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Modern Chairs

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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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
Zebra Pattern Velvet Bar Chair or Counter Hight & Golden Details
Located in Porto, PT
zebra pattern velvet bar chair or counter hight & golden details cluedo bar chair A swivel counter stool that brings comfort and modernity into a luxury hospitality project. This mod...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Oak Parkdale Counter Stool by Hollis & Morris
Located in Geneve, CH
Oak parkdale counter stool by Hollis & Morris Dimensions: 16.5" x 18.5" x H 34" Materials: Solid wood. Cold rolled steel. Hardwax oil, Powder-coated metal. Also available in natu...
Category

2010s Canadian Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Marble Salt Meditation Stool by Roxane Lahidji
Located in Geneve, CH
Marble salt meditation stool by Roxane Lahidji Material: Marbled salts A unique award winning technique developed by Roxane Lahidji Dimensions: 40 x 40 x 38 cm Unique Award wi...
Category

2010s Belgian Modern Chairs

Materials

Composition

Oak Parkdale Stool Bar by Hollis & Morris
Located in Geneve, CH
Oak Parkdale stool bar by Hollis & Morris Dimensions: 16.5" x 18.5" x H 38" Materials: Solid wood. Cold rolled steel. Hardwax oil, Powder-coated metal. Also available in natural ...
Category

2010s Canadian Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Revoar Hanging Swing Chair Natural Leather Indoor 21st Century Black
Located in Bento Gonclaves Rio Grande do Sul, BR
The project starts from leather threads, valuing the manual work of various craft techniques, such as braids, cords, chains and fringes. The chains were represented in three-dimensi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Bouclé, Velvet, Wood

De Castro Chair Beech Dark Brown Stain Ruby Pink Cotton Velvet Ebony
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Wooden chair upholstered in ruby-pink cotton velvet with a vertical quilting effect on the back. Semi-circular backrest with an inset fillet of ebony veneer, high-gloss finish. Legs ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

Eleanor Chair with Armrests Wood Black Lacquered Textured Fabric Jacquard Velvet
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Wooden chair outer shell upholstered in jacquard velvet with a black pied de poule pattern and inner shell in a beige woven textured fabric. Legs in solid beech and lacquered in sati...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Bouclé, Oak, Fabric, Velvet, Beech

Geomorphic Chair by Christian Zahr
Located in Geneve, CH
Geomorphic chair by Christian Zahr Dimensions: W 38 x D 38 x H 80 cm Materials: Cement- Sand- Water- Time. Each piece is handmade. Geomorphic Archeology: Unearthing the Ephem...
Category

2010s Lebanese Modern Chairs

Materials

Cement

21st Century Modern Anjos Chair with Armrests Leather Handcrafted by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern solid beech anjos chair with armrests light brown leather handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Anjos chair materials Solid beech chai...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Chairs

Materials

Beech, Oak, Leather, Wood

21st Century Modern Laurence Chair with Armrests Velvet Handcrafted Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern Laurence chair with armrests pink velvet handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Laurence chair Materials Wooden chair with armrests. F...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Bouclé, Velvet, Wood

Strelitzia Modern Solid Brass Upholstered Luxury Dining Chair by Egg Designs
Located in Bothas Hill, KZN
The Strelitzia bespoke, dining chair is designed by Egg Designs and manufactured in South Africa. This luxury dining chair has a backrest of solid sand cast brass, the method of ...
Category

2010s South African Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

V-Dining Chair, Arno Declercq
Located in Geneve, CH
V-dining chair, Arno Declercq Burned and waxed Iroko wood. Measures: 46 cm wide x 57 cm long x 81 cm high / 18” wide x 22.5” long x 32” high Seat. 45cm high x 45 cm wide x 42 cm d...
Category

2010s Belgian Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Revoar Hanging Swing Chair Outdoor Teak Wood Naval Rope, 21st Century
Located in Bento Gonclaves Rio Grande do Sul, BR
Made entirely by hand with nautical macrame rope. The appreciation of manual work results in a sophisticated design piece. The chains were represented in a three-dimensional form wit...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Rope, Hardwood

Unique GB102 Walnut Chair Sculpted by Gregory Beson
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique GB102 Walnut Chair Sculpted by Gregory Beson Unique Dimensions: L 18" x W 16" x H 32" Materials: Walnut, polyurethane finish Available in domestic hardwoods. Custom finish...
Category

2010s American Modern Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Basic Stool by HWE
Located in Geneve, CH
Basic stool by HWE Limited edition Materials: Waste SLS 3D nylon powder, Sand from sustainable sources Dimensions: H 48 x W 31 x D 31 cm Colours: black, white, cream, terracotta...
Category

2010s British Modern Chairs

Materials

Nylon

Square Alchemy Chair by Rick Owens
Located in Geneve, CH
Square Alchemy chair by Rick Owens 2015 Dimensions: L 60 x W 60 x H 76 cm Materials: Bronze, camel skin Weight: 40 kg Rick Owens is a California-born fashion and furniture has devel...
Category

2010s French Modern Chairs

Materials

Bronze

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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Leather, Bouclé, Velvet

De Castro Chair Beech Dark Brown Stain Polished Brass Blue-Green Beige Velvet
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Wooden chair upholstered in blue-green and a beige jacquard-patterned velvet. Semicircular backrest with an inset fillet of beech veneer, dark brown stained with satin finish. Legs i...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

Stag T by Rick Owens
Located in Geneve, CH
Stag T by Rick Owens Dimensions: L 55 x W 30 x H 44 cm Materials: Plywood (natural), antler moose Weight: 7.3 kg Each piece is unique and may differ as the Antler Moose is unique. R...
Category

2010s French Modern Chairs

Materials

Antler, Plywood

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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood, Bouclé

Maia Chair with Armrests Black Lacquered Metal Premium Italian Blue Leather
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Tubular metal frame chair with armrests lacquered in satin black. Seat and backrest upholstered in light blue premium Italian leather. Metal leg end caps lacquered in high-gloss gold...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal, Brass, Stainless Steel

Contemporary Pink and Black Velvet Dining Chair with Black Legs
Located in Porto, PT
Contemporary pink and black velvet dining chair with black legs scille dining chair Scille dining chair is a luxury armchair that features an asymmetric seat, composed of curvilinea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Unique Banc Spline by Maxime Goléo
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique banc spline by Maxime Goléo Unique Piece Dimensions: W 75 x D 39.5 x H 75 cm Materials: French walnut Each piece is unique, handmade, signed and dated. Other dimensions...
Category

2010s French Modern Chairs

Materials

Walnut

After Ago Chair by Richard Yasmine
Located in Geneve, CH
After Ago chair by Richard Yasmine Materials: Foam, Lightweight concrete, plaster and acrylic Dimensions: H 90 x W 45 x D 52cm/65cm Seat height 45 cm Seat depth 45cm Seat width...
Category

2010s Lebanese Modern Chairs

Materials

Concrete

21st Century Modern Laurence Chair with Armrests Nubuck Handcrafted Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Laurence Chair with Armrests Greyish-Green Nubuck Leather Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Laurence Chair Materials Wooden chair wit...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Leather, Wood

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...
Category

2010s Belgian Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Mattiwatta Modern Solid Brass Upholstered Luxury Lounge Chair by Egg Designs
Located in Bothas Hill, KZN
The Mattiwatta bespoke, lounge chair is designed by Egg Designs and manufactured in South Africa. This luxury lounge chair has a frame of solid sand cast brass, the method of san...
Category

2010s South African Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

Marie-Antoinette Matrice Chair by Plumbum
Located in Geneve, CH
Marie-Antoinette matrice chair by Plumbum Dimensions: 25.60" x 25.60"x H 33.47" Materials: Gold painted steel, pink velvet. Also available in other colors and sizes. Marie An...
Category

2010s French Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Four Legs Stool Naturel by Arno Declercq
Located in Geneve, CH
Four legs stool naturel by Arno Declercq Dimensions: W 32 x D 32 x H 50 cm Materials: African walnut Arno Declercq Belgian designer and art dealer who makes bespoke objects wi...
Category

2010s Belgian Modern Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Stylish Chair Frame Made of Solid Timber Wood Lacquered Finish Customizable
Located in London, GB
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 constant...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Lacquer, Wood

Alabaster Stag T by Rick Owens
Located in Geneve, CH
Alabaster Stag T by Rick Owens Dimensions: L 55 x W 30 x H 44 cm Materials: Alabaster, antler moose Weight: 7.3 kg Each piece is unique and may differ as the Antler Moose is unique. ...
Category

2010s French Modern Chairs

Materials

Antler, Plywood

Senufo Stool Nails in Iroko Wood by Arno Declercq
Located in Geneve, CH
Senufo stool nails in Iroko wood by Arno Declercq Dimensions: W 30 x D 30 x H 50 cm Materials: Burned and waxed Iroko wood, burned nails Arno Declercq Belgian designer and art deal...
Category

2010s Belgian Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Walnut Parkdale Stool Counter by Hollis & Morris
Located in Geneve, CH
Walnut Parkdale stool counter by Hollis & Morris Dimensions: 16.5" x 18.5" x H 34" Materials: Solid wood. Cold rolled steel. Hardwax oil, Powder-coated metal. Also available in n...
Category

2010s Canadian Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Marble Salt Meditation Stool by Roxane Lahidji
Located in Geneve, CH
Marble salt meditation stool by Roxane Lahidji Material: Marbled salts A unique award winning technique developed by Roxane Lahidji Dimensions: 40 x 40 x 38 cm Unique Awar...
Category

2010s Belgian Modern Chairs

Materials

Composition

Gray Lux Lounge Chair II By Newell Design Studio
Located in Orange, CA
Lux is massive comfort in seating. It has hand tied, sprung foundation with goose down over foam cushions for a luxurious level of comfort. Bases are solid metal available in a multi...
Category

2010s American Modern Chairs

Materials

Sandstone, Nickel, Metal, Platinum, Silver, Sterling Silver, Bronze, Ste...

Allpine Daybed by Radu Abraham
Located in Geneve, CH
Allpine daybed by Radu Abraham Materials: Pine wood Dimensions: 230 x 70 x 35 cm The result of a really nice process, this daybed is made entirely out of pine wood in a specific...
Category

2010s Romanian Modern Chairs

Materials

Pine

V-Bench in Iroko Wood by Arno Declercq
Located in Geneve, CH
V-bench in Iroko wood by Arno Declercq Dimensions: W 180 x D 38 x H 55 cm Materials: Burned and waxed Iroko wood Arno Declercq Belgian designer and art dealer who makes bespok...
Category

2010s Belgian Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Unique GB402 Walnut Bench Sculpted by Gregory Beson
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique GB402 Walnut Bench Sculpted by Gregory Beson Unique Dimensions: L 53.5" x W 14" x H 16.75" Materials: Walnut, polyurethane finish Custom finishes, wood speces and dimensions...
Category

2010s American Modern Chairs

Materials

Walnut

21st Century Capi Dining Chair in Bluish Velvet Upholstery and Walnut Wood
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 Chairs

Materials

Metal

Lounger Red Armchair by Jaime Hayon
Located in Geneve, CH
Lounger red armchair by Jaime Hayon Dimensions: D 91 x W 76 x H 99 cm Materials: Armchair with a cast aluminum base structure and footstool with tubular steel legs and painted. S...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Pebble Chair by Fred Rigby Studio
Located in Geneve, CH
Pebble chair by Fred Rigby Studio Dimensions: L 39.5 x W 41.2 x H 91 cm Materials: Solid oak, dedar boucle weave wool Fred Rigby Studio is a London-based furniture and interior ...
Category

2010s French Modern Chairs

Materials

Oak, Wool

Senufo Stool Leather in Iroko Wood by Arno Declercq
Located in Geneve, CH
Senufo stool leather in Iroko wood by Arno Declercq Dimensions: W 30 x D 30 x H 50 cm Materials: Iroko wood, black leather Arno Declercq Belgian designer and art dealer who ma...
Category

2010s Belgian Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Vintage Lucite Z Cantilever Chairs, a Pair
Located in Wichita, KS
A pair of wonderfully designed lucite Z chairs that work beautifully as side chairs or desk chairs etc. They are very thick, 1" lucite but appear very light. They mix beautifully in ...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Modern Chairs

Materials

Lucite

Montis Puk Low designed by Simon Pengelly
Located in New York, NY
PUK Low No buttons Upholstered in ROMO 779603B TORBEN CHINA BLUE Stainless base Swivelbase Cross 4 star
Category

2010s Dutch Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric

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...
Category

2010s French Modern Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

21st Century Modern Laurence Chair with Armrests Leather Handcrafted Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern Laurence chair with armrests cream leather and velvet jacquard handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Laurence Chair Materials Wooden c...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Bouclé, Velvet, Wood

V-Dining Chair, Arno Declercq
Located in Geneve, CH
V-dining chair - Arno Declercq Burned and waxed Iroko wood. Measures: 46 cm wide x 57 cm long x 81 cm high / 18” wide x 22.5” long x 32” high Seat. 45cm high x 45 cm wide x 42 cm ...
Category

2010s Belgian Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Spina Stool by Cara Davide
Located in Geneve, CH
Spina stool by Cara Davide Dimensions: D 40 x W 40 x H 45 cm Materials: nut wood, lacquered MDF. Also available in colors: bordeaux, caramel, dusty red, off-white, and natural w...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Molteni&C Barbican Chair Rodolfo Dordoni Design Brown Leather
Located in New York, NY
A chair suitable for all types of interiors. 100% made in Italy Solid wood structure Perfect seating solution for both residential and hospitality spaces Design Rodolfo Dordoni.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

Gold Matrice Chair by Plumbum
Located in Geneve, CH
Gold matrice chair by Plumbum Dimensions: 25.60" x 25.60" x H 33.47" Materials: Gold powder-coated steel, velvet. Also available in other colors and sizes. Matrice's side cha...
Category

2010s French Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Tom Vac Shell Chair Designed by Ron Arad by Vitra, Mutiple, Sold Separately
Located in Wichita, KS
White with chrome legs Tom Vac plastic shell chair designed by Ron Arad and manufactured by Vitra, Germany 1999. Tom Vac chair offers a high degree of comfort both indoors and out. W...
Category

20th Century American Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

ClassiCon Satish Bar Stool in White Leather and Chrome by Eckart Muthesius
Located in New York, NY
The palace of Maharajah Shri Yeshwant Rao Holkar Bahadur was located in far-away India, yet it was equipped with the latest in modern finesse from a western lifestyle. This included ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

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 Chairs

Materials

Wood

Song Wen Zhong Roche Bobois AVA Bridge Lucite Chairs, Italian Set of 4
Located in Miami, FL
Song Wen Zhong Roche Bobois AVA bridge Lucite chairs, Italian set of 4 Offered for sale is a fabulous set of four Roche Bobois Italian bridge "Ava" stackeable chairs in a tranluce...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Lucite

Senufo Tabouret in Burned Walnut by Arno Declercq
Located in Geneve, CH
Senufo Tabouret in burned walnut by Arno Declercq Dimensions: W 34 x D 34 x H 45 cm Materials: Burned and waxed African walnut and oak Arno Declercq Belgian designer and art de...
Category

2010s Belgian Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Pop Bar Stool by Design Libero and Dimitri Likissas
Located in Dubai, AE
Introducing the Design Libero x Dimitri Likissas collaboration DesignLibero, a multidisciplinary design studio based in Milan, was invited by Behspoke to partner with the visual a...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Maia Chair with Armrests Black Lacquered Metal Premium Italian Beige Leather
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Tubular metal frame chair with armrests lacquered in satin black. Seat and backrest upholstered in beige premium Italian leather. Metal leg end caps lacquered in high-gloss gold bron...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal, Brass