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Mid-Century Modern Tubular Steel Chair with Green Fabric
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Mid-Century Modern tubular steel chair with green fabric. By unknown manufacturer from France
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Mies Van Der Rohe Tubular Chrome Arm Chair Mid Century Modern
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
Sleek and timeless, this Mies van der Rohe Tubular Chrome Arm Chair is a masterpiece of Mid-Century
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Tubular Chrome Rocking Chair
By Charles Stendig
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This vintage metal and vinyl rocking chair features a stylish chrome frame with unique circular
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Mid-centrury Chrome Tubular Chair, 1970's
Located in Praha, CZ
Vintage chrome chair, newly upholstered by previous owner. The upholstery shows some sighns of use
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Mid-centrury Chrome   Tubular Chair, 1970's
Mid-centrury Chrome   Tubular Chair, 1970's
H 31.89 in W 23.23 in D 22.45 in
Mid-Century Brushed Tubular Steel Contoured Cantilever Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Set of four, mid-century, tubular, brushed steel, dining side chairs with cantilever bases and
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

French Mid Century Plastic String Chair with Tubular Steel Frame
By Philippe Starck, Woodard Furniture Co.
Located in New York, NY
Stylish mid century side chair having a tubular steel frame and plastic string wrap upholstered
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Mid-20th Century French Post-Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Steel

3 Patinated Mid-Century Modern Industrial Chic Tubular Steel Stacking Chairs
By Marcel Breuer, Wassily Kandinsky, Le Corbusier
Located in Grand Cayman, KY
3 structurally sound and heavily patinated Mid-Century Modern Industrial Chic Tubular Steel
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Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus Chairs

Materials

Steel

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Ludwig Mies van Der Rohe Beige Brno Tubular Chair
By Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Fabulous vintage Brno tubular chair in beige fabric. An icon of mid-century modern originally
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Vintage Children's Small Mid Century Tubular Metal Side Chairs - A Pair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Children's Small Mid Century Tubular Metal Side Chairs - A Pair. Item featured is a Small
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Metal

Vintage Brueton Mid-Century Modern Tubular Steel Cat Eye Chairs, a Pair
By Brueton
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Brueton Mid-Century Modern tubular steel cat eye chairs - a pair. Item features brushed
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Mid-Century Modern Tubular Chrome Cantilever Side Chair with Burlap Seat
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Mid-Century Modern tubular chrome cantilever side chair with burlap seat. Item features tubular
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Mid Century Retro Tubular vinyl 4 Stacking dining Chairs, 50s
Located in Leamington Spa, GB
Set of 4 very retro and unique dining chairs. Metal mid century tubular stacking chairs. Vinyl
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Mid-20th Century British Space Age Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

Arne Norell Leather and Chrome Tubular Safari Danish Mid-Century Modern Chair
By Arne Norell
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Rare Arne Norell Safari Chair. Tubular chrome and brown leather. Labeled.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Mid-centrury Chrome Tubular Chair Kovonax Z-303, 1970's
Located in Praha, CZ
- good original condition - made in Czechoslovakia 1970 - fabric suitable for exchange
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Cantilever Tubular Chairs by Kinetics
By Kinetics
Located in Chicago, IL
in chenille from Fishman’s. Tubular metal frames. Made in Canada.
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Vintage 1980s Canadian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chenille

Cantilever Tubular Chairs by Kinetics
Cantilever Tubular Chairs by Kinetics
H 29 in W 23 in D 24.5 in
Pair of Leather Tubular Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Chairs with original leather from the 1970's Seat height 16" Located in Brooklyn
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Mid-20th Century French Bauhaus Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of Leather Tubular Chairs
Pair of Leather Tubular Chairs
H 30 in W 23 in D 25 in
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
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Bauhaus Mid-Century Modern Tubular and Plywood Armchair, circa 1930
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Bauhaus chair by unknown designer, probably Gispen. Manufactured in Holland, circa 1930. In
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Vintage 1930s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Tubular Sling Chairs by John Mascheroni model 424
By John Mascheroni
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous pair of sling chairs by John Mascheroni. The fabric is original and in bad shape, torn so
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Milo Baughman Style Mid-Century Modern Tubular Chrome Dining Chairs, 1970's
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Beautiful set of four Mid-Century Modern chrome frame dining chairs featuring a sculptural tubular
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Modern Set of Tubular Steel Dining Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-century modern style dining chairs feature tubular steel and upholstered chairs with wooden
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

4 Vintage Italian Mid-Century Modern Tubular Chrome Cantilever Dining Armchairs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Set of 4 vintage Italian Mid-Century Modern tubular chrome cantilever dining armchairs. Item
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Italian mid-century modern Chairs in straw, black wood and tubular steel, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid-century modern Chairs in straw, black wood and tubular steel, 1970s Set of 4 chairs
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

Tubular Cantilever Chair, 1980s
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Since the kitchen/dining room table is the heart of the home, it’s only right to have chairs that
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Vintage 1980s Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

Tubular Cantilever Chair, 1980s
Tubular Cantilever Chair, 1980s
H 35 in W 20 in D 19.5 in
Italian Tubular Cantilever Lounge Chairs, 1960
Located in Chicago, IL
Italian tubular chrome and leather lounge chairs, 1960. Newly reupholstered in black leather.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Tubular modernist lounge chair Germany 1960s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Rare modernist tubular lounge chair by thus far unknown designer, Germany 1960s. This was purchase
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Tubular modernist lounge chair Germany 1960s
Tubular modernist lounge chair Germany 1960s
H 27.17 in W 23.63 in D 27.17 in
Bas Van Pelt Leather and Chrome Tubular Lounge Chair
By Bas Van Pelt
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1930's Bas Van Pelt Leather and Chrome Tubular Lounge Chair with Wood armrests and New Natural
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Vintage 1930s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Set of 4 Mid-Century Dining Chairs in Bent Tubular Steel and Wicker Cane, 1960s
Located in Zagreb, HR
Unique and amazing Mid-Century-Modern constructivist dining chairs, in bent chromed tubular steel
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Tubular leather lounge chair, Steiner, France 1970's
By Steiner, Kwok Hoi Chan, Pascal Mourgue
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Tubular lounge chair with canvas seating and black leather cushion by Steiner. The cushion has been
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Set of Four Tubular Chrome Chairs, Velvet and Ikat, 1970
Located in Rome, IT
Set of four chrome tubular chairs, circa 1970 chrome, velvet and ikat silk re-upholstered in
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Blue Lacquered Tubular Metal Rocking Chair - 1970s
Located in Brussels , BE
A great and comfortable rocking chair with a bright pop of color.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Metal

Set of 4 Mies van der Rohe for Knoll Tubular Black Leather Brno MCM Chairs
By Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
A set of 4 black leather tubular Brno chairs. A beautiful, classic set of chairs from legendary
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

Bauhaus Rationalist Tubular Chair in Wood and Metal, circa 1930
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Bauhaus chair by unknown designer, probably Gispen. Manufactured in Holland, circa 1930. In
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Vintage 1930s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of Italian Easy Chairs with a Black Tubular Steel Frame, New Upholstery
Located in Brussels, BE
Pair of Italian easy chairs with a black tubular steel frame, new upholstery.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Vintage Midcentury Knoll Tubular BRNO Chairs, a Pair
By Knoll
Located in west palm beach, FL
Iconic pair of MCM Knoll chairs. The tubular version of the coveted BRNO design. A cantilevered
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Mid-Century Lounge Chair by Directional
By Directional
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Funky bubble chair made by Directional. Tufted orange Naugahyde cushions on polished tubular frame
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Mid-Century Lounge Chair by Directional
Mid-Century Lounge Chair by Directional
H 33.75 in W 30.25 in D 37 in
1970s Set of Four Chrome and Leather Tubular Chairs, Czechoslovakia
Located in Praha, CZ
- Very good original condition with minor signs of use - Height of seat 45 cm.
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Mies Van der Rohe Mid Century Modern Black Leather MR Lounge Chair
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
design with tubular chrome steel, and padded black leather seats. This chair was originally designed by
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Set of 10 Mid-Century Modern Knoll Brno Tubular Chairs Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe
By Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous set of 10 Brno chairs by Knoll international. All 10 are labeled and in excellent vintage
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21st Century and Contemporary American International Style Dining Room C...

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Steel, Chrome

Pair of Tubular Metal Lounge Chairs from the Pace Collection
By Pace Collection
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Pair of tubular armchairs from Pace Collection featuring matte black finished metal frame with
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21st Century and Contemporary Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pr. Tubular Chrome and Woven Plastic Cantilevered Lounge Chairs
By Lloyd Loom
Located in New York, NY
Pair of cantilevered lounge chairs having tubular chrome frames and continuous plastic wicker style
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Italian Tubular Chair in Cognac Saddle Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Dining chair, saddle leather, chromed steel, Italy, 1970s This sturdy armchair is pure and clear
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Italian Tubular Chair in Cognac Saddle Leather
Italian Tubular Chair in Cognac Saddle Leather
H 33.47 in W 22.05 in D 23.63 in
Pair of Vintage Black Leather and Chrome Wassily Style Chairs Mid Century Modern
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
This pair of Black Leather and Chrome Wassily Style Chairs exude the timeless elegance of Mid
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Mid-20th Century Chairs

Materials

Leather

Jørgen Kastholm Pair of Tubular Lounge Chairs in Leather
By Jørgen Kastholm
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Jørgen Kastholm, pair of lounge chairs, metal and leather, Denmark, 1960s. This modern pair of
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Vintage 1960s Chrome and Vinyl Tubular Chairs, a Set
Located in Germantown, MD
Set of 3 Vintage 1960s Chrome and Vinyl Tubular Chairs. Good vintage condition. Chrome in very
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Vintage Yale Tubular Steel Metal Loveseat and Pair Lounge Arm Chair, 3pc Set
Located in Philadelphia, PA
American craftsmanship, great style and form. Circa Mid 20th Century. Measurements: (Chairs) 32" H x 20
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Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Set of Dutch Chairs with Tubular Frame
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Set of foldable chairs, chrome-plated metal and plywood, The Netherlands, circa. 1930 This set of
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Vintage 1930s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Set of Dutch Chairs with Tubular Frame
Set of Dutch Chairs with Tubular Frame
H 30.71 in W 20.08 in D 21.66 in
Pair Mid Century Cane Bentwood Cantilever Chairs White Cushions
Located in Baltimore, MD
An attractive stylish pair of mid century cane bentwood cantilever chairs, based on a design by
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Saarinen for Knoll Executive Arm Chairs in Navy Velvet, Chrome Tubular Legs
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Wilton, CT
Montage has been restoring Saarinen Executive chairs for years in every fabric one can imagine
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Mart Stam S33 Design Cantilever Tubular Steel and Faux Leather Chairs, 1970s
By Mart Stam, Fasem International
Located in Zagreb, HR
An absolute design classic among the cantilever chairs - the S33 cantilever chair designed by Mart
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Italian Upholstered Chairs with Tubular Metal, Italy, ca 1970s
Located in Utrecht, NL
Throughout the 20th century, Italian design managed to distinguish itself. The 1970s were a boom
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

French Mid-Century Modern Stackable Orange Plastic Chairs, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
French Mid-Century Modern stackable orange plastic chairs, 1970s Stackable orange plastic chairs
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Mid Century Yngve Ekström Swedese Lamino Easy Chair 1956
By Yngve Ekström, Swedese
Located in Baltimore, MD
Authentic rare Mid-Century Modern "Lamino" easy chair by Yngve Ekstrom Swedese Design made in
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Oak

1970s Tubular Chrome Yellow Dining Chair 36 Available
Located in Esperance, NY
1970s Tubular chrome yellow dining chair. We have 36 chairs available and each chair is 225.00. The
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Vintage 1970s Canadian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Richard Neutra Attribution, Lounge Chairs, Tubular Steel, Velvet, USA, 1940s
By Richard Neutra
Located in High Point, NC
A pair of tubular steel and beige velvet lounge chairs produced by J. A. Bozung and design
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Italian Mid-Century Modern Brown Leather and Steel Chairs, 1960s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid century modern brown leather and steel chairs, 1960s Pair of chairs with curved resin
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Set of Four Tubular Chairs by 't Spectrum
By Claire Bataille and Paul Ibens, 't Spectrum Bergeijk
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Claire Bataille and Paul Ibens for 't Spectrum, four 'SE18' dining chairs, chromed steel and
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Vintage 1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

Set of Four Tubular Chairs by 't Spectrum
Set of Four Tubular Chairs by 't Spectrum
H 29.14 in W 18.51 in D 24.41 in
American Designer, Lounge Chairs, Tubular Steel, Green Velvet, USA, 1930s
Located in High Point, NC
A pair of tubular steel and green velvet lounge chairs designed and produced in the United States
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Vintage 1930s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Byron Botker for Landes Customizable Lounge Chairs with Tubular Frames
Located in Waalwijk, NL
comfortable easy chair that features a curved, chromed tubular frame. The frame appears to be an ongoing
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Byron Botker for Landes Customizable Lounge Chairs with Tubular Frames
Located in Waalwijk, NL
comfortable easy chair that features a curved, orange tubular frame. The frame appears to be an ongoing curved
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome, Steel

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Mid Century Tubular Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic mid century tubular chair available at 1stDibs. A mid century tubular chair — often made from metal, chrome and fabric — can elevate any home. If you’re shopping for a mid century tubular chair, we have 243 options in-stock, while there are 3 modern editions to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the mid century tubular chair you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A mid century tubular chair, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Art Deco style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. You’ll likely find more than one mid century tubular chair that is appealing in its simplicity, but Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll and Gae Aulenti produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Mid Century Tubular Chair?

Prices for a mid century tubular chair can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $165 and can go as high as $16,500, while the average can fetch as much as $2,200.

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 Tubular Chair
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 19, 2021
    A mid-century chair is a piece of seating furniture that was designed at any point during the middle of the 20th century. Mid-century modern furniture 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. The mid-century period provided an excellent opportunity to experiment with both functional and decorative forms. Mid-century modern chairs were made with a variety of natural and synthetic materials, combining leather, wood, and cane with chrome, steel, and plastic. Shop a range of vintage mid-century chairs on 1stDibs today.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 5, 2023
    To tell if a chair is mid-century, look for labels and markings that indicate its maker. Then, use trusted online resources to determine when the company was active. A certified appraiser or experienced antiques dealer can be of assistance when dating chairs. Iconic mid-century modern furniture designers include Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Milo Baughman, Florence Knoll, Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi. Find a variety of mid-century modern chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 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.