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Mid-Century Modern Tufted Swivel Lounge Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This Mid-Century swivel lounge chair features ornately stitched vinyl seat with a comfortable
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Fritz Hansen Swivel Office Chair
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning vintage modern desk chair boasts a tag underneath with the date 1980 and designer
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Chrome

Norman Cherner for Plycraft Swivel Blue Vinyl Desk Chair
By Plycraft, Norman Cherner
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century swivel side / desk chair with a shaped seat and back upholstered in bright and
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Upholstery, Wood

Mid Century Swivel Office Desk Lounge Chair by HW Klein for Brahmin Mobelfabrik
By Brahmin, H.W. Klein
Located in New York, NY
Iconic midcentury swivel egg chair, by H.W. Klein for Brahmin Mobelfabrik, made in Denmark c. 1970s
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1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Aluminum

Italian Swivel Bent Plywood Ribbon Chair, Mid-Century Modern
Located in Bochum, NRW
Mid-Century Modern vintage bent plywood swivel chair in the manner of the famous CL9 Nastro (Strip
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Metal

Italian Vintage Office or Desk Swivel Chair
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage swivel chair not adjustable in height with star-shaped base. Ideal in the office to receive
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Metal

Italian Vintage Office or Desk Swivel Chair
Italian Vintage Office or Desk Swivel Chair
H 33.27 in W 22.33 in D 17.33 in
Mid Century Swivel Chair by I. V. Chair Company Brooklyn NY
Located in New York, NY
Stylish and well-made swivel office, desk chair by I.V. chair company Brooklyn NY (109 Jewel St
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

1970s Brass Italian Swivel Desk or Vanity Chair
Located in Stamford, CT
1970s polished brass swivel desk or vanity chair. Curved back detailing. Newly upholstered in
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Brass

Spage Age Smoked Plexi Glass Swivel Desk Chair, 1960s
Located in Antwerp, BE
A beautiful vintage modern smoked lucite desk arm chair and a swivel base. The thick padded seating
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1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Chrome

Vintage Blue Swivel Desk Chair by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Shippensburg, PA
Vintage Blue Swivel Desk Chair by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller Item # 705VFW20-1 This
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Aluminum

1940s Art Deco Style Swivel Desk Chair with Woven Rattan and Loop Arms
Located in Yonkers, NY
An Art Deco swivel desk chair from circa 1940 with woven rattan back and seat, loop arms and
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Mid-20th Century Indonesian Art Deco Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Rattan, Wood

Vitra by George Nelson Black Leather Perch Swivel Desk Chairs, 2001, Set of 2
By Vitra, George Nelson
Located in London, GB
contemporary work space, this set of Perch office chairs will add a touch of mid century modern design.
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Leather Desk Chair Model 3117 by Arne Jacobsen
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian leather desk chair model 3117 by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen
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1950s Danish Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Steel

Oxford High Back Swivel Lounge Chair by Fritz Hansen
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
swivels making it perfect as a comfortable desk chair or lounge chair in any room. White leather
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Chrome

Vintage swivel office chair Kovona, Czechoslovakia 1970´s
By Kovona
Located in Prague 8, CZ
This vintage desk chair was made by Kovona company in the 1970s. Fully functional, adjustable
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Late 20th Century Czech Industrial Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Iron

3117 Black Swivel Chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Rīga, LV
Vintage black swivel desk chair with adjustable seat, model 3117 designed by Arne Jacobsen for
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1980s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Steel, Chrome

1960s Executive Desk Chair by George Nelson
By George Nelson
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A George Nelson designed rolling desk chair with orange fabric supported by a swivel base with
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Metal

Vintage Eames Soft Pad Leather Desk Chair by ICF
By Charles and Ray Eames, ICF De Padova
Located in London, GB
A stylish and iconic design, this is a vintage Eames soft pad leather desk chair by ICF. It was
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Chrome

Vintage Eames Soft Pad Leather Desk Chair by ICF
Vintage Eames Soft Pad Leather Desk Chair by ICF
H 33.86 in W 20.87 in D 22.84 in
Vladimir Kagan Pair of Corkscrew Swivel Chairs for Directional in Bouclé, Signed
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Newly reupholstered in a soft and nubby white bouclé, this pair of 'Corkscrew' swivel chairs by
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1980s American Post-Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Bouclé

Preben Fabricius and Jorgen Kashtolm Swivel Chairs for Walter Knoll 1970s Signed
By Jørgen Kastholm & Preben Fabricius, Walter Knoll
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This incredible set of four swivel lounge chairs by Preben Fabricius and Jorgen Kastholm for Walter
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1970s German Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Suede

Vintage Italian Desk Chairs Italy 1970s Set of 2 Style Gastone Rinaldi
Located in Miklavž Pri Taboru, SI
In the spirit of the Italian designer Gastone Rinaldi, a pair of beautiful Italian desk chairs
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Metal

Eames PAC Yellow Padded Swivel Armchair w/Gray Fiberglass Shell & Aluminum Base
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Topeka, KS
plastic series at an office and desk chair. This example has the molded into the fiberglass Herman Miller
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Aluminum

Vintage Sikes Wooden Swivel Office Chair
By Sikes Chair Company
Located in Munster, IN
Industrial beauty at its most ingenious - this vintage Sikes swivel office chair is a treasure
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Mid-20th Century Industrial Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Metal

Vintage Sikes Wooden Swivel Office Chair
Vintage Sikes Wooden Swivel Office Chair
H 34.5 in W 21.5 in D 21.5 in
Domore Co. Executive Multi Adjustable Industrial Swivel Desk Chair on Casters
By Raymond Loewy
Located in Ferndale, MI
Durable quality construction would be one way to describe this Domore Chair co. swivel desk chair
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Steel, Chrome

Pair of Mid-Century Upholstered Chrome Swivel Chairs
Located in New York City, NY
Pair of Mid-Century Yellow Upholstered Chrome Swivel Chairs with a White Enameled Star Base.
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Mid-20th Century Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Chrome

Stow Davis Mid-Century Modern Leather Executive Swivel Desk Chair, Circa 1960s
By Stow Davis
Located in South Bend, IN
A beautiful and very comfortable Mid-Century Modern executive leather swivel desk chair By Stow
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Chrome

Geoffrey Harcourt, Chair 130, 'RCA' Chair, Designed 1960, Produced by Artifort
By Geoffrey D. Harcourt, Artifort
Located in London, GB
chairs. This is a good, early example of this stunning and unique design. It looks fantastic at a desk
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1960s British Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Plywood

Mid Century Modern Walnut & Black Vinyl Executive Swivel Desk Chairs by Thonet
By Thonet
Located in Lafayette, IN
of the most striking office chair designs to come out of the mid-century era! With its fantastic
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Aluminum

Fritz Hansen Swivel Desk Chair
Located in Kastrup, DK
Danish swivel desk chair by Fritz Hansen. Made in oak, seat upholstered in light gray canvas fabric
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Mid-20th Century Danish Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Iron

Fritz Hansen Swivel Desk Chair
Fritz Hansen Swivel Desk Chair
H 35.04 in W 25.99 in D 17.72 in
Executive Model DoMore Swivel Desk Office Chair Model 616 c 1950/1960's
By General Fireproofing Company
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional Industrial, Mid Century swivel office, desk chair by The DoMore Chair Company. The
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Steel, Chrome

Stow Davis Mid-Century Modern Leather Executive Swivel Desk Chairs, Set of Four
By Stow Davis
Located in South Bend, IN
A beautiful and very comfortable set of four Mid-Century Modern executive leather swivel desk
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Chrome

Do More Office Chair Mid-Century Modern Industrial USA
Located in Chula Vista, CA
AMBIANIC presents Do More Office Chair Mid-Century Modern industrial era. Domore Chair Company, Inc
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Steel

Vintage Swivel Desk Chair by Jansko
By Jansko
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This high back desk chair features shapely vinyl swivel seat and sturdy metal base. Stylish Mid
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

Vintage Swivel Desk Chair by Jansko
Vintage Swivel Desk Chair by Jansko
H 37 in W 23.5 in D 26 in
Mid Century Industrial Swivel Chair, Czechoslovakia 1960´S
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Mid century industrial swivel lounge chair, can be used also as piano stool. Can be positioned up
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Wood, Bentwood, Plywood

Clifford Pascoe Desk or Office Chair on Swivel Base
By Clifford Pascoe
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful swiveling office/desk chair designed by Clifford Pascoe and produced by Modern Masters
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Textile, Wood

Herman Miller Eames PSCC Swivel Desk Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Light yellow fiberglass shell desk chair by Herman Miller. Designed by Charles and Ray Eames. Model
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Aluminum

Vtg Jansko Clear Sculpted Lucite Mid-Century Modern Yellow Vinyl Swivel Chair
By Jansko
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Jansko clear sculpted Lucite Mid-Century Modern yellow Vinyl swivel chair. Item features a
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Chrome

Swivel Desk Chair by GoodForm General Fireproofing
By General Fireproofing Company
Located in New York, NY
Great Art Deco swivel desk chair with adjustable tilt backrest, stylized armrests, and aluminum
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Mid-20th Century American Machine Age Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Aluminum

Leather Swivel Desk Chair, Italy, c.1980
Located in Surbiton, GB
Late 20th Century leather desk chair manufactured by Marcatré. Founded in 1975 Marcatré is
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Leather, Rubber

Leather Swivel Desk Chair, Italy, c.1980
Leather Swivel Desk Chair, Italy, c.1980
H 35.04 in W 33.86 in D 34.26 in
Pair of Red Leather Midcentury Desk Swivel Chairs
Located in Napa, CA
A pair of midcentury Swedish swiveling desk chairs with a polished cast aluminum frame. The vintage
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1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Aluminum

Sedus Wooden Beech Swivel Chair Height Adjustable Mid-Century Modern
By Sedus
Located in Verviers, BE
Sedus wooden beech swivel chair height adjustable Mid-Century Modern Seat height adjustable 51
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1950s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Metal

Mid-Century Italian Swivel Armchair, 1960s
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Beautiful and comfortable Italian swivel armchair or desk chair, 1960's. The chair is
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Steel

Mid-Century Italian Swivel Armchair, 1960s
Mid-Century Italian Swivel Armchair, 1960s
H 33.08 in W 26.38 in D 24.02 in
Mid-Century Swivel Green Office Chair by Umberto Mascagni, Italy, 1950s
By Umberto Mascagni
Located in Miklavž Pri Taboru, SI
Midcentury swivel green office chair by Umberto Mascagni made in Italy in the 1950s. The vinyl used
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Faux Leather

Mid-Century Modern Faux Fur Office Desk Chair
Located in North York, ON
Mid-Century Modern faux fur office desk chair. Unique white faux fur fabric resting atop polished
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1980s American Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Metal

11 Swivel Tilt Desk Dining Swivel Tilt Chairs by Ward Bennet for Brickel
By Brickel Associates, Ward Bennett
Located in New York, NY
Incredible desk, office, or even dining chairs, designed by Ward Bennett, for Brickel Associates
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Chrome

Midcentury Industrial swivel work desk chair by Kovona, 1950´s
By Kovona
Located in Prague 8, CZ
This Industrial mid century working desk chair was made by Kovona company in the 1950´s. Fully
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Iron

Midcentury Industrial swivel work desk chair by Kovona, 1950´s
By Kovona
Located in Prague 8, CZ
This Industrial mid century working desk chair was made by Kovona company in the 1950´s. Fully
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Iron

1970s Swivel Desk Chair by Max Pearson for Knoll
By Max Pearson, Knoll
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A desk chair with the original channel-stitched upholstery, on an X-form caster base.    
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Upholstery

Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century Padded Fiberglass Teal Swivel Office Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Countryside, IL
Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century Padded Fiberglass Teal Swivel Office Chair This swivel office
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Metal

Vintage Industrial Swivel Work Desk Chair by Kovona, 1950´s
By Kovona
Located in Prague 8, CZ
This Industrial mid century working desk chair was made by Kovona company in the 1950´s. Fully
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Iron

Herman Miller Eames Model DAT-1 Tilting Swivel Office/Desk Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Great example of the Eames DAT-1 classic office chair. Molded fiberglass shell lined with naugahyde
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Aluminum

Knoll Desk Chair in Contrasting Saddle Leather/Suede, Vintage Swivel Base
By Knoll
Located in Wilton, CT
Montage has been restoring Saarinen Executive Chairs for years in every fabric one can imagine
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Metal

Red Florence Knoll Style Swivel Tilt Desk Chair by Fortress Furniture
By Fortress Furniture
Located in Ferndale, MI
I believe this is red ultra suede fabric on rolling chrome base. Very nice condition. Chair swivels
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Black Vintage Desk Chair Style Egon Eiermann 1950s Germany
By Egon Eiermann
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern vintage black desk chair of office chair or swivel chair, which was designed in
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Metal

8 Max Pearson for Knoll Mid-Century Modern Red Tulip Swivel Dining Office Chairs
By Max Pearson, Knoll
Located in Dayton, OH
8 Max Pearson for Knoll International red wool upholstered rolling swivel chairs, circa 1960s
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Steel

1980s Hollywood Regency Style Channel Leather Swivel Desk Chair, Jack Cartwright
By Jack Cartwright
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Hollywood Regency style black leather rolling office or desk chair by Jack Cartwright. This modern
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1980s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Leather

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brown Beech Desk Chair Jorgen Rasmussen 1950s Denmark
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern vintage desk chair or office chair designed by Jorgen Rasmussen 1950s in Denmark
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desk Chair Attributed to Egon Eiermann, 1950, Germany
By Egon Eiermann
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern adjustable and swiveling vintage desk chair in brown faux leather attributed to
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Metal

Rare Vintage Mid-Century German Modern Office Swivel Leather Easy Chair, 1960s
Located in Warszawa, Mazowieckie
This office swivel armchair was manufactured in the Germany during the 1960s. The frame is made
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1960s German Minimalist Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

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Metal, Chrome

Swivel Tilt Office Desk Chair by the Good Form General Fireproofing Company
By General Fireproofing Company, GoodForm
Located in New York, NY
Architectural design, commercial quality swivel, tilt desk, office chair by Good Form, General
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel

Materials

Aluminum

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Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the vintage mid century desk chair swivel you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, animal skin and leather, every vintage mid century desk chair swivel was constructed with great care. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer vintage mid century desk chair swivel, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. A vintage mid century desk chair swivel made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Neoclassical — is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made vintage mid century desk chair swivel over the years, but those crafted by De Sede, Arne Jacobsen and Charles and Ray Eames are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Vintage Mid Century Desk Chair Swivel?

Prices for a vintage mid century desk chair swivel start at $300 and top out at $8,600 with the average selling for $3,141.

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 office-chairs-desk-chairs for You

An essential part of every office or home workstation, office chairs and desk chairs are critically important to your comfort and getting the job done.

Desk chairs have evolved over time. While writing the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson pined for a wider range of motion and introduced some improvements to his English-style Windsor chair, inventing the swivel chair along the way. So the next time you roll, recline or swivel at your vintage desk, remember: The third president of the United States had a lot to do with that functionality.

Changes in the availability of resources have also led to innovations in desk chair design. After World War II, for example, optimistic American designers made use of wartime materials in their efforts to create practical domestic goods.

Mid-century modernism is the name given to the broad postwar time period that prioritized thoughtful design. Journalist Cara Greenberg, who coined the term “mid-century modernism,” cites “ergonomic wisdom” as part of the reason for the longevity of the era’s furnishings, and when it comes to sitting in a desk chair for hours at a time, what could be more important than ergonomic support?

As mid-century modernism was marked by resourcefulness and boundless creativity — and produced designers who, in most cases, prioritized comfort and support — it follows that all mid-century chairs are not the same. Nowhere is this perhaps more evident than at Herman Miller. The legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer got its start in the office, with design director George Nelson enlisting the likes of Charles and Ray Eames to produce desk chairs and lounge chairs that are still celebrated today. Elsewhere at the time, the numerous pieces Florence Knoll created for Knoll’s office furniture line were envisioned as design solutions for the changing needs of residential and office spaces.

If you’re working remotely and streamlined seating isn’t your thing, don’t be afraid of making a statement with your office chair. Introduce a touch of drama to your video calls by way of 19th-century desk accessories and the alluring forms we typically associate with antique desk chairs designed in the Empire and Regency styles. For a minimalist touch, a spare, utilitarian Industrial-style office chair can work in any space but will fit in particularly well amid the exposed brick and steel architecture that characterizes a loft apartment.

An inspiring home office cleverly mixes materials and styles to create a welcoming place of productivity and comfort, and if you’re gathering with colleagues at your company HQ, an array of wood, leather and metal office chairs can help integrate disparate textures in a conference room or any other collaborative space. On 1stDibs, explore a diverse collection of office and desk chairs today.