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Maurizio Tempestini for Salterini Clam Shell Wrought Iron Patio Set Modernist
By Salterini, Maurizio Tempestini
Located in Buffalo, NY
Tempestini for Salterini. Set includes 4 matching Clam Shell chairs and Table, Dimensions Chairs: H 26.5 in
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Wrought Iron

Fantastic Set 4 Maurizio Tempestini for Salterini Clam Shell Iron Patio Chairs
By John Salterini, Maurizio Tempestini
Located in Pemberton, NJ
manufactured by Salterini. Wrought iron frames with metal mesh seats and backs. All chairs are in very good
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Iron

Pair Clam Shell Chairs By Tempestini For Salterini
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Pair of Salterini clam shell chairs. Needs to be repainted.
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Vintage 1960s Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Iron

5 Pc Salterini Orange Slice Clam Shell Patio Dining Table & Chairs Powder-Coated
By John Salterini, Maurizio Tempestini
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Tempestini for John Salterini. This set has been freshly powder-coated in white. Chairs dimensions: 27.5 H x
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Wrought Iron

Homecrest Clam Shell Casino Salterini Style Wrought Iron Swivel Chairs, a Pair
By Homecrest
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Homecrest Clam Shell Casino Salterini style wrought iron swivel chairs - a Pair. Item features
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Wrought Iron

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Near Pair of Woodard Sculptura Lounge Armchairs Restored
By Russell Woodard
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Restored near pair of Sculptura armchair lounge chairs. Totally cleaned down and powder coated silver with new plastic floor glides. Sold as a set (2) One chair is slightly smaller ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Iron

1960s John Salterini High Back Lounge Chairs & Ottomans, 2 Lounge Set
By John Salterini
Located in Monrovia, CA
Salterini, John Salterini High back lounge chairs, Newly Powder Coated Flat Black. This listing is for 2 High Back Lounge Chairs With Ottomans. Each High Back Lounge Has It's Own R...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Metal

Large (29") Smooth Undulating White Plaster Shell Pendant Light
Located in San Francisco, CA
A plaster pendant in a smooth, undulating shell shape, with scalloped edges. A newer take on Francis Elkins's 1940s plaster plafonnier. Hanging by four white chains; with 3 medium ba...
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2010s Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Pair of Hans-Agne Jakobsson 'Mini-Tratten' Verdigris Patinated Outdoor Sconces
By Örsjö Industri AB, Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in Glendale, CA
Hans-Agne Jakobsson 'Mini-Tratten' patinated outdoor sconces. An exclusive made for U.S. and UL listed authorized re-edition of the classic Swedish design executed in rich verdigris ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights an...

Materials

Metal

Two Enlighten 'Rey 14' Perforated Brass Dome Ceiling Lamp
By Lisa Johansson-Pape, Paavo Tynell
Located in Glendale, CA
Two Enlighten 'Rey 14' Perforated brass dome ceiling lamp. Hand-fabricated in Los Angeles, these highly refined ceiling lamps are reminiscent of the iconic mid-century Finnish desi...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

Materials

Brass

Wrought Iron Side End Patio Garden Poolside Table Att. to Woodard C 1950/1970s
By Woodard Furniture Co.
Located in New York, NY
Side, or End table suitable for garden, patio, poolside, or sunroom, indoor and outdoor use. The table features a wrought iron base, and metal mesh top. This example is in very good,...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Wrought Iron

Wrought Iron Garden Patio Poolside Side Table Att. to Salterini, circa 1950s
By Salterini, Woodard Furniture Co.
Located in New York, NY
Architectural side, end table having a wrought iron base, with a metal mesh top. The table is in very good original condition, clean and ready to use, it is in grey paint finish. Man...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Wrought Iron

Vintage Wrought Iron Outdoor Patio Set 5 Piece
By Russell Woodard
Located in Cumberland, RI
This beautiful Wrought Iron Outdoor Patio Set has been outfitted with new cushions featuring a Classic Coastal Marine Red and White Stripe with navy lining detail. The 3 generously s...
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Vintage 1950s Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Wrought Iron

Wrought Iron Outdoor Patio Furniture By Woodard
By Russell Woodard
Located in Cumberland, RI
Vintage Wrought Iron Patio Set by Woodard ***Semi-Circle Sectional (3) piece and 48" Round Table available only*** Take a look at this fantastic patio ensemble featuring Woodard’s ...
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Mid-20th Century Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Metal, Iron, Wrought Iron

Wrought Iron and Metal Mesh Garden Patio Sculptura Dining Table by Woodard
By Woodard Furniture Co.
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional wrought iron and metal mesh dining table from the Sculptura series, by The Woodard Furniture Company, with custom made glass top. The table is in excellent original cond...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Wrought Iron

Elegant Italian Sofa in Dynamic Shape and Olive Green Velvet Upholstery
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Italian sofa, velvet, beech Italy, 1950s This dynamic Italian sofa shows strong resemblances with the designs of Federico Munari. The corpus features an a-symmetrical back that is h...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Velvet, Beech

Travertine Marble Rectangular Tall or Drink Side Table Tower Table Chiseled Edge
Located in Chicago, IL
Italian travertine rectangular tall side table, end table or a great drink table. Each table is composed on different travertine slabs making each table unique. Rustic edge travertin...
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2010s American Organic Modern Side Tables

Materials

Travertine

Wrought Iron Garden Patio Dining Table Taj Mahal by Salterini circa 1950/60s
By Salterini, Woodard Furniture Co.
Located in New York, NY
Wonderful vintage garden table in the hard to find, and much sought after Taj Mahal pattern, by Salterini. The table features a decorative wrought iron pedestal base, with a circular...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Metal, Wrought Iron

Milo Baughman Sofa for Thayer Coggin
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This exquisite vintage sofa features a stunning four seat design with six legs for added support. Wood trim, tapered post legs and classic Milo Baughman style add to the Mid-Century ...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Vintage Wrought Iron Garden Patio Chairs Set of 4
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage Wrought Iron Garden Patio Chairs Set of Four Offered for sale is a set of 4 vintage wrought iron garden patio chairs. The set is stylish but does show some vintage paint wea...
Category

20th Century American Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Wrought Iron

Basurto 01 Contemporary Wooden and Fabric Stool
By Colección Estudio, Difane
Located in Mexico City, MX
A tribute to the architectural style that characterized Mexico City during the mid-20th century. Inspired by its lines, symmetry, volumes and shapes, each piece is a miniature abstra...
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2010s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Hardwood

Recent Sales

Pair of Maurizio Tempestini for John Salterini 'Clam Shell' Chairs
By Maurizio Tempestini
Located in Middlesex, NJ
Pair of Maurizio Tempestini for John Salterini 'Clam Shell' chairs.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Wrought Iron

Maurizio Tempestini for Salterini Clam Shell Wrought Iron Patio Set SOLD
By Maurizio Tempestini
Located in Pasadena, TX
Maurizio Tempestini for Salterini Clam Shell Wrought Iron Patio Set 1950s Set of 2 outdoor
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wrought Iron

Maurizio Tempestini for Salterini Clam Stool or Ottoman
By Salterini, Maurizio Tempestini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Maurizio Tempestini for Salterini outdoor "orange slice" or "clam shell" stool or ottoman. At some
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Wrought Iron

Pair of Salterini Clam Shell Outdoor Lounge Chairs
By Maurizio Tempestini
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Classic Pair Of Outdoor Chairs By Maurizio Tempestini For Salterini. Spring Frame Which Adds To The
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Iron

Pair of Tempestini for Salterini "Clam Shell" or "Slice" Iron Chairs
By John Salterini
Located in New York, NY
Cool pair of Tempestini design for Salterini chairs. Often called the "Clam Shell" or "Slice" chair
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Iron

Pair of Galvanized Steel Saucer Chairs
Located in Redding, CT
. We think these are a current reproduction in the style of a salterini clam shell chair.
Category

Early 2000s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Salterini Style Clam Shell Outdoor Patio Chairs
By Salterini
Located in Wilmington, DE
What a find. Offered is a pair of awesome vintage iron 'clam shell' outdoor/patio chairs. These
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furn...

Materials

Iron

Maurizio Tempestini / Salterini Four-Piece Clam Shell Iron Patio Set
By Salterini, Maurizio Tempestini
Located in Buffalo, NY
Rare four-piece set of Maurizio Tempestini clam shell set 2 chairs, settee and table Produced by
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Wrought Iron

Salterini Maurizio Tempestini Four-Piece Wrought Iron Patio Set Clam Shell Style
By Salterini, Maurizio Tempestini
Located in West Hartford, CT
Rare four-piece set of Maurizio Tempestini clam shell chairs or settee. Produced by Salternini in
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Vintage 1950s Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Metal, Enamel, Wrought Iron

Salterini Maurizio Tempestini Four-Piece Wrought Iron Patio Set Clam Shell Style
By Salterini, Maurizio Tempestini
Located in West Hartford, CT
Rare four-piece set of Maurizio Tempestini clam shell chairs or settee. Produced by Salternini in
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Vintage 1950s Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Metal, Enamel, Wrought Iron

Salterini Midcentury Modern Clam Shell Orange Slice Patio Set Chair Settee Table
By Maurizio Tempestini, John Salterini
Located in Chesterfield, NJ
Very cool 3 piece set that includes a wrought iron settee, chair, and table made by Salterini and
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Iron

Tempestini for Salterini Clamshell Base
By John Salterini
Located in New York, NY
Salterini bench, love seat designed by M. Tempestini. This form is know as the "Clam Shell" or
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Iron

Tempestini for Salterini Clamshell Base
Tempestini for Salterini Clamshell Base
H 27.5 in W 41 in D 22.5 in
Maurizio Tempestini for Salterini "Clamshell" Chairs, Pair
By Maurizio Tempestini, John Salterini
Located in Sheffield, MA
Pair of outdoor clam shell lounge chairs designed by Maurizio Tempestini and manufactured Salterini
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Maurizio Tempestini for John Salterini 'Clam Shell' Settee
By Maurizio Tempestini
Located in Middlesex, NJ
Maurizio Tempestini for John Salterini 'Clam Shell' settee.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Modern Salterini Clam-Form Side Chair by Maurizio Tempestini
By Maurizio Tempestini
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This piece was created by Maurizio Tempestini and is known as the "clam" chair...it has
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Iron

Maurizio Tempestini for Salterini Pair of Clam Shell Chairs
By John Salterini, Maurizio Tempestini
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of Tempestini for John Salterini Clam shell chairs. Painted black, in nice shape. Older paint
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Iron

Salterini Orange Slice Clam Shell Side Tables Maurizio Tempestini
By Maurizio Tempestini, John Salterini
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Set of 3 stylized oval side tables by Maurizio Tempestini for John Salterini. Curved legs with
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Iron

Matched Pair Orange Slice Clam Shell Chairs by Tempestini for Salterini
By Salterini, Maurizio Tempestini
Located in Buffalo, NY
excellent vintage condition. Exceptional design by Maurizio Tempestini for John Salterini, Extremely
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Wrought Iron

Maurizio Tempestini for Salterini Wrought Iron Chairs, "Orange Slice-Clam Shell"
By John Salterini, Maurizio Tempestini
Located in Miami, FL
Maurizio Tempestini for Salterini wrought iron chairs, "Orange Slice-Clam Shell" chairs Offered
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Antique Early 17th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wrought Iron

Set of 4 Mid Century Salterini Orange Slice Clam Shell Iron Footstools
By Maurizio Tempestini, John Salterini
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous and rare footstools or seats, designed by Maurizio Tempestini for John Salterini. Orange
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Iron

3 Pc. Salterini Orange Slice Clam Shell Bistro Patio Dining Table & Chairs Set
By Maurizio Tempestini, John Salterini
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
John Salterini. This set has been freshly powder-coated in white. I will also have the matching dining
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Wrought Iron

Maurizio Tempestini for Salterini "Clamshell" Patio Petite Loveseat
By John Salterini, Maurizio Tempestini
Located in San Diego, CA
Outdoor clam shell lounge patio loveseat designed by Maurizio Tempestini and manufactured Salterini
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Iron

Maurizio Tempestini for Salterini Midcentury Patio Set, circa 1950
By Maurizio Tempestini, John Salterini
Located in San Francisco, CA
About A set of four matching clam shell or orange slice outdoor patio chairs composed of wrought
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Wrought Iron

Modernist Wrought Iron Clam Shell Chairs
By Homecrest
Located in Rochester, NY
A pair of sculptural mid 20th century wrought iron clam shell Casino chairs by Homecrest in nicely
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Wrought Iron

Maurizio Tempestini Pair of Patio Iron Lounge Chairs & Table, Mid-Century Modern
By John Salterini, Maurizio Tempestini
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine outdoor patio suite designed by Maurizio Tempestini and manufactured by Salterini in the
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Maurizio Tempestini Pair of Patio Iron Lounge Chairs & Table, Mid-Century Modern
By Maurizio Tempestini, John Salterini
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine outdoor patio suite designed by Maurizio Tempestini and manufactured by Salterini in the
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Iron

Pair of clam chairs by Salterini
By John Salterini
Located in Dallas, TX
A pair of fully restored clam chairs by Salterini.
Category

Vintage 1950s Patio and Garden Furniture

Pair of clam chairs and table by Salterini
By John Salterini
Located in Dallas, TX
A pair of clam chairs and matching table/ottoman by Salterini.
Category

Vintage 1950s Patio and Garden Furniture

Set of Four Salterini-Style Clam Shell Folding Chairs, circa 1960
By Maurizio Tempestini, John Salterini
Located in Portland, OR
Possibly the result of the Maurizio Tempestini and John Salterini design collaboration, these
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Set of Four Clam Chairs and Table by Salterini
Located in 3 Oaks, MI
Set of 4 clam chairs and the original table by Salterini all in excellent condition with original
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Vintage 1950s American Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Iron

"Clam Shell" or "Slice" Lounge Chair by Maurizio Tempestini for Salterini
By Maurizio Tempestini
Located in Denver, CO
This beautiful little classic is equally at home on the deck, next to the pool, or as a sitting chair in a bedroom. Great looks, personality, and comfort in a metal lounge...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wrought Iron

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Salterini Clam For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the salterini clam you’re looking for. Each salterini clam for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using iron, metal and wrought iron. There are many kinds of the salterini clam you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. When you’re browsing for the right salterini clam, those designed in Mid-Century Modern styles are of considerable interest. You’ll likely find more than one salterini clam that is appealing in its simplicity, but Maurizio Tempestini and John Salterini produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Salterini Clam?

Prices for a salterini clam start at $750 and top out at $7,875 with the average selling for $1,198.

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.