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Moroccan Handmade King Chair, Cedar Wooden
Located in Orlando, FL
Moroccan wooden King chair. Meticulous hand carving throughout. Fine cedar wood. One of the most intricate set of chairs we've ever had in our showroom. Amazing work and handcraftsma...
Category

2010s Moroccan Armchairs

Materials

Wood

1970s Spanish Set of Six Bamboo and Wicker Handmade Armchairs
Located in Malaga, ES
1970s Spanish set of six bamboo and wicker handmade armchairs.
Category

Late 20th Century Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Bamboo, Wicker

1970s Pair of Spanish Wicker and Bamboo Handmade Armchairs
Located in Malaga, ES
Pair of Spanish, 1970s handmade wicker and bamboo armchairs.
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Late 20th Century Spanish Club Chairs

Materials

Bamboo, Wicker

Handmade Outdoor "Canoa" Armchair
Located in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon
"Canoa" armchair handmade by artisans in nylon and Guanacaste wood (Parota), ideal for roofed exteriors or even interiors. Canoa armchair can be used outside in covered areas.  
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2010s Mexican Arts and Crafts Armchairs

Materials

Hardwood, Nylon

  • Handmade Outdoor "Canoa" Armchair
  • Handmade Outdoor "Canoa" Armchair
  • Handmade Outdoor "Canoa" Armchair
  • Handmade Outdoor "Canoa" Armchair
H 29.93 in. W 22.84 in. D 28.35 in.
1970s Spanish Handmade Bamboo Armchair
Located in Malaga, ES
1970s Spanish handmade bamboo armchair.
Category

Late 20th Century Spanish Armchairs

Materials

Bamboo

  • 1970s Spanish Handmade Bamboo Armchair
  • 1970s Spanish Handmade Bamboo Armchair
  • 1970s Spanish Handmade Bamboo Armchair
  • 1970s Spanish Handmade Bamboo Armchair
H 36.23 in. W 20.48 in. D 19.69 in.
Handmade Modern Style Carribean Rosewood Armchair
Located in Southampton, NY
Handmade modern style armchair. Made in Nicaragua using local wood, Nanciton or Carribean rosewood. Measures: 33" high x 25.5" wide x 22" deep x 18.5" seat height.
Category

2010s Nicaraguan Armchairs

Materials

Rosewood

Handmade Modern Style Royal Mahogany Armchair
Located in Southampton, NY
Handmade modern style Royal mahogany srmchair. Made in Nicaragua out of local wood, Cedro Macho or Royal mahogany wood. Some scratches to finish. Really well made, solid chair with ...
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2010s Nicaraguan Armchairs

Materials

Mahogany

Custom Mohair Armchair Handmade in Our Chicago Workshop
Located in Chicago, IL
Custom made club chair modeled after a vintage French chair. The frame was built in the Old Plank workshop, then upholstered in our upholstering department - this particular chair wa...
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2010s American Armchairs

Materials

Mohair

Handmade Mexican Contemporary Conacaste Solid Wood Living-Room Armchair
By Estrella Mora Zamorano
Located in Queretaro, Queretaro
Mexican architect Estrella Zamorano's collection "was born with the intention of returning the identity of Mexico's history to design, creating links between artisans and designers, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Modern Armchairs

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Bentwood, Natural Fiber, Wood

Handmade Mexican Contemporary Conacaste Solid Wood Armchair Indigenous Textiles
By Estrella Mora Zamorano
Located in Queretaro, Queretaro
Mexican architect Estrella Mora's collection "was born with the intention of returning the identity of Mexico's history to design, creating links between artisans and designers, so t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Rustic Armchairs

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Wood, Textile, Bentwood

Handmade Mexican Contemporary Conacaste Solid Wood Living-room Armchair
By Estrella Mora Zamorano
Located in Queretaro, Queretaro
Mexican architect Estrella Mora's collection "was born with the intention of returning the identity of Mexico's history to design, creating links between artisans and designers, so t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Modern Armchairs

Materials

Natural Fiber, Wood, Bentwood

1950s Handmade Rustic Arts & Crafts Style Armchair, Solid Pine and Leather
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Restored solid pine handcrafted, one of a kind armchair. The masterful craftsmanship is left exposed as a design element. Large dovetail joints are a darker tone, enhancing their pre...
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Vintage 1950s American Arts and Crafts Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Pine

Restored Vintage Handmade in Chelsea Bordeaux Leather Armchair Part of Suite
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning fully restored Bordeaux leather gentleman’s club armchair part of a large suite with a great history This piece is part of a suite...
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20th Century British Victorian Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Red PK8 Armchair, Seat & Lamp Hybrid, Handmade Metal Structure by Paulo Kobylka
By Paulo Kobylka
Located in Londrina, BR
The idea of PK8 armchair came during a renovation project of a clinic. The project had as premise to transform the environment with just a few interventions, with the purpose of red...
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2010s Brazilian Post-Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Blue PK8 Armchair, Seat & Lamp Hybrid, Handmade Metal Structure by Paulo Kobylka
By Paulo Kobylka
Located in Londrina, BR
The idea of PK8 armchair came during a renovation project of a clinic. The project had as premise to transform the environment with just a few interventions, with the purpose of red...
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2010s Brazilian Post-Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Black PK8 Armchair, Seat-Lamp Hybrid, Handmade Metal Structure by Paulo Kobylka
By Paulo Kobylka
Located in Londrina, BR
The idea of PK8 armchair came during a renovation project of a clinic. The project had as premise to transform the environment with just a few interventions, with the purpose of red...
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2010s Brazilian Post-Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Yellow PK8 Armchair, Seat-Lamp Hybrid, Handmade Metal Structure by Paulo Kobylka
By Paulo Kobylka
Located in Londrina, BR
The idea of PK8 armchair came during a renovation project of a clinic. The project had as premise to transform the environment with just a few interventions, with the purpose of red...
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2010s Brazilian Post-Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Green PK8 Armchair, Seat-Lamp Hybrid, Handmade Metal Structure by Paulo Kobylka
By Paulo Kobylka
Located in Londrina, BR
The idea of PK8 armchair came during a renovation project of a clinic. The project had as premise to transform the environment with just a few interventions, with the purpose of red...
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2010s Brazilian Post-Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Handmade Blue PK6 Armchair Carbon Steel Structure & Metal Mesh by Paulo Kobylka
By Paulo Kobylka
Located in Londrina, BR
Honorable mention by European Product Design Award: Home Interior Products Category. The main inspiration for PK6 chair comes from standard metal structures used for secondary arc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Industrial Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Handmade Green PK6 Armchair Carbon Steel Structure & Metal Mesh by Paulo Kobylka
By Paulo Kobylka
Located in Londrina, BR
Honorable Mention by European Product Design Award: Home Interior Products Category. The main inspiration for PK6 chair comes from standard metal structures used for secondary arc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Industrial Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Handmade Pink PK6 Armchair Carbon Steel Structure & Metal Mesh by Paulo Kobylka
By Paulo Kobylka
Located in Londrina, BR
Honorable mention by European Product Design Award: Home Interior Products Category. The main inspiration for PK6 chair comes from standard metal structures used for secondary arc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Industrial Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Handmade Red PK6 Armchair Carbon Steel Structure & Metal Mesh by Paulo Kobylka
By Paulo Kobylka
Located in Londrina, BR
Honorable mention by European Product Design Award: Home Interior Products Category. The main inspiration for PK6 chair comes from standard metal structures used for secondary arc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Industrial Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Handmade White & Orange PK6 Armchair, Carbon Steel & Metal Mesh by Paulo Kobylka
By Paulo Kobylka
Located in Londrina, BR
Honorable mention by European Product Design Award: Home Interior Products Category. The main inspiration for PK6 chair comes from standard metal structures used for secondary arc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Industrial Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Handmade Grey PK6 Armchair Carbon Steel Structure & Metal Mesh by Paulo Kobylka
By Paulo Kobylka
Located in Londrina, BR
Honorable mention by European Product Design Award: Home Interior Products Category. The main inspiration for PK6 chair comes from standard metal structures used for secondary arc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Industrial Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Handmade Black PK6 Armchair Carbon Steel Structure & Metal Mesh by Paulo Kobylka
By Paulo Kobylka
Located in Londrina, BR
Honorable mention by European Product Design Award: Home Interior Products Category. The main inspiration for PK6 chair comes from standard metal structures used for secondary arc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Industrial Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Pair of Custom Armchairs Handmade in Chicago Horsehair Padding and Down Feathers
Located in Chicago, IL
Custom made armchairs or club chairs modeled after a pair of vintage French armchairs. All the work is done in-house, the frames are built in the Old Plank workshop from hardwood, th...
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2010s American Armchairs

Materials

Mohair

Handmade PK13 Armchair, Steel Structure and Turned Wood Legs by Paulo Kobylka
By Paulo Kobylka
Located in Londrina, BR
PK13 armchair is inspired by wooden trusses used in the construction of roofs. The chair sockets refer to the “Gusset Plate” normally applied to reinforce the knots of wooden trusse...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Handmade PK13 Armchair, Steel Structure and Ebonized Wood Legs by Paulo Kobylka
By Paulo Kobylka
Located in Londrina, BR
PK13 armchair is inspired by wooden trusses used in the construction of roofs. The chair sockets refer to the “Gusset Plate” normally applied to reinforce the knots of wooden trusse...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Handmade Black & Red PK6 Armchair, Carbon Steel and Metal Mesh by Paulo Kobylka
By Paulo Kobylka
Located in Londrina, BR
Honorable mention by European Product Design Award: Home Interior Products Category. The main inspiration for PK6 chair comes from standard metal structures used for secondary arc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Industrial Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Pair of Handmade Light Brown Wooden Armchairs with String Rope Back and Seat
Located in Malaga, ES
Pair of handmade light brown wooden armchairs with string rope back and seat.
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2010s European Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Oversized Handmade Hickory Windsor Chair
By Flat Rock Furniture
Located in Peekskill, NY
This grand country old hickory Windsor chair is a beautiful combination of hickory, rattan and leather. It was created and signed by Flat Rock Furniture and is their oversized custom...
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20th Century American Adirondack Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Swedish Carved Oak Monk Chair, 1930s, Handmade
Located in Eindhoven, Noord Brabant
This Swedish monk chair is made of solid oak, handmade in the early 20th century. The chair is ornated with delicate carvings.
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Early 20th Century Swedish Gothic Armchairs

Materials

Oak

  • Swedish Carved Oak Monk Chair, 1930s, Handmade
  • Swedish Carved Oak Monk Chair, 1930s, Handmade
  • Swedish Carved Oak Monk Chair, 1930s, Handmade
  • Swedish Carved Oak Monk Chair, 1930s, Handmade
H 35.44 in. W 23.63 in. D 19.69 in.
Handmade Mexican Contemporary Conacaste Solid Wood Rocking Chair
By Estrella Mora Zamorano
Located in Queretaro, Queretaro
Mexican architect Estrella Zamorano's collection "was born with the intention of returning the identity of Mexico's history to design, creating links between artisans and designers, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Modern Armchairs

Materials

Bentwood, Wood

19th Century Spanish Handmade Wooden Sofa Chair w/ Tall Back
Located in Malaga, ES
Rustic 19th century Spanish handmade wooden sofa chair with tall back rest.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Spanish Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Contemporary Lamè modular seating system by Spinzi, handmade leather sofa chair
By Spinzi Design
Located in Milan, IT
Lamè (sofa) Technical and tactile like an air-cooled engine, Lamè melts the hardware world of engines mechanics with the softness of a seat. The foamy grey leather welcomes you to c...
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2010s Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood, Leather

Handmade Wrought Iron & Burnished Brass Throne Chair with Armorial Fabric, 1890s
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Handsome hand forged wrought iron and burnished brass chair with printed sturdy weight armorial fabric. The frame is solid hand forged iron with brass fleur-de-lis finials and cast b...
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Antique Late 19th Century European Armchairs

Materials

Brass, Wrought Iron

Vintage Pair of English Handmade Leather Desk Chairs, Mid 20th Century
Located in London, GB
A superb vintage pair of English leather Tub chairs, mid 20th century. The chairs features hand dyed brown leather with turned front legs which extend to the top of the arms and j...
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Vintage 1950s English Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Pair of Italian Midcentury Handmade Gilt Iron Lounge Chairs by Giovanni Banci
By Giovanni Banci
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern gilt iron lounge chairs or armchairs by Giovanni Banci. The chairs feature strong but delicate ironwork and design influenced by a Modern Neocla...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Iron

1970s Spanish Handmade Wicker and Bamboo Armchair
Located in Malaga, ES
1970s Spanish handmade wicker and bamboo armchair.
Category

Antique Early 17th Century Spanish Club Chairs

Materials

Bamboo, Wicker

  • 1970s Spanish Handmade Wicker and Bamboo Armchair
  • 1970s Spanish Handmade Wicker and Bamboo Armchair
  • 1970s Spanish Handmade Wicker and Bamboo Armchair
  • 1970s Spanish Handmade Wicker and Bamboo Armchair
H 47.64 in. W 35.44 in. D 31.5 in.
Bespoke Armchair Brown Leather by Vincent Lebourdon Handmade
By Vincent Lebourdon
Located in MONTROZIER, FR
This furniture, composed of two armchairs (here proposed) and a sofa, was designed by Vincent Lebourdon for a Parisian living room to offer several uses and configurations of the spa...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Wool

Anacleto Spazzapan Handmade Metal and ‘Multicolor’ Fabric Armchair
By Anacleto Spazzapan
Located in Amstelveen, Noord
In 2011, already retired, Anacleto created designs about a hundred furnishing objects. The production of these unique furnishing accessories is made with a technique he invented that...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

1970s Pair of Spanish Handmade Wicker and Bamboo Armchairs
Located in Malaga, ES
Pair of Spanish 1970s handmade wicker and bamboo armchairs.
Category

Vintage 1970s Andorran Club Chairs

Materials

Wicker

Sling Chair with Leather, Handmade Lounge Armchair Walnut + Black Leather
By Fernweh Woodworking
Located in Bend, OR
This award winning piece is the inaugural chair design by Fernweh Woodworking. The frame is hand-shaped from high quality American Walnut, providing rich warm brown tones with sleek ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Hardwood, Walnut

Puffy Chair by Anadora Lupo, Handmade Stainless Steel Armchair / Artwork
By Anadora Lupo
Located in Timisoara, RO
Build process Technique: Cast iron, welded stainless steel. 100% hand crafted from zero by the artist. Build process takes between 3-4 weeks; please allow extra time for custom orde...
Category

2010s Balkan Modern Stools

Materials

Metal, Sheet Metal

Armchair Bamboo Rattan Wood Handmade Ramon Castellano Leather Kalma Furniture
By Eastern Artisans
Located in Milano, IT
Modern armchair designed by Ramon Castellano (spanish designer), stamped for Kalma in Bamboo Wood, 20th Century. Collapsible rattan base reinforced with wrought iron. Seat is framed ...
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Vintage 1980s Chinese Chinese Export Jewelry Boxes

Materials

Iron

Rattan Woven Cane Handmade Seat Armchair Kalma Modern Confortable Furniture
By Eastern Artisans
Located in Milano, IT
Armchair in rattan, seat upholstered in woven cane, backrest in woven leather. Light brown. High quality bamboo and rattan collection. Design armchairs of the 20th century. Bamboo...
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Vintage 1980s Chinese Chinese Export Jewelry Boxes

Materials

Wood

Set of Four Armchairs by Adolfo Genovese of F & G Handmade Furniture
By Adolfo Genovese
Located in Hingham, MA
Set of four upholstered Mid-Century Modern walnut armchairs by Adolfo Genovese of F & G Hand Made Furniture of Cambridge, MA, 1952. These chairs were designed as companions to the So...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Throne by Anadora Lupo, handmade stainless steel armchair /metal chair / artwork
By Anadora Lupo
Located in Timisoara, RO
Build process Technique: welded stainless steel, wrought iron. 100% hand crafted from zero by the artist. Build process takes between 3-4 weeks; please allow extra time for custom o...
Category

2010s Balkan Modern Stools

Materials

Metal, Sheet Metal

1980s Spanish Handmade Oak Wood & Woven Cane Set of 8-Chairs & 2-Armchairs
Located in Malaga, ES
Vintage 1980s Spanish handmade oak wood and woven cane set of French style 8-chairs and 2 armchairs. Chairs measurements: 100 x 51 x 45cm Armchairs measurements: 100 x 67 x 50cm.
Category

Late 20th Century Spanish Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak

Captain’s Chair, Handmade Modern Wood Frame and Wool Upholstered Seat Armchair
By Phloem Studio
Located in Stevenson, WA
Phloem Studio Captains chair is a modern contemporary take on a classic Captains chair handmade custom to order with turned tapered and shaped legs and a horseshoe shape tube arm and...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Hardwood

Five Italian Chrome and Black Leather Cantilever Armchairs, Handmade by Frag
By Frag, Thonet
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Five Italian chrome and black leather cantilever armchairs, handmade by Frag, in the style of Anton Lorenz for Thonet chairs. Arm Height is 26" high, the seat measures 19" W x 16" D.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

French Handmade Louis XVI Style Armchairs in Black Leather Endless Options
Located in Chicago, IL
From the Old Plank Collection, comes a Louis XVI style dining chair, made in France, by an elderly gentleman, who has been crafting French dining chairs his entire life. Our French L...
Category

2010s French Louis XVI Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Beech

Contemporary Handmade Armchair
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Contemporary handmade armchair. In excellent condition. So many details on this true one of a kind chair.
Category

Late 20th Century North American Chairs

  • Contemporary Handmade Armchair
  • Contemporary Handmade Armchair
  • Contemporary Handmade Armchair
  • Contemporary Handmade Armchair
H 47 in. W 22.5 in. D 18 in.
Bohemian Handmade Armchair in Draped White Leather by Busnelli
By Busnelli
Located in New York, NY
Bohemien, modern reinterpretation of an antique charme in which the cover, softly falls across the external frame of the structure, combining the experimentation of the design of the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Armchair "Nodone" Handmade Polyurethane Foam Elastic Removable Washable Textile
By Franco Mello and Diego Maria Gugliermetto, Gugliermetto Experience
Located in Balangero, IT
The exageration of the detail, is discovering harmonious and wraparound ring shapes. A surprising comfortable hug, that explore an innovative and unusual ergonomics. Differentiated l...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Foam

Modern Armchair Handmade in Brazilian Hardwood the 'Arraia' by Deodato
By Deodato
Located in Rio de Janeiro, BR
This modern armchair is made of Brazilian hardwood. Named the Arraia, is completely handmade by the artist and signed with reclaimed Brazilian hardwoods. In this piece in particula...
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2010s Brazilian Organic Modern Armchairs

Materials

Hardwood

Only One in the World! Handmade Crocodile Embossed Leather & Mahogany Armchair
Located in London, GB
The only chair of its s kind in the world. A handmade crocodile embossed leather and mahogany armchair by Kingsley & Co. History: I commissioned this chair to be made in 200...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

English Handmade Platform Arm Childs Chair
Located in Southampton, NY
English Handmade Early 20Th Cent. Platform Armchair Covered in Naugahyde With Nailheads. Legs & Arm Supports Made From Hand Hewn Mahogany. Great As Decorative Piece
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Early 20th Century British Arts and Crafts Armchairs

Materials

Mahogany, Naugahyde

  • English Handmade Platform Arm Childs Chair
  • English Handmade Platform Arm Childs Chair
  • English Handmade Platform Arm Childs Chair
  • English Handmade Platform Arm Childs Chair
H 23.75 in. W 20 in. D 16.75 in.
New Handmade Contemporary/Modern, Arm/Club Chair, Velvet Fabric with Walnut Base
By Jarred Kaiser
Located in Passaic, NJ
The retro chair is a handmade, contemporary armchair of superior quality in every sense. With its incredible styling and unique design features, this chair makes a statement. However...
Category

2010s American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

SALE SALE SALE PR/HANDMADE WHITE CHAIRS" designed by Susane R. WAS $1950.00
By Susane R
Located in Miami, Miami Design District, FL
These chairs just out of the upholstery shop, we show them in white, but we can customize your order, including measurements, fabric, etc. piping, color of the legs, piping, nail hea...
Category

2010s American International Style Armchairs

Materials

Cotton

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Handmade Armchair For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the handmade armchair you’re looking for. Each handmade armchair for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, animal skin and leather. If you’re shopping for a handmade armchair, we have 28 options in-stock, while there are 25 modern editions to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the handmade armchair you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A handmade armchair made by Modern designers — as well as those associated with Industrial — is very popular. A well-made handmade armchair has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Paulo Kobylka, Estrella Mora Zamorano and Anadora Lupo are consistently popular.

How Much is a Handmade Armchair?

A handmade armchair can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,595, while the lowest priced sells for $619 and the highest can go for as much as $16,000.

Finding the Right Armchairs for You

Armchairs have run the gamut from prestige to ease and everything in between. 

Long before industrial mass production democratized seating, armchairs conveyed status and power. In ancient Egypt, the commoners took stools, while in early Greece, ceremonial chairs of carved marble were designated for nobility. But the high-backed early thrones of yore, elevated and ornate, were merely grandiose iterations of today’s armchairs. 

Modern-day armchairs, built with functionality and comfort in mind, are now central to tasks throughout your home. Formal dining armchairs support your guests at a table for a cheery feast, a good drafting chair with a deep seat is parked in front of an easel where you create art and, elsewhere, an ergonomic wonder of sorts positions you at the desk for your 9 to 5.

When placed under just the right lamp where you can lounge comfortably, both elbows resting on the padded supports on each side of you, an upholstered armchair — or a rattan armchair for your light-suffused sunroom — can be the sanctuary where you’ll read for hours. If you’re in the mood for company, your velvet chesterfield armchair is a place to relax and be part of the conversation that swirls around you. Maybe the dialogue is about the beloved Papa Bear chair, a mid-century modern masterpiece from Danish carpenter and furniture maker Hans Wegner, and the wingback’s strong association with the concept of cozying up by the fireplace, which we can trace back to its origins in 1600s-era England, when the seat’s distinctive arm protrusions protected the sitter from the heat of the period’s large fireplaces. 

If the fireside armchair chat involves spirited comparisons, your companions will likely probe the merits of antique and vintage armchairs such as Queen Anne armchairs, Victorian armchairs or even Louis XVI armchairs, as well as the pros and cons of restoration versus conservation.

Everyone seems to have a favorite armchair and most people will be all too willing to talk about their beloved design. Whether that’s the unique Favela chair by Brazilian sibling furniture designers Fernando and Humberto Campana, who repurpose everyday objects to artful effect; or Marcel Breuer’s futuristic tubular metal Wassily lounge chair; the functionality-first LC series from Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret; or the Eames lounge chair of the mid-1950s created by Charles and Ray Eames, there is an iconic armchair for everyone and every purpose. Find yours on 1stDibs right now.