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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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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
Log Armchair C.R.& S. Riva1920 Contemporary Natural Cedar Made in Italy Riva1920
Located in Cantù, IT
Armchair made from a single block of scented cedar. Distinguished by its squared lines and ergonomic seat.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood, Cedar

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. The elegant and slim silhouette of the T50 adds a modern touch to the ret...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Bradshaw Leather and Stamped Brass Occasional Contemporary Chair
Located in Westport, CT
Extraordinary leather and etched brass occasional or lounge chair. Handcrafted in Europe. COM available.  
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2010s Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Modern Liberty Armchair Low Back in Polished Brass and White Sheep Fur Cushions
Located in Oporto, PT
Inspiration: The sculptural forms of the 30s inspired the Liberty Collection. The tubular and steel structures that have marked those years are combined with a new inspiration that...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass, Metal

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 sofa and chaise longue share the same genes, but at...
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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 White Wool White Faux Fur Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. The light colour palette combined with the soft bouclé fabri...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass, Stainless Steel

21st Century Modern Grass Armchair Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Grass Armchair Beige Faux Fur Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. The Grass armchair, shaped like a dewdrop on grass, feels like a warm ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass, Stainless Steel

Seidecimi Aureo Contemporary Minimalist Gold Armchair Made in Italy by Lapiegawd
Located in Verona, IT
A single stretch of wire that becomes a continuous element without end and without beginning, formed by the wire that describes the shape without stopping, reworking the concept of i...
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2010s Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

21st Century Modern Mel Armchair Brass Dedar Bouclé Handcrafted by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Mel Armchair Brass Dedar Bouclé Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Mel - honey - embodies the soothing feeling of nature's purest and s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

21st Century Modern Conchula 4-Seat Sofa Bouclé Handcrafted by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern Conchula 4-seat sofa woven cotton Bouclé fabric handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple With an eye-catching sexy and curvy silhouette, Conch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Bouclé, Wood

21st Century Modern Conchula Armchair Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern conchula armchair pink cotton-wool blend bouclé fabric American oak base handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. With its eye-catching and c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass, Stainless Steel

21st Century Modern Almourol 4-Seat Sofa Leather Handcrafted by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Almourol 4-seat sofa camel leather handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple A contemporary designer piece inspired by the irregular shape of A...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

21st Century Neoclassical Tile Armchair Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Neoclassical Tile Armchair Green and Camel Leather Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Built with the best materials and skilled craftsmanship...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Beech, Wood

Wingback Chairs by Umberto Asnago for Giorgetti / Progetti in Bouclé Wool Fabric
Located in Almelo, NL
Pair of two Modern Progetti wingback chairs / arm chairs by Umberto Asnago For Giorgetti In New Bouclé Wool Fabric. Stylish and very comfortable chair and elegant curved wooden legs....
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Arkha 'Red', Tribal Rattan Armchair
Located in Bangkok, TH
The rattan language of the chair inspires by the symbolism in various tribal cultures. The color of the Arkha chair applying theory of pointillism. By wrapping ropes of various co...
Category

2010s Thai Modern Armchairs

Materials

Nylon, Rattan

21st Century Modern Twins 4-Seat Sofa Bouclé Handcrafted by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern twins 4-seat sofa bouclé handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple Twins sofa and chaise longue share the same genes, but at the same time poss...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Bouclé, Wood

De Sede DS-2100/151 Armchair in Umbra Upholstery by De Sede Design Team
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The slats on DS-2100 in finest leather adapt to individual body contours and provide – with its embracing feeling – the highest level of comfort. Available as a low-backed, visitor s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Set of 2 Club Chairs and 1 Pouf by Rolf Benz
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Lovely set of two club chairs and one pouf, manufactured by Rolf Benz Germany. This Rolf Benz set is very solid and is made with the best materials. The comfortable chairs have a...
Category

Early 2000s German Modern Armchairs

Materials

Bouclé

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

Neutral Wool Cashmere Upholstered Swivel Armchair, B&B Italia
Located in Tulsa, OK
Mini Papilio By B&B Italia Covered in a neutral wool cashmere blend with zipper detail down back, this armchair is suited to both residential and public spaces. Internal frame is ...
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2010s Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wool, Upholstery

Contemporary Suede Leather Upholstered Armchair, NOS by Christophe Delcourt
Located in Warsaw, PL
Contemporary Suede leather upholstered armchair - NOS armchair from collection Particuliere. Design: Christophe Delcourt Armchair upholstered with a suede leather. This item was p...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Suede

Vintage American Studio Craft Oak and Walnut High Back Armchair
Located in Round Rock, TX
Offered is a well executed studio craft high back armchair made from solid oak and walnut. Constructed without hardware, using only dowel and lap joinery. A unique chair that is ...
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1970s American Vintage Modern Armchairs

Materials

Oak, Walnut

Contemporary Swivel Armchair Set in Cocktail Textured Fabric
Located in New York, NY
Handcrafted armchair pair in glossy copper lacquered base and upholstered in a playful textured weave with a light dusting of colorful yarns that dance across the surface. Fabric de...
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2010s European Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of Carrocel Custom Tonio Dining Chairs with Golden Accents
Located in North York, ON
Pair of Carrocel custom Tonio dining chairs with golden accents. Featuring soft indigo blue velvet with hand painted gold accents on feet. Price includes complimentary curb side deli...
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2010s Canadian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Modern Capi Armchair in Velvet Capitoné Upholstery and Solid Walnut Wood Foot
Located in Oporto, PT
Inspiration: Capi chair’s small and peculiar shape makes it unique. The chair is very comfortable. Its tabs embrace and cuddle us, and the velvet tissue enhances the comfort of thi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Modern Jaime Hayon Light Blue Dino Living Room Armchair Fabric Upholstered
Located in Barcelona, ES
A new armchair by Jaime Hayon which will convert into a classic. As comfortable as possible within certain dimensions that adapt well to the body and space it’s in, for both home and...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric

Half Half Armchair with Ottoman Designed by Thomas Dariel
Located in Geneve, CH
Half Half armchair with ottoman designed by Thomas Dariel, Maison Dada Measures: W 83 * D 66 * H 90cm Structure in solid timber and plywood • Memory foam Base and seating fully uphol...
Category

2010s French Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric

Modern Velvet Dainty Armchair by Circu Magical Furniture
Located in New York, NY
Dainty is a real-life figure of elegance and beautifulness. After you see it you will never unsee this delicate and carefully handmade armchair especially drawn for the little ones. ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Ciottolo 05 by Imperfettolab
Located in Geneve, CH
Ciottolo 05 by Imperfettolab 1999 Dimensions: W 106 x D 78 x H 56 cm Materials: Fiberglass Avalaible in Black, White / Gold, Chrome, Imperfetto Lab Who we are ? We are a fami...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Modern Upholstery Belly Armchair in Red Velvet and Polished Brass Foot
Located in Oporto, PT
Inspiration: Belly sofa arouses feelings of tenderness! It was inspired by the beginning of life, the pregnant belly! Therefore, safety and comfort are the central features of this...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal, Sheet Metal, Brass

Contemporary Office Chair by Fabio Arcaini Velvet Leather Nabuk
Located in Modugno, IT
Olivia office chair, wood padded structure with multi density foams, the seat has wooden frame with interwooden belts. It has rotating wheels. Olivia comes in velvet, fabrics, leath...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Velvet

Modern Gray Velvet Armchair Cactus Shape with Gold Swivel Base
Located in Porto, PT
Ajui Armchair II is a conceptual piece. It’s an accent chair that combines an artsy interpretation of a cactus with the comfort expected from a luxury armchair. This modern armchair ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Mariani Wing Executive Office Chair by Luca Scacchetti Italy
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Mariani Wing Executive Office chair, Collection Wing. i 4 Mariani WING Swivel high-back executive chair with 5-spoke base by Designer Luca Scacchetti. Executive armchair covered in...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Arm Chair Giancarlo Vegni & Gianfranco Gualtierotti for Fasem in Italy, circa 1
Located in Den Haag, NL
P40 armchair was designed by Giancarlo Vegni & Gianfranco Gualtierotti for Fasem in Italy, circa 1980. The seat and armrest are upholstered in a high quality black leather. Very stu...
Category

1980s Italian Vintage Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Jackson Black Leather Armchair by Moooi
Located in Boston, MA
Moooi Jackson chair designed by Marcel Wanders. A grand backrest of embroidered and black leather to recline on and swivel whilst sitting comfortably. Material: Steel, HR foam,...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Archibald Genuine leather Armchair in Pelle SC 66 India Light Brown
Located in New York, NY
The Archibald by Jean-Marie Massaud is the perfect combination of substance and form, the armchairs and poufs boasting a comfortable and enveloping design ideal for meditation and re...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of Giorgetti Italian Armchairs "Progetti", 1980s
Located in Puglia, Puglia
This armchair is in lacquered solid beech and armrests in glossy Pau Ferro, the seat and back padding is in polyurethane foam, and the upholstery is in cotton and completely removabl...
Category

1980s Italian Vintage Modern Armchairs

Materials

Cotton, Wood, Beech

Gianfranco Ferré Home Kalamaja Armchair in Leather
Located in Cantù, Lombardia
Retro style and metropolitan spirit for the Kalamaja armchair. The solid structure in solid gray tinted stained beech meets the lightness of the suspended leather seat, supported by ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Beech

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...
Category

2010s Colombian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Twelve of Giorgetti Italian Armchairs "Progetti", 1980s
Located in Puglia, Puglia
This armchair is in lacquered solid beech and armrests in glossy Pau Ferro, the seat and back padding is in polyurethane foam, and the upholstery is in cotton and completely removabl...
Category

1980s Italian Vintage Modern Armchairs

Materials

Cotton, Wood, Beech

Finn Juhl Pelican Chair Upholstered in Wood and Fabric
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Pelican chair designed by Finn Juhl in 1940. Manufactured by House of Finn Juhl in Denmark. Pelican chair was probably the one furthest ahead of its time. When it was presented a...
Category

2010s Danish Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Pair of Jaime Hayon Contemporary Upholstered Wood Chair Showtime by BD Barcelona
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Design by Jaime Hayon, 2007 Manufactured by BD Barcelona. Wood back and upholstered interior seat with arms cushion. Measures: 52 x 55 x H.79 cm. Painted metallic tubular ste...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Jaime Hayon Contemporary Plywood Upholstery Lounger Armchair for BD
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Lounger armchair designed by Jaime Hayon. Manufactured by BD Barcelona Design. Armchair structure base in cast aluminium and painted. Seat and backrest are in plywood with exteri...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

American Contemporary Black Leather Massage Chair
Located in New York, NY
American contemporary black leather massage recliner armchair with control panel in the padded armrest and cassette player (GET-A-WAY Model GS-01, working).   
Category

20th Century American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Upholstery

Fritz Hansen Wing Chair Model FH 1672
Located in Stamford, CT
Wing chair model FH 1672, produced by Fritz Hansen during the 1940s. This armchair, with voluptuous curves, newly upholstered in Boucle fabric with black buttons and rests on walnut ...
Category

1940s Danish Vintage Modern Armchairs

Materials

Beech

Contemporary Swivel Armchair Set in Multicolored Bouclé Fabric
Located in New York, NY
Handcrafted armchair pair in glossy anthracite lacquered base and upholstered in, reminiscent of 'the' Chanel jacket, a multicolored yarn turns through this irregularly textured twee...
Category

2010s European Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

21st Century Modern Twins Outdoors Sofa Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Twins Outdoors 3-seat sofa blue-green woven cotton-linen fabric handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple Twins sofa and chaise longue share th...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Bouclé, Wood

Italian Anatomical Sacco Armchair by Gatti, Paolini, Teodoro for Zanotta, 1968
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian anatomical Sacco armchair by Gatti, Paolini, Teodoro for Zanotta, 1968 Anatomical black plastic Sacco armchair, containing high resistance expanded polystyrene balls, with h...
Category

1960s Italian Vintage Modern Armchairs

Materials

Plastic

Caprice Swivel Armchair in Blue Velvet
Located in Porto, PT
The swivel caprice is a decor-must armchair, with sober quilting on the back for a touch of elegance. Available with or without the ring base in brass color. Available to order in a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Emeco Hudson Rocking Chair with Arms in Polished Aluminum by Philippe Starck
Located in Hanover, PA
The Hudson, designed for the Hudson hotel in NYC, is Emeco and Starck’s first collaboration. Starck described the chair as “washing the details from the Navy Chair”. It takes an addi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Beautiful Desk Arm Chair by Matteo Grassi, Cognac Leather, Italy
Located in Opa Locka, FL
Original Matteo Grassi desk chair on casters. Beautiful cognac leather. Chair is signed. Beautiful used condition. Two Chairs available
Category

Early 2000s Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

"Nemo" Black or Red Lacquered Head-Armchair by Fabio Novembre for Driade, 2017
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"Nemo" is a polyethylene monobloc fixed or swivel iconic head-armchair, designed by Fabio Novembre and manufactured by Driade, available in black or red lacquered colors. Swivel vers...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Plastic

Polished Gold Bronze Bruda Armchair with Green Blue Upholstery by Elan Atelier
Located in New York, NY
Handmade using the lost wax cast method, the Bruda is a contemporary polished gold bronze armchair with marine silk (Green Blue) upholstery. COM is possible for an upcharge and r...
Category

2010s Unknown Modern Armchairs

Materials

Bronze

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

In Stock in Los Angeles, Black Gaia Velvet Dining Chair (5-Back)
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 400 other unique products. (1.8) In Stock in Los Angeles Gaia Velvet and Leather Upholstered Dining Armchair. The GAIA ...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Velvet

21st Century Carpanese Home Italia Armchair with Metal Base Modern, 7937
Located in Sanguinetto, IT
Armchair characterized by a soft backrest perfectly shaped that hugs you and enhances the comfort. The metal base is in golden galvanic finishing. Irregular shape stitched on the b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Kartell Maui Soft Trevira Armchair in Acid Green by Vico Magistretti
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Maui chairs form a family with a rich variety of colours and shapes, both hard and soft, capable of satisfying specific needs, at home or in professional environments. Thanks to ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH Magistretti 03 01 Armchair in Beech with Leather
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Designed by Vico Magistretti in 2003, the Magistretti 03 01 chair combines the warmth of wood and the timeless elegance of the design language of Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH (GTV) wi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood

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