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Jim Peed for Hickory Model 5105 Mid Century Mahogany Swivel Chairs - Pair
By Hickory Chair Furniture Company, Jim Peed
Located in Countryside, IL
Jim Peed for Hickory Model 5105 Mid Century Mahogany Swivel Chairs - Pair Each swivel chair
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Brown Leather Kebe Swivel Chairs
By KEBE
Located in Delft, NL
2 Brown leather KEBE Swivel chairs 1970s , Denmark Chrome frame and leather seat The
Category

20th Century Danish Swivel Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Brown Leather Kebe Swivel Chairs
Brown Leather Kebe Swivel Chairs
H 36.23 in W 22.05 in D 20.48 in
Mid-Century Thomas Hayes Swivel Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning Thomas Hayes Studio custom designed swivel side chair upholstered in shearling on seat
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Thomas Hayes Swivel Chair
Mid-Century Thomas Hayes Swivel Chair
H 32.5 in W 21 in D 24 in
1960s Mid-Century Modern Leather Swivel Chair
Located in Downingtown, PA
1960s Mid-Century Modern leather swivel chair, Probably American, 1965 The 1960s Leather
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Leather

Directional Mid Century Barrel Swivel Lounge Chairs
By Directional
Located in Countryside, IL
Directional mid century barrel swivel lounge chairs These chairs measure: 28 wide x 33 deep x 26
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Ward Bennet Swivel Channel Back Lounge Chairs
By Ward Bennett, Brickel Associates
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of Ward Bennet Swivel Channel Back Lounge Chairs. Reupholstered with Spinneybeck leather
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Leather

A 19th Century Swivelling Oak Office or Desk Chair
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
A 19th Century Swivelling Oak Office or Desk Chair The Chair has an attractive deep curving back
Category

Antique 19th Century Victorian Swivel Chairs

Materials

Oak

Vladimir Kagan Swivel Bilboa Chairs in Silk and Leather
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Dallas, TX
sloped backs anchor the chair and swivel atop an upholstered circular disk base. Sexy curved wide seats
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Vladimir Kagan Bilbao Swivel Slipper Chairs in Ivory Bouclé
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Saint Louis, MO
A Post Modern pair of Vladimir Kagan Bilbao swivel chairs freshly reupholstered in soft ivory
Category

1990s American Post-Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Upholstery

Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Midcentury Walnut Swivel Chair
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Countryside, IL
Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates midcentury walnut swivel chair. This chair measures: 25.25
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

MCM Leather Club Swivel Chair by Century Furniture Co
By Century Furniture
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Our Recent Palm Beach Estate Fine Furniture Acquisitions Of A Vintage MCM Leather Club Chair by
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Leather

Pair of "Mala" Style Swivel Chairs, after Franco Fraschini, 1970
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of "Mala" Style Swivel Chairs, after Franco Fraschini, Italy 1970. Chrome plinth bases
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Vintage Midcentury Scandinavian Modern Leather Executive Swivel Chair & Ottoman
Located in Warszawa, Mazowieckie
brown colour. Both items have a wooden and rotating base. The wide seat and the high back of the
Category

Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Vintage Midcentury Scandinavian Modern Brown Leather Executive Swivel Chair
Located in Warszawa, Mazowieckie
. The wide seat and the high backrest of the armchair have quilting, which due it an executive and
Category

Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Green Ruched Barrel Back Swivel Chairs, Pair
Located in Dallas, TX
Fabulously unique pair of Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman style swivel club chairs. These
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Set of Four Chromcraft Swivel Dining Chairs In Black Vinyl
By Chromcraft
Located in Berkeley, CA
Set of period perfect 1960s Chromcraft lounge chairs. This set wears its original black vinyl
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Set of Ten Chromcraft Swivel Dining Chairs In Black Vinyl
By Chromcraft
Located in Berkeley, CA
Set of period perfect 1960s Chromcraft lounge chairs. This set wears its original black vinyl
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Set of Eight Chromcraft Swivel Dining Chairs In Black Vinyl
By Chromcraft
Located in Berkeley, CA
Set of period perfect 1960s Chromcraft lounge chairs. This set wears its original black vinyl
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Set of Six Chromcraft Swivel Dining Chairs In Black Vinyl
By Chromcraft
Located in Berkeley, CA
Set of period perfect 1960s Chromcraft lounge chairs. This set wears its original black vinyl
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Adrian Pearsall Swiveling Club Chair in Original Flame Stitch Upholstery
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Chicago, IL
Swiveling barrel back club chair in a periwinkle blue and rose flame stich upholstery. Low slung
Category

Vintage 1970s American Swivel Chairs

Materials

Bentwood, Upholstery

Lucite and Brass Vanity Swivel Chair by Charles Hollis Jones
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Lucite base attached to a brass Rod, the chair swivels effortlessly, providing a comfortable and
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass

Large Scale Directional Post Modern Swivel Chairs & Ottoman in Mocha Fabric
By Directional
Located in Saint Louis, MO
ball cushion or cushion of choice – these chairs are quite wide and allow room to personalize. Swivel
Category

1990s American Post-Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Upholstery

Pair of Adrian Pearsall Attributed Swivel Lounge Chairs in Ivory Bouclé
By Craft Associates, Adrian Pearsall
Located in Saint Louis, MO
So sculptural so fresh, this pair of 1970s modern Adrian Pearsall attributed throne swivel chairs
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Walnut

Pair of Barrel-Back Chairs on Swivel Mechanism, USA 1990's
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Introducing a timeless duo of sophistication and comfort, the Pair of Barrel-Back Chairs on Swivel
Category

1990s American Post-Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Coastal Island Style Cerused Reeded Rattan Rolling & Swivel Chairs a Pair
Located in Topeka, KS
& swivel chairs, a pair by Classic Rattan. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that this is vintage and
Category

Late 20th Century American Other Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Eames for Herman Miller MCM Brown Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Countryside, IL
Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century Brown Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair This office chair
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Eames for Herman Miller MCM Yellow Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Countryside, IL
Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century Yellow Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair This office chair
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Eames for Herman Miller MCM Purple Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Countryside, IL
Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century Purple Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair This office chair
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Eames for Herman Miller MCM Blue Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Countryside, IL
Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century Blue Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair This office chair
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Eames for Herman Miller MCM Blue Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Countryside, IL
Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century Blue Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair This office chair
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Eames for Herman Miller MCM Purple Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Countryside, IL
Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century Purple Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair This office chair
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of Italian Modernist High-Back Swivel Chairs, Italy, circa 1960
Located in New York, NY
A unique pair of Italian modernist high-back swivel chairs, circa 1960. Highly sculptural and
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Harvey Probber Pair of Modern Swivel Cube Occasional Lounge Club Chairs, #1461
By Harvey Probber
Located in Toledo, OH
, cube form chairs on a round swivel base. Model # 1461, circa 1970's. Chair measurements 30.5" wide x 31
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Wool

Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates MCM Walnut Base Swivel Lounge Chairs - Pair
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Countryside, IL
Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates Mid Century Walnut Base Swivel Lounge Chairs - Pair Each
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Modern Century Furniture Swivel Barrel Chair Off White & Blue Diamond Brocade
By Century Furniture
Located in Topeka, KS
Lovely modern swivel barrel chair with off white & beige base & navy-blue diamond brocade fabric by
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brocade

Pair of Directional Post Modern Swivel Chairs and Ottoman in Ivory Bouclé
By Directional
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Stylish, sculptural and incredibly comfortable pair of tilt and swivel wide seat lounge chairs by
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Upholstery

Pair Adrian Pearsall Barrel Form Swivel Chairs Brown Fur Upholstry Tulip Bases
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Philadelphia, PA
. However, the Pearsall chair is sleeker and wider, and has more pleasing overall proportions. Our chairs
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Eames for Herman Miller MCM Dark Blue Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Countryside, IL
Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century Dark Blue Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair This office
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Eames for Herman Miller MCM Dark Blue Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Countryside, IL
Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century Dark Blue Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair This office
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Modern Overman Sweden Pod Swivel Lounge Chair Armchair, a pair
By Overman
Located in Atlanta, GA
This elegant pair of swivel pod lounge chairs by Overman, Sweden, was designed by Carl Eric Klote
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Swivel Chairs in Grey Alpaca Velvet, C. 1950s
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Westport, CT
Stunning pair of swivel chairs that encapsulate the essence of mid-century modern design: the
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Walnut

Pair of Swivel Sculptural Lounge Chairs in Grey Bouclé with Chrome Base, Italy
Located in New York, NY
Large and substantial pair of grey bouclé sculptural, swivel lounge chairs or slipper chairs custom
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Steel

Emeco Navy Officer Swivel Chair in Navy Blue Fabric with Aluminum Frame
By Emeco, Jasper Morrison
Located in Hanover, PA
modern update. The Navy Officer Collection by Jasper Morrison features a chair, an armchair and swivel
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Officer Swivel Chair in Beige Fabric with Brushed Aluminum Frame
By Emeco, Jasper Morrison
Located in Hanover, PA
modern update. The Navy Officer Collection by Jasper Morrison features a chair, an armchair and swivel
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Officer Swivel Chair in Black Fabric with Brushed Aluminum Frame
By Emeco, Jasper Morrison
Located in Hanover, PA
modern update. The Navy Officer Collection by Jasper Morrison features a chair, an armchair and swivel
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Officer Swivel Chair in Grey Fabric with Brushed Aluminum Frame
By Emeco, Jasper Morrison
Located in Hanover, PA
modern update. The Navy Officer Collection by Jasper Morrison features a chair, an armchair and swivel
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Pair of Sleek Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs Kravet Boucle Fabric, C. 1970s
By Milo Baughman
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of Sleek Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs Kravet White Boucle Fabric, C. 1970s Style of Milo
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

1 of 10 Vitra Eames Herman Miller Black Leather Swivel Office Chairs
By Vitra, Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in GB
Miller high back black leather office swivel armchairs RRP £34,000 These chairs are just about as
Category

20th Century English Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Emeco Navy Officer Swivel Chair in Navy Blue Fabric with Black Aluminum Frame
By Emeco, Jasper Morrison
Located in Hanover, PA
modern update. The Navy Officer Collection by Jasper Morrison features a chair, an armchair and swivel
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Officer Swivel Chair in Black Fabric with Black Powder Coated Frame
By Emeco, Jasper Morrison
Located in Hanover, PA
modern update. The Navy Officer Collection by Jasper Morrison features a chair, an armchair and swivel
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Officer Swivel Chair in Beige Fabric with Black Powder Coated Frame
By Emeco, Jasper Morrison
Located in Hanover, PA
modern update. The Navy Officer Collection by Jasper Morrison features a chair, an armchair and swivel
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Navy Officer Swivel Chair in Grey Fabric with Black Powder Coated Frame
By Emeco, Jasper Morrison
Located in Hanover, PA
modern update. The Navy Officer Collection by Jasper Morrison features a chair, an armchair and swivel
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Three Modernist Futuristic Swivel Barstools
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Three modernist studio made steel swivel bar stools. Each bar stool have different abstract
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Cut Steel

360° Swivel Armchair with Metallic Base
Located in New York, NY
. High quality design that provides ultimate comfort with swivel metallic base and a wide selection of
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Wood, Fabric

360° Swivel Armchair with Metallic Base
360° Swivel Armchair with Metallic Base
H 30.32 in W 33.47 in D 37.8 in
CAPRICE Swivel Armchair in Blue Velvet
Located in Frazão, Porto
The swivel caprice is a decor-must armchair, with sober quilting on the back for a touch of
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

CAPRICE Swivel Armchair in Blue Velvet
CAPRICE Swivel Armchair in Blue Velvet
H 31.5 in W 34.26 in D 33.08 in
CAPRICE Swivel Armchair with two fabrics
Located in Frazão, Porto
The swivel Caprice is a decor-must armchair, with a sober quilting on the back for a touch of
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric

CAPRICE Swivel Armchair with two fabrics
CAPRICE Swivel Armchair with two fabrics
H 31.5 in W 34.26 in D 33.08 in
Milo Baughman Lounge and Ottoman, Tilt and Swivel
By Milo Baughman
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Tilt and swivel lounge chair and ottoman designed by Milo Baughman. Lounge chair measures 28
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Pair Sculptural Vintage Pace Collection Lucite & Aluminum Swivel Armchairs 1970s
By Pace Collection
Located in Troy, MI
sheepskin seat pads Polished aluminum architectural bases with 180 swivel 24.5 inches wide 21 inches deep
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

1980s Geometric Pastel Upholstered Swivel Armchair on Round Plinth Wood Base
By Thayer Coggin
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
, this chair features rolled arms, and a rounded waterfall back. The piece sits upon a round swiveling
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Pair of Post Modern Armchairs with a Swivel Base, USA 1990's
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Armchairs with a Swivel Base, crafted in the USA in the 1990's. These sleek and stylish chairs feature a
Category

1990s Post-Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

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Wide Swivel Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the wide swivel chair you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A wide swivel chair — often made from metal, fabric and aluminum — can elevate any home. Find 136 options for an antique or vintage wide swivel chair now, or shop our selection of 133 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. There are many kinds of the wide swivel chair you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right wide swivel chair, those designed in mid-century modern, modern and Scandinavian Modern styles are of considerable interest. Many designers have produced at least one well-made wide swivel chair over the years, but those crafted by Emeco, Jasper Morrison and De Sede are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Wide Swivel Chair?

Prices for a wide swivel chair can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $189 and can go as high as $34,000, while the average can fetch as much as $2,365.

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.

Questions About Wide Swivel Chair
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 12, 2024
    A swivel chair spins on its base. While seated, a user can turn the seat to face a different direction without repositioning the base of the chair. Swivel chairs are popular office furniture because they make it possible to reach for items in a workspace without having to get up from a seated position. In seating areas, swivel chairs allow people to focus on different areas of a room, such as a television screen or other people seated close by. Some dining chairs and bar stools also swivel to make it simpler for diners to sit down at and stand up from the table. Shop a large collection of swivel chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    In certain swivel chairs you can fit a rubber wedge between the base of the chair and the swiveling pole to increase the friction. By hammering the wedge you create a seal, limiting the motion of the chair.
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 17, 2021
    A wide or oversized chair is called a “chair-and-a-half”. Shop wide chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, the Tulip chair does indeed swivel. It is a pedestal swivel chair made with an aluminum base and a fiberglass shell, which was very innovative when it was designed in the mid-1950s. You can shop a collection of Tulip chairs from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Yes, the Swan chair swivels on its metal base. The pivoting design was one of the major innovations of the chair that Arne Jacobsen designed for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark, and it remains a selling point of the piece to this today. On 1stDibs, find a selection of Arne Jacobsen Swan chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Like most home decor trends, swivel chairs have come in and out of popularity multiple times since their creation. However, swivel chairs are considered classic decor even when they’re not on-trend. Swivel chairs continue to be a popular choice because they spin and can suit a variety of spaces. Shop a wide variety of swivel chair styles on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    A swivel chair means a chair with a seat that can rotate 360 degrees to face in any direction. You can shop many styles of swivel chairs on 1stDibs.com.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 8, 2023
    Yes, a swivel on a chair is a good idea in many spaces. In offices, swiveling mechanisms make it possible for you to turn and access different items in your workspace without having to get up from your seat. Swiveling dining chairs can make it easier for people to sit and stand before and after meals, and accent chairs that swivel can allow you to turn and easily engage in conversation with other people in the room. On 1stDibs, find a wide range of swivel chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 3, 2023
    Yes, Thomas Jefferson is believed to have created a swivel chair out of a Windsor chair that he had in his home. However, Thomas E. Warren was the inventor who developed the modern swiveling chair on wheels. Called the Centripetal Spring armchair, his design dates back to 1849. Shop a range of swivel chairs on 1stDibs.

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