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Modern Armchairs

MODERN STYLE

The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances — both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”

Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany.

Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs — many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principals Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chaircrafted with his romantic partner, designer Lilly Reich — and the Eames lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.

It’s difficult to overstate the influence that modernism continues to wield over designers and architects — and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist furniture designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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Style:Modern
21st Century Modern Laurence Chair Dedar Bouclé Handcrafted Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern Laurence chair with armrests beige cotton-linen blend bouclé fabric handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Laurence chair materials Woo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Bouclé, Velvet, Wood

White Chrome Vinyl Shiro Chair, Kuramata Tribute, in Stock
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Now in stock in white and bright blue finish. The Shiro chair comes in several different colors, even custom or supplied by owner fabrics. Its language is a classic take on modern m...
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2010s American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Mid-Century Style Orange Velvet Armchair Cactus Shape with Gold Swivel Base
Located in Porto, PT
Mid-Century Modern Orange Velvet Armchair Cactus Shape with Gold Swivel Base Ajui armchair Ajui armchair is a luxury armchair that features an artsy interpretation of a cactus and a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

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Stainless Steel

21st Century Modern Lilly 3-Seat Sofa Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern Lilly 3-seat sofa cotton velvet handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple Lilly 3-seat sofa materials Wooden sofa upholstered in pearl cotto...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Bouclé, Wood

21st Century Modern Caju Armchair Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern Caju armchair blue-green jacquard velvet handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Caju armchair materials Wooden armchair upholstered in blu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

21st Century Modern Caju Armchair Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Caju Armchair White Wool White Faux Fur Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Caju Armchair Materials Wooden armchair upholstered in white...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass, Stainless Steel

21st Century Modern Twins 3-Seat Sofa Dedar Bouclé Handcrafted by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern twins 3-seat sofa cotton-line bouclé fabric handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple Twins 3-seat sofa materials Curved wooden sofa upholst...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Bouclé, Wood

21th Century Modern Green Velvet Armchair Back in Fur, Gold Stainless Steel Legs
Located in Porto, PT
21th Century Modern Green Velvet Armchair Back in Fur, Gold Stainless Steel Legs Max Armchair Max Armchair is a mid-century style armchair. This armchair brings details from the old...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

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Stainless Steel

21st Century Modern Mel Armchair Brass Dedar Bouclé Handcrafted by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Wooden armchair with semicircular structure upholstered in beige jacquard velvet with a leaf pattern. Seat cushion with a blind tufting effect and rolled armrest, both upholstered in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Barão Armchair Dark Green Leather Caramel Nubuck Leather Beech Dark Brown Stain
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Wooden armchair upholstered in dark green premium Italian leather with visible contrast stitching. Seat and backrest cushions with blind tufting effect upholstered in caramel nubuck ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

21st Century Modern T50 Armchair Dedar Bouclé Handcrafted by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern T50 armchair white wool bouclé fabric handcrafted in Europe by Greenapple. T50 armchair materials Wooden armchair upholstered in white wool bouclé f...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Modern Green Velvet Armchair Cactus Shape with Gold Swivel Base
Located in Porto, PT
Modern green velvet armchair cactus shape with gold swivel base - Ajui II Armchair Ajui armchair is a luxury armchair that features an artsy interpretation of a cactus and a swivel b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

21st Century Modern Margot Chair Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern Margot chair cotton-linen fabric beech handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Margot chair materials Wooden chair outer shell upholstered...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Leather, Bouclé, Velvet

Wind Swivel Armchair with Silk Fringes 21st Century Green
Located in Bento Gonclaves Rio Grande do Sul, BR
The breeze is identified with the lightness and freshness of the feeling of the skin, of the wind, in its constant movement. Thus came the inspiration for the design of the Wind swiv...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Velvet

21st Century Modern Laurence Chair with Armrests Leather Handcrafted Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Laurence Chair with Armrests Blue Leather Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Laurence Chair Materials Wooden chair with armrests. Full...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Wood, Bouclé

21th Century Modern Outdoor Folding Loung Chair Black White Stripes Gold Details
Located in Porto, PT
Modern Outdoor Folding Loung Chair Black & White Stripes with Gold Details Marina Chair Marina Lounge chair is born in the sea. The outdoor furniture piece is the perfect chair to c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric

Bright Square Alchemy Chair by Rick Owens
Located in Geneve, CH
Bright Square Alchemy Chair by Rick Owens Dimensions: L 60 x W 60 x H 81 cm Materials: Bronze, camel skin Weight: 43 kg Available in both light and dark color. Rick Owens is a Cali...
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2010s French Modern Armchairs

Materials

Bronze

Faeröer Armchair in Iroko Wood by Arno Declercq
Located in Geneve, CH
Faeröer armchair in Iroko wood by Arno Declercq Edition of 20 pieces Dimensions: W 82 x D 86 x H 73 cm Materials: Burned and waxed Iroko wood, sheep hair All 100% natural Faer...
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2010s Belgian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Six Cognac Leather 'Tucroma' Chairs by Guido Faleschini for i4 Mariani, 1970s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An incredible set of six (6) 'Tucroma' dining chairs by Guido Faleschini for i4Mariani, and retailed in the 1970s by The Pace Collection. The seats and backs retain the original supp...
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern Armchairs

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Chrome

Timeless Dining Armchair in Grayn by Borja Garcia & José A. Gandia-Blasco
Located in New York, NY
Timeless is the outdoor furniture collection inspired by the rational architectural language from the early 20th century, designed by José A. Gandía-Blasco Canales and Borja García. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

21th Century Modern Blue Velvet Armchair Back in Fur, Gold Stainless Steel Legs
Located in Porto, PT
21th century modern blue velvet armchair back in fur, gold stainless steel legs max armchair Max armchair is a mid-century style armchair. This armchair brings details from the old ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

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Stainless Steel

De Sede DS-707 Sofa in Black Club Leather Upholstery by Philippe Malouin
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The DS-707 is the modern composition of handmade leather and contemporary design. The flowing, soft transitions combine the postmodern era of Swiss furniture design with the clear op...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery

Dolomies Chair by Elissa Lacoste
Located in Geneve, CH
Dolomies chair by Plumbum Dimensions: 83 x 72 x H 65 cm Materials: Styrofoam, aluminum, cotton, A1, silicone, clay powder. Dolomies collection. Skeletal stools and a blobby, mo...
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2010s French Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Modern Low Chair Gropius CS1 in Fire Retardant Wool fabric by NOOM
Located in Kyiv, UA
New NOOM furniture collection is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus School in Germany. Ideas of functionalism and conciseness, the combination of Craft...
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2010s Ukrainian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wool

Stool by Camilo Andres Rodriguez Marquez
Located in Geneve, CH
Stool by Camilo Andres Rodriguez Marquez Dimensions: D 30 x W 30 x H 40 cm Material: Wood These stools are designed with the intention that the viewer will appreciate its gent...
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2010s Colombian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Modern Classic Ancund velvet Armchair by Covet House
Located in New York, NY
Modern Classic Ancund velvet Armchair by Covet House Modern Classic Ancund velvet Armchair by Covet House has an green velvet fabric that resembles the plant life found in the field...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Iron

Zoumey Armchair in Iroko Wood by Arno Declercq
Located in Geneve, CH
Zoumey armchair in Iroko wood by Arno Declercq Dimensions: W 82 x D 86 x H 73 cm Materials: Burned and waxed Iroko wood, linen Natural walnut with other colors of linen is poss...
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2010s Belgian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Finn Juhl Chieftain Armchair Wood and Leather
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Chair designed by Finn Juhl in 1949, relaunched in 2002. Manufactured by House of Finn Juhl in Denmark. The iconic Chieftain chair is one of Finn Juhl’s absolute masterpieces, re...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Finn Juhl 48 Chair, Wood and Leather
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Chair designed by Finn Juhl in 1948, relaunched in 2018. Manufactured by House of Finn Juhl in Denmark. The 48 Chair is part of the 48 Series which was presented at the Cabinet M...
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2010s Danish Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Set of 3 Stools by Camilo Andres Rodriguez Marquez
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 3 stools by Camilo Andres Rodriguez Marquez Dimensions: D 30 x W 30 x H 40 cm Material: Wood These stools are designed with the intention that the viewer will appreciat...
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2010s Colombian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Chauffeuses Armchair by Plumbum
Located in Geneve, CH
Chauffeuses armchair by Plumbum Collection by Vincent Le Bourdon. Dimensions: 31.5" x 102.36" x H 29.52" Materials: Leather, wool and fabric. Also available in a set of 2. ...
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2010s French Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Wool

V-Easy Chair in Iroko Wood by Arno Declercq
Located in Geneve, CH
V-easy chair in iroko wood by Arno Declercq Dimensions: W 100 x D 70 x H 70 cm Materials: Burned and waxed iroko wood Cushion made in mohair by Pierre Frey more fabrics availab...
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2010s Belgian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Contemporary Leather Blop Armchair
By DOOQ
Located in Geneve, CH
Contemporary Leather Blop Armchair Dimensions: D 78 x W 80 x H 75 cm Seat height : 44 cm Materials : top: fabric or leather feet: lacquer metal - choose from metal samples ...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Olive Cielo Stacking Chair with Armrest by Sebastian Herkner
Located in Geneve, CH
Olive Cielo Stacking chair with Armrest by Sebastian Herkner Materials: Galvanized and powder-coated tubular steel. PVC strings are made from recycled plastic. Technique: Made from...
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2010s German Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Amura 'Giorgio' Armchair in Gray Fabric
Located in GRUMO APPULA (BA), IT
A rigorous and regular shell embraces soft and enveloping seat and back cushions. Giorgio has the formal characteristics of a slender and modern model without compromising on the ext...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric

19th Century Modernist Chair
Located in Madrid, ES
19th centuy mordenist chair. Solid wood and leather work. Very decorative. Measures: 65 x 50 x 110 cm Good condition.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood

21st Century Contemporary Dark Blue Armchair with Golden Snakes Sculptures
Located in Milan, IT
This armchair with footrest is a one-of-a-kind piece designed and realized by Giampiero Romanò, who melted the vintage style of the 60s with his creativity. Upholstered with an elec...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Gold Leaf, Brass

Emeco Navy® Armchair in Brushed Aluminum by US Navy
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy chair has been in continuous Production ever since. With the famous 77 step Process, our craftsmen take soft, recycled aluminum, h...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs

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Aluminum

Kartell K-Wood Arm-Chair by Philippe Starck in Dark Wood Black
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Smart Wood collection is the outcome of Kartell's unremitting research into the possibility of giving three dimensional form to a material which so far has always been two dimens...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Paolo Tilche Pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern Ratan Armchairs Model “Silvia”
Located in Barcelona, ES
Paolo Tilche (1925-2000) Pair of armchairs model “Silvia” Manufactured by Arform, Italy, 1956 Rattan Pair of Italian 20th century ratan armchairs Model “Silvia” Measuremen...
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20th Century Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Rattan

Stool, by Camilo Andres Rodriguez Marquez
Located in Geneve, CH
Stool, by Camilo Andres Rodriguez Marquez Dimensions: D 30 x W 30 x H 40 cm Material: Wood These stools are designed with the intention that the viewer will appreciate its gentle d...
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2010s Colombian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Panorama Armchair by Dooq
By DOOQ
Located in Geneve, CH
Panorama armchair by Dooq Materials: Lacquered MDF, Fabric, Leather, Stainless Steel Dimensions: W 69 x D 73 x H 86 cm Dooq is a design company dedicated to celebrate the luxu...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass, Stainless Steel

Emeco 1 Inch Reclaimed Chair in Orange by Jasper Morrison
Located in Hanover, PA
For the 1 Inch Reclaimed Jasper Morrison designed a one-piece mono-block stackable chair, that is useful and durable, engineered to meet the demands of high use environments, and sui...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Plastic

Lynn Armchair
Located in Milan, IT
Ideal for infusing comfort in any modern interior, this stunning armchair flaunts a sinuous profile upholstered in removable gray fabric with conflicting piping. A rich amount of lin...
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2010s Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Amazing Armchair Frame Made Solid Wood Distressed Paint Finish
Located in London, GB
About Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Wood

Nube Italia Sir Armchair in Lavender with White Back by Carlo Colombo
Located in New York, NY
Multi-layered, curved, wood frame available in veneered rosewood or mat lacquered. New finishing 2010 outer covering in stainless steel. Padding in shape retaining polyurethane with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Stainless Steel

Comfortable Black Leather Croissant Armchair in the Style of Jacques Adnet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Comfortable black leather croissant armchair in the style of Jacques Adnet. Measure: Seat height is 15.5" inches, arm height is 26.5" inches, seat depth 25" inches. Also great as ...
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1950s American Vintage Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Gervasoni Inout Armchair in Opaline White Polyethylene in White by Paola Navone
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Inout 101/101L armchair, defined by squared shapes, is made of white opal polyethylene: it can light up as if by magic and give summer nights a touch of enchantment. It is also a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Schumacher Westminster Armchair in Jamison Black Fabric- Sample
Located in New York, NY
This Westminster chair has a timeless and stylish Silhouette that features a hand carved European beechwood frame with floral accents. The frames are upholstered in Schumacher's Clas...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Armchairs

Materials

Cotton, Linen, Wood

Modern Organic style armchair in Solid Wood, Upholstered Flexible Seating
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Collana chairs and armchairs collection. A collection developed to create items that explore the union between aesthetics, ergonomics and comfort, balancing this three fields to ...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Textile, Upholstery, Fiberglass, Hardwood

Emeco 1 Inch Reclaimed Chair in Brown by Jasper Morrison
Located in Hanover, PA
For the 1 Inch Reclaimed Jasper Morrison designed a one-piece mono-block stackable chair, that is useful and durable, engineered to meet the demands of high use environments, and sui...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Plastic

20th Century Modern Wrought Iron Sculptural Black Outdoor Armchairs, Set of 4
Located in Philadelphia, PA
20th century modern wrought iron sculptural black outdoor armchairs - set of 4. Item features (4) armchairs, stacking frames, wrought iron construction, sleek sculptural form, circa ...
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Mid-20th Century North American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wrought Iron

Black Stained Ash Daiku Bar Chair by Victoria Magniant
Located in Paris, FR
The Daiku collection is a serie of eco-designed pieces inviting simplicity. The surface is deeply sanded to create fluid shapes and finished with water based stain and a+ matte varni...
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2010s Latvian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Ash

4 Erik Jorgensen "Apollo" EJ 96 Armchairs Chairs in Mid-Grey Alcantara
Located in Whalley, GB
On offer on this occasion is a rare identical pair of  "Foster 503.10" Armchairs from the world renown German furniture house of WOn offer on this occasion is a rare, striking suite ...
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2010s Danish Modern Armchairs

Materials

Ultrasuede

Set of 2 Kartell Louis Ghost Armchairs in Black by Philippe Starck
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A comfortable armchair in transparent and coloured polycarbonate in the Louis XV style, it is the Quintessence of Baroque revisited to dazzle, excite and captivate. Louis Ghost is th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Plastic

Erik Jørgensen EJ70 Steel and Leather Armchair by J. Foersom & P. Hiort-Lorenzen
Located in Malaga, ES
Black and stainless steel modern sofa designed by architect Johannes Foersom & Hiortz-Lorentzen and made by Danish upholster specialists Erik Jorgensen.
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Armchairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Matta Armchair by LK Edition
Located in Geneve, CH
Matta armchair by LK Edition Dimensions: 170 x 105.5 x H 94.5 cm Materials: Upholstered in linen, black metal base. It is with the sense of detail and requirement, this researc...
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2010s French Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Indoor Gardenia Red Armchair by Jaime Hayon
Located in Geneve, CH
Indoor Gardenia Red armchair by Jaime Hayon Dimensions: D 89 x W 70 x H 100 cm Materials: structure in cast aluminum and laminates in extruded aluminum. Powder coating in Alesta ...
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2010s Spanish Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum