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Nicos Zographos Office Chairs and Desk 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 Alpha Bucket Desk Chairs w/ Bronze Base Cordovan Leather
By Zographos Designs Ltd., Nicos Zographos
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a gorgeous set of six Nicos Zographos Alpha Bucket rolling desk chairs chairs, produced circa 1990. These examples were specified i...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Nicos Zographos Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Bronze

1980s Nicos Zographos Alpha Bucket Executive Chair in Leather w/ Steel Base
By Zographos Designs Ltd., Nicos Zographos
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a single original Alpha bucket executive desk chair, designed by Nicos Zographos in 1964. The piece was produced by his namesake Zographos Designs...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Nicos Zographos Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Stainless Steel

1980s Nicos Zographos High Back Bucket Executive Chair w/ Alpha Base
By Nicos Zographos, Zographos Designs Ltd.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is an original Alpha bucket executive desk chair, designed by Nicos Zographos in 1964. The listed price includes one chair, but several are available...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Nicos Zographos Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

1980s Nicos Zographos Grey Leather Bucket Desk Chairs w/ Alpha Bases
By Zographos Designs Ltd., Nicos Zographos
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is one (the price listed is for one chair, but two are available) very rare Nicos Zographos rolling bucket desk chairs in gray leathe...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Nicos Zographos Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Nicos Zographos Gray Leather Office/Desk Chairs, 1980
By Nicos Zographos
Located in Chicago, IL
Nicos Zographos grey leather office/desk chair, 1980s. Original slate grey color leather.
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1980s American Post-Modern Vintage Nicos Zographos Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Vintage Zographos Alpha Bucket Chair Restored with New Vegan Ultra Leather
By Nicos Zographos
Located in Pasadena, TX
The world`s most singular, severely elegant collection of contemporary furniture has been created by Nicos Zographos. He has produced more than 300 kinds of products for thousands of spaces in America and Europe. Zographos is the last adherent to the strict aesthetic principles first defined by the European Bauhaus school, and he is very likely one of the last designers to manage his own manufacturing company. Vintage Zographos high back alpha bucket...
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Late 20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Nicos Zographos Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Nicos Zographos Bucket Desk Chair 1964
By Zographos Designs Ltd., Nicos Zographos
Located in Chicago, IL
Nicos Zographos Bucket Desk Chair 1964, Original gently used Cool-Grey leather with chrome-plated 5-star base on casters. Seat height adjustable: 19....
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Nicos Zographos Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome

1 Nicos Zographos Bucket Chair with Grey Circle Upholstery
By Nicos Zographos
Located in Pasadena, TX
One bucket chair by Nicos Zographos. These chairs have a five star steel base on coasters and the upholstery is a gray fabric with circle patterns. These timeless chairs would look ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Nicos Zographos Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Chrome

1 Vintage Midcentury Zographos Alpha Chair Black Leather Bronze Base
By Nicos Zographos
Located in Pasadena, TX
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 kinds of products for thousands of spaces in America and Europe. Zographos is the last adherent to the strict aesthetic principles first defined by the European Bauhaus school, and he is very likely one of the last designers to manage his own manufacturing company. Leather executive chair designed by Nicos Zographos. black leather with bronze 4 star base Higher back than the mid-sized version. Zographos Alpha...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Nicos Zographos Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Bronze

Zogrophos Bucket Chairs
By Nicos Zographos
Located in Chicago, IL
Set of 6 Nicos Zogrophos high back executive chairs. Available per chair or as set of ten. Grey leather and loose cushions on five-star c...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Nicos Zographos Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

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Nicos Zographos office chairs and desk chairs for sale on 1stDibs.

Nicos Zographos office chairs and desk 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 office chairs and desk chairs, although black editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original office chairs and desk chairs 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 office chairs and desk chairs by George Nelson, Dunbar, and Richard Sapper. Prices for Nicos Zographos office chairs and desk chairs 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 $2,400.

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