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Pair of Leather Arne Norell Safari 'Sirocco' Chairs, Sweden, 1970s
By Arne Norell, Norell Möbel AB
Located in London, GB
A superb pair of vintage Arne Norell safari sirocco chairs in original leather. Made by Norell
Category

Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Sirocco Chair by Arne Norell, Sweden, 1970s
By Arne Norell
Located in Stockholm, SE
Excellent safari chair / easy chair model Sirocco in green leather designed by Arne Norell
Category

Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

  • Sirocco Chair by Arne Norell, Sweden, 1970s
  • Sirocco Chair by Arne Norell, Sweden, 1970s
  • Sirocco Chair by Arne Norell, Sweden, 1970s
  • Sirocco Chair by Arne Norell, Sweden, 1970s
H 28.35 in W 25.99 in D 25.99 in
Rare Beige Leather Arne Norell Easy Chair Model Sirocco, 1970s
By Arne Norell
Located in Copenhagen, DK
The original 'Sirocco' chair from 1964 designed by Swedish designer Arne Norell. Handmade in Sweden
Category

Vintage 1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Arne Norell Safari Lounge Chair for Scanform
By Arne Norell, Scanform
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A 'Sirocco' safari chair designed by Arne Norell in 1966 and produced by Scanform in Colombia, a
Category

Mid-20th Century Colombian Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Arne Norell "Sirocco" Safari Chair for Norell Möbel AB, Sweden 1960s
By Arne Norell
Located in Utrecht, NL
The original Sirocco chair was designed by Arne Norell in 1964 and was handmade in Sweden in the
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Mid Century Douglas Heaslett Arne Norell Style Chairs, a Pair
By Arne Norell
Located in Basel, BS
Sirocco chair was designed by Arne Norell in 1964. The exposed stained oak frame is constructed carefully
Category

Mid-20th Century African Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Naugahyde, Oak

Sirocco Safari Chair by Arne Norrel
By Arne Norell
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Gorgeous coconut wood single Safari chair. Nice detailed design with detailed jointed connections
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Antique 1770s American Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Coconut

  • Sirocco Safari Chair by Arne Norrel
  • Sirocco Safari Chair by Arne Norrel
  • Sirocco Safari Chair by Arne Norrel
  • Sirocco Safari Chair by Arne Norrel
H 28.5 in W 26 in D 26 in
Midcentury Sirocco Safari Chairs Styled After Arne Norell
By Arne Norell
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Midcentury sirocco safari chair by Arne Norell, this beautiful set of chairs features a strong
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Canvas, Ash

Arne Norell Sirocco Safari Chairs by Norells in Sweden
By Norells, Arne Norell
Located in Skanninge, SE
These chairs are being sold as pairs. The stated price is for one pair of chairs. Four pairs (eight
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of Arne Norell Sirocco Safari Chairs in Rosewood
By Arne Norell, Norell Möbel AB
Located in Berkeley, CA
Origin: Sweden Designer: Arne Norell Manufacturer: Norell Møbler Era: 1960 Materials: Rosewood, Leather Measurements: 26" wide x 26" deep x 29" tall Seat Height: 15" tall Conditi...
Category

Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Rosewood, Leather

Vintage Arne Norell Lounge Chair, Model Sirocco, Sweden, circa 1970
Located in Nashville, TN
Vintage Arne Norell lounge chair, model Sirocco, Sweden, circa 1970. Original light olive green
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Vintage 1970s European Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Arne Norell Sirocco Easy Chair by Arne Norell AB in Sweden
By Arne Norell
Located in Limhamn, Skåne län
Easy chair model Sirocco designed by Arne Norell. Produced by Arne Norell AB in Aneby, Sweden.
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Vintage Arne Norell Lounge Chair, Model Sirocco, From Sweden, Circa 1970
Located in Nashville, TN
Vintage Arne Norell Lounge chair, Model Sirocco, From Sweden, Circa 1970. Original black leather
Category

Vintage 1970s Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Arne Norell Sirocco Safari Lounge Chair in Black leather and Ash, Sweden
By Arne Norell, Norell Möbel AB
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Great Sirocco Safari Lounge Chair designed by Arne Norell and manufactured by Norell Möbel AB in
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Rope, Wood, Ash

Arne Norell pair Sirocco Safari Lounge Chairs in Red leather and Ash, Sweden
By Arne Norell, Norell Möbel AB
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Great pair of Sirocco Safari Lounge Chairs designed by Arne Norell and manufactured by Norell Möbel
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Rope, Wood, Ash

Arne Norell, Pair of Sirocco Lounge Chairs, Leather and Ash, AB Aneby, 1970s
By Aneby Mobler, Arne Norell
Located in Odense, DK
A beautiful pair of safari chairs in a cream colored leather and wooden ash frame. Designed by Arne
Category

Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Ash

Vintage Scandinavian Safari Chair
By Nordiska Kompaniet, Elias Svedberg
Located in Bochum, NRW
Sirocco chair by his compatriot Arne Norell. The armchair was designed to be delivered in a Classic flat
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Canvas, Wood, Leather

  • Vintage Scandinavian Safari Chair
  • Vintage Scandinavian Safari Chair
  • Vintage Scandinavian Safari Chair
  • Vintage Scandinavian Safari Chair
H 29.93 in W 23.63 in D 23.63 in
Midcentury Arne Norell Inca Footstool Ottoman Beech Green Leather Swedish 1960s
By Norell Möbel AB, Arne Norell
Located in Sherborne, Dorset
Norell’s Sirocco Safari chair, this footstool is designed to completely break down into its component
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Leather, Beech

'Pilot’ Easy Chairs by Arne Norell for Norell möbel AB, Sweden 1960s
By Norell Möbel AB, Arne Norell
Located in Utrecht, NL
and the safari chair Sirocco. Ari was awarded the British Furniture Manufacturer’s greatest award
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Pair of Arne Norell Easy Chairs Model Sirocco, 1970s
By Arne Norell
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pair of safari chairs model Sirocco in good condition with original leather. Designed by Arne
Category

Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of Arne Norell Easy Chairs Model Sirocco, 1970s
By Arne Norell
Located in Stockholm, SE
Excellent pair of safari chairs model Sirocco in good condition with new seat cushions. Designed
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of Arne Norell Easy Chairs Model Sirocco, 1970s
By Arne Norell
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pair of safari chairs model Sirocco in good condition with original green leather. Designed by Arne
Category

Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of Arne Norell Easy Chairs Model Sirocco, 1970s
By Arne Norell
Located in Stockholm, SE
Excellent pair of safari chairs model Sirocco in good condition. Original leather and canvas
Category

Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of Arne Norell Easy Chairs Model Sirocco, 1960s
By Arne Norell
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pair of safari chairs model Sirocco in good condition with original brown leather. Designed by Arne
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of Arne Norell Easy Chairs Model Sirocco, 1970s
By Arne Norell
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pair of safari chairs model Sirocco in good condition with original leather. Designed by Arne
Category

Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of Arne Norell Easy Chairs Model Sirocco, 1970s
By Arne Norell
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pair of safari chairs model Sirocco in good condition with original black leather. Designed by Arne
Category

Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of Arne Norell Easy Chairs Model Sirocco, 1970s
By Arne Norell
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pair of safari chairs model Sirocco in good condition with original black leather. Designed by
Category

Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Sirocco Safari chair by Arne Norell in red leather, Sweden 1970
By Arne Norell
Located in Zandhoven, BE
Original Safari chair designed by Arne Norell made out of wood and leather. beautiful patina on the
Category

Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Sirocco Safari chair by Arne Norell in black leather, Sweden 1970
By Arne Norell
Located in Zandhoven, BE
Original Arne Norell safari chair with beautiful patinated leather. Made out of wood, a few screws
Category

Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Arne Norell "Jupiter" Armchairs for Norell Möbel AB, Sweden 1960s
By Arne Norell, Norell Möbel AB
Located in Utrecht, NL
elegance that demands attention. Like Norell’s “Sirocco” and “Inca” models, these “Jupiter” chairs take
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Set of 2 Arne Norell Sirocco easy chairs for Norell AB, Sweden 1970s
By Arne Norell, Norell Möbel AB
Located in ABCOUDE, UT
Set of 2 Sirocco easy chairs model Sirocco in light peach leather designed by Arne Norell, Produced
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Vintage 1970s Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Ash

Arne Norell Red Leather and Wood Safari Chairs
By Arne Norell
Located in San Francisco, CA
Pair of safari chairs, Sirocco model in good condition with original red leather. Designed by Arne
Category

Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

  • Arne Norell Red Leather and Wood Safari Chairs
  • Arne Norell Red Leather and Wood Safari Chairs
  • Arne Norell Red Leather and Wood Safari Chairs
  • Arne Norell Red Leather and Wood Safari Chairs
H 28.35 in W 25.99 in D 25.99 in
Arne Noréll Safari Chair, Norell Mobel, Sweden, 1960s
By Norell Möbel AB, Arne Norell
Located in Antwerp, BE
Sirocco Safari chair by Arne Norrél, Sweden, 1960s. Designed by Swedish architect Arne Norell in
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Swedish Leather Cromwell Sofa by Arne Norell, 1960s
By Arne Norell
Located in Warszawa, Mazowieckie
for his Ari armchair. One example of this influence is the Sirocco safari chair. He was an ambitious
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather, Wood

Pair of Arne Norell Red or Orange Leather Sirocco Chairs, Sweden
By Arne Norell, Norell Möbel AB
Located in Hudson, NY
safari with the "Sirocco" lounge chair in 1964 with dowel and leather strap construction. This pair of
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1990s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Ash

Mid-Century Arne Norell Sirocco Safari Lounge Chair
By Arne Norell, Scanform
Located in Asheville, NC
Fabulous Sirocco safari chair by the Swedish designer Arne Norell Sirocco in rosewood and original
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

Vintage Sirocco Safari Chair by Arne Norell
By Arne Norell
Located in Alvesta, SE
Midcentury safari chair designed by Arne Norell. Nice patina on the leather.
Category

Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

  • Vintage Sirocco Safari Chair by Arne Norell
  • Vintage Sirocco Safari Chair by Arne Norell
  • Vintage Sirocco Safari Chair by Arne Norell
  • Vintage Sirocco Safari Chair by Arne Norell
H 28.35 in W 25.99 in D 25.99 in
Arne Norell Safari-Lounge Rosewood Chairs Model Sirocco, 1960s
By Arne Norell
Located in Odense, DK
Pair of Arne Norell safari chairs. The leather has some patina.
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Rosewood

Vintage Danish Rosewood and Leather Safari Chair by Arne Norell
By Arne Norell
Located in Vancouver, BC
Beautiful Sirocco lounge chair by Arne Norell. Rosewood frame and black leather upholstery, with a
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

Arne Norell Sirocco Safari Lounge Chair, Rio Rosewood and Leather, 1960s, Danish
Located in Grenoble, FR
Sirocco safari chair designed by Arne Norell in Rio rosewood beautifully aged leather seats, backs
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20th Century Danish Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

Pair of Sirocco Safari Chair by Arne Norell Black Leather
By Arne Norell
Located in Helsingborg, SE
The iconic lounge chair Sirocco is designed by Arne Norell for the Swedish furniture manufacturer
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Pair of Arne Norell "Sirocco" Safari Chairs, 1964
By Arne Norell, Aneby Mobler
Located in Middelfart, Fyn
These beautiful 'Sirocco chairs' was designed by Arne Norell in 1964, Aneby Mobler, Sweden. The
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Pair of Sirocco Chairs by Arne Norell
By Arne Norell, Norell Möbel AB
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Sirocco chairs by Arne Norell in patinated, natural leather. Made in Sweden, circa 1960s.
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Lounge Chairs

Materials

Ash, Leather

  • Pair of Sirocco Chairs by Arne Norell
  • Pair of Sirocco Chairs by Arne Norell
  • Pair of Sirocco Chairs by Arne Norell
  • Pair of Sirocco Chairs by Arne Norell
H 28.35 in W 27 in D 26 in
Pair of Black Sirocco Chairs by Arne Norell
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of black leather 'Sirocco' chairs by Swedish designer Arne Norell.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Armchairs

Arne Norell Black Leather Safari Sirocco Chair, Sweden, 1960s-1970s
By Arne Norell, Norell Möbel AB
Located in London, GB
Original Arne Norell Safari (Sirocco) chair with wood frame and black leather in lovely vintage
Category

Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Arne Norell Rosewood and Tan Leather Safari Sirocco Chairs, Sweden, 1960s
By Arne Norell, Norell Möbel AB
Located in London, GB
A stunning pair of authentic vintage Arne Norell safari sirocco chairs in rosewood and wonderfully
Category

Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Beautiful pair of Safari Sirocco Chairs by Arne Norell for Norell AB, Sweden
By Arne Norell, Norell Möbel AB
Located in Berlin, DE
A beautiful pair of Safari "Sirocco" Chairs, designed by Arne Norell for his own company Norell AB
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20th Century Swedish Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Arne Norell Sirocco chairs Sweden 1964
By Arne Norell, Norell Möbel AB
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
This is for an amazing pair of lounge chairs designed by Arne Norell for Norell Mobler, Sweden 1964
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

  • Arne Norell Sirocco chairs Sweden 1964
  • Arne Norell Sirocco chairs Sweden 1964
  • Arne Norell Sirocco chairs Sweden 1964
  • Arne Norell Sirocco chairs Sweden 1964
H 28.35 in W 25.99 in D 25.99 in
Pair of Original Sirocco Chairs by Norell
By Arne Norell
Located in Lejre, DK
Great looking pair of Scirocco easy chairs in ash and patinated leather. Designed by Arne Norell
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Ash, Leather

  • Pair of Original Sirocco Chairs by Norell
  • Pair of Original Sirocco Chairs by Norell
  • Pair of Original Sirocco Chairs by Norell
  • Pair of Original Sirocco Chairs by Norell
H 28.35 in W 26.78 in D 25.99 in
Sirocco Chair by Arne Norell
Located in Pasadena, CA
This chair is the perfect blend of rustic meets modern. Upholstered in black leather with visible
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Armchairs

Materials

Wood, Leather

  • Sirocco Chair by Arne Norell
  • Sirocco Chair by Arne Norell
  • Sirocco Chair by Arne Norell
  • Sirocco Chair by Arne Norell
H 15 in W 26 in D 27 in
Arne Norell Sirocco Chairs in Cognac Sweden, 1964
By Arne Norell
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Amazing patinated pair of Sirocco lounge chairs designed by Arne Norell, manufactured by Norell
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

Pair of Sirocco Leather Lounge Chairs by Arne Norel
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of wonderful sirocco chairs designed by Arne Norel.
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20th Century Swedish Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Arne Norell Sirocco Chair in Cognac Leather, Sweden, 1964
By Norell Möbel AB
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
This is for an amazing cognac lounge chair designed by Arne Norell for Norell Mobler AB, Sweden
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of Sirocco Safari Chairs by Arne Norell, Circa 1960s
By Arne Norell
Located in San Antonio, TX
Pair of beautiful vintage Sirocco safari chairs designed by Arne Norell, Sweden, circa 1960s
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

Arne Norell Sirocco Safari Chair, Norell Mobel, Sweden, 1970s
By Norell Möbel AB, Arne Norell
Located in London, GB
A lovely original Arne Norell safari sirocco chair with wood frame and patinated brown leather seat
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Swedish 1960s "Sirocco" Safari Chair in Rosewood and Leather by Arne Norell
By Arne Norell
Located in Shepperton, Surrey
A 1960s "Sirocco" chair in Rio rosewood and leather by Swedish designer Arne Norell. With
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

“Sirocco” Safari Lounge Chair by Arne Norell
By Arne Norell, Scanform
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A 'Sirocco' safari chair designed by Arne Norell in 1966 and produced by Scanform in Colombia, a
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Mid-20th Century Colombian Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Scanform-Edition “Sirocco” Lounge Chair by Arne Norell
By Arne Norell, Scanform
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A 'Sirocco' safari chair designed by Arne Norell in 1966 and produced by Scanform in Colombia, a
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Mid-20th Century Colombian Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Rosewood Sirocco Safari Chair by Arne Norell, Sweden, 1960s
By Arne Norell
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rosewood safari 'Sirocco' chair designed by Arne Norell and made in Sweden, circa 1960s. Features
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Cowhide, Rosewood

Pair of Arne Norell "Sirocco" Safari Chairs
By Norell Möbel AB, Arne Norell
Located in Karlstad, SE
A pair of Sirocco chairs in green leather and rosewood frame. The chairs are in a great vintage
Category

20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

  • Pair of Arne Norell "Sirocco" Safari Chairs
  • Pair of Arne Norell "Sirocco" Safari Chairs
  • Pair of Arne Norell "Sirocco" Safari Chairs
  • Pair of Arne Norell "Sirocco" Safari Chairs
H 27.96 in W 26.78 in D 25.6 in
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Sirocco Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of sirocco chairs available on 1stDibs. Each of these unique sirocco chairs was constructed with extraordinary care, often using animal skin, leather and wood. Sirocco chairs have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. Sirocco chairs are generally popular furniture pieces, but Scandinavian Modern and Mid-Century Modern styles are often sought at 1stDibs. Many sirocco chairs are appealing in their simplicity, but Arne Norell, Norell Möbel AB and Scanform produced popular sirocco chairs that are worth a look.

How Much are Sirocco Chairs?

Prices for sirocco chairs start at $1,450 and top out at $16,581 with the average selling for $4,904.

Arne Norell for sale on 1stDibs

Arne Norell’s enduring designs mixed leather and metal as well as turned wood and bentwood in pieces that allowed the natural beauty of these materials to shine. Simple and casual yet sophisticated, his vintage sofas, lounge chairs and other furniture epitomize the Scandinavian modern style that took post–World War II design by storm.

Although he created versatile furnishings that promoted comfort along with style, Norell is lesser known than many other mid-century designers, with some of his work produced only after his death. Born in Åsele, Sweden, Norell opened a furniture workshop in Solna, just north of Stockholm, in 1954. In 1958, he established Møbel AB Arne Norell on a farm in Småland. (This region is also the birthplace of IKEA, which opened its first store that same year.) The beauty and tranquility of this location were a source of inspiration.

In Småland, Norell created his most well-known designs, among them the Inca armchair with visible wooden dowels and plush leather, the Indra and Ilona sofas and the spare but elegant wood-framed Sirocco chair (1964). For many of his designs, Norell looked to the same military-style campaign furniture that had, decades prior, inspired the revered Safari chair (1933) crafted by Kaare Klint, a legendary Danish designer and Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts professor who taught the likes of Hans Wegner, Ole Wanscher and others.

Like these earlier furniture designers, Norell was committed to making comfortable and practical furniture. Using leather and warm woods as the building blocks of his work, he eschewed glue and screws, instead securing his designs with buckles and leather straps. In 1973, Norell earned posthumous recognition from the British Furniture Manufacturers Association for his sumptuous Ari chair, a luxurious lounge set on a chrome-plated steel frame with foam cushions covered in leather.

During his lifetime, Norell’s work was popular among European interior designers. However, it became more widely known after 1971, when many of his designs were finally put into production. Norell’s furnishings, as well as work by his daughter Marie Norell-Möller and other Swedish designers, are still crafted by hand in the Aneby, Sweden, factory operated by Norell Furniture, which has remained a family-run company.

Find a collection of authentic vintage Arne Norell furniture today on 1stDibs.

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.