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Contemporary Tanit Classic Chair in Bicolored Aluminum, Manhattan Version
By Francesco Soro
Located in Milan, Lombardy
The ‘Tanit Classic’ series features backs and seats of aluminum. The panels are variously perforated, thus creating an interesting geometric effect. Seats and backs feature a cheque...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Iron

Contemporary Violet Chair with Velvet Seat and Seatback in Red Color
By Francesco Soro
Located in Milan, Lombardy
The 'Violet' chair features a Minimalist design and is well conceived in its essentiality. The frame is made of metal and the upholstery is in velvet. The metal frame is curvy both i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Iron

Contemporary Tanit Soft Chair with Red Velvet Cover
By Francesco Soro
Located in Milan, Lombardy
The ‘Tanit Soft’ chairs are available with an option that makes them unique objects in terms of richness and comfort: an upholstered and quilted cover of various colours that is put ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Iron

  • Contemporary Tanit Soft Chair with Red Velvet Cover
  • Contemporary Tanit Soft Chair with Red Velvet Cover
  • Contemporary Tanit Soft Chair with Red Velvet Cover
  • Contemporary Tanit Soft Chair with Red Velvet Cover
H 33.08 in. W 14.38 in. D 17.72 in.
Mid-Century Modern Italian Set of 4 Upholstered Chairs with Black Iron Structure
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern Italian set of 4 dining or desk black lacquered iron chairs with its original red fabric upholstery, 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Iron

Heart Chair
By Giulia Ligresti
Located in Milan, IT
Featuring a stylish design that makes it both aesthetically pleasing and functional, this chair from the Imperfect Love Collection will make a statement in a contemporary and eclecti...
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2010s Italian Modern Chairs

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Iron

  • Heart Chair
  • Heart Chair
  • Heart Chair
  • Heart Chair
H 33.27 in. W 16.15 in. D 15.95 in.
19th Century Regency Period Cast Iron Rocking Chair
Located in London, GB
A Regency period cast iron rocking chair, having a rectangular back, with wrought iron scrolls to the arms and base. With red leather seat.
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Antique 19th Century English Regency Rocking Chairs

Materials

Wrought Iron

Red Leather Iron Vintage Geometric Dining Chairs or Chairs Modern 1960s Austria
Located in Vienna, AT
A red leather iron vintage geometric set of 5 dining chairs or chairs, which were designed and executed in Austria 1960s. The untreated brushed iron frame with three legs and a poin...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Iron

Augusto Bozzi Armchair, Model "Golden", Manufactured by Fratelli Saporiti, 1950s
By Fratelli Saporiti, Augusto Bozzi
Located in Wolfurt, AT
This armchair, model "Golden" was designed by Augusto Bozzi and manufactured by Fratelli Saporiti in 1958. On the varnished steel rod rests body made of curved Masonite. The armchair...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Iron

Italian Chairs Set of Six in Red Velvet and Iron, 1950s
Located in Milano, IT
Beautiful set of six Italian chairs from the 1950s. The set has a black painted iron frame, forming geometric lines and a pleasing style. The feet have round brass ferrules, while th...
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Vintage 1950s European Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass, Iron

Pair of Iron & Leather Sling Chairs after Giorgio Belloli
By Giorgio Belloli
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Pair of iron and leather sling chairs in the manner of Giorgio Belloli, circa early 1970s. These examples have patinated iron frames and have been newly upholstered in a soft and sup...
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Vintage 1970s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Iron

Set of Midcentury Five Chairs Produced Doro Cuneo in Iron and Fabric, 1960s
Located in Milano, IT
Five chairs produced by Doro Cuneo in the 1960s. Legs in black painted iron rod. Seat and backrest in curved plywood padded and lined with new red fabric. Completely restored, in exc...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Iron

Set of Six Midcentury Chairs in Wrought Iron and Brass
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of six midcentury chairs in black wrought iron with brass claw feet and lion heads on legs. Brass finials decorate the top frame of the chairs. Upholstery consists of rounded bac...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass, Wrought Iron

Pair of Midcentury Red Iron Chairs by Ettore Sottsass, 1960s
Located in Milano, IT
Pair of outdoor iron armchairs from 1960. The pair of armchairs is made entirely of red painted iron. The pair is in good vintage condition but due to its wear and tear its paint has...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Iron

Vintage Modern Industrial Iron Rocker
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Unusual vintage modern iron rocker features red upholstered cushions. Please confirm item location (NY or NJ) with dealer.
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Vintage 1960s Industrial Rocking Chairs

Materials

Iron

  • Vintage Modern Industrial Iron Rocker
  • Vintage Modern Industrial Iron Rocker
  • Vintage Modern Industrial Iron Rocker
  • Vintage Modern Industrial Iron Rocker
H 39 in. W 29.5 in. D 32 in.
Set of Ten Dan Wenger Tripod Dining Chairs
By Dan Wenger
Located in Berlin, DE
Here we offer a set of ten Dan Wenger designs dining chairs. The leather can be chosen in black, cognac, red and dark brown. Frame is lacquered in black. Delivery time is around 14 w...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wrought Iron

1950s Child Chair
Located in L'Escala, ES
Beautiful and rare child chair in red burgundy faux leather with iron legs, 1950s.
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Mid-20th Century French Chairs

Materials

Iron

  • 1950s Child Chair
  • 1950s Child Chair
  • 1950s Child Chair
  • 1950s Child Chair
H 23.63 in. W 21.26 in. D 21.26 in.
Two French Mid Century Modern Children's Shell Chairs in Iron and Red Plush 1950
Located in Escalona, Toledo.
Pair of kids chairs with shell-shaped iron structure, eagle legs with aluminum appliqués and red plush upholstery. Produced in France in the 1950s. In good original condition. Measu...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Iron

Set of Four Arthur Umanoff Granada Chairs
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Redding, CT
Set of four Arthur Umanoff Granada chairs. Perfect for a garden or small porch. Newly recovered in red marine upholstery. Perfect for patio or indoor use. Some glides are missing on...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Iron

Bernard Rancillac Elephant Chaise
By Bernard Rancillac
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Bernard Rancillac elephant chair or chaise, circa mid-1980s. This rare example blends sculpted cherry red fiberglass with a subtly curved weighted steel base. It looks phenomenal fro...
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Iron

  • Bernard Rancillac Elephant Chaise
  • Bernard Rancillac Elephant Chaise
  • Bernard Rancillac Elephant Chaise
  • Bernard Rancillac Elephant Chaise
H 59 in. W 79 in. D 59 in.
Russell Woodard Lounge Chair
By Russell Woodard
Located in New York, NY
Nice vintage Woodard chair with original upholstered seat and back. Classical and modern, very good original condition, very slight smudges to the seat cushion, will probably come cl...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wrought Iron

  • Russell Woodard Lounge Chair
  • Russell Woodard Lounge Chair
  • Russell Woodard Lounge Chair
  • Russell Woodard Lounge Chair
H 28.5 in. W 29 in. D 30 in.
Chairs, Attributed to Medea, Italy, 1960s
Located in Greding, DE
Four chairs attributed to Medea, on thin iron legs with an oval seat, covered in a red fabric. Good original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Iron

  • Chairs, Attributed to Medea, Italy, 1960s
  • Chairs, Attributed to Medea, Italy, 1960s
  • Chairs, Attributed to Medea, Italy, 1960s
  • Chairs, Attributed to Medea, Italy, 1960s
H 32.68 in. W 18.51 in. D 18.12 in.
Italian ''Aster'' amchair by Augusto Bozzi for Fratelli Saporiti, 1956
By Saporiti, Augusto Bozzi
Located in Rome, IT
A rare version with armrests of the famous ''Aster'' chair designed in the 1956 by Augusto Bozzi for “f.lli Saporiti”.   
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Iron

Red Midcentury Fiberglass Chair, Czech Republic
Located in Hamburg, DE
This vibrant red chair made in the 1950s in the Czech republic. The legs are made out of black painted metal. There are some signs of use on the seatings and there is a bit of rost ...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Iron

  • Red Midcentury Fiberglass Chair, Czech Republic
  • Red Midcentury Fiberglass Chair, Czech Republic
  • Red Midcentury Fiberglass Chair, Czech Republic
  • Red Midcentury Fiberglass Chair, Czech Republic
H 32.29 in. W 21.26 in. D 19.69 in.
Pair of French, 1950s Side Chairs Attributed to Raymond Subes
By Raymond Subes
Located in New York, NY
Pair of black-painted, wrought iron small chairs, attributed to Raymond Subes, circa 1950. Upholstered in red silk-velvet.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wrought Iron

Wrought Iron and Brass Curule Savonarola Chair, Mid-20th Century
Located in Topeka, KS
Stately and wonderful curule or Savonarola chair comprised of wrought iron and cast brass with red velvet. This chair frame is in perfect and beautiful condition and the velvet fabri...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Armchairs

Materials

Brass, Wrought Iron

Red Iron Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of red iron chairs available on 1stDibs. Find 21 antique and vintage red iron chairs at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 4 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. There are all kinds of red iron chairs available, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Red iron chairs are generally popular furniture pieces, but Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency and Industrial styles are often sought at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made red iron chairs over the years, but those made by Francesco Soro, Augusto Bozzi and Arthur Umanoff are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Red Iron Chairs?

Prices for red iron chairs can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, red iron chairs begin at $323 and can go as high as $37,500, while the average can fetch as much as $2,346.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically-shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American 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.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s 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, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century 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, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right Chairs for You

Chairs are an indispensable component of your home and office. Can you imagine your life without the vintage, new or antique chairs you love?

With the exception of rocking chairs, the majority of the seating in our homes today — antique and vintage Windsor chairs, chaise longues, wingback chairs — originated in either England or France. Art Nouveau chairs, the style of which also originated in those regions, embraced the inherent magnificence of the natural world with decorative flourishes and refined designs that blended both curved and geometric contour lines. While craftsmanship and styles have evolved in the past century, chairs have had a singular significance in our lives, no matter what your favorite chair looks like.

“The chair is the piece of furniture that is closest to human beings,” said Hans Wegner. The revered Danish cabinetmaker and furniture designer was prolific, having designed nearly 500 chairs over the course of his lifetime. His beloved designs include the Wishbone chair, the wingback Papa Bear chair and many more.

Other designers of Scandinavian modernist chairs introduced new dynamics to this staple with sculptural flowing lines, curvaceous shapes and efficient functionality. The Paimio armchair, Swan chair and Panton chair are vintage works of Finnish and Danish seating that left an indelible mark on the history of good furniture design.

“What works good is better than what looks good, because what works good lasts,” said Ray Eames. 

Visionary polymaths Ray and Charles Eames experimented with bent plywood and fiberglass with the goal of producing affordable furniture for a mass market. Like other celebrated mid-century modern furniture designers of elegant low-profile furnishings — among them Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Finn Juhl — the Eameses considered ergonomic support, durability and cost, all of which should be top of mind when shopping for the perfect chair. The Eameses introduced numerous icons for manufacturer Herman Miller, such as the Eames lounge chair and ottoman, molded plywood dining chairs the DCM and DCW (which can be artfully mismatched around your dining table) and a wealth of other treasured pieces for the home and office.

A good chair anchors us to a place and can become an object of timeless appeal. Take a seat and browse the rich variety of vintage, new and antique chairs on 1stDibs today.