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Andrianna Shamaris Triple Burnt Teak Wood Minimal Chair
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Minimalist chair hand carved from reclaimed teak wood. Burnt, sanded and sealed with a smooth finish. 15-17" wide x 17" deep x 36" total height x 18" seat height. The Triple Burnt c...
Category

2010s Organic Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood, Teak, Reclaimed Wood

Primitive Rustic Minimal Chair Stool, Asia, 19th Century
Located in Saarbruecken, DE
An antique Asian rustic low chair from the 19th century, most likely from burma. carved seat back with handwoven seat presenting a lovely weathered appearance. still in a stabile ...
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Antique 1850s Burmese Primitive Chairs

Materials

Wood

Massive Brass Gold Leather Minimal Chairs Gastone Rinaldi for RIMA, 1970s brown
By Gastone Rinaldi
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Massive Brass Gold Leather Minimal Chairs Gastone Rinaldi for RIMA, 1970s brown
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

Minimal, Contemporary Wood Tombstone Chair by Fort Standard
By Fort Standard
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This minimal chair is made of three intersecting planes with the backrest resembling a traditional tombstone shape. Available in a variety of wood. Shown in walnut, white oak and a...
Category

2010s American Chairs

Materials

Ash, Maple, Oak, Walnut

Minimal Organic Chair in Solid Wood, Upholstered Seating
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Collana chairs and armchairs collection. A collection developed to create items that explore the union between aesthetics, ergonomics and comfort, balancing this three fields to ...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Textile, Upholstery, Fiberglass, Hardwood

Minimal Organic Chair in Solid Wood, Upholstered Seating
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Collana chairs and armchairs collection. A collection developed to create items that explore the union between aesthetics, ergonomics and comfort, balancing this three fields to ...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Textile, Upholstery, Fiberglass, Hardwood

Contemporary Minimal Geometric Walnut Side Chair by Campagna
By Campagna
Located in Portland, OR
Sit - Chair by Campagna, shown walnut. The intersection of three planes - circle, rectangle and irregular quadrilateral. A minimal occasional chair with rigid geometry and humani...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood, Walnut

Rare Minimal Wrought Iron Lounge Chair
Located in Maastricht, NL
A beautiful chair with a white coated wrought iron frame, wooden arm rest and a wonderful large seat. The back cushion is hung from the wooden top, so it stays in place and leaves...
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Vintage 1950s American Minimalist Side Chairs

Materials

Wrought Iron

HERVE CHAIR - Minimal Modern Chair with a Wood Frame and Metal Ferrules.
Located in Laguna Niguel, CA
The Herve Chair is a minimal modern side or dining chair featuring a wood frame and metal ferrules. Fully custom and made to order in California. As shown in Snake Vinyl $4,080.00....
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2010s American Modern Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Minimal style, solid wood chair, textiles or leather seatings
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
The wing chair solid wood collection, flexibility, modern aesthetics, comfort and softness are the keywords for this collection. The concept is inspired by the B-52 plane design, thi...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Textile, Hardwood

Minimal Style, Solid Wood Chair, Leather Seating, Solid Backboard
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
The wing chair solid wood collection, flexibility, modern aesthetics, comfort and softness are the keywords for this collection. The concept is inspired by the B-52 plane design, thi...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Textile, Hardwood

Minimal Style, Solid Wood Chair, Leather Seating, Caning Backboard
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
The Wing chair solid wood collection, flexibility, modern aesthetics, comfort and softness are the keywords for this collection. The concept is inspired by the B-52 plane design, thi...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood, Hardwood, Cane, Leather

Mid-Century Modern Chair, Minimal Rustic Primitive Style, 1960s
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
We have a total of 5 chairs. 2 are slightly different, probably from a different oak board. But all had been bought together. They are very heavy, about 25kg per chair.
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Vintage 1960s French French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Oak

Mid-Century Modern Chair, Minimal Rustic Primitive Style, 1960s
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
We have a total of 5 chairs. 2 are slightly different, probably from a different oak board. But all had been bought together. They are very heavy, about 25kg per chair.
Category

Vintage 1960s French French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Oak

Mid-Century Modern Chair, Minimal Rustic Primitive Style, 1960s
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
We have a total of 5 chairs. 2 are slightly different, probably from a different oak board. But all had been bought together. They are very heavy, about 25kg per chair.
Category

Vintage 1960s French French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Oak

Minimal Style, Solid Wood Chair, Leather Seating, Upholstered Backboard
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
The wing chair solid wood collection, flexibility, modern aesthetics, comfort and softness are the keywords for this collection. The concept is inspired by the B-52 plane design, thi...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Leather, Textile, Hardwood

Mid-Century Modern Chair, Minimal Rustic Primitive Style, 1960s
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
We have a total of 5 chairs. 2 are slightly different, probably from a different oak board. But all had been bought together. They are very heavy, about 25kg per chair.
Category

Vintage 1960s French French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Oak

Mid-Century Modern Chair, Minimal Rustic Primitive Style, 1960s
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
We have a total of 5 chairs. 2 are slightly different, probably from a different oak board. But all had been bought together. They are very heavy, about 25kg per chair.
Category

Vintage 1960s French French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Oak

Contemporary Geometric Minimal White Oak Side Chair by Campagna
By Campagna
Located in Portland, OR
Sit - chair by Campagna shown in white oak. The intersection of three planes - circle, rectangle and irregular quadrilateral. A minimal occasional chair with rigid geometry and h...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood, Oak

Minimal Style, Solid Wood Chair, Special Textile Seating, Caning Backboard
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
The Wing chair solid wood collection, flexibility, modern aesthetics, comfort and softness are the keywords for this collection. The concept is inspired by the B-52 plane design, thi...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood, Hardwood, Cane

Contemporary Indoor/Outdoor Crystallized Chair in Recycled Metal, Minimal Style
By NEA Studio
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The facets of the crystallized chair catch and reflect the changing daylight like a crystal. The intent of this indoor/outdoor recycled metal dining set is to resemble origami, which...
Category

2010s American Minimalist Chairs

Materials

Steel

Dr. Glob Philippe Starck Chair Kartell Postmodern Minimal in Stock
By Kartell, Philippe Starck
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Dr. Glob designed by Philippe Starck for Kartell.  
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Midcentury Pair of Chairs Stools Minimal Rustic Primitive Style Perriand
By Les Arcs, Charlotte Perriand
Located in Saarbruecken, DE
Midcentury pair of chairs or stools, in the style of designs from Charlotte Perriand for the manufacturer Les Arcs, France 1960s. Seats with carpets. Very good vintage condition. Sol...
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Vintage 1960s French French Provincial Chairs

Materials

Wood

Elegant Mid-Century Italian Design Chair, Minimal and Chic Design
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Elegant Mid-Century Italian design chair, minimal and chic design, grey cotton fabric.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Cotton, Mahogany

Wendy Wright Philippe Starck Chair or Postmodern Minimal in Stock
By Philippe Starck, Disform
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Wendy Wright chair designed by Philippe Starck for Dis form Collectable piece of 1980s Starck works. Color is light gray. Designed in 1986.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Wendy Wright Philippe Starck Chair 2 or Postmodern Minimal in Stock
By Disform, Philippe Starck
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Wendy Wright chair designed by Philippe Starck for Disform Collectable piece of 1980s Starck works. Color is dark gray. Designed in 1986.
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Minimal style, solid wood chair, textiles or leather seatings, caning backboard
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
The Wing chair solid wood collection, flexibility, modern aesthetics, comfort and softness are the keywords for this collection. The concept is inspired by the B-52 plane design, thi...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Textile, Cane, Wood, Hardwood

Minimal Style, Solid Wood Chair, Textile Seating, Solid Backboard, with Arms
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
The Wing chair solid wood collection, flexibility, modern aesthetics, comfort and softness are the keywords for this collection. The concept is inspired by the B-52 plane design, thi...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood, Hardwood, Cane, Textile, Upholstery

Pair of Minimal Designed Side Chairs, France, 1950s
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Den Haag, NL
Pair of Minimal designed side chairs, France, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Metal

  • Pair of Minimal Designed Side Chairs, France, 1950s
  • Pair of Minimal Designed Side Chairs, France, 1950s
  • Pair of Minimal Designed Side Chairs, France, 1950s
  • Pair of Minimal Designed Side Chairs, France, 1950s
H 29.53 in. W 25.99 in. D 22.84 in.
Mid-Century Modern Style Solid Minimal Wood Chair Upholstered in Textile
By Jorge Elizondo
Located in Atizapan, MX
Timeless design and minimalism, soft colors and effortless lines. The Zort dining chair will always be there to hold your back with soft cushioning. Upholstery available in various c...
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2010s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Minimal Style, Solid Wood Chair, Leather or Textile Seating, Caning Backboard
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
The wing chair solid wood collection, flexibility, modern aesthetics, comfort and softness are the keywords for this collection. The concept is inspired by the B-52 plane design, thi...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Textile, Cane, Hardwood, Leather

Minimal, Contemporary Wood Tombstone Side Chair by Fort Standard, in Stock
By Fort Standard
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This minimal side chair is made of three intersecting planes with the backrest resembling a traditional tombstone shape. Available in a variety of wood. Shown in walnut, white oak ...
Category

2010s American Chairs

Materials

Maple, Oak, Walnut, Ash

Minimal Style, Solid Wood Chair, Textile Seating, Caning Backboard, with Arms
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
The Wing chair solid wood collection, flexibility, modern aesthetics, comfort and softness are the keywords for this collection. The concept is inspired by the B-52 plane design, thi...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Cane, Upholstery, Textile, Wood, Hardwood

Minimal Style, Solid Wood Chair, Leather or Textile Seating, Caning Backboard
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
The wing chair solid wood collection, flexibility, modern aesthetics, comfort and softness are the keywords for this collection. The concept is inspired by the B-52 plane design, thi...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Textile, Cane, Hardwood

Minimal Style, Solid Wood Chair, Leather or Textile Seating, Caning Backboard
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
The wing chair solid wood collection, flexibility, modern aesthetics, comfort and softness are the keywords for this collection. The concept is inspired by the B-52 plane design, thi...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Textile, Cane, Hardwood

Mid-Century Modern Style Solid Minimal Wood Chair Upholstered in Textile
By Jorge Elizondo
Located in Atizapan, MX
Bringing classic style and a minimalist design to your home. Naya dining chair pair well with almost any setting. These lightweight chair is constructed of solid wood, feature a high...
Category

2010s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood, Paint

Contemporary Minimal Geometric White Oak Side Chair by Campagna, in Stock
By Campagna
Located in Portland, OR
Sit - Chair by Campagna in white oak - in stock. The intersection of three planes - circle, rectangle and irregular quadrilateral. A minimal occasional chair with rigid geometry ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood, Oak

Mid-Century Modern Style Solid Minimal Wood Chair with Woven Cane Backboard
By Jorge Elizondo
Located in Atizapan, MX
Take a seat in our Dumick chair. A large round back with woven cane will let your back rest. Long legs and a comfortable seat will give you comfort while enjoying a pleasant conversa...
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2010s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Textile, Cane, Wood

Minimal and Modern Style Chair with Arms, Metal with Nautical Rope Pattern
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
The flap 2.0 outdoor collection design is based on the flaps part of aircrafts, this element is possible to be seen in the arms curvature and the geometry of the metal structure. Com...
Category

2010s Brazilian Minimalist Chairs

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Modern Style Solid Minimal Wood Chair with Woven Cane Backboard
By Jorge Elizondo
Located in Atizapan, MX
The boytes cane dining chair lends classy-casual character to the dining experience. Boytes Minimalist beech wood frame is stylishly juxtaposed with natural woven cane for striking u...
Category

2010s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Cane, Wood

Pair of 19th Century Primitive Rustic Minimal Carved Wood Board Chairs
Located in Saarbruecken, DE
Pair of 19th century Austrian black forest carved wood board chair, circa 1880. Black paint patinated.         
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Antique 1880s Austrian Primitive Chairs

Materials

Wood

Black Leather Minimal Monopod Chair by Jasper Morrison for Vitra, 2008
By Jasper Morrison, Vitra
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Black leather minimal monopod chair by Jasper Morrison for Vitra, 2008. The compact Monopod chair by Jasper Morrison adds a sculptural dimension. Despite the apparent simplicity of i...
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Organic Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Wim Rietvel "Oase" Lounge Chair for Ahrend De Cirkel, Dutch Minimalism, 1960s
By Wim Rietveld, Ahrend de Cirkel
Located in The Hague, NL
This lounge chair called "Oase" is designed by Wim Rietveld for Ahrend de Cirkel, Netherlands, circa 1950s. The chair features an enameled metal base, Bakelite armrests and dark blu...
Category

Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Minimal Dining Chairs by Renato Venturi for MiM Roma, Italy, 1950s
By Renato Venturi, MIM Roma
Located in London, GB
A rare set of Minimalist dining chairs by Renato Venturi for MiM Roma, Italy, 1950s. Good structural condition, minor signs of use and wear relative to age on the wood frames. Newly ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

Minimal Dining Chairs by Renato Venturi for MiM Roma, Italy, 1950s
By Renato Venturi, MIM Roma
Located in London, GB
A superb rare set of six Minimalist dining chairs by Renato Venturi for MiM Roma, Italy, 1950s. Good structural condition, minor signs of use and wear relative to age. The loose seat...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

Minimal Style, Solid Wood Stool, Textiles or Leather Seatings, Caning Backboard
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
The Wing chair solid wood collection, flexibility, modern aesthetics, comfort and softness are the keywords for this collection. The concept is inspired by the B-52 plane design, thi...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Cane, Wood, Hardwood, Textile

Minimal Style, Bar Stool in Solid Wood, Textiles or Leather Seatings
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
The Wing chair solid wood collection, flexibility, modern aesthetics, comfort and softness are the keywords for this collection. The concept is inspired by the B-52 plane design, thi...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Textile, Cane, Wood, Hardwood

Charred Sou Sugi Ban Ash "Brass Chair" Hand-Shaped Solid Wood Minimal Armchair
By Stefan Rurak
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This chair evokes a feeling of solidity, weight and forward movement. Notable features are the "negative back" where the backrest appears to float. Ergonomically-friendly features in...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Minimalist Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

Minimal Style, Solid Wood Stool, Bar or Counter Hight, Caning and Leather
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
The Wing chair solid wood collection, flexibility, modern aesthetics, comfort and softness are the keywords for this collection. The concept is inspired by the B-52 plane design, thi...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Textile, Cane, Wood, Hardwood

Minimal Style, Solid Wood Stool, Bar or Counter Hight, Caning and Leather
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
The Wing chair solid wood collection, flexibility, modern aesthetics, comfort and softness are the keywords for this collection. The concept is inspired by the B-52 plane design, thi...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Hardwood, Textile, Cane, Wood

Minimal Style, Bar Stool in Solid wood, Textiles or Leather Seat, Black finish
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
The Wing chair solid wood collection, flexibility, modern aesthetics, comfort and softness are the keywords for this collection. The concept is inspired by the B-52 plane design, thi...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Textile, Cane, Wood, Hardwood

Minimal Chair by Hans J. Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner, PP Møbler 1
Located in Sagaponack, NY
"Model 701" minimal armchair with sculpted maple and wenge inlay backrest, original red upholstered seat and frame in chromium-plated steel.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

  • Minimal Chair by Hans J. Wegner
  • Minimal Chair by Hans J. Wegner
  • Minimal Chair by Hans J. Wegner
  • Minimal Chair by Hans J. Wegner
H 27.5 in. W 24.5 in. D 15 in.
Maurizio Peregalli "Comoda" Chair for Zeus Noto Minimal Postmodern
By Zeus Milano, Maurizio Peregalli
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Comoda chair designed by Maurizio Peregalli for Zeus. Black painted steel leg with tubber seat and back. Great piece of 1980s. Probably made in the 1980s.Four chairs available.
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Minimalist Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Set of Eight Minimal Chairs by Hans Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner, Johannes Hansen
Located in Lejre, DK
A set of eight side chairs, in polished stainless steel with solid oak backrest and leather seats. Designed by Hans J Wegner for Johhanes Hansen in 1965. Great condition.
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

  • Set of Eight Minimal Chairs by Hans Wegner
  • Set of Eight Minimal Chairs by Hans Wegner
  • Set of Eight Minimal Chairs by Hans Wegner
  • Set of Eight Minimal Chairs by Hans Wegner
H 26.78 in. W 24.41 in. L 26.78 in.
Set of 6 Architectural and Minimal Chrome Chairs
Located in Pasadena, CA
Very comfortable conference or dining chairs in tubular chrome.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome

6 Minimal Design Swiss Stacking Chairs, Aluminum, Flexible
By Armin Wirth
Located in Morbio Inferiore, CH
This pliable chair has been designed by Armin Wirth for the Rudolf Steiner school. Even though it is made by a very thin molded plywood this chair is incredibly solid and flexible. T...
Category

Vintage 1950s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Tokyo Bar Chair Bieffeplast Rodney Kinsman Minimal Postmodern
By Bieffeplast, Rodney Kinsman
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
2 pieces of bar chairs. Name is Tokyo produced by Bieffeplast. Black steel frame and vinyl leather seat.  
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Sarapis Philippe Starck Chair Postmodern Minimal in Stock
By Driade, Philippe Starck
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Sarapis designed by Philippe Starck for Driade. Collectable piece of 1980s Starck works. Bar chair made of painted steel. Never used, displayed only. There are only a few scratches...
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Pair of Minimal Cubist 1960s Swivel Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of minimal cubist 1960s swivel chairs with chrome bases. Dimensions: 34" W x 32" D x 32" T, seat height 17".
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

J Serie Lang Philippe Starck Chair Postmodern Minimal in Stock
By Philippe Starck, Driade
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
J, Serie Lang designed by Philippe Starck for Driade. Collectable piece of 1980s Starck works. Leather color is black.  
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Minimal Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the minimal chair you’re looking for. A minimal chair — often made from wood, fabric and hardwood — can elevate any home. If you’re shopping for a minimal chair, we have 21 options in-stock, while there are 32 modern editions to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect minimal chair —, we have versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A minimal chair, designed in the Modern, Mid-Century Modern or Scandinavian Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. You’ll likely find more than one minimal chair that is appealing in its simplicity, but SIMONINI, Jorge Elizondo and Campagna produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much are Minimal Chair?

A minimal chair can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $1,233, while the lowest priced sells for $560 and the highest can go for as much as $7,175.

Finding the Right Chairs for You

Chairs are an indispensable component of your home and office. Can you imagine your life without the chair you love?

With the exception of rocking chairs, the majority of the seating in our homes today — antique and vintage Windsor chairs, chaise longues, wingback chairs — originated in either England or France. Art Nouveau chairs, the style of which also originated in those regions, embraced the inherent magnificence of the natural world with decorative flourishes and refined designs that blended both curved and geometric contour lines. While craftsmanship and styles have evolved in the past century, chairs have had a singular significance in our lives, no matter what your favorite chair looks like.

“The chair is the piece of furniture that is closest to human beings,” said Hans Wegner. The revered Danish cabinetmaker and furniture designer was prolific, having designed nearly 500 chairs over the course of his lifetime. His beloved designs include the Wishbone chair, the wingback Papa Bear chair and many more.

Other designers of Scandinavian modernist chairs introduced new dynamics to this staple with sculptural flowing lines, curvaceous shapes and efficient functionality. The Paimio armchair, Swan chair and Panton chair are vintage works of Finnish and Danish seating that left an indelible mark on the history of good furniture design.

“What works good is better than what looks good, because what works good lasts,” said Ray Eames. 

Visionary polymaths Ray and Charles Eames experimented with bent plywood and fiberglass with the goal of producing affordable furniture for a mass market. Like other celebrated mid-century modern furniture designers of elegant low-profile furnishings — among them Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Finn Juhl — the Eameses considered ergonomic support, durability and cost, all of which should be top of mind when shopping for the perfect chair. The Eameses introduced numerous icons for manufacturer Herman Miller, such as the Eames lounge chair and ottoman, molded plywood dining chairs the DCM and DCW (which can be artfully mismatched around your dining table) and a wealth of other treasured pieces for the home and office.

A good chair anchors us to a place and can become an object of timeless appeal. Take a seat and browse the rich variety of vintage, new and antique chairs on 1stDibs today.