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Selig Chairs

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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 Ib Kofod-Larsen for Selig "Penguin" Chairs, 1960s
By Ib Kofod-Larsen, Selig
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Pair of Danish Modern Kofod-Larsen for Selig Black Leather Penguin Chairs. Featuring a sturdy black wrought Iron framework with capped feet, slightly ...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Selig Chairs

Materials

Wrought Iron

Iconic Mid Century Fiberglass Wingback Chair by Peabody for Selig, circa 1950s
By Selig, Lawrence Peabody
Located in New York, NY
Iconic fiberglass and wrought iron modernist reinterpretation of the classic wing chair form, designed by Lawerence Peabody, manufactured by Selig, ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Selig Chairs

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Wrought Iron

Pair Kofod Larsen Selig Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs New Upholstery
By Ib Kofod-Larsen, Selig
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair Kofod Larsen Selig Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs NEW Basket Weave Upholstery MINT!
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Selig Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Teak

Pair of Ib Kofod-Larsen Sheepskin & Walnut Reclining Lounge Chairs & Ottomans
By Ib Kofod-Larsen, Selig
Located in Saint Louis, MO
One of a kind pair of beautiful reclining lounge chairs and ottomans designed by Ib Kofod-Larsen for Selig freshly upholstered in hand sewn rich Oatmeal / Ivory Shearling. An early M...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Selig Chairs

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Sheepskin, Walnut

Pair of Dan Johnson for Selig Black Lacquered High-Back Lounge Chairs, 1950s
By Dan Johnson, Selig
Located in San Francisco, CA
rare pair of 1950s black lacquered high-back upholstered lounge chairs by Dan Johnson for Selig. Features elegantly tapered opposing curvilinear lines with a distinctive yet timel...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Chairs

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Brass

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 Peacock Chair
By Ib Kofod-Larsen, Selig
Located in Countryside, IL
Kofod Larsen for Selig mid-century walnut peacock chair. This chair measures: 33.5 wide x 28 deep x 32 inches high, with a seat height/chair clearance of 16 inches All pieces o...
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1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Poul Jensen for Selig Mid-Century Walnut Z Lounge Chair
By Selig, Poul Jensen
Located in Countryside, IL
Poul Jensen for Selig mid-century walnut z lounge chair. This chair measures: 30 wide x 33 deep x 29 high, with a seat height of 16 and arm height/chair clearance 22.25 inches. ...
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1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Selig Imperial Barrel Chair
By Selig
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Round club chair by Selig for their "Imperial" line. Great mid-century modern form with wood base. Please confirm location.
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Chairs

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Fabric

Scandinavian Modern Nanna & Jorgen Ditzel ND83 Lounge Chair by Selig in Bouclé
By Selig, Nanna Ditzel, Nanna and Jørgen Ditzel
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
This is a magical Scandinavian Design ND83 lounge chair designed by Nanna and Jorgen Ditzel in 1952. This example was produced by Knud Willadsen and imported from Denmark by Selig. T...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Selig Chairs

Materials

Wood, Oak, Bouclé, Lacquer

Teak Kofod Larsen Side Chair
By Ib Kofod-Larsen, Selig
Located in Kalamazoo, MI
This is a rare example of a teak side chair with a bent wood back designed by Kofod Larsen and made and distributed by Selig. This is a stunning chair from the 1950s that is the epit...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Selig Chairs

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Teak, Bentwood

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

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

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

Materials

Wood, Upholstery

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

Materials

Metal

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...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Selig Chairs

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Danish Modern Walnut Lounge Chair by Ib Kofod Larsen for Selig
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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...
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Rare Mid-Century Selig Armchair and Ottoman
By Selig
Located in Redding, CT
Rare Mid-Century Selig armchair with matching Ottoman. Funky original fabric adorns this retro gem. Sleek lines and killer profile make this a must have. There is only one chair in t...
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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...
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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 ...
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Ib Kofod-Larsen Reclining Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Ib Kofod-Larsen
Located in Highland, IN
This reclining lounge chair and ottoman by Ib Kofod-Larsen combines sexy lines, incredible comfort, and great function. The chair features five positions of recline accommodating eve...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Selig Chairs

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Birch, Upholstery

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...
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Dan Johnson for Shelby Williams Crucible Chair
By Shelby Williams, Dan Johnson
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...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Selig Chairs

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Aluminum, Bronze

Expertly Restored - Ib Kofod-Larsen Sculptural Reclining Lounge Chair/Ottoman
By Ib Kofod-Larsen, Selig
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Transforming a piece of Mid-Century Modern furniture is like bringing history back to life, and we take this journey with passion and precision. With over 17 years of artisanal exper...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Chairs

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Upholstery, Foam, Walnut

Balloon Wingback Chairs
By Grosfeld House
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A sculptural pair of balloon wingback chairs with carved legs in the manner of Grosfeld House. Two sets of chairs four available.
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1940s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Selig Chairs

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Wood, Upholstery

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H 38 in W 24 in D 19 in
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...
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Fabric, Foam, Wood, Walnut

Previously Available Items
Mid-Century “Blade” Lounges by IB Kofod Larsen for Selig
By Ib Kofod-Larsen, Selig
Located in Raleigh, NC
Mid-century pair of lounge chairs designed by IB Kofod Larsen for Selig, Denmark. These lounges are appropriately named the “Blade” lounge due to its sculpted features made from Euro...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Chairs

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Fabric, Upholstery, Foam, Wood, Beech

California Modern Lounge Chair by Dan Johnson for Selig
By Dan Johnson, Selig
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Lounge chair designed by California-based designer Dan Johnson and produced in the mid-1950s by Selig. The lightweight wire frame has a square seat- and back cushion and angled legs....
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Chairs

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Metal

Pair Ib Kofod Larsen Lounge Chairs for Selig, Midcentury Danish Modern
By Selig, Ib Kofod-Larsen, Lawrence Peabody
Located in Decatur, GA
Pair of fully restored lounge chairs designed by Ib Kofod-Larsen, produced and imported by Selig, circa 1960s. Open frame design with flared armrests. Gorgeous silhouette. Fully re...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Chairs

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Chenille, Beech

Vintage Danish Modern Z Chair by Selig
By Selig, Poul Jensen
Located in Kalamazoo, MI
One of the most dynamic and popular Danish modern designs is this 'Z' chair by Poul Jensen and distributed by Selig in the late 1950s. Crafted from solid Beech wood with sculpted arm...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Selig Chairs

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Beech

Hans Olsen Cane Back Lounge Chairs
By Hans Olsen, Selig
Located in Kalamazoo, MI
This is a superb pair of sled base lounge chairs with woven cane backs on teak frames. Designed by Hans Olsen and imported by Selig in the late 1950s, this is a fantastic example of Danish Modernism, combining craftsmanship, materials and style. Both frames are in excellent condition and cane backs have been newly rewoven according to the original pattern for increased structural integrity and maximum comfort. Cushions are usable as is, though buyers also have the option to add new seat cushions or even back cushions. This is a wonderful choice for mid-century modern design aficionados that want to show off craftsmanship as well as design -- the intricate woven cane backs are unparalleled. Sold and priced as a pair of to (2) Hans Olsen Cane...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Selig Chairs

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Cane, Teak

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H 27 in W 26 in D 28 in
Mid Century Chaise Lounge in White Boucle by Lawrence Peabody for Selig C 1950's
By Selig, Lawrence Peabody
Located in New York, NY
Chic, voguish mid century chaise designed by Lawrence Peabody, for Selig. The chaise is newly reupholstered in white boucle fabric, with painted black wood legs, making this piece e...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Selig Chairs

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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...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Chairs

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Brass

Maralunga Style Armchair in Soft Cotton Velvet
By Selig
Located in Asheville, NC
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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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

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

Poul Jensen for Selig Mid Century Z Lounge Chair
By Poul Jensen, Selig
Located in Countryside, IL
Poul Jensen for Selig Mid Century Z Lounge Chair The chair measures: 29.5 wide x 31.5 deep x 26.5 high, with a seat height of 16 inches and arm height/chair clearance of 22.25 inche...
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1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Chairs

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Poul Jensen for Selig Mid-Century Z Lounge Chairs, a Pair
By Poul Jensen, Selig
Located in Countryside, IL
Poul Jensen for Selig mid-century Z lounge chairs - a pair Each chair measures: 29.5 wide x 33 deep x 26.5 high, with a seat height of 16 inches and arm height of 22.25 inches ...
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1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Chairs

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Selig chairs for sale on 1stDibs.

Selig chairs 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 chairs, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original chairs by Selig were created in the mid-century modern style in scandinavia during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider chairs by Illum Wikkelsø, France & Søn, and Peter Hvidt. Prices for Selig chairs can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $1,200 and can go as high as $28,400, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $4,445.
Questions About Selig Chairs
  • 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 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 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.

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