Skip to main content

Theo Ruth 115

Reupholstered in Bouclé Theo Ruth “115” Sofa for Artifort, 1950s
By Artifort, Theo Ruth
Located in Renens, CH
Reupholstered 115 sofa by Theo Ruth for Artifort (The Netherlands). The Sofa has been
Category

Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Theo Ruth Model 115 Lounge Chair For Artifort / C.1950
By Theo Ruth
Located in Montréal, QC
Theo Ruth, a notable Dutch furniture designer of the mid-20th century, gained recognition for his
Category

20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Alpaca, Birch

Theo Ruth Model 115 Lounge Chair For Artifort / C.1950
Theo Ruth Model 115 Lounge Chair For Artifort / C.1950
Free Shipping
H 31.5 in W 29.5 in D 31.5 in
Armchair Model 115 by Theo Ruth for Artifort, Netherlands, 1950s
By Artifort, Theo Ruth
Located in Paris, FR
Armchair model 115 by Theo Ruth for Artifort, Netherlands, 1950s Beech wooden base.
Category

Vintage 1950s Dutch Armchairs

Materials

Beech

Theo Ruth for Artifort Sofas Model '115' in Yellow Velvet Upholstery
By Artifort, Theo Ruth
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Theo Ruth for Artifort, sofa model '115', fabric, wood, Netherlands, 1950s Dutch settees by Theo
Category

Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Settees

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Theo Ruth Sofa, Model 115 in Dedar Bouclé and Beech, Artifort, Netherlands, 1958
By Artifort, Dedar, Theo Ruth
Located in The Hague, NL
This striking sofa was designed by Theo Ruth in 1958. This model numbered 115 was produced by
Category

Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Bouclé, Upholstery, Beech

Theo Ruth Pair of Lounge Chairs in Patterned Upholstery
By Artifort, Theo Ruth
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Theo Ruth for Artifort, pair of easy chairs, model 115, metal, fabric, The Netherlands, 1958 An
Category

Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of Theo Ruth 'F815' Lounge Chairs, Artifort, Netherlands, 1960s
By Artifort, Theo Ruth
Located in The Hague, NL
This striking pair of lounge chairs was designed by Theo Ruth in the early 1960s. The rare model
Category

Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

People Also Browsed

Solana Wall Sconces
By Blueprint Lighting
Located in Westport, CT
The "Solana" wall mount sconce or reading light is strongly influenced by Scandinavian, Danish, French, and Italian Mid-Century Modernism. The walnut back plate (available in natural...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights an...

Materials

Enamel, Brass

Solana Wall Sconces
Solana Wall Sconces
H 13 in W 5 in D 6 in
Eros Solid Oak Dining Table
By Aeterna Furniture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Solid oak handcrafted dining table. 2" thick tabletop with nature inspired pedestals.  
Category

2010s Modern Tables

Materials

Hardwood, Oak

Eros Solid Oak Dining Table
Eros Solid Oak Dining Table
H 30 in W 102 in D 45 in
French Pair of Nightstands Side Cabinets Bedside Tables Brutalist Style, 2022
Located in Labrit, Landes
Pair of oak nightstands "Pyrénées" signed by Sébastien Lamarre. This french side cabinets were made by Sébastien Lamarre for Maison Marie Anne. The creator chose for the Pyrénées mo...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Brutalist Night Stands

Materials

Oak

Pair of Beige Modern Italian Wall Lights "Maxina" Vintage Design Moderne ML134
Located in Lyon, FR
Pair of modern Italian sconces "Maxina" in beige half moon shape made by our Italian craftsman in the style of Stilnovo's work. Wall plate and arm in solid brass, lampshade adjustabl...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and...

Materials

Metal, Brass

JENNY Large Wall Light or Sconce in Enamel & Brass by Blueprint Lighting
By Mathieu Matégot, Stilnovo, Blueprint Lighting
Located in New York, NY
Introducing Jenny, the latest vintage-inspired fixture from Blueprint Lighting. Named for multi-hyphenate Jenny Mollen; NYT best-selling author, actress, design enthusiast, mom of ...
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass, Bronze, Enamel, Nickel

Bespoke Italian Travertine Oval Dining Table
Located in London, London
Travertine dining table Two pedestals Oval Made to order in Italy. Size can be customised to a maximum length of 250cm. Can also be made in a circular one pedestal version.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Travertine

Bespoke Italian Travertine Oval Dining Table
Bespoke Italian Travertine Oval Dining Table
H 31.5 in W 94.49 in D 43.31 in
Contemporary Minimal Round Coffee Center Table in Travertine Stone Natural Pores
Located in Porto, PT
Lunarys Center Table is an outstanding modern design piece. A key coffee table for a contemporary living room project seems to come directly from space. Made in travertine stone is p...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Organic Modern Center Tables

Materials

Travertine

Mid-Century Theo Ruth Velvet Leaf Green Lounge Chair
By Artifort, Theo Ruth
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful Dutch Mid-Century high back velvet lounge chair. A design by Dutch Mid-Century great Theo Ruth. An attractive lounge or side chair with stylish curves and gorgeous earthy...
Category

Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Teak

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Teak and Bouclè Armchairs Model FM 106 by Framar, 50s
By Framar
Located in Puglia, Puglia
Produced in Italy in the 1950s by the Framar company (Fratelli Marelli), this pair of spectacular lounge chairs! With its lightweight rosewood frame, understated wing-back top and sw...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Bouclé, Teak

Mid-Century Modern "Cubo" Sofa by Brazilian Designer Jorge Zalszupin
By Jorge Zalszupin
Located in New York, NY
This recently upholstered cubo (Cube) sofa was designed by Jorge Zalszupin (1922-2020) in the 1970s. The elegance, a feature of Zalszupin designs, on this piece does not come from ...
Category

Vintage 1970s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Josef Hoffmann and the Wiener Werkstaette Fabric Department Pendant, Re-Edition
By Woka Lamps, Wiener Werkstätte, Josef Hoffmann
Located in Vienna, AT
A simple but sensational fixture, designed by Josef Hoffmann, for the fabric department of the Wiener Werkstaette on Kaerntnerstrasse in Vienna. Style and color of the fabric custom-...
Category

2010s Austrian Jugendstil Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Silk

'Plissé White Edition' Pleated Textile Table Lamp by Folkform for Örsjö
By Örsjö Industri AB
Located in Glendale, CA
'Plissé White Edition' pleated textile table lamp by Folkform for Örsjö. This unique table lamp was awarded “Lighting of the Year 2022” by Residence Magazine Sweden, who called it “...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Textile

Giraffe dining Chair in Solid Brazilian Wood by Juliana Vasconcellos
By Juliana Lima Vasconcellos
Located in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais
The Giraffe dining chair was designed with soft curves and slender, but with volume, bringing comfort and elegance. The base structure was thought with three feet. The upholstered se...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

White Rounded Square Quad Coffee Table in Stone Composite by Mike Ruiz-Serra
By Mike Ruiz Serra
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Cast in stone composite, the Quad table gets its bright white color and unique matte finish from a special blend of marble dust and resin, making it both more durable and lighter wei...
Category

2010s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Composition

Vondel Side Table Handcrafted in Polished Rosso Levanto Marble
By Kevin Frankental
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Crafted with a harmonious blend of artistic vision and functional purpose, the Vondel side table emerges as a captivating fusion of sculpture and accessory. Evoking a profound sense ...
Category

2010s South African Minimalist Side Tables

Materials

Marble

Pine Stools with Linen Fabric Produced in Sweden
By Axel Einar Hjorth
Located in Limhamn, Skåne län
Set of 3 stools by unknown designer. Produced in Sweden.
Category

Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Stools

Materials

Linen, Pine

Recent Sales

Theo Ruth Sofa or Love Seat in Red for Artifort, Model 115, 1970s
By Theo Ruth
Located in Beek en Donk, NL
Theo Ruth sofa in red (model 115), for Artifort, The Netherlands. The back tilts slightly backward
Category

Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Ultra Rare Yellow and Black Upholstered Artifort 115 by Theo Ruth, 1958
By Artifort, Theo Ruth
Located in 's Heer Arendskerke, NL
Very rare and hard to find 115 by Theo Ruth for Artifort in 1958. This model is so rare that its
Category

Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Theo Ruth for Artifort Model 115 Small Lounge Chair
By Artifort, Theo Ruth
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Theo Ruth for Artifort Model 115 Chair, 1959. Newly Upholstered Three-Toned Fabric with Natural
Category

Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Beech, Upholstery

Theo Ruth for Artifort 115 Sofa in Bouclé and Oak, 1950s
By Artifort, Theo Ruth
Located in ABCOUDE, UT
115 Sofa by Theo Ruth for Artifort, Netherlands, 1958. This piece is a rare, sophisticated center
Category

Vintage 1950s Sofas

Materials

Bouclé, Oak

Theo Ruth Sofa / Loveseat Model 115 in Red Wool for Artifort, Netherlands
By Theo Ruth, Artifort
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Theo Ruth small sofa / loveseat Model 115 for Artifort, the Netherlands 1957. Wooden frame with
Category

Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Wool, Wood

Early Production Theo Ruth Model 115 Loveseat for Artifort The Netherlands, 1957
By Artifort, Theo Ruth
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
This model 115 sofa or loveseat (two person) is by Dutch designer Theo Ruth for Artifort This is
Category

Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Birch, Upholstery, Seagrass

20th Century Vintage Yellow Club Chair Theo Ruth for Artifort, 1950s
By Theo Ruth
Located in Bunnik, NL
It is one of the version of 115 model designed by Theo Ruth for Artifort. It is the rare version on
Category

Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Metal

Penguin and Congo Chair by Theo Ruth for Artifort, 1957
By Artifort, Theo Ruth
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
design is by Theo Ruth for Artifort in 1957 and based on concept of an African shepherd chair that also
Category

Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Birch, Upholstery, Seagrass

20th Century Mid-Century Modern Blue Wool Club Lounge Chairs Theo Ruth Style
By Artifort, Theo Ruth
Located in Bunnik, NL
It is very similar to 115 model designed by Theo Ruth for Artifort. Version on the metal frame. The
Category

Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Steel

Reupholstered in Bouclé Theo Ruth “115” Lounge Chairs for Artifort, 1950s
By Theo Ruth, Artifort
Located in Renens, CH
Set of two beautiful lounge chairs by Theo Ruth for Artifort (The Netherlands). The chairs have
Category

Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Wood

Mid Century Theo Ruth Armchair Model 115 for Artiford
By Theo Ruth
Located in Lisboa, Lisboa
Arm chair, club chair by Theo Ruth for dutch company Artiford. Designed and produced in the 1950´s
Category

Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Teak

Listing for PL: Customized Theo Ruth for Artifort Armchair 115
By Theo Ruth, Artifort
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Armchair by Theo Ruth.
Category

Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Beech

Model 115 chair by Theo Ruth for Artifort, 1950s the Netherlands.
By Artifort, Theo Ruth
Located in Landgraaf, NL
Model 115 chair by Theo Ruth for Artifort, 1950s the Netherlands. This chair was made in 1958 and
Category

Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Bouclé, Wood

Midcentury Dutch Design by Theo Ruth Sofa nr 115 for Artifort, 1950s
By Artifort, Theo Ruth
Located in Appeltern, Gelderland
A small sofa or loveseat, Model 115 executed in woolfelt fabric, designed by Theo Ruth for Artifort
Category

Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Wool

Set of 2 model 115 chairs by Theo Ruth for Artifort, 1950s the Netherlands.
By Artifort, Theo Ruth
Located in Landgraaf, NL
Set of 2 model 115 chairs by Theo Ruth for Artifort, 1950s the Netherlands. This set was made in
Category

Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Beech

Dutch Mid-Century Modern Model 115 Lounge Chair by Theo Ruth for Artifort, 1959
By Artifort, Theo Ruth
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Wonderful and rare Mid-Century Modern model 115 lounge chair. Design by Theo Ruth for Artifort
Category

Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Beech

1959, Theo Ruth for Artifort, Rare Comfortable Armchair Model 115 in Two Colors
By Theo Ruth, Artifort
Located in Amsterdam IJMuiden, NL
fabric. Some small rusty spots on the base This model 115 lounge chair was designed by Theo Ruth and
Category

Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

1958 Theo Ruth Red Club Chair no. 115 for Artifort, the Netherlands
By Artifort, Theo Ruth
Located in Beek en Donk, NL
Vintage red club chair model 115 by Theo Ruth for Artifort, 1958 (Dutch Vintage). The back tilts
Category

Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Elm

Get Updated with New Arrivals
Save "Theo Ruth 115", and we’ll notify you when there are new listings in this category.

Theo Ruth 115 For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal theo ruth 115 for your home. Frequently made of fabric, metal and wood, every theo ruth 115 was constructed with great care. Your living room may not be complete without a theo ruth 115 — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. A theo ruth 115 is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern styles are sought with frequency.

How Much is a Theo Ruth 115?

Prices for a theo ruth 115 can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $1,965 and can go as high as $9,450, while the average can fetch as much as $4,500.

Theo Ruth for sale on 1stDibs

Among the pantheon of talented individuals who have worked for Artifort, Theo Ruth was the acclaimed Dutch furniture manufacturer’s first permanent designer. Ruth’s work significantly advanced Artifort’s laudable reputation, specifically through his designs for armchairs like the 1952 Congo chair and the 1953 Penguin chair

Ruth was born in 1915 in Maastricht, the Netherlands, where Artifort was established. Founded by Jules Wagemans, Artifort began as Wagemans & Van Tuinen in 1890 before rebranding to Artifort in 1928. Ruth studied furniture and interior design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Maastricht and joined the Artifort team in 1936.

Ruth’s long tenure as its head of design and development included overseeing the hiring of key individuals like Artifort’s aesthetic consultant and designer Kho Liang Ie, British furniture designer Geoffrey D. Harcourt RDI and French interior designer Pierre Paulin RDI.

Following Ruth’s death in 1971, Artifort has carried on his legacy of innovative furniture through collaborations with numerous top designers, such as Jasper Morrison, Wolfgang C.R. Mezger, René Holten, Claesson Koivisto Rune, Ilse Crawford and Luca Nichetto.

On 1stDibs, find a collection of vintage Theo Ruth seating, including lounge chairs, sofas and more.

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 legendary 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.

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.

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.