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"Deco Futura" Small Two-Seat Sofa with Wood Frame & Fiber by Moroso for Diesel
Located in New York, NY
"Deco Futura" is a small two-seat sofa or loveseat, designed by Diesel Creative Team and manufactured by Moroso, featuring stress-resistant polyurethane foam with differentiated dens...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Stainless Steel

"Assembly" Two-Seat Sofa with Steel Frame and Bolts by Moroso for Diesel
Located in New York, NY
"Assembly" is a two-seat sofa or loveseat, designed by Diesel Creative Team and manufactured by Moroso, featuring injected flame-retardant foam and polyester fiber over internal stee...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel

Rare Beige, Wittmann Kubus Leather Sofa Designed by Josef Hoffman
Located in Arles, FR
A classic example of Josef Hoffmann’s strict geometrical lines and the quadratic theme in his work is this Kubus sofa. Originally designed in 1910 and handcrafted to perfection. T...
Category

20th Century Austrian Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Boudoir Loveseat with Leather Back and Satin Brass Hardware by Gabriel Scott
Located in New York, NY
A Classic seating silhouette reinterpreted, Gabriel Scott plays with rounded metal lines and layering effects to create the Boudoir series. A French pebbled leather lining hosts a pl...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Brass

B&B Italia "Baisity" Sofa by Antonio Citterio in Green Velvet, 1980s
Located in Milano, IT
Baisity" sofa by designer Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia. Comfortable 2-seat sofa refreshed with an elegant green velvet fabric. This seat is in a very good condition and is a rea...
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Velvet

De Sede Adjustable Leather Sofa
Located in New York, NY
DS-10/23 2-seat sofa by De Sede. Technical details: Standard configuration: Please specify which leg style is desired. Leg A: circular foot. Leg B: oval foot. Upholstery and ass...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Wittmann Kubus Sofa by Josef Hoffmann
Located in New York, NY
Black leather tufted loveseat or sofa designed by Josef Hoffmann (1870-1956). Sofa is tufted all the way around. Quality leather. Has black painted wood legs. Wittmann Kubus sofa des...
Category

Vintage 1910s Austrian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather, Wood

  • Wittmann Kubus Sofa by Josef Hoffmann
  • Wittmann Kubus Sofa by Josef Hoffmann
  • Wittmann Kubus Sofa by Josef Hoffmann
  • Wittmann Kubus Sofa by Josef Hoffmann
H 29 in. W 60 in. D 32 in.
Double-Seat Sofa in Milled Black Leather and Oiled Laser-Cut Steel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The sofa double is guilty as charged. Doubling the fun of Klein Agency's sofa Single, this contemporary piece is utilizing the same bulging pillow forms. The double allows ample room...
Category

2010s American Modern Sofas

Materials

Cut Steel

Ligne Roset Outdoor “Ottoman” Love by Noe Duchaufour
Located in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon
Model inspired by the traditional Moroccan footstool, made in France by the international firm "Ligne Roset" and designed by Noe Duchaufour Lawrance. Seat and backrest is upholstered...
Category

2010s French Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather, Fabric

Jaime Hayon Contemporary Showtime Armchair Lacquered Purple Poltrona
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Armchair designed by Jaime Hayon produced by BD Structure in high gloss lacquered rotomoulded polyethylene. Upholstered in leather caption In original condition, with minor wea...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Potomac Tan Leather and Antique Brass Loveseat
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Inheritance Loveseat is great as a standalone piece, or as part of a modular sectional with other Inheritance designs. This variation is upholstered in warm Potomac Tan leathe...
Category

2010s American Modern Loveseats

Materials

Steel

Arflex Hug Love Seat high back and armrest in Perla Leather by Roberto Menghi
Located in New York, NY
“Arflex has had the audacity and the farsightedness, in the course of the years, to cooperate with some of the greatest and prize-awarded architects and designers. Some icons are sti...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather

Modern Vintage Grey Leather Bench Loveseat De Sede DS - 2011 1980s Switzerland
Located in Vienna, AT
A modern vintage grey leather bench or loveseat Model DS-2011 by De Sede, which shows a steel construction with light grey leather upholstery. The leather bench or loveseat offers s...
Category

Vintage 1980s Swiss Modern Benches

Materials

Steel

Smoke Leather and Blackened Steel Loveseat
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Inheritance Loveseat is great as a standalone piece, or as part of a modular sectional with other Inheritance designs. This variation is upholstered in a soft smoke leather. The...
Category

2010s American Modern Loveseats

Materials

Steel

Vintage Military Canvas and Marbled Rust Loveseat
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Created in 2011, this is the original version of The Inheritance Collection Loveseat. Inspired by the inherent history seen in vintage US Army materials paired with a minimal, stripp...
Category

2010s American Modern Loveseats

Materials

Steel

3 Piece Italian Industrial Leather and Chrome Salon
Located in Livingston, NJ
Exceptional Italian Industrial-style Leather salon set. This set includes a curved love seat and 2 side chairs. Made of ox-blood leather cowhide, each piece has detailed white top-st...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Chrome

Maxime Old Love Seat in Fabric and Oak
Located in Paris, FR
Chairs by Maxime Old : Low oak base chair with the seat and the back of the chair covered by fabric. The feet of the chair are in triangular shapes. Certificate of authencity provide...
Category

2010s French Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Oak

Maxime Old Love Seat in Fabric and Oak
H 29.53 in. W 29.53 in. D 29.53 in.
Medven 2-Seat
Located in Milan, IT
Medven 2-seat is made of multiple steel frames that are individually upholstered with fabric or leather and then assembled.?The deliberately abundant cover and the soft internal fill...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather, Wool

  • Medven 2-Seat
  • Medven 2-Seat
  • Medven 2-Seat
  • Medven 2-Seat
H 31.5 in. W 39.38 in. D 22.45 in.
Sofa Eve Bag, with Hold-All Armrest, Italy
Located in Quinto di Treviso, Treviso
The authenticity comes from the uniqueness of items belonging to this collection: EVE collection, with its "Hold-All" armrest, evokes the female spirit and emphasizes it through one ...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Metal

  • Sofa Eve Bag, with Hold-All Armrest, Italy
  • Sofa Eve Bag, with Hold-All Armrest, Italy
  • Sofa Eve Bag, with Hold-All Armrest, Italy
  • Sofa Eve Bag, with Hold-All Armrest, Italy
H 35.44 in. W 94.49 in. D 37.41 in.
Black Leather & Blackened Steel Extra-Long Loveseat
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The loveseat from Stephen Kenn's Inheritance Collection is great as a standalone piece, or as part of a modular sectional paired with other Inheritance designs. This variation is up...
Category

2010s American Modern Loveseats

Materials

Steel

Rossi di Albizzate Modern Italian Elephant Skin Sofa, 1989
Located in Cerignola, Italy Puglia
This sofa is created by the famous Italian company Rossi di Albizzate, using the structure in metal foam and polyurethane to make it very comfortable, lined in an exclusive and parti...
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Rossi di Albizzate Modern Italian Elephant Skin Armchair, 1989
Located in Cerignola, Italy Puglia
This armchair was created by the famous Italian company Rossi di Albizzate, using the structure in metal foam and polyurethane to make it very comfortable, lined in an exclusive and ...
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Fendi Casa Beige Leather Custom Eduardo Selleria Sofa Italian Modern luxury
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Fendi leather sofa in Taupe leather, signed, with serial number, linen seats for cool, luxurious comfort and buttery smooth leather, handstitched covers the body and frame. Retail pr...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Wittmann Black Leather Sofa Model Edwards Design by Eward B. Tuttle
Located in Munich, Bavaria
This leather sofa and loveseat was designed by Edward B. Tuttle for Wittmann, 1981. It´s the early 1st version from 1990. The first version hast underneath the seat also the tufted...
Category

Vintage 1980s Austrian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather, Upholstery, Wood

Two-Seat Tubular Steel Cantilever Couch, German Modernism, circa 1940
Located in Berlin, DE
Two-seat chrome-plated tubular steel cantilever couch by Alfons Mauser, German Modernism, circa 1940.
Category

Vintage 1940s German Modern Canapes

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Gotham 2-Seat
Located in Milan, IT
The distinctive linear geometry and the visual lightness of the Gotham two-seat come from its metal frame, a clean aerial structure that holds the seat and backrest cushions. These i...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Steel

  • Gotham 2-Seat
  • Gotham 2-Seat
  • Gotham 2-Seat
  • Gotham 2-Seat
H 28.35 in. W 55.12 in. D 29.53 in.
De Sede Fixed Leather Sofa by Alfredo Häberli
Located in New York, NY
DS-110/02 sofa by De Sede. Technical details: Standard configuration: Thread color according to the color of the body. If not specified otherwise, the standard configuration will...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Azadeh Shladovsky Nuage Ottoman
Located in Houston, TX
This ultra chic and luxurious ottoman by Azadeh Shladovsky was presented by interior designer, Katie Scott, in her jewelry themed room at the 2015 NYC holiday house. Long haired P...
Category

2010s American Modern Loveseats

Materials

Maple, Sheepskin

  • Azadeh Shladovsky Nuage Ottoman
  • Azadeh Shladovsky Nuage Ottoman
  • Azadeh Shladovsky Nuage Ottoman
  • Azadeh Shladovsky Nuage Ottoman
H 17 in. W 66 in. D 38 in.
Stylish Modern Small Leather Sofa
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This comfortable modern sofa features shapely two seat design with black leather upholstery. Chrome legs add to the modern appeal and mid-century style of this sofa, perfect seating ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

  • Stylish Modern Small Leather Sofa
  • Stylish Modern Small Leather Sofa
  • Stylish Modern Small Leather Sofa
  • Stylish Modern Small Leather Sofa
H 29 in. W 66 in. D 36 in.
Coda Polished Chrome Frame with Cushioned Leather Sling Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Creating a strong and evocative power, and inspired by the imaginary décor of the 20th century. The CODA chair is part of the 2019 L.A. Noir collection. It evokes the neo-noir atmosp...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Chrome

De Sede Leather Sofa by Stephan Hürlemann
Located in New York, NY
DS-77/03 2-seat sofa by De Sede. Technical details: Standard configuration: Steel legs, matte dark nickel coating. Standard seat and back heights. Neck support in brushed stainle...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

1970s Cini Boeri Lounge Chair
Located in Den Haag, NL
The Brigadier lounge chair. Design by Cini Boeri, Italy, 1970s for Knoll. In black leather. Iconic lounge chair. Some damage on the corner.   
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

  • 1970s Cini Boeri Lounge Chair
  • 1970s Cini Boeri Lounge Chair
  • 1970s Cini Boeri Lounge Chair
  • 1970s Cini Boeri Lounge Chair
H 30.32 in. W 50.79 in. D 38.19 in.
Coda Polished Chrome Frame with Cushioned Black Leather Sling Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Creating a strong and evocative power, and inspired by the imaginary décor of the 20th century. The CODA chair is part of the 2019 L.A. Noir collection. It evokes the neo-noir atmosp...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Enormous Restored Hand Dyed Brown Alligator Crocodile Leather Armchair Love Seat
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this fully restored exceptionally rare enormous love seat or 1.5 seat armchair in Alligator or crocodile patina hand dyed brown leather A very ...
Category

20th Century English Modern Armchairs

Materials

Alligator

Saporiti "Wave" Loveseat by Giovanni Offredi
Located in New York, NY
Saporiti 'Wave' loveseat by Giovanni Offredi with tan leather upholstery, circa 1970, early 1980s, Measures: Seat height 16.5".
Category

Late 20th Century Unknown Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather

  • Saporiti "Wave" Loveseat by Giovanni Offredi
  • Saporiti "Wave" Loveseat by Giovanni Offredi
  • Saporiti "Wave" Loveseat by Giovanni Offredi
  • Saporiti "Wave" Loveseat by Giovanni Offredi
H 43.0 in. W 29.0 in. D 75.0 in.
Jaime Hayon Contemporary Showtime Armchair Lacquered Purple Poltrona
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Armchair designed by Jaime Hayon produced by BD Structure in high gloss lacquered rotomoulded polyethylene. Upholstered in leather caption In original condition, with minor wea...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Halo Reggio Tan Brown Leather Two-Seat Sofa Perfect Fit
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely exceptionally comfortable Halo Reggio tan brown leather two seat sofa RRP £1889 This is one of the greatest sofas ever made, its so ...
Category

2010s English Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather

De Sede Leather Folds Sofa by Alfredo Häberli
Located in New York, NY
DS-373/02 2-seat sofa by De Sede. Technical details: Standard configuration: Legs steel, matte nickel bronze-coated. Chair without rotation function. If not specified otherwis...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

White Oak with Black Leather Sofa by Metropolitan
Located in Laguna Hills, CA
Raw white oak with supple black leather modernist sofa, very dramatic.
Category

20th Century American Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Oak

  • White Oak with Black Leather Sofa by Metropolitan
  • White Oak with Black Leather Sofa by Metropolitan
  • White Oak with Black Leather Sofa by Metropolitan
  • White Oak with Black Leather Sofa by Metropolitan
H 28.75 in. W 86.25 in. D 30.25 in.
Pair of Leather Sofas or Couches by Vico Magistretti for Cassina, Italy, 1980's
Located in Ft Lauderdale, FL
Pair of leather sofas or couches by Vico Magistretti for Cassina, Italy, 1980's. (ONE SHOWN) Designed by Vico Magistretti for Cassina, the Veranda sofas feature baseball glove leathe...
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

White Oak with Black Leather Sofa by Metropolitan
Located in Laguna Hills, CA
Raw white oak with supple black leather modernist sofa, very dramatic.
Category

20th Century American Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Oak

Hans Eichenburger "Aries" Leather Sofa and Chair Set
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a rare Hans Eichenburger 'Aries' leather sofa and chair in excellent vintage condition. Can be sold separately.
Category

Vintage 1970s Swiss Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Modern Percival Lafer Rosewood and Light Brown Tufted Leather Three Seat Sofa
Located in Houston, TX
Modern rosewood frame sofa upholstered in light brown tufted leather and designed by Percival Lafer. In excellent vintage condition ready to go.
Category

Vintage 1960s Brazilian Modern Sofas

Materials

Rosewood, Leather

Blue Suede Leather Loveseat by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
1970s suede loveseat by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. Missing manufacturer tag, but recently sold matching lounge chairs. Minor fading, but no rips or stains.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Modern Loveseats

Materials

Suede, Leather

Modern Two-Seat, Sofa by Paolo Piva for B & B Italia
Located in Antwerp, BE
Arca two-seat, couch with right and left armrest provided with transparent glass serving tables which swing out from under the leather armrest. Framework made of structural steel ...
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel

  • Modern Two-Seat, Sofa by Paolo Piva for B & B Italia
  • Modern Two-Seat, Sofa by Paolo Piva for B & B Italia
  • Modern Two-Seat, Sofa by Paolo Piva for B & B Italia
  • Modern Two-Seat, Sofa by Paolo Piva for B & B Italia
H 35.44 in. W 80.71 in. D 38.59 in.
Fendi Deep Red Chestnut Embossed Leather ‘Eros’ Sofa, Organic Modern, Italy 2004
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Fendi deep red chestnut leather organic modern ‘Eros’ Sofa, debuted in 2004. Fendi casa Eros sofa with steel sleigh legs, adjustable back cushion, embossed pattern at upholstery a...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Lounge Chair by Ammannati & Viteli for Comfort Italy, 1970
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Rare lounge chair by Ammannati & Vitelli for Comfort Italy, 1970. Grey fiberglass shell with high quality Italian leather cushions in the same color. Extreme comfortable lounge chair...
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass, Leather

Leather Love Seat by De Sede
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Great Patina on this quilted leather love seat. Very comfortable and in great condition.
Category

Vintage 1970s Swiss Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather

  • Leather Love Seat by De Sede
  • Leather Love Seat by De Sede
  • Leather Love Seat by De Sede
  • Leather Love Seat by De Sede
H 31 in. W 56 in. D 33 in.
Leather Loveseat
Located in Culver City, CA
Original leather with rich patina.
Category

Vintage 1930s French Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather, Wood

  • Leather Loveseat
  • Leather Loveseat
  • Leather Loveseat
  • Leather Loveseat
H 31 in. W 59 in. D 33 in.
French Modernist Vintage Leather and Brass Sofa
Located in Austin, TX
An incredibly comfortable and stylish French vintage leather sofa with brass wrapped base. We love the folded look of the cushions, the warm color, the great feel of the supple, vint...
Category

Late 20th Century French Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

Modular Seating Island with Organic Curves
Located in New York, NY
De Sede off-white leather sofa with two adjustable backs Design: Hugo de Ruiter The backrests can be rotated through 360 degrees. Sofa curved left facing Upholstered in Select o...
Category

2010s Swiss Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Exquisite Mario Bellini Design Leather Cab Loveseat by Cassina, Italy
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
This iconic Mario Bellini leather loveseat by Cassina is constructed with a steel frame totally covered in 1st grade mocha tanned leather in good condition. The love seat is branded ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Steel

Maralunga Club Chair and Loveseat by Vico Magistretti for Cassina, circa 1973
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wonderful set of Vico Magistretti's award-winning, 1973 Maralunga chair and loveseat for Cassina. Featuring the original sumptuous cognac / tan leather upholstery which has been kept...
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Living Room Sets

Materials

Leather

Modern Leather Love-Seat in the Manner of Paul Kjaerholm
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Elegant Vintage Modern Loveseat has been completely restored and professionally reupholstered in light brown leather with topstitch details & very comfortable feather inserts. T...
Category

Vintage 1970s Danish Modern Loveseats

Materials

Steel

Le Corbusier Black Leather Sofa with Tubular Steel Frame by Gordon International
Located in Houston, TX
Gordon International featured Le Corbusier collection. Black aniline dyed black leather with a tubular frame chrome-plated steel. Provenance available.
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Sofas

Materials

Chrome

'Togo' Leather Loveseat by Michel Ducaroy for Ligne Roset, Signed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This incredible dark brown leather 'Togo' loveseat sofa was designed by Michel Ducaroy in 1973 for Ligne Roset, France. Signed with Ligne Roset label. Originally designed in the 1970...
Category

Vintage 1980s French Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather, Foam

De Sede Leather Loveseat, circa 1970
Located in Culver City, CA
De Sede Leather Loveseat, circa 1970. Model DS-44 two-seat sofa with original deep brown buffalo leather and solid wood frame.
Category

Mid-20th Century Swiss Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather

  • De Sede Leather Loveseat, circa 1970
  • De Sede Leather Loveseat, circa 1970
  • De Sede Leather Loveseat, circa 1970
  • De Sede Leather Loveseat, circa 1970
H 27 in. W 54 in. D 34 in.
Gray Suede Togo Two-Seat by Michel Ducaroy for Ligne Roset
Located in North Miami, FL
1970s Togo loveseat by Michel Ducaroy for Ligne Roset in soft gray sueded leather. Professionally cleaned, excellent original condition.
Category

Vintage 1970s French Modern Loveseats

Materials

Suede

80s Saporiti Leather Sofa/ Loveseat
Located in New York, NY
An Italian sofa/loveseat by Saporiti composed of soft leather cushions encased in a burgungy/brown enameled wood with chrome inlays surround.
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Chrome

single Charles Pfister Knoll Love Seat
Located in Bainbridge, NY
1 Camel Leather Charles Pfister for Knoll Settee. The small Sofa is complete with 4 removable pillows. Great for small, compact space
Category

Vintage 1970s American Modern Settees

Materials

Leather

  • single Charles Pfister Knoll Love Seat
  • single Charles Pfister Knoll Love Seat
  • single Charles Pfister Knoll Love Seat
  • single Charles Pfister Knoll Love Seat
H 24 in. W 60 in. D 32 in.
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Modern Animal Skin Loveseats For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of modern animal skin loveseats available on 1stDibs. There are 11 antique and vintage modern animal skin loveseats for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 15 modern editions to choose from as well. Modern animal skin loveseats have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Not every interior allows for large modern animal skin loveseats, so small modern animal skin loveseats measuring 13.39 inches across are available at 1stDibs. Many modern animal skin loveseats are appealing in their simplicity, but Stephen Kenn, De Sede and Diesel Creative Team produced popular modern animal skin loveseats that are worth a look.

How Much are Modern Animal Skin Loveseats?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $6,500, while they’re typically $1,200 on the low end and $16,000 highest priced.

A Close Look at Modern Furniture

The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances—both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: Modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, Modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”

     Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany. Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs—many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principles Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chair, and the Eames’s Lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.

     It’s difficult to overstate the influence that Modernism continues to wield over designers and architects—and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality lounge furniture cannot be overstated. Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other seating — 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 styles in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other furnishings — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring 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.