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Vicario Lounge Chair

Set 4x seats + low table “Vicario” by Vico Magistretti for Artemide
By Artemide, Vico Magistretti
Located in Hoegaarden, BE
The Vicario (or "Vicar") armchair was manufactured by Artemide from pressed moulded "Reglar
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

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Lounge Chair 'Vicario' by Vico Magistretti for Artemide
By Vico Magistretti
Located in Berlin, DE
Lounge chair 'Vicario'. Design by Vico Magistretti, 1970. Manufactured by Artemide, Italy. Wine
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Vintage 1970s Italian Lounge Chairs

Materials

Plastic

Pair of "Vicario" Lounge Chairs by Vico Magistretti
By Artemide, Vico Magistretti
Located in Vienna, AT
Pair of two white "Vicario" Lounge chairs in excellent Condition. Seems that they always have been
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Burgundy Vicario Lounge Chair by Vico Magistretti for Artemide, 1970s
By Artemide, Vico Magistretti
Located in Ixelles, Bruxelles
Designer - Vico Magistretti Producer - Artemide Model - Vicario Lounge Chair Design Period
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Vintage 1970s Italian Space Age Lounge Chairs

Materials

Plastic

Burgundy Vicario Lounge Chair by Vico Magistretti for Artemide, 1970s
By Artemide, Vico Magistretti
Located in Ixelles, Bruxelles
Designer - Vico Magistretti Producer - Artemide Model - Vicario Lounge Chair Design Period
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Lounge Chairs

Materials

Plastic

Vico Magistretti Green Vicario Lounge Chairs
By Artemide, Vico Magistretti
Located in Antwerp, BE
Vicario lounge chairs by Vico Magistretti, produced by Artemide Milano, Italy, 1970s These
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Vintage 1970s Italian Post-Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Vico Magistretti Green Vicario Lounge Chairs
Vico Magistretti Green Vicario Lounge Chairs
H 26.78 in W 28.35 in L 26.78 in
Pair of Green Vicario Lounge Chair by Vico Magistretti for Artemide, 1970s
By Artemide, Vico Magistretti
Located in Ixelles, Bruxelles
Designer - Vico Magistretti Producer - Artemide Model - Vicario Lounge Chair Design Period
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Lounge Chairs

Materials

Plastic

Post-modern Vico Magistretti Vicario Lounge Chairs
By Artemide, Vico Magistretti
Located in Antwerp, BE
Space age Vicario lounge chairs by Vico Magistretti, produced by Artemide Milano, Italy, 1970s
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Pair of Burgundy Vicario Lounge Chair by Vico Magistretti for Artemide, 1970s
By Artemide, Vico Magistretti
Located in Ixelles, Bruxelles
Designer - Vico Magistretti Producer - Artemide Model - Vicario Lounge Chair Design Period
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Plastic

Vicario Lounge Chairs by Vico Magistretti for Artemide Set of Four
By Artemide, Vico Magistretti
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
A pair of original armchairs or lounge chairs named "Vicario" in brown chocolate plastic by
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Vintage 1960s Italian Space Age Lounge Chairs

Materials

Plastic

Brick Red “Vicario” Lounge Chair Vico Magistretti for Artemide, 1972
By Vico Magistretti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The "Vicario" chair was designed by Vico Magistretti for Artemide in 1972. These chairs were part
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Vintage 1970s Italian Space Age Club Chairs

Materials

Plastic

Green Magistretti 'Vicario' Armchairs
By Vico Magistretti, Artemide
Located in Antwerp, BE
Vicario lounge chairs, Vico Magistretti, produced by Artemide Milano, Italy, 1970s These
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Vintage 1970s Italian Post-Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Green Magistretti 'Vicario' Armchairs
Green Magistretti 'Vicario' Armchairs
H 26.78 in W 28.35 in L 26.78 in
Vicario Lounge Chair, Vico Magistretti for Artemide
By Vico Magistretti
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Vicario lounge chair in gorgeous green. Vico Magistretti for Artifort. This chair debuted in
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Late 20th Century Dutch Space Age Lounge Chairs

Materials

Plastic

Pair of Burgundy Vicario Lounge Chair by Vico Magistretti for Artemide, 1970s
By Artemide, Vico Magistretti
Located in Ixelles, Bruxelles
Designer - Vico Magistretti Producer - Artemide Model - Vicario Lounge Chair Design Period
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Lounge Chairs

Materials

Plastic

Pair of Red Vicario Lounge Chairs Design by Vico Magistretti Made by Artemide
By Artemide, Vico Magistretti
Located in London, GB
A pair of original armchairs or lounge chairs named "Vicario" in a deep red plastic by renowned
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Vintage 1970s Italian Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Plastic

Vico Magiustretti for Artemide Green Vicario Lounge Chair, Italy, 1970s
By Artemide, Vico Magistretti
Located in Naples, IT
Vicario armchair by Vico Magistretti for Artemide 1970s. The armchair is made of ABS and has fluid
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Plastic

Red Original Lounge Chair Vicario Designed by Vico Magistretti Made by Artemide
By Artemide, Vico Magistretti
Located in London, GB
One original armchair/ lounge chairs named "Vicario" in a deep red plastic by renowned Italian
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Vintage 1970s Italian Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Plastic

Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chair Vicario by Vico Magistretti for Artemide, 1970s
By Artemide, Vico Magistretti
Located in Munich, DE
Original, elegant and comfortable Mid-Century Modern armchair or lounge chair 'Vicario'. Designed
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Plastic

Vicario Chair by Vico Magistretti for Artemide
By Vico Magistretti
Located in Doornspijk, NL
The Vicario chair was designed in 1972 by Vico Magistretti for Artemide.
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Space Age Lounge Chairs

Materials

Plastic

Vicario Chair by Vico Magistretti for Artemide
Vicario Chair by Vico Magistretti for Artemide
H 26.78 in W 28.35 in D 25.6 in
Set of 4 Armchairs "Vicario" in Brown Plastic by Vico Magistretti, Artemide
By Artemide, Vico Magistretti
Located in Wolfurt, AT
4 original armchairs "Vicario" in brown plastic lounge chairs by Vico Magistretti from the 1969
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Plastic

Pair of Red Vicario Lounge Chairs Design by Vico Magistretti Made by Artemide
By Artemide, Vico Magistretti
Located in London, GB
A pair of original armchairs or lounge chairs named "Vicario" in a deep red plastic by renowned
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Plastic

Pair of "Vicario" Lounge Chairs by Vico Magistretti
By Vico Magistretti, Artemide
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Magistretti. The Selene, a side chair, was followed by the Gaudi, an armchair, and then-in 1971-The Vicario, a
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Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

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Vicario Lounge Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic vicario lounge chair available at 1stDibs. Each vicario lounge chair for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using plastic and fiberglass. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer vicario lounge chair, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. A vicario lounge chair is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern and Modern styles are sought with frequency.

How Much is a Vicario Lounge Chair?

Prices for a vicario lounge chair can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $826 and can go as high as $4,800, while the average can fetch as much as $1,499.

Vico Magistretti for sale on 1stDibs

As one of the founding fathers of modern Italian design, prolific architect and industrial designer Ludovico Magistretti (known by his nickname Vico) was guided by his philosophy, “There is no excuse for bad design.” His architectural projects are widely revered, and an ingenious meld of form and function can be found in his stylish and deceptively simple table lamps, sofas, armchairs and other mid-century furnishings.

Born in Milan, Magistretti followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather (both architects) to study architecture at the Polytechnic University of Milan. At the outbreak of World War II, he fled to Switzerland, and it was there he met his role model and mentor, renowned humanist architect Ernesto Nathan Rogers. Magistretti was inspired by Rogers’s vision to revive postwar Italy, and they collaborated on several reconstruction projects. Among Magistretti’s first architectural designs is a “poetic” round church, which he created for the QT8, an experimental Milanese neighborhood.

When Magistretti returned to Milan in 1945, he worked at his father’s architectural firm. It wasn’t until the early 1950s that he expanded his talents into design while working with furniture artisans.

In the 1960s, Magistretti began his 30-year working relationship with famed entrepreneur Cesare Cassina of the Cassina furniture manufacturing company. In their design approach, the two men shared a vision of the relationship between modernity and tradition and enjoyed a close bond (Magistretti designed Cassina’s luxurious villa in 1965). However, their friendship was not without contention.

Legend has it that upon seeing the prototype for Magistretti’s Maralunga sofa, Cassina hated it so much that he punched it, breaking the back of the sofa, which crumpled into itself.

“Right, great, it looks perfect to me like that,” an unfazed Magistretti allegedly responded, and the Maralunga’s slumped, adjustable-height backrest was born. Incidentally, the Maralunga sofa won Italy’s Compasso d’Oro award as did his Eclisse lamp for Artemide and his Atollo lamp for Oluce.

Magistretti died in 2006, but his designs live on in galleries, museums and private residences and offices around the world.

Find a range of vintage Vico Magistretti furniture and lighting on 1stDibs.

Materials: Plastic Furniture

Arguably the world’s most ubiquitous man-made material, plastic has impacted nearly every industry. In contemporary spaces, new and vintage plastic furniture is quite popular and its use pairs well with a range of design styles.

From the Italian lighting artisans at Fontana Arte to venturesome Scandinavian modernists such as Verner Panton, who created groundbreaking interiors as much as he did seating — see his revolutionary Panton chair — to contemporary multidisciplinary artists like Faye Toogood, furniture designers have been pushing the boundaries of plastic forever.

When The Graduate's Mr. McGuire proclaimed, “There’s a great future in plastics,” it was more than a laugh line. The iconic quote is an allusion both to society’s reliance on and its love affair with plastic. Before the material became an integral part of our lives — used in everything from clothing to storage to beauty and beyond — people relied on earthly elements for manufacturing, a process as time-consuming as it was costly.

Soon after American inventor John Wesley Hyatt created celluloid, which could mimic luxury products like tortoiseshell and ivory, production hit fever pitch, and the floodgates opened for others to explore plastic’s full potential. The material altered the history of design — mid-century modern legends Charles and Ray Eames, Joe Colombo and Eero Saarinen regularly experimented with plastics in the development of tables and chairs, and today plastic furnishings and decorative objects are seen as often indoors as they are outside.

Find vintage plastic lounge chairs, outdoor furniture, lighting and more on 1stDibs.

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.