Skip to main content

Selig Armchairs

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.

19
to
1
18
1
19
19
19
14
5
19
17
1
6
9
Height
to
Width
to
Depth
to
11
6
18
11
9
6
5
16
15
15
3
2
82
413
264
228
224
Creator: Selig
Danish Modern Single Walnut Lounge Chair by Ib Kofod-Larsen for Selig
By Ib Kofod-Larsen, Selig
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Danish modern single walnut lounge chair by Ib Kofod-Larsen for Selig in Denmark, circa 1960s. This vintage lounge chair features a solid walnut frame with angled legs and a sculpted...
Category

1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Dan Johnson"Viscount" Chair
By Dan Johnson, Selig
Located in Highland, IN
Often incorrectly attributed to Danish designer Ib Kofod-Larsen, these elegant chairs are an early design by American architect Dan Johnson. They were produced and distributed by Sel...
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Armchairs

Materials

Brass

1960's Finn Andersen for Selig Sculpted Walnut Barrel Back Club Chairs
By Finn Andersen, Selig, Ib Kofod-Larsen
Located in Chattanooga, TN
This stunning, plush fabric looks like strata along a rock cliff. The alternating geological colors in the veining are the perfect harmony of abstract modernism and natural beauty. ...
Category

1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Beech

Yellow Leather Lawrence Peabody for Selig Danish Modern Danish Lounge Chairs
By Lawrence Peabody, Folke Ohlsson, Ib Kofod-Larsen, Selig
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Number 596 lounge chairs designed by Lawrence Peabody for Selig. Professionally reupholstered in full grain flaxen-yellow leather. These timeless lounge ch...
Category

1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Beech

Danish Modern Leather Lounge Chairs by Ib Kofod Larsen for Selig
By Ib Kofod-Larsen, Selig
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Stunning Danish modern leather lounge chairs by Ib Kofod Larsen for Selig in Denmark, circa 1950s. The sculptural frames on these chairs are made of solid walnut stain. The well-craf...
Category

1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Danish Modern Walnut Lounge Chairs by Ib Kofod Larsen for Selig
By Ib Kofod-Larsen, Selig
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Wonderful Danish modern walnut lounge chairs by architect and furniture designer Ib Kofod for Selig in Denmark, circa 1960s. These chairs have an architectural design that focuses on...
Category

1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Pair of Nanna Ditzel Model 83 Lounge Chairs in Pierre Frey Wool Bouclé, 1952
By Nanna and Jørgen Ditzel, Selig
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Pair of Nanna Ditzel Model 83 Lounge chairs in Pierre Frey Wool Bouclé, 1952. Original pair, professionally restored walnut finish with top of the line soft Pierre Frey Wool Boucle. ...
Category

1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Selig Armchairs

Materials

Bouclé, Beech

Exuberant Green Print Fabric Swivel Lounge Chair by Selling of Monroe Ca 1970's
By Selig, Milo Baughman
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional 1970's swivel, lounge chair by Selig of Monroe. The chair is in it's original bright and colorful upholstery, which is in very good clean c...
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Selig Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Dan Johnson “Viscount” Cognac Leather and Brass Accent Armchair for Selig
By Dan Johnson, Selig
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid Century Modern “Viscount” armchair designed by Dan Johnson for Selig in Denmark circa 1950’s. This elegant design features a newly refinished wa...
Category

1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Renato Zevi White Tiger Pattern Fabric Chrome Rocking Chair for Selig Ellipse
By Selig, Renato Zevi
Located in Roma, IT
Wonderful midcentury rocking chair designed in Italy during 1970s. The piece is a very modernist Italian example, the "Ellipse" by Renato Zevi for Selig, designed with the strong ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Selig Armchairs

Materials

Cut Steel, Chrome

Mid Century Danish Modern Spindle Back Lounge Chair by IB Kofod Larsen in Walnut
By Selig, Ib Kofod-Larsen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Restored classic hoop chair designed by IB Kofod Larsen and produced by Selig in the 1960's. It features solid walnut construction with newly made seat cushions. Manufacture label. R...
Category

1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Selig Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Danish Mid Century Modern Teak Dowels Design Lounge Chair by Selig
By Dux of Sweden, Selig
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Danish Mid Century Modern teak dowels Design lounge chair by Selig.
Category

20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Selig Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Teak

Mid-Century Modern Danish IB Kofod Larsen for Selig Penguin Accent Chair
By Ib Kofod-Larsen, Selig
Located in Wilmington, DE
What a find. Offered is an original 'Penguin' chair designed by IB Kofod Larsen for Selig. This chair was designed in 1953 and had a limited production through the 1960s. This chair ...
Category

1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Selig Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Vintage Mid-Century Modern IB Kofod Larsen for Selig Penguin Accent Chair
By Ib Kofod-Larsen, Selig
Located in Wilmington, DE
What a find. Offered is an original 'Penguin' chair designed by IB Kofod Larsen for Selig. This piece was designed in 1953 and had a limited production through the 1960s. This chair ...
Category

1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Selig Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Modern Selig Pencil-Leg Lounge Chair
By Selig
Located in Wilmington, DE
Mid-Century Modern Selig pencil leg lounge chair Offered is a Mid-Century Modern lounge chair attributed to Selig. This piece is unrestored needs new cushi...
Category

Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Selig Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Pair of Danish Armchairs for Selig
By Selig
Located in San Francisco, CA
Pair of stylish Danish fruitwood armchairs that have been lacquered black and newly upholstered.
Category

1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Armchairs

Materials

Fruitwood

Pair of Mid-Century Danish Modern Spear Lounge Chairs by Kofod-Larsen for Selig
By Ib Kofod-Larsen, Selig
Located in Belmont, MA
Two Ib Kofod-Larsen (Danish, 1921-2003) for Selig Spear Lounge Chairs, Denmark, c. 1960, walnut, brass, steel, each with round Selig tag, ht. 26 1/2, wd. 30, dp. 30 in.
Category

1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Dan Johnson “Viscount” Brass Accent & Cognac Leather Armchair for Selig
By Dan Johnson, Selig
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid Century Modern “Viscount” armchair designed by Dan Johnson for Selig in Denmark circa 1950’s. This elegant design features a newly refinished wa...
Category

1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Pair Kofod Larsen for Selig Mid Century Danish Walnut Lounge Chairs
By Selig, Ib Kofod-Larsen
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic pair Modernist Lounge Chairs designed by Kofod Larsen for Selig..Beautiful sculpted walnut frames.. Superior quality and construction.. in need of seat and back cushions.. Ha...
Category

1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Selig Armchairs

Materials

Walnut

Related Items
Set of Ten Mid-Century Viscount Chairs by Dan Johnson, c. 1950's
By Dan Johnson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of ten Mid-century Viscount chairs with brass, light brown leather and rich walnut wood by Dan Johnson. Made in Denmark, c. 1950's. Dimensions: 29"H x 20.5"W x 20"D
Category

1950s Danish Vintage Selig Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Dan Johnson Aluminum Chaise Lounge by Brown Jordan
By Dan Johnson, Brown Jordan
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The iconic design of this lounge, by Dan Johnson is timeless. Brown Jordan reissued this chair with his design... a compliment to any outdoor setting, by the pool, or garden. Dan ...
Category

20th Century Mid-Century Modern Selig Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Danish Modern Walnut Lounge Chair by Ib Kofod Larsen for Selig
By Ib Kofod-Larsen, Selig
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Amazing Danish modern walnut lounge chair designed by architect and furniture maker Ib Kofod Larsen and manufactured by Selig in Denmark, circa 1960s. This fabulous lounge chair feat...
Category

1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Danish Modern Walnut Reclining Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Ib Kofod Larsen
By Ib Kofod-Larsen
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Amazing Danish walnut reclining lounge chairs and ottoman designed by Ib Kofod Larsen in Denmark, circa 1960s. Both the chair and the ottoman have a stained walnut frame that's been ...
Category

1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Armchairs

Materials

Velvet, Walnut

Dan Johnson for Shelby Williams Crucible Chair
By Dan Johnson, Shelby Williams
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Dan Johnson for Shelby Williams Crucible Chair having cast aluminum and wood frame on upholstered seat and back. Beautiful lines on this seldom found chair. In amazing original vinta...
Category

Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Selig Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum, Bronze

Dan Johnson High-Back Lounge Chair with Brass Accents for Selig
By Dan Johnson, Selig
Located in Los Angeles, CA
High-Back lounge chair designed by Dan Johnson for Selig and manufactured in Denmark circa 1950’s. Featuring a beautifully carved walnut-stained beechwood frame with five slats accen...
Category

1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Completely Restored Dan Johnson for Viscount Mid-Century Brass Armchair 1950s
By Kodawood, Dan Johnson
Located in St. Louis, MO
Dan Johnson "Viscount" for Kodawood, distributed by Selig, armchair or desk chair, circa 1950s. Refinished in dark ebony stain with new foam, orange leather and polished brass. Arm h...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Selig Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Lawrence Peabody Wicker Lounge Chair for Craft Associates Furniture
By Lawrence Peabody
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Designer: Lawrence Peabody Manufacturer: Craft Associates® Furniture Period/Model: Mid-Century Modern Specs: Walnut, leather Lawrence Peabody wicker lounge chair...
Category

2010s North American Mid-Century Modern Selig Armchairs

Materials

Teak

Dan Johnson “Viscount” Cognac Leather and Brass Accent Armchair for Selig
By Dan Johnson, Selig
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid Century Modern “Viscount” armchair designed by Dan Johnson for Selig in Denmark circa 1950’s. This elegant design features a newly refinished wa...
Category

1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of Mid Century Spear Teak Lounge Chairs by Ib Kofod-Larsen for Selig, c1960
By Ib Kofod-Larsen, Selig
Located in Chino Hills, CA
Discover the epitome of mid-century charm with this stunning pair of lounge chairs by the acclaimed Danish designer Ib Kofod Larsen, designed for the esteemed Selig brand in the 1960s. These spear chairs encapsulate the essence of the era, offering a seamless transition into the modern-day living space. The chairs feature an alluring curved arm design that captures the eye and invites conversation, all while maintaining a high level of comfort and sophistication. The African teak frame of each chair radiates a deep, warm hue, with a natural grain that tells a story of elegance and age. In a respectful nod to the past, the cushions have been reupholstered with new foam & fabric. While the wood portions of the chairs remain in their original condition, showcasing the authentic patina of time, please be aware that the cane on the back has experienced some splitting. This characteristic wear adds a layer of character and history...
Category

1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Armchairs

Materials

Cane, Teak

Expertly Restored - Danish Modern Lounge Chair by Ib Kofod-Larsen for Selig
By Ib Kofod-Larsen, Selig
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stylish lounge chair designed by Ib Kofod-Larsen for Selig in Denmark, circa 1960s. This sleek and ergonomic lounge chair features a sturdy walnut-stained beech-wood frame with angled legs and a sculptural slatted back that is held in place by bowed perpendicular support, guaranteeing a handsome profile from all sides. The sculptural armrests ensure a comfortable seating experience while adding an organic aesthetic to this classic Danish modern design. This lounge chair has been fully restored with new Pirelli webbing and a superior high-density foam cushion upholstered in a gorgeous light grey bouclé fabric, making it a great addition to reflect modern elegance in any room. The chair retains its original Selig medallion with the Danish flag...
Category

1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Foam, Wood, Walnut

Dan Johnson Walnut and Brass Viscount Chair by Selig
By Dan Johnson
Located in Wilton, CT
This Dan Johnson Viscount chair is in its original condition. It has a lovely patina and has kept its structural integrity due to its fine workmanship. Upholstered in its original bl...
Category

1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Previously Available Items
Pair of Mid-Century Danish Modern Spear Lounge Chairs by Kofod-Larsen for Selig
By Ib Kofod-Larsen, Selig
Located in Belmont, MA
Two Ib Kofod-Larsen (Danish, 1921-2003) for Selig Spear Lounge Chairs, Denmark, c. 1960, walnut, brass, steel, each with round Selig tag, ht. 26 1/2, wd. 30, dp. 30 in.
Category

1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of Danish Modern Lounge Chairs in Bouclé and Walnut by Kofod Larsen
By Ib Kofod-Larsen, Selig
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of Mid-Century Modern stained walnut lounge chairs designed by Kofod Larsen for Selig (ca. 1960s. Denmark). Composed of deeply-carved slat-back frame...
Category

1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Selig Armchairs

Materials

Bouclé, Walnut

Dan Johnson “Viscount” Brass Accent & Cognac Leather Armchair for Selig
By Dan Johnson, Selig
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid Century Modern “Viscount” armchair designed by Dan Johnson for Selig in Denmark circa 1950’s. This elegant design features a newly refinished wa...
Category

1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Dan Johnson Viscount Chairs in Navy Leather and Wood Frame by Selig, Set of 4
By Dan Johnson, Selig
Located in Chicago, IL
Very rare set of four Dan Johnson for Selig dining chairs totally restored wood an brass and reupholstered in navy leather. These are not the lightweight replicas made by Kodawood, t...
Category

1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Danish Modern Walnut "Z" Lounge Chairs by Poul Jensen
By Poul Jensen, Selig
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Amazing pair of Danish modern lounge chairs designed by Poul Jensen for Selig in Denmark, circa 1960s. Known as the “Z” chair for its exclusive armrests that connect to the legs and ...
Category

1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Danish Modern Leather Lounge Chairs by Ib Kofod Larsen for Selig
By Ib Kofod-Larsen, Selig
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Wonderful Danish modern leather lounge chairs designed by Ib Kofod Larsen for Selig in Denmark, circa 1950s. The sculptural frames on these chairs are made of solid walnut stain. The...
Category

1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Danish Modern Teak and Black Leather Lounge Chair by Ib Kofod-Larsen for Selig
By Ib Kofod-Larsen, Selig
Located in San Jose, CA
Mid-Century Modern lounge armchair in teak designed by Ib Kofod-Larsen for Selig, Denmark, circa 1960's. This vintage piece has been reupholstered in black leather with brand new foa...
Category

1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Selig Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Teak

Danish Modern Walnut Lounge Chairs by Ib Kofod Larsen for Selig
By Ib Kofod-Larsen, Selig
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Exceptional Danish modern walnut lounge chairs designed by the iconic Danish designer Ib Kofod-Larsen for Seling in Denmark, circa 1960s. Each chair features a solid walnut frame wit...
Category

1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Armchairs

Materials

Velvet, Walnut

Velvety Brown Barrel Chair by Selig With Cylindrical Legs
By Selig
Located in Grand Rapids, MI
USA, 1970s Velvety Brown Barrel Chair by Selig. Cylindrical silver feet, curves that look great from all angles, smaller scale. A very comfortable ...
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

Kofod Larsen Selig Danish Lounge Chair
By Ib Kofod-Larsen, Selig
Located in Kalamazoo, MI
This attractive Danish Modern lounge chair was designed by Ib Kofod Larsen for Selig in the 1960s. It boasts a sleek and ergonomic design that looks great from every angle. The loung...
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Selig Armchairs

Materials

Beech

  • Kofod Larsen Selig Danish Lounge Chair
  • Kofod Larsen Selig Danish Lounge Chair
  • Kofod Larsen Selig Danish Lounge Chair
  • Kofod Larsen Selig Danish Lounge Chair
H 28.5 in W 30 in D 26.25 in
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 Armchairs

Materials

Beech

Ib Kofod Larsen for Selig Black Leather Armchair with Galloway’s Ottoman
By Ib Kofod-Larsen, Selig, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Ib Kofod Larsen for Selig walnut armchair in new black leather upholstery. This expertly restored designer armchair is accompanied by an ottoman by Galloway’s of Tampa. Each piece is...
Category

1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Armchairs

Materials

Walnut, Leather

Selig armchairs for sale on 1stDibs.

Selig armchairs 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 Selig armchairs, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original armchairs by Selig 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 armchairs by Carl Hansen & Søn, Niels Eilersen, and GETAMA. Prices for Selig armchairs can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $795 and can go as high as $14,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $2,895.
Questions About Selig Armchairs
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Selig Furniture was founded in Massachusetts in 1931. It grew to become a well-known brand and leader in contemporary furniture in the mid-20th century. This put Selig at the forefront of the mid-century modern movement. Its sleek high-end designs produced in Denmark and other Scandinavian countries introduced this style to the United States, where it became quite popular. Shop a collection of Selig furniture from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 5, 2023
    A Selig chair is a chair imported by or produced by Selig, an American furniture company. 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. On 1stDibs, shop an assortment of Selig chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 15, 2023
    No, Selig is not still in business. In 1970, Simmons purchased the American manufacturing company and dissolved it. The Selig furniture company helped popularize timeless and elegant postwar designs in the U.S. by creating Danish-inspired chairs, sofas and other furnishings for the home that were cutting-edge, contemporary and airy. On 1stDibs, find a collection of Selig furniture.

Recently Viewed

View All