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Dakota Jackson Furniture

American, b. 1949

Today, Dakota Jackson’s luxury chairs, sofas, tables and other pieces are known for their stylish and expressive forms, so it’s perhaps not a surprise that the American contemporary furniture designer has spent a lifetime immersed in the arts.

Born to a family of professional magicians, Jackson was raised in a household that had a flair for the dramatic. A young Dakota moved to Manhattan and mingled with the bustling creative scene. There, he studied minimalist dance at multiple companies, performed with an experimental theater group and worked in special effects. His fascination with illusion and drama seeped into his creative inclinations, especially when he decided to shift his artistic energy toward furniture.

Jackson’s foray into design began in the 1970s when he got his hands dirty during the build-out of his loft apartment in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood back when lofts weren’t quite the heavenly residences of today. He constructed his own walls and bathroom fixtures and worked with a variety of materials that included lacquered wood, leather and chrome-plated steel, crafting intriguing seating and case pieces that would later end up in museums. (His famed Library chair is part of the collection at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.)

Jackson’s work became so well known throughout the buzzing art scene that he garnered the attention of reputable antique dealers who enlisted him to restore their own pieces of furniture. In 1974, Yoko Ono became a client. She commissioned Jackson to design a desk for John Lennon’s birthday. After he finished the former Beatle’s custom piece — an unconventional Art Deco–style writing desk that mirrored a Chinese puzzle box with secret compartments and hidden drawers — celebrities flocked to Jackson like bees to honey, and his name became synonymous with immaculate craftsmanship as well as the era’s radical American Art Furniture movement, which drew on Surrealism, Pop art and other traditions.

Even Belgian fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg asked Jackson to create the now-famous Eclipse bed, a sensual, striking structure framed in glossy cherrywood and upholstered in satin. In 1978, the lifelong arts lover paired a piano factory with his furniture manufacturing company and collaborated with Steinway & Sons on the design of several limited-edition pianos over the years. Today, Dakota Jackson, Inc., counts massive corporations among his clients and continues to design new collections.

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Creator: Dakota Jackson
Dakota Jackson Leather Ocean Side Chair's'
By Dakota Jackson
Located in Houston, TX
Ready to ship, vintage custom solid white oak Dakota Jackson Ocean side chair(s) upholstered in a beige taupe leather seat. Inspired by bold forms seen in African Ashanti prayer stoo...
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20th Century American Modern Dakota Jackson Furniture

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Leather, Oak

Self Winding Coffee Table by Dakota Jackson Post Modern Coffee Table 1978
By Karl Springer, Dakota Jackson, Willy Rizzo
Located in New York, NY
Incredible glass and brass mechanical coffee table circa 1970's. The table features three thick glass elements, including a round top ( 44 in. Dia ) over a second glass surface, that...
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Late 20th Century American Hollywood Regency Dakota Jackson Furniture

Materials

Brass

Vintage Postmodern Dakota Jackson Vik, Ter 1 Orange Dining Chairs Set of 8
By Dakota Jackson
Located in Topeka, KS
Awesome vintage Postmodern Dakota Jackson Vik–Ter 1 dining chairs comprised of black iron frames, orange molded plywood seat and backs, and maple veneer. Beautiful condition, keeping...
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Dakota Jackson Furniture

Materials

Iron

1 Dakota Jackson Library Dining Side Chair
By Dakota Jackson
Located in Pasadena, TX
Library chairs designed and made by Dakota Jackson. A classic, straightforward design in natural Cordovan maple.
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Late 20th Century American Dakota Jackson Furniture

Materials

Maple

Pair Leather Lounge Chairs by Dakota Jackson
By Dakota Jackson
Located in Fraser, MI
Please message us for a cost effective shipping quote to your location. Pair leather lounge chairs by Dakota Jackson.
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1990s American Dakota Jackson Furniture

Materials

Leather

Dakota Jackson 'Wonder' Exotic Wood Dining Table with Six 'Puff' Chairs, Signed
By Dakota Jackson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This incredible exotic wood and leather dining set, which would also make an amazing conference table and chair set, by luxury design superstar Dakota Jackson includes a 'Wonder' din...
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1990s American Post-Modern Dakota Jackson Furniture

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Wood, Leather

Set of Eight Dakota Jackson Leather Ke-Zu Dining Chairs
By Dakota Jackson
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Stylish early 21st century set of eight Ke-Zu dining chairs designed by Dakota Jackson. The set consists of six side chairs and two armchairs measuring 24 inches wide. The chairs hav...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Dakota Jackson Furniture

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Mahogany, Leather

Dakota Jackson Macassar Ebony Grand Cocktail Table
By Dakota Jackson
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Fantastic cocktail table designed by Dakota Jackson. The grand cocktail coffee table features a wood frame encased in Macassar ebony veneer. The large table resembles a bathtub with ...
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20th Century American Modern Dakota Jackson Furniture

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Glass, Wood, Macassar

Dakota Jackson Leather Ocean Armchair 's'
By Dakota Jackson
Located in Houston, TX
Ready to ship, vintage custom solid white oak Dakota Jackson Ocean armchair(s) upholstered in a beige taupe leather seat. Inspired by bold forms seen in African Ashanti prayer stools...
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20th Century American Modern Dakota Jackson Furniture

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Leather, Oak

Dakota Jackson "PFM" Modern Upholstered Club Chairs or Dining Armchairs, Pair
By Dakota Jackson
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous pair of Modern "PFM" club chairs or dining armchairs. The PFM was the first chair to become a standard in the Dakota Jackson Line, drawing inspiration from 1920s Classicis...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Dakota Jackson Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Cherry

Dakota Jackson Heraldic Bowfront Console
By Dakota Jackson
Located in Hamburg, PA
A gorgeous "Heraldic Bowfront" console or sideboard by Dakota Jackson in Tiger maple and oak. This cabinet has a beautiful veneer bowfront with an X pattern on each side and a V patt...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Dakota Jackson Furniture

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Oak, Maple

Dakota Jackson Leather Swivel Chair
By Dakota Jackson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful leather armchair designed by Dakota Jackson. The chair is fully upholstered in leather, the leather is in good original condition with some nicks and mild scratches. The ...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Dakota Jackson Furniture

Materials

Leather, Wood

Contemporary Modern Dakota Jackson Gray Leather Sofa Loveseat, 1980s
By Dakota Jackson
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a stunning, short sofa or loveseat, upholstered in gray leather, by Dakota Jackson, circa 1980s. In very good vintage condition. The dimensions are 65" W x ...
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1980s American Vintage Dakota Jackson Furniture

Materials

Leather

Set of Ten Dakota Jackson Leather Dolce Dining Chairs
By Dakota Jackson
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Remarkable set of ten leather dining chairs designed by Dakota Jackson. The bespoke chairs feature a cherry hardwood frame with an ebonized lacquer finish. The frames are upholstered...
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20th Century American Modern Dakota Jackson Furniture

Materials

Hardwood

Set of Four Dakota Jackson Vik-Ter II Bar Stools
By Dakota Jackson
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A very sleek design from the iconic Modern Stylist Dakota Jackson. Set of fine quality stools with wood construction, wrought iron frame, comfortable curved seat. Dimensions: 18" W,...
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20th Century Modern Dakota Jackson Furniture

Materials

Metal

Pair of Dakota Jackson Lounge Chairs with Ottoman
By Dakota Jackson
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Dakota Jackson lounge chairs. Comes with one ottoman. Chairs has a wood base. Newly upholstered.
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1990s Mid-Century Modern Dakota Jackson Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Contemporary Modern Dakota Jackson Gray Leather Club Armchair, 1980s
By Dakota Jackson
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a gorgeous, club lounge armchair upholstered in gray leather, by Dakota Jackson, circa 1980s. In very good vintage condition. The dimensions are 32" W x 34"...
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1980s American Vintage Dakota Jackson Furniture

Materials

Leather

Dakota Jackson 'PFM' Dining Chairs, Set of Four, 1970's
By Dakota Jackson
Located in Stamford, CT
The PFM was the first chair to become a standard in Dakota Jackson Line, taking it's inspiration from 1920s classicism and the Paris Flea Market. Klin-dried hard wood framed, glued,...
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1970s North American Vintage Dakota Jackson Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Cherry

Contemporary Modern Massive Dakota Jackson Geometric Wood Cube Base Dining Table
By Dakota Jackson
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a magnificent and massive dining table, with a geometric patterned cube wood base and a square glass top, by Dakota Jackson, circa the 1990s. In very good c...
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1990s American Dakota Jackson Furniture

Materials

Wood

Set of Six "Cadette" Dining Chairs by Dakota Jackson
By Dakota Jackson
Located in San Diego, CA
Absolutely gorgeous set of six "Cadette" dining chairs (two arm chairs) by renowned designer and furniture maker Dakota Jackson, circa 2000s. The dining chairs have a kiln-dried hard...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Dakota Jackson Furniture

Materials

Mahogany, Leather

Dakota Jackson Group of Three Leather Cubes- Seats
By Dakota Jackson
Located in Stamford, CT
Part of a multi piece collection from Dakota Jackson come this set of three ottoman cubes. Can be used as diminutive seating or foot rests. Height of the smallest cube: 9 Inches,...
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1980s Hollywood Regency Vintage Dakota Jackson Furniture

Set of 10 Dakota Jackson Cherry Dining Chairs, Mid-Century Modern,
By Dakota Jackson
Located in Stamford, CT
Set of 10 Dakota Jackson Cherry dining chairs, Mid-Century Modern, A sleek and stylish set of dining chairs by this fine designer. A pair of Arm and eight side chairs comprise th...
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Dakota Jackson Furniture

Materials

Wood, Textile

Dakota Jackson Vintage Goatskin Octagonal Mirror
By Dakota Jackson
Located in Locust Valley, NY
Dakota Jackson vintage goatskin octagonal beveled mirror.
Category

20th Century Dakota Jackson Furniture

Materials

Goatskin

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Custom Black Leather Louis XVI Oval Back Chair
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19th Century Gustavian Style Side Chair
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Located in Houston, TX
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H 36.5 in. W 29.5 in. D 31 in.
Venetian Blue Leather and Wood Chair
Located in Houston, TX
18th century blue-gray painted Venetian side chairs with leather seats. Chairs have a heraldic style cross maker's mark engraved on backs of chairs. Features hand carved stretchers a...
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Grosfeld House Chairs
By Grosfeld House
Located in Houston, TX
Elegant Grosfeld House ebonized occasional chairs having open backs with dramatic hand-carved draped swags with button tufted leather seats. Sold individually.
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Leather, Wood

  • Grosfeld House Chairs
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Louis XVI Style Needlepoint Chair
Located in Houston, TX
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Located in Houston, TX
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  • 19th Century Portuguese Chair
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H 47.25 in. W 26.25 in. D 18 in.
Pair of Baker Neoclassical Style Chairs
Located in Houston, TX
A Classic and handsome pair of baker neoclassical style occasional chairs newly upholstered in a creamy white ecru velvet with black grosgrain detailing. These vintage baker ebonized...
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20th Century Neoclassical Dakota Jackson Furniture

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  • Pair of Baker Neoclassical Style Chairs
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H 33 in. W 19.5 in. D 21 in.

Dakota Jackson furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Dakota Jackson furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Dakota Jackson collection of furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 19 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Dakota Jackson were created in the Modern style in United States during the 20th Century. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Angelo Donghia, J. Robert Scott and Sally Sirkin Lewis. The prices for Dakota Jackson furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $495 and tops out at $16,000, while pieces like these can sell for $4,350 on average.

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