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Art Deco Style Powdery Pink Velvet and Black Lacquered Feet Metal Bar Stool
Located in Halluin, FR
Art Deco style bar stool with a black lacquered metal feet with gilded metal finish and a comfortable powdery pink seat padded back. Elegant, aerial and poetic.
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21st Century and Contemporary European Art Deco Stools

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Metal

Set of Two 20th Century Vintage Pink and Blue Atlantis Armchairs, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Atlantis armchair from the 1960s, produced in the Silesian furniture factory in Swiebodzin at the moment they are unique. Due to their dimensions, they perfectly blend in even in sma...
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20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Velvet

Swivel Lounge Chair In Pink Velvet With Polished Brass Base
Located in Toronto, Ontario
The Future 1st lounge chair has a modern look with a streamlined silhouette. The fully upholstered lounge chair has soft simple lines with contemporary styling giving the chair a...
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2010s Portuguese Art Deco Armchairs

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Brass

European Armchairs in Soft Pink Velvet Upholstery and Beech
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Armchairs, velvet, beech, brass, Europe, 1950s Set of elegant armchairs in a soft pink velvet upholstery. A beech frame with armrests holds the seat and backrest that is highlight...
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Vintage 1950s European Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Velvet, Beech

Mid Century ABCD Lounge Chair by Pierre Paulin for Artifort, 1960s
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Stunning sculptural ABCD chair, designed by Pierre Paulin for Artifort in 1968. The chair is composed of three separate segments, characterized by the lovely wave-shaped curves. It i...
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Fabric

Gufram Roxanne Armchair in Pink Melange by Michael Young
Located in Barolo, IT
The name of this seat evokes music as well as Michael Young's passion for Sting and the Police. And music played a fundamental role in the conception of this sinuous armchair: as a m...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood

Shiro Kuramata Velvet Sofa in Magenta with Arms Black Edition for Cappellini
Located in New York, NY
Sofa with arms Black Edition is a limited edition of the unforgettable armchair sofa with arms designed by Shiro Kuramata in 1982. This iconic product was designed with a chromed str...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Metal

Molteni&C D.154.2 Armchair in Velvet by Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Molteni&C Heritage collection, this armchair, was designed for one of the projects closest to Gio Ponti’s heart, the villa of the Planchart collectors in Caracas, (1953-1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Velvet

Molteni&C D.153.1 Armchair in Chenille by Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Molteni&C Heritage collection, this armchair is a re-make of the D.153.1 designed initially in 1934 by Gio Ponti his own residence in Via Dezza in Milan. This re-editi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Chenille

Molteni&C D.153.1 Armchair in Velvet by Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Molteni&C Heritage Collection, this armchair is a re-make of the D.153.1 designed initially in 1934 by Gio Ponti his own residence in Via Dezza in Milan. This re-editi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Linen

Molteni&C D.156.3 Armchair in American Walnut Structure and Leather by Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Molteni&C Heritage Collection, the D.156.3 armchair, designed by Gio Ponti and produced for Altamira, an American company founded by the nephew of the Spaniard De Cuevas,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Leather

Molteni&C D.154.2 Armchair in Boucle by Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Molteni&C Heritage collection, this armchair, was designed for one of the projects closest to Gio Ponti’s heart, the villa of the Planchart collectors in Caracas, (1953-1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Bouclé

Molteni&C D.151.4 Armchair in Chenille Fabric by Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Molteni&C Heritage Collection, the D.151.4 armchair, is a designed coming from Gio Ponti passion about nautical furnishings. Gio Ponti gained direct experience in four oc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Chenille

De Sede Craft Fabric Armchair by Gordon Guillaumier
Located in New York, NY
DS-49/01 armchair by De Sede. Technical details: Standard configuration: Back cushion and cushion in leather. Legs polished aluminium. If not specified otherwise, the standard c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Armchairs

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Fabric

Mid-Century Modern Italian Gilt Metal Upholstered Rocking Chair, 1970s
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern Italian gilt metal rocking chair reupholstered with vintage Rubelli fabric.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Metal

Model ABCD 1-Seater Sofa by Pierre Paulin for Artifort, 1990s
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Amazing sculptural one-seater ABCD sofa, designed by Pierre Paulin for Artifort in 1968. The sofa is composed of three separate segments characterized by the wave-shaped curves. The ...
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1990s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Fabric

Giovanni Offredi for Saporiti Italia Pink Leather "Onda" Executive Office Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This eye-catching pink leather Onda executive armchair by Giovanni Offredi for Saporiti Italia is very rare in this executive desk chair form. Normally found as a lounge chair, this ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Steel

Fiftypop, Pink Armchair Inspired to the 1950s, Used for Exhibition
Located in Tradate, IT
Inspired by 1950s style armchairs, Fiftypop downplays their typical gravitas through various elements: the shape of the backrest and the seat are tapered to confer a slender, dynamic...
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2010s Italian Modern Armchairs

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Oak, Leather, Wool, Walnut

Cape Lounge Chair, by Charlotte Høncke from Warm Nordic
Located in Viby J, DK
An elegant armchair with an organic design inspired by the puffed sleeves and layered designs of haute couture. Its soft lines and chic details make the cape armchair a real eyecatch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Lounge Chairs

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Foam

Cape Lounge Chair with Stitches, by Charlotte Høncke from Warm Nordic
Located in Viby J, DK
An elegant armchair with an organic design inspired by the puffed sleeves and layered designs of haute couture. Its soft lines and chic details make the Cape armchair a real eyecatch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Lounge Chairs

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Foam

Molteni&C D.151.4 Armchair in Boucle Fabric by Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Molteni&C Heritage Collection, the D.151.4 armchair, is a designed coming fro Gio Ponti passion about nautical furnishings. Gio Ponti gained direct experience in four oce...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Bouclé

Amura 'Buttercup' Armchair in Fuschia by Luca Scacchetti
Located in GRUMO APPULA (BA), IT
More disclosed than the Blossom collection, the Buttercup series stretches out the sinuous profile of its arms a little further, while still remaining equally angular with the back f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Functionalist Chrome Armchairs
Located in Praha, CZ
The armchairs from the 1970s are in their original condition. Protected by chrome, leatherette cover. A total of 6 pieces are available. Damaged leatherette in some places. More like...
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Late 20th Century Czech Other Armchairs

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Chrome

  • Functionalist Chrome Armchairs
  • Functionalist Chrome Armchairs
  • Functionalist Chrome Armchairs
  • Functionalist Chrome Armchairs
H 43.71 in. W 24.02 in. D 20.87 in.
Armchair Bardot Met, Fabric, Metal, Black, Red, Green Modern by Emilio Nanni
Located in MARANO VICENTINO, IT
Bardot met stands out for its elegance and brightness, extending its style to include new frames, pastel and vibrant shades, and refined, contemporary finishes. The frame of the new ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

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Metal

Isa Bergamo Gio Ponti Armchair Made in Italy 1950s Original Fabric
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Isa Bergamo Gio Ponti armchair made in Italy 1950s original fabric.
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Vintage 1950s European Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Aluminum

Two 20th Century Vintage Pink and Blue Atlantis Armchairs, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Atlantis armchairs from the 1960s, produced in the Silesian furniture factory in Swiebodzin at the moment they are unique. Due to their dimensions, they perfectly blend in even in sm...
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20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Velvet

Half Half Armchair with Ottoman Designed by Thomas Dariel
Located in Geneve, CH
Half Half armchair with ottoman designed by Thomas Dariel, Maison Dada Measures: W 83 * D 66 * H 90cm Structure in solid timber and plywood • Memory foam Base and seating fully uphol...
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2010s French Modern Armchairs

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Fabric

Half Half Designed by Thomas Dariel
Located in Geneve, CH
Half half designed by Thomas Dariel, Maison Dada Measures: W83 x D66 x H90cm Structure in solid timber and plywood • Memory foam Base and seating fully upholstered in fabric Feet in ...
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2010s French Modern Armchairs

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Fabric

  • Half Half Designed by Thomas Dariel
  • Half Half Designed by Thomas Dariel
  • Half Half Designed by Thomas Dariel
  • Half Half Designed by Thomas Dariel
H 35.44 in. W 32.68 in. D 25.99 in.
Steel EMU Ronda XS Armchair, Set of 4 Items
Located in Marsciano, IT
The Ronda XS collection consists of a chair, an armchair and a stool. The structure is in iron tubular and the seat-back surface in hot-galvanized expanded metal. Nylon insoles. The ...
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2010s Italian Chairs

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Steel

  • Steel EMU Ronda XS Armchair, Set of 4 Items
  • Steel EMU Ronda XS Armchair, Set of 4 Items
  • Steel EMU Ronda XS Armchair, Set of 4 Items
  • Steel EMU Ronda XS Armchair, Set of 4 Items
H 32.68 in. W 22.84 in. D 24.41 in.
Italian Midcentury Pink Velvet and Metal Legs Armchairs, 1950s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian midcentury pink velvet and metal legs armchairs, 1950s. Set of three armchairs from 1950s, with fully padded seat covered with a new pink velvet and with curved metal legs. ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Metal

Set of 3 Bullarengue Armchairs by Ángel Mombiedro
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 3 Bullarengue armchairs by Ángel Mombiedro Cm : 100 x 70 x 40 seat 80 back cm Inches: 35 x 28 x 16 seat 32 back in RAL metallic structure with synthetic velvet seat. Side-...
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2010s Spanish Modern Armchairs

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Steel

  • Set of 3 Bullarengue Armchairs by Ángel Mombiedro
  • Set of 3 Bullarengue Armchairs by Ángel Mombiedro
  • Set of 3 Bullarengue Armchairs by Ángel Mombiedro
  • Set of 3 Bullarengue Armchairs by Ángel Mombiedro
H 31.5 in. W 39.38 in. D 27.56 in.
Velvet Pink Armchair by Royal Stranger
Located in Geneve, CH
Velvet pink armchair by Royal Stranger Dimensions: Width 98 cm x height 135 cm x depth 99 cm Different upholstery colors and finishes are available. Brass, Copper or Stainless Stee...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Armchairs

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Gold Leaf

  • Velvet Pink Armchair by Royal Stranger
  • Velvet Pink Armchair by Royal Stranger
  • Velvet Pink Armchair by Royal Stranger
  • Velvet Pink Armchair by Royal Stranger
H 53.15 in. W 38.59 in. D 38.98 in.
Pink Capri Swivel Chair by Johannes Andersen for Trensum
Located in Madrid, ES
The "Capri" swivel chair was designed by Johannes Andersen in 1958 and manufactured by Trensum. This one has been reupholstered in pink velvet fabric. Signs of age-related wear on th...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

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Steel

Pink Aurae Throne by Marco Sorrentino
Located in Milan, IT
This throne celebrate geometry and artisanry, surrounding your guests with a brilliant aura. A show-stopping addition to a hotel lounge or a luxurious home entertainment area, the br...
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2010s Italian Chairs

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Other, Brass

  • Pink Aurae Throne by Marco Sorrentino
  • Pink Aurae Throne by Marco Sorrentino
  • Pink Aurae Throne by Marco Sorrentino
  • Pink Aurae Throne by Marco Sorrentino
H 47.25 in. W 47.25 in. D 19.69 in.
Pair of Mid-century Armchairs with Pink velvet upholstery fabric from the 1960s
Located in Budapest, HU
Pair of mid-century armchairs, 1960s. Pink velvet upholstery fabric.
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood

Pair of French Armchairs in Modern Style
Located in Houston, TX
This pair of chairs was produced and designed by Jacques Coulon for a Paris hotel. They have been re-upholstered in a salmon-colored ultra-suede. They are of Classic Mid-Century Mode...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Fabric

Midcentury Rosewood Pink Corduroy Club Armchair, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
German armchair produced in the 1960s in Berlin. The armchair is after a thorough renovation of upholstery and carpentry. The wooden frame is thoroughly cleaned and covered with a se...
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20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Velvet, Beech

Pair of Midcentury Rosewood Pink Corduroy Club Armchairs, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
German armchairs produced in the 1960s in Berlin. The armchairs are after a thorough renovation of upholstery and carpentry. The wooden frame is thoroughly cleaned and covered with a...
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20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Velvet, Beech

Two 20th Century Vintage Pink and Blue Atlantis Armchairs, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Atlantis armchair from the 1960s, produced in the Silesian furniture factory in Swiebodzin at the moment they are unique. Due to their dimensions, they perfectly blend in even in sma...
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20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Velvet

Reupholstered Torso Lounge Chair Designed by Paolo Deganello
Located in Berlin, DE
The Torso lounge chair was designed by Paolo Deganello in 1982 and was produced for Cassina. With its' asymmetric and sculptural backrest and two color scheme it is a true statement...
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

Je T'Attends Armchair in Magenta Velvet and Matte Black Metal
Located in Ponte Enza di Gattatico, IT
Time slows down to the simplicity of a second – sit down, breathe. Esprit Noir slips a breath between the seams, into the body of the materials, takes possession of the objects and g...
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2010s Italian International Style Armchairs

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Metal

Vintage Pink Velvet Armchair
Located in Chorzów, PL
Armchair, Poland, 1970s Very good condition. After wood renovation and upholstery replacement. Dimensions: Height 74 cm, seat height 39 cm, depth 75 cm, width 59 cm.
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Vintage 1970s Polish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Velvet, Birch

  • Vintage Pink Velvet Armchair
  • Vintage Pink Velvet Armchair
  • Vintage Pink Velvet Armchair
  • Vintage Pink Velvet Armchair
H 29.14 in. W 23.23 in. D 29.53 in.
Pair of Midcentury armchair "Micaela" by Gianni Moscatelli for Formanova, 1970s
Located in Milano, IT
Pair of armchairs model Micaela designed by Gianni Moscatelli for Formanova manufacture in 1970s. The pair of armchairs is with the original fabric in perfect condition. The fabric ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Metal

Modern Brass Armchair or Dining Chair in Black White Green or Pink
Located in Origgio (VA), IT
Pupa armchair signed by Andrea Branzi is agile and voluptuous at the same time. It leans on a light metallic frame leaving the volume floating in the space. Born with chrome frame fo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Plastic

Louise Upholstered Armchair in Beechwood Legs, by Miniforms Lab
Located in New York, NY
Here you are shown the Louise upholstered armchair with beech wood legs, and multiple upholstering options by Miniforms Lab. The Louise Armchair is also available with an ash stained...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Upholstery, Beech

Leda Cushion Armchair in Black Metal Base, by Francesco Beghetto
Located in New York, NY
This Leda chair with is shown with an upholstered cushion and armrests, as well as in the black Metal structure. The chair is available without arms as well, and in a white metal bas...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Metal

Ali Armrest Chair in Beech Walnut Base with Seat, by Philippe Tabet
Located in New York, NY
Chair with solid beech legs stained oak, walnut or black aniline. Shell upholstered in the listed fabrics. Here you are shown the Ali armrest chair in beech stained walnut base with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Wood, Upholstery

French Mid-century Pink Fabric Armchair and Ottoman "CM 190" by Pierre Paulin
Located in Barcelona, ES
Pierre Paulin Armchair and ottoman model “CM 190” Manufactured by Thonet France, 1954 Iron, fabric upholstery. Measurements: 57 cm x 49 cm x 67 H cm 22.44 in x 19.29 in x ...
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Vintage 1950s French Armchairs

Materials

Iron

Big Leather Armchair, 1960s
Located in Praha, CZ
- made in Czechoslovakia - made of calfskin - very comfortable - good, original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Animal Skin

  • Big Leather Armchair, 1960s
  • Big Leather Armchair, 1960s
  • Big Leather Armchair, 1960s
  • Big Leather Armchair, 1960s
H 29.53 in. W 53.94 in. D 43.31 in.
Colony Armchair in Black Legs, Walnut Structure, Upholstered Cushions, by Skrivo
Located in New York, NY
Colony armchair with metal base varnished is offered here in black, however, also available in white, silk grey, dusty grey, intense blue or bronze. The Structure is offered in natur...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Italian Armchairs with High Backs, New Upholstery
Located in Brussels, BE
Pair of Italian armchairs with high backs, new upholstery.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Italian Gio Ponti Style 1950s Pink Cushioned Armchair
Located in Varese, Lombardia
This beautiful cushioned armchair was design and produced in the 1950s. Its shape, style and quality resembles similar contemporary products design by Gio Ponti. The armchair has bee...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood

Carved Solid Oak Antique French Armchair with Pink Velvet
Located in Livingston, NJ
Beautifully detailed hand carved French oak antique arm chair. Newly upholstered in hot pink velvet. Carved roses and other floral designs embellish this unique throne like chair. Pl...
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Antique Early 1900s French Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Jacques Adnet Pair of Armchairs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Exceptional pair of armchairs in solid Macassar ebony.
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Vintage 1930s French Armchairs

Materials

Macassar

  • Jacques Adnet Pair of Armchairs
  • Jacques Adnet Pair of Armchairs
  • Jacques Adnet Pair of Armchairs
  • Jacques Adnet Pair of Armchairs
H 35 in. W 22 in. D 19 in.
Set of Six 'Movie' Chairs by Mario Marenco for Poltrona Frau
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Mario Marenco for Poltrona Frau, set of six 'Movie' armchairs, metal and leather, Italy, 1984. Set of six of Italian armchairs in a bright color combination. The seat are padded and...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Armchairs

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Steel

Pair of 20th Century Pink Velvet Shell Club Armchairs, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Very comfortable and stabile club seats. Produced in the 1960s in Poland. The whole armchairs are covered with high-quality velour color pink 2258. The armchairs are after a complete...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Velvet, Beech

Early 20th Century Leather Chippendale Wing Back Chair Armchair
Located in London, GB
This is a very handsome antique Chippendale Revival Chesterfield wingback leather armchair, circa 1900 in date. This beautiful armchair is upholstered in a sumptuous tan leather, fe...
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Antique Early 1900s English Chippendale Armchairs

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Leather

Italian Mid-Century Velvet Armchairs by ISA Bergamo, Set of Two, 1950s
Located in Paris, FR
Pair of 20th-century vintage Italian curved club armchairs manufactured by ISA Bergamo. We have fully restored the seating in a vibrant purple-pink velvet upholstery and brass polish...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Set of Two Mid-Century Modern Magenta Pink Armchairs, 1960s, Poland
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Polish armchair produced at the turn of the 1960s and 1970s in the Bending Furniture Factory in Radomsko. This is a limited edition marked with the B-310 VAR symbol. The armchair is ...
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20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Velvet, Beech

20th Century Pink Velvet Shell Club Armchair, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Very comfortable and stabile club seat. Produced in the 1960s in Poland. The whole armchair are covered with high-quality velour color pink 2258. The armchair is after a complete uph...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Velvet, Beech

  • 20th Century Pink Velvet Shell Club Armchair, 1960s
  • 20th Century Pink Velvet Shell Club Armchair, 1960s
  • 20th Century Pink Velvet Shell Club Armchair, 1960s
  • 20th Century Pink Velvet Shell Club Armchair, 1960s
H 29.53 in. W 24.41 in. D 17.72 in.
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Pink European Armchairs For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of pink european armchairs for sale on 1stDibs. Each of these unique pink european armchairs was constructed with extraordinary care, often using fabric, wood and metal. Find 61 antique and vintage pink european armchairs at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 34 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. Pink european armchairs have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Pink european armchairs bearing Mid-Century Modern or Modern hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. Pink european armchairs have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Molteni & C, Gio Ponti and Miniforms are consistently popular.

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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.