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Designer Modern Mongolian Fur Dining Chairs, 10 Available
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Modern Mongolian Fur and chrome dining or lounge chairs. We have a total of 10 available and we're selling them in pairs. Came from a fabulous 30 million dollar Miami Beach Estate.
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21st Century and Contemporary Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Chrome

Colorful Mid-Century Modern Designer Club Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A quirky pair of club chairs that are sure to pop in any space with their playful color and patterning. An interesting Mid-Century Modern design offers comfortable seating while brig...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

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Upholstery

Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs designer Melchiorre Bega attributed
By Melchiorre Bega
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Mid-Century Modern side chairs designer Melchiorre Bega attributed in beech wood and leatherette. Period 1940s in very good condition. Measure in cm: H 77\42, W 43, D 43.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Leather, Beech

Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chair in Designer Linen
Located in North York, ON
Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chair in Designer linen. Timeless mid-century modern design with comfortable large upholstered features. Upholstered in a textured sandy beige designer Line...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern "Curva" Chair by Brazilian Designer Joaquim Tenreiro, 1960s
By Joaquim Tenreiro
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern "Curva" Chair by Brazilian Designer Joaquim Tenreiro, 1960's This stunning chair, designed circa 1960s by the great name of Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Design, ...
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Hardwood

Contemporary Upholstered Designer Occasional Chair, Gattopardo
By Contempo
Located in Santa Cruz do Bispo, PT
The contemporary upholstered designer occasional chair is an example of charming beauty, original and ornate. Casual chic style, with or without stud detailing as shown. Exquisitely ...
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2010s European Modern Chairs

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Velvet

Pair Mid-Century Modern Danish Designer Organic Form Lounge Chairs, Sheepskin
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair Mid-Century Modern Danish Ddesigner organic form lounge chairs, sheepskin. Honey Sheepskin, Ebony Wood. Denmark, 1950s. Measures: Seat height: 16.5 inches. Other Sc...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

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Sheepskin, Wood

Pair of Modern High Back Lounge Chairs with Designer Cream Velvet
By Carrocel
Located in North York, ON
Pair of modern high back lounge chairs with designer cream velvet. Art deco inspired frames, made in Italy. Upholstered in a beige cream designer velvet and finished in a satin hand ...
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2010s Italian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Velvet, Wood

Pair of Modern Wing Chairs in Designer Grey by Carrocel
By Carrocel
Located in North York, ON
Carrocel custom Italian sleek high back modern frames. Finished in a designer grey finish and upholstered in a modern designer weave covering. These frames can be custom finished and...
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2010s Canadian Modern Wingback Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Pair Mid-Century Modern Slipper/Lounge Chairs, American Designer, Tufted, Suede
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair Mid-Century Modern Slipper/Lounge Chairs, American Designer, Tufted, Suede. Each mid century modern chair is strong and sturdy with wide seats and backrests. The whole having br...
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Vintage 1980s Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Suede, Wood

Pair Mid-Century Modern French Designer Wingback, Lounge Chairs, France, 1970s
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair Mid-Century Modern French Designer Wingback, Lounge Chairs, France, 1970s Other French designers of the period include Jean Royere, Charlotte Perriand, Jean Prouve, Le Corbus...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Velvet

Pair of Midcentury Leather Chairs, Designer Sedus
Located in Asheville, NC
1960s style side office chairs with tubular chrome legs, molded plastic shell with sectioned and boxed attached leather upholstery. Recently shipped from the South of England.
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Vintage 1960s German Modern Chairs

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Metal

Presence Brass Chair By French Designer Gaspard Graulich
By Gaspard Graulich
Located in Bordeaux, FR
PRESENCE CHAIR Material : Brass, steel Mat black painting and satin-finish brass Dimension LxWxH (cm): 40x40x70 Made to order in 4 weeks Gaspard Graulich sees himself as a designer-...
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2010s French Modern Chairs

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Brass, Steel

Post-Modern Suede Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Renown Designer Robert Tiffany
By Robert Tiffany
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This one of a kind lounge chair upholstered in it's original red, white, and blue suede is an original design by the design duo of Barbara and Robert Tiffany. Created in 2002, this p...
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Late 20th Century North American Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

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Suede

Ingmar Relling Designer ‘Siesta’ Lounge Chair
By Ingmar Relling
Located in Hudson, NY
An original 1960’s mid century ‘Siesta’ lounge chair by Norwegian designer Ingmar Relling. Bentwood maple forms the frame, upholstered with loose cushions in the original brown leather.
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Vintage 1960s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Maple, Bentwood

Italian Designer, Chair, Wicker, Metal, Italy, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A wicker and metal chair designed and produced in Italy, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

Set of 10 Modern Walnut Dining Chairs in Turquoise Designer Velvet
By Carrocel
Located in North York, ON
Set of 10 custom monica dining chairs in designer velvet. Unique sleek modern shaped dining chair, custom made in Canada. Upholstered in a turquoise blue designer velvet with rich wa...
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2010s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Velvet, Wood

Scandinavian Designer Black Yellow Lounge Chair
Located in Paris, FR
An iconic design that express the talented Nordic Design using Green Technology. The unique arms of the chair embrace the whole piece, The minimalistic creased lines and the function...
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2010s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Birch, Wool

  • Scandinavian Designer Black Yellow Lounge Chair
  • Scandinavian Designer Black Yellow Lounge Chair
  • Scandinavian Designer Black Yellow Lounge Chair
  • Scandinavian Designer Black Yellow Lounge Chair
H 27.56 in. W 29.14 in. D 38.98 in.
Designer Mid-Century "Nautilus" Style Swivel Lounge Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern corkscrew lounge chairs with swivel action. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).  
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Fabric

Italian Designer, Small Chair, Wicker, Metal, Italy, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A wicker and metal chair designed and produced in Italy, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Chair by Harold Cohen and Davis Pratt, USA, 1953 Rattan Metal
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern black lacquered tubular steel frame while the seat and back shows wickerwork. Designed by Harold Cohen and Davis Pratt, USA, 1953. Produced: USA, 1953. lit: Scandi...
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Steel

Set of 10 Custom Modern Dining Chairs in Grey Designer Velvet
By Carrocel
Located in North York, ON
Set of 10 custom modern dining chairs in grey designer velvet. Part of the hand crafted custom collection at Carrocel, the Tonio chair brings mid-century and modern aesthetics in a p...
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2010s Canadian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Velvet, Wood

Pierre Guariche Designer French Chair with Guild Fabric
By Pierre Guariche
Located in Prato, Tuscany
We kindly suggest you read the whole description, because with it we try to give you detailed technical and historical information to guarantee the authenticity of our objects. The v...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Fabric

Set of 10 Custom Modern White Lacquered Dining Chairs in Designer Fabric
By Carrocel
Located in North York, ON
Set of 10 custom modern white lacquered dining chairs in designer fabric. The Carrocel Opus chair exudes comfort with its fully upholstered design. With generous seating space with c...
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2010s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Pair of Chairs by French Designer Philippe Parent Modernist
By Philippe Parent
Located in Lyon, FR
Pair of modernist chairs by French designer Philippe Parent from the 70s. Structure in solid stained ash (original colour), clean lines in the spirit of the modernist movement. Very ...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Ash

Unusual Brass Adjustable Designer Chair
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Unusual brass adjustable designer chair. A very unusual piece, this chair is all made in brass, the seat can be set to 2 different heights either to suit a Bar or a Table ( very h...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Brass

  • Unusual Brass Adjustable Designer Chair
  • Unusual Brass Adjustable Designer Chair
  • Unusual Brass Adjustable Designer Chair
  • Unusual Brass Adjustable Designer Chair
H 42 in. W 24 in. D 24 in.
Designer Studio Crafted Rocking Chair Rocker
Located in Wayne, NJ
Studio crafted rocking chair rocker. At the front the seat height is 19 1/4". At it's lowest point, towards the back it is 10 1/8". This is made of tropical and exotic woods. This ha...
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Vintage 1980s Mexican Modern Rocking Chairs

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Wood

  • Designer Studio Crafted Rocking Chair Rocker
  • Designer Studio Crafted Rocking Chair Rocker
  • Designer Studio Crafted Rocking Chair Rocker
  • Designer Studio Crafted Rocking Chair Rocker
H 36 in. W 22.50 in. D 41.63 in.
Dining Chair Fabric Wooden Feet Designer Sergio Prieto Dovain Studio
By Sergio Prieto
Located in Lisbon, PT
The Yves chair is a piece created by the prestigious Spanish designer Sergio Prieto for Dovain Studio. Its shapes and materials allow it to adapt to any environment, from a classic s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Chair, Aluminum, Midcentury by the Designer R Josten Style
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A unique type of chair. Cast aluminum and steel rods make up the puzzle. Only needs a simple wood seat made for it. Designed by R Josten, circa 1970s. Only one.
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Vintage 1980s North American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Aluminum

Contemporary "Ella" Chair in Wood by Brazilian Designer Henrique Canelas
By Henrique Canella
Located in Miami, FL
This sculptural chair designed by Brazilian designer Henrique Canelas consists of a structure in solid wood with ribbed seat and backrest, manufactured with fine woodworking techniqu...
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2010s Brazilian Post-Modern Chairs

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Steel

Westnofa Set of Four Norwegian Designer 80s Modern Dining or Game Chairs
By Westnofa Furniture
Located in Palm Springs, CA
This rare and outstanding example of good, modern Norweigian design came from a very upscale palm Springs Country Club residence. They have been newly upholstered in a very high end ...
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Vintage 1980s Norwegian Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Pair of Car Designer Pininfarina for Reflex Angelo Occasional Chairs
By pinin farina, Reflex
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning pair of RRP £1980 occasional chairs designed by the racing car manufacturer Pininfarina for Reflex Angelo The chairs are simply st...
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20th Century German Modern Chairs

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Aluminum

Scandinavian Designer Dining or Office Chairs
Located in Paris, FR
Dynamic lines and contrasting colors represent Coast wild cliffs. At the same time this chair features minimalistic architectural lines and functionality, both ruled by the Nordic d...
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2010s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Birch

Luigi Serafini Italian Midcentury Designer Six Chairs 1980s Model Suspiral
By Luigi Serafini, Sawaya & Moroni
Located in bari, IT
Set of six chairs from 1984 by the Italian designer Luigi Serafini for Sawary & Moroni model Suspiral.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Steel

Paolo Pallucco "Lizie" Iron Designer Armchair 1984, Original Piece of Modern Art
By Woka Lamps, Paolo Pallucco
Located in Vienna, AT
Design: Paolo Pallucco, 1984, Literature: Design Dasein, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg 1987 Material used us black lacquered iron.   
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Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Chairs

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Iron

Contemporary Dining Chair Fabric Wooden Feet Designer Sergio Prieto Dovain Studi
By Sergio Prieto
Located in Lisbon, PT
The Yves chair is a piece created by the prestigious Spanish designer Sergio Prieto for Dovain Studio. Its shapes and materials allow it to adapt to any environment, from a classic s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Unusual Steel Adjustable Designer Chair
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Unusual steel adjustable designer chair A very unusual piece, this chair is all made in steel, the seat can be set to 2 different heights either to suit a bar or a table ( very ha...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Steel

  • Unusual Steel Adjustable Designer Chair
  • Unusual Steel Adjustable Designer Chair
  • Unusual Steel Adjustable Designer Chair
  • Unusual Steel Adjustable Designer Chair
H 42 in. W 24 in. D 24 in.
Sculptural Swedish Pinewood Chair by a Unknown designer
By Roland Wilhelmsson
Located in Valby, 84
Rare Sculptural Swedish Pinewood Chair by a Unknown designer from the 1960’s/1970’s in classic Swedish sportstuga style. The chair has details that remind of pieces from designers l...
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Pine

Italian Designer, Lounge Chairs, Shearling, Brass, Italy, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of shearling and brass lounge chairs designed and produced in Italy, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Six Italian Chairs "Nina & Santamaria" Designer Piero De Martini for Cassina
By Piero De Martini, Cassina
Located in Rovereta, SM
Rare six Italian chairs "Nina & Santamaria" designer Piero De Martini for Cassina
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Wood

Pine Rocking Chair by Designer Craftsman Jeremy Broun
Located in Munich, DE
Signed high back rocking chair by woodworker Jeremy Broun.
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Vintage 1970s English Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Pine

American Designer, Side Chair, Wood, Pennsylvania, USA, 1970s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A wooden side chair designed and produced in Pennsylvania, United States, 1970s.  
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Side Chairs

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Wood

Danish Designer, Lounge Chair, Velvet, Wood, Denmark, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A velvet and wood lounge chair designed and produced in Denmark, 1940s.
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Vintage 1940s Danish Organic Modern Lounge Chairs

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Sheepskin, Wood

Swedish Designer, Slipper Chairs, Sheepskin, Wood, Sweden, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of sheepskin and wood slipper chairs designed and produced in Sweden, 1940s.  
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Sheepskin, Wood

Set of 4 Ligne Roset Upholstered Dining Chairs Mid-Century Modern Designer
By Ligne Roset
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Set of 4 Ligne Roset upholstered dining chairs Mid-Century Modern Designer.
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Italian Designer, Rocking Chair, Metal, Leather, Italy, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A metal and leather rocking chair, produced by an Italian designer, Italy, 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Metal

Finnish Designer, Lounge Chairs, Pine, Fabric, Sweden, 1970s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of pine and fabric lounge chairs designed and produced in Finland, 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Finnish Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Pine

American Designer, Side Chair, Wood, Pennsylvania, USA, 1970s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A wooden side chair designed and produced in Pennsylvania, United States, 1970s.  
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

French Vintage Set of Oak Designer Chairs, 1970s
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Beautiful set of two vintage design armchairs with a unique and special design. These retro vintage lounge chairs were produced in the 1970s in France. The frame is made of a light-...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Oak

  • French Vintage Set of Oak Designer Chairs, 1970s
  • French Vintage Set of Oak Designer Chairs, 1970s
  • French Vintage Set of Oak Designer Chairs, 1970s
  • French Vintage Set of Oak Designer Chairs, 1970s
H 29.53 in. W 18.51 in. D 22.05 in.
Scandinavian Designer Black Yellow Dining Arm Chair
Located in Paris, FR
This dining chair takes exquisite inspiration from Danish design and Portuguese heritage through the most modern of production methods to bring you a timeless yet ultra-modern crafte...
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2010s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Birch, Wool

Finnish Designer, Lounge Chair, Velvet, Birch, Finland, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A velvet and birch lounge chair designed and produced in Finland, 1940s.
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Vintage 1940s Danish Organic Modern Lounge Chairs

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Sheepskin, Wood

Pair Lounge Chairs Caviuna Rosewood Designer Giuseppe Scapinelli Brasil 1955
By Giuseppe Scapinelli
Located in Curitiba, PR
This beautiful pair of lounge chairs designed in the 50s its a great example of Scapinelli's style. The structures made in Caviúna wood and the curved lines showcase the best charac...
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wood

Brazilian Designer, Side Chair, Wood, Seagrass, Brazil, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A small side chair, designed and produced in Brazil, circa 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Seagrass, Wood

Italian Designer, Lounge Chairs, Wood, Green Velvet, Italy, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of wood and green velvet lounge chair designed and produced in Italy, 1940s.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Organic Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

American Designer, Slipper Chair, Bamboo, Green Velvet, USA, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A green velvet and bamboo slipper chair designed and produced by an American designer, USA, c. 1950s.  
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Velvet, Bamboo

Danish Designer, Organic Lounge Chair, Velvet, Wood, Denmark, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A velvet and wood lounge chair designed and produced in Denmark, 1940s.
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Vintage 1940s Danish Organic Modern Lounge Chairs

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Sheepskin, Wood

Mid-Century Rare Pair 1950s "Farfalla" Designer Danish Bentwood Billund Chair
By Hans Olsen
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Rare pair 1950s " farfalla " designer Danish bentwood side chair are constructed using the traditional moulded plywood form technique. This pair side chair are constructed using a b...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Walnut

American Designer, Slipper Chairs, Rattan, Green Velvet, America, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of rattan and green velvet slipper chairs designed and produced by an American designer, United States, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Velvet, Rattan

1980s Directional Furniture Designer Swivel Chairs, Set of 2
By Directional, Milo Baughman
Located in Miami, FL
1980s Postmodern designer swivel chairs, by Directional Furniture. The chairs have been reupholstered in Kirkby Design Noir fabric, to give them a cool and luxurious look. The fabric...
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Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Swivel Chairs

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Chenille

American Designer, Lounge Chairs, Bamboo, Yellow Fabric, USA, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of bamboo and mustard yellow fabric lounge chairs designed and produced by an American designer, United States, 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Bamboo

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Modern Chair Designer For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the modern chair designer you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A modern chair designer — often made from animal skin, leather and wood — can elevate any home. There are 175 variations of the antique or vintage modern chair designer you’re looking for, while we also have 12 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer modern chair designer, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A modern chair designer made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — is very popular. Kein Designer, Norell Möbel AB and Arne Norell each produced at least one beautiful modern chair designer that is worth considering.

How Much is a Modern Chair Designer?

A modern chair designer can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $1,881, while the lowest priced sells for $216 and the highest can go for as much as $34,000.

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.

Questions About Modern Chair Designer
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto designed the Paimio chair for a tuberculosis sanatorium in the town of Paimio, Finland. The bent plywood chair debuted in the early 1930s. On 1st 1stDibs, shop a range of Alvar Aalto chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Eileen Gray designed the Transat chair in 1922. Its name comes from the luxury ocean liners that took passengers on transatlantic voyages during the early 20th century. Gray became inspired to create the chair after sitting in deck chairs on one such ship. Shop a range of Transat chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    George Nelson designed the coconut chair in 1956. Herman Miller continues to produce the curvy accent chair based on his original design. On 1stDibs, you can shop a collection of coconut chairs from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Surrealist designer and artist Pedro Friedeberg designed the Hand chair. He unveiled the piece in 1962 when he was only 24 years old. Many designers and furniture companies have created similar pieces since. Find a collection of Hand chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Italian-American designer and artist Harry Bertoia designed the Bird chair in 1952. It features a tubular base and a wire basket seat. Today, Knoll Furniture continues to manufacture the mid-century modern furnishing. Find a selection of Bird chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Charles and Ray Eames designed the LCW lounge chair in 1945. Its design includes five pieces of molded plywood. Herman Miller continues to produce the iconic furnishing to this day. You can find a range of LCW chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Ludwig Mies van der Rohe designed the MR chair in 1927. The tubular steel frame and woven seat reflect the International Style that the German architect helped establish. Today, Knoll furniture manufactures the armchair. Shop a variety of MR chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The LC2 chair was designed by Le Corbusier in collaboration with Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret. The chair was released to the public in 1928 and remains popular to this day. Shop a collection of Le Corbusier’s designs from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret designed the LC2 chair, also known as the Cassina armchair. Their design debuted at the 1927 Autumn Salon in Paris, France. On 1st 1stDibs, you can shop a range of Le Corbusier chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Although many people have designed airport chairs, Charles and Ray Eames are best known for creating seating for airports. The ones they produced for Chicago O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, in 1962 are especially famous. On 1st 1stDibs, shop a variety of airport chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The Papa Bear chair was designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1951 for Danish company AP Stolen. On 1stDibs, you’ll find a collection of authentic vintage and contemporary Hans Wegner Papa Bear chairs from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    Some of the most famous mid-century modern furniture designers were Alvar Aalto, Charles and Ray Eames, Paul Evans, Poul Kjærholm, Florence Knoll, George Nakashima, Giò Ponti, Hans Wegner, Charlotte Perriand, Sergio Rodrigues and Eero Saarinen.

  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    Mid-century modern design is defined by a clean lines, simplicity and minimalism.

  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Philippe Starck designed the Ghost chair for the furniture maker Kartell to produce and sell in 2002. It draws inspiration from the Louis XVI upholstered armchair. You'll find a collection of Philippe Starck Ghost chairs from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Marcel Breuer introduced the material of tubular steel to modern furniture design. He employed it in many of his chairs, tables and sofas, prizing the material because it minimized the weight of pieces without sacrificing their strength. Shop a range of Marcel Breuer furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Wassily chairs are indeed considered mid-century modern. Although the chair was initially designed by Marcel Breuer in 1925, it was re-released in the 1960s. Shop a collection of mid-century modern goods from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.