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Mid-Century Modern Pair of White Scoop Rattan Chairs
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
A Mid-Century Modern pair of scoop rattan chairs. A very chic set of chairs. These chairs are made
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Rattan

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Located in North York, ON
Pair of Mid-Century Modern lounge chairs. Unique curved frame design with matching foot stools in
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Barcelona Style Lounge Chairs
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Brooklyn, NY
/stylish chrome frames. This stylish mid-century pair is inspired by the iconic style of Mies van der Rohe
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome, Metal

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Walnut Lounge Chairs
Located in North York, ON
Pair of Mid-Century Modern walnut lounge chairs. America circa 1970’s, iconic Mid-Century Modern
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Pair of Vintage Black Leather and Chrome Wassily Style Chairs Mid Century Modern
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
This pair of Black Leather and Chrome Wassily Style Chairs exude the timeless elegance of Mid
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Mid-20th Century Chairs

Materials

Leather

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Curved Channel Back Lounge Chairs
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in North York, ON
Pair of Mid-Century Modern curved channel back lounge chairs. Iconic mid-century modern American
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Pair of Mid Century Modern 'Hunting' Chairs by Børge Mogensen, Model 3237
By Fredericia Stolefabrik, Børge Mogensen
Located in Chino Hills, CA
. These iconic accent chairs are a true testament to the enduring allure of mid-century modern design
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Pair of Warren Platner for Knoll Mid Century Modern Wire Lounge Arm Chairs
By Warren Platner, Knoll
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
A pair of Warren Platner for Knoll wire lounge chairs. A gorgeous set of original Platner arm
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of Vintage Mid Century Fiberglass Shell Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
. Iconic and collectible chairs and mid century modern staple.
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Pair of Iconic Gio Ponti Chairs, Italy 1958
By Gio Ponti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of iconic Gio Ponti dining chairs. Beautifully designed; item restored and ready to be shipped
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Pair of Barrel Back Chrome Lounge Chairs, Mid-Century Modern
By Flair
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Stunning pair of barrel back chrome flat bar lounge chairs. These chairs are in vintage condition
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Danish Lounge Chairs in Boucle Fabric
Located in North York, ON
This pair of mid-century modern lounge chairs is an iconic piece of Danish styling that has been
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Teak

Italian Mid-Century Modern Pair of Lounge Chairs by Piero Lissoni
By Piero Lissoni
Located in New York, NY
An Iconic Italian Mid-Century Pair of Lounge Chairs by Piero Lissoni in a sleek, contemporary, low
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Plastic, Rubber

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Swivel / Lounge Chairs, Blue Faux Fur
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Nautilus Style Swivel / Lounge Chairs, Blue Faux Fur Opposing organic
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1990s North American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Faux Fur

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs, Fully Refurbished, Yugoslavia, 1950s
Located in Beograd, RS
In this listing you will find two Mid-Century Modern Shell Back Cocktail or Lounge Chairs. These
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Vintage 1950s Serbian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Pair of "Girafa" Chairs by Lina Bo Bardi, Brazil, 1986
By Baraúna, Lina Bo Bardi
Located in Deerfield Beach, FL
The Girafa chair, designed by Italian-Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi in 1986, is a distinctive
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Vintage 1980s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Lounge Chairs by Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazil, Mid Century Modern design
By Joaquim Tenreiro
Located in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais
Pair of rare Joaquim Tenreiro lounge chair Brazilian midcentury Joaquim Tenreiro Brazil, 1954
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Lady Chairs in Style of Marco Zanuso
By Marco Zanuso
Located in New York, NY
A classic pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern lounge chairs or Armchairs in the style of Marco
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge / Slipper Chairs by ISA, 1950
By Arredamenti ISA
Located in New York, NY
Iconic pair of Italian 1950s armchairs by ISA in hardwood and upholstery resting on splayed
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Hardwood

Pair of Vintage Mid-Century Modern Italian Paolo Buffa Wingback Lounge Chairs
By Paolo Buffa
Located in North York, ON
Pair of Vintage Mid-Century Modern Italian paolo buffa wingback lounge chairs. Iconic paolo buffa
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Vintage Mid-Century Modern John Salterini Wrought Iron Peacock Chairs - a Pair
By Salterini
Located in west palm beach, FL
A striking pair of vintage MCM outdoor wrought iron peacock chairs. Made by the iconic John a
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wrought Iron

Pair of Vintage Mid-Century Modern Brown Leather Wassily lounge Chairs for Knoll
By Knoll, Marcel Breuer, Stendig Co.
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Pair of Vintage Mid-Century Modern brown leather wassily lounge chairs for Knoll. The Wassily
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Vintage Mid-Century Modern Black Leather Wassily Lounge Chairs for Knoll
By Marcel Breuer, Stendig Co., Knoll
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Pair of Vintage Mid-Century Modern Black leather wassily lounge chairs for Knoll. The Wassily
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome, Steel

Pair of Sleek Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs Kravet Boucle Fabric, C. 1970s
By Milo Baughman
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Baughman, USA, 1970s A stunning pair of sleek Mid-Century modern swivel chairs, the design is of iconic
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Walnut Armchair Side Chairs After Ward Bennett
By Ward Bennett
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This pair of armchairs or side chairs was made after the iconic Ward Bennett design in the 1970s
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

A Pair of Clam Lounge Chairs, Danish Mid Century Modern, Made in the 1950s
By Slagelse Mobelvaerk, Philip Arctander, Arnold Madsen
Located in Odense, DK
This captivating pair of lounge chairs, visually reminiscent of Arnold Madsen’s iconic ‘Clam Chair
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Linen, Beech

Knoll Pair of Vintage Mid Century Black Iron Wire Bertoia Chairs w Red Cushion
By Knoll
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
Knoll, perfect for adding a touch of mid-century charm to any interior. The iconic grid design creates
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Scandinavian Mid-Century Pair of Easy Chairs, Scandinavia ca 1950s
Located in Utrecht, NL
This pair of easy chairs is exemplary of the main ideals of mid-century modernism: the chairs are
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Chairs

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Wood, Wool

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Salterini Ribbon Wrought Iron Chairs - Set of 2
Located in west palm beach, FL
A fabulous pair of vintage MCM wrought iron slipper chairs. Made by the iconic Salterini group
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wrought Iron

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Salterini Ribbon Wrought Iron Chairs - Set of 2
By Salterini
Located in west palm beach, FL
A fabulous pair of vintage MCM wrought iron slipper chairs. Made by the iconic Salterini group
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wrought Iron

Vittorio Nobili, Pair of Italian Walnut "Medea" Chairs, Mid 20th Century
By Vittorio Nobili
Located in London, GB
A pair of mid-20th century Italian walnut "Medea" occassional chairs by Vittorio Nobili for
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Russell Woodard “Sculptura” Springer Chairs - a Pair
By Russell Woodard
Located in west palm beach, FL
A stunning pair of vintage MCM outdoor lounge chairs. Made by the iconic Russell Woodard and tagged
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Iron

Mid Century Modern Newly Upholstered Milo Baughman Cantilever Club Chairs - Pair
By Milo Baughman
Located in Chicago, IL
Natural Linen Boucle - Pair Classic & iconic pair of mid century modern Milo Baughman designed chrome
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Swedish Modern Bruno Mathsson Pair of Rattan Lounge Chairs and Footstool
By Bruno Mathsson, Dux of Sweden
Located in Kramfors, SE
Lounge chairs by Bruno Mathsson in rattan. Indulge in luxury with this pair of iconic lounge chairs
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Rattan

Pair of Milo Baughman Mid-Century Scoop Lounge Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in North Miami, FL
Mfg., circa 1960, newly upholstered in comfy faux shearling. An iconic Mid-Century design!
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Iron

Mid-Century Kofod Larsen Penguin Chairs - a Pair
By Ib Kofod-Larsen, Selig
Located in Raleigh, NC
Mid-century pair of ‘Penguin’ accent chairs. Designed by Ib Kofod Larsen for Selig, Denmark. These
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Mid Century Folding Rope Chairs in the Style of Hans Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Kalamazoo, MI
is closely based on Hans Wegner's famous chair design. This stunning pair of mid-century modern rope
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Mid-20th Century Macedonian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Beech, Cord

Mid Century Modern Cane and Chrome Cantilever Dining Chairs - a Pair
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Elevate your dining room with this pair of Mid Century Modern Cane and Chrome Cantilever Dining
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20th Century Taiwanese Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane

Vintage Mid-Century Modern “Sculptura” Wrought Iron Chairs After Russell Woodard
By Russell Woodard
Located in west palm beach, FL
Capture the essence of mid-century modern Americana with this pair of Vintage MCM Russell Woodard
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wrought Iron

Pair of Italian Mid Century Lounge Chairs by Guglielmo Ulrich
By Guglielmo Ulrich
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of iconic and highly collectible Italian Mid Century armchairs designed by Guglielmo Ulrich
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of Mid Century Modern Bauhaus Styled Brno Chairs Ludwig Mies van DerRohe
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Florence Knoll
Located in Port Jervis, NY
cantilevered armchairs have stayed in production for close to a century. This pair attributed to Knoll from the
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Iconic Pair of Swedish Club Chairs Attributed to Elias Svedberg
By Elias Svedberg
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Yummy pistachio ice cream light green velvet club chairs, having new upholstery and tufted inside
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs, Kidney-Shape, White Boucle
Located in Stamford, CT
Mid-Century Modern Nautilus Style Swivel Chairs, Kidney-Shape, White Boucle Pair Mid-Century Modern
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Bouclé

Danish Mid-Century Modern Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen CH07 Shell Chair a Pair
By Carl Hansen & Søn, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Secaucus, NJ
angels. Please note the price listed is for a pair "two chairs" Specification: Upholstered seat
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Leather, Wood, Plywood

Red Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs by Gastone Rinaldi, Italy, 1960s
By Gastone Rinaldi
Located in Almelo, NL
Red Mid-Century Modern armchairs by Gastone Rinaldi, Italy 1960s. Gastone Rinaldi designed this
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Pair of Bruno Rey Stackable Mid-Century Modern Dining Chairs for Kusch & Co, 90s
By Kusch+Co, Bruno Rey
Located in Zagreb, HR
Pair of Mid-Century-Modern dining chairs designed by Bruno Rey in the 1970s. Iconic design
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Pair of Bruno Rey Stackable Mid-Century Modern Dining Chairs for Kusch & Co, 90s
By Kusch+Co, Bruno Rey
Located in Zagreb, HR
Pair of Mid-Century-Modern dining chairs designed by Bruno Rey in the 1970s. Iconic design
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Pair of Bruno Rey Stackable Mid-Century Modern Dining Chairs for Kusch & Co, 90s
By Kusch+Co, Bruno Rey
Located in Zagreb, HR
Pair of Mid-Century-Modern dining chairs designed by Bruno Rey in the 1970s. Iconic design
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Pair of Bruno Rey Stackable Mid-Century Modern Dining Chairs for Kusch & Co, 90s
By Kusch+Co, Bruno Rey
Located in Zagreb, HR
Pair of Mid-Century-Modern dining chairs designed by Bruno Rey in the 1970s. Iconic design
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Danish Mid Century Modern Lounge Chair by Selig, c1960s
By Selig, Ib Kofod-Larsen
Located in Chino Hills, CA
innovative design has left a lasting legacy in the world of mid-century modern furniture. This lounge chair
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Beech

Pair Vintage Mid-Century Modern Red Cone Chairs Verner Panton for Fritz Hansen
By Verner Panton, Fritz Hansen
Located in Topeka, KS
Magnificent vintage mid-century modern pair of red Cone chairs by Verner Panton for Fritz Hansen
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Sheet Metal

Paul McCobb Planner Group Mid-Century Modern Spindle Back Dining Chairs, Pair
By Paul McCobb, Planner Group
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional pair of iconic mid-century modern solid maple spindle back dining chairs By Paul
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Maple

Pair of Modernist Lounge Chairs, by Martin Eisler, Brazilian Mid-Century Design
By Martin Eisler
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
This pair of lounge chairs designed by Martin Eisler showcase the mid-century modern Brazilian
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Pair of Iconic Mies Van Der Rohe Brno Flat Bar Chair in Black Suede
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in New York, NY
These are a vintage pair of the iconic BRNO chair (model 255) designed by Mies van der Rohe for
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel, Chrome

Greaves & Thomas Pair Of Green Lounge Chairs Mid Century Vintage Retro MCM
By Greaves and Thomas
Located in Cambridge, GB
New Stock ✅ Greaves and Thomas Pair of Green Lounge Chairs Mid Century Vintage Retro MCM A
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Vintage 1960s British Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chenille, Foam, Teak

Pair of Mid Century Documented Walnut "Barrel" Chairs by Vladimir Kagan, 1947
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in New York, NY
This sculptural and iconic pair of low back "Barrel" chairs were designed and executed by Vladimir
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Pair Tempestini - Salterini "Radar" White Enamel Iron Chairs 1950s Mid-Century
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of Salterini Radar chairs in white enameled wrought iron. A fine pair of the iconic model
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Modern Safari Chairs by Erik Wørts for Niels Eilersen, Denmark 1960s
By Niels Eilersen, Erik Wørts
Located in Lisboa, Lisboa
The image depicts a pair of Danish mid-century ‘safari’ chairs, which are iconic in their
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Rosewood

Pair Of French Modern Karate Chairs By Michel Cadestin
By Michel Cadestin
Located in Houston, TX
stunning pair of mid century space age fiberglass chairs have been newly painted and professionally
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Bouclé, Fiberglass

Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen for Knoll Red Executive Armless Chairs - a Pair
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Stunning authentic mid-century modern pair of Saarinen executive armless chairs by Knoll. One of
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Ch...

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Steel, Chrome

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Pair Of Modern Mid Century Chairs Iconic For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal pair of modern mid century chairs iconic for your home. Each pair of modern mid century chairs iconic for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, fabric and metal. There are 27 variations of the antique or vintage pair of modern mid century chairs iconic you’re looking for, while we also have 3 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer pair of modern mid century chairs iconic, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A pair of modern mid century chairs iconic is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern styles are sought with frequency. You’ll likely find more than one pair of modern mid century chairs iconic that is appealing in its simplicity, but Herman Miller, Charles Eames and Charles and Ray Eames produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Pair Of Modern Mid Century Chairs Iconic?

The average selling price for a pair of modern mid century chairs iconic at 1stDibs is $3,785, while they’re typically $575 on the low end and $21,987 for the highest priced.

A Close Look at mid-century-modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by celebrated manufacturer Knoll, a chief influencer in the rise of modern design in the United States, thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture designers caught the spirit.

Classically oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb, who designed holistic groups of sleek, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

Generations turn over, and mid-century modern remains arguably the most popular style going. As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality antique and vintage seating cannot be overstated.

Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other lounge furniture — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless furnishings in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other items — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring official reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of unique chairs, sofas and other seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.

Questions About Pair Of Modern Mid Century Chairs Iconic
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 3, 2023
    Some iconic chairs from the mid-century modern era include the Egg chair by Arne Jacobson, the La Chaise by Charles and Ray Eames and the Womb chair by Eero Saarinen. With their clean lines, organic shapes and simple details, these chairs reflect some of the key features of the style. Shop a variety of mid-century modern chairs on 1stDibs.