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John Salterini Seating

Italian, 1928-1952

While John B. Salterini designed ornate wrought-iron garden furniture for patios and lawns, he specifically sought to match the forms of indoor furniture and also advocated the use of his furniture indoors “because it brings into your home the freshness and gaiety of a flowery summer garden” (per his print advertisements).

After emigrating from Italy to New York, Salterini worked in journalism at first, editing a newspaper in Syracuse. When he moved to New York City, he worked in glass manufacturing and then entered into the production of wrought-iron furniture as a partner in Salterini & Gallo. When that company shuttered, he launched his own eponymous firm in 1934, eventually offering some of the most exquisite, high-end outdoor furniture of the mid-century period.

Over the course of his career, Salterini designed a wide range of furniture, from tables and chairs to chaise longues, ottomans and benches. And his influences were equally wide as well. His work is often identified as mid-century modernthe Clamshell line, designed for Salterini’s company by like-minded Italian architect and industrial designer Maurizio Tempestini, boasts soft curves and cocoon-like shells that strike a sharp contrast with the solidity of wrought iron and resemble the zany chair designs emerging during the postwar period from designers like Pierre Paulin and Arne Jacobsen.

The furniture from John B. Salterini Company also combined organic and geometric forms, one of the mid-century design movement’s defining features. But Salterini was equally influenced by the Gothic Revival and Art Deco movements, incorporating their signature flourishes like intricate lace-like patterns, delicate vine leaves and protruding scrolls into his French Provincial Group’s glass-topped tables and chairs. One of his most ornate and ostentatious designs is the Peacock double chaise longue, with its elaborate spokes and arching back.

The postwar boom in prosperity and leisure time led to the expansion of the home to include patios, which needed to be furnished with stylish outdoor furniture.

Wrought iron was considered the best material for outdoor use because of its comparative lightness and pliability to other metals. The term “wrought” means made by hand, as opposed to “cast” iron, which was made using molds. Salterini’s high-end handcrafted furniture, with names like Park Avenue Group — promoted for indoor use and photographed as such for the firm’s catalogues — attracted wealthy buyers from across the country. They were drawn to his ability to make a metal like wrought iron look almost ethereal and elegant, and the way he incorporated the popular styles and design principles of the day into his pieces. That Salterini’s garden furniture can be used indoors and look completely natural is a rare feat.

Find vintage John B. Salterini outdoor furniture on 1stDibs.

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Creator: John Salterini
Salterini Wrought Iron Chairs A Pair
By John Salterini, Salterini
Located in Cumberland, RI
A Pair of Vintage Wrought Iron Patio Chairs by Salterini are available now and ready to ship. Highly desirable Laurel Leaf pattern. A perfect addition to any patio, terrace, or garden.
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Early 20th Century Art Deco John Salterini Seating

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Wrought Iron

Incomparable Tuxedo Sofa by Mario Papperzini for John Salterini, circa 1950
By Mario Papperzini, John Salterini
Located in Atlanta, GA
This magnificent sofa maintains its original verdigris finish, with heavy patina. The piece may be painted or professionally powder coated if so desired. Finals may be finished in ag...
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1950s American Organic Modern Vintage John Salterini Seating

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Wrought Iron

Vintage Salterini Wrought Iron Outdoor Patio Seating
By John Salterini, Salterini
Located in Cumberland, RI
Take a look at this vintage three-piece wrought iron patio furniture set by Salterini, that is perfect for outdoor lounging and entertaining. The 3 tables create an generously sized ...
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Early 20th Century Mid-Century Modern John Salterini Seating

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Wrought Iron

Vintage Wrought Iron Outdoor Patio Furniture
By John Salterini, Salterini
Located in Cumberland, RI
Salterini Dining Seating Set of 6 Exquisite set of chairs available now and ready for your use and enjoyment. High backs make them perfect for dining with a coordinating Salterini Table. Perfect for any deck, garden, terrace, or patio. Tables available and sold separately. Ships for flat rate of 379 along the east coast states. Variable and competitive rates for west shipping dependent on zip code. Inquire. Shop Salterini Garden Furniture and Woodard Garden Furniture listed here or other Vintage Wrought Iron Patio Furniture Pieces online at our 1stDibs Store Front. Our Vintage Wrought Iron Outdoor Furniture Pieces are Available now and Ready to Ship for your enjoyment. Vintage Wrought Iron Patio Furniture is an Excellent Choice for your newest patio design or to add additional outdoor wrought iron furniture pieces to your Vintage Wrought Iron Patio Furniture Collection. Wrought Iron Outdoor Patio Furniture is Classic and Timeless in style and made to last decades. Shop our sustainable vintage outdoor living garden furniture seating arrangements today and add style to your outdoor living space while being kind to the planet. All of our Vintage Salterini Wrought Iron Patio Furniture pieces are hand selected and one-of-a kind awaiting to be enjoyed by you in your favorite outdoor space. Add this to your cart today or "Make an Offer" now to reserve space on this month's delivery route. View other in-stock and ready to ship Vintage Salterini Wrought Iron Patio Furniture pieces including complete vintage wrought iron conversation sets, vintage Woodard Wrought Iron dining sets in popular patterns like Chantilly Rose and Orleans, vintage wrought iron Salterini Peacock Chairs, Woodard Wrought Iron Arm Chairs, Vintage Wrought Iron Patio Bar Carts and Tea Carts, Outdoor Wrought Iron Dining Chairs, Vintage Tempestini Radar Chairs...
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Early 20th Century John Salterini Seating

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Iron, Wrought Iron

Signed Maurizio Tempestini for John Salterini Ottoman Foot Stool Circa 1960s
By John Salterini, Maurizio Tempestini
Located in Peabody, MA
Italian rope and wrought iron ottoman designed by Maurizio Tempestini for John Salterini, circa 1960s. Retains its "JBS [John B. Salterini] Made in Italy" tag. Measures 20" wide x ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Salterini Seating

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Wrought Iron

Set of Seven Mario Papperzini for Salterini Garden Lounge Chairs and Ottomans
By Mario Papperzini, John Salterini
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Rare set of seven Italian iron patio and garden lounge chairs and ottomans designed by Mario Papperzini for John Salterini. The Mid-Century Modern garden suite consists of three armchairs with adjustable chain reclining backs, two non-reclining back side chairs and two ottomans. One ottoman has tall gilt finials, the other does not. The tall ottoman...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern John Salterini Seating

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Iron

Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Iron Outdoor Chaise Lounge Chairs by Salterini
By John Salterini
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous hand crafted iron outdoor chaise lounge reclining chair, 5 positions. Has a sunbrella cushion, vintage. Leaf and vine pattern on arms ...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Salterini Seating

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Iron

Mid-Century Modern Orange Slice Iron with Sailcloth Lounge Chairs by Salterini
By John Salterini, Maurizio Tempestini
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous and rare to find radar chairs by Maurizio Tempestini with Sailcloth as the seating material. Actual sails were cut and installed professionally. Chairs need a good cleaning ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Salterini Seating

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Iron

Mid-Century Modern Iron Hoop Lounge Chair by Maurizio Tempestini for Salterini
By John Salterini, Maurizio Tempestini
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous iron hoop chair designed by Maurizio Tempestini for Salterini c1955. In very good condition needing a spray job. New plastic feet glides. Poss...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Salterini Seating

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Iron

Pair of Vintage Salterini Peacock Chairs
By John Salterini, Salterini
Located in Cumberland, RI
A pair of vintage salterini peacock chairs In stock and ready to ship Gorgeous set of twisted iron fan back peacock chairs by Salterini. Perfe...
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Early 20th Century Victorian John Salterini Seating

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Metal, Iron, Wrought Iron

Marvelous Iron Bench by Mario Papperzini for John Salterini, circa 1950
By Mario Papperzini, John Salterini
Located in Atlanta, GA
This magnificent bench maintains its original verdigris finish, with heavy patina. The piece may be painted or professionally powder coated if so desired. Finals may be finished in a...
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1950s American Organic Modern Vintage John Salterini Seating

Materials

Wrought Iron

1 Salterini Peacock Wrought Iron Arm Chair
By John Salterini
Located in Pasadena, TX
1 Salterini Peacock Wrought Iron Chair John Salterini vintage midcentury wrought iron wire peacock chair. Victorian style chair designed with a bac...
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Mid-20th Century North American Rustic John Salterini Seating

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Wrought Iron

Vintage Salterini Settee Bench
By John Salterini
Located in Cumberland, RI
Vintage Salterini Settee Bench Beautiful piece for the garden, terrace, or patio. Scrolled arms Mesh seating Complimentary shipping along...
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Early 20th Century Victorian John Salterini Seating

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Iron, Wrought Iron

Salterini Wrought Iron Seating
By John Salterini
Located in Cumberland, RI
Salterini Wrought Iron Seating For your consideration is a beautiful pair of bar stools with ornate rose and leaf detailing. Scrolled back rest and seat with detailed medallion cente...
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Early 20th Century European French Provincial John Salterini Seating

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Metal, Iron

Modern Victorian Wrought Iron Peacock Rocker by Salterini
By John Salterini, Salterini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
For your consideration is this all-original Peacock rocker by Salterini with a great aged patina, composed of twisted, curled, and welded wrought iron wire. A fun and dramatic place to sit, in this less common rocker variation of the Salterini Peacock chair.
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1960s American Victorian Vintage John Salterini Seating

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Iron

Mid Century Salterini Black Wrought Iron Peacock Rocking Chair Rocker
By John Salterini
Located in Buffalo, NY
Modernist wrought iron rocker, Designed by John Salterini. From the Peacock line. Stunning design, lesser seen rocker. Hand delivery avail to New ...
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1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Salterini Seating

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Wrought Iron

Set of 4 Midcentury Italian Square Wrought Iron Frame Bar Stools
By John Salterini
Located in New York, NY
Set of 4 midcentury Italian square wrought iron frame bar stools with faux woven upholstered seats. (Manner of John Salterini)(Priced As Set)
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern John Salterini Seating

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Wrought Iron

Outdoor Settee / Sofa and Pair of Chairs 'One Rocker' by John Salterini
By John Salterini
Located in Kansas City, MO
John Salterini outdoor, patio, loveseat and pair of chairs, one being a rocking chair. Very comfortable and stylish. There are several layers of white paint on the pieces, but they s...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Salterini Seating

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Steel, Wrought Iron

Set 6 Mid Century Modern El Prado Iron Indoor Outdoor Dining Chairs by Salterini
By John Salterini
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous set of rare El Prado dining chairs in old white paint. High quality iron set with solid brass finials. In excellent vintage condition with minimal we...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Salterini Seating

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Iron

John Salterini American Mid-Century Outdoor Iron Lounge / Armchair
By John Salterini
Located in New York, NY
American mid-century outdoor adjustable reclining lounge / armchair with a latticed back and seat supported in an iron frame with ball finials on the c...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern John Salterini Seating

Materials

Wrought Iron, Metal, Iron

1960's Pair of Folding Chairs by Salterini
By John Salterini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century Modern outdoor patio pair of folding chairs designed by Salterini. The chairs are made of mesh and tubular steel. In good vintage c...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern John Salterini Seating

Materials

Steel

2 Pairs of John Salterini American Mid-Century Iron Outdoor Ottomans
By John Salterini
Located in New York, NY
2 Pairs of American mid-century iron outdoor ottomans with a curved lattice structure supported by four posts topped with gilt ball finials and an x-...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern John Salterini Seating

Materials

Metal, Iron, Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Modern 6pc. Set Salterini Radar by Maurizio Tempestini C1955
By John Salterini, Maurizio Tempestini
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous 6 piece set of "Radar" outdoor patio dining set. Incudes 4 chairs 48" round top table with an umbrella hole and the heavy solid cast iron art deco umbrella holder. In excell...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Salterini Seating

Materials

Steel, Iron

Set 6 Mid Century Modern Orange Slice Chairs by Tempestini & Salterini + a Table
By John Salterini, Maurizio Tempestini
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous and rare set of six orange slice chairs. Freshly painted in a satin white enamel, chairs are in excellent vintage condition. Exceptional design by Maurizio Tempestini for Jo...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Salterini Seating

Materials

Iron

Tempestini for Salterini Radar Chair
By John Salterini, Maurizio Tempestini
Located in New York, NY
Nice Garden or Patio Radar chair designed by Tempestini, manufactured by Salterini. No damage, bends, weld or repairs. This example is in later burgundy pa...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern John Salterini Seating

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Wrought Iron, Iron

Radar Chair by Salterini Newly Powder Coated
By Maurizio Tempestini, John Salterini
Located in New York, NY
Great Radar Hoop chair designed by Tempestini for Salterini, just powder coated in semi gloss black. Originally designed for outdoor use, suitable for indoor placement as well.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern John Salterini Seating

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Metal, Wrought Iron

Incomparable Set of 12 Montego Dining Chairs by John Salterini, circa 1960
By John Salterini
Located in Atlanta, GA
These magnificent dining chairs are shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative, completely installation ready. This large set is unique on the mark...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Salterini Seating

Materials

Wrought Iron

Two Chairs Cast Iron Marble-Top Table Coca-Cola Dinette Ice Cream Set Cafe Table
By John Salterini
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern red Coca-Cola cast iron base figural marble-top cafe table with two Salterini checker upholstery ice cream chairs.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern John Salterini Seating

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Marble, Wrought Iron

Tempestini for Salterini High Back Lounge with Footrest
By Maurizio Tempestini, John Salterini
Located in New York, NY
Great and rare high back lounge and ottoman (removable) newly powder coated in white semi gloss finish. Designed by M. Tempestini for Salterini Furniture. suitable for indoor or outd...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Salterini Seating

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Wrought Iron

Elegant Pair of Salterini Wrought Iron Armchairs in Passion Pink
By John Salterini
Located in East Hampton, NY
Elegant pair of Salterini wrought iron outdoor patio garden chairs powder-coated in passion pink color, circa 1950s.     
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1950s American Hollywood Regency Vintage John Salterini Seating

Materials

Iron

Awesome Salterini Style Mid-century Rocking Chair Patio
By John Salterini, Maurizio Tempestini
Located in Pemberton, NJ
OUTSTANDING MID-CENTURY MODERN SALLTERINI STYLE VINTAGE IRON ROCKER. THIS ROCKER IS IN VERY GOOD VINTAGE CONDITION -JUST PAINTED AND LOOKS GREAT. THERE ARE NO BREAKS IN THE WEL...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Salterini Seating

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Iron

Set of Four Salterini Dinette Chairs, Attributed to Maurizio Tempestini
By John Salterini, Maurizio Tempestini
Located in Chicago, IL
Beautiful form and craftsmanship on these. Wrought iron. Need to add dims
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern John Salterini Seating

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Iron

1960s John Salterini High Back Lounge Chairs & Ottomans, 2 Lounge Set
By John Salterini
Located in Monrovia, CA
Salterini, John Salterini High back lounge chairs, Newly Powder Coated Flat Black. This listing is for 2 High Back Lounge Chairs With Ottomans...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern John Salterini Seating

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Metal

Set of 3 Maurizio Tempestini for Salterini Black "Radar" Lounge Chairs, 1950's
By John Salterini, Maurizio Tempestini
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Original set of three black Radar Collection patio, poolside lounge chairs designed by Maurizio Tempestini for John Salterini, 1950's. Featuring smooth, sturdy, ergonomic wrought iron hoop construction with expanded iron wire seat...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Salterini Seating

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Wrought Iron, Iron

Rare Set of Four Maurizio Tempestini White Lacquer Iron Frame and Mesh Chairs
By Maurizio Tempestini, John Salterini
Located in Chicago, IL
Rare set of four Maurizio Tempestini for Salterini white lacquer over wrought iron framed and iron mesh outdoor dining chairs. Minimalist design with open arms and linear form, iron ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Salterini Seating

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Wrought Iron

Set of Six Salterini High Back Iron Bronze Top White Cord Dining Chairs
By John Salterini
Located in Westport, CT
Salterini set 6 high back bronze top white cord back Iron chairs, cushioned foam seat off white woven fabric. Two arm chairs measurements are 42.50 high ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern John Salterini Seating

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Wrought Iron

Salterini American Midcentury Hollywood Regency Lounge Chair
By John Salterini
Located in Miami, FL
American Mid-Century Hollywood Regency chaise lounge designed by John Salterini. Generous sized and great vintage quality made in the USA, circa 1950s. The black wrought iron pati...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern John Salterini Seating

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Iron

Cantilevered Hoop Chair with Footrest by Tempestini for Salterini
By John Salterini
Located in New York, NY
Interesting Cantilevered Hoop Chair with rare original footrest attachment. Original green paint finish, shows wear appropriate with age.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Salterini Seating

John Salterini seating for sale on 1stDibs.

John Salterini seating are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of John Salterini seating, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original seating by John Salterini were created in the mid-century modern style in north america during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider seating by Maurizio Tempestini, Planner Group, and Salterini. Prices for John Salterini seating can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $551 and can go as high as $49,500, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $3,600.

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