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Selig

American

As an importer and producer, the Selig furniture company helped popularize timeless and elegant postwar designs in the United States.

Selig created Danish-inspired chairs, sofas and other furnishings for the home that were cutting-edge, contemporary and airy. The brand was also among the first to introduce Scandinavian and European modern styles to Americans in the 1950s and 60s. The company imported and manufactured furniture known for its extraordinary design and style using high-quality, enduring and seductive materials.

Selig was founded in 1931 by Mandell Selig and Samuel Wexler. The pair started the business during the challenging economic times of the Great Depression prior to World War II. By the 1960s, under the leadership of Wexler's son, Robert, Selig peaked with manufacturing factories in five American cities.

Selig’s importing business had a meaningful impact on Italian furniture manufacturers. Wexler, the junior, had a hand in advancing and growing the manufacturing sector of the country’s Udine region. Due to this contribution, the Italian government saw fit to knight Robert Wexler with the title of “Cavaliere.”

After nearly four decades of influencing seating and lounging preferences in the United States with sophisticated mid-century modern and Scandinavian modern furniture — including its own chrome rocking chairs and leather club chairs — Selig sold to Simmons, the mattress company, in 1970, thus dissolving. Much of what they produced and imported is still available despite no longer being manufactured, and many collectors seek original Selig furniture.

On 1stDibs, find an array of vintage Selig furniture that includes lounge chairs, armchairs, tables and more.

Average Sold Price
$3,408
Styles
Materials
Renato Zevi for Selig Mid Century Chrome Elliptical Rocking Chairs, A Pair
By Selig, Renato Zevi
Located in Countryside, IL
Renato Zevi for Selig Mid Century Chrome Elliptical Rocking Chairs - A Pair Each chair measures: 27.75 wide x 42 deep x 31 high, with a seat height of 17 inches and arm height of ...
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig

Materials

Chrome

Danish Triangular Teak Rolled Edge Caned Shelf End Side Occasional Table Stand
By Selig
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Danish Triangular teak rolled edge caned shelf end side occasional table stand.
Category

20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Selig

Materials

Teak

Pair of Chrome Strap Barrel Lounge Chairs by Finn Andersen for Selig
By Selig, Finn Anderson
Located in New York, NY
Very stylish pair of lounge chairs with exposed chrome strap frames and tweed upholstered seats and backs. Extremely well constructed, in very good original condition, upholstery sho...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Selig

Danish Modern Lounge Chair by Lawrence Peabody for Selig
By Lawrence Peabody, Selig
Located in Kalamazoo, MI
This is an archetypal Danish Modern lounge chair designed by Lawrence Peabody for Selig. Crafted in Denmark in the 1950s, the chair is made from beautiful beech wood. This chair was ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Selig

Materials

Beech

Ib Kofod-Larsen Palomino Sheepskin & Walnut Reclining Lounge Chair & Ottoman
By Selig, Ib Kofod-Larsen
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Beautiful reclining lounge chair and ottoman designed by Ib Kofod-Larsen for Selig freshly upholstered in hand sewn rich Oatmeal / Ivory Shearling. An early Mid Century Scandinavian ...
Category

1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Selig

Materials

Sheepskin, Walnut

Space Age Mid Century Swivel Lounge Chair in Fiberglass and Chrome by Selig
By Eero Aarnio, Joe Colombo, Selig, Wendell Castle
Located in Framingham, MA
First photo shows chair without studio lighting Eye-catching and rare fiberglass and chrome swivel lounge chair by Selig, designer unknown. Shell is marked Made in Sweden underneath...
Category

1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig

Materials

Chrome

Postmodern Selig Imperial Sofa Possibly by Milo Baughman
By Selig, Milo Baughman
Located in New York, NY
Chic 1970’s box sofa by Selig having polychrome stripped fabric upholstery, probably by Jack Lenor Larsen, on cylindrical chrome legs. Comfortable to sit, lounge, or even lay down on...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Selig

Materials

Chrome

Selig Chrome Club Chair
By Selig
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Selig chrome club chair. Original upholstery.
Category

1960s American Vintage Selig

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H 27 in. W 29 in. D 24 in.
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Selig Sellers

Danish Modern LA
5.0
Modern Hill Inc.
4.6
Annex Marketplace
4.9
Horseman Antiques Inc.
4.9
ReMod Gallery
4.9
Barbarella Home
4.8
Modern Redemption
5.0
Refined Furnishings
4.7
Soho Treasures
4.7

Selig furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Furniture from Selig are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Selig furniture there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 119 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Selig were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Hvidt & Mølgaard, Illum Wikkels and France & Søn. Selig furniture prices can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at US$225 and tops out at US$19,000, while pieces like these can sell for US$3,295.

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