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Bas Van Pelt Early Tubular Steel Chair with Blue Sisal Seating
By Bas Van Pelt
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Bas Van Pelt, armchair, tubular metal, sisal, the Netherlands, 1930s This armchair is designed by Bas Van Pelt and shows a bent tubular metal frame. This early version shows that th...
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Vintage 1930s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

Bas Van Pelt Tubular Cantilever Lounge Chair with Red Sisal Seating
By Bas Van Pelt
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Bas Van Pelt for EMS, armchair, tubular metal, wood, sisal, the Netherlands, 1930s This cantilever armchair is designed by Bas Van Pelt and shows a bent tubular metal frame. It is e...
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Vintage 1930s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

Sisal white chair “Club 112” in woven woollen finish, Colour 100 Tonus
By Max Jungblut
Located in Maastricht, NL
This masterpiece is upholstered with the best expertise in a white full-cloth 100% wool woven finish product by Kvadrat. The ultimate seating is designed and handcrafted in the Nethe...
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2010s European Modern Club Chairs

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Wool

Bas Van Pelt Tubular Armchair in Original Grey Sisal
By Bas Van Pelt
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Bas Van Pelt for EMS/My Home, armchair, tubular metal and sisal armchair, the Netherlands, 1920s. This classic armchair is designed by Bas Van Pelt and is executed with a sisal ba...
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Vintage 1920s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

  • Bas Van Pelt Tubular Armchair in Original Grey Sisal
  • Bas Van Pelt Tubular Armchair in Original Grey Sisal
  • Bas Van Pelt Tubular Armchair in Original Grey Sisal
  • Bas Van Pelt Tubular Armchair in Original Grey Sisal
H 30.32 in. W 22.64 in. D 30.71 in.
Set of Eight Woven Sisal Dining Side Chairs
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Solid wood frames with woven sisal seats and high backs. Front legs are slightly splayed. Measures: Seat height is 18.5". Good sturdy condition. Minor acceptable wear.
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Hardwood

  • Set of Eight Woven Sisal Dining Side Chairs
  • Set of Eight Woven Sisal Dining Side Chairs
  • Set of Eight Woven Sisal Dining Side Chairs
  • Set of Eight Woven Sisal Dining Side Chairs
H 40.5 in. W 21.75 in. D 18 in.
Pair of French Armchairs in Teak and Sisal Rope
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pair of armchairs, woven sisal rope, teak, France, 1960s A pair of rustic French armchairs in with teak wood frames and woven rope seatings. The inclined backrest provides comfort...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Seagrass, Teak

  • Pair of French Armchairs in Teak and Sisal Rope
  • Pair of French Armchairs in Teak and Sisal Rope
  • Pair of French Armchairs in Teak and Sisal Rope
  • Pair of French Armchairs in Teak and Sisal Rope
H 32.68 in. W 24.81 in. D 28.75 in.
Very Rare Pair of Side Chairs by Audoux et Minet Sisal Rope for Vibo Vesoul
By Adrien Audoux and Frida Minet
Located in Amsterdam, NL
A stunning pair of oakwood and rope/ sisal side chairs by the designer couple Adrien Audoux and Frida Minet; manufactured in the 1950s in Marseille, France. Beautiful minimalistic de...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Oak, Rope

Charlotte Perriand Style Sisal Rope Easy Chairs. France 1950's
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Pair of French lounge chairs in the style of Charlotte Perriand. The frame of the chairs is made of ash wood and the seat and backrest are of woven sisal. The chairs have a wonderful...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Rope, Ash

Charlotte Perriand Style Sisal Rope Armchairs
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in London, GB
Highly desired pair of Charlotte Perriand style woven lounge armchairs beautifully crafted and structured. The frame of the chairs are build out of ashwood and comes with a woven sis...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Rope, Wood

  • Charlotte Perriand Style Sisal Rope Armchairs
  • Charlotte Perriand Style Sisal Rope Armchairs
  • Charlotte Perriand Style Sisal Rope Armchairs
  • Charlotte Perriand Style Sisal Rope Armchairs
H 31.5 in. W 24.02 in. D 29.53 in.

Sisal Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the sisal chair you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each sisal chair for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using natural fiber, metal and wood. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect sisal chair — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century are available. A sisal chair, designed in the Mid-Century Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Bas Van Pelt and Adrien Audoux and Frida Minet each produced at least one beautiful sisal chair that is worth considering.

How Much is a Sisal Chair?

The average selling price for a sisal chair at 1stDibs is $4,700, while they’re typically $350 on the low end and $8,450 for the highest priced.

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 Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality antique and vintage seating cannot be overstated.

Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other lounge furniture — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless furnishings in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other items — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring official reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of antique, new and vintage seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.