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Selig Loveseats

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
Mid-Century Modern Striped Selig of Monroe Imperial Loveseat, Two-Seat Sofa
By Selig
Located in Chicago, IL
What a find. Mid-Century Modern loveseat made by Selig of Monroe from 1965. This is a two-seat with black, brown and cream striped polyester upholstery and solid wood base. Very soli...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Loveseats

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Original Selig Sofa in Wool and Teak, 1960s, USA
By Selig
Located in Miami, FL
Super all original low and sleek MCM coach on teak wood peg legs. Perfect for any MCM living space. Sofa is in wonderful original shape. Sofa was produced ...
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Selig loveseats for sale on 1stDibs.

Selig loveseats 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 loveseats, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original loveseats by Selig were created in the mid-century modern style in united states during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider loveseats by Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates, and Knoll. Prices for Selig loveseats can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $2,500 and can go as high as $2,595, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $2,548.
Questions About Selig Loveseats
  • 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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