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Mid Century Modern De Sede Orange Leather Loveseat Sofa
By De Sede
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
midcentury Modern De Sede Orange Leather Loveseat Sofa. It is as much a piece of modern art as it
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather

Danish Mid-Century Modern Loveseat Leather
Located in VANCOUVER, CA
Leather Danish modern loveseat, circa 1960s. Leather is soft and supple while also being durable to
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather

Pair of Mid-Century Baxter Furniture Leather Loveseats
By Baxter Furniture
Located in High Point, NC
Not one, but two Baxter Furniture loveseats in worn Cognac leather. These are comfortable vintage
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather

Mid-Century Modern De Sede Leather Loveseat
By De Sede
Located in San Francisco, CA
Classic De Sede loveseat, great size for many rooms. Great condition, nice patina on original
Category

Vintage 1970s Swiss Loveseats

Materials

Leather

Vintage Leather Loveseat
Located in Brooklyn, NY
through a stylish Mid-Century Modern design. Please confirm item location with seller (NY/NJ).
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather, Wood

  • Vintage Leather Loveseat
  • Vintage Leather Loveseat
  • Vintage Leather Loveseat
  • Vintage Leather Loveseat
H 31 in. W 50 in. D 32 in.
Danish Mid-Century Modern Button Tufted Leather Loveseat
Located in VANCOUVER, CA
Leather Danish modern loveseat, circa 1960's. Soft and supple original brown leather with button
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather

Vintage Red Leather Loveseat
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Comfortable and vibrant, this vintage loveseat is upholstered in leather making it durable and easy
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather

  • Vintage Red Leather Loveseat
  • Vintage Red Leather Loveseat
  • Vintage Red Leather Loveseat
  • Vintage Red Leather Loveseat
H 30.5 in. W 53 in. D 33 in.
Chrome and Leather Loveseat
Located in Brooklyn, NY
With a combination of vivid orange leather and a chrome frame, this loveseat features a comfortable
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Chrome

  • Chrome and Leather Loveseat
  • Chrome and Leather Loveseat
  • Chrome and Leather Loveseat
  • Chrome and Leather Loveseat
H 30.5 in. W 60 in. D 31 in.
Borge Mogenson Tan Leather Loveseat Sofa Danish Mid-Century Modern
By Børge Mogensen, Kaare Klint
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Danish Mid-Century Modern love seat sofa by Borge Mogensen.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather

Chic Mid-Century Modern Green Leather Sofa / Loveseat by De Sede
By De Sede
Located in Grand Cayman, KY
Chic and playful Mid-Century Modern loveseat / sofa made in Switzerland by master leather ateliers
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather

Stendig Mid-Century Modern Leather and Steel Frame Loveseat
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Nice mid-century modern love seat by Stendig.
Category

20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Niels Bendtsen for Niels Eilersen Mid Century Lotus Leather Loveseat and Ottoman
By Niels Eilersen
Located in Countryside, IL
Niels Bendtsen for Niels Eilersen Mid Century Lotus leather loveseat and ottoman. This loveseat
Category

Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather, Wood

Vintage Art Deco Leather Loveseat
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage art deco leather loveseat manufactured in the united states, circa 1970s. This beautiful
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Faux Leather

  • Vintage Art Deco Leather Loveseat
  • Vintage Art Deco Leather Loveseat
  • Vintage Art Deco Leather Loveseat
  • Vintage Art Deco Leather Loveseat
H 32.25 in. W 48.25 in. D 34.5 in.
Mid-Century Modern Cube Loveseat Sofa in off White Nubby Linen
By Milo Baughman, Knoll
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid-Century Modern cube low loveseat sofa in off white nubby linen Upholstery with brown leather
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather, Linen

Ekornes Midcentury Danish Teak Leather Loveseat
By Ekornes Stressless
Located in Countryside, IL
Ekornes midcentury Danish teak leather loveseat This loveseat measures: 60 wide x 33 deep x 34
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Vintage 1970s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather, Upholstery, Teak

Sensational Roger Sprunger Thick Chrome Tube Loveseat Settee Mid-century Modern
By Roger Sprunger
Located in Pemberton, NJ
of American mid-century design being a resident designer at Dunbar for over 25 years. This settee is
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Chrome

Vintage Leather De Sede DS-18 Loveseat
By De Sede
Located in San Antonio, TX
Beautiful vintage loveseat, De Sede DS-18 in black leather, circa 1980s. This De Sede loveseat has
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Vintage 1980s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather

  • Vintage Leather De Sede DS-18 Loveseat
  • Vintage Leather De Sede DS-18 Loveseat
  • Vintage Leather De Sede DS-18 Loveseat
  • Vintage Leather De Sede DS-18 Loveseat
H 29 in. W 62 in. D 35 in.
De Sede DS 66 Cream Leather Loveseat
By De Sede
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Lovely cream leather De Sede DS 66 loveseat with espresso accent piping. Soft and comfortable
Category

Vintage 1970s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather

  • De Sede DS 66 Cream Leather Loveseat
  • De Sede DS 66 Cream Leather Loveseat
  • De Sede DS 66 Cream Leather Loveseat
  • De Sede DS 66 Cream Leather Loveseat
H 31 in. W 60 in. D 36 in.
Danish Loveseat in Black Leather by Skovby
By Skovby Møbelfabrik A/S 1
Located in Berkeley, CA
Origin: Denmark Designer: Unknown Manufacturer: Skovby Era: 1970s Materials: Leather
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather

  • Danish Loveseat in Black Leather by Skovby
  • Danish Loveseat in Black Leather by Skovby
  • Danish Loveseat in Black Leather by Skovby
  • Danish Loveseat in Black Leather by Skovby
H 31.5 in. W 55.5 in. D 35.5 in.
Saporiti Impressive Postmodern Loveseat by Giovanni Offredi Mid Century
By Saporiti
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This Saporiti loveseat in it's original fabric is meticulously constructed of stainless steel, burl
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Late 20th Century European Post-Modern Loveseats

Materials

Stainless Steel

Fredrik Kayser Loveseat in Leather and Teak
By Fredrik A. Kayser, Vatne Møbler
Located in Brooklyn, NY
maintaining two separate seats. The amber-tan leather and foam are new. Arm height: 20.1" Seat height (at
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Vintage 1960s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Brass

  • Fredrik Kayser Loveseat in Leather and Teak
  • Fredrik Kayser Loveseat in Leather and Teak
  • Fredrik Kayser Loveseat in Leather and Teak
  • Fredrik Kayser Loveseat in Leather and Teak
H 29.25 in. W 51.5 in. D 26 in.
Sven Ellekær Loveseat in Dark Brown Leather #2
By Sven Ellekaer , Coja Culemborg
Located in Berkeley, CA
Origin: Sweden Designer: Sven Ellekær Manufacturer: Coja Era: 1960s Materials: Leather, beech
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather, Beech

Illona Loveseat in Patinated Green Leather by Are Norell
By Norell Möbel AB, Arne Norell
Located in Berkeley, CA
, leather Measurements: 58.75? wide x 31.5? deep Condition: In excellent original condition with some
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather, Beech

De Sede Ds 2011 Loveseat in Grey Leather
By De Sede
Located in Basel, BS
, and this one is in great shape. Shows well with other post modern and mid century design
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Vintage 1980s Swiss Post-Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather

'Ilona' Safari Style Leather Sling Loveseat by Arne Norell, circa 1970
By Norell Möbel AB, Arne Norell
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This beautiful Arne Norell 'Ilona' loveseat features thick saddle leather slings with straps and
Category

Vintage 1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Wood

Rattan Loveseat with Custom Brazilian Cowhide and Leather Cushions
Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
. Ultra cool. Details: Manufacturer Unknown Date: Mid 20th century Dimensions: 60 W x 30 D x
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Cowhide, Wicker, Rattan

'Negresco' Post-Modern Adjustable Leather Loveseat by Bernard Massot, Signed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This beautiful red leather Post-Modern loveseat sofa designed by Bernard Massot and produced by
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Vintage 1980s French Post-Modern Loveseats

Materials

Chrome

Original Cognac Leather Solid Teak Danish Loveseat Sofa by A. Mikael Laursen
By A. Mikael Laursen, Illum Wikkelsø, Percival Lafer
Located in Chattanooga, TN
this leather has lasted for nearly half a century and still looks amazing. We're confident it can do
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather, Teak

Vintage Modern Cartwright Loveseat Pair
By Cartwright Llc
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A pair stunning Le Corbusier LC2 style vintage loveseat/settee. The LC2 is a truly classic and
Category

Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Chrome

  • Vintage Modern Cartwright Loveseat Pair
  • Vintage Modern Cartwright Loveseat Pair
  • Vintage Modern Cartwright Loveseat Pair
  • Vintage Modern Cartwright Loveseat Pair
H 48.5 in. W 55 in. D 30 in.
Mid-Century Modern Beautiful Leather 2 Seat Sofa, circa 1970
By Milo Baughman
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid-Century Modern beautiful cozy two tone custom 1970s leather 2 seat sofa. Shades of mustard
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather, Birch

'Bounty' Leather Loveseat by L. Davanzati for The Pace Collection, 1980s
By Elam, Lorenzo Forges Davanzati, Pace Collection
Located in Los Angeles, CA
mood or to better suit a view. The back is finished with tufted leather making this loveseat look
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather, Lacquer

1988 Loveseat White Leather by Walter Leeman Memphis Style, Sormani, Italy
By Sormani, Walter Leeman
Located in Arosio, IT
hole in a hidden part underneath the seat. Leather condition is perfect in color and shape. A
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Metal

Tito Agnoli for Matteo Grassi Loveseat and Chair in Dark Cognac Leather, Italy
By Tito Agnoli, Matteo Grassi
Located in Berlin, DE
Tito Agnoli for Matteo Grassi loveseat and chair in dark cognac leather, Italy Leather Armchair
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather

Mid-Century Sofa in Beige Leather by Stasis Salotti
Located in Milano, IT
upholstered in a beautiful and very soft beige leather. The cushions are 3 on the seat and match those on the
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather, Wood

  • Mid-Century Sofa in Beige Leather by Stasis Salotti
  • Mid-Century Sofa in Beige Leather by Stasis Salotti
  • Mid-Century Sofa in Beige Leather by Stasis Salotti
  • Mid-Century Sofa in Beige Leather by Stasis Salotti
H 33.47 in. W 81.11 in. D 41.34 in.
Percival Lafer Style Brutalist Bamboo Loveseat
By Percival Lafer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Percival Lafer style brutalist bamboo loveseat with cognac leather cushions. In original condition
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Vintage 1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather, Bamboo

Fritz Hansen Loveseat by Poul Kjaerholm PK31-2
By Fritz Hansen, Poul Kjærholm
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Danish loveseat by Poul Kjærholm for Fritz Hansen. Beautiful mid-century design in a strong metal
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather

  • Fritz Hansen Loveseat by Poul Kjaerholm PK31-2
  • Fritz Hansen Loveseat by Poul Kjaerholm PK31-2
  • Fritz Hansen Loveseat by Poul Kjaerholm PK31-2
  • Fritz Hansen Loveseat by Poul Kjaerholm PK31-2
H 27.75 in. W 54.25 in. D 26.25 in.
Mid Century Moveis Corazza Brazilian Leather and Wood Sofa and Stool
Located in Asheville, NC
Vintage Brazilian leather and wood two seater marked by Moveis Corazza . Cognac leather, foam
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather, Wood, Rosewood

Two-Piece Midcentury Italian Cappuccino Color Loveseat
By Carlo De Carli
Located in New York, NY
Two-piece sleek midcentury light cappuccino color faux leather loveseats with elegant shaped
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Brass

Mid Century Danish Modern Beautiful Brown Leather 2 Seat Sofa wood Legs
By Stouby Polster Møbelfabrik, Børge Mogensen
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid century Danish modern Brown leather 2 seat sofa Wood legs. Style of Børge Mogensen. Brown
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather, Birch

Mid Century Danish Modern Beautiful Black Leather 2 Seat Sofa Birch Legs
By Stouby Polster Møbelfabrik, Børge Mogensen
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid century Danish modern beautiful Black leather 2 seat sofa birch legs. Style of Børge Mogensen
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather, Birch

Knut Saeter for Vatner Mobler Mid-Century Norwegian Black Leather and Rosewood
Located in New York, NY
Mid-century Norwegian 3-seat sofa with rosewood frame and arms and black leather upholstery
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20th Century Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather, Upholstery, Wood, Rosewood

1970s Space Age Baseball Glove Curved Sofa Loveseat
By Airborne International, Michel Cadestin
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
straps. Ulphostered a vintage baseball glove faux leather. Extra light weight sofa but strong and sturdy
Category

Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Faux Leather, Wood

De Sede DS 47 2 Seat Sofa or Loveseat
By De Sede
Located in San Angelo, TX
This is the stunning and iconic Mid-Century Modern Swiss extendable De Sede DS 47 buffalo leather 2
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Vintage 1970s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather

  • De Sede DS 47 2 Seat Sofa or Loveseat
  • De Sede DS 47 2 Seat Sofa or Loveseat
  • De Sede DS 47 2 Seat Sofa or Loveseat
  • De Sede DS 47 2 Seat Sofa or Loveseat
H 28 in. W 54 in. D 22 in.
Mid-Century Danish Modern Beautiful Dark Blue Leather 2 Seat Sofa Birch Legs
By Stouby Polster Møbelfabrik, Børge Mogensen
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Midcentury Danish modern beautiful dark navy blue leather 2 seat sofa birch legs. Style of Børge
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather, Birch

Modern Loveseat Attributed to Thayer Coggin
Located in East Hampton, NY
leather straps which create a sling supporting the pillows on the seats and backs.... very comfortable.
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Mid-20th Century Loveseats

Loveseat. Børge Mogensen, Two-Pers, Coupe Sofa Model 2192
By Børge Mogensen
Located in Hudson, NY
Børge Mogensen sofa.
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather

Loveseat in Solid Fruitwood & Leather by Angel Pazmino, Ecuador, c. 1960's
Located in Deland, FL
As rare as it is aesthetically captivating this stunningly unique mid century modern two-seater
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Vintage 1960s Ecuadorean International Style Loveseats

Materials

Fruitwood

Mid-Century Modern Black Faux Leather Love Seat Sofa by Taylor Chair Co. Style D
By Edward Wormley, Harvey Probber, Taylor Chair co., Dunbar Furniture
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome Mid-Century Modern love seat length sofa in black vinyl faux leather upholstery and walnut
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Faux Leather, Walnut

Midcentury Italian Loveseat in the Style of Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning vintage modern sofa boasts a sculpted oak frame with curved armrests and angled legs. A sleek and comfortable design covered in green vinyl. This wonderful Paolo Buffa ...
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Faux Leather, Oak

Loveseat by Hein Salomonson for AP Polak, Netherlands, circa 1950
By Hein Salomonson
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Stunning loveseat designed by Hein Salomonson, manufactured by AP Polak, Netherlands circa 1950
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Loveseat Sofa by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates, circa 1960s
By Craft Associates, Adrian Pearsall
Located in Los Angeles, CA
loveseat would work great in a Mid-Century Modern, Scandanavian Modern or Danish Modern home or penthouse
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Fabric, Wood

'Wave' Suede Loveseat by Giovanni Offredi for Saporiti Italia, c. 1978, Signed
By Fratelli Saporiti, Giovanni Offredi, Saporiti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
its current suede for a casual, laid-back vibe. This eye catching leather 'Wave' loveseat sofa by
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Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Steel

Italian Midcentury Leather Sofa
Located in Chicago, IL
A lovely Italian midcentury sofa in a cool green color, originally from the Milan airport. Four
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Loveseats

Materials

Leather

  • Italian Midcentury Leather Sofa
  • Italian Midcentury Leather Sofa
  • Italian Midcentury Leather Sofa
  • Italian Midcentury Leather Sofa
H 30 in. W 61 in. D 35 in.
Midcentury Palmwood & Leather Sofa by Pacific Green
By Pacific Green
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Midcentury palmwood and leather sofa/loveseat design by Pacific Green. This beautiful piece can be
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather, Palmwood

English Rolled Arm Button Tufted Leather Love Seat Sofa
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
English-made vintage rolled-arm button-tufted ox blood leather loveseat or sofa.
Category

Mid-20th Century English Victorian Loveseats

Materials

Leather

Lennart Bender "Corona" Leather Couch Sweden 1960
By Lennart Bender
Located in Surrey, BC
Swedish Mid-Century Modern rare sofa by Lennart Bender for Ulferts, Denmark , model Corona
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather, Teak

Luciano Frigerio Cognac Leather Sofa, Italy, 1970s
By Luciano Frigerio
Located in Almelo, NL
Luciano Frigerio cognac leather sofa, Italy, 1970s Luciano Frigerio created this sofa in Italy
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather, Wood

  • Luciano Frigerio Cognac Leather Sofa, Italy, 1970s
  • Luciano Frigerio Cognac Leather Sofa, Italy, 1970s
  • Luciano Frigerio Cognac Leather Sofa, Italy, 1970s
  • Luciano Frigerio Cognac Leather Sofa, Italy, 1970s
H 30.32 in. W 60.63 in. D 33.86 in.
MCM Leather Lounge Chair by KOINOR Germany
By Koinor
Located in Lake Worth, FL
. Offering One Of Our Recent Palm Beach Estate Fine Furniture Acquisitions Of A MCM Aniline Leather Black
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather

Saddle Leather Settee Love Seat by Soft Line of Italy
Located in Lake Worth, FL
very durable saddle leather settee/loveseat. Approximate Measurements in Inches 35" high at
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather

De Sede DS15 Rare Modular Buffalo Hide Leather Sofa
By De Sede
Located in San Angelo, TX
What a stunning and rare De Sede, 'DS-15' modular sofa in patinated buffalo hide leather! This high
Category

Vintage 1970s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather

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Midcentury Leather Loveseat For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal midcentury leather loveseat for your home. Each midcentury leather loveseat for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using animal skin, leather and wood. There are many kinds of the midcentury leather loveseat you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. Each midcentury leather loveseat bearing Mid-Century Modern or Scandinavian Modern hallmarks is very popular. A well-made midcentury leather loveseat has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Bruksbo, Ekorness and Grandt Møbler are consistently popular.

How Much is a Midcentury Leather Loveseat?

Prices for a midcentury leather loveseat start at $900 and top out at $12,710 with the average selling for $2,800.

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 antique, new and vintage seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.