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Selig Side 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
Mid Century Modern Penguin Accent Side Chair by Ib Kofod-Larsen for Selig
By Selig, Ib Kofod-Larsen, Paul McCobb, Finn Juhl, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Framingham, MA
Excellent iconic side/accent/dining chair by Ib Kofod Larsen for Selig, made in Denmark, as stamped under the back. Completely restored: New cushion or foam and olive green leather t...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Selig Side Chairs

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Iron

Ib Kofod-Larsen Walnut Scandinavian Danish Modern Lounge Chair for Selig
By Ib Kofod-Larsen, Selig
Located in Wayne, NJ
Lovely chair by Ib Kofod-Larsen imported by Selig. It features stunning sculpted arms new Removable / Washable Cushion cover. The webbing is in good condition. The Selig emblem is pr...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Selig Side Chairs

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Ib Kofod Larsen for selig spear chair model 544-15
By Ib Kofod-Larsen, Selig
Located in Norwalk, CT
Very unique caned back teak lounge chair. Newly replaced caned back to match original. Brand new vinyl cushion and seat straps.
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Faux Leather, Teak

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Selig side chairs for sale on 1stDibs

Selig side 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 side chairs there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are 2 vintage versions of these items in stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many original side chairs by Selig were created in Scandinavian modern style during the mid-20th century. If you want to add additional seating, many customers also consider side chairs from Peter Hvidt, Frem Røjle and Aksel Bender Madsen. Selig side chairs can vary in price depending on size, time and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $1,750 and tops out at $2,400, while pieces like these can sell for $2,075.

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