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McGuire Furniture Company Armchairs

Like so many artists and designers, husband and wife John McGuire (1920–2013) and Elinor Stevenson (1914–2005) became masters in their trade by accident. For the founders of McGuire Furniture Company, well, furniture wasn’t actually in the plans.

The couple met just before the start of World War II (during which John was in the U.S. Navy and Elinor was a navigation instructor) and got married after it ended. They settled down in San Francisco where John held a couple of jobs — among them selling newspaper ads for the San Francisco Examiner while Elinor worked for Boeing Aircraft. Soon, an old Navy buddy of John’s asked him to help sell a bunch of rattan furniture and, needing the money, John agreed. His side business became so successful that John decided to quit his ad-sales job and work full-time in design.

In 1948, McGuire Furniture Company was born. Alongside the mid-century modern furniture designs then gaining popularity in the United States, John introduced an unconventional idea: traditional armchairs, stools and tables made of natural materials such as bamboo, which was strong yet could be rendered pliable when steamed, that were intended for the indoors rather than the front porch.

The brand’s first success was the now famous Director’s X-Chair by Leonard Linden. The military-campaign-style solid oak folding chair launched in 1956 and saw rattan binded with rawhide strips and a high-grade leather slug seat and back that eliminated the need for a plush cushion. Elinor, too, designed some of the brand’s popular pieces, such as 1968’s Cracked Ice chair. With its rattan oval back a dazzling celebration of geometric forms that give it its charming moniker, the Cracked Ice chair was an instant classic and is one of the brand’s most recognizable designs.

Today, McGuire and another American furniture manufacturer, Baker Furniture Company, comprise Baker Interiors Group. McGuire remains true to the founders’ ideals and commitment to crafting the kind of organic modern furnishings that are synonymous with the warm and relaxed feel of California design. The company has collaborated with interior designers Steven Volpe, Orlando Diaz-Azcuy and Nicole Hollis, and, as of 2019, its luxury furnishings share a 16,500-square-foot showroom with Baker’s in San Francisco. Some of the earliest McGuire Furniture Company designs are part of the permanent collection at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City.

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Creator: McGuire Furniture Company
McGuire Pair of Arm Lounge Dining Chairs, Custom Finish
By McGuire
Located in Miami, FL
A pair of McGuire Rattan arm chairs. 3 pairs available. Note the beautiful custom finish and embroider upholstery.
Category

1980s American Vintage McGuire Furniture Company Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Rattan

McGuire Hollywood Regency Organic Modern Bamboo Rattan Club Chair
By McGuire
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous organic modern bamboo rattan X-base armchair or club chair By McGuire of San Francisco USA, circa 1980s Measures: 22" W x 22" D x 30.75" H, seat height 19.5", arm...
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Late 20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Upholstery, Bamboo, Rattan

McGuire Mid-Century Modern Bamboo & Cane Armchair Dining Chair Leather, Pair
By McGuire
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of original McGuire bamboo and handwoven cane armchair, dining chair with leather bindings. The upholstery is a beige boucle Fabric and note the stunner done backrest. McGuire...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern McGuire Furniture Company Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Bamboo, Cane

Set of Four McGuire Rattan Target Lounge Chairs and Ottomans
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Iconic set of four McGuire rattan lounge chairs or armchairs and two ottomans. Model number MCA43 features a large, low-slung rattan frame having the famous target design back splat....
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20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Rattan

Set of Ten McGuire Rattan Target Design Dining Chairs
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Iconic set of ten McGuire rattan target dining chairs designed by Elinor McGuire. The set consists of six armchairs or host chairs and four side chairs model numbers MCM59 and MCM60....
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20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Rattan

Pair of McGuire Rattan Wicker Umbria Lounge Chairs with Ottoman
By Orlando Diaz-azcuy, McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Rare pair of organic modern rattan and wicker oversized lounge chairs designed by Orlando Diaz-Azcuy for McGuire. The set includes two lounge chairs, one ottoman, four thick seat cus...
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20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Wicker, Cane, Rattan, Wood

Four McGuire Arm Chairs with White Washed Finish, Great Scale for Comfort
By McGuire
Located in Buchanan, MI
Four McGuire arm chairs with white washed finish, great scale for comfort. Upholstery in pristine condition.
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20th Century Hollywood Regency McGuire Furniture Company Armchairs

Materials

Rattan

McGuire Hollywood Regency Organic Modern Bamboo and Cane Club Chairs, Pair
By McGuire
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous pair of organic modern bamboo and cane X-base club chairs By McGuire of San Francisco USA, circa 1980s Measures: 23" W x 22" D x 34" H, seat height 19.5", arm height 23...
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Late 20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Bamboo, Cane, Leather

Pair of McGuire Organic Modern Rattan Target Lounge Chairs
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Handsome pair of McGuire rattan lounge chairs or club chairs featuring McGuire's iconic target design on the back splat. Made in the California organic modern style with low slung, g...
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20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Rattan

Set of Four McGuire Campaign Style Cerused Directors Chairs
By Leonard Linden, McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Rare set of four midcentury Campaign-style directors chairs by Leonard Linden for McGuire. The chairs feature a whitewashed or Cerused finish on the oak. Embellished with leather raw...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern McGuire Furniture Company Armchairs

Materials

Brass

McGuire Organic Modern Rattan Raffia Lounge Chair
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Amazing organic modern lounge chair or club chair made by McGuire. The chair features a faceted barrel back form with woven raffia grasscloth inset in the rattan pole frame. Very stu...
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20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Burlap, Bamboo, Raffia, Rattan

Set of Four McGuire Rattan Cathedral Back Dining Armchairs
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Handsome set of four genuine McGuire rattan dining armchairs featuring a cathedral back design. Crafted from thick rattan poles having a gothic lancet arch design and an open fretwor...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Bamboo, Rattan

Set of Four McGuire Organic Modern Rattan Bamboo Dining Armchairs
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Handsome set of four organic modern dining armchairs made by McGuire. Known as Balboa armchairs model #MCTSC152 crafted from rattan poles in a dramatic architectural style. The chair...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Rattan

Set of Four McGuire Rattan Cane Barrel Dining Chairs
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Handsome set of four McGuire dining armchairs known as Belden chairs. Made in the California organic modern style featuring a rattan frame inset with honeycomb cane on the back and s...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Cane, Rattan

Vintage Coastal White Lacquered Rattan McGuire Cane Arm Chairs - a Pair
By McGuire
Located in west palm beach, FL
Fantastic pair of vintage McGuire Arm chairs. Beautiful rattan frame with inset cane panels. Lacquered in a semi gloss lacquered finish with a stunning blue and white ginger jar upho...
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Late 20th Century Philippine McGuire Furniture Company Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Cane, Rattan, Lacquer

Set of Eight McGuire Organic Modern Rattan Dining Armchairs
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Distinctive genuine set of eight rattan dining armchairs made in the California organic modern style by McGuire. Crafted from rattan poles the frames have a gothic lancet arch design...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Rattan

Pair of McGuire Ebonized Oak Campaign Style Directors Chairs
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Dramatic pair of directors chairs or dining armchairs made by McGuire. The pair feature oak frames with a lacquered, ebonized finish having leather rawhide laces on the exposed joint...
Category

20th Century American Campaign McGuire Furniture Company Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Set of Four McGuire Blonde Rattan Laced Rawhide Dining Armchairs
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Stunning genuine set of four rare McGuire Antalya director's style dining armchairs featuring lattice style geometric laced rawhide woven leather seats and backs. Model #MCLM45 is cr...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Rattan

Pair of McGuire Rattan Black Leather Library Armchairs
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Mid-century organic modern pair of library armchairs or dining chairs made by McGuire. The chairs feature a rattan pole frame lashed together with leather rawhide laces. The chairs h...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Rattan

Pair of McGuire Organic Modern Upholstered Rattan Dining Armchairs
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Gorgeous pair of genuine McGuire rattan dining armchairs featuring a lovely floral print fabric upholstery. Made in the California organic modern style constructed from rattan poles ...
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20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Rattan

McGuire Chippendale Coastal Bamboo Rattan Dining Armchairs, Set of 4
By McGuire
Located in Lake Worth, FL
For full item description be sure to click on CONTINUE READING at the bottom of this listing. McGuire Chippendale Coastal MCM Bamboo Rattan Dining Armchairs - Set of 4 Coloration...
Category

1970s Chippendale Vintage McGuire Furniture Company Armchairs

Materials

Bamboo, Rattan

Pair of McGuire Armchairs with Rajasthan Style Upholstery
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Organic modern pair of rattan armchairs by McGuire featuring an exotic Rajasthan style upholstery fabric with paisley floral motifs over a crimson ground. Crafted from bent rattan th...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Cane, Rattan

Pair of McGuire Organic Modern Rattan Pole Lounge Chairs
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Amazing pair of rattan pole lounge chairs or club chairs made in the California organic modern style by McGuire. The chairs feature large rattan frames with rattan slat back and side...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Rattan, Oak

Pair McGuire Burgundy Leather Sling Seats Folding Captains Chairs Olive Frames
By McGuire
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair McGuire Burgundy leather sling seats folding captains chairs olive finish frames.  
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern McGuire Furniture Company Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

Classic Set of 4 McGuire Whitewashed Handcrafted Barrel Back Rattan Armchairs
By McGuire
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Classic set of 4 McGuire barrel back whitewashed rattan armchairs having stylish newly upholstered seats in a striking cotton decorated with Chinese blue and white vases against red ...
Category

1970s American Organic Modern Vintage McGuire Furniture Company Armchairs

Materials

Cotton, Rattan

Elinor McGuire M-71 Occasional Chair
By McGuire, John and Elinor McGuire
Located in Highland, IN
Elinor McGuire designed this model M-71 occasional chair for McGuire of San Fransisco, the company she started with her husband John. McGuire furniture is made to last for generation...
Category

1960s American Hollywood Regency Vintage McGuire Furniture Company Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Rattan

Pair Mid-Century McGuire Barrel Back Arm Chairs, Organic Modern Rattan + Cane
By John and Elinor McGuire, Ficks Reed, John McGuire, McGuire
Located in Decatur, GA
Exquisite pair of vintage McGuire organic modern barrel back arm chairs by John and Elinor McGuire. Featuring original ox blood tone naugahyde seats - a rare original colorway. Each ...
Category

1960s American Organic Modern Vintage McGuire Furniture Company Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Naugahyde, Wicker, Cane, Rattan

Beautiful McGuire by Hans Kaufeld Chair, USA, 1980's
By Hans Kaufeld, McGuire
Located in Achterveld, NL
Beautiful McGuire by Hans Kaufeld chair, USA, 1980's. The chair is very good vintage condition.  
Category

1980s Central American Hollywood Regency Vintage McGuire Furniture Company Armchairs

Materials

Cane, Leather, Fabric, Rattan

Elinor McGuire M-86 Rattan & Cane Chair
By McGuire, John and Elinor McGuire
Located in Highland, IN
Elinor McGuire designed this model M-86c occasional chair for McGuire of San Fransisco, the company she started with her husband John. The only thing more impressive than the many su...
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1970s American Organic Modern Vintage McGuire Furniture Company Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Cane, Rattan

Elinor McGuire M-59 "Host" or "Target" Chair
By McGuire, John and Elinor McGuire
Located in Highland, IN
Elinor McGuire designed this model M-59 occasional chair for McGuire of San Fransisco, the company she started with her husband John. Originally named the "Host" chair, it has become...
Category

1970s American Hollywood Regency Vintage McGuire Furniture Company Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Rattan

Set of Eight Orlando Diaz-Azcuy for McGuire Salon Chairs
By McGuire, Orlando Diaz-azcuy
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Elegant set of eight bamboo rattan organic modern dining chairs by Orlando Diaz-Azcuy for McGuire furniture. Known as the Salon armchair constructed from rattan poles lashed together...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Bamboo, Rattan

Barbara Barry for McGuire Double Caned Rattan Dining Desk Arm Chair
By Barbara Barry, McGuire
Located in Lake Worth, FL
For full item description be sure to click on CONTINUE READING at the bottom of this listing. Offering one of our recent palm beach estate fine furniture acquisitions of a Barbara...
Category

1980s Vintage McGuire Furniture Company Armchairs

Materials

Cane, Bentwood

McGuire Hollywood Regency Organic Modern Bamboo and Cane Club Chair
By McGuire
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous organic modern bamboo and cane X-base club chair or dining captain chair By McGuire of San Francisco USA, circa 1980s Measures: 23" W x 22" D x 34" H. Seat height 19.5"...
Category

Late 20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Upholstery, Bamboo, Cane

Target Back Dining Chairs by McGuire, Set of Ten
By McGuire
Located in Van Nuys, CA
A great set of ten rattan dining chairs by McGuire. The set is as pictured. They are designed with the very popular target back style and have green sharkskin Fabric upholstered cush...
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern McGuire Furniture Company Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Rattan

Pair of Laced Rawhide Lounge Chairs form the Antalya Collection by McGuire
By McGuire
Located in San Diego, CA
Nice pair of laced rawhide lounge chairs form the "Antalya Collection" by McGuire Furniture of San Francisco, circa 2010s. The Antalya lounge chair is one of the most iconic pieces o...
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21st Century and Contemporary American McGuire Furniture Company Armchairs

Materials

Resin, Upholstery

Director's Chair McGuire Model X-Chair in Leather, Bamboo and Brass
By McGuire, Leonard Linden
Located in Milano, IT
Director's chair in sturdy oak and bamboo with rattan and brass details and caramel leather seat and back. Designed for John & Elinor McGuire for the McGuire Furniture company in San...
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage McGuire Furniture Company Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Set of Four McGuire Laced Rawhide Rattan Dining Armchairs
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Genuine set of four rare McGuire Antalya directors style dining armchairs featuring lattice style laced rawhide woven leather seats and back. Model #MCLM45 is crafted with rattan pol...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Bamboo, Rattan

2 McGuire Chinese Chippendale Target Back Bamboo Rattan Game Lounge Arm Chairs
By McGuire
Located in Dayton, OH
Pair of 1970s McGuire Target Back or Bullseye lounge armchairs. Made of bamboo and rattan featuring a sloped arm and pierced target back. This particular chair model is always highly...
Category

1970s Chinese Chippendale Vintage McGuire Furniture Company Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Bamboo, Rattan

Set of Four McGuire Rattan Target Back Dining Armchairs
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Gorgeous set of four dining armchairs made by McGuire model # MCM598. The chairs feature the iconic target design back designed by John McGuire with an optional ebonized accent ring ...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Rattan

McGuire Hollywood Regency Organic Modern Bamboo Rattan Club Chairs, Pair
By McGuire
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous pair of organic modern bamboo rattan club chairs By McGuire of San Francisco USA, 1980s Measures: 22" W x 24" D x 37.75" H. Seat height 19.25"; arm height 26.25"....
Category

1980s American Organic Modern Vintage McGuire Furniture Company Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Upholstery, Bamboo, Rattan

McGuire Hollywood Regency Organic Modern Bamboo Rattan Armchairs, Set of Four
By McGuire
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous set of four organic modern bamboo rattan armchairs By McGuire of San Francisco USA, 1980s Measures: 22" W x 24" D x 37.75" H. Seat height 19.25"; arm height 26.25...
Category

Late 20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Upholstery, Bamboo, Rattan

McGuire Furniture Company armchairs for sale on 1stDibs

The McGuire Furniture Company armchairs are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of Natural Fiber and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our McGuire Furniture Company armchair collection, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are 29 vintage versions of these items in stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original armchairs by McGuire Furniture Company were created in the Mid-Century Modern style in United States during the 20th Century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider armchairs by and . Prices for McGuire Furniture Company armchairs can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $895 and tops out at $16,000, while pieces like these can sell for $3,500 on average.

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