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Donghia Seating

With distinctive style touches like gray flannel upholstery and overstuffed seating, American designer Angelo Donghia (1935–85) was a visionary leader of bold interior design and furniture in the 1970s and ’80s. Although Donghia lived only to age 50, by the time of his death from AIDS-related pneumonia, his name graced numerous furniture and decor companies, in addition to his own interior designs.

After graduating from Parsons School of Design in 1959, Donghia joined the interiors firm of Yale R. Burge, and his star rose quickly from there. By 1963, he had been appointed vice president and in 1966, partner — a move that came with a name change for the firm to Burge-Donghia Interiors. In 1968, he founded the fabrics and wall coverings company & Vice Versa, and in 1978 he founded Donghia Furniture. With this holistic approach, Donghia was able to oversee nearly every element of an interior design project, which, for him, spanned everything from corporate offices (notably PepsiCo’s world headquarters in Purchase, New York) to the Metropolitan Opera Club at Lincoln Center to residential interiors for clients such as Diana Ross and Ralph Lauren.

After he inherited Burge’s firm, he continued to develop its reach as Donghia Associates. He opened a series of showrooms around the country to offer his designs to a wider audience, who loved the company’s marriage of minimal forms with luxe materials. His silver-foil ceilings, mixing of eclectic textile patterns and plush furniture set trends and, through mass marketing, influenced the direction of American interior design.

“I feel that I’ve developed my own style that is as classic and minimal as the ’30s style it reflects,” the designer once told New York magazine. In 2015, the retrospective “Angelo Donghia: Design Superstar” at the New York School of Interior Design chronicled his influence on all facets of modern interiors, from furnishings to wall coverings. It’s an approach that still resonates today. Donghia continued to operate as a company after his death, acquired by the Rubelli Group in 2005. After it filed for bankruptcy in 2020 and closed its showrooms, its name, designs, archives and inventory were acquired by Kravet.

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Creator: Donghia
John Hutton for Donghia "Ghost" Chair and Ottoman, Set of 2
By Donghia
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
The rare and stylish "Ghost" chair and ottoman set are packed with personality! Outstanding design is exhibited throughout. Just look at the curves and details on this beauty! Uphols...
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Early 2000s American Modern Donghia Seating

Materials

Wood, Upholstery

Mid-Century Modern Donghia Rattan Cane Jeanerret Style Chair
By Donghia
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
A Donghia rattan cane Jeanerret style chair. This unique accent chair has an incredible silhouette with its long, arching back, and its matching pointing legs. The chair is construct...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Donghia Seating

Materials

Rattan

Sublime Set of 12 Jean-Michel Frank Style Armchairs by John Hutton for Donghia
By John Hutton, Donghia
Located in Atlanta, GA
This magnificent large set of rare John Hutton Block Island ARM dining chair examples is unique on the World market. They are shipped as professionally photographed and described in ...
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1990s American Organic Modern Donghia Seating

Materials

Rattan, Mahogany

John Hutton Donghia Block Island Armchairs, Leather Seats, Set of 4
By Donghia, John Hutton
Located in Miami, FL
John Hutton Donghia block Island armchairs, leather seats, set of 4. Offered for sale is a set of four (4) Donghia "Block Island" dining armchairs designed by John Hutton (1947-20...
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Late 20th Century American Donghia Seating

Materials

Leather, Rattan

Donghia
By Donghia
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Original chinoiserie upholstered armchair by Donghia. Top quality design and craftsmanship and super comfortable. Frame is lacquered wood.
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1990s American Modern Donghia Seating

Materials

Upholstery, Wood, Lacquer

John Hutton Donghia Block Island Rattan Dining Chairs Set, 2 Arms, 6 Sides
By Donghia, John Hutton
Located in Miami, FL
John Hutton Donghia Block Island Rattan dining chairs set, 2 arms, 6 sides Offered for sale is a wonderful set of eight John Hutton-designed Block Island dining chairs for Donghia. ...
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Late 20th Century American Organic Modern Donghia Seating

Materials

Fabric, Rattan, Wood

John Hutton Designs for Donghia Ghost/Spirit Club Chair in of the Period Fabric
By John Hutton, Donghia
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A rare 1990’s John Hutton Designs for Donghia club chair from a series of updates to classical lines with an anthropomorphic slightly exaggerated design motif of era titled alternate...
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1990s American Neoclassical Donghia Seating

Materials

Fabric, Foam, Ash

John Hutton for Donghia Anziano Chairs
By Donghia, John Hutton
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Beautiful set of 6 John Hutton designed Anziano chairs for Donghia. These chairs are in black with black painted metal legs. They are in good age appropriate condition, although ther...
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1980s American Vintage Donghia Seating

Materials

Metal

Contemporary Art Deco Style Donghia Geneva Sofa
By Donghia
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
We present this beautiful art deco style sofa by Donghia called the Geneva sofa, in a chocolate brown chenille upholstery with mahogany wood flared legs. In excellent condition. Dime...
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Late 20th Century Donghia Seating

Materials

Bouclé

Vintage Coastal John Hutton Merbau Collection for Donghia Rattan Chaise Lounge
By Donghia, John Hutton
Located in west palm beach, FL
Fantastic vintage Coastal rattan chaise lounge. A brilliant design by John Hutton for Donghia. Part of his coveted Merbau collection. Marked. Acquired from a Palm Beach estate.
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Late 20th Century Philippine Donghia Seating

Materials

Rattan

Donghia Bar Stools
By Donghia
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Set of three Donghia Barstools, with a pretty floral pattern. I believe the hardwood frame to be Maple. The stools have a metal reinforced piece on the foot rest. They are in good vi...
Category

Early 2000s American Donghia Seating

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Wonderful Set 10 John Hutton Donghia Grey Leather Gold Gilt Grand Soleil Chairs
By John Hutton, Donghia
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful set of ten John Hutton for Donghia grey leather upholstered oval back giltwood fluted grand Soleil dining chairs. Measures: set includes two armchairs: height of armchai...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Donghia Seating

Materials

Leather, Wood

Set of 4 Modern Armchairs in Smoked Emerald Velvet & Ebonized Walnut by Donghia
By Donghia
Located in New York, NY
This sophisticated and elegant set of four arm chairs were realized in the United States by the great Angelo Donghia circa 1985. They represent a reinterpretation of the iconic horse...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Donghia Seating

Materials

Velvet, Walnut

Rattan Lounge Chair by John Hutton for Donghia
By Donghia, John Hutton
Located in Palm Springs, CA
1980’s Rattan and orange lounge chair by John Hutton for Donghia. The frame is in original condition, it shows minor wear consistent with age. The cushion are newly recovered in a ...
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1980s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Donghia Seating

Materials

Fabric, Rattan

20th Century Donghia Bond Street Chaise Longue in Grey Wool
By Donghia
Located in Glasgow, GB
Bond Street Chaise Longue by Donghia This glamorous, and sophisticated chaise, by the well revered, Donghia Furniture Company, called the "Bond Street," Collection Chaise, with an ...
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1990s Italian Hollywood Regency Donghia Seating

Materials

Wool

Donghia Milo Chair
By Donghia
Located in Houston, TX
Donghia Milo slipper chair fully upholstered in dark taupe woven jacquard with loose seat, tight back, with feet finished in espresso stained maple wood.
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Donghia Seating

Materials

Wood

Donghia Contemporary Lacquered Dining Chairs, Set of 8
By Donghia
Located in Countryside, IL
Donghia contemporary Lacquered dining chairs - set of 8. These chairs measure 22 wide x 21.5 deep x 38.5 inches high, with an arm height of 27 inches. (Seat height measurements...
Category

2010s American Modern Donghia Seating

Materials

Upholstery, Lacquer

Set of Ten Chippendale Armchairs
By Donghia
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Set of ten mid century armchairs crafted in mahogany in a modern version of the classic chippendale form designed by Yale Burge for Donghia.
Category

20th Century American Chinese Chippendale Donghia Seating

Materials

Mahogany

Donghia Cantilever Tub Chair
By Donghia
Located in Houston, TX
Claret wine felt wool style upholstered chair with tub-shaped tight back and seat cantilevered on a polished chromed steel base.
Category

Late 20th Century Modern Donghia Seating

Materials

Chrome

2 "Anziano" Dining Chairs by John Hutton for Donghia
By John Hutton, Donghia
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The model Anziano was designed by John Hutton in 1983. In great vintage condition. Sold separately.
Category

1980s Modern Vintage Donghia Seating

Materials

Birch

Vintage Organic John Hutton For Donghia Merbau Collection Chaise Lounge
By Donghia
Located in west palm beach, FL
Spectacular vintage Donghia chaise lounge. A beautiful woven reed in the iconic Donghia weave. Wood trim at the arms. Designed by John Hutton for the Merbau collection. Acquired from...
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Late 20th Century Philippine Organic Modern Donghia Seating

Materials

Reed

Sublime Pair of Rattan and Mahogany Loungers by Hutton for Donghia, circa 1995
By John Hutton, Donghia
Located in Atlanta, GA
These magnificent lounge chairs are shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative: Meticulously professionally restored and ready for upholstery. Expe...
Category

1990s Unknown Organic Modern Donghia Seating

Materials

Rattan, Mahogany

Rattan Chaise Lounge by John Hutton for Donghia Merbau Collection
By Donghia, John Hutton
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rattan Chaise Lounge in woven pencil reed. Designed by John Hutton for the Donghia Merbau collection. The Chaise includes a down filled stripped linen seat and back cushion. the orga...
Category

20th Century Philippine Organic Modern Donghia Seating

Materials

Rattan, Reed, Wood

Monumental Crimson Mohair Sofa, Donghia
By Donghia
Located in Hollywood, FL
Monumental sofá in crimson mohair velvet, with brass nailheads, Angelo Donghia.
Category

1980s American Vintage Donghia Seating

Materials

Velvet

Mid Century Post Modern Lounge Chairs by Donghia for Kroehler After Parsons
By Kroehler Mfg. Co., Donghia
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A handsome matching pair of armchairs designed by Donghia for Koehler. These feature their original grey flanel upholstery and ready for use. Manufacture labels
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Donghia Seating

Materials

Fabric

Stunning Pair of Block Island Club Chairs by John Hutton for Donghia - 2 Pair
By Donghia
Located in Atlanta, GA
These magnificent frames are shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative: Meticulously professionally restored and ready for upholstery. Expert cust...
Category

1990s American Organic Modern Donghia Seating

Materials

Mahogany, Rattan

Italian Upholstered Loveseat Sofa By Donghia
By Donghia
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Comforatable and stylish, high-back, Italian loveseat sofa by Donghia features fine blue, aubergine and mauve, raised pinstripe upholstery that appears black. One loveseat is available.
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Modern Donghia Seating

Materials

Fabric

Pair Cantilevered Lounge Chairs by Joseph D'Urso
By Donghia
Located in Chicago, IL
Made in: USA Material: upholstery, chrome-plated steel Size: 26 W × 33 D × 35?½ H in Description: Applied silk manufacturer's label to underside of each example ‘Donghia’. ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Donghia Seating

Materials

Steel

1980s Donghia John Hutton Grande Flute Fauteuil in Jack Lenor Larsen Velvet
By John Hutton, Jack Lenor Larsen, Donghia
Located in Miami, FL
John Hutton's Grande Flute Fauteuil design for Donghia, this 1980s fluted and cerused armchair is magnificent. Newly upholstered in vintage Jack Lenor Larsen modern floral velvet and...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Donghia Seating

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Superb Set of 8 Rush Rattan Dining Chairs by John Hutton for Donghia, circa 1995
By John Hutton, Donghia
Located in Atlanta, GA
This magnificent unique set of dining chairs is shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative: Meticulously professionally restored and completely ins...
Category

1990s Unknown Organic Modern Donghia Seating

Materials

Leather, Cane, Rattan

Pair of Vintage Anziano Dining Chairs by John Hutton for Donghia
By John Hutton, Donghia
Located in Berlin, DE
This set of two chairs was produced by Donghia in the 1980s. The model Anziano was designed by John Hutton. The structures are made of black coated steelwire, the seats are made of m...
Category

1980s American Post-Modern Vintage Donghia Seating

Materials

Steel

Stellar Set of 8 Block Island Arm Dining Chairs by John Hutton for Donghia
By John Hutton, Donghia
Located in Atlanta, GA
This magnificent unique set of dining chairs is shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative: Meticulously professionally restored, newly upholstered...
Category

1990s Unknown Organic Modern Donghia Seating

Materials

Rattan, Mahogany

John Hutton for Donghia Linen Upholstered Spirit Sofa, circa 1980s
By John Hutton, Donghia
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous modern linen upholstered "Spirit" sofa Designed by John Hutton for Donghia USA, circa 1980s Measures: 90" W x 39" D x 38" H, seat height 18". Very good origina...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Donghia Seating

Materials

Linen

J. Robert Scott Pair of Elegant Lounge Chairs in Avodire, 1980s
By Donghia
Located in New York, NY
Pair of large scale lounge chairs in mirror lacquered avodire with studded round backs and tapering legs by Sally Sirken Lewis for J. Robert Scott, American 1980s. These chairs are b...
Category

1980s American Art Deco Vintage Donghia Seating

Materials

Chrome

Donghia Swivel Armchair
By Donghia
Located in Munich, Bavaria
This unique swivel armchair of Donghia is really a special designer piece. It curved shape makes is very comfortable and the brass base gives the chair a contemporary touch. The text...
Category

20th Century North American Modern Donghia Seating

Materials

Brass

Superb Mahogany and Wicker Sofa by John Hutton for Donghia - Pair Available
By John Hutton, Donghia
Located in Atlanta, GA
A stunning sofa from the limited production Merbau collection designed by John Hutton (1947-2006) for Donghia, circa 1995. Examples from this particular series are nearly impossible ...
Category

1990s Unknown Modern Donghia Seating

Materials

Wicker, Mahogany

White Anziano Chairs by John Hutton for Donghia, circa 1985
By John Hutton, Donghia
Located in North Miami, FL
Klismos-style Anziano chairs, designed by John Hutton for Donghia, circa 1985, with newly restored white molded beechwood seats with black powder-coated tubular steel frames and orig...
Category

1980s American Post-Modern Vintage Donghia Seating

Materials

Steel

Pair of Vintage Leather Side Chairs by Donghia
By Donghia
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This attractive pair of modern Italian side chairs feature stylish leather upholstered frames and make a stunning addition to any seating area. An extremely comfortable lounge chair ...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Donghia Seating

Materials

Leather

Donghia Contemporary Sofa in Mohair
By Donghia
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Donghia contemporary sofa, sage green mohair with a shaped back and high sides, with raised rosette details on the back and sides. Raised on square tapering legs, three in front and ...
Category

20th Century Mid-Century Modern Donghia Seating

Materials

Wood

Stunning Block Island Collection Sofa by John Hutton for Donghia, circa 1995
By John Hutton, Donghia
Located in Atlanta, GA
A fabulous sofa from the limited production Block Island collection designed by John Hutton (1947-2006) for Donghia, circa 1995. Examples from this particular series are nearly impos...
Category

1990s American Mid-Century Modern Donghia Seating

Materials

Mahogany, Wicker

Dinghy Modern Luxury Sofa Chenille Upholstery Dark Chocolate Frame Finish
By Donghia, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Gold and deep brown (almost chocolate) two tone three-seat luxury sofa by Donghia. Very comfortable sofa with good back support and extremely steady solid body beveled design frame.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Donghia Seating

Materials

Upholstery, Hardwood

Pair of Upholstered Lounge Chairs
By Donghia
Located in Hanover, MA
Pair of upholstered armchairs. Loose seat cushion, Mahogany feet. Classic comfort. Inside seat dimensions 21" wide x 23" deep.
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Late 20th Century American American Classical Donghia Seating

Donghia "Norway" Club Chairs in Donghia "Edith" Fabric
By Angelo Donghia, Donghia
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful pair of Angelo Donghia club chairs (Norway) completely restored and reupholstered in Donghia's Edith fabric. Gold, silver, cream, grey colors.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Donghia Seating

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Paris Hall Harlequin Bar Stools by John Hutton for Donghia
By Donghia, John Hutton
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful pair of barstools designed and manfactured in the USA by John Hutton and manufactured by Donghia. The barstools are part of the Paris Hall collection. The stools are ma...
Category

1990s American Modern Donghia Seating

Materials

Textile, Wood

Pair of Green Leather Donghia Bar Height Stools
By Donghia
Located in Troy, MI
Circa 1990s pair of Donghia leather bar height stools with arms in hunter green with black frames, brass tipped legs and brass nail head trim. Maker’s labels on underside of seats. V...
Category

1990s American Donghia Seating

Materials

Brass

Vintage Postmodern Donghia Lounge Chairs, a Pair
By Donghia
Located in west palm beach, FL
Fantastic pair of Donghia lounge chairs. A chic Postmodern design done in a shimmering jacquard upholstery. Tagged on the bottom. Acquired from a Palm Beach estate
Category

Late 20th Century North American Post-Modern Donghia Seating

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Donghia seating for sale on 1stDibs

Donghia seats are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Donghia seating there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 34 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of Donghia's original seating designs were created in the mid-century modern style in North America during the 20th century. Many customers also consider seating by Ficks Reed, Brickel Associates and Paul Frankl if you’re looking for additional options. Prices for Donghia seating can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $1,500 and tops out at $39,500, while pieces like these can sell for $4,467 on average..
Questions About Donghia Seating
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Donghia is still in business as of January 2021. However, the brand did announce it was closing its showrooms in 2020, and Kravet Inc., purchased Donghia following bankruptcy proceedings. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of Donghia furniture from some of the world’s top sellers.

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