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Beetle Lounge Chair, Fully Upholstered, 4-Star Base
By GamFratesi Design Studio, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
The Beetle lounge chair is with its comfortable design and generously proportioned silhouette, the perfect lounge chair for relaxation at any contemporary home. The Beetle lounge cha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

Pair of Italian Design Iron Base Upholstered Modernist Chairs
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Stylish Italian design highlight this pair of iron base linen upholstered modernist chairs.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Iron

Beetle Lounge Chair, Fully Upholstered, Conic Base, Chrome
By GamFratesi Design Studio, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
The Beetle lounge chair is with its comfortable design and generously proportioned silhouette, the perfect lounge chair for relaxation at any contemporary home. The Beetle lounge cha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Bat Highback Lounge Chair, Fully Upholstered, Walnut Base
By GamFratesi Design Studio, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
The new bat lounge chair, which comes in a high- and low-back version, is designed by Danish-Italian design-duo GamFratesi. The chair carries strong references to the interesting cha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Walnut

Bat Highback Lounge Chair, Fully Upholstered, Oak Base
By GamFratesi Design Studio, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
The new bat lounge chair, which comes in a high and low back version, is designed by Danish-Italian design-duo GamFratesi. The chair carries strong references to the interesting char...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Oak

3D Lounge Chair, Un-Upholstered, Sledge Base, Chrome
By Boris Berlin and Poul Christiansen, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
One of Gubi’s most innovative products, the Gubi lounge chair, is designed by Boris Berlin and Poul Christiansen of Komplot design. The Gubi lounge chair is an evolution of the Gubi ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Heavy Stainless Steel Base Upholstered Scoop Lounge Chair
By Directional, Kipp Stewart
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern heavy polished stainless steel frame scoop chair by Kipp Stewart for Directional.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Capper Side Chair with Upholstered Base by Phase Design
By Phase Design
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Listed price is for the Upholstered Base- Static version and Comfort Zone by HBF fabric. COM is also available, with a List price of $ 2,210.00. Swivel version is also available w...
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2010s American Side Chairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Velvet

Capper Lounge Chair with Upholstered Base by Phase Design
By Phase Design
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Listed price is for the Capper Lounge chair with Upholstered Base- Static version and Comfort Zone by HBF fabric. COM is also available, with a List price of $ 3,340.00. Swivel ve...
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2010s American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Velvet

Bat Low Back Lounge Chair, Fully Upholstered, Walnut Base
By GamFratesi Design Studio, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
The new Bat Lounge Chair, which comes in a high- and low-back version, is designed by Danish-Italian design-duo GamFratesi. The chair carries strong references to the interesting cha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Beetle Lounge Chair, Fully Upholstered, 4- Star Base, Black Matt
By GamFratesi Design Studio, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
The Beetle lounge chair is with its comfortable design and generously proportioned silhouette, the perfect lounge chair for relaxation at any contemporary home. The Beetle lounge cha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

Beetle Lounge Chair, Fully Upholstered, Conic Base, Antique Brass
By GamFratesi Design Studio, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
The Beetle lounge chair is with its comfortable design and generously proportioned silhouette, the perfect lounge chair for relaxation at any contemporary home. The Beetle lounge cha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

3D Lounge Chair, Fully Upholstered, Wood Base, Natural Oak
By Komplot Design, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
Designed by the creative partnership of Komplot Design, the GUBI lounge chair is the first furniture design to be based on the innovative technique of moulding three-dimensional vene...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Beech

Beetle Lounge Chair, Fully Upholstered, Conic Base, Black Chrome
By GamFratesi Design Studio, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
The Beetle lounge chair is with its comfortable design and generously proportioned silhouette, the perfect lounge chair for relaxation at any contemporary home. The Beetle lounge cha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Beetle Lounge Chair, Fully Upholstered, Wood Base, American Walnut
By GamFratesi Design Studio, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
Continuing the success of the Beetle collection, GUBI is adding a wood base to the Beetle lounge chair in oak, smoked oak finish and black stained beech. The Beetle lounge chair carr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Walnut

Beetle Lounge Chair, Fully Upholstered, Wood Base, Natural Oak
By GamFratesi Design Studio, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
Continuing the success of the Beetle collection, GUBI is adding a wood base to the Beetle lounge chair in oak, smoked oak finish and black stained beech. The Beetle lounge chair carr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Oak

Bat Low Back Lounge Chair, Fully Upholstered, Oak Base
By GamFratesi Design Studio, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
The new bat lounge chair, which comes in a high- and low-back version, is designed by Danish-Italian design-duo GamFratesi. The chair carries strong references to the interesting cha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Oak

3D Lounge Chair, Fully Upholstered, Wood Base, American Walnut
By Gubi, Komplot Design
Located in Berkeley, CA
Designed by the creative partnership of Komplot Design, the Gubi lounge chair is the first furniture design to be based on the innovative technique of moulding three-dimensional vene...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Beetle Lounge Chair, Fully Upholstered, Conic Base, Matte Black
By GamFratesi Design Studio, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
The Beetle lounge chair is with its comfortable design and generously proportioned silhouette, the perfect lounge chair for relaxation at any contemporary home. The Beetle lounge cha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Beetle Lounge Chair, Fully Upholstered, Wood Base, Smoked Oak
By GamFratesi Design Studio, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
Continuing the success of the Beetle Collection, GUBI is adding a wood base to the Beetle Lounge Chair in oak, smoked oak finish and black stained beech. The Beetle lounge chair carr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Oak

Upholstered desk chair in ash stained oak sled base by Jaime Hayon
By Jaime Hayon
Located in Barcelona, ES
Jaime Hayon is the most intriguing figure in new Spanish design. He has energy, talent and a style of his own, which are all distilled into the Showtime collection he has designed fo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Chairs

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Other

Upholstered "California" Lounge Chair with Chrome Base by Jacques Charpentier
By Jacques Charpentier
Located in New York City, NY
Upholstered "California" lounge chair with chrome base by Jacques Charpentier, France, c. 1970s Chic lounge chair consists of a sleek chrome base, sophisticated design, and dark b...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Upholstered On Iron Base, Pair Armless Side Chairs, Italy, 1960s
Located in New York, NY
1960's Italian pair of upholstered armless chairs. Mounted in black iron base with foot pads. Single seat cushion. Recently reupholstered in linen/wool boucle fabric. Measure: 19...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Side Chairs

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Iron

Red Upholstered Allermuir A642 Lounge Chair with Wire Base
By Pearson Lloyd, Allermuir
Located in New York, NY
Red upholstered Allermuir A642 lounge chair with wire base, Maharam fabric Design - PearsonLloyd PearsonLloyd is a product, furniture and innovation design studio led by founders...
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Mid-20th Century English Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Bat Low Back Lounge Chair, Fully Upholstered, Stained Oak Base
By Gubi, GamFratesi Design Studio
Located in Berkeley, CA
The new bat lounge chair, which comes in a high- and low-back version, is designed by Danish-Italian design-duo GamFratesi. The chair carries strong references to the interesting cha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Oak

3D Lounge Chair, Fully Upholstered, Wood Base, Black Stained Beech
By Gubi, Komplot Design
Located in Berkeley, CA
Designed by the creative partnership of Komplot Design, the Gubi lounge chair is the first furniture design to be based on the innovative technique of moulding three-dimensional vene...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Beech

Bat Highback Lounge Chair, Fully Upholstered, Black Stained Oak Base
By Gubi, GamFratesi Design Studio
Located in Berkeley, CA
The new Bat lounge chair, which comes in a high- and low-back version, is designed by Danish-Italian design-duo GamFratesi. The chair carries strong references to the interesting cha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Oak

Bat Highback Lounge Chair, Fully Upholstered, Conic Base, Black Chrome
By Gubi, GamFratesi Design Studio
Located in Berkeley, CA
The new Bat lounge chair, which comes in a high- and low-back version, is designed by Danish-Italian design-duo GamFratesi. The chair carries strong references to the interesting cha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Bat Highback Lounge Chair, Fully Upholstered, Conic Base, Matte Black
By Gubi, GamFratesi Design Studio
Located in Berkeley, CA
The new Bat lounge chair, which comes in a high- and low-back version, is designed by Danish-Italian design-duo GamFratesi. The chair carries strong references to the interesting cha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Bat Highback Lounge Chair, Fully Upholstered, Conic Base, Antique Brass
By Gubi, GamFratesi Design Studio
Located in Berkeley, CA
The new Bat lounge chair, which comes in a high- and low-back version, is designed by Danish-Italian design-duo GamFratesi. The chair carries strong references to the interesting cha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Beech

Beetle Lounge Chair, Fully Upholstered, Wood Base, Black Stained Beech
By GamFratesi Design Studio, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
Continuing the success of the Beetle collection, GUBI is adding a wood base to the Beetle lounge chair in oak, smoked oak finish and black stained beech. The Beetle lounge chair carr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Beech

3D Lounge Chair, Un-Upholstered, Sledge Base, Black Semi Matt
By Boris Berlin and Poul Christiansen, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
One of Gubi’s most innovative products, the Gubi lounge chair, is designed by Boris Berlin and Poul Christiansen of Komplot Design. The Gubi lounge chair is an evolution of the Gubi ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Beetle Lounge Chair, Fully Upholstered, Conic Base, Brass Semi Matte
By GamFratesi Design Studio, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
The Beetle lounge chair is with its comfortable design and generously proportioned silhouette, the perfect lounge chair for relaxation at any contemporary home. The Beetle lounge cha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Contemporary Upholstered Dining Chair Set, Base in Satin Brass
Located in New York, NY
Sleek and stylish dining set of 8 chairs featuring ample curves and generous size with high functionality. Upholstered in arctic blue ultra suede fabric and satin brass base. Handcr...
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2010s Italian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Brass, Metal

Iola Upholstered Chair in Black Metal Base, by E-ggs
By E-GGS, Miniforms
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Iola chair comes with a seat, back and armrests in a injected flameretardant polyurethane foam covered with the listed fabrics. The structure base is available for custom orders in W...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

Pair of Barrel Swivel Chairs Newly Upholstered Sunbrella White Seagrass Base
By Milo Baughman
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Lovely pair of vintage Milo Baughman style swivel chairs newly upholstered in a Sunbrella white fabric. Perfect for indoors or patio. New foam and insides. Seagrass base. Dimensions:...
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Swivel Chairs

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Upholstery, Seagrass

Midcentury Lounge Chairs-Chrome Base-Newly Upholstered in Italian Leather, Pair
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Pair of Mid-Century Modern lounge chairs (Bergeres), on chrome bases, circa 1970, newly upholstered in the absolute finest Italian leather, eight-way hand-tied button-tufted upholstery.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of 18th Century Upholstered Side Chairs with Ebony Base
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of upholstered side chairs with metal nail head trim, circa 18th century. The ebony base also features vase-and-ring turned detail. Please note of wear consistent with age inclu...
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Antique 18th Century Side Chairs

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Metal

Bat Highback Lounge Chair, Fully Upholstered, Conic Base, Brass Semi Matte
By GamFratesi Design Studio, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
The new bat lounge chair, which comes in a high- and low-back version, is designed by Danish-Italian design-duo GamFratesi. The chair carries strong references to the interesting cha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Bat Low Back Lounge Chair, Fully Upholstered, Conic Base, Matte Black
By GamFratesi Design Studio, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
The new Bat lounge chair, which comes in a high- and low-back version, is designed by Danish-Italian design-duo GamFratesi. The chair carries strong references to the interesting cha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Bat Low Back Lounge Chair, Fully Upholstered, Conic Base, Black Chrome
By GamFratesi Design Studio, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
The new bat lounge chair, which comes in a high- and low-back version, is designed by Danish-Italian design-duo GamFratesi. The chair carries strong references to the interesting cha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Bat Low Back Lounge Chair, Fully Upholstered, Conic Base, Antique Brass
By GamFratesi Design Studio, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
The new bat lounge chair, which comes in a high- and low-back version, is designed by Danish-Italian design-duo GamFratesi. The chair carries strong references to the interesting cha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Baker Furniture Modern Upholstered X-Base Dining Chairs, Set of Six
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional set of six modern dining chairs By Baker Furniture USA, late 20th century Upholstery, with solid maple legs and "x" stretchers. Measures: Side chairs - 21...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Maple

Bat Low Back Lounge Chair, Fully Upholstered, Conic Base, Brass Semi-Matte
By GamFratesi Design Studio, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
The new Bat lounge chair, which comes in a high- and low-back version, is designed by Danish-Italian design-duo GamFratesi. The chair carries strong references to the interesting cha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Beetle Dining Chairs, Fully Upholstered, Walnut Base, Grade 1 Fabric
By GamFratesi Design Studio, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
The Beetle chair has since its introduction in 2013 being well received by end-consumers as well as interior architects. Due to its appealing design, outstanding comfort and unique c...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

Set of Six Beetle Dining Chairs, Front Upholstered, Conic Base, Matte Black
By GamFratesi Design Studio, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
Looking closely at the anatomy of the beetle insect, characterized by its solid outside and soft inside, the front upholstered beetle chair possesses all attributes. The front uphols...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

Set of Six Beetle Dining Chairs, Fully Upholstered, Conic Base, Matte Black
By GamFratesi Design Studio, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
The beetle chair has since its introduction in 2013 being well received by end-consumers as well as interior architects. Due to its appealing design, outstanding comfort and unique c...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

And Objects Horton Bar Stool, Upholstered Leather with Solid Brass Base
By And Objects
Located in London, Greater London
And Objects, product design studio founded by Martin Brudnizki and Nick Jeanes based in London. Bringing a touch of glamour to the humble bar stool, the Horton bar stool is handcraf...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Chairs

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Metal, Brass

Poltrona 136 Armchair with a Cement Base, Upholstered in Fabric by Dimoremilano
By DIMOREMILANO
Located in Milan, IT
Armchair with a cement base. Structure in brushed steel with seat in triangular foam and cushion upholstered in Satin Dark Blue fabric. Backrest and armrests in decorated Wool Blue f...
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2010s Italian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Cement, Steel

1980s Geometric Pastel Upholstered Swivel Armchair on Round Plinth Wood Base
By Thayer Coggin
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A lovely 1980's Thayer Coggin style swivel armchair. Upholstered in a geometric pastel pattern, this chair features rolled arms, and a rounded waterfall back. The piece sits upon a r...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Newly Upholstered Danish Modern Lounge Chair Walnut Base
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Danish Mid-Century Modern lounge chair newly upholstered in thick wood fabric. Solid oiled walnut base legs.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Pair Modern Upholstered Arm Chairs Brushed Brass Metal Base Milo Baughman Style
By Milo Baughman
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of very unique chairs with patinated bronze / brass finish brushed metal bases. The chairs have very clean Parsons style lines, sturdy stretcher supported legs, seamless joints,...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Metal

Masculo Meeting Chair, Fully Upholstered, Swivel Base
By Gubi, GamFratesi Design Studio
Located in Berkeley, CA
The Masculo chair by GamFratesi marries the idea of Danish elegance and simplicity with Italian refinement and playfulness. The backrest of Masculo is almost overly large, which call...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Chrome

3D Meeting Chair, Front Upholstered, Chrome Swivel Base
By Gubi, Komplot Design
Located in Berkeley, CA
The Gubi chair by Komplot Design is the first furniture design to be based on the innovative technique of moulding three-dimensional veneer. The 3D design gives the chair a comfortab...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Chrome

3D Meeting Chair, Un Upholstered, Chrome Swivel Base
By Gubi, Komplot Design
Located in Berkeley, CA
The Gubi chair by Komplot Design is the first furniture design to be based on the innovative technique of moulding three-dimensional veneer. The 3D design gives the chair a comfortab...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Chrome

3D Meeting Chair, Front Upholstered, Black Swivel Base
By Gubi, Komplot Design
Located in Berkeley, CA
The GUBI chair by Komplot Design is the first furniture design to be based on the innovative technique of molding three-dimensional veneer. The 3D design gives the chair a comfortabl...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Steel

Bat Dining Chair, Fully Upholstered, Oak Base
By Gubi, GamFratesi Design Studio
Located in Berkeley, CA
The bat dining chair, designed by Danish-Italian design-duo GamFratesi, carries strong references to the interesting characteristics of bats, with its inviting, distinctive shell rem...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak

Masculo Dining Chair, Fully Upholstered, Sledge Base
By Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
The Masculo chair by GamFratesi marries the idea of Danish elegance and simplicity with Italian refinement and playfulness. The backrest of Masculo is almost overly large, which call...
Category

20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

  • Masculo Dining Chair, Fully Upholstered, Sledge Base
  • Masculo Dining Chair, Fully Upholstered, Sledge Base
  • Masculo Dining Chair, Fully Upholstered, Sledge Base
  • Masculo Dining Chair, Fully Upholstered, Sledge Base
H 29.13 in. W 27.16 in. D 22.83 in.
Masculo Dining Chair, Fully Upholstered, Walnut Base
By Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
The Masculo chair by GamFratesi marries the idea of Danish elegance and simplicity with Italian refinement and playfulness. The backrest of Masculo is almost overly large, which call...
Category

20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Walnut

  • Masculo Dining Chair, Fully Upholstered, Walnut Base
  • Masculo Dining Chair, Fully Upholstered, Walnut Base
  • Masculo Dining Chair, Fully Upholstered, Walnut Base
  • Masculo Dining Chair, Fully Upholstered, Walnut Base
H 29.13 in. W 26.37 in. D 22.44 in.
2D Dining Chair, Front-Upholstered, Wood Base
By Gubi, Komplot Design
Located in Berkeley, CA
The Gubi 2D chair is a series of light dining chairs made from laminated veneer with options for front upholstery in a wide range of fabrics and leathers, suitable for both private a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • 2D Dining Chair, Front-Upholstered, Wood Base
  • 2D Dining Chair, Front-Upholstered, Wood Base
  • 2D Dining Chair, Front-Upholstered, Wood Base
  • 2D Dining Chair, Front-Upholstered, Wood Base
H 31.88 in. W 21.25 in. D 22.44 in.
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Upholstered Base Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of upholstered base chairs for sale on 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, wood and fabric, all upholstered base chairs available were constructed with great care. We have 81 antique and vintage upholstered base chairs in-stock, while there are 79 modern editions to choose from as well. Upholstered base chairs have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. There are many kinds of upholstered base chairs to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Hollywood Regency upholstered base chairs are of considerable interest. Gubi, GamFratesi and Komplot Design each produced beautiful upholstered base chairs that are worth considering.

How Much are Upholstered Base Chairs?

Upholstered base chairs can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $1,643, while the lowest priced sells for $299 and the highest can go for as much as $18,447.

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 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. The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influence 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.

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 chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other 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.