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Selig Rocking 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
Renato Zevi for Selig Mid Century Chrome Elliptical Rocking Chairs, A Pair
By Renato Zevi, Selig
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 ...
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Danish Modern Walnut Rocking Chair by IB Kofod Larsen
By Selig, Ib Kofod-Larsen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Iconic sculpted Mid-Century Danish Modern rocking chair by IB Kofod Larsen for Selig. A remarkable example of one of Larsen’s best designs. Sculpted walnut stained solid beechwood fr...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Selig Rocking Chairs

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Fabric, Walnut

Ib Kofod-Larsen Sculptural Rocking Chair for Selig, Denmark, 1960s
By Ib Kofod-Larsen, Selig
Located in Miami, FL
Rare Mid-Century Danish Modern rocking chair, model 650-15, designed by Ib Kofod-Larsen for Selig in Denmark, circa 1960s. This elegant rocker has a walnut-stained beechwood frame wi...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Rocking Chairs

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Fabric, Walnut

Chrome Rocking Chair by Selig
By Selig
Located in Dorchester, MA
This fabulous rocking chair, made in Italy, imported by Selig, sets a deeply comfortable swoop of cushion on a polished chrome frame between oval rockers. The seat height ranges fro...
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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 ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Selig Rocking Chairs

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Danish Teak Rocker by Selig
By Selig
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Scandinavian modern solid teak rocking chair designed by Ib Kofod Larsen and produced by Selig. Sculptural profile with high spindle back, this Classic chair retains its ...
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Mid-Century Modern Sculpted Rocking Chair by Ib Kofod-Larsen for Selig
By Selig, Ib Kofod-Larsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare modern rocking chair designed by Ib Kofod-Larsen for Selig in Denmark circa 1960s. This elegant rocking chair frame is crafted in walnut-stained beechwood with an open back and ...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Rocking Chairs

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Fabric, Foam, Wood, Walnut

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Poul Jensen for Selig Mid-Century Walnut Z Lounge Chairs, Pair
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Kofod Larsen for Selig Mid Century Walnut Lounge Chairs - Pair
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Kofod Larsen for Selig Mid Century Danish Walnut Lounge Chair
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Kofod Larsen for Selig Mid Century Walnut Sleigh Leg High Back Lounge Chair
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Ib Kofod Larsen for Selig Mid-Century Walnut Lounge Chairs, a Pair
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Selig rocking chairs for sale on 1stDibs

Selig Rocking Chairs are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Selig rocking chairs, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 4 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of the original Selig rocking chairs were created in Europe during the 20th century in Scandinavian Modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider rocking chairs by Bramin Møbler, Frank Reenskaug and Ib Kofod-Larsen. Selig rocking chairs can vary in price depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at US$1,758 and tops out at US$4,800, while pieces like these can sell for US$2,800 on average.

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