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Black Swing Handmade Crochet in Cotton & Polyester with Matte Iron Seat
By iota
Located in Tel Aviv, IL
iota swings take the user to a wild, natural, fantastic place. These swings work great in living rooms, spacious bedrooms or hotel lobbies and suites. They are an elegant yet bold ch...
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2010s Israeli Rocking Chairs

Materials

Iron

Handmade Swing Crochet in 100% Cotton Dune Inspired Textile with plywood Seat
By iota
Located in Tel Aviv, IL
iota swings take the user to a wild, natural, fantastic place. These swings work great in living rooms, spacious bedrooms or hotel lobbies and suites. They are an elegant yet bold ch...
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2010s Israeli Rocking Chairs

Materials

Beech, Cotton

Handmade Swing Crochet in 100% Cotton Dune Inspired Textile with plywood Seat
By iota
Located in Tel Aviv, IL
iota swings take the user to a wild, natural, fantastic place. These swings work great in living rooms, spacious bedrooms or hotel lobbies and suites. They are an elegant yet bold ch...
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2010s Israeli Rocking Chairs

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Beech, Cotton

Blue Textile Swing Handmade Crochet in Cotton & Polyester with Matte Iron Seat
By iota
Located in Tel Aviv, IL
iota swings take the user to a wild, natural, fantastic place. These swings work great in living rooms, spacious bedrooms or hotel lobbies and suites. They are an elegant yet bold ch...
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2010s Israeli Rocking Chairs

Materials

Iron

Blue Swing Handmade Crochet in Cotton and Polyester with Matte Iron Seat
By iota
Located in Tel Aviv, IL
iota swings take the user to a wild, natural, fantastic place. These swings work great in living rooms, spacious bedrooms or hotel lobbies and suites. They are an elegant yet bold ch...
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2010s Israeli Rocking Chairs

Materials

Iron

Luxurious Crochet Rug Swing Handmade in UV Protected Grey Yarn with Teak Seat
By iota
Located in Tel Aviv, IL
The iota rug swings are chic and minimalistic. They have a luxurious crochet rug covering a teak wood seat. The rugs are hand knit from exclusive iota bespoke yarn using UV protected...
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2010s Israeli Rocking Chairs

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Cotton, Polyester, Teak

Luxurious Crochet Rug Swing Handmade in UV Protected Grey Yarn with Teak Seat
By iota
Located in Tel Aviv, IL
The iota rug swings are chic and minimalistic. They have a luxurious crochet rug covering a teak wood seat. The rugs are hand knit from exclusive iota bespoke yarn using UV protected...
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2010s Israeli Rocking Chairs

Materials

Cotton, Polyester, Teak

Ring-O Swing Chair
By Da A
Located in Milan, IT
A splendid and delightful indoor-outdoor swing chair to relax and unwind, this piece is composed of two green intersecting rings made of aluminum and firmly welded and suspended with...
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2010s Italian Chairs

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Aluminum

  • Ring-O Swing Chair
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H 48.43 in. W 48.43 in. D 18.9 in.
"Catchalot 'Sperm Whale'," a Unique Seat in "Septem Maria" by Johnny Swing
By Johnny Swing
Located in New York, NY
"Catchalot (Sperm Whale)." A unique seat in the "Septem Maria (Seven Seas)." Welded dollar coins and stainless steel. Designed and made by Johnny Swing, USA, 2020. Available as a com...
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2010s American Lounge Chairs

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Stainless Steel

"Manta 'Ray'," A Unique Seat in the "Septem Maria" by Johnny Swing
By Johnny Swing
Located in New York, NY
"Manta (Ray)." A unique seat in the "Septem Maria (Seven Seas)." Welded dollar coins and stainless steel. Designed and made by Johnny Swing, USA, 2020. Available as a commission.
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2010s American Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

"Incirrina 'Octopus" a Unique Seat in the "Septem Maria" by Johnny Swing
By Johnny Swing
Located in New York, NY
"Incirrina (Octopus)." A unique seat in the "Septem Maria (Seven Seas)." Welded dollar coins and stainless steel. Designed and made by Johnny Swing, USA, 2020. Available as a commiss...
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2010s American Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

"Zittel 'Cuttlefish'," a Unique Seat in the "Septem Maria" by Johnny Swing
By Johnny Swing
Located in New York, NY
"Zittel (Cuttlefish)." A unique seat in the "Septem Maria (Seven Seas)." Welded dollar coins and stainless steel. Designed and made by Johnny Swing, USA, 2020. Available as a commiss...
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2010s American Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

"Koi 'Koi Fish'," a Unique Seat in the "Septem Maria" by Johnny Swing
By Johnny Swing
Located in New York, NY
"Koi (Koi Fish)." A unique seat in the "Septem Maria (Seven Seas)." Welded dollar coins and stainless steel. Designed and made by Johnny Swing, USA, 2020. Available as a commission.
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2010s American Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

"Septem Maria 'Seven Seas'," a Unique Set of Seven Seats by Johnny Swing
By Johnny Swing
Located in New York, NY
"Septem Maria (Seven Seas)." A unique set of seven seats. Welded dollar coins and stainless steel. Designed and made by Johnny Swing, USA, 2020.
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2010s American Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

"Medusa Zoe 'Jellyfish'," A Unique Seat in the "Septem Maria" by Johnny Swing
By Johnny Swing
Located in New York, NY
"Medusa Zoe (Jellyfish)." A unique seat in the "Septem Maria (Seven Seas)." Welded dollar coins and stainless steel. Designed and made by Johnny Swing, USA, 2020. Available as a comm...
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2010s American Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

"Axolotl 'Sea Newt'," A Unique Seat in the "Septem Maria" by Johnny Swing
By Johnny Swing
Located in New York, NY
"Axolotl (Sea Newt)." A unique seat in the "Septem Maria (Seven Seas)." Welded dollar coins and stainless steel. Designed and made by Johnny Swing, USA, 2020. AP 2 from the edition o...
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2010s American Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rue Interieure Swing Chair by Jean Pujol
Located in New York, NY
Swing chair designed by Jean Pujol for Rue Interieure. This little masterpiece is the result of the expert experiments with pipes. The brilliant combination of modern taste with the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Chairs

Materials

Metal

Ib Arberg Parrot Cage Swing Chair
By Ib Arberg
Located in Garnerville, NY
Ib Arberg design, circa 1970-1980. Original brown corduroy and cotton canvas upholstery. Nickel-plated swing cage with a black enamel steel base. Overall height with base is 64". ...
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

  • Ib Arberg Parrot Cage Swing Chair
  • Ib Arberg Parrot Cage Swing Chair
  • Ib Arberg Parrot Cage Swing Chair
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H 64 in. W 38 in. D 49 in.
Leaf Hanging Swing Chair Modern Steel In/Outdoor White
By Joanina and David Pastoll
Located in Johannesburg, ZA
The leaf hanging swing chair is fluid and organic. The chair is inspired by nature and is reminiscent of organic leaf shapes with its veins flowing out from the centre. It is simple ...
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2010s South African Organic Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Jutta & Herbert Ohl Swing chair Rosenthal Lübke, Germany, 1982
By Rosenthal, Herbert Ohl
Located in London, GB
Contour heaven. Swing chair designed by Jutta & Herbert Ohl for Rosenthal Lübke, Germany 1982. Cantilevered design, powder-coated steel.
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Vintage 1980s German Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Midcentury Leather Swing Chair by Illum Wikkelso, Denmark, 1950s
By Illum Wikkelsø, A. Mikael Laursen
Located in Belmont, MA
Illum Wikkelsø (1919-1999) for Mikael Laursen, easy chair model no.103, in cognac leather and teak. Made in Denmark in the late 1950s. The leather is attached to the wood frame of ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Leather, Teak

Stainless Steel and Leather Contemporary Adult Swing Chair by Egg Designs
By Egg Designs
Located in Bothas Hill, KZN
This contemporary adult swing is a specialty chair by Egg Designs, it has a stainless steel frame and yolk with leather upholstery. The swing chair can be suspended from a firm surfa...
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2010s South African Modern Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Don Shoemaker Leather and Wood 'Swing' Chairs, 20th Century
By Don S. Shoemaker
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A handsome pair of studio designs. The seats swing back and forth. Great to use as accents or occasional seating in any interior. Made of solid cocobolo wood with a beautiful ric...
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Rope, Linen and Metal Swing Chair, USA, circa 1960
Located in Jersey City, NJ
Sled-shaped swing chair with a tubular metal frame with original white enamel and the original stretched, thick linen seat supported by rope strung around the frame through grommets.
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Revoar Hanging Swing Chair Natural Leather Indoor 21st Century Brown
By Studio Marta Manente
Located in Bento Gonclaves Rio Grande do Sul, BR
The project starts from leather threads, valuing the manual work of various craft techniques, such as braids, cords, chains and fringes. The chains were represented in three-dimensi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Chairs

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Leather

Sling Hanging Swing Chair Genuine Bronze Leather, 21st Century Modern
By Joanina and David Pastoll
Located in Johannesburg, ZA
Stripped away from all excess, this hanging chair has a circular frame with the sheets of leather hanging loose within it, to create a sleek, sexy, and oh so comfortable experience. ...
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2010s South African Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Sling Hanging Swing Chair Genuine Gold Leather, 21st Century Modern
By Joanina and David Pastoll
Located in Johannesburg, ZA
Stripped away from all excess, this hanging chair has a circular frame with a single sheet of leather or fabric hanging loose within it, to create a sleek, sexy, and oh so comfortabl...
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2010s South African Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Pearl Hanging Swing Chair Aluminium Naval Rope 21st Century Blue
By Studio Marta Manente
Located in Bento Gonclaves Rio Grande do Sul, BR
The Pearl swing can be used in both indoor and outdoor areas. Its structure is produced in aluminum, a seat in naval rope braided by hand in macrame and fringes. Nautical ropes rece...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Sling Hanging Swing Chair Genuine Black Leather 21st Century Modern
By Joanina and David Pastoll
Located in Johannesburg, ZA
Stripped away from all excess, this hanging chair has a circular frame with a single sheet of leather or fabric hanging loose within it, to create a sleek, sexy, and oh so comfortabl...
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2010s South African Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Revoar Hanging Swing Chair Natural Leather Indoor 21st Century Black
By Studio Marta Manente
Located in Bento Gonclaves Rio Grande do Sul, BR
The project starts from leather threads, valuing the manual work of various craft techniques, such as braids, cords, chains and fringes. The chains were represented in three-dimensi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

Sling Hanging Swing Chair Genuine White Leather 21st Century Modern
By Joanina and David Pastoll
Located in Johannesburg, ZA
Stripped away from all excess, this hanging chair has a circular frame with a single sheet of leather or fabric hanging loose within it, to create a sleek, sexy, and oh so comfortabl...
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2010s South African Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Sling Rose Pink Grey Machine Stitched Genuine Leather Hanging Swing Chair
By Joanina and David Pastoll
Located in Johannesburg, ZA
Each Rose design Sling hanging chair has been crafted with care and superior quality genuine leather has been used. This iteration has been machine stitched – thus saving time and gi...
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2010s South African Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Sling Hanging Swing Chair Genuine Brown Leather 21st Century Modern
By Joanina and David Pastoll
Located in Johannesburg, ZA
Stripped away from all excess, this hanging chair has a circular frame with a single sheet of leather or fabric hanging loose within it, to create a sleek, sexy, and oh so comfortabl...
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2010s South African Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Sling Hanging Swing Chair Genuine Silver Leather 21st Century Modern
By Joanina and David Pastoll
Located in Johannesburg, ZA
Stripped away from all excess, this hanging chair has a circular frame with the the sheets of leather or fabric hanging loose within it, to create a sleek, sexy, and oh so comfortabl...
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2010s South African Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Angular Sling Hanging Swing Chair Genuine Leather 21st Century Modern
By Joanina and David Pastoll
Located in Johannesburg, ZA
Modern. Masculine. Spacious. This chair’s clean lines and “lightness” makes it a perfect fit for any space. Pairing the purity of simple tubular steel with the sensual warmth of ...
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2010s South African Modern Chairs

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Steel

1980s Original Jutta + Herbert Ohl Stacking Swing Chair Rosenthal Studio Linie
By Frank Gehry, Robert Venturi, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Washington, DC
Germany, 1982. Black enamel on aluminum, spring steel. Jutta and Herbert Ohl, for Rosenthal Studio Linie Einrichtung. Cantilever chair from the “Swing” Series.
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Vintage 1980s German Post-Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Double Recliner Hanging Swing Chair Steel Modern 21st Century in/Outdoor
By Joanina and David Pastoll
Located in Johannesburg, ZA
The recliner hanging swing chair is sculptural and dynamic. Fluid and organic, they lend themselves for use as functional art pieces. The chair shape is inspired by the Cape Cobra an...
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2010s South African Organic Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Leaf Hanging Swing Chair Modern Steel In/Outdoor 21st Century Black
By Joanina and David Pastoll
Located in Johannesburg, ZA
The Leaf hanging swing chair is fluid and organic. The chair is inspired by nature and is reminiscent of organic leaf shapes with its veins flowing out from the centre. It is simple ...
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2010s South African Organic Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Debossed Leaf Sling Hanging Swing Chair Genuine Leather 21st Century Modern
By Joanina and David Pastoll
Located in Johannesburg, ZA
Beautiful debossed leaves are the striking detail on this chair. This hanging chair has a circular frame with a single sheet of leather or fabric hanging loose within it, to create a...
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2010s South African Modern Chairs

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Steel

Debossed Geometric Sling Hanging Swing Chair Genuine Leather 21st Century Modern
By Joanina and David Pastoll
Located in Johannesburg, ZA
Beautiful de-bossed patterns are the striking detail on this chair. This hanging chair has a circular frame with a single sheet of leather or fabric hanging loose within it, to creat...
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2010s South African Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Tan Sling Hanging Swing Chair Genuine Ochre Leather 21st Century Modern
By Joanina and David Pastoll
Located in Johannesburg, ZA
Stripped away from all excess, this hanging chair has a circular frame with the the sheets of leather or fabric hanging loose within it, to create a sleek, sexy, and oh so comfortabl...
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2010s South African Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Revoar Hanging Swing Chair Natural Leather Indoor 21st Century Off-White
By Studio Marta Manente
Located in Bento Gonclaves Rio Grande do Sul, BR
The project starts from leather threads, valuing the manual work of various craft techniques, such as braids, cords, chains and fringes. The chains were represented in three-dimensi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

Four Gerd Lange West German Chrome SM 400 Swing Chairs
By Drabert, Gerd Lange
Located in Chicago, IL
Set of four West German manufactured by Drabert. Gerd Lange designed stackable "SM 400 Swing" chairs with chromed steel sled base and milk chocolate toned molded plastic one piece se...
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Vintage 1960s Side Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Revoar Hanging Swing Chair Outdoor Teak Wood Naval Roupe, 21st Century
By Studio Marta Manente
Located in Bento Gonclaves Rio Grande do Sul, BR
Made entirely by hand with nautical macrame rope. The appreciation of manual work results in a sophisticated design piece. The chains were represented in a three-dimensional form wit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Rope, Hardwood

Recliner 'Single' Hanging Swing Chair Steel Modern 21st Century in/Outdoor Black
By Joanina and David Pastoll
Located in Johannesburg, ZA
The recliner hanging swing chair is sculptural and dynamic. Fluid and organic, they lend themselves for use as functional art pieces. The chair shape is inspired by the Cape Cobra an...
Category

2010s South African Organic Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Double Recliner Base Legs Swing Chair Steel Modern 21st Century in/Outdoor
By Joanina and David Pastoll
Located in Johannesburg, ZA
The recliner hanging swing chair is sculptural and dynamic. Fluid and organic, they lend themselves for use as functional art pieces. The chair shape is inspired by the Cape Cobra an...
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2010s South African Organic Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Set of Leather COR Swing Chairs by Reinhold Adolf, 1960s
By Reinhold Adolf, COR
Located in Appeltern, Gelderland
Swing armchairs designed by Reinhold Adolf 1968 and produced by COR, Germany. Flat steel and mid brown leather with traces of age and use. See detailed photo for condition. Dimens...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Sun Bubble Hanging Swing Chair Modern Steel In/Outdoor Black, 21st Century
By Joanina and David Pastoll
Located in Johannesburg, ZA
The bubble hanging swing chairs’ round shape creates a cozy feel. The is available in modern patterns that are striking in its visual appeal. The chair has been designed to be ve...
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2010s South African Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Sun Bubble Hanging Swing Chair Modern Steel In/Outdoor White 21st Century
By Joanina and David Pastoll
Located in Johannesburg, ZA
The Bubble hanging swing chairs’ round shape creates a cozy feel. The is available in modern patterns that are striking in its visual appeal. The chair has been designed to be very ...
Category

2010s Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Recliner 'Single' Hanging Swing Chair Steel Modern 21st Century In/Outdoor Black
By Joanina and David Pastoll
Located in Johannesburg, ZA
The recliner hanging swing chair is sculptural and dynamic. Fluid and organic, they lend themselves for use as functional art pieces. The chair shape is inspired by the Cape Cobra an...
Category

2010s South African Organic Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Sun Bubble Hanging Swing Chair Modern Steel In/Outdoor Pink, 21st Century
By Joanina and David Pastoll
Located in Johannesburg, ZA
The bubble hanging swing chairs’ round shape creates a cozy feel. The is available in modern patterns that are striking in its visual appeal. The chair has been designed to be ve...
Category

2010s Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Recliner 'Single' Hanging Swing Chair Steel Modern 21st Century In/Outdoor Red
By Joanina and David Pastoll
Located in Johannesburg, ZA
The recliner hanging swing chair is sculptural and dynamic. Fluid and organic, they lend themselves for use as functional art pieces. The chair shape is inspired by the Cape Cobra an...
Category

2010s South African Organic Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Face of Africa Sling Hanging Swing Chair Genuine Leather 21st Century Modern
By Joanina and David Pastoll
Located in Johannesburg, ZA
Stripped away from all excess, this hanging chair has a circular frame with a single sheet of leather hanging loose within it, to create a sleek, sexy, and oh so comfortable experien...
Category

2010s South African Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Lucky Bean Hanging Swing Chair Steel Modern 21st Century in/Outdoor Gold
By Joanina and David Pastoll
Located in Johannesburg, ZA
The lucky bean or coral tree, Erythrina lysistemon is a species of deciduous tree that is native to South Africa. This hanging chair reminds us of the cocoon like housing of the red ...
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2010s South African Chairs

Materials

Steel

Revoar Hanging Swing Chair Natural Leather Indoor 21st Century Fendi
By Studio Marta Manente
Located in Bento Gonclaves Rio Grande do Sul, BR
The project starts from leather threads, valuing the manual work of various craft techniques, such as braids, cords, chains and fringes. The chains were represented in three-dimensi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Leather

Nest Egg Hanging Swing Chair Steel Modern In/Outdoor 21st Century White Twig
By Joanina and David Pastoll
Located in Johannesburg, ZA
The Nest Egg hanging swing chair is inspired from the organic forms in bird nests and has a natural egg shape. The pattern detail is reminiscent of tree branches that intersect, gras...
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2010s Organic Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Nest Egg Hanging Swing Chair Steel Modern In/Outdoor 21st Century Black Twig
By Joanina and David Pastoll
Located in Johannesburg, ZA
The Nest Egg hanging swing chair is inspired from the organic forms in bird nests and has a natural egg shape. The pattern detail is reminiscent of tree branches that intersect, gras...
Category

2010s Organic Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Leaf Hanging Swing Chair Modern Steel In/Outdoor 21st Century Base Legs White
By Joanina and David Pastoll
Located in Johannesburg, ZA
The Leaf hanging swing chair is fluid and organic. The chair is inspired by nature and is reminiscent of organic leaf shapes with its veins flowing out from the centre. It is simple ...
Category

2010s South African Organic Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Bonaldo Swing Leather Armchair Black Rocking Chair Relaxation Function Lounger
By Bonaldo
Located in Cologne, DE
We present to you a Bonaldo swing leather armchair black rocking chair relaxation function lounger. Product measurements in centimeters: Depth: 96 Width: 74 Height: 96 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

Steel EMU Rio R50 Swing Lounge Chair
By EMU Furniture
Located in Marsciano, IT
RIO R50 is a complete seats collection composed by dining chair and armchair, lounge armchair, swing armchair, stool and coffee table. RIO R50 has a frame in ASFORM steel tube, high ...
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2010s Italian Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

  • Steel EMU Rio R50 Swing Lounge Chair
  • Steel EMU Rio R50 Swing Lounge Chair
  • Steel EMU Rio R50 Swing Lounge Chair
  • Steel EMU Rio R50 Swing Lounge Chair
H 30.32 in. W 26.38 in. D 28.35 in.
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Swing Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal swing chair for your home. Frequently made of metal, wood and fabric, every swing chair was constructed with great care. There are 37 variations of the antique or vintage swing chair you’re looking for, while we also have 124 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer swing chair, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right swing chair, those designed in Modern, Mid-Century Modern and Folk Art styles are of considerable interest. A well-made swing chair has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by iota, Hans Olsen and Joanina and David Pastoll are consistently popular.

How Much is a Swing Chair?

A swing chair can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $1,750, while the lowest priced sells for $374 and the highest can go for as much as $40,000.

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.