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Set of Six Armchairs by Giancarlo Vegni and Gianfranco Gualtierotti
Located in Lejre, DK
Set of six Italian dining armchairs in tan leather by Giancarlo Vegni and Gianfranco Gualtierotti for Fasem, 1980s
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Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Poltrona Frau Le Chapanelle Designer Leather Sofa Orange by Tito Agnoli
Located in Cologne, DE
We bring to you a Poltrona Frau Le Chapanelle designer leather sofa orange by Tito Agnoli.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Mats Theselius 'Ambassad' Armchairs for Källemo, Sweden
Located in Madrid, ES
Mats Theselius 'Ambassad' armchairs for Kallemo, Sweden, designed and produced in 1999. Made in copper frame and natural Elk leather. Set of six chairs available.
Category

20th Century Swedish Post-Modern Armchairs

Materials

Copper

Mats Theselius 'Ambassad' Armchairs for Källemo Sweden
Located in Madrid, ES
Mats Theselius 'Ambassad' armchairs for Kallemo, Sweden, designed and produced in 1999. Made in copper frame and natural Elk leather. Set of six chairs available.
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20th Century Swedish Post-Modern Armchairs

Materials

Copper

Stephen Burks Contemporary Grasso Orange Leather Armchair and Foot Stool
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Armchair and foot stool designed by Stephen Bruks manufactured by BD Barcelona. An iron tubular (25mm) structured armchair. Seat and backrest upholstered in leather. The leathe...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Armchairs

Materials

Iron

De Sede Rotatable Armchair with Footstool by Alfredo Häberli
Located in New York, NY
DS-110/01 and 05, rotatable armchair with footstool by De Sede. Technical details: Standard configuration: Thread color according to the color of the body. If not specified other...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

De Sede DS-31 High Backrest Chair in Teak Upholstery by Antonella Scarpitta
Located in New York, NY
The DS-31 model series is one of the classics of our manufacture. This is where design, craftsmanship and leather expertise come together to form a timelessly beautiful item of uphol...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

De Sede DS-31 Chair in Teak Upholstery by Antonella Scarpitta
Located in New York, NY
The DS-31 model series is one of the classics of our manufacture. This is where design, craftsmanship and leather expertise come together to form a timelessly beautiful item of uphol...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Grasso Armchair by Stephen Burks, Orange
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Armchair designed by Stephen Bruks manufactured by BD Barcelona. An iron tubular (25mm) structured armchair. Seat and backrest upholstered in leather. We have the possibility i...
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2010s Spanish Modern Armchairs

Materials

Iron

  • Grasso Armchair by Stephen Burks, Orange
  • Grasso Armchair by Stephen Burks, Orange
  • Grasso Armchair by Stephen Burks, Orange
  • Grasso Armchair by Stephen Burks, Orange
H 29.53 in. W 34.26 in. D 32.29 in.
Pair of Leather and Tubular Chrome Chairs by Bas Van Pelt
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of leather and tubular chrome chairs by Bas Van Pelt Netherlands, Circa 1940s Dimensions: 23" W x 31" H x 31" D: 23.25" AH 13.5" SH.
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Vintage 1940s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Filou Adjustable Reclining Leather Easy Lounge Chair by FSM
Located in New York, NY
FSM Filou chair by De Sede. Filou's seat and footrest are fully crafted and can be stopped at any angle without any effort. A clever solution presents the upholstery from being undul...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Sesam Adjustable Reclining Leather Armchair by FSM
Located in New York, NY
FSM Sesam armchair by De Sede. The ultimate in comfort. A simple adjustment - that can even be made while seated - swivels out the footrest and reclines the seat. This offers body su...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Tobia Scarpa Armchair Foam Leather, 1970s
Located in Milano, IT
Armchair, foam padding, leather upholstery.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Foam

  • Tobia Scarpa Armchair Foam Leather, 1970s
  • Tobia Scarpa Armchair Foam Leather, 1970s
  • Tobia Scarpa Armchair Foam Leather, 1970s
  • Tobia Scarpa Armchair Foam Leather, 1970s
H 29.14 in. W 37.01 in. D 35.04 in.
Pavo Adjustable Leather Armchair by FSM
Located in New York, NY
FSM Pavo chair by De Sede. The all-purpose armchair. Pavo has many facets, whether as an elegant side armchair or as a comfortable relaxing armchair with remarkable functions. Pavo o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

DS-2011 Bauhaus Leather Armchair by De Sede
Located in New York, NY
Armchair DS-2011/01 by De Sede. Aesthetics and functionality in a harmonious combination. An impressive design with a solid steel construction and light upholstery. Casual cushions a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Smile Adjustable Rotating Leather Armchair by FSM
Located in New York, NY
FSM Smile chair by De Sede. With its new, patented adjustment mechanism, Smile offers comfort that stands out from the rest and can be stopped at any angle without any effort. The tr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Pli Dual Rotation Multi-Functional Leather Armchair by FSM
Located in New York, NY
FSM Pli chair by De Sede. A miracle of rotation. The chair Pli consists of two armchair parts, each rotating about its own axis. Thanks to the option of Dual rotation the armchair ca...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Shelby Adjustable Swivel Leather Armchair by FSM
Located in New York, NY
FSM Shelby chair by De Sede. Built for blissful relaxation, this easy chair takes its name from its constructional design: a hard shell containing a soft and cosy core with convenien...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

De Sede International Steel Tube Armchair by Hans Eichenberger
Located in New York, NY
HE-113/01 armchair by De Sede. Technical details: Upholstery: SEDEX upholstery with wadding cushion. Strap cover in core leather black. Frame: Chrome-plated steel tube frame. Bl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Cleo Adjustable Reclining Leather Easy Lounge Chair by FSM
Located in New York, NY
FSM Cleo chair by De Sede. Slim and self-assured in every setting – the Cleo easy-chair is made for relaxing. Its striking modern lines transform it into a contemporary sculpture tha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Rex Posture Support Leather Armchair by FSM
Located in New York, NY
FSM Rex chair by De Sede. The armchair Rex revolutionizes the act of sitting. Like the De Sede model DS-343, the armchair Rex is based on a patented seat study developed over the las...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

De Sede Leather Club Chair by Kurt Erni
Located in New York, NY
DS-2620/01 armchair by De Sede. Technical details: Standard configuration: Legs beechwood black-coated. If not specified otherwise, the standard configuration will be confirmed....
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Bauhaus Gabo Adjustable Cantilever Leather Chair by FSM
Located in New York, NY
FSM Gabo chair by de Sede. Gabo is multi-faceted. Take the cantilever chair, sleek and stylish with its classic round-tube profile, or the elegant square-tube frame chair. Both combi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Leather and Chrome Rolling Armchairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This impressive pair of Danish Mid-Century Modern armchairs is a bold and stylish addition to any interior. Plush leather padding and armrests make these chairs comfortable and easy ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

Wittmann Vuelta FD Swivel Chair designed by Jaime Hayon
Located in New York, NY
Vuelta FD swivel Setting design, comfort and independence of form atop four legs to create an upholstered chair that unites function and aesthetics, is the height of artistic design...
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2010s Austrian Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric

Pair of 'Jensen' Armchairs and Ottoman by Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti
Located in Brussels, BE
Pair of 'Jensen' armchairs and ottoman by Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti, 2011 Brown Nubuck Measures: Ottoman 69 x 63 x 41cm.
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2010s Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Set of Four Orange Leather Tucroma Chairs by Guido Faleschini for Mariani, New
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Currently, the most coveted dining chairs by interior designers are 'Tucroma' chairs by Guido Faleschini for i4 Mariani, and we have this incredible set of four (4) Tucroma armchairs...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Pair of "CAB" Armchairs in Patinated Leather by Mario Bellini, 1970s
Located in Lejre, DK
Pair of armchairs in leather, designed Mario Bellini and made by Cassina. Great original condition.
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Grasso Armchair by Stephen Burks, Orange
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Armchair designed by Stephen Bruks manufactured by BD Barcelona. An iron tubular (25mm) structured armchair. Seat and backrest upholstered in leather. We have the possibility i...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Armchairs

Materials

Iron

  • Grasso Armchair by Stephen Burks, Orange
  • Grasso Armchair by Stephen Burks, Orange
  • Grasso Armchair by Stephen Burks, Orange
  • Grasso Armchair by Stephen Burks, Orange
H 29.53 in. W 34.26 in. D 32.29 in.
Queen Anne Style Library or Great Room Chair
Located in San Francisco, CA
Queen Anne style newly upholstered leather chair with brass nailhead. Cross Stretcher with finial detail indicative of the period. Lovely turn of the century reproduction. This is a...
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20th Century American Queen Anne Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Armchair in Patinated Leather by Mario Bellini, 1970s
Located in Lejre, DK
Great looking armchair in leather. Designed Mario Bellini and made by Cassina. Great original condition.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

De Sede DS-144 Armchair in Maine Orange Upholstery by Werner Aisslinger
Located in New York, NY
Sit the way you would sit in a racing car. Minimalist, streamlined lan guage of design for maximum seating comfort: sitting in the lounge chair is like sitting in a quick, sleek spee...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Osvaldo Borsani P40 Chair, circa 1958
Located in Meyrin, CH
Osvaldo Borsani P40 chair, circa 1958.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Armchairs

Materials

Metal, Brass

  • Osvaldo Borsani P40 Chair, circa 1958
  • Osvaldo Borsani P40 Chair, circa 1958
  • Osvaldo Borsani P40 Chair, circa 1958
  • Osvaldo Borsani P40 Chair, circa 1958
H 35.44 in. W 31.5 in. D 28.35 in.
Stephen Burks Contemporary Grasso Orange Leather Armchair and Foot Stool
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Armchair and foot stool designed by Stephen Bruks manufactured by BD Barcelona. An iron tubular (25mm) structured armchair. Seat and backrest upholstered in leather. The leathe...
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2010s Spanish Modern Armchairs

Materials

Iron

Swan Chair, Model 3320, by Arne Jacobsen and Fritz Hansen
Located in Lejre, DK
Swan chair, model 3320, designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958 and manufactured by Fritz Hansen in the late 1950s. The chair is upholstered in cognac colored leather.   
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Armchairs Piero Palange Werther Toffoloni for Germa 1970 Leather Black Wood
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Armchairs Piero Palange Werther Toffoloni for Germa 1970 leather black wood, Italian design.
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Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Lacquer

Three 675 Maralunga Tobacco Leather Adjustable Headrest Armchairs
Located in Milano, IT
Three 675 Maralunga tobacco leather armchairs by Vico Magistretti for Cassina. Three armchairs are available, you can buy the entire group of five items or you can divide the group....
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Late 20th Century European Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Ate Van Apeldoorn Dutch Midcentury Easy Chair for Houtwerk Hattem, 1970s
Located in London Road, Baldock, Hertfordshire
A robust Brutalist solid pine and saddle leather easy chair designed by Ate Van Apeldoorn for Houtwerk Hattem. Designed and produced in the 1970s in the Netherlands. With leather ...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Metal

Lounge Chair in Patinated Leather and Boucle Designed by Otto Schulz
Located in Lejre, DK
Lounge chair in leather and boucle. Designed by Otto Schulz and made by Boet AB. Great condition.
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Two 675 Maralunga Tobacco Leather Adjustable Headrest Armchairs
Located in Milano, IT
Two 675 Maralunga tobacco leather armchairs by Vico Magistretti for Cassina. We have four armchairs and a pouf available in total, you can buy the entire group of five items or you c...
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Hans Wegner Armchair JH713 Armchair Johannes Hansen Denmark, 1957
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Magnificent set of pair Hans J Wegner for Johannes Hansen for Knoll conference chair JH-713, circa 1957. Solid oak frame with tapered round legs and leather back and seat upholstery....
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Mid-20th Century Danish Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Set of 12 'Movie' Chairs by Mario Marenco for Poltrona Frau
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Mario Marenco for Poltrona Frau, set of 12 'Movie' armchairs, metal and leather, Italy, 1984. Large set of Italian armchairs in a bright color combination. The seat are padded and u...
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Armchair in Chromed Metal and Orange Suede, 1970s
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Armchair in chromed metal standing on two full legs raising in arm. Flat back slightly bulged. Back, seat, legs and arms covered with orange suede. Work realized in the 1970s. ...
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Vintage 1970s European Armchairs

Materials

Metal

  • Armchair in Chromed Metal and Orange Suede, 1970s
  • Armchair in Chromed Metal and Orange Suede, 1970s
  • Armchair in Chromed Metal and Orange Suede, 1970s
  • Armchair in Chromed Metal and Orange Suede, 1970s
H 29.93 in. W 23.23 in. D 20.08 in.
McGuire Hollywood Regency Organic Modern Bamboo Rattan Club Chairs, Pair
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous pair of organic modern bamboo rattan club chairs By McGuire of San Francisco USA, 1980s Measures: 22" W x 24" D x 37.75" H. Seat height 19.25"; arm height 26.25"....
Category

Vintage 1980s American Organic Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Leather, Upholstery, Bamboo, Rattan

McGuire Hollywood Regency Organic Modern Bamboo Rattan Armchairs, Set of Four
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous set of four organic modern bamboo rattan armchairs By McGuire of San Francisco USA, 1980s Measures: 22" W x 24" D x 37.75" H. Seat height 19.25"; arm height 26.25...
Category

Late 20th Century American Organic Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Upholstery, Bamboo, Rattan

Six Mahogany Red Leather Chairs by Bernt Petersen
Located in Madrid, ES
Six arm chairs designed by Bernt Petersen and edited in 1960s by Rud Rasmussen. Mahogany frame, woven cane and original red leather. Excellent condition.
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Cane, Leather, Mahogany

  • Six Mahogany Red Leather  Chairs by Bernt Petersen
  • Six Mahogany Red Leather  Chairs by Bernt Petersen
  • Six Mahogany Red Leather  Chairs by Bernt Petersen
  • Six Mahogany Red Leather  Chairs by Bernt Petersen
H 35.44 in. W 21.26 in. D 23.23 in.
Natural Leather Tufted Leather Club Chair by Robert & Trix Haussmann
Located in Utrecht, NL
Rare club armchair by Swiss architect and designers couple Robert & Trix Haussmann with original diamond pattern button tufting leather upholstery on high chromed legs. Designed in 1...
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

"Mingx" Leather and Steel Armchair Designed by Konstantin Grcic for Driade
Located in New York, NY
"Mingx" is an armchair, designed by Konstantin Grcic and manufactured by Driade, with structure in printed steel sheet and rod with polyester painted in orange, light gray, bronze or...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

"Mingx" Leather and Steel Armchair Designed by Konstantin Grcic for Driade
Located in New York, NY
"Mingx" is an armchair, designed by Konstantin Grcic and manufactured by Driade, with a structure in printed steel sheet and rod with polyester painted in orange, light gray, bronze ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Pair of Italian Empire Carved Wood and Leather Swivel Chairs
Located in Chicago, IL
Striking and sculptural pair of Italian Empire style swiveling armchairs. Round seats and sinuous arms that intertwine to form the back. Frames are finished in a cream lacquer under ...
Category

Vintage 1940s American Swivel Chairs

Materials

Wood, Leather

American Modern Fine Leather & Bronzed Metal Club Chair, Coach Leather Inc.
Located in Miami, FL
This chair was created for the coach flagship store on Madison Ave in NYC. A limited number of theses chairs were made for display purposes.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Italian Leather Armchair by Claudio Salocchi
Located in Munich, Bavaria
This unique armchair with its 1970s design by Claudio Salocchi is characterized by the rotating headrest and adjustable supports. Very unusual is also the abstract leather embossing...
Category

20th Century Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

  • Italian Leather Armchair by Claudio Salocchi
  • Italian Leather Armchair by Claudio Salocchi
  • Italian Leather Armchair by Claudio Salocchi
  • Italian Leather Armchair by Claudio Salocchi
H 29.53 in. W 40.16 in. D 35.44 in.
Vintage Vinyl Armchair, Italy, 1950s
Located in Roma, IT
This vintage vinyl armchair is a design furniture produced in Italy in the 1950s. Imitation leather armchair with legs in brass. Dimensions: cm 60 x 50 x 50 In very good conditi...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Armchairs

Materials

Leather

  • Vintage Vinyl Armchair, Italy, 1950s
  • Vintage Vinyl Armchair, Italy, 1950s
  • Vintage Vinyl Armchair, Italy, 1950s
  • Vintage Vinyl Armchair, Italy, 1950s
H 23.63 in. W 19.69 in. D 19.69 in.
Mats Theselius 'Ambassad' Armchairs for Källemo Sweden, Set of 2
Located in Madrid, ES
Mats Theselius 'Ambassad' armchairs for Kallemo Sweden, designed and produced in 1999. Made in copper frame and natural Elk leather. Set of 2 chairs available.
Category

20th Century Swedish Post-Modern Armchairs

Materials

Copper

Blush Pink Shearling & Antique Brass Armchair with Wing Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The refined design of the Inheritance Armchair is juxtaposed here with a luxurious and plush shearling upholstery set in a contemporary color palette. This variation is upholstered...
Category

2010s American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Nickel

Armchair Model Joe by Poltronova
Located in Milan, Italy
Italian architects Jonathan DePas, Donato D' Urbino and Paolo Lomazzi designed this great lounging chair in the shape of a baseball glove dedicated to Joe DiMaggio for Poltronova in ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Post-Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

  • Armchair Model Joe by Poltronova
  • Armchair Model Joe by Poltronova
  • Armchair Model Joe by Poltronova
  • Armchair Model Joe by Poltronova
H 35.44 in. W 68.9 in. D 43.31 in.
Pair of Rolf Benz 684 Armchairs Cream Leather Wooden Base Swivel Movement
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
A pair of Rolf Benz, 684 armchairs of recent manufacture. Cream leather on a pivotal wooden base for mobility and freedom of movement. Dimensions: H 73 cm, W 60 cm, seat D 57 cm, se...
Category

1990s Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Modernist Vintage Orange Leather Armchairs
Located in Austin, TX
Vintage modernist orange leather armchairs from Italy. This pair is in excellent vintage condition and fully covered in the beautiful, warm leather. We love the lines, reminiscent of...
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

  • Modernist Vintage Orange Leather Armchairs
  • Modernist Vintage Orange Leather Armchairs
  • Modernist Vintage Orange Leather Armchairs
  • Modernist Vintage Orange Leather Armchairs
H 34.5 in. W 22 in. D 21.75 in.
Gentilina Leather Armchairs by André Vandenbeuck for Strässle, 1960s, Set of Two
Located in Varese, Lombardia
This pair of Gentilina armchairs was designed by André Vandenbeuck for Collection Strässle International in the 1960s. These swivel armchairs stand on five metal legs and they are up...
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Space Age Armchairs

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Late 20th Century English Leather Wing Back Chair, circa 1980
Located in London, London
A lovely English wing back leather chair with button down backrest, late 20th century. Great patina, hand dyed leather. Condition In good condition - wear and tear as expected,...
Category

20th Century English Wingback Chairs

Materials

Leather

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Orange Animal Skin Armchairs For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of orange animal skin armchairs is available at 1stDibs. Find 52 antique and vintage orange animal skin armchairs at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 26 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. Orange animal skin armchairs have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Orange animal skin armchairs are generally popular furniture pieces, but Modern, Mid-Century Modern and Scandinavian Modern styles are often sought at 1stDibs. Orange animal skin armchairs have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by De Sede, Georg Appeltshauser and Cassina are consistently popular.

How Much are Orange Animal Skin Armchairs?

Orange animal skin armchairs can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $5,653, while the lowest priced sells for $625 and the highest can go for as much as $24,400.

Finding the Right Armchairs for You

Armchairs have run the gamut from prestige to ease and everything in between. 

Long before industrial mass production democratized seating, armchairs conveyed status and power. In ancient Egypt, the commoners took stools, while in early Greece, ceremonial chairs of carved marble were designated for nobility. But the high-backed early thrones of yore, elevated and ornate, were merely grandiose iterations of today’s armchairs. 

Modern-day armchairs, built with functionality and comfort in mind, are now central to tasks throughout your home. Formal dining armchairs support your guests at a table for a cheery feast, a good drafting chair with a deep seat is parked in front of an easel where you create art and, elsewhere, an ergonomic wonder of sorts positions you at the desk for your 9 to 5.

When placed under just the right lamp where you can lounge comfortably, both elbows resting on the padded supports on each side of you, an upholstered armchair — or a rattan armchair for your light-suffused sunroom — can be the sanctuary where you’ll read for hours. If you’re in the mood for company, your velvet chesterfield armchair is a place to relax and be part of the conversation that swirls around you. Maybe the dialogue is about the beloved Papa Bear chair, a mid-century modern masterpiece from Danish carpenter and furniture maker Hans Wegner, and the wingback’s strong association with the concept of cozying up by the fireplace, which we can trace back to its origins in 1600s-era England, when the seat’s distinctive arm protrusions protected the sitter from the heat of the period’s large fireplaces. 

If the fireside armchair chat involves spirited comparisons, your companions will likely probe the merits of antique and vintage armchairs such as Queen Anne armchairs, Victorian armchairs or even Louis XVI armchairs, as well as the pros and cons of restoration versus conservation.

Everyone seems to have a favorite armchair and most people will be all too willing to talk about their beloved design. Whether that’s the unique Favela chair by Brazilian sibling furniture designers Fernando and Humberto Campana, who repurpose everyday objects to artful effect; or Marcel Breuer’s futuristic tubular metal Wassily lounge chair; the functionality-first LC series from Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret; or the Eames lounge chair of the mid-1950s created by Charles and Ray Eames, there is an iconic armchair for everyone and every purpose. Find yours on 1stDibs right now.