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Nicos Zographos Lounge Chairs

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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Creator: Nicos Zographos
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 Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

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 Lounge Chairs

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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 Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

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 Lounge Chairs

Materials

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 Lounge Chairs

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Metal

1960s Pair of Nicos Zographos CH28 Ribbon Chairs in Black Leather & Steel
By Nicos Zographos, Zographos Designs Ltd.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Wood: Edges are crisp and grain is lovely. Generally excellent condition but with a couple of minor signs of wear as is noted in the photos. The inner parts of the drawers are in gre...
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1960s American Modern Vintage Nicos Zographos Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

1970s Pair of Nicos Zographos Tuxedo Club Lounge Chairs in Blue Fabric
By Zographos Designs Ltd., Nicos Zographos
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a pair of tuxedo club chairs, seemingly designed by Nicos Zographos and produced by Zographos Designs Inc. As the chairs are unmarked and many desi...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Nicos Zographos Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Pair 1976 Nicos Zographos Saronis Leather & Oak Lounge Chairs
By Zographos Designs Ltd., Nicos Zographos
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a pair of leather and oak Nicos Zographos Saronis lounge chairs from 1976, which came directly from a Hugh Stubbins (Architect) designed Library at a notable ivy-l...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Nicos Zographos Lounge Chairs

Materials

Oak, Leather

Rare Pair Sleek Nicos Zographos Limited Leather & Stainless Steel Club Chairs
By Zographos Designs Ltd., Nicos Zographos
Located in Hudson, NY
Pair of stunning black leather Nicos Zogrophos club chairs. Priced per pair. two pair available. Nicos Zographos made his name during his time at the renown architecture firm ...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Nicos Zographos Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

1960s Set of Three Model 28 Black Leather Lounge Chairs by Nicos Zographos
By Nicos Zographos
Located in Sagaponack, NY
Three model 28 lounge chairs having rich black leather seats with deep button tufting and welt cord detailing on stainless steel frames.
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1690s American Mid-Century Modern Antique Nicos Zographos Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Pair of Vintage Mid-Century Nicos Zographos Lounge Chairs
By Nicos Zographos
Located in Pasadena, TX
Zographos Nicos Zographos The world`s most singular, severely elegant collection of contemporary furniture has been created by Nicos Zographos. He has produced more than 300 ki...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Nicos Zographos Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Nicos Zographos Pair of Lounge Chairs
By Nicos Zographos
Located in Highland, IN
Sublimely beautiful and impeccably constructed, the 28 lounge chair by Nicos Zographos has qualities similar to Mies' Barcelona chair. However without the visible straps supporting l...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Nicos Zographos Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

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Pair of Nicos Zographos Black Leather Lounge Chairs
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Nicos Zographos Lounge Chairs
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Lounge Chair
Lounge Chair
H 30 in W 30 in D 30 in

Nicos Zographos lounge chairs for sale on 1stDibs.

Nicos Zographos lounge chairs 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 lounge chairs, although black editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original lounge chairs by Nicos Zographos 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 lounge chairs by Barbara Barry, Jules Heumann, and John Stuart. Prices for Nicos Zographos lounge chairs can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $1,995 and can go as high as $12,500, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $5,650.

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