
13
8
7
7
3
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
37
27
25
22
21
Sort By
1950s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chair Pair
By Edward Wormley
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Incredible pair of 1950s Mid-Century Modern lounge chairs that are newly upholstered in Fine
Category

Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Vintage Mid-Century Modern Leather Lounge Chairs
Located in North York, ON
Pair of vintage Mid-Century Modern leather lounge chairs. Fully restored and reupholstered in
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Styled Handcrafted Oak Lounge Chairs, a Pair
By Selig
Located in Weehawken, NJ
Pair of Mid-Century Modern styled lounge chairs, intricately handcrafted and designed in solid oak
Category

2010s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Oak

Hollywood Regency Mid-Century Modern Channel Back Lounge Chairs - Pair
By Grosfeld House
Located in Miami, FL
Stunning pair of Hollywood Regency Mid-Century Modern channel fan back lounge chairs, circa 1940s
Category

20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Chrome Frame Tufted Lounge Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Elegant pair of Mid-Century Modern lounge chairs feature heavy chrome frames with royal blue tufted
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Curved Channel Back Lounge Chairs
By William Billy Haines, Dorothy Draper, James Mont
Located in North York, ON
Stunning pair of Mid-Century Modern Curved Channel Back Lounge Chairs, crafted with precision and
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Pair of Mid Century Modern Lounge Chairs in Red Leather
Located in North York, ON
Simple but stylish, this set of two lounge chairs comes with original Mid Century Modern walnut
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Pair Mid Century Scandinavian Danish modern Tan Leather Puffy Lounge Chairs
By De Sede
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Pair of Mid Century Scandinavian Danish modern Tan Leather puffy lounge chairs. Nice vintage
Category

Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Lovely Pair Milo Baughman Parson Upholstered Lounge Chairs Mid-Century Modern
By Milo Baughman
Located in Pemberton, NJ
A lovely classic matching pair of fully upholstered Milo Baughman parsons chairs. Nice deep sitting
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Italian Lounge Chairs with Chrome Legs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning pair of vintage modern Italian lounge chairs feature soft floral upholstery and flat
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Walnut Lounge Chairs By Knoll Antimott
By Walter Knoll, Knoll Antimott
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of refined, mid-century modern, Knoll Antimott lounge chairs by German manufacturer Walter
Category

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

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Pair Mid-Century German Modern Black Leather Lounge Chairs by Rudolf Glatzel
By Rudolf Bernd Glatzel, Kill International
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Pair of Mid-Century Modern black leather and rosewood lounge chairs designed by Rudolf Bernd
Category

Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Mid-Century Modern European Cabinetmaker Lounge Chair, Europe 1950s
Located in Utrecht, NL
European cabinetmakers who defined mid-20th century modern seating. This chair is of the highest quality
Category

Vintage 1950s European Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Parsons Armchair Lounge Chairs with Open Arms
By Milo Baughman
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A handsome classic matching pair of fully upholstered parsons chairs. Nice deep sitting comfy
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Pair of Mid-Century Style High back Lounge Chairs
By Keilhauer
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This gorgeous pair of contemporary modern lounge chairs feature unique metal rod bases with hairpin
Category

20th Century Canadian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pair Mid-Century Danish Modern Hans Olsen Black Leather Lounge Chairs Model 500
By Hans Olsen
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Pair of Mid-Century Modern black leather and rosewood model 500 lounge chairs by Hans Olsen for CS
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

European Mid-Century Modern Upholstered Lounge Chairs, Europe, circa 1950s
Located in Utrecht, NL
Mid-Century Modern, a design movement devoted to timeless functionalism established itself in the
Category

Vintage 1950s European Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Deco Asymmetrical Corkscrew Lounges Newly Upholstered, Pair
Located in Chicago, IL
Mid-Century Modern Deco Asymmetrical Corkscrew Lounges Newly Upholstered in "Ivory" Patterned
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool, Bouclé, Lucite

Adrian Pearsall Mid Century 2249-C Walnut Lounge Chairs - Pair
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Southampton, NJ
Sculptural Mid-Century Modern lounge chairs Model 2249-C designed by Adrian Pearsall for Craft
Category

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

Materials

Upholstery, 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
Category

Vintage 1950s European Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Alpaca

Pair of Decorator Mid Century Post Modern Armchair Lounge Chairs in Blush Pink
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A matching pair of lounge chairs circa 1980's. These well built chairs feature amazing design lines
Category

Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Button Tufted Mid Century Modern Lounge Chairs in Salt & Pepper Boucle Walnut
Located in Culver City, CA
Meet these enchanting mid-century modern chairs, the epitome of sophistication with a sprinkle of
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Walnut

Pair of 40in Large Mid-Century Lounge Chairs in Vegan Leather
Located in Pasadena, TX
An elegant pair of fully restored Mid-Century chairs. The chairs feature spindled backs on a semi
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wood

European Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs with Tapered Legs, Europe circa 1950
Located in Utrecht, NL
Europe. This pair of mid-century chairs revolves around high-quality materials, comfort, and the mastery
Category

Vintage 1950s European Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool, Wood

Italian Mid-Century Modern Upholstered Lounge Chair with Metal Legs, Italy 1960s
Located in Utrecht, NL
, a charm that would likely be called ‘the mid-century modern style’. Even after decades, interior
Category

Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of Vintage Modern Styled Accent Lounge Chairs
Located in North York, ON
Pair of vintage modern styled accent lounge chairs. Masterfully restored by the artisans at
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Pair of Memphis Style Finnish 'Mondi Soft' Lounge Chairs with Chrome Frames
By Inno Interior OY, Jouko Järvisalo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of 'Mondi Soft' armchairs designed by Finnish architect Jouko Jarvisalo for Inno Interior OY
Category

Vintage 1980s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Mid-Century Lounge Chairs in the Style of Edward Wormley
By Edward Wormley
Located in Chicago, IL
fabric, giving the chairs a unique and striking appearance. The mid-century design of the chairs is both
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Mid Century Cream Upholstered Lounge Chairs by Jens Risom
By Jens Risom
Located in Detroit, MI
This pair of vintage mid century modern lounge chairs were designed by Jens Risom circa 1960. The
Category

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

Materials

Fabric, Wood, Walnut

Pair French Modern Neoclassical Bamboo & Rattan Lounge /Side Chairs
Located in New York, NY
A Rare and Elegant pair of French Mid-Century Modern Neoclassical Rattan and bamboo side chairs or
Category

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

Materials

Bamboo, Rattan

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
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Pair of Charles & Ray Eames Herman Miller Black Leather "Soft Pad" Lounge Chairs
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Designed by Charles and Ray Eames in the late 1950s, this pair of black leather lounge chairs is
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Steel, Chrome

Stately Saddle Leather Lounge Library Chairs by Soft Line
Located in Lake Worth, FL
soft saddle leather lounge chairs by Soft Line Approximate measurements in inches 36" high at back
Category

1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

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

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

Materials

Chrome

Pair of mid-Century Torbjørn Afdal Hunter-Safari High-Back Leather Lounge Chairs
By Torbjørn Afdal, Bruksbo
Located in Llanbrynmair, GB
A pair of Hunter Safari lounge chairs designed in the 1960s by Norwegian Torbjørn Afdal for Bruksbo
Category

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

Materials

Leather

Mid-Century Danish Lounge Chairs in Sheepskin, Denmark 1950s
Located in Utrecht, NL
Danish design created during the 20th century. As these lounge chairs show, furniture created in this
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Wood

Pair of Modern Italian Lounge Chairs, Italy Circa 1970’s
Located in North York, ON
Introducing the perfect addition to your modern living space - a pair of Italian Lounge Chairs
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

European Mid-Century Modern Accent Chairs, Europe, 1960s
Located in Utrecht, NL
chairs’ tactile details add a soft artistic element that is essential to mid-century European design
Category

Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Cachet Furniture Modern Swiveling Lounge Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stylish pair of midcentury lounge chairs on swiveling bases. Spacious seating area with soft
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Henning Kjærnulf, Lounge Chairs in Oak & Bouclé, Danish Mid Century, 1960s
By Henning Kjærnulf
Located in Odense, DK
Presenting a stunning pair of Danish Modern Lounge Chairs that summarize the essence of mid-century
Category

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

Materials

Bouclé, Oak

Fine Pair of Rattan Lounge Chairs
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A very well-crafted Pair of vintage rattan lounge chairs with a sweeping arm style that flows
Category

20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Rattan

Fine Pair of Rattan Lounge Chairs
Fine Pair of Rattan Lounge Chairs
H 33 in W 26 in D 30 in
Solid Rosewood Dowel Shape Legs New Soft Wool Upholstery Danish Lounge Chairs
By Finn Juhl, Ib Kofod-Larsen
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of Danish Mid-Century Modern solid rosewood frames rounded shape new soft beige wool
Category

20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool, Rosewood

Mid Century Leather Luna Sling Lounge Chair Ottoman by Hjellegjerde Norway
Located in Baltimore, MD
A beautiful Mid-Century Modern, stylish leather Luna Sling lounge chair and ottoman circa 1970s
Category

Vintage 1970s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Lounge Chairs in Solid Hardwood, by Jean Gillon, Brazilian Mid-century Design
By Jean Gillon
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
Jean Gillon Mid-Century Lounge Chairs: A Masterpiece of Brazilian Modernist Design This pair of mid
Category

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

Materials

Fabric, Hardwood

Pair of Contemporary Italian Scissors Lounge Chairs
Located in London, London
Pair of lounge chairs Scissor style Ash frames Fabric seats Seat height 40cm Choice of fabrics
Category

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

Materials

Fabric, Beech

Pair of Danish Modern Brutalist Lounge Chairs in Oak, Henning Kjærnulf, 1960s
By Henning Kjærnulf, Hans J. Wegner, Arne Vodder
Located in Odense, DK
A magnificent sculptural pair of Danish modern lounge chairs in the manner of Henning (Henry
Category

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

Materials

Fabric, Oak, Wool

Pair of Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs
By Paul McCobb
Located in Chicago, IL
sophistication of Mid-Century Modern design. These iconic chairs feature a sturdy maple wood base, exquisitely
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Pair of Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs
Pair of Paul McCobb Lounge Chairs
H 32 in W 32 in D 34.5 in
Pair of Danish Modern Brutalist Lounge Chairs in Oak, Henning Kjærnulf, 1960s
By Hans J. Wegner, Arne Vodder, Henning Kjærnulf
Located in Odense, DK
A magnificent sculptural pair of Danish modern lounge chairs in the manner of Henning (Henry
Category

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

Materials

Fabric, Oak, Silk, Velvet

Danish Modern, A Pair of Lounge Chairs in Oak & Wool, Henning Kjærnulf, 1960s
By Henning Kjærnulf, Hans J. Wegner, Arne Vodder
Located in Odense, DK
A fascinating sculptural pair of Danish modern lounge chairs in the manner of Henning (Henry
Category

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

Materials

Oak, Wool

Pair of Tripod Lounge Chairs by Guillerme et Chambron, France 20th Century
By Votre Maison, Guillerme et Chambron
Located in Utrecht, NL
This pair of mid-century lounge chairs by Guillerme et Chambron are a stunning blend of soft form
Category

20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Oversized Swivel Tub Chairs Milo Baughman Style
Located in Dallas, TX
Outstanding design! Fully restored pair of large-scale swivel chairs in the style of Milo Baughman
Category

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

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Monumental Post Modern Pair of Weiman Lounge Chairs in Marmalade Orange Fabric
By Weiman
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Incredibly sculptural monumental size Post Modern Pair of Lounge Chairs by Weiman in new super soft
Category

Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Upholstery

Danish Modern Pair of Kristian Vedel Style Lounge Chairs in Palomino Shearling
By Kristian Vedel
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Stylish pair of Kristian Vedel attributed low profile Danish Modern lounge chairs newly
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Walnut

Pair "Deco" Lounge Chairs by Vladimir Kagan
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Dallas, TX
, these are sure to delight discerning enthusiasts of Mid-Century Modern design. Newly upholstered in a
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Velvet

Pair Kagan Style Soft Blue Channel Back Nautilus Swivel Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Simply stunning. Pair of nautilus chairs in the style of Vladimir Kagan, perfect for those looking
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Contemporary Modern Roger Webb for OFS Heya Wool Lounge Chairs - a Pair
By Office Furniture Systems
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Add a touch of sophistication to your home or office with this fabulous pair of Heya lounge chairs
Category

2010s American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Mid-Century Modern Easy Chairs with Lacquered Wood Legs, Scandinavia 1950s
Located in Utrecht, NL
changing cultures. These mid-century easy chairs show why. Condition: In good vintage condition. Wear
Category

Vintage 1950s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

(2) Henning Kjaernulf Danish Mid-Century Carved Oak "His & Hers" Lounge Chairs
By Henning Kjærnulf
Located in Norwalk, CT
a personal study, this pair of "His & Hers" lounge chairs is more than just seating. They are
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Oak

Customizable Pair of Mid Century Modern Armchairs Type 300-130, 1960s, Poland
Located in Wroclaw, PL
Customizable Pair of Mid Century Modern Armchairs Type 300-130, 1960s, Poland Reupholstered in
Category

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

Materials

Beech

Compatible Pair of Contemporary Silver Leaf Frame Lounge Chairs
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A compatible pair of wry well made Lounge chairs displaying curved arms covered in silver leaf
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

  • 1
  • ...
Get Updated with New Arrivals
Save "Mid Century Soft Modern Pair Lounge Chairs", and we’ll notify you when there are new listings in this category.

Mid Century Soft Modern Pair Lounge Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of mid century soft modern pair lounge chairs available on 1stDibs. Frequently made of fabric, wood and metal, all mid century soft modern pair lounge chairs available were constructed with great care. We have 757 antique and vintage mid century soft modern pair lounge chairs in-stock, while there are 11 modern editions to choose from as well. Mid century soft modern pair lounge chairs have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. There are many kinds of mid century soft modern pair lounge chairs to choose from, but at 1stDibs, mid-century modern, Scandinavian Modern and modern mid century soft modern pair lounge chairs are of considerable interest. De Sede, Milo Baughman and Cassina each produced beautiful mid century soft modern pair lounge chairs that are worth considering.

How Much are Mid Century Soft Modern Pair Lounge Chairs?

Prices for mid century soft modern pair lounge chairs can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, mid century soft modern pair lounge chairs begin at $495 and can go as high as $50,903, while the average can fetch as much as $6,000.

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 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.