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1974 Eero Saarinen for Knoll Rolling Executive Office Chairs Original Red Fabric
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Saarinen rolling executive office chair with arms. These are gorgeous and original examples, which are
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

1974 Eero Saarinen for Knoll Rolling Executive Office Chairs Original Tan Fabric
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Saarinen rolling executive armless office chair. These are gorgeous and original examples, which are dated
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

1974 Eero Saarinen for Knoll Rolling Executive Office Chair Original Blue Fabric
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
rolling executive office chair with arms. These are gorgeous and original examples, which are from 1974
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

2001 Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Arm Desk / Office Chair in Charcoal
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a Saarinen Executive Desk Chair, model 71S, originally designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
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Early 2000s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Midcentury Saarinen Executive Chairs for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Midcentury Saarinen Executive chair in reddish brown / burns sienna leather. With manual adjustable
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

Armless Executive Chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Chicago, IL
c. 1983. Upholstered in dark green wool. On vaster, height adjustable and swivels.
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Wool

Knoll Eero Saarinen Executive Tubular Leg Chair in Cowtan & Tout Velvet
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Miami, FL
Knoll Eero Saarinen executive tubular leg chair in Cowtan & Tout velvet Offered for sale is a
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

2010s Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Desk Chairs in Blue Leather
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a Saarinen Executive Arm Chair with swivel base designed in 1948 by Eero Saarinen and
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2010s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Saarinen Executive Arm Chair in Original Black Leather, Contemporary Swivel Base
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Wilton, CT
Gorgeous Knoll Saarinen office chair on a contemporary swivel base. These classic chairs come in
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1990s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Saarinen Executive Armless Chair in Emerald Green Velvet, Vintage Swivel Base
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Wilton, CT
We've been restoring Saarinen executive chairs for years in every fabric one can imagine, right in
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Saarinen Executive Armless Chair in Royal Blue Velvet, Vintage Swivel Base
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Wilton, CT
We've been restoring Saarinen executive chairs for years in every fabric one can imagine, right in
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Saarinen Executive Armless Chair in Leather and Suede, Vintage Swivel Base
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Wilton, CT
Montage has been restoring Saarinen Executive Chairs for years in every fabric one can imagine
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

1980s Eero Saarinen for Knoll Armless Executive Desk Chair with Swivel Base
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a Saarinen armless executive chair, model No. 72 US-BC, designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
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Vintage 1980s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

C. 1979 Eero Saarinen Executive Swivel Desk Chair w/ Tan Leather Upholstery
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a rare Saarinen Executive Chair, Model 68 UPC, originally designed by Eero Saarinen for
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Saarinen Executive Armchair in Saddle Leather, Swivel Base
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Wilton, CT
We have been restoring Saarinen executive chairs for years in every fabric one can imagine, right
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs ...

Materials

Metal

Eero Saarinen Knoll Executive Dining Chair/Armchairs with Tubular Legs, Set of 4
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Set of four Mid-Century Modern executive dining chair set featuring 2 side chairs and 2 armchairs
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

1960s Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Swivel Desk Chair on Casters in Fabric
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a rare Saarinen Executive Chair, Model 68S, originally designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
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Vintage 1960s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

1980s Knoll Saarinen Executive Swivel Desk Chair in Teal Blue Fabric, Model 71S
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a Saarinen Executive Desk Chair, Model 71S, originally designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
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Vintage 1980s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

1980s Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Desk or Dining Chair in Hopsack Fabric
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a Saarinen Executive Chair, Model 71 USB, designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll in 1950. This
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Vintage 1980s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen for Knoll New Executive Swivel Desk Arm Chair
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Stunning authentic mid-century modern Saarinen executive arm chair features a height-adjustable
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs ...

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Aluminum

Pair of Saarinen Executive Armchairs Knoll Mid-Century Modern
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Grand Cayman, KY
renowned designer Eero Saarinen for Knoll. These iconic chairs feature a classic 4-leg chromed tube steel
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Vintage 1960s American Organic Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Saarinen Executive Armchair in Original Black Leather, Vintage Swivel Base
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Wilton, CT
This gorgeous vintage Knoll Saarinen Executive Armchair comes in its original supple black leather
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Vintage 1980s North American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk C...

Materials

Steel

Saarinen Executive Armchair in Gunmetal Velvet on Vintage Swivel Base
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Wilton, CT
We've been restoring Saarinen Executive chairs for years in every fabric one can imagine, right in
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Rare 1960s Eero Saarinen Associates Upholstered Executive Tulip Swivel Armchairs
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
These are Executive desk chairs, designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll Associates in the 1960s. This
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Vintage 1960s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum, Steel

Knoll Saarinen Executive Armchair in Original Light Turquoise Textile, Swivel Ba
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Basel, BS
1980s Vintage executive armchair with original light turquoise woven knoll textile. Beautiful faded
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

Saarinen Executive Armchairs in Velvet, Swivel Base, Gold Edition, Set of 6
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Wilton, CT
The next generation of Eero Saarinen's famed executive chairs have arrived, 100% authentic Eero
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

1977 Pearson Executive Desk Chair by Max Pearson for Knoll International
By Max Pearson, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a Pearson Executive Chair, designed in 1966 by Max Pearson for Knoll. While Pearson had
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Eero Saarinen Executive Side Chair For Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Executive side chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll features green print, linen blend upholstery with
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Saarinen Executive Armless Chair in Emerald Velvet, Gold Edition
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Wilton, CT
Edited by Montage, 100% authentic Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Armless Chairs completely
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Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Steel

Saarinen Executive Side Chair with Fiberglass Back by Knoll
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
This vintage Knoll Associates executive side chair, designed by the renowned Eero Saarinen
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Saarinen Executive Armless Chair in Navy Velvet, Steel Tubular Legs
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Wilton, CT
We have been restoring Saarinen Executive Chairs for years in every fabric one can imagine. We’ve
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Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Steel

Saarinen Executive Armless Chairs in Gunmetal Velvet, Set of 6
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Wilton, CT
We have been restoring Saarinen Executive Chairs for years in every fabric one can imagine. We’ve
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Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Saarinen Executive Side Chair with Metal Legs for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Glendale, CA
Saarinen Executive side chair with metal legs for Knoll. Originally designed in 1946, this late
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Set of 4 Saarinen Executive Side Chairs by Knoll
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Dallas, TX
Set of 4 Model 72 executive chairs by Eero Saarinen for Knoll International. These feature a fluid
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Steel

1970s Eero Saarinen for Knoll Armless Executive Side Chair
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a Saarinen Executive Armless Side Chair, Model 72C, designed in 1950 by Eero Saarinen and
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Steel

Olive Leather Knoll Saarinen Six Executive Bucket Chairs Set
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Set of six Knoll adjustable height office executive barrel chairs. Beautiful olive genuine leather
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

2021 Eero Saarinen for Knoll Armless Executive Dining Chair Blue Mohair Velvet
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a single 2021 production Eero Saarinen for Knoll armless executive side / dining
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2010s American Modern Chairs

Materials

Velvet

1960s Eero Saarinen Knoll Executive Side Chairs in Yellow Hopsack Fabric
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a Saarinen Executive Side Chair, model 72C, designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll in 1950
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Vintage 1960s American Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Steel

1970s Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Side Chairs in Rust Velvet
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a Saarinen Executive Side Chair, model 72C, designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll in 1950
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Steel

Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Armchairs
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Dallas, TX
We have a set of 12 like new Eero Saarinen executive armchairs. These would be wonderful re
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Armchairs
Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Armchairs
H 31.5 in W 25.5 in D 24.5 in
Knoll Desk Chair in Contrasting Saddle Leather/Suede, Vintage Swivel Base
By Knoll
Located in Wilton, CT
Montage has been restoring Saarinen Executive Chairs for years in every fabric one can imagine
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

2011 Eero Saarinen Executive Side Chairs in Red Fabric w/ White Plastic Backs
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a Saarinen Executive Side Chair, model 72C, designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll in 1950
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2010s American Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Steel

2018 Pair of Eero Saarinen for Knoll Armless Executive Dining Chairs w/ Fabric
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a pair of Saarinen Armless Executive Chairs, model 72C, designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
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2010s American Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Foam, Wood, Fabric, Plywood

2014 Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Side Chair Model 72C in Red Fabric
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a Saarinen Executive Armless Side Chair, Model 72C, designed in 1950 by Eero Saarinen and
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2010s American Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Armchairs in Blue Classic Boucle
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Culver City, CA
Priced Per Chair* One of Knoll's most popular designs for the past 70 years, Eero Saarinen
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Early 2000s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Armchairs in Custom Tan Tweed
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Culver City, CA
One of Knoll's most popular designs for the past 70 years, Eero Saarinen's executive armchair is
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Early 2000s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Set of 10 Eero Saarinen for Knoll 72C Executive Armless Chairs Chrome Legs *2016
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in St. Louis, MO
Eero Saarinen originally designed this chair in the 1950s MCM period for Knoll, model 72C armless
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Chrome

2016 Pair of Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Side Chairs w/ Grey Boucle Fabric
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a pair of Saarinen Armless Executive Chairs, model 72C, designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
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2010s American Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Foam, Wood, Plastic

1950s Set of Four Eero Saarinen for Knoll Armless Executive Side Chairs w/ Legs
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a set of four Saarinen Executive Chairs, model 72C, originally designed by Eero Saarinen
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Vintage 1950s American Modern Side Chairs

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Fiberglass, Walnut, Upholstery, Foam

Eero Saarinen Knoll 2020 Executive Side Chair w/ Wood Legs & Ivory Leather
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Executive side chair with ivory leather and ebonized walnut wooden legs. This appears to be Knoll's Volo
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2010s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

4 pieces of Eero Saarinen/Knoll International fantastic executive chair Mod.72
By Nordiska Kompaniet, Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Djurhamn, SE
chairs you will own. The Finnish-American architect and furniture designer Eero Saarinen assumed that
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Knoll Red Executive Armless Chairs - Set of 12
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Stunning authentic mid-century modern set of twelve Saarinen executive armless chairs by Knoll. One
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Ch...

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen for Knoll Red Executive Armless Chairs - a Pair
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
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...

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Armless Chairs - Set of 8
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Stunning authentic mid-century modern set of eight Saarinen executive armless chairs by Knoll. One
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Ch...

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Armless Chairs - Set of 12
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Stunning authentic mid-century modern set of twelve Saarinen executive armless chairs by Knoll. One
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Ch...

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Vintage Pair of Knoll Saarinen Executive Chairs
By Knoll
Located in Austin, TX
featured in almost all of the Florence Knoll’s interiors, the Sarrinen Executive chair has remained a
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen for Knoll Red Executive Armless Chairs Set of 6
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Stunning authentic mid-century modern set of six Saarinen executive armless chairs by Knoll. One of
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Ch...

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen for Knoll Red Executive Armless Chairs Set of 4
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Stunning authentic mid-century modern set of four Saarinen executive armless chairs by Knoll. One
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Eero Saarinen for Knoll 2020 Executive Armchair with Ivory Leather & Wood Legs
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a single 2020 production Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive arm chair with ivory
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2010s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Knoll Designed Comfortable Cognac Leather Dining-Room/Office Chairs
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Antwerp, BE
Set of four executive armless chairs by Eero Saarinen for Knoll International. Chairs has a label
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Vintage 1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

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Saarinen Executive Office Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the saarinen executive office chair you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, fabric and animal skin, every saarinen executive office chair was constructed with great care. Your living room may not be complete without a saarinen executive office chair — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Each saarinen executive office chair bearing Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern or Modern hallmarks is very popular.

How Much is a Saarinen Executive Office Chair?

Prices for a saarinen executive office chair can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $750 and can go as high as $15,840, while the average can fetch as much as $1,833.

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.