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Robert Haussmann De Sede RH 305/ 304 UNESCO Softpad Chairs Chair Cognac
By De Sede, Robert Haussmann
Located in Munich, Bavaria
Robert Haussmann RH 305 armchairs design of 1957 and manufactured by De Sede. Brandy cognac leather. The leather was recoloured some years ago from a leather company. This version ...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Robert Haussmann De Sede RH 305/ 304 UNESCO Softpad Chair Cognac
By De Sede, Robert Haussmann
Located in Munich, Bavaria
Robert Haussmann RH 305 armchairs design of 1957 and manufactured by De Sede. Brandy cognac leather. The leather was recoloured some years ago from a leather company. This version ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Early Eames EA208 Aluminum Softpad Chair in Tan Leather, circa 1970
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Pijnacker, Zuid-Holland
Stunning Eames EA208 aluminum series softpad chair in tan leather. The chair was produced in the 1970’s but still looks amazing. The chrome shows some signs of use in the manor of mi...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Robert Haussmann De Sede RH 305/ 304 UNESCO Softpad Chair Cognac
By De Sede, Robert Haussmann
Located in Munich, Bavaria
Robert Haussmann RH 305 armchairs design of 1957 and manufactured by De Sede. Brandy cognac leather. The leather was recolored some years ago from a leather company. This version f...
Category

Mid-20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Set of Four Herman Miller "Softpad" Chairs
Located in North Miami, FL
A set of four Herman Miller "softpad" chairs having the 5 star base with casters. The chairs swivel and tilt.
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20th Century American Chairs

Materials

Steel

  • Set of Four Herman Miller "Softpad" Chairs
  • Set of Four Herman Miller "Softpad" Chairs
  • Set of Four Herman Miller "Softpad" Chairs
  • Set of Four Herman Miller "Softpad" Chairs
H 32 in. W 23 in. D 22.18 in.
Pair of Eames Softpad Aluminum Group Lounge Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Originally Designed in the 1950's by Charles Eames for Herman Miller, these chairs were produced in the Aluminum Group series. They were later redesigned with the addition of padded ...
Category

Late 20th Century American Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Eames Highback Softpad Management Chairs in Brown Leather for Herman Miller USA
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Denver, CO
1970s Aluminum Group "Soft Pad" management chair. High back (3-cushion), executive armchair with swivel, tilt and height adjustments on the earlier four-point aluminum base with cast...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality lounge furniture cannot be overstated. Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other seating — 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 styles in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other furnishings — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring 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.