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Mid-Century Modern Lounge 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
Italian Midcentury Armchairs reupholstered in Luxury Blue Grey Velvet, 1950s
Located in Clivio, Varese
Magnificent pair of original Italian armchairs with brass tips from the mid-century, 1950s. The armchairs are equipped with springs inside for a soft and springy comfortable sitting ...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Bentwood Armchair and Ottoman
Located in Stamford, CT
A Mid-Century Modern lounge chair and ottoman featuring sweeping curves and bentwood framework, completely restored and reupholstered in heavy wool by Kravet. Ottoman dimensions: ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wool, Maple

Midcentury Danish Easy Lounge Chair in Mahogany Newly Upholstered in Boucle
Located in Ridgefield, CT
Super charming 1940-50s lounge chair with armrests and base in a nice Cuban Mahogany with great color and grain. Newly reupholstered and refurbished in a soft very comfortable boucle...
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1950s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Mahogany

S. Nacci for Ceriotti 'Cuccagna' Lounge Chair in Chenille
Located in Waalwijk, NL
S. Nacci for Ceriotti, ‘Cuccagna’ lounge chair, chenille, metal, plastic, Italy, 1970s Stunning lounge chair by Italian designer S. Nacci for manufacturer Ceriotti. The 'Cuccugna...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Leather Wingback Club Chair in the Manner of Fritz Henningsen
Located in San Francisco, CA
A very comfortable early mid century wingback lounge chair, Upholstered in fine cognac colored leather. The loose seat Cushion has feather fill. The leather is in almost perfect ...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Wood, Feathers

Exquisite Pair of Italian Lounge Chairs in Green and Yellow Velvet Upholstery
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pair of lounge chairs, velvet fabric, stained beech, Italy, 1950s These elegant shaped pair of lounge chairs of Italian origin comes with a gentle khaki green colored frame combin...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Velvet, Beech

Kwok Hoi Chan Boxer Leather Lounge Chair for Steiner, circa 1971, France
Located in Brussels, BE
Rare Kwok Hoi Chan boxer lounge chair for Steiner, circa 1971, France. Cream padded leather and tubular chromed steel. Very comfortable seat, in good original condition. The perfect ...
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Mid Century "Le Bambole" Lounge Chair by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, 1970's
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
A beautiful "Le Bambole" lounge chair, designed by Mario Bellini, 1970's. This lovely and comfortable chair is produced B&B Italia. It is newly upholstered in very soft Italian b...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Bouclé

Gigi Radice, Minotti Pair White Italian Lounge Chairs Brass Feet, 1950's
Located in New York, NY
Gigi Radice, Minotti pair white Italian lounge chairs black lacquer brass feet, 1950's Beautiful and elegant pair of mid century Italian chairs. Newly upholstered and lovely condition.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Mid Century Modern Pair of Large Comfortable White Leather Armchairs, Italy 1970
Located in Milano, IT
Couple of monumental armchairs with wood structure, black leather straps and white leather upholstery The large dimension and proportions give them a strong personality and a very c...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Alky Piretti Chairs, New Upholstered with High-end Fabric by Dedar, Italy
Located in Rijssen, NL
Giancarlo Piretti designed lounge “Alky” chairs newly re=filled and upholstered in a high-end Bouclé fabric Karakorum 007 DEDAR. A onderful heavy quality fabric The bouclé that int...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Set of Four Bamboo Armchairs and Table by Bonacina, Italy 1960's
Located in New York, NY
A set of four Italian bamboo armchairs by Bonacina, majestic in size and with great sculptural shape. They are rare and elegant, designed by Tito Agnoli for Bonacina in the 1960's. T...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Bamboo

Single Kappa Chair in Bouclé, France 1970
Located in New York, NY
Elegant armless lounge chair comprised of metal and upholstery, produced by the French manufacturer Kappa, circa 1970s France. Fully restored and upholstered in a crème bouclé. Satin...
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wool

4 Seat Home Theater Media Room Recliner Seating in White by American Leather Co.
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Offering one of our recent Palm Beach estate fine furniture acquisitions of a 4 seat American leather co home entertainment theatre recliner seating in white Pictures make it look l...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather

Louis Paolozzi White Faux Leather and Iron Lounge Chairs, Mid Century France
Located in New York, NY
Louis Paolozzi white faux leather and iron lounge chairs, Mid Century France Chic pair of lounge chairs designed by Louis Paolozzi. Very comfortable. Covered in original white lea...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Iron

Risto Halme for Peem Oy Lounge Chair Model Tina in Fiberglass
By Risto Halme
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Risto Halme for Peem Oy Finland, lounge chair, model Tina, fiberglass, fabric, Finland, 1970s Ultimate Space Age lounge or armchair designed by Risto Halme for Peem Oy in Finland....
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1970s Finnish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Fiberglass

Dunbar Party Chairs with Ottomans by Edward Wormley
Located in Chicago, IL
Edward Wormley "Party Chairs" with rare rolling ottomans. Dunbar model 7160. Fully restored and reupholstered. Ottomans measures 24 long x 18 deep x 13 tall.
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Velvet

Adrian Pearsall Style Mid Century Walnut Lounge Chairs, Pair
Located in Countryside, IL
Adrian Pearsall style mid century walnut lounge chairs - Pair Each chair measures: 24.5 wide x 25.5 deep x 27.75 inches high, with a seat height of 15 inches All pieces of furn...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Modern Occasional Chair with Full Grain Leather Straps Upholstery
Located in Seattle, WA
Solid Teak occasional lounge chair made of solid teak and full grain leather webbing and antique brown finish.
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Early 2000s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Teak

Mid Century Upholstered Arm Chair
Located in Palm Desert, CA
This is a stylish and classic mid century arm chair that has been newly upholstered in a beautiful soft cream chenille fabric. Four dark wooden legs support the chair. This would be ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chenille, Wood

Mid Century Swivel Chairs by Ico Parisi for MIM Italy, 1960s
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Mid century rosewood swivel/desk chairs by Ico Parisi for MIM Roma. (Mobili Italiani Moderni) Aluminum star-shaped base. Good condition. 1960s - Italy Dimensions: Hei...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Cantilevered Lounge Chair by Milo Baughman, C1965
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous cantilevered spring lounge chair by Milo Baughman. Very deep comfort, fabric is in very good condition, padding could use a little increase. Chrome is very clean with no pit...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Afra & Tobia Scarpa “Soriana” Chairs for Cassina, Bouclé Wool, 1969, Set of 2
Located in Lonigo, IT
Afra & Tobia Scarpa “Soriana” lounge chairs for Cassina, bouclé wool and chromed steel, 1969, set of two. Although technically designed in the 1960s, the "Soriana" model by the It...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Iron

Arne Norell "Mexico" Armchair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
“Mexico” armchair mounted on stained beech plinths. Seats, sides and backs fitted with buttons upholstered with green/brownish leather. Manufactured and marked by Norell Möbler, Swed...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Beech

Newly Upholstered Paul McCobb Attributed Velvet Lounge Chair with Ottoman
Located in New York, NY
Newly upholstered mohair velvet Paul McCobb attributed lounge chair. Button tufted back, refinished ebonized legs. Low stylish arms and angular legs. Single welting throughout. Very ...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Mohair, Velvet

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Leather & Mahogany Sergio Rodrigues Lounge Chairs
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Simple and elegant pair of Mid-Century Modern sculptural leather lounge chairs with Mahogany frames by Sergio Rodrigues. In excellent vintage condition with minimal wear. Sold as a p...
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1970s Brazilian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Charles & Ray Eames ES105 Lobby Chairs in Cognac Leather by Vitra
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Iconic lounge chairs designed by Charles & Ray Eames for the lobbies in Time & Life Building, Manhattan NY. These chairs are manufactured by Vitra in 1991. Chrome plated aluminum fra...
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1960s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum, Chrome

Jack Crebolder Turner Lounge Chair Harvink the Netherlands, 1982
Located in Etten-Leur, NL
Beautiful sculptural “Turner” lounge chair designed by Jack Crebolder for Harvink, The Netherlands 1982. This chair is also nicknamed “Cobra”. Although the chair by view may suggest ...
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1980s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Pair of George Nelson 5681 Loose Cushion Group Lounge Chairs US 1960s
Located in Berlin, DE
Pair of George Nelson Loose Cushion Group lounge chairs US 1960s Original Condition with hardened foam. We recommend to reupholster.
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric

Heywood Wakefield Mid-Century Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Located in Countryside, IL
Heywood Wakefield Mid-century lounge chair and ottoman This chair measures: 28 wide x 30.5 deep x 28 inches high, with a seat height of 15 and chair clearance of 22 inches This...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Adrian Pearsall Lounge Chair
Located in San Francisco, CA
A rare 109-C lounge chairs designed by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates. Black iron frames and ball feet. Would benefit from reupholstering Arm height 23".
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Iron

Stylish White Leather Global Views 2367 Mimi Chair
Located in London, GB
Global Views - 2367 - Mimi Chair - Reminiscent of the glamorous 1960's, the Global Views Mimi Chair marries modern design, exceptional craftsmanship, and very livable comfort. The ba...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather

Milo Baughman Tilt/Swivel Lounge Chairs in Dusty Blue Mohair
Located in Dallas, TX
Newly reupholstered in high quality mohair with chrome bases.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Bentwood and Dark Brown Leather Falcon Chair by Sigurd Ressel for Vatne Mobler
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Chocolate brown "Falcon" lounge chair designed by Sigurd Ressel for Vatne Möbler in Norway. This Falcon chair is in overall good condition and the leather shows a great patina true ...
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1970s Norwegian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Bentwood

Pr Cantilevered Garden Patio Poolside Chairs by Salterini
Located in New York, NY
Great pair of cantilevered lounge chairs by Salterini. The chairs feature a wrought iron zig zag trim which runs along the back and down the arms, metal mesh seat and back, on heave ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Modern Light Brown Rattan Basket Chairs
Located in Wolfurt, AT
Mid-Century Modern light brown Rattan basket chairs. The chairs are often described as coconut-shaped. They feature a light brown rattan seat shell and a base of lacquered iron. The ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Iron

Rattan Armchair, 1960s
Located in Lasne, BE
armchairs in rattan. Seat height: 38cm. Wear due to time and age of the chairs.
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Rattan

Nanna Ditzel Pair of Two Lounge Chairs Model 'ND83' in Original Green Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Nanna Ditzel for Soren Willadsen, easy chairs model 'ND83', beech, original leather, Denmark, 1952. Set of two round lounge chairs with a beech frame and green leather upholstery....
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1950s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Beech, Leather

Theo Ruth for Artifort 'Congo' Easy Chairs in Colourful Fabric
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Theo Ruth for Artifort, ‘Congo’ lounge chairs, wood, fabric, the Netherlands, 1952 Set of colorful iconic ‘Congo’ easy chairs by Theo Ruth. These chairs have a unique construction, ...
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1950s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Brutalist Lounge Chaise Leather Chair Iron Frame Tripod
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration a Mid-Century Modern chaise tripod chair. Constructed with iron frame and upcycled leather with a Brutalist patchwork texture. The leather is secured with vint...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Iron

Pair of French Art Deco Armchairs in Wood and Cane, 1950s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Amazing pair of French art deco armchairs. The frame of the chairs is in a warm, rich brown, which contrasts beautifully with the cane. Very classy look because of the sculptural fra...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Cane, Wood

Presidential Armchair by Jorge Zalszupin, 1960
Located in Melides, PT
Presidential armchair By Jorge Zalszupin 1960 “Presidencial” Armchairs designed by Jorge Zalszupin in 1960's. The piece features unique profile views from all angles. Structure m...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Set of Two Lounge Chair by Jaroslav Šmídek for Jitona, 1960s
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia. The item made of beechwood. Upholstered seat and backrest in new upholstery. Completely restored.
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1960s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Beech

Pair of Nanna Ditzel ND83 Lounge Chairs for Søren Willadsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Nanna Ditzel ND83 lounge chairs for Søren Willadsen, Denmark, c.1950s. These 1952-designed chairs by Ditzel feature oak frames and back supports that connect to the splayed l...
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1950s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Upholstery, Wood, Teak

Norwegian Modern Exposed Teak Lounge Chair with Original Upholstery
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern arm chair with a continuous, exposed teak arm / back trim (Norway, ca. 1960s). Retains the original upholstery composed of a charcoal wool frame with a contrasting...
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1960s Norwegian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wool, Teak

Vintage Organic Modern Rattan Wicker Wave Chaise Lounge
Located in Framingham, MA
Vintage Scandinavian Modern wicker bamboo chaise lounge chair. Clean organic flowing lines. Ergonomically designed for supreme comfort. Rattan has been thoroughly cleaned and re-lacq...
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1970s Scandinavian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Canvas, Bamboo, Wicker, Cane, Rattan

Barrel Swivel Lounge Chair
Located in Fulton, CA
Substantial swivel lounge chair made of solid butcher block. Perfect circular form with opening for seating. Very recent new upholstery. Reversible seat cushion. This is a finely cra...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Oak

Midcentury Bentwood Armchair, circa 1970
Located in Belmont, MA
Midcentury bentwood armchair with uniquely designed armrests, circa 1970. The chair is in good condition. The upholstery is original. The fabric is in good condition with some wear ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Maple

Westnofa Mid Century Rosewood and Brown Leather Rocking Chair
Located in Countryside, IL
Westnofa mid century rosewood and brown leather rocking chair Rocking chair measures: 27 wide x 30 deep x 36 high, with a 20.5 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in w...
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1970s Norwegian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

Mid Century Leather Armchair
Located in Port Chester, NY
Mid-Century Modern style leather upholstered armchair with a floating headrest, with vintage style aniline top grade brown leather with a tub back form, cushion seat and raised on sp...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather

De Sede Lounge Chair Model 'DS31' in Patinated Leather with Ottoman
Located in Waalwijk, NL
De Sede, lounge chair model 'DS31' with ottoman, leather, metal, Switzerland, 1970s Highly comfortable 'DS31' swivel chair with a high back and ottoman in black leather by DeSede....
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1970s Swiss Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Adrian Pearsall Tall Back Brown Lounge Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Striking pair of Mid Century Classi Walnut framed lounge chairs upholstered in a Chestnut brown fabric with a slight gold metallic thread. New upholstery and padding. Mint Restored f...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of Swivel Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern swivel club chairs. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).  
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric

Andre Vandenbeuck Pair of 'Aluline' Lounge Chairs in Black Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Andre Vandenbeuck for Straessle, pair of easy chairs, metal, black leather, Switzerland, 1960s These well-designed easy chairs are produced by Strassle in the 1960s. Functional and ...
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1960s Swiss Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Brayton International Club Chairs in Orange Leather, Pair
Located in Wilton, CT
When designing a comfort focused living space, nothing is more important than an effortless pair of club chairs. It would be wise to revisit midcentury style to achieve proportions w...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Upholstery, Wood

20th Century Art Deco Baby Pink Armchair, 1950s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
An unusual chair with organic shapes. A spring seat, very comfortable. After full carpentry and upholstery renovation. Padded with high-quality velour velvet (color 21). It was produ...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Velvet, Beech

Pair of Mid-Century Lounge Chairs by Gardner Leaver for Steelcase
Located in San Antonio, TX
Pair of mid-century lounge chairs designed by Gardner Leaver for Steelcase features brown leather and stainless steel frame and base. Lounge chairs are in overall good condition.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Mid-Century Rope Seat Rocking Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful vintage rocking chair features a rush seat and was made in Yugoslavia. The unique design of this piece provides stylish and comfortable seating in any setting. Please ...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs