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Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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Style:Mid-Century Modern
Silvio Coppola for Bernini Set of Six Dining Chairs in Walnut and Black Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Silvio Coppola for Bernini, six dining chairs model 330, black leather, walnut, Italy, 1960s Wonderful set of six dining chairs by Italian designer Silvio Coppola. These aesthetic...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

Set of Four Børge Mogensen Dining Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This set of oak Børge Mogensen dining chairs, Denmark, c.1950s, includes four side chairs. The chairs feature newly hand woven Danish cord seats. Dimensions: ?19.5" width 19.75" d...
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1950s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Papercord, Oak

Modern Dining Chair Pink & White Leather and Gold Stainless Steel
Located in Porto, PT
Mid-Century Modern Style Dining Chair Pink & White Leather and Gold Stainless Steel Joanne Dining Chair Joanne chair is a mid-century style dining chair. It will enhance any space, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Thonet Patinated ‘Vienna’ Dining Chairs
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Designed by Thonet, manufactured Ton, large set of ‘Vienna’ armchairs, bentwood, plastic, Czech Republic, design 1902/03, manufactured 1960s The ‘Vienna Chair’ model 9 was designed ...
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1960s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Plastic, Bentwood

D Scan Mid-Century Danish Rosewood Dining Chairs, Set of 2
Located in Countryside, IL
D scan mid-century Danish rosewood dining chairs- set of 2 Each chair measures: 18.5 wide x 19.5 deep x 32.5 inches high, with a seat height of 17.5 inches All pieces of furnit...
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1970s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Rosewood

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Chrome and Cane High Back Dining Chairs, Pair
Located in South Bend, IN
A rare and exceptional pair of mid-century modern high back dining chairs By Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin USA, 1970s Elegant minimalist chrome frames, with inset cane sea...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Ernst Moeckl Colorful 'Kangaroo' Chairs
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Ernst Moeckl for Trabant, 'Z' or 'Kangaroo' armchairs , wood, Germany, design 1971 This set of colorful Kangaroo chairs is designed by Ernst Moeckl in 1971. The chair is also call...
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1960s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Fiberglass

John Keal for Brown Saltman Mid Century Mahogany Dining Chairs, Pair
Located in Countryside, IL
John Keal for Brown Saltman Mid Century Mahogany dining chairs - Pair Each chair measures 22.5 wide x 21.5 deep x 30 high with a seat height of 17 inches and an arm rest height o...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Mahogany

Heywood Wakefield Mid Century Dog Bone Dining Chairs, Set of 4
Located in Countryside, IL
Heywood Wakefield Mid century dog bone dining chairs - set of 4 Each chair measures: 22 wide x 16 deep x 33 high, with a seat height of 17.5 inches and arm height/chair clearance ...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Gijs Bakker for Castelijn Bicolor Set of 12 'Strip' Dining Chairs
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Gijs Bakker for Castelijn, bicolor set of twelve 'Strip' dining chairs, wood, the Netherlands, 1974 An inventive design that consists of four curved strips that are connected to e...
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1970s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

1970's Belotti Spaghetti Dining Chair Italy
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A set of four white PVC steel framed dining chairs with nylon rope woven seat and back called the Spaghetti chair designed by Giandomenico Belotti. Manufactured in Italy by Flyline /...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

Set of Six Chairs Guillerme et Chambron
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Guillerme et Chambron, set of six dining chairs, oak and fabric, France, 1960s. Beautifully shaped chairs in patinated oak by French designer duo Jacques Chambron and Robert Guill...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

Mid-Century Danish Rosewood Chair, circa 1950-Designed by Arne Vodder for Sibast
Located in Philadelphia, PA
One of a set of eleven high end Mid-Century Danish design dining chairs in rosewood and leather, 1950s. Designed by Arne Vodder. Original "SIBAST FURNITURE-MADE IN DENMARK" label.  
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1950s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Set of 6 Danish Teak Mid Century Modern Dining Chairs in Black Upholstery
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Set of six mid century modern danish teak dining chairs in black leather upholstery. Beautiful molded wrap around backs.
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Teak

Botolo Chair by Cini Boeri for Arflex, 1970s
Located in amstelveen, NL
Stunning ‘Botolo’ model that is designed by Cini Boeri and made by the original manufacturer Arflex in 1973. The chair features three massive tubular metal legs with wheels casters. ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Fur

Vintage Dutch Gispen Dining Armchairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Dutch Industrial Gispen armchairs. Known as the ‘Th. Delft Chair’, this chair was designed in 1952 for the Technical University Delft by W.H.Gispen. Newly upholstered in red-brown c...
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1950s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

Black Leather Dining Chairs by Cidue, 1980s, Set of 6
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Vintage black leather high back dining chairs by Cidue. These high quality dining chairs have a timeless design and are made of strong leather. 1980s - Italy One of the cha...
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1980s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather

Mid-Century Modern Brazilian Black Spaghetti Chair, set of 4
Located in SAO PAULO, BR
Set of 4 Mid-Century Modern Brazilian chairs with iron frames painted in black and newly made spaguetti seat/backrest. Firm and very resistant structures. In great condition. Appr...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Iron

Heywood Wakefield Wishbone Dog-Biscuit Dining Chairs Set of Six
Located in Miami, FL
Heywood Wakefield wishbone dog-biscuit dining chairs set of six Offered for sale is a set of six mid-century modern Heywood-Wakefield "Wishbone" dining chairs with upholstered sea...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Maple

Eames EA108 Black Leather Dining Chair by Vitra
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Comfortable and iconic dining chair designed by Charles & Ray Eames and manufactured by Vitra. Lightweight chrome-plated aluminum frame with swivel mechanism and black leather uphols...
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1960s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Aluminum, Chrome

Mid Century Smoked Lucite Back Chrome Frame Base Dining Chairs, Set of 6
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Mid-Century Modern Ssmoked Lucite back chrome frame base dining chairs - set of 6. Set includes (6) side chairs, smoked lucite backs, chrome metal frames, white naugahyde seats, very...
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1970s North American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Set of Six Scandinavian Dining Chairs Rosewood, Denmark, 1960
Located in Etten-Leur, NL
Beautiful shaped set of six dining chairs by unknown designer or manufacturer, Denmark 1960. These well-crafted chairs are made of nicely grained solid rosewood and the seats are new...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Rosewood

20th Century Light Crème Boucle Chair, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Chair designed by Prof. Rajmund Halas. Made of beechwood. Chair is after a complete upholstery renovation; the woodwork has been refreshed. Seat and back is dressed in crème, durable...
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20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Velvet, Beech

Pair of Light Boucle Heart Chairs, Europe, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
A set of 2 chairs type A5828. Colloquially called "heart". The furniture was designed by Helena and Jerzy Kurmanowicz. They were produced in Radomsko Woodworking Factory and we thoro...
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20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Velvet, Beech

Vintage Mid Century Wrought Iron Fan Back Garden Patio Dining Chairs, Set of 4
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern wrought iron fan back garden patio dining chairs - Set of 4. Item features (4) armchairs, perforated seats, wrought iron construction, very nice vintage se...
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Late 20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Modern Style Dining Chair Sage Green Velvet and Gold Stainless Steel
Located in Porto, PT
Mid-Century Modern Style Dining Chair Sage Green Velvet and Gold Stainless Steel Samira dining chair Samira dining chair is sophisticated in the shape of a chair. This exclusive upho...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Mid Century Modern Dining Chair by Antonin Suman for Tatra
Located in Vienna, AT
Walnut wood with walnut veneer, upholstered with leather. Designed by Antonin Suman in the 1960s for Tatra in Czechoslovakia. Final color of the leather and the wood can be customize...
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1960s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut, Leather

Mid Century Medea Chair by Vittorio Nobili for Fratelli Tagliablue, 50's
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Very beautiful Italian ‘Medea’ chair designed by Vittorio Nobili for Fratelli Tagliabue in 1955. Molded teak wood seat supported by black steel legs, accented with brass hardware...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

20th Century Light Crème Boucle Chair, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Chair designed by Prof. Rajmund Halas. Made of beechwood. Chair is after a complete upholstery renovation, the woodwork has been refreshed. Seat and back is dressed in crème, durable...
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20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Velvet, Beech

Set of 4 Yellow Rey Chairs by Dietiker, a Swiss Icon since 1971
Located in Stein am Rhein, CH
Referred to as "the most successful piece of Swiss Furniture of all time" by the Swiss Museum of Design in Zurich, the Rey chair is a Swiss design icon since 1971. Designed by Br...
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2010s Hungarian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Aluminum

Umberto Mascagni for Harrods London Midcentury Modern Italian Dining Chairs, 50s
Located in Cerignola, Puglia
Six dining chairs designed by Umberto Mascagni of Bologna in the 1950s. The main body structure is in solid European wood, covered in brown veined vinyl and anodized aluminum. The le...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Aluminum

Chrome Craft Mid Century Smoked Lucite Dining Chairs, Set of 6
Located in Countryside, IL
Chrome Craft mid century smoked lucite dining chairs - set of 6 Each chair measures: 20.75 wide x 23.25 deep x 35.5 high, with a seat height of 19 inches All pieces of furniture ...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Set of Four Marzio Cecchi Model 'S' Chairs, Italy
Located in New York, NY
The famous model "S chair", an iconic and unique design by Marzio Cecchi for Studio Most in Italy, circa early 1970s. Made of wicker rope, the graceful and sculptural "S" form is sup...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern, 8 Rey Chairs by Bruno Rey, Color Vintage Walnut, Design 1971
Located in Stein am Rhein, CH
Referred to as "the most successful piece of Swiss Furniture of all time" by the Swiss Museum of Design in Zurich, the Rey chair is a Swiss design icon since 1971. Designed by Bru...
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2010s Hungarian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Aluminum

Philippe Starck & Eugeni Quitllet White Masters Chairs for Kartell - a Pair
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of white masters chairs by Philippe Starck and Eugeni Quitllet for Kartell. Philippe Starck and Eugeni Quitllet pay homage to three different midcentury-modern masters in one...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Plastic

Set of Four Black Castelli Italy Dsc 106 Stacking Chairs by Giancarlo Piretti
Located in Vienna, AT
Set of four iconic Italian Modern DSC 106 stacking chairs, designed 1965 by Giancarlo Piretti for Castelli. This set features black lacquered seats and backs, they are in very nice c...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern, Set of 6 Rey, Arik Levy FL2 Chairs by Dietiker, Design 1971
Located in Stein am Rhein, CH
Referred to as "the most successful piece of Swiss Furniture of all time" by the Swiss Museum of Design in Zurich, the Rey chair is a Swiss design icon since 1971. Designed by Bru...
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2010s Hungarian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Aluminum

Dutch Modernist Bambi Chair by Han Pieck
Located in Antwerp, BE
Bambi chair by Dutch designer Han Pieck, 1950's.; Dutch Modernist Han Pieck designed both the LaWo chair and this Bambi chair. Both are made out of one piece of plywood produced by...
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1940s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Plywood

Set of Six Dining Chairs Milo Baughman Style
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An excellent set of six vintage dining chairs in the style of Milo Baughman in great condition. These chairs feature newly polished chrome frames that support the seats and backrest ...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

20th Century Camel Soft Boucle Chair, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Chair designed by Prof. Rajmund Halas. Made of beechwood. Chair is after a complete upholstery renovation, the woodwork has been refreshed. Seat and back is dressed in camel, durable...
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20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Velvet, Beech

Set of 6 Dining Chairs by Sapporo Mobil Girgi Italy, 1970s
Located in amstelveen, NL
Sapporo for Mobil Girgi, set of six dining chairs, Italian walnut and black leather, Italy, 1970s. Sculptural chairs by Sapporo Mobilgirgi that feature wonderful backrests. The color...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

Outdoor Corded Montrose Dining Chair by Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Corded Montrose dining chair features a powdercoated steel frame with a woven rope seat and back. For indoor or outdoor use. Available in white or black. The Lawson-Fenning Col...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

ARV Dining Chair w/Armrests by David Thulstrup in White Oak, Woven Seat and Back
Located in Vancouver, BC
Made in Denmark, the ARV chair is classic yet contemporary in aesthetic, with a timeless quality. It draws on iconic traditional Danish design yet has the spirit of a new generation....
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2010s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Papercord, Oak

Dark Green Velvet 'Shell' Chair, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Beautiful chair type 1020 colloquially called "shell" produced by the Slupsk centre of furniture industry in the 1960s in Poland. They are after full renovation upholstery and carpen...
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20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Textile, Beech

Midcentury Dining Chairs in the Style of Ico Parisi
Located in Vienna, AT
4 smart dining chairs conveying the understated eccentric mood of the famous Italian Cantú-style, very reminiscent of the design by Ico Parisi. These remarkable objects are in their ...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Faux Leather, Wood

Set of Three Jens Risom for Knoll Webbed Wood Side Chairs
Located in Miami, FL
Set of three blueberry nylon webbed chairs with maple frames designed by Jens Risom for Knoll.
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Nylon, Wood

Mid-Century Modern, Minimalist Counter Stool, in Copper by Bend Goods
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bend Goods Wire Furniture The Lucy counter stool can be found in commercial projects around the world, from Los Angeles to Paris. With the contemporary wire design of Bend Goods' si...
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2010s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Metal, Iron

Pair of Metal Industrial Side Chairs
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Pair of metal back and seat chairs with tubular frames. These Industrial chairs have taken on a truly special patina. The chairs would work well for both indoor and outdoor dining, a...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

Renato Venturi Midcentury Set of Italian Wood Dining Chairs for MIM Roma, 1960s
Located in Roma, IT
Amazing set of 4 midcentury wood and faux leather chairs. This amazing set was designed by Renato Venturi for MIM in Italy during 1960s. This great set is made of light and solid ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Faux Leather, Wood

Italian Midcentury Set of 4 Chairs in Bamboo
Located in bari, IT
Four chairs in red bamboo Italian midcentury production from the sixties in original upholstery.
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Bamboo

Set of Two Mid-Century Modern Dark Green Bar Stools, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Stools from the turn of the 1960s and 1970s. Beautiful, well crafted dark green upholstery. The stools consists of an upholstered part, a seat and wooden legs narrowing downwards, ch...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Velvet

Six 20th Century Burgundy Red Chairs, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Chairs designed by Prof. Rajmund Halas. Made of beechwood. Chair is after a complete upholstery renovation, the woodwork has been refreshed. Seat and back is dressed in burgundy red,...
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20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Velvet, Beech

Set of Four Modern Asian-Inspired Dining Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Four Mid-Century Modern Chinese inspired 3-legged armchairs. The low profile armchairs have wood frames in dark black finish and upholstered in off-white vinyl. The upholstered form ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Luigi Bandini Dining Chairs in Lucite and Chrome
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This set of four vintage modern Lucite dining chairs feature cantilever chrome bases, comfortable padded seats, and impressive Mid-Century style. Wonderful matching set of Luigi Band...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Set of Two 20th Century Camel Boucle Chairs, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Chairs designed by Prof. Rajmund Halas. Made of beechwood. Chairs are after a complete upholstery renovation; the woodwork has been refreshed. Seat and back is dressed in camel, dura...
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20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Velvet, Beech

Set of Two Blue Kangaroo Chairs Designed by Ernst Moeckl, Germany, 1968
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
This set is called Z-chair. Designed in 1968 in the GDR by Ernst Moeckl and Siegfried Mehl, German Version of the Panton chair. Also called kangaroo chair or variopur chair. Produced...
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20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Fiberglass

Rattan and Wooden Set of 4 Dining Armchairs French Design
Located in Tourcoing, FR
Elegant set of 4 dining armchairs with solid wood feet and braided rattan combining quality, robustness and class. They will be perfect on your terrace, in your veranda, your winter ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Rattan, Wood

Egon Eiermann, Folding Chair Model SE 18, for Wilde + Spieth, Designed 1952
Located in London, GB
Egon Eiermann (designer), Germany Wilde+Spieth (manufacturer), Germany SE18 folding chair, designed 1952 Beech frame with laminated beech plywood seat and back. Clear lacquered ...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Plywood