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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
New Handmade Counter Chair State with Black Powder-coated base, Blue Upholstery
Located in Lisbon, PT
Elegant and light Counter Chair State that is comfortable and versatile. Its upholstery here is seen in velvet (several color options) and powder coated metal structure in Black (mor...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

Set of Six Italian Dining Chairs in Elm and Cognac Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Dining chairs, elm, saddle leather, Italy, 1960s. Elegant set of six Italian dining chairs. The design of these chairs shows organic lines beautifully expressed by the used mater...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Elm

Sample Sale, High Back Dining Chair, Woven Danish Cord, Walnut, Mid-Century
Located in Issaquah, WA
*This listing is for a lightly used Rian high back chair in walnut with natural Danish cord. There are four sample sale chairs available and all are in excellent, like new condition....
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Cord, Hardwood

8 Sculptural Form 'Oro' Dining Chairs by Raoul Guys, 1951, Airborne, France
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Exquisite and extremely rare set of eight 'oro' dining chairs designed by sculptor and designer Raoul Guys in 1951 for 'Airborne' ,France. These chairs were commissioned by Air Franc...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

12 'Chelsea' Dining Chairs by Introini, Saporiti 1966, Upholstery Fully Restored
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Very rare large set of 12 walnut wood 'Chelsea' dining chairs by Italian designer Vittorio Introini . The upholstery has been fully restored including new Pantera foam throughout and...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

12 Brass Leg Dining Chairs by Louis Sognot for Arflex, Italy 1959, Published
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Fabulous set of twelve dining chairs designed by famed French artist, decorator and designer Louis Sognot (1892-1970) in 1959 for Arflex, Italy. The seating on this set of twelve c...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Brass, Steel

Pair of Børge Mogensen Teak on Steel Frame Side Chairs, Denmark, 1950's
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Very sleek side chairs designed by Borge Mogensen, manufactured by soborg mobelfabrik, Denmark, 1950s. Teak on steel frames.
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1950s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

Vico Magistretti "122" Chairs for Cassina, 1967, Set of 8
Located in Lonigo, IT
Vico Magistretti for Cassina "122" chairs for Cassina, 1967, set of eight. The "122" chairs designed by Vico Magistretti in 1967 have a sculptural design, created with a wooden st...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Beech, Plywood, Leather

'Africa' Mid-Century Italian Dining Chairs by Tobia & Afra Scarpa for Maxalto
Located in London, GB
A set of six dining chairs, the scarce 'Africa' model. Designed by Italian designers Tobia and Afra Scarpa. Italy, c1975. Walnut, ebony, brass and black leather. An ex...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Brass

Vintage Set of 6 Cane Cesca Chairs by Marcel Breuer
Located in Las Vegas, NV
All original, Vintage set of armless Cesca chairs Marcel Breuer for Knoll. They are finished in ebonized beech and cane. Originally designed in 1928, this is a truly Classic and time...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Set of 6 Knoll Spoleto Dining Chairs in Rich Cognac
Located in Houston, TX
Set of six iconic Spoleto/B33 dining chairs designed by Marcel Breuer for Knoll, c.1970s. Cognac leather seats and backs wrap around the cantilevered chrome frames with corset ties. ...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Dining Chairs by Gio Ponti for S.A.C. Chiavari, 1950s, Set of 6
Located in Montelabbate, PU
Set of 6 Chiavarine by Gio Ponti restored to be upholstered in the 1950s, available with original back plate with manufacturer's label.
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Wood, Lacquer

French Wood & Leather Dining Chairs, Mid-Century Modern, Craftsmanship, 1950's
Located in Antwerp, BE
French wood & leather dining chairs, Mid-Century Modern, Craftsmanship, 1950's, France; Mid-Century Modern dining chairs. We have six of these chairs available, priced per piece. ...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Dining Chairs in New Bouclé Fabric by Spahn, Germany 1950s
Located in Almelo, NL
Mid-Century Modern dining chairs by Spahn, Germany 1950s. Newly reupholstered in a of white bouclé fabric that shows visual depth while providing a smooth finish to the touch. It is ...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Bouclé, Beech

Dinning Chair Ava Brass Fittings Solid Beige Seat and Textured Beige Backrest
Located in Lisbon, PT
Comfortable and elegant, Ava chair is a versatile piece where creativity meets no boundaries: fabrics, solid wood, lacquered wood and brass fittings are chosen and combined to produc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Brass

Set of 6 'Africa' Chairs by Afra & Tobia Scarpa for Maxalto, Italy 1975
Located in SITTARD, LI
A fantastic and highly desirable set 'Africa' chairs designed by Afra & Tobia Scarpa. Produced by Maxalto, Italy 1975. Solid walnut bases with ebony inlays, brass details and smooth ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer Black B64 Cesca Chairs, Italy, 1970
Located in Escalona, Toledo
Cesca chairs, model B64. Sale in pairs. Ten units available (five pairs). Tubular structure in black lacquered steel in excellent condition. Black lacquered beech wood frames an...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

Set of 10 Danish Dining Chairs by Niels Koefoed
Located in London, GB
A stunning set of ten Danish “Eva” dining chairs, these were designed by Niels Koefoed. They date from the 1960’s and were made by Koefoeds Hornslet. We have had these fully restore...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Velvet, Wood

Ember Chair by Sun at Six, Sienna and Forest, Midcentury Style Chair in Oak
Located in San Jose, CA
Sun at six is a contemporary furniture design studio working with traditional Chinese joinery masters to handcraft our pieces using traditional joinery. The Ember chair is a versatil...
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2010s Chinese Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

Set of six Carlo Scarpa Walnut and Black Leather Chairs for Bernini, Italy, 1977
Located in Sacile, PN
Carlo Scarpa walnut and black leather chairs mod. 1934/765 for Bernini, 1977. 765 is planned by Carlo Scarpa in 1934, year from which the chair will take subsequently the name, ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

Mid Century Green Velvet Chair Designed by Rajmund Halas, Poland, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Light form nice vintage chair designed by Prof. Rajmund Halas. It has been made of beechwood. Designed and produced in Poland. Chair is after undergone a complete upholstery renovati...
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20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Velvet, Textile, Beech

Set of 4 Midcentury Ward Bennett Brickel Associates Ash & Leather Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Designed by Ward Bennett for Brickel Associates, elegant leather armchairs. Made from ash wood and stained in a walnut finish, upholstered in leather. Stunning set of chairs, leather...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Ash, Leather

Charlotte Perriand Dining Chairs for Les Arcs Ski Resort, circa 1960s, Set of 13
Located in Arles, FR
Stunning set of chairs in the manner of the same that were made by DalVera and chosen by designer Charlotte Perriand for and used in the Les Arcs Ski Resort, circa 1960. We acquire...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

Austrian Midcentury Roland Rainer Beech Stacking Armchairs
Located in Vienna, AT
Austrian midcentury beechwood stacking Armchairs in very good slightly restored and refinished condition. The Seats and perforated backrests are made of bent plywood . This iconic s...
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Beech, Plywood

Set of 6 Dining Chairs by Sapporo for Mobil Girgi, Italy, 1970s
Located in amstelveen, NL
Set of 6 sculptural Italian dining chairs with saddle-stitched leather seats, black colored. Very comfortable even for larger sitters despite the slim profile. The color of the Itali...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut, Leather

10 Authentic Pierre Jeanneret Armless Dining Chairs, Teak, Cane, France/India
Located in Stamford, CT
Set of ten (10) Pierre Jeanneret hand cane arm less dining chairs. A rare set of authentic arm less dining chairs (not to restrict movement) re-polished and re-caned chairs in India....
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Teak

Large Group 20 Office Dining Chairs by Cosco
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional large set of approximately 20 chairs, in extraordinary clean, original condition. Stylish, well designed, solid, sturdy, ready to use. Orange tweed fabric, with protectiv...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

Unusual Brazilian Modern Jacaranda Wood Chairs
Located in Long Island City, NY
Brazilian-modern jacaranda chairs with leather sling seats complete with buckles, bentwood back frame and trumpet shaped legs. Underseat is made up of a sophisticated buckle with a h...
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20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Metal, Brass

Danish 1970’s Mid Century Chair by Niels Larsen/3 Available/Price is for 1 Chair
Located in London, GB
The price listed is for one chair. There are three chairs available Niels Larsen Moller was founded in Denmark in 1893 and initially made gymnasium equipment. These are rare t...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

“Tonneau” Fiberglass Chair by Pierre Guariche
Located in Sammushi, JP
"Tonneau" Chair released by Steiner. A product designed by Pierre Guariche in 1954. A rare early vintage with a shell made of fiberglass resin.
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

Vintage Flowers and Wood Swivel Bar Stool, Germany, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Stool from the turn of the 1960s. Produced in Germany. Beautiful, well crafted flower Italian upholstery. The stool consists of an upholstered part, a seat and brown wood legs. Not r...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

Set of Six Danish Dining Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
With sleek sculpted teak frames and upholstered seats and backs, this set of Mid-Century Danish dining chairs are a stylish addition to any dining room. Please confirm item location ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Teak

Guillerme et Chambron Set of Four Dining Chairs in Oak with Straw Seats
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Guillerme & Chambron for Votre Maison, dining chairs, oak, straw, France, 1960s Set of four elegant dining chairs in solid oak by Guillerme and Chambron. These chairs show the cha...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Straw, Oak

'Doni' Swivel Dining or Desk Chairs by Giancarlo Pirretti for KI
Located in Denver, CO
A pair of 'Doni' swivel task chairs with body conforming curves by Giancarlo Pirretti for KI. Perfect for extra guest chairs, dining chairs or desk chairs. Backrest and seat are i...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

‘Strip’ Chairs with Armrests in Dark-Brown Ashwood by Gijs Bakker for Castelijn
Located in Voorburg, NL
Very rare set of ‘Strip’ dining chairs with armrests, designed in 1974 by Gijs Bakker for Castelijn in the Netherlands (marked). Only a limited amount of these chairs were made with ...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Set of Six Arne Vodder Dining Chairs in Teak
Located in Berkeley, CA
Origin: Denmark Designer: Arne Vodder Manufacturer: Unknown Era: Unknown Materials: Teak, Wool Measurements (side chairs): 19? wide x 18? deep x 31.5? tall Captains Chairs: 22?...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Teak, Wool

Set of Six White Lacquer Bamboo Dining Chairs 1950s
Located in New York, NY
Set of 6 dining chairs in white lacquered bamboo with intricate woven criss cross backs and upholstered seats and backs by Henry Olko for Willow & Reed, American 1950's. Henry Olko ...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Bamboo, Lacquer

Pair of Chair Designed by František Jirák for Tatra, 1960's
Located in Praha, CZ
- made in Czechoslovakia - made of wood, fabric - wooden parts has some signs use - good, original condition.
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1960s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Wood, Fabric

Dark Green Velvet 'Shell' Chair, Europe, 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

Bar Chair Miami with Soft Blue and Green Upholstery, Black base, Brass Details
Located in Lisbon, PT
The iconic Miami bar chair combines clean lines with soft upholstery resulting in an effortless modern Classic that is perfectly proportioned. This versatile chair features enriching...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Brass, 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

Vico Magistretti "Carimate" Dining Chairs for Cassina, 1960, Set of 10
Located in Lonigo, IT
Vico Magistretti "Carimate" dining chairs for Cassina, black lacquered wood and straw seat, 1960, set of ten. The ‘Carimate’ chair is one of Vico Magistretti’s most famous chairs....
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Straw, Wood

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

Vintage Dining Chairs, Set of 4
Located in Bunnik, NL
Set of 4 chairs with backs made of papercord. Light, elegant dining chairs. Maple wood frame, seats reupholstered with woolen fabric. Rarely seen, they will be an eye catcher in the ...
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1960s British Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Wool, Papercord, Maple

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

Set of Four Vittorio Nobili for Fratelli Tagliabue Medea Chairs, Italy, 1950s
Located in London, GB
A stunning set of 4 original Vittorio Nobili Medea armchairs, for Fratelli Tagliabue, Italy, 1950s. One example stamped with makers mark. Fast shipping worldwide. UK custome...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

Set of Two Medea Chairs by Vittorio Nobili for Fratelli Tagliabue, Italy, 1950s
Located in Hellouw, NL
Set of two Medea chairs by Vittorio Nobili for Fratelli Tagliabue, Italy 1950s. These iconic Italian modern chairs have a great design. Enamelled iron bars are the frame of this chai...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

Mosquito Dining Chair in Black Oak, Wooden Frame and Plywood, Mid-Century Modern
Located in Ljubljana, SI
Named after its wing-like seat, the Mosquito Chair is a genuine eyecatcher, an elegant piece with a touch of poetry. This innovative design proved too demanding for 1950s manufacturi...
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2010s Slovenian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

Belgium Oak Brutalist Mid-Century Chairs by De Puydt '4'
Located in London, GB
Oak dining or armchairs by De Puydt. Belgium, c1970s. A flexible chair that can be used in the dining room, living room or bedroom as an occasional chair. Some wear comme...
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1970s Belgian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

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

Dining Chair Odisseia with Off-white Bouclé and Brass Handcrafted in Portugal
By DOOQ
Located in Lisbon, PT
Odisseia chair embodies the aesthetic spirit of the Space Age, a new kind of discreet luxury and comfort inspired by a futuristic era created by new visual experiences and concepts o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Brass

Set of Eight Yellow Ochre Boucle 'Shell' Chairs, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Eight beautiful chairs type 1020 colloquially called "shells" produced by the Slupsk centre of furniture industry in the 1960s in Poland. They are after full renovation upholstery an...
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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

Multiple Industrial Galvanitas S16 Dining Chairs in Black, Netherlands
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Functional / Industrial Galvanitas S16 plywood chairs in the style of Prouvé. Frames are made of folded sheet steel and seat / backpanel of resin plywood. Various colors, quantities ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern, Minimalist Wire Bar Stool, Lucy Bar Stool in Black
Located in Ontario, CA
The Lucy bar stool elevates the bar experience. Stunning in a commercial setting or as an accent to a home bar, this Mid-Century Modern inspired wire bar stool is durable and customi...
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2010s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

Set of Six 20th Century Light Crème Boucle 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 crème, durabl...
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20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Velvet, Beech

Scandinavian Midcentury Dining Chairs Model "Darby" by Torbjørn Afdal
Located in Karlstad, SE
Scandinavian midcentury dining chairs model Darby by Torbjørn Afdal for Nesjestranda Møbelfabrik, Norway. These sculptural rosewood chairs are constructed with an impressive sense f...
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20th Century Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

Mid-Century Nordisk Andels-Eksport Teak Captain Chairs, a Pair
Located in Esperance, NY
Mid-century Nordisk Andels-Eksport teak captain chairs - a pair.
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Teak

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