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Japanese Old Modern Chair Mid-Century 1940s-1960s
Located in Sammu-shi, Chiba
This is an old modern chair made in Japan. The chair was manufactured between 1940s and 1960s. The
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Showa Chairs

Materials

Iron

School Desk Set from French Institute of Japan, Tokyo
Located in Edogawa-ku Tokyo, JP
Size : W 700, D 500, H 710 mm (Desk) W 410, D 465, H 785, SH 450 mm (Chair) Both items were
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Shigeru Uchida 'Z' Chair Mid Century Takeshi Nii
By Takeshi Nii
Located in Vancouver, BC
mid century myth. Completely foldable and with removable headrest. Built tough in canvas, polished
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Shigeru Uchida 'Z' Chair Mid Century Takeshi Nii
Shigeru Uchida 'Z' Chair Mid Century Takeshi Nii
H 33.86 in W 24.02 in D 29.93 in
Japanese Midcentury Maruni Pair of Lounge Chairs, 1955
By Maruni, Tendo Mokko
Located in Uccle, BE
shrines through to private dwellings and the tools that we use in our everyday lives, Japan is a nation
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Rope, Teak

Isamu Kenmochi for Tendo Mokko ‘Kashiwado’ Chair in Japanese Cedar
By Isamu Kenmochi, Tendo Mokko
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Isamu Kenmochi for Tendo Mokko, ‘Kashiwado’ chair, Japanese Cedar, Japan, 1961 Isamu Kenmochi
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Cedar

Rare Office/Side Chair Attributed to Toshiyuki Kita for Tendo, Japan, circa 1960
By Tendo Mokko, Toshiyuki Kita
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Rare desk  or side chair, attributed to Toshiyuki Kita, manufactured by Tendo Mokko in Japan, circa
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Plywood, Birch

NY Folding Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Takeshi Nii, Japan, c. 1950's
By Takeshi Nii
Located in Deland, FL
means ‘new’ in Danish – a gesture of homage to the mid-century Scandinavian aesthetic. The ‘Ny’ chair
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Vintage 1960s Japanese International Style Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Set of Two (2) Mid Century Modern Low Profile Lounge Chairs w/ Original Thrush
Located in Deland, FL
This set of two low profile lounge chairs are alluring, chic and most certainly eye-catching. A
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Oak

Mid-Century Teak Model 9513 Dining Chairs by Tom Robertson for McIntosh, 1970s.
By Tom Robertson, A.H. McIntosh Furniture
Located in GNIEZNO, 30
manufacturer McIntosh. The chairs have a minimalist Japanese-style frame with organic rounded edges. The set is
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Vintage 1970s British Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Teak

Japanese Foldable Rocking Chair by Takeshi Nii, 1950's
By Takeshi Nii
Located in Lisboa, PT
This folding modern rocking chair was designed by Takeshi Nii during the 1950s, in Japan. It has a
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Rare Mid-Century Modern Design rocking chair by Takeshi Nii 1960 Black leather
By Takeshi Nii
Located in Ijzendijke, NL
Introducing a stunning and iconic piece of mid-century modern furniture: this black leather rocking
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Motomi Kawakami 'Kisaragi' Model KJ201 Dining Chair in Japanese Cedar for Hida
By Motomi Kawakami, Hida
Located in Glendale, CA
Motomi Kawakami 'Kisaragi' model KJ201 dining chair in Japanese Cedar for Hida. For centuries
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21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Ch...

Materials

Wood, Cedar

Swedish Classic Chairs from the 60s Remodeled in the Intersection of Fashion
By JOC Möbler
Located in Los Angeles, CA
intersection of fashion.  4 Mid-Century Modern dining chairs from the Swedish traditional furniture
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wool, Velvet, Teak

Kawakami 'Kisaragi' Model KJ200 Chair in Japanese Cedar and Upholstery for Hida
By Motomi Kawakami, Hida
Located in Glendale, CA
Kawakami 'Kisaragi' model KJ200 chair in Japanese Cedar and upholstery for Hida. For centuries
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21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Ch...

Materials

Wood, Cedar, Upholstery

Mid Century Hill House 1 Chair, Designed by Charles Rennie Machintosh, Italy 80s
By Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Located in Lucija, SI
Gorgeous Hill House 1 Chair was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in the year 1902. This is
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Vintage 1920s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood, Ash

Pair of Teak Japan Chairs by Finn Juhl for France & Son
By Finn Juhl, France & Søn
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
These are beautiful, original Finn Juhl chairs from the early 1960's. Originally designed in the
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Set of 4 Brutalist Mid-Century Oak Dining Room Chairs, 70's
By Guillerme et Chambron
Located in Boven Leeuwen, NL
, looped appearance that is both aesthetic and comfortable. Bouclé was popular in mid-century designs and
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak, Fabric

Mid Century Danish Finn Juhl Model 138 Teak Lounge Chair For France & Son
By Finn Juhl
Located in Shepperton, Surrey
one of our own personal favourite chairs and we often think this design has a stronger Japanese
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Teak

Chairs 3221 by Jenzo Sakakura for Tendo Mokko, 1950s, set of 4
By Junzo Sakakura
Located in VILLEURBANNE, FR
Set of four chairs, model 3221, envisioned in the 1950s by the Japanese designer and architect
Category

Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Beech

N1 Chair, Unique Sculptured, Charred Furniture, from Salvaged Chair and Cork
By Gabor Gobi, Gobi Design
Located in Budapest, HU
(mid-century style dining chair) and cork. Creating new objects from reclaimed materials are the real
Category

2010s Hungarian Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood, Hardwood, Cork, Plywood, Reclaimed Wood

Set of 4 Chairs Model 3221 by Junzo Sakakura for Tendo Mokko 1953
By Junzo Sakakura, Tendo Mokko
Located in JASSANS-RIOTTIER, FR
Very rare model. Set of 4 chairs by Junzo Sakakura model 3221 edited by Tendo Mokko Model from
Category

Mid-20th Century Japanese Chairs

Materials

Beech

Original Carlo Scarpa Chair
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in MADRID, ES
Carlo Scarpa chair lacquered in red and upholstered with Hermès fabric. About the artist: Carlo
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Original Carlo Scarpa Chair
Original Carlo Scarpa Chair
H 25.6 in W 20.87 in D 19.3 in
Nando Chair Model N01
By Fritz Hansen, Nendo
Located in Berkeley, CA
Created by the merging of Danish and Japanese aesthetics and purity, N01 brings back nature and
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Oak

Nando Chair Model N01
Nando Chair Model N01
H 30.3 in W 24.4 in D 19.3 in
Nando Chair Model N02-30 Recycle
By Fritz Hansen, Nendo
Located in Berkeley, CA
N02 Recycle is a strong, stackable chair by Japanese studio nendo inspired by a simple crease of
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Oak

Nando Chair Model N02-30 Recycle
Nando Chair Model N02-30 Recycle
H 34.4 in W 24.6 in D 24.6 in
Nando Chair Model N02-20 Recycle
By Fritz Hansen, Nendo
Located in Berkeley, CA
N02 Recycle is a strong, stackable chair by Japanese studio nendo inspired by a simple crease of
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Oak

Nando Chair Model N02-20 Recycle
Nando Chair Model N02-20 Recycle
H 31.9 in W 21.2 in D 20.9 in
Nando Chair Model N02-31 Recycle
By Fritz Hansen, Nendo
Located in Berkeley, CA
N02 Recycle is a strong, stackable chair by Japanese studio nendo inspired by a simple crease of
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Oak

Nando Chair Model N02-31 Recycle
Nando Chair Model N02-31 Recycle
H 34.4 in W 24.6 in D 24.6 in
Nando Chair Model N02-10 Recycle
By Nendo, Fritz Hansen
Located in Berkeley, CA
N02 Recycle is a strong, stackable chair by Japanese studio nendo inspired by a simple crease of
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Oak

Nando Chair Model N02-10 Recycle
Nando Chair Model N02-10 Recycle
H 31.9 in W 21.2 in D 21.2 in
Nando Chair Model N02-11 Recycle
By Nendo, Fritz Hansen
Located in Berkeley, CA
N02 Recycle is a strong, stackable chair by Japanese studio nendo inspired by a simple crease of
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Oak

Nando Chair Model N02-11 Recycle
Nando Chair Model N02-11 Recycle
H 31.9 in W 24 in D 21.2 in
Les Arcs Chair by Charlotte Perriand
By Charlotte Perriand, DalVera
Located in Basel, BS
Original Les Arcs chair by Charlotte Perriand for the ski resort of the same name designed and
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Les Arcs Chair by Charlotte Perriand
Les Arcs Chair by Charlotte Perriand
H 34.65 in W 20.48 in D 23.23 in
Charlotte Perriand LC7 Chair by Cassina
By Charlotte Perriand, Cassina
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Charlotte Perriand's designs reveal overtones of the Japanese feeling for form, as shown by the 1953 chair
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Charlotte Perriand LC7 Chair by Cassina
Charlotte Perriand LC7 Chair by Cassina
H 28.35 in W 24.02 in D 21.66 in
Charlotte Perriand LC7 Leather Chair by Cassina
By Cassina, Charlotte Perriand
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Charlotte Perriand's designs reveal overtones of the Japanese feeling for form, as shown by the 1953 chair
Category

2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Charlotte Perriand LC7 Leather Chair by Cassina
Charlotte Perriand LC7 Leather Chair by Cassina
H 28.35 in W 24.02 in D 21.66 in
Andrianna Shamaris Wabi Sabi Chair or Side Table
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Minimalist chair or side table. Part of the Mid Century Couture Collection. Furniture constructed
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Vintage 1950s Indonesian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood, Teak, Reclaimed Wood

Teak Chairs 4110, Kai Kristiansen, Fritz Hansen, Denmark, 1961
By Kai Kristiansen
Located in La Tour-de-Peilz, CH
mid-century by embodying simplicity and elegance without the need to go overboard. Looking for the
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Teak

Charlotte Perriand Ombra Tokyo Oak Chair by Cassina
By Charlotte Perriand, Cassina
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
curved to evoke the Japanese origami tradition. This chair was first shown in 1953, its slim-line seat
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Andrianna Shamaris Sculptural Antique Teak Wood Arm Chair
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Unusual hand carved arms on this teak arm chair from Sumatra with a high polish. Circa 1950. Full
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Vintage 1950s Indonesian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood, Reclaimed Wood

Charlotte Perriand LC7 Black Leather Chair by Cassina
By Charlotte Perriand, Cassina
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Japanese feeling for form, as shown by the 1953 chair "Synthe'se des Arts." About the manufacturer: In a
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Girafa Chair by Lina Bo Bardi , 2024, Marcenaria Baraúna
By Lina Bo Bardi
Located in Edogawa-ku Tokyo, JP
chair" after the giraffe-like form and Africa, the first piece in this series named Girafa was a chair
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Antique 1880s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Charlotte Perriand Ombra Tokyo Oak Chair by Cassina
By Cassina, Charlotte Perriand
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
and curved to evoke the Japanese origami tradition. This chair was first shown in 1953, its slim-line
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Charlotte Perriand Outdoors Green LC7 Chair by Cassina
By Charlotte Perriand, Cassina
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Outdoors green LC7 chair designed by Charlotte Perriand in 1927. Relaunched in 1978. Manufactured
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Charlotte Perriand Outdoors Green LC7 Chair by Cassina
By Charlotte Perriand, Cassina
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Outdoors green LC7 chair designed by Charlotte Perriand in 1927. Relaunched in 1978. Manufactured
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Charlotte Perriand LC7 Outdoors Textured Black Chair by Cassina
By Charlotte Perriand, Cassina
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Charlotte Perriand's designs reveal overtones of the Japanese feeling for form, as shown by the 1953 chair
Category

2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Charlotte Perriand LC7 Outdoors Textured Brown Chair by Cassina
By Charlotte Perriand, Cassina
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Textured brown outdoors LC7 chair designed by Charlotte Perriand in 1927. Relaunched in 1978
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Charlotte Perriand LC7 Outdoors Textured Mud Chair by Cassina
By Charlotte Perriand, Cassina
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Japanese feeling for form, as shown by the 1953 chair "Synthe'se des Arts." About the manufacturer: In
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Emiel Veranneman Osaka Chair De Coene Belgium 1968
By Emiel Veranneman, De Coene Frères
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Exhibition 1970 in Osaka, Japan. With its round backrests the chair has a unique, and typical traditional
Category

Vintage 1970s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Charles Rennie Mackintosh 292 Hill House Chair by Cassina
By Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Cassina
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Chair designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1902. Relaunched in 1973. Manufactured by Cassina in
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Charles Rennie Mackintosh 292 Hill House Chair by Cassina
By Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Cassina
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Chair designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1902. Relaunched in 1973. Manufactured by Cassina in
Category

2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Charles Rennie Mackintosh 292 Hill House Chair by Cassina
By Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Cassina
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Chair designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1902. Relaunched in 1973. Manufactured by Cassina in
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Charles Rennie Mackintosh 292 Hill House Chair by Cassina
By Cassina, Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Chair designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1902. Relaunched in 1973. Manufactured by Cassina
Category

2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Charlotte Perriand Ombra Tokyo Oak Chair for Cassina, Italy, new
By Charlotte Perriand, Cassina
Located in Berlin, DE
Prices vary dependent on the material/color/model of the product. Chair designed by Charlotte
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Charlotte Perriand Ombra Tokyo Chair, Oak Stained Black by Cassina
By Charlotte Perriand, Cassina
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
curved to evoke the Japanese origami tradition. This chair was first shown in 1953, its slim-line seat
Category

2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

MCM Leather Dining Chairs Ostrich Italian French by La Tour Eiffel 1887
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Faux Ostrich Genuine Leather Dining Chairs by La Tour Eiffel 1887 A rare set of chairs made with the
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Vintage 1980s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

orange Kazuki chair by Kazuhide Takahama for Simon 60s, 70s
By Kazuhide Takahama, Simon Gavina Editions
Located in Padova, IT
glossy lacquer was applied; a timeless chair, composed of slightly rounded panels. Kazuhide Takahama
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Hunter High-Back Lounge Chairs by Torbjørn Afdal for Bruksbo #526
Located in Lewes, GB
furniture was also purchased by the Japanese emperor. On his older days, he designed chairs for the
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Mid-20th Century Chairs

Materials

Leather

Pair of beechwood chairs with straw seat in the style of Charlotte Perriand
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in PARIS, FR
Pair of beechwood chairs with straw seat in the style of Charlotte Perriand Charlotte Perriand
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Mid-20th Century French Chairs

Materials

Straw, Beech

Set of Three Charlotte Perriand Ombra Tokyo Chair, Oak Stained Black by Cassina
By Charlotte Perriand, Cassina
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
sheet of oak plywood, cut, folded and curved to evoke the Japanese origami tradition. This chair was
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Hill House chair in the style of Mackintosh for Cassina, 1980's
Located in Lisboa, PT
This chair was made in the style of the Hill House Chair, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Ash

Pierre Jeanneret 'Senat' Chair Designed for Chandigarh's High Court, 1959-60
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
can be be sure of the mid century authenticity and provenance of this example. The chair clearly needs
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Vintage 1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Teak, Upholstery

Sori Yanagi 'Collection' Dining Chair in White Oak for Hida
By Sori Yanagi, Hida
Located in Glendale, CA
Sori Yanagi 'Collection' Dining Chair in White Oak for Hida For centuries, famed Hida artisans in
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21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Ch...

Materials

Oak

Motomi Kawakami 'Seoto KD201' Dining Chair in Oak for Hida
By Motomi Kawakami, Hida
Located in Glendale, CA
Motomi Kawakami 'Seoto KD201' dining chair in oak for Hida. For centuries, famed Hida artisans in
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21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Ch...

Materials

Wood, Oak

Motomi Kawakami 'Seoto KD201' Dining Chair in Walnut for Hida
By Motomi Kawakami, Hida
Located in Glendale, CA
Motomi Kawakami 'Seoto KD201' dining chair in walnut for Hida. For centuries, famed Hida artisans
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21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Ch...

Materials

Wood, Walnut

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Midcentury Chairs From Japan For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the midcentury chairs from Japan you’re looking for. Each midcentury chairs from Japan for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, metal and fabric. There are 590 variations of the antique or vintage midcentury chairs from Japan you’re looking for, while we also have 78 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the midcentury chairs from Japan you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right midcentury chairs from Japan, those designed in mid-century modern, Art Deco and Scandinavian Modern styles are of considerable interest. Many designers have produced at least one well-made midcentury chairs from Japan over the years, but those crafted by Charlotte Perriand, Cassina and Steph Simon are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Midcentury Chairs From Japan?

Prices for a midcentury chairs from Japan start at $195 and top out at $350,000 with the average selling for $4,276.

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

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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.

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