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Nicos Zographos

Greek, American, b. 1931

Industrial designer Nicos Zographos is renowned as a mid-century modern master. His abstract structures and minimalist forms helped elevate 20th-century furniture design.

Born in Athens, Greece, in 1931, Zographos completed his graduate degree at the University of Iowa before joining the architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) in 1957.

He worked in SOM’s interior design department, where he enjoyed unlimited creative freedom, resulting in the design of two critically acclaimed pieces. The fluid Ribbon chair, which he created in 1959, is an interpretation of the Barcelona chair by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The Alpha bucket chair, featuring Zographos’s signature reverse curl, was designed in 1960. Also while at SOM, Zographos developed a suite of TA35 low tables, which have gentle curves and slim stainless steel legs.

Zographos spent five years at SOM before he formed his own company, Zographos Designs Limited, in 1964. The New York-based firm manufactured elegant, polished and streamlined pieces such as lounge chairs, office chairs, side tables, coffee tables and dining room tables. Several of his furnishings have been included in interiors by such revered architects as Gordon Bunshaft and I.M. Pei.

Among Zographos’s most iconic designs are the wood-carved Ireland chair, the wooden Saronis tables and his two tubular-steel cantilevered chairs: the solid CH17 chair and the CH66 chair, which he designed in 1966. It is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Zographos has retired to his native Greece, and Zographos Designs Limited recently closed after 56 years in business. His pieces continue to be highly sought by interior designers and avid vintage furniture collectors.

On 1stDibs, find a range of vintage Nicos Zographos seating and tables.

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Mid-Century Modern Nicos Zographos 35 Series Low Table
By Nicos Zographos
Located in Harlingen, TX
A vintage mid-century modern low round table attributed to Nicos Zographos of the TA35 line circa 1960. Seamless design stainless steel frame with stiletto legs and a 3/4" thick glas...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Nicos Zographos

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Stainless Steel

Nicos Zographos Red Leather 70 Club Chair Armchair with Polished Stainless Legs
By Zographos Designs Ltd., Nicos Zographos
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is an original Nicos Zographos red Leather lounge chair with arms. This example is fully upholstered in leather, with a polished stainless steel base. Nicos Zograph...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Nicos Zographos

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Stainless Steel

Bauhaus 3/4" Thick Glass Top Round Stainless Steel Base Coffee Center Table MINT
By Knoll, Nicos Zographos
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Bauhaus 3/4" Thick Glass Top Round Stainless Steel Base Coffee Center Table MINT!
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Nicos Zographos

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Stainless Steel, Chrome

Rare Nicos Zographos Black Leather -Brushed Aiiminum Parsons Club Chairs 4 AVAIL
By Zographos Designs Ltd., Nicos Zographos
Located in Hudson, NY
Stunning black leather Nicos Zogrophos club chairs. Priced per chair. 4 chaiors available. Nicos Zographos made his name during his time at the renown architecture firm Skidmore, Ow...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Nicos Zographos

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Stainless Steel, Aluminum

Pair of Mid Century Modern Leather Swiveling Lounge Chairs with an Ottoman C1965
By Nicos Zographos
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fantastic pair of Mid Century Modern Sculptural Swiveling Lounge chairs in leather with an ottoman. Heavy duty frame with great style an...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Nicos Zographos

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Steel, Chrome

Nicos Zographos Monumental Table
By Nicos Zographos
Located in Chicago, IL
Monumental Custom Table designed by Nicos Zographos. Gorgeous book matched earth toned marble with solid stainless steel propeller bases. A true statement piece of any interior. Ca...
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1960s American Modern Vintage Nicos Zographos

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Marble, Stainless Steel

Nicos Zographos Monumental Table
Nicos Zographos Monumental Table
H 29 in W 144 in D 72 in
Nicos Zographos Mid Century CH28 Ribbon Chairs - Pair
By Nicos Zographos
Located in Countryside, IL
Nicos Zographos Mid Century CH28 Ribbon Chairs - Pair Each lounge chair measures: 28 wide x 30 deep x 28.5 high, with a seat height of 16 inches All pieces of furniture can be had ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Nicos Zographos

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Metal

Nicos Zographos Mid Century CH28 Ribbon Chair
By Nicos Zographos
Located in Countryside, IL
Nicos Zographos Mid Century CH28 Ribbon Chair This lounge chair measures: 28 wide x 30 deep x 28.5 high, with a seat height of 16 inches All pieces of furniture can be had in what ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Nicos Zographos

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Metal

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Nicos Zographos furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Nicos Zographos furniture 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 Nicos Zographos furniture, although black editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Nicos Zographos 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 furniture by Roger Sprunger, Bernhard Rohne, and Brueton. Prices for Nicos Zographos furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $900 and can go as high as $16,800, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $4,775.

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