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Pierre Cardin Seating

Best known for creating groundbreaking fashion designs from the 1950s onward, Pierre Cardin enjoyed great success in other design fields, most notably furniture. Cardin's desks, chairs, cabinets, tables and other pieces share many of the keynotes of his clothing designs. They are simple, geometric, elegant and cool.

Cardin was born in a village near Venice, Italy, and raised in central France. Always interested in fashion, he left home at age 17 to train with a Vichy tailor. After the end of World War II, Cardin moved to Paris, studied architecture and worked for a succession of couture houses, before taking a job with Christian Dior in 1946. Cardin went solo in 1950, and two decades later, he ventured into the realm of furniture. 

Cardin opened a custom furniture shop in Paris in 1975, and in 1977, he licensed his name for furniture, lighting and rugs that translated his fashion aesthetic into designs for the mass market. While he didn’t design the pieces himself, Cardin felt that furnishings were a logical extension of his brand: “Make sleeves to dresses or feet to a table, it’s the same thing,” he is quoted as saying. 

Covering the debut of his furniture collection — priced from $70 for a lamp to $1,375 for a cabinet — at the B. Altman store in New York, New York Times writer Rita Reif called it “the last word in chic,” then proceeded to damn it with faint praise, noting that the glittery pieces, featuring chrome and aluminum, velvet upholstery and Cubist lighting, would “appeal to those who prefer more elegance than originality in their modern.”

Cardin’s furniture pieces — inspired, perhaps, by the rediscovery of Art Deco design during the 1970s — feature simple, symmetrical forms, lacquer and figured veneer finishes, and accents in metals such as aluminum and brass. The home furnishings collections were the first of hundreds of products to bear the Cardin name or logo, including three automobiles and even an airplane; in 1986, Women’s Wear Daily reported more than 800 licensees.

Over the course of more than seven decades, Cardin built an empire that doesn’t merely include hundreds of fashion and product licenses. He also expanded into hospitality, purchasing Maxim’s in 1981 and opening branches of the chic and popular Parisian restaurant in other cities, as well as adding a hotel division. 

Cardin’s personal life was glamorous too. He threw lavish parties at his Bubble Palace (Le Palais Bulles), which he purchased in 1992 and transformed over 14 years with Hungarian architect Antti Lovag into a complex of 10 interconnected bubble-shaped terracotta structures. The estate, on an expansive hilltop site overlooking the Mediterranean near Cannes, includes three pools, landscaped gardens and a 500-seat amphitheater. Cardin also purchased a castle in Provence formerly inhabited by the Marquis de Sade and a Venice palazzo supposedly once owned by Casanova.

Licensed Pierre Cardin furnishings were made for only about five years, but more than 300 licenses are still active today. When designing fashion, furniture or anything in between, the prolific Cardin was always forward-thinking. 

Find vintage Pierre Cardin desks, mirrors, table lamps and other furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Pierre Cardin
Pierre Cardin Lounge Chair in Champagne Gold Velvet
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pierre Cardin, easy chair, beige velvet, plastic, chrome, France, 1970s This lounge chair is designed by the groundbreaking fashion designer Pierre Cardin (1922 - 2020). Pierre Car...
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Cardin Seating

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Chrome

Pierre Cardin Pair of Lounge Chairs in Champagne Gold Velvet
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pierre Cardin, pair of easy chairs, beige velvet, plastic, chrome, France, 1970s This pair of lounge chairs is the designed by the groundbreaking fashion designer Pierre Cardin (19...
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Cardin Seating

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Chrome

Pierre Cardin Set of Four Dining Chairs in Walnut and Red Leather
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pierre Cardin, set of four dining chairs, walnut, leather, Italy, circa 1980. This sculptural set of chairs is designed by Italian designer Pierre Cardin (1922-2020). The curved ba...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Pierre Cardin Seating

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Leather, Walnut

Three Seater Pierre Cardin Modular Sofa in black lacquer and silk, France 1970s
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Renens, CH
Pierre Cardin, a trailblazing fashion designer known for his innovative and unconventional approach, extended his creative vision into the realm of furniture design. Pierre Cardin's ...
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Cardin Seating

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Brass

Four Pierre Cardin Design Chairs for Roche Bobois, 70's
By Pierre Cardin
Located in taranto, IT
lot of four original 70s chairs, design pierre cardin for Roche Bobois made of wood with the classic Cardin decorations on the backrest, original leather seat, white/milk color The...
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Cardin Seating

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Leather, Wood

Pierre Cardin Dining Chairs for Roche Bobois, 1970, Set of 2
By Roche Bobois, Pierre Cardin
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Pierre Cardin dining chairs for Roche Bobois, wood and leather, France, 1970, set of two. Pierre Cardin designed these iconic dining chairs for Roche Bobois in 1970. The essence of ...
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Cardin Seating

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Leather, Wood

Pierre Cardin Dining Chairs for Roche Bobois, 1970
By Pierre Cardin, Roche Bobois
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Pierre Cardin dining chairs for Roche Bobois, wood and leather, France, 1970. Pierre Cardin designed these iconic dining chairs for Roche Bobois in 1970. The essence of the design l...
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Cardin Seating

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Leather, Wood

Pierre Cardin Dining Chairs for Roche Bobois, 1970, Set of 4
By Pierre Cardin, Roche Bobois
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Pierre Cardin dining chairs for Roche Bobois, wood and leather, France, 1970, set of four. Pierre Cardin designed these iconic dining chairs for Roche Bobois in 1970. The essence of...
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Cardin Seating

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Leather, Wood

Pierre Cardin Dining Chairs for Roche Bobois, 1970, Set of 10
By Pierre Cardin, Roche Bobois
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Pierre Cardin dining chairs for Roche Bobois, wood and leather, France, 1970, set of ten. Pierre Cardin designed these iconic dining chairs for Roche Bobois in 1970. The essence of ...
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Cardin Seating

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Leather, Wood

Pierre Cardin Dining Chairs for Roche Bobois, 1970, Set of 8
By Pierre Cardin, Roche Bobois
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Pierre Cardin dining chairs for Roche Bobois, wood and leather, France, 1970, set of eight. Pierre Cardin designed these iconic dining chairs for Roche Bobois in 1970. The essence o...
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Cardin Seating

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Leather, Wood

Pierre Cardin Dining Chairs for Roche Bobois, 1970, Set of 6
By Pierre Cardin, Roche Bobois
Located in Lonigo, Veneto
Pierre Cardin dining chairs for Roche Bobois, wood and leather, France, 1970, set of six. Pierre Cardin designed these iconic dining chairs for Roche Bobois in 1970. The essence of ...
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Cardin Seating

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Leather, Wood

Pierre Cardin Set 4 Dining Chairs Iconic Design 1980s
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Taranto, IT
Very rare set consisting of 4 sculptural chairs by Pierre Cardin. Chair production Italy design Pierre Cardin year 1980. Black lacquered wooden frame, wing-shaped wooden back, combined with brass details. Upholstered seat covered in black leather. Pierre Cardin signature behind the backrest. Measurements: H110, W42, D57, HS50. The item is in excellent conservative condition, there are no major cosmetic or structural defects to report, only slight and obvious signs of aging. (Please see photos) Bibliography: B. Loyaute, Pierre Cardin Evolution...
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1980s French Post-Modern Vintage Pierre Cardin Seating

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Brass

Pierre Cardin Bed in Solid Wood and Brass
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Conversano, IT
Stunning and very rare double bed complete with headboard and frame designed and produced by the great master Pierre Cardin in the late 1970s. The bed is made of finely crafted solid...
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1980s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Seating

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Brass

8 Dining Chairs by Pierre Cardin , France 1970’s
By Pierre Cardin
Located in PÉZENAS, FR
magnificent series of 8 chairs by Pierre Cardin, 1970 edition the typical fabrics of the Cardin collection will take you back to the psychadelic period of the 70s the seats, their co...
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Mid-20th Century Pierre Cardin Seating

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Textile, Beech

Vintage Pierre Cardin Chair, 1983
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A single chair designed by Pierre Cardin made in 1983. The back is black lacquered with brass hardware. Outstanding detail with the wing shaped back supports. Dimensions: 42.5"H x 17...
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1980s Italian Vintage Pierre Cardin Seating

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Brass

Set of 3 Pierre Cardin Chrome Armchairs
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Mt Kisco, NY
Three vintage chrome frame armchairs with upholstered seats and backs. The upholstery is original.
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1970s American Modern Vintage Pierre Cardin Seating

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Upholstery

Pierre Cardin, 6 Dining Chairs in Walnut and Leather, 1970s
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Argelato, BO
Pierre Cardin (1922-2020), Set of six dining chairs in walnut and leather, Italy, 1970s. Four rare chairs made by the famous French designer Pierre Cardin in the 70s for an Italian ...
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Cardin Seating

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Leather, Walnut

Pierre Cardin Midcentury Dining Chairs, Set of 8
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Countryside, IL
Pierre Cardin midcentury dining chairs - set of 8. Each chair measures: 21.25 wide x 22 deep x 43 inches high, with a seat height/chair clearance of 19.25 inches All pieces of ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Cardin Seating

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Upholstery, Wood

Vintage Chrome Dining Chairs by Pierre Cardin for Dillingham
By Pierre Cardin, Dillingham Manufacturing Company
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Gorgeous vintage chrome dining chairs designed by Pierre Cardin for Dillingham in the United States, circa 1970s. Bring a modern and sophisticated feel to your dining area with these...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Cardin Seating

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Chrome

Vintage Dining Chairs with Leather Seats by Pierre Cardin for Roche Bobois, 1970
By Pierre Cardin, Roche Bobois
Located in Montelabbate, PU
Vintage dining chairs with leather seats by Pierre Cardin for Roche Bobois, 1970s, Set of 6. Set of six chairs by Pierre Card...
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1970s Vintage Pierre Cardin Seating

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Leather, Wood, Lacquer

Set of 12 dining chairs by Pierre Cardin 1960s
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Padova, IT
Set of 12 dining chairs by Pierre Cardin. The structure is in wood and the seat in briar. Pierre Cardin, born Pietro Costante Cardino (2...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Pierre Cardin Seating

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Wood

Pierre Cardin Mid Century Armless Dining Chairs – Set of 6
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Countryside, IL
Pierre Cardin Mid Century Armless Dining Chairs – Set of 6 Each chair measures: 21.75 wide x 22 deep x 43 inches high, with a seat height/c...
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Cardin Seating

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Upholstery, Wood

Set of 4 Pierre Cardin Dining Chairs
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pierre Cardin Dillingham Manufacturing Co (Canada) 1970's Set of 4 Chairs Designed by Pierre Cardin & Manufactured by Dillingham Manufacturing Company Chrome Hardware with Origin...
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1970s Canadian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Cardin Seating

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Metal, Chrome

Four Post-Modern Italian Dining Chairs by Pierre Cardin, 1980s
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Puglia, Puglia
Four dining chairs by Pierre Cardin, 1980s. Absolutely rare production designed by Pierre Cardin in Italy. Back in curved cherry with a cut and a hole that makes it absolutely unique...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Pierre Cardin Seating

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Brass

Pierre Cardin Set Of 4 Dinning Chairs Velvet& Steel For Maison Jansen, 1970
By Maison Jansen, Pierre Cardin
Located in The Hague, NL
This set of 4 chairs was created by French Avant Garde designer Pierre Cardin for well-known interior design firm Maison Jansen, 1970's France. Lounge on extravagant blue velvet, su...
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Cardin Seating

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Steel

Pierre Cardin Leopard Print Upholstered High Back Dining Chairs, Set of Six
By Pierre Cardin
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous set of six sculptural Mid-Century Modern leopard print upholstered high back dining chairs By Pierre Cardin Italy, circa 1970s Measures: 21"W x 21"D x 42.25"H. Se...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Cardin Seating

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Upholstery

Set of Six Z. Dining Chair by Pierre Cardin 1970s
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Čelinac, BA
Set of six Hollywood regency Z chair by Pierre Cardin 1970s.
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1970s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Pierre Cardin Seating

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Gold Plate

Pierre Cardin Chrome Chairs, Set of 10
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Pasadena, CA
Set of eight Pierre Cardin Chrome armchairs. The fabric for these chairs are in good condition the chrome may need a little polish, the overall lo...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Pierre Cardin Seating

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Chrome

Set of Six Pierre Cardin Crome Dining Chairs, Mid-Century Modern
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Boynton Beach, FL
Striking set of six chrome dining chairs designed by Pierre Cardin. Sharp angles mixed with soft flowing curves set a very unique and captivating design from all angles. Chrome i...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Pierre Cardin Seating

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Chrome

Set of Six Pierre Cardin Dining Chairs
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of six dining chairs by Pierre Cardin. Chairs are Pecan wood with an ebonized maple frame. Pierre Cardin is a French fashion designer who is well known for his geometric and m...
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1970s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Seating

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Wood

Pierre Cardin for Dillingham Chrome Occasional Chairs, Pair
By Dillingham Manufacturing Company, Pierre Cardin
Located in Charleston, SC
Pierre Cardin for Dillingham Chrome Occasional chairs - pair Newly upholstered in a bright mustard yellow, these chrome chairs have super sleek lines. I went with a solid color so t...
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Cardin Seating

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Chrome

Pierre Cardin for Roche Bobois Dining Chairs
By Roche Bobois, Pierre Cardin
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Beautiful elegant set of 6 1970’s Pierre Cardin designed dining chairs by Roche Bobois. Original beige leather seats. Black lacquer finish with w...
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1970s Italian Vintage Pierre Cardin Seating

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Lacquer

6 Pierre Cardin Roche Bobois Italian Black Lacquer Dining Room Conference Chairs
By Pierre Cardin, Roche Bobois
Located in Wayne, NJ
Set 6 Pierre Cardin Roche Bobois Italian black lacquer dining conference chairs. If you are in the New Jersey , New York City Metro Area , please contact us with your delivery zip co...
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Pierre Cardin Seating

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Wood

Pierre Cardin Set of Four Chairs Late Seventies
By Pierre Cardin
Located in bari, IT
Set fo four chairs by French designer Pierre Cardin in black lacquered wood with cognac-colored leather seat French production late 70s. The seats have lacerations, they can be repl...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Cardin Seating

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Leather, Wood, Lacquer

Pierre Cardin desk chair in leather and metal
By Pierre Cardin, Francesco Bocola
Located in Bruxelles, BE
Leather swivel desk chair made for the pyramidal desk . Made in fine leather but shows some traces of use on the seat part. Better for me to sell with desk.
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1980s French Post-Modern Vintage Pierre Cardin Seating

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Metal

Pierre Cardin Dining Room Set, 6 Keyhole Back Arm Chairs #26406 & Pedestal Table
By Pierre Cardin
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pierre Cardin dining room set, 6 keyhole back armchairs #26406 and pedestal table, 1989 Complete with six iconic Pierre Cardin keyhole back arm chairs #26406, each one signed in gold script on the back of the chair. Each chair measures: 17” W x 22” D x 43.75 H The leather seat measures 15”x 17" The arm height is 27.5" , the seat height is 19” The six chairs are available without the table for $7,500.00, LU1943319416722 The set is completed with a Pierre Cardin black lacquer and brass pedestal dining room table 72" x 42" Beveled glass top, Signed in script on base. Measures: 30” x 72” x 42” beveled edge/ The base alone measures lower column is 19”x 30” base, the measures top 16” D x 26.5" W x 29.5 H The Table is available without the 6 chairs for $7,500.00, LU1943319416742 Or the entire set can be purchased on this listing for $12,500.00 Provenance: Some chairs have the original Inventory labels, all chairs are signed in Gold Script 'Pierre Cardin' 'Frame #26406, walnut, black and brass...
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Pierre Cardin Seating

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Brass

Pierre Cardin Set of 6 Chrome Dining Chairs in New Mink Color Velvet
By Pierre Cardin, Dillingham Manufacturing Company
Located in Palm Springs, CA
These set of six rare Pierre Cardin chairs were from a vintage high-end Palm Springs Estate. Purchased from the original owner they were in a tan color velvet, but we upgraded them in a beautiful mink...
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1970s Canadian Modern Vintage Pierre Cardin Seating

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Velvet

Six Iconic Pierre Cardin Keyhole Back Arm Chairs #26406
By Pierre Cardin
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Six Iconic Pierre Cardin Keyhole Back arm chairs #26406, Each one signed in gold script on the back of the chair. Each chair measures : 17”w x 22”d x 43.75 h The leather seat mea...
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Pierre Cardin Seating

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Brass

Eight Chairs by Pierre Cardin for Maison Jansen, 1970s
By Pierre Cardin, Maison Jansen
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Eight chairs by Pierre Cardin for Maison Jansen, 1970s Metal structure. Original orange velvet. Vintage condition.
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1970s French Modern Vintage Pierre Cardin Seating

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Metal

4 Pierre Cardin Armchairs, circa 1980
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Brussels, BE
4 Pierre Cardin armchairs, circa 1980.
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Pierre Cardin Seating

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Leather, Wood

Set of Six Pierre Cardin Flat Bar Chrome Dining Chairs
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Rare set of six chrome dining chairs designed by Pierre Cardin. Featuring a Milo Baughman inspired flat bar style frame. Exceptional design having a seat that wraps around the tall backrest that becomes the legs. Sculptural style that has a gracefully curved profile from the sides. Beautifully finished with a high polish chrome nickel shine. Silk upholstery shows wear and needs updating. Originally paired with a chrome Pierre Cardin cage...
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20th Century American Hollywood Regency Pierre Cardin Seating

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Steel

Dining Chairs by Pierre Cardin, 1980s
By Pierre Cardin
Located in MIlano, IT
Dining chairs by Pierre Cardin, 1980s Unique and magnificent Pierre Cardin table from the eighties. Absolutely rare production designed...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Pierre Cardin Seating

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Leather, Cherry

Pierre Cardin seating for sale on 1stDibs.

Pierre Cardin seating are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Pierre Cardin seating, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original seating by Pierre Cardin were created in the mid-century modern style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider seating by Cinna (Ligne Roset), Maison Regain, and André Sornay. Prices for Pierre Cardin seating can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $990 and can go as high as $12,500, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $5,674.
Questions About Pierre Cardin Seating
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 25, 2024
    Pierre Cardin is famous for creating groundbreaking fashion designs from the 1950s onward. The designer's clothes deemphasized a woman's curves. His breakthrough pieces, like the Bubble dress, had, instead, a sculptural quality. During the 1960s, Cardin introduced bright tunic dresses and shifts, marketed as the Space Age look and accessorized with vinyl hats and visors. In the 1970s, Cardin expanded his design work into furniture, jewelry and automobiles. Cardin's furniture pieces feature simple, symmetrical forms, lacquer and figured veneer finishes and accents in metals such as aluminum and brass. On 1stDibs, explore a range of Pierre Cardin apparel and accessories.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 15, 2024
    Yes, Pierre Cardin is a luxury brand. Founder Pierre Cardin launched his company in 1950, and the brand quickly won attention for its novel style. Unlike Dior's famous New Look, Cardin's clothes de-emphasized a woman's curves; his breakthrough pieces, like the Bubble dress, had a sculptural quality. In the following decade, Cardin introduced bright tunic dresses and shifts, marketed as the Space Age look, and accessorized them with vinyl hats and visors. He also achieved success in other design fields, most notably furniture. Explore a variety of apparel and accessories on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 26, 2024
    Pierre Cardin was most famous for his work as a fashion designer. He created groundbreaking fashion designs from the 1950s onward. In addition, he enjoyed great success in other design fields, most notably furniture. Cardin's chairs, cabinets, tables and other pieces share many of the keynotes of his clothing designs. They are simple, geometric, elegant and cool. Shop a wide range of Pierre Cardin apparel, accessories and furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 25, 2024
    Yes, Pierre Cardin is a high-end brand. The French fashion house is renowned for the quality of the materials and craftsmanship that go into its apparel and accessories. Pierre Cardin is best known for creating groundbreaking fashion designs from the 1950s onward. In the 1970s Cardin expanded his design work into furniture, jewelry and automobiles. Find a variety of Pierre Cardin pieces on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Pierre Cardin bags described as “leather” are made from real leather, including Italian, woven, vintage, perforated, rustic, and patterned leather. But Cardin also makes bags out of nylon and canvas. Find vintage and modern Pierre Cardin genuine leather bags from top sellers on 1stDibs.

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