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Selig Chairs

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.

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Creator: Selig
Pair of Chrome Strap Barrel Lounge Chairs by Finn Andersen for Selig
By Finn Anderson, Selig
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...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Selig Chairs

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 ...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Selig Chairs

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Sheepskin, Walnut

Kofod Larsen for Selig Mid Century Walnut Sleigh Leg High Back Lounge Chair
By Selig, Ib Kofod-Larsen
Located in Countryside, IL
Kofod Larsen for Selig Mid Century Walnut Sleigh Leg High Back Lounge Chair This chair measure: 29 wide x 41 deep x 37 inches high, with a seat height of 14 and arm height/chair cle...
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1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Chairs

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Ib Kofod-Larsen for Selig "Penguin" Chair, 1960s
By Ib Kofod-Larsen, Selig
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Classic Danish modern Kofod-Larsen penguin chair. Featuring a sturdy black wrought Iron framework with capped feet, slightly slanted and newly upholstered black leather seat with com...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Selig Chairs

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Wrought Iron

Midcentury Lounge Chairs by Selig, a Pair
By Selig
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Nice pair of Danish modern lounge chairs made by Selig. Comfortable chairs with a sturdy wooden base. Please confirm item location with dealer (NJ or NY).
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Selig Chairs

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Wood, Upholstery

Pair of Midcentury Chrome Barrel Chairs
By Selig
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Exquisite pair of midcentury chromed steel, cantilever lounge chairs by Selig. They have a beautiful profile. The beautiful chrome frames cradle the chairs. Chairs have been prof...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Selig Chairs

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Kofod Larsen for Selig Mid Century Walnut Lounge Chairs - Pair
By Ib Kofod-Larsen, Selig
Located in Countryside, IL
Kofod Larsen for Selig Mid Century Walnut Lounge Chairs - Pair Each chair measures: 30 wide x 32 deep x 28 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored v...
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1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Maralunga Style Armchair in Soft Cotton Velvet
By Selig
Located in El Portal, FL
Vintage Maralunga style lounge chair by Selig, Circa 1970s in soft pink’ish’ cotton velvet. Fabric is in good vintage condition, with even mild sun discoloration. Video available ...
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1970s Post-Modern Vintage Selig Chairs

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Cotton, Velvet

Kofod Larsen for Selig Mid Century Danish Walnut Lounge Chair
By Ib Kofod-Larsen, Selig
Located in Countryside, IL
Kofod Larsen for Selig mid century danish walnut lounge chair This chair measures 30 wide x 35 deep x 30 inches high, with a seat height of 16 and arm height of 21 inches All p...
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1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Kofod Larsen for Selig Mid Century Sleigh Leg Low Back Lounge Chairs
By Ib Kofod-Larsen, Selig
Located in Countryside, IL
Kofod Larsen for Selig Mid Century Sleigh Leg Low Back Lounge Chairs - Pair These chairs measure: 29 wide x 31 deep x 28 inches high, with a seat height of 16 and arm height/chair c...
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1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Poul Jensen for Selig Mid-Century Walnut Z Lounge Chairs, Pair
By Selig, Poul Jensen
Located in Countryside, IL
Poul Jensen for Selig mid-century walnut z lounge chairs - pair. Each chair measures: 29.5 wide x 32 deep x 26.5 inches high, with a seat height of 16 and arm height of 21 inches....
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1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Lawrence Peabody for Selig Wingback Fiberglass Chair
By Lawrence Peabody, Selig
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Graphite grey fiberglass wingback shell chair by Lawrence Peabody for Selig. An alternative to the Classic Eames fiberglass chair. Lovely surface nuance and patina. And wonderful pat...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Chairs

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Wrought Iron

Lawrence Peabody for Selig Mid Century Wingback Fiberglass Shell Chair, Green
By Selig, Lawrence Peabody
Located in Countryside, IL
Lawrence Peabody for Selig mid century wingback fiberglass shell chair - green Chair measures: 27.5 wide x 25 deep x 32.25 high, with a seat height of 15.5 inches All pieces of fur...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Chairs

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Metal

Pair Of Mid Century Tub Chairs With A Swivel Chrome Base By Selig Circa 1970
By Selig
Located in Bernville, PA
Beautiful pair of vintage 1970’s chrome base lounge chairs by Selig. Both chairs retain the original Selig manufacturing labels. In addition to the labels, a shipping document with a...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Midcentury Danish Modern IB Kofod Larsen Selig Penguin Chairs
By Ib Kofod-Larsen, Selig
Located in Wilmington, DE
What a find. Offered is a set of 2 original 'Penguin' chairs designed by IB Kofod Larsen for Selig. These chairs were designed in 1953 and had a limited production through the 1960s....
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Selig Chairs

Materials

Metal

Mid Century Danish Modern IB Kofod Larsen Selig Penguin 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. It has been...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Chairs

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Metal

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Selig chairs for sale on 1stDibs

Selig chairs are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Selig chairs there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 17 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original chairs by Selig were created in Europe during the 20th century in the modern style of the mid-century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider chairs by Johannes Andersen, Erik Buch and Arne Hovmand-Olsen. Prices for Selig chairs can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $1,000 and tops out at $7,795, while pieces like these can sell for on average $3,000.

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