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Steelcase Swivel Chairs

The Michigan-based furniture maker Steelcase has a long and distinguished history, but collectors focus on its works from the 1950s to the ’70s, when, along with such companies as Knoll and Herman Miller, the firm helped define the aesthetics of American mid-century modernism.

     Steelcase was founded in Grand Rapids in 1912 as the Metal Office Furniture Company, promoting steel desks and other furnishings as safer, fireproof alternatives to wooden pieces at a time when smoking in the workplace was common. Boston’s first skyscraper — the 32-story Customs House—was furnished by the company in 1915. Frank Lloyd Wright turned to the firm in 1937 to fabricate the enameled metal chairs and desks for his Johnson Wax Headquarters in Racine, Wisconsin.

     In the 1950s, when Steelcase formally adopted the name it still uses today, the company developed a sleek and functional style employing rectilinear chrome frames for glass-topped tables and upholstered seating pieces. The look is similar to that of the minimal, Bauhaus-inspired designs of Florence Knoll. By the 1970s, Steelcase had enlivened its styling, offering such pieces as chairs and side tables, designed by Gardner Leaver, with circular bases and curving supports. As you will see on these pages, Steelcase designs offer a perfect foundation for a modernist decor, with a touch of flair.

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Creator: Steelcase
Swivel Desk Chair by Steelcase
By Steelcase
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional swivel desk chair by noted manufacturer Steelcase, circa 1970's. The chair swivels, and is mounted on wheels to allow easy movement and flexibility. This example is in ve...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Steelcase Swivel Chairs

Materials

Steel

Post Modern Swivel Tilt Desk Chair by Steelcase
By Charles Pollock, Steelcase
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional Steelcase swivel, tilt, office or desk chair (s) having classic orange tweed fabric upholstered seats and backs, on dark gray exterior shells, black arms, chrome pedestal...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Steelcase Swivel Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Midcentury Leather and Chrome Swivel Chair
By Gardner Leaver, Maison Jansen, George Mulhauser, Steelcase
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Gardner Leaver for Steelcase Easy chair in saddle brown leather. Chrome is in good shape with no rust. Has just the right angle to be used as an office chair, reading chair or even l...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Steelcase Swivel Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Lounge Chairs Series 455 by Gardner Leaver in Cognac Leather
By Steelcase, Gardner Leaver
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of unique lounge chairs Series 455 designed by Gardner Leaver for Steelcase Furniture company, circa 1970s USA. Each exhibits a streamlined, architectural design, you will want ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Steelcase Swivel Chairs

Materials

Steel

Steelcase Drafting Chair Mid Century
By Steelcase
Located in New York, NY
Steelcase drafting rolling chair. Industrial Drafting Chair by Steelcase in good condition all original. Mid Century Modern Industrial Rolling chair. This chair dates to 1968 undersi...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Steelcase Swivel Chairs

Materials

Steel

Pair of Gardner Leaver for Steelcase Black Swivel Lounge Chairs
By Steelcase, Gardner Leaver
Located in Pasadena, TX
A pair mid century modern lounge chairs designed by Gardner Leaver and made by Steelcase. New black leather tufted seat and back cushions with stainless steel frames and swivel bases.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Steelcase Swivel Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Pair High Back Modernist Swivel Lounge Chairs, " Coaleese" for Steelcase
By Steelcase
Located in Buffalo, NY
Pair high back Modernist swivel lounge chairs. " Coaleese" for Steelcase, stunning two-tone swivel lounge chairs, superior quality and construction, cast aluminum, mesh and fabric, e...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Steelcase Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Chrome Steelcase Swivel Lounge Chairs Mid-Century Orange Mohair
By Steelcase, Gardner Leaver
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Amazing pair of Platner style chromed steel swivel lounge chairs with orange mohair. These chairs are so gorgeous in person-i just want to take a bite out of them-like yummy candy. T...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Steelcase Swivel Chairs

Materials

Chrome

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Post Modern Swivel Tilt Desk Chair by Steelcase
By Charles Pollock, Steelcase
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional Steelcase swivel, tilt, office or desk chair (s) having classic orange tweed fabric upholstered seats and backs, on dark gray exterior shells, black arms, chrome pedestal...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Steelcase Swivel Chairs

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Swivel Desk Chair by GoodForm General Fireproofing
By General Fireproofing Company
Located in New York, NY
Great Art Deco swivel desk chair with adjustable tilt backrest, stylized armrests, and aluminum star base. Iconic Machine Age classic, clean original, ready to use. Black armrests ha...
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Industrial Swivel Desk Office Task Chair by Harter
By Harter Furniture Company
Located in New York, NY
Extra Grade Industrial desk chair, manufactured by Harter. This example has its original oil cloth upholstered seat and backrest, and chrome trim decorated propellor base, The chair ...
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Steelcase Swivel Chairs

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Herman Miller Aeron Swivel Desk Office Chair
By Herman Miller
Located in New York, NY
Generally the word iconic is overused and hyperbolic, but not when referring to this chair. Both classic style, and comfortable ergonomic design are evident in this Herman Miller mad...
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Steelcase Swivel Chairs

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Swivel Tilt Office Desk Chair by the Good Form General Fireproofing Company
By General Fireproofing Company, GoodForm
Located in New York, NY
Architectural design, commercial quality swivel, tilt desk, office chair by Good Form, General Fireproofing. This example has a four leg aluminum base, with vinyl upholstered seat an...
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Post Modern Knoll Swivel Desk, Office, Chairs 11 Available
By Knoll, Don Chadwick
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional Knoll swivel desk chair(s) from the 1970's, in rich brown formed foam upholstery, on five star base. The chair swivels a full 360, and the base is on double wheel coaster...
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Post Modern Office Desk Chair by Steelcase
By Steelcase
Located in New York, NY
Chic architectural and ergonomic office, desk, side chair by Steelcase. This chair features a continuous seat and back in orange tweed fabric upholstery, dark grey plastic exterior s...
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  •  Post Modern Office Desk Chair by Steelcase
  •  Post Modern Office Desk Chair by Steelcase
  •  Post Modern Office Desk Chair by Steelcase
  •  Post Modern Office Desk Chair by Steelcase
H 35.5 in. W 21.5 in. D 25 in.
Eames Herman Miller Aluminum Base Swivel Desk Office Chair in Blue Fiberglass
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in New York, NY
Iconic Eames design, hard to find form, fiberglass shell in blue, on cast aluminum base. This chair swivels, it is adjustable in height, and the base is on wheels, to make this a ver...
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8 P128 Borsani Swivel Desk Chairs in Lipstick Red Leather Upholstery
By Osvaldo Borsani
Located in New York, NY
Sexy set of red leather Italian design swivel desk office chairs, by Osvaldo Borsani for Techno Collection Inc. The chairs are extraordinarily comfortable, they swivel and are adjust...
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1970s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Steelcase Swivel Chairs

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Post Modern Office Desk Side Dining Chair by Steelcase
By Charles Pollock, Steelcase
Located in New York, NY
Chic architectural, ergonomic design office, side desk, dining chairs by Steelcase. The chairs feature yellow tweed continuous seats and backs, with dark gray plastic shells, on chro...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Steelcase Swivel Chairs

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Postmodern Steelcase Office Desk Dining Chair
By Steelcase
Located in New York, NY
Chic architectural side chair by noted American furniture maker, Steelcase. The chair features an orange tweed continuous seat and back, with white plastic exterior shell, on chrome ...
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6 Swivel Office Arm Chairs in Brown Tweed by Hon
By Knoll, Charles Pollock
Located in New York, NY
Stylish ergonomic design swivel arm chairs, perfect for commercial use, desk or conference room, also can be used residentially as well. Made by noted manufacturer HON, in the style ...
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Previously Available Items
1 Steelcase Swivel Arm Desk Office Chair after Pollock for Knoll
By Charles Pollock, Steelcase
Located in New York, NY
Sleek architectural, ergonomic design, Steelcase swivel office chair having a continuous seat and back, in yellow tweed fabric, dark gray plastic exterior shell, on chrome pedestal a...
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1970s American Post-Modern Vintage Steelcase Swivel Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Excellent Orange and Red Heavy Weave Bucket Swivel Chairs on Chrome Base
By Steelcase
Located in Hudson, NY
Amazing very heavy pair of round swivel bucket chairs in an incredible textured upholstery made by Steelcase. The base is chrome. These chairs swivel smoothly and are extremely comfo...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Steelcase Swivel Chairs

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Swivel Tilt Desk Chair by Steelcase
By Steelcase
Located in New York, NY
Well crafted and stylish swivel, tilt office, desk chair by Steelcase. The chair is on a four star base with rolling wheel casters, the seat will need to be reupholstered. Total H 33...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Steelcase Swivel Chairs

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Steel

  • Swivel Tilt Desk Chair by Steelcase
  • Swivel Tilt Desk Chair by Steelcase
  • Swivel Tilt Desk Chair by Steelcase
  • Swivel Tilt Desk Chair by Steelcase
H 33 in. W 23.5 in. D 24 in.
Grouping of Four, Gardner Leaver for Steelcase Swivel Lounge Chairs
By Gardner Leaver, Steelcase
Located in Southampton, NJ
Fantastic grouping of four, incredible chairs by designer Gardner Leaver of Steelcase. When you find one, it's great. Two, you're lucky. But finding four is almost impossible! And i...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Steelcase Swivel Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Pair of Chairs by Warren Platner for Steelcase, USA Circa 1965
By Warren Platner, Steelcase
Located in Jersey City, NJ
Pair of Platner for Steelcase office, side, or lounge chairs in excellent vintage condition with a four-legged, cast aluminum base supporting the seat in original woven fabric and br...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Steelcase Swivel Chairs

Pair of Swivel Chairs by Gardner Leaver for Steelcase, circa 1965, American
By Gardner Leaver, Steelcase
Located in Jersey City, NJ
Pair of chairs have a solid polished steel frame with original black leather. The round base is solid, heavy, and sturdy. Chairs are great original condition. Two larger lounge chai...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Steelcase Swivel Chairs

Pair of Chairs by Gardner Leaver for Steelcase Circa 1971 American
By Gardner Leaver, Steelcase
Located in Jersey City, NJ
Pair of chairs in original brown leather supported by a solid polished steel frame that is connected to the base by a single tubular leg that allows the chair to swivel 360 degrees.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Steelcase Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of Lounge Chairs
By Steelcase
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of good looking Metro Topo lounge swivel chairs in plush blue fabric upholstery with metal base.Made by SteelCase
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Steelcase Swivel Chairs

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Metal

  • Pair of Lounge Chairs
  • Pair of Lounge Chairs
  • Pair of Lounge Chairs
  • Pair of Lounge Chairs
H 31.00 in. W 24.00 in. D 24.00 in.
Pair of Series 455 Lounge Chairs by Gardner Leaver
By Gardner Leaver, Steelcase
Located in Hingham, MA
The original Steelcase brochure says "Something like sculpture occurs in the asymmetrical form of the Gardner Leaver lounge chair. Suspended from its own arms, it floats, easily, ab...
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1970s American Vintage Steelcase Swivel Chairs

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Leather

Vintage 1970's Steelcase Swivel Armchair
By Steelcase
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage 1970's Steelcase swivel armchair. Chair swivels back automatically in middle position.
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1970s American Modern Vintage Steelcase Swivel Chairs

Steelcase swivel chairs for sale on 1stDibs

Steelcase swivel chairs are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our Steelcase swivel chair collection, there are many options to choose from, although black 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 Steelcase's original swivel chairs were created in the mid-century modern style in the United States during the 20th century. Many customers also consider swivel chairs by Karl Springer, Nicos Zographos and Weiman. Steelcase swivel chairs can vary in price, size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $750 and tops out at $4,000, while pieces like these can sell for $2,900 on average.

Recent Sales

1 Steelcase Swivel Arm Desk Office Chair after Pollock for Knoll
By Charles Pollock, Steelcase
Located in New York, NY
Sleek architectural, ergonomic design, Steelcase swivel office chair having a continuous seat and back, in yellow tweed fabric, dark gray plastic exterior shell, on chrome pedestal a...
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1970s American Post-Modern Vintage Steelcase Swivel Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Excellent Orange and Red Heavy Weave Bucket Swivel Chairs on Chrome Base
By Steelcase
Located in Hudson, NY
Amazing very heavy pair of round swivel bucket chairs in an incredible textured upholstery made by Steelcase. The base is chrome. These chairs swivel smoothly and are extremely comfo...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Steelcase Swivel Chairs

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Swivel Tilt Desk Chair by Steelcase
By Steelcase
Located in New York, NY
Well crafted and stylish swivel, tilt office, desk chair by Steelcase. The chair is on a four star base with rolling wheel casters, the seat will need to be reupholstered. Total H 33...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Steelcase Swivel Chairs

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Steel

  • Swivel Tilt Desk Chair by Steelcase
  • Swivel Tilt Desk Chair by Steelcase
  • Swivel Tilt Desk Chair by Steelcase
  • Swivel Tilt Desk Chair by Steelcase
H 33 in. W 23.5 in. D 24 in.
Grouping of Four, Gardner Leaver for Steelcase Swivel Lounge Chairs
By Gardner Leaver, Steelcase
Located in Southampton, NJ
Fantastic grouping of four, incredible chairs by designer Gardner Leaver of Steelcase. When you find one, it's great. Two, you're lucky. But finding four is almost impossible! And i...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Steelcase Swivel Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Pair of Chairs by Warren Platner for Steelcase, USA Circa 1965
By Warren Platner, Steelcase
Located in Jersey City, NJ
Pair of Platner for Steelcase office, side, or lounge chairs in excellent vintage condition with a four-legged, cast aluminum base supporting the seat in original woven fabric and br...
Category

1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Steelcase Swivel Chairs

Pair of Swivel Chairs by Gardner Leaver for Steelcase, circa 1965, American
By Gardner Leaver, Steelcase
Located in Jersey City, NJ
Pair of chairs have a solid polished steel frame with original black leather. The round base is solid, heavy, and sturdy. Chairs are great original condition. Two larger lounge chai...
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Steelcase Swivel Chairs

Pair of Chairs by Gardner Leaver for Steelcase Circa 1971 American
By Gardner Leaver, Steelcase
Located in Jersey City, NJ
Pair of chairs in original brown leather supported by a solid polished steel frame that is connected to the base by a single tubular leg that allows the chair to swivel 360 degrees.
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Steelcase Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of Lounge Chairs
By Steelcase
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of good looking Metro Topo lounge swivel chairs in plush blue fabric upholstery with metal base.Made by SteelCase
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Steelcase Swivel Chairs

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  • Pair of Lounge Chairs
  • Pair of Lounge Chairs
  • Pair of Lounge Chairs
  • Pair of Lounge Chairs
H 31.00 in. W 24.00 in. D 24.00 in.
Pair of Series 455 Lounge Chairs by Gardner Leaver
By Gardner Leaver, Steelcase
Located in Hingham, MA
The original Steelcase brochure says "Something like sculpture occurs in the asymmetrical form of the Gardner Leaver lounge chair. Suspended from its own arms, it floats, easily, ab...
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1970s American Vintage Steelcase Swivel Chairs

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Vintage 1970's Steelcase Swivel Armchair
By Steelcase
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage 1970's Steelcase swivel armchair. Chair swivels back automatically in middle position.
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1970s American Modern Vintage Steelcase Swivel Chairs

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