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Harbour Counter Chair, Black Welded Steel and Black Leather 'Dakar 0842'
By Norm Architects
Located in San Marcos, CA
Originally conceived to serve a broad range of needs at menu space, Menu’s showroom or creative co-working space/café in Copenhagen, the Harbour chair design has expanded to respond ...
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2010s Lithuanian Scandinavian Modern Chairs

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Steel

Harbour Side Chair, Black Steel Swivel Base, Khaki Shell
By Norm Architects
Located in San Marcos, CA
Conceived during the design process for our new creative destination Menu Space located in Copenhagen’s thriving Nordhavn (Northern Harbour) area, the Harbour Chair is the result of ...
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2010s Lithuanian Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

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Steel

Harbour Chair, Swivel Base in Black Steel, Burning Red Shell
By Norm Architects
Located in San Marcos, CA
Available May 2019. Conceived during the design process for our new creative destination Menu Space located in Copenhagen’s thriving Nordhavn (Northern Harbour) area, the Harbour ...
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2010s Lithuanian Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

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Steel

Harbour Side Chair, Black Steel Swivel Base, Burning Red Shell
By Norm Architects
Located in San Marcos, CA
Available May 2019. Conceived during the design process for our new creative destination Menu Space located in Copenhagen’s thriving Nordhavn (Northern Harbour) area, the Harbour ...
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2010s Lithuanian Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

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Steel

Harbour Side Chair, Counter Height Base in Black Steel, Olive Shell
By Norm Architects
Located in San Marcos, CA
Conceived during the design process for our new creative destination Menu Space located in Copenhagen’s thriving Nordhavn (Northern Harbour) area, the Harbour Chair is the result of ...
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2010s Lithuanian Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

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Steel

Afteroom Dining Chair Plus, Black Wood Seat & Back
By Afteroom
Located in San Marcos, CA
Beautifully minimal, the Afteroom chair pays homage to functionalism and the Bauhaus school of art. A Menu bestseller ever since its launch in 2012, the chair is the work of Afteroom...
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2010s Bulgarian Scandinavian Modern Chairs

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Steel

Harbour Chair, Dark Oak Legs and Black "Dakar" Leather
By Norm Architects
Located in San Marcos, CA
Conceived during the design process for Menu’s new creative destination Menu Space located in Copenhagen’s thriving Nordhavn (Northern Harbour) area, the Harbour chair is the result ...
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2010s Lithuanian Scandinavian Modern Chairs

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Steel

Co Chair, Lounge Chair with Black Oak Base and Black Dakar Leather Seat
By The Office Group & Norm Architects
Located in San Marcos, CA
Together, mutually, in common: The words that define the prefix ‘co-’ are at the heart of our new Co Chair design. Conceived in collaboration with The Office Group and Norm Architect...
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2010s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Co Chair, Lounge Chair with Natural Oak Base and Cognac Dakar Leather Seat
By The Office Group & Norm Architects
Located in San Marcos, CA
Together, mutually, in common: the words that define the prefix ‘co-’ are at the heart of our new Co Chair design. Conceived in collaboration with The Office Group and Norm Architect...
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2010s Chinese Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Co Chair, Lounge Chair with Dark Stained Oak Base and Maple 222 Seat
By The Office Group & Norm Architects
Located in San Marcos, CA
Together, mutually, in common: The words that define the prefix ‘co-’ are at the heart of our new Co Chair design. Conceived in collaboration with The Office Group and Norm Architect...
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2010s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Harbour Side Chair, Polished Aluminum Swivel Base, White Shell
By Norm Architects
Located in San Marcos, CA
Conceived during the design process for our new creative destination Menu Space located in Copenhagen’s thriving Nordhavn (Northern Harbour) area, the Harbour chair is the result of ...
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2010s Lithuanian Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

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Steel

Afteroom Bar Chair Plus, Black, Wood Seat and Back
By Afteroom
Located in San Marcos, CA
"Beautifully minimal, the Afteroom counter and bar chair plus pays homage to functionalism and the Bauhaus school of art. A Menu bestseller ever since its launch in 2012, the chair i...
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2010s Bulgarian Scandinavian Modern Chairs

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Steel

3D Dining Chair, Fully Upholstered, Center Base
By Komplot Design, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
Designed by the creative partnership of Komplot Design, the Gubi chair is the first furniture design to be based on the innovative technique of moulding three-dimensional veneer. The...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

  • 3D Dining Chair, Fully Upholstered, Center Base
  • 3D Dining Chair, Fully Upholstered, Center Base
  • 3D Dining Chair, Fully Upholstered, Center Base
  • 3D Dining Chair, Fully Upholstered, Center Base
H 32.25 in. W 19.29 in. D 21.65 in.
Beetle Dining Chair, Front Upholstered, Conic Base, Matte Black
By GamFratesi Design Studio, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
Looking closely at the anatomy of the beetle insect, characterized by its solid outside and soft inside, the front upholstered Beetle Chair possesses all attributes. The front uphols...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

3D Dining Chair, Fully Upholstered, Sledge Base, Matte Black
By Komplot Design, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
Designed by the creative partnership of Komplot design, the Gubi chair is the first furniture design to be based on the innovative technique of moulding three-dimensional veneer. The...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

3D Dining Chair, Fully Upholstered, Center Base, Matte Black
By Komplot Design, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
Designed by the creative partnership of Komplot Design, the Gubi chair is the first furniture design to be based on the innovative technique of moulding three-dimensional veneer. The...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

Beetle Dining Chair, Un-Upholstered, Conic Base, Matte Black
By GamFratesi Design Studio, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
With the introduction of the un-upholstered Beetle chair, the collection has bloomed into a chair series with unlimited possibilities. The Beetle chair is no longer only an upholster...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

Bat Dining Chair, Un-Upholstered, Conic Base, Matte Black
By GamFratesi Design Studio
Located in Berkeley, CA
The Bat dining chair, designed by Danish-Italian design-duo GamFratesi, carries strong references to the interesting characteristics of bats, with its inviting, distinctive shell rem...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

Beetle Dining Chair, Seat Upholstered, Conic Base, Matte Black
By GamFratesi Design Studio, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
Taking inspiration from the four-legged creature – the beetle, GamFratesi has been looking closely at its characteristic elements: shape, shells, sutures, rigid outside and soft insi...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

3D Dining Chair, Front Upholstered, Sledge base, Matte Black
By Komplot Design, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
Designed by the creative partnership of Komplot Design, the Gubi chair is the first furniture design to be based on the innovative technique of moulding three-dimensional veneer. The...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

Beetle Dining Chair, Fully Upholstered, Conic Base, Matte Black
By Gubi, GamFratesi Design Studio
Located in Berkeley, CA
The Beetle chair has since its introduction in 2013 being well received by end-consumers as well as interior architects. Due to its appealing design, outstanding comfort and unique c...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

3D Dining Chair, Fully Upholstered, Sledge base, Stackable, Matte Black
By Gubi, Komplot Design
Located in Berkeley, CA
Designed by the creative partnership of Komplot Design, the Gubi chair is the first furniture design to be based on the innovative technique of moulding three-dimensional veneer. The...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

Concrete and Powder Coated Steel Chair, “H,” from Concrete Collection by Bentu
By Bentu Design
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Material: Concrete, Demolition Leftover Concrete, Powder Coated Steel Size: 580 x 550 x H760 mm Weight: 12 kg Seat Color: Cement Grey Accessory Color: Black About the Artist/ ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Chairs

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Concrete

Handcrafted Outdoor Cali Wire Lounge Chair, Powder-Coated Steel
By Leon Leon Design
Located in Mexico City, Delegación Cuauhtémoc
This outdoor lounge chair is a unique creation by León León Design from Mexico City. It features a solid powder-coated steel structure and can be used either indoor or outdoor. Hand...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Modern Chairs

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Steel

Pair of Powder Coated Steel Prototype Chairs by Jonathan Nesci
By Jonathan Nesci
Located in Chicago, IL
Two prototype chairs in powder coated steel for the Sol Chair by Jonathan Nesci for Volume Gallery. Signed and numbered by Nesci, 2010.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chairs

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Steel

  • Pair of Powder Coated Steel Prototype Chairs by Jonathan Nesci
  • Pair of Powder Coated Steel Prototype Chairs by Jonathan Nesci
  • Pair of Powder Coated Steel Prototype Chairs by Jonathan Nesci
  • Pair of Powder Coated Steel Prototype Chairs by Jonathan Nesci
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Handcrafted Green Outdoor Cali Wire Lounge Chair - Powder-Coated Steel
By Leon Leon Design
Located in Mexico City, Delegación Cuauhtémoc
This outdoor lounge chair is a unique creation by León León Design from Mexico City. It features a solid powder-coated steel structure and can be used either indoor or outdoor. Hand...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Modern Chairs

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Steel

Outdoor Dining Upholstered Side Chair Powder Coated Stainless Steel Sunbrella
By Heather Ashton Design
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Inspired by the simplicity of Mid-Century design, the fay dining chair is created using a stainless steel powder coated frame and specialized outdoor foam. The design is minimal and ...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Outdoor Chair Armless Stainless Steel Powder Coated Black and Nylon Cord
By Ten10
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ten10 1.2.3 Series chair / armless in semi gloss black powder coated stainless steel, nylon cord in black or white, and 4" thick seat and back cushions with outdoor foam in COM. 3 ya...
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2010s American Modern Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Alex Outdoor Upholstered Stainless Steel Powder Coated Lounge Side Club Chair
By Heather Ashton Design
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Inspired by the simplicity of Mid-Century Design, The Alex style of relaxed seating is created using a Stainless Steel, Powder Coated frame and specialized outdoor foam. The design i...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Stainless Steel

La Prima Dining or Side Chair in Powder-Coated Peach Lacquered Galvanized Steel
By Bodegón Cabinet
Located in Brooklyn, NY
La Prima is built from two circles that turn into the seat and back of a chair; a tubular structure generates the rest of lines, unifying the set. La Prima, designed by the Barcelona...
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2010s Spanish Modern Chairs

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Steel

La Prima Dining or Side Chair in Powder-Coated Peach Lacquered Galvanized Steel
By Bodegón Cabinet
Located in Brooklyn, NY
La Prima is built from two circles that turn into the seat and back of a chair; a tubular structure generates the rest of lines, unifying the set. La Prima, designed by the Barcelona...
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2010s Spanish Modern Chairs

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Steel

Alex Outdoor Upholstered Stainless Steel Powder Coated Lounge Side Club Chair
By Heather Ashton Design
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Inspired by the simplicity of midcentury design, The Alex style of relaxed seating is created using a stainless steel, powder-coated frame and specialized outdoor foam. The design is...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Set of 6 - ICON Chairs, 2020, powder coated steel & rope by Christopher Kreiling
By Christopher Kreiling Studio
Located in Pasadena, CA
The ICON Chair will add an architectural moment to any room. From all angles the silhouette offers a different set of lines sculpting space and light. It has a nice weight and works...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chairs

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Steel

Handcrafted Black Outdoor Cali Wire Lounge Chair, Powder-Coated Steel
By Leon Leon Design
Located in Mexico City, Delegación Cuauhtémoc
This outdoor lounge chair is a unique creation by León León design from Mexico City. It features a solid powder-coated steel structure and can be used either indoor or outdoor. H...
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2010s Mexican Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Icon Chair in Leather and Powder Coated Steel, 2020, by Christopher Kreiling
Located in Pasadena, CA
The Icon Chair is made of steel and has a black powder-coated finish. Its joints are meticulously welded, creating a streamlined design. The lines of the frame and leather create geo...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chairs

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Steel

Customizable Powder-Coated Steel Sculptural Triangle Chair by Nazara Lazaro
By Nazara Lazaro
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Triangle chair is part of the Steel Collection, a series inspired by Joan Miró’s paintings and Picasso’s harlequins with a monochromatic nod to the Memphis movement of the 80s. I...
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2010s German Modern Side Chairs

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Steel

Chair by Bayny in Black Powder Coated Steel
Located in Antwerp, BE
Functional art piece or Collectible Design by Belgian contemporary artist Benny Van Den Meulengracht Vrancx 2019. welded steel, power coated. Currently on view at Everyday Galler...
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2010s European Post-Modern Chairs

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Steel

  • Chair by Bayny in Black Powder Coated Steel
  • Chair by Bayny in Black Powder Coated Steel
  • Chair by Bayny in Black Powder Coated Steel
  • Chair by Bayny in Black Powder Coated Steel
H 27.17 in. W 27.56 in. D 26.19 in.
DeMille, Indoor/Outdoor Powder-Coated Stainless Steel Lounge Chair by Laun
By Laun
Located in Los Angeles, CA
DeMille is ready for her close up! Inspired by the streamline moderne architecture found on the east side of Los Angeles, the DeMille Lounge hearkens back to LA’s Hollywood Regency e...
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2010s American Modern Lounge Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Outdoor Armchair Powder Coated Black Stainless Steel and Nylon Cord
By Ten10
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ten10 1.2.3 Series outdoor armchair in semi gloss black powder coated stainless steel, nylon cord in black or white, and 4" thick seat and back cushions with outdoor foam in COM. 3 y...
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2010s American Modern Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Handwoven Jambi Deck Chair, Powder-Coated Steel and Natural Rattan, Mexico City
By Leon Leon Design
Located in Mexico City, Delegación Cuauhtémoc
This handwoven rattan Jambi deck chair is a unique creation by León León design from Mexico City. The lounger features a solid powder-coated steel structure and a handwoven Rattan f...
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2010s Mexican Brutalist Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Strap Lounge Chair, Blue Powder Coated Steel, Leather, Navy Cotton Upholstery
By David Gaynor
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Strap lounge chair is a refining composition in materials with three distinct tactile qualities. Powder coated frame shown in blue and available in standard RAL colors. Cot...
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2010s American Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Berm Lounge Chair, Powder Coated Steel, Felt, Boucle, or COM COL Upholstery
By David Gaynor
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Shown in powder coated steel and wool Also available with: Metal finishing in matte black or any standard RAL color Customer’s own material or leather (COM+COL) Price group 1- Bou...
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2010s American Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Berm Lounge Chair, Powder Coated Steel, Felt, Boucle, or COM COL Upholstery
By David Gaynor
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Shown in powder coated steel and wool Also available with: Metal finishing in matte black or any standard RAL color Customer’s own material or leather (COM+COL) Price group 1- Bou...
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2010s American Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Berm Lounge Chair, Powder Coated Steel, Felt, Boucle, or COM COL Upholstery
By David Gaynor
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Shown in powder coated steel and wool Also available with: Metal finishing in matte black or any standard RAL color Customer’s own material or leather (COM+COL) Price group 1- Bou...
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2010s American Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

FLEX Chair in Black Powder-Coated Steel Sledge Frame by Verner Panton Quickship
By Verner Panton, Verpan
Located in Horsens, DK
True to Panton’s heritage, the FLEX chair features exceptional ergonomic features, simple organic aesthetics and a functional and pragmatic approach to materials. The multipurpose an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Side Chairs

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Steel

DGD Backless Counter Stool, Powder Coated Steel, Oak, Wool, Handmade in USA
By David Gaynor
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The DGD counter stool finds formality and comfort in the industrial and organic. Seat frame shown in walnut and available ash, cherry, maple, or white oak Powder coated steel fram...
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2010s American Modern Chairs

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Steel

DGD Dining Chairs 'Set of 2', Powder Coated Steel, White Oak, Made in USA
By David Gaynor
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The DGD dining chair finds formality and comfort in the industrial and organic. Seat frame shown in white oak and available ash, maple, or walnut. Powder coated steel frame sho...
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2010s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

ICON Chair in powder coated solid steel and rope by Christopher Kreiling Studio
By Christopher Kreiling Studio
Located in Pasadena, CA
The Icon chair is made of steel and has a blackened patina. Its joints are meticulously welded creating the streamlined design. The lines of the frame and cord create geometric shape...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Minimalist Office Chairs and Desk...

Materials

Steel

ICON Chair, 2020, powder coated steel & rope by Christopher Kreiling Studio
Located in Pasadena, CA
The ICON Chair will add an architectural moment to any room. From all angles the silhouette offers a different set of lines sculpting space and light. The chair has is solid and has...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Industrial Side Chairs

Materials

Steel

Step Chair in Blackened Steel with Powdered-Coated Steel and Brass Patina Detail
By Kin & Company
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The signature curves of Kin & Company and waves of Norwegian designer Henrik Ødegaard blend together seamlessly in this collaboration from the two studios, created for the Sight Unse...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chairs

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Bronze, Steel

CH88P Dining Chair in Oiled Oak with Powder Coated Steel Base by Hans J. Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner, Carl Hansen & Søn
Located in New York, NY
The CH88P dining chair is an example of Hans J. Wegner’s exploration of materials. The elegant combination of upholstery, wood and steel shows Wegner’s ability to make minimalist for...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

Custom Powder Coated Green Harry Bertoia Diamond Chairs for Knoll
By Harry Bertoia
Located in Ferndale, MI
Pair of Harry Bertioa for Knoll diamond chairs recently restored and powder coated bright green.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Steel

Crystallized Chair in Bent Recycled Metal, Powder Coated or Clear Anodized
By NEA Studio
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The facets of the Crystallized Chair catch and reflect the changing daylight like a crystal. The intent of this indoor/outdoor recycled metal dining chair is to resemble origami, whi...
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2010s American Minimalist Chairs

Materials

Steel

Beige Carbon Steel Chippensteel 5.0 Sculptural Chair by Zieta
By Zieta
Located in Geneve, CH
Beige Carbon Steel Chippensteel 5.0 sculptural chair by Zieta Dimensions: D 58 x W 46 x H 80 cm Material: Carbon Steel. Finish: Powder-Coated. Matt finish. Also available in c...
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2010s Polish Organic Modern Chairs

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Raw Carbon Steel Chippensteel 5.0 Sculptural Chair by Zieta
By Zieta
Located in Geneve, CH
Raw carbon steel chippensteel 5.0 sculptural chair by Zieta Dimensions: D 58 x W 46 x H 80 cm Material: Carbon steel. Finish: Powder-coated. Glossy finish. Also available in c...
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2010s Polish Organic Modern Chairs

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Arena Steel with Rope Weave Chair
By Cotidiano
Located in Mexico City, MX
The Arena Chair appears as a creative challenge of turning an elemental object into a design piece. Composed of electrostatic painted steel and handcrafted woven in polypropylene bra...
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2010s Mexican Modern Chairs

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Steel

  • Arena Steel with Rope Weave Chair
  • Arena Steel with Rope Weave Chair
  • Arena Steel with Rope Weave Chair
  • Arena Steel with Rope Weave Chair
H 31.89 in. W 18.12 in. D 21.66 in.
White Carbon Steel Chippensteel 5.0 Sculptural Chair by Zieta
By Zieta
Located in Geneve, CH
White Carbon Steel Chippensteel 5.0 Sculptural Chair by Zieta Dimensions: D 58 x W 46 x H 80 cm Material: Carbon Steel. Finish: Powder-Coated. Glossy finish. Also available in...
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2010s Polish Organic Modern Chairs

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Steel, Stainless Steel

La Redonda Steel Accent Chair in Matte Lacquered Dark Rose
By Bodegón Cabinet
Located in Brooklyn, NY
La Redonda is a chair that plays with a pure two-dimensional geometrical figure, the circle. This perfect shape is molded after being cut out of a steel plate, in order to maintain i...
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2010s Spanish Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Umbra Grey Carbon Steel Chippensteel 5.0 Sculptural Chair by Zieta
By Zieta
Located in Geneve, CH
Umbra Grey Carbon Steel Chippensteel 5.0 sculptural chair by Zieta Dimensions: D 58 x W 46 x H 80 cm Material: Carbon Steel. Finish: Powder-Coated. Matt finish. Also available...
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2010s Polish Organic Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Moss Grey Carbon Steel Chippensteel 5.0 Sculptural Chair by Zieta
By Zieta
Located in Geneve, CH
Moss grey carbon steel chippensteel 5.0 sculptural chair by Zieta Dimensions: D 58 x W 46 x H 80 cm Material: carbon steel. Finish: powder-coated. Matt finish. Also available ...
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2010s Polish Organic Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

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Powder Coated Steel Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic powder coated steel chair available at 1stDibs. A powder coated steel chair — often made from metal, steel and wood — can elevate any home. If you’re shopping for a powder coated steel chair, we have 126 options in-stock, while there are 206 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer powder coated steel chair, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A powder coated steel chair made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — is very popular. A well-made powder coated steel chair has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by AMBROZIA, Knoll and Gubi are consistently popular.

How Much is a Powder Coated Steel Chair?

Prices for a powder coated steel chair can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $159 and can go as high as $24,478, while the average can fetch as much as $2,776.

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.