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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
French Designer, Lounge Chairs or Arm Chairs Solid Oak, Shearling, France, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of solid oak and shearling / sheepskin upholstery lounge chairs / arm chairs designed and produced in France 1950s.
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Sheepskin, Oak

Walter Knoll Pair of Lounge Chairs in Off-White Upholstery
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Walter Knoll for Walter Knoll & GmbH, lounge chairs, model 369, fabric, metal, Germany, design 1956. Pair of iconic '369' lounge chairs designed by Walter Knoll in 1956. This pio...
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1950s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

1950's Alf Svensson ''Teve'' Lounge Chairs in Beech and Sheepskin
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of swedish modern lounge chairs in beech and sheepskin by Alf Svensson for x, 1950´s. New shearling upholstery and restaured.
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1950s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Sheepskin, Beech

Swivel Armchair with Soft Velvet and Brass Detail Panorama
By DOOQ
Located in Lisbon, PT
Swivel armchair with soft cotton velvet by Pierre Frey in Kiwi and Dijon color and satin brass detail. New and Made to Order. If you are planning on ordering an upholstery item wit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Midcentury Chrome Jules Heumann for Metropolitan Pair Cantilever Lounge Chairs
Located in Chicago, IL
Gorgeous pair midcentury cantilever lounge chairs by Jules Heumann for Metropolitan Furniture, circa 1970. Newly upholstered in a soft blue wool, with high polish chrome base. Meas...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of 'Elettra' Lounge Chairs by BBPR, Arflex, Italy 1953, Compasso D'Oro 1954
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Stunning and rare pair of original period 'Elettra' lounge chairs by the famous ground breaking architect studio partnership BBPR (Gianluigi Banfi (1910-1945), Lodovico Barbiano di B...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Poul Hundevad High Back Lounge Chair
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Designer: Poul Hundevad. Manufacturer: Uknown. Period/Model: Mid-Century Modern. Specs: Teak, Leather. Condition: This Poul Hundevad high back lounge chair is in excellent...
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1950s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Teak

Lawrence Peabody Wingback Lounge Chairs for Richardson Nemschoff
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Designer: Lawrence Peabody. Manufacturer: Nemschoff. Period/Model: Mid-Century Modern. Specs: Elm, lThick Weave Fabric. Condition: These Lawrence Peabody Wingback lounge c...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Elm

Seating as Minimalist Sculpture, 4 Elements by Uredat, 1969, Mohair Upholstery
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Amazing, museum quality, modular 'CORBI' seating set, composed of four elements, designed by Klaus Uredat for 'COR', Germany, 1969 complete with the original purchase invoice dated 1...
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1960s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Mohair, Foam, Wood

Set of 2 Patchwork De Sede DS-11 Chairs, 1970
Located in amstelveen, NL
Set of 2 cognac leather patchwork De Sede DS11 chairs. The chairs are a bit different in color. Amazing patina.  
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Rare Erik Kirgegaard Model 52 Walnut Armchair with Blue Tweed Seat
Located in New York, NY
Stunning walnut Model 52 chair by Erik Kirkegaard for Høng Stolefabrik. Reupholstered seat in blue tweed. Measurements: W: 22 1/2" D: 21" H: 29 1/4" Seat height is 18".
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Teak, Upholstery

Genuine Leather Cofemo Eames Style Lounge Chair and Ottoman Made in Italy
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Cofemo is absolutely the Cadillac of Eames inspired replicas. Made in Italy in the 1970's, the construction, materials, fit / finish and design are best by far. -- First and fore...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Faux Leather, Beech, Bentwood

De Pas, D’Urbino & Lomazzi for BBB Bonacchina 'Gomma' Pair of Lounge Chairs
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Gionathan de Pas & Donato D’Urbino & Paolo Lomazzi for BBB Bonacchina, lounge chairs, model 'Gomma', polyurethane, fabric, Italy, circa 1969. Eccentric pair of lounge chairs desi...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Fiberglass

Circular Contemporary Armchair in Black Oakwood and Natural Cane
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary lounge chair. The seat is upholstered in 100% cotton velvet and the back in woven cane. The darkened wood structure provides strength and lightness to the piece. Materi...
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2010s Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Cane, Wood

1960s Thayer Coggin Wingback Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of wingback lounge chairs by Thayer Coggin. Solid walnut frame and newly upholstered. Labeled.
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1960s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Reupholstered ‘Alky’ Lounge Chairs in the Style of Giancarlo Piretti
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Lounge chairs, fabric, metal, Italy, 1970s These lounge chairs strongly remind of Giancarlo Piretti’s ‘Alky’ lounge chair (1969), yet they feature characteristic differences. Wher...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

Forsyth Bespoke Womb Chair and Ottoman in New Zealand Sheepskin, Smokey Taupe
Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
A favorite of the Forsyth design team! We have an incredible collection of vintage chairs and design icons waiting for a new life. Our upcycled womb chairs are some of our most po...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Sheepskin

Lounge Chairs, Mid-20th Century
Located in Greding, DE
Pair of lounge chairs on x-shaped frames and wine red seat cushions.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Other

Vintage Sculptural Walnut Lounge Chairs in the Manner of Erwin Lambeth
Located in Burbank, CA
Wonderful pair of vintage sculptural walnut lounge chairs in the manner of Erwin Lambeth and manufactured in the United States, circa 1950s. These incredible chairs feature solid wal...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Walnut

Iconic Super Rare Original Edition 'Libro' Chair by Gruppo Dam, Busnelli, 1970
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Amazing and super rare original edition of the iconic ,radical 'libro' chair designed in 1970 by Gruppo DAM (Designer Associati Milano) in collaboration with the avant garde design g...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass, Steel

Ignazio Gardella, Lounge Chair, Brass, Metal, Yellow Velvet, Gavina, Italy 1957
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An early and adjustable "Digamma" lounge chair designed by Ignazio Gardella for Gavina, Italy 1957. The chair features a yellow velvet upholstery, metal, with brass feet.  
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal, Brass

Beautiful Ico Parisi '856' Leather Lounge Chairs, Cassina, 1957
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Lovely and important pair of original 1957 Ico Parisi “856” lounge chairs finished in high quality leather, manufactured by Cassina, Meda (Milan), Italy. .This distinctive design wa...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Afra & Tobia Scarpa 'Soriana' Chaise Lounge Chair with Ottoman in Red Corduroy
Located in Berlin, DE
Afra & Tobia Scarpa 'Soriana' chaise lounge chair with ottoman in red corduroy Iconic chaise lounge by Italian designer couple Afra & Tobia Scarpa designed in 1969 and produced by...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Groovy Lounge Chairs Boucle Off-White 1980's
Located in Boven Leeuwen, NL
Very beautiful Groovy chairs from the 80's. New upholstery in a off-white boucle. You can place them together as a sofa or separate as lounge chairs. Beautiful design!
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1980s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Bouclé

Contemporary Armchair in Black Oakwood and Boucle Fabric
Located in New York, NY
The seat is upholstered in high quality boucle fabric and the back in woven cane. The darkened wood structure provides strength and lightness to the piece. Dimensions: Width 34” x d...
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2010s Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Bouclé, Cane, Wood

Arnold Madsen, Lounge Chair, Wood, Fabric, Denmark, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A lounge chair or "clam chair" designed by Arnold Madsen and produced in Denmark 1940s-1950s. It features stained wood, vintage fabric. Previously attributed to Philip Arctander.
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1950s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Børge Mogensen: “The Runner Chair”, Pair of High-Backed Mahogany Easy Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Børge Mogensen: “The Runner Chair”. A pair of high-backed mahogany with adjustable back. Loose cushions upholstered with red alcantara. Model 2254. Designed 1956–57. Manufactured and...
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1950s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Mahogany

Tulip Group Lounge Chairs in Rosewood by K M Wilkins for G-Plan of England
Located in Chattanooga, TN
This incredible set was purchased new in Glasgow, Scotland in 1970. We acquired from the original owners who kept them in pristine condition. Designed by K.M. Wilkins for G-Plan of E...
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1970s English Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Velvet, Rosewood

Pair of Marius & Marius Lounge Chairs by Mario Marenco for Arflex, 1970s
Located in amstelveen, NL
Pair of Cognac leather lounge chairs produced by Arflex in the 70s. Designed by Mario Marenco. Wooden base. The seat, back, and armrests are made of padded cushions. We also have a m...
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1970s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather

3 Pc. Cantilevered Wrought Iron Garden Patio Lounge Chairs Att. to Woodard
Located in New York, NY
Wrought iron and metal mesh cantilevered lounge chairs in very good original condition, clean and ready to use. We have three of these available, they are priced and offered individ...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wrought Iron

Superb 'Grand Prix' lounge chairs & sofa by Sculptor Maurice Calka, Arflex, 1960
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Fabulous, super rare, and monumental sculptural form 'Grand Prix' lounge set by prestigious French sculptor Maurice Calka (1921-1999) for Arflex, Italy, 1960. The upholstery on ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel, Nickel

Pair of Mid-Century Italian Wingback Arm Chairs, Green Velvet, Gilt Metal Legs
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of Mid-Century Italian Wingback Arm Chairs, Green Velvet, Gilt Metal Legs. Each in a nice Green Velvet upholstery on Gilt Metal Legs. Both having high tufted backs. Seat height:...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Velvet

Rare Tove & Edvard Kindt-Larsen Danish Teak Chair with Yellow Ochre Leather Seat
Located in New York, NY
Rare Tove & Edvard Kindt-Larsen teak side chair with yellow ochre leather seat. Stunning design. Measurements: H: 28.5" W: 23" D: 20" Seat height is 18.5" and armrests are...
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1950s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Teak

Pair of "Bouloum" Chaise Longue by Olivier Mourgue
Located in Toronto, ON
This iconic fibreglass cast lounge chair is suitable for indoor or outdoor (great by the pool) applications. It is designed by French designer Olivier Mourgue in the 1960's for Airbo...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fiberglass, Polyester

First Edition P32 Lounge Set by Borsani, Early Triangulated Form Wire Base, 1956
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Stunning, rare early first edition 1956 "32" series lounge set by Italian designer Osvaldo Borsani for 'Tecno', Italy. This set comprises a pair of first edition 'P32' lounge and the...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Faux Leopard Fur Hand Carved High Back Witco Tiki Thrown King Chairs
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Take a walk on the wild side, or maybe just have a seat there with scepter in hand. Each thrown has been recovered in high-quality, cruelty free, faux-fur that very much resembles th...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Cedar

1970s Shell Lounge Chair in Bouclé Upholstery
Located in Praha, CZ
- made in Germany - newly upholstered -veneered round wooden base - Height of seat 38 cm.
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1960s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Bouclé, Wood

Danish 1940s Flemming Lassen Attributed High Back Lounge Chair
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Beautiful Flemming Lassen attributed high back lounge chair made circa 1940. This iconic lounge chair is probably one of the most perfect high backs ever designed. Perfect statement ...
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1940s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wool, Beech

Renaldo Zeri "Ellispse" Italian Rocker Lounge Chair for Selig
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Renaldo Zeri "Ellispse" Lounge Rocker in the style of Milo Baughman. For years said to be Milo Baughman but actually Italian, chair has Italy Label. Fabulous original upholstery in a...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Florence Knoll Tan Leather Button Tufted Lounge Chair, 1970s
Located in PAU, FR
Florence Knoll lounge chair in tan leather with button tufted seat and back on a chrome-plated steel base. Labeled Art Metal - Knoll Corp., June 9 1971 The chair has some losses to ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Pair of Easy Chairs with Ottomans in Oak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pair of lounge chairs with ottomans, in oak, Germany, 1950s. Modular chaise longue, existing of a lounge chair and ottoman. These relaxing hunting chairs show a basic minimal des...
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1950s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Rope, Oak

Gio Ponti Style Sculptural Pair of Mid Century Lounge Chairs and Ottoman
Located in Bernville, PA
Luxurious pair of midcentury lounge chairs and ottoman in the style of Selig Furniture Company. Professionally restored in a gloss finish and perfectly complimented with soft, cream ...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

Gio Ponti ''Ninfea'' Chairs, 1958, Published with Certificate from Ponti Archive
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Beautiful pair of 1958 Gio Ponti "Ninfea Pieghevole" folding lounge chairs finished in italian walnut with the original red fabric. This pair come with a hand signed certificate from...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Iconic Eero Aarnio Ball Chair by Adelta
Located in Dronten, NL
Original ball chair designed by Eero Aarnio and manufactured by Adelta, Finland. The Ball chair was designed in 1963 and debuted at the Cologne Furniture Fair in 1966. The chair is ...
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Late 20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

Gio Ponti Model 516 Pair of Lounge Chairs, Cream White Painted Walnut, 1950
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of armchairs, model “516”, originally designed by Ponti for the furnishing of Tranatlantico Conte Biancamano, Manufactured by Figli di Amadeo Cassina (Cassina), Italy, c. 1950 ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Textile, Walnut

Superb Pair of Suede Willy Rizzo Lounge Chairs, Signed Studio Willy Rizzo, 1969
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Extremely rare pair of signed Willy Rizzo lounge chairs finished in suede with stainless steel bases. These are very early examples which were produced by the 'Studio Willy Rizzo...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Stainless Steel

60s Unique Metal Cantilever Framed Lounge Chair with Pine Seat
Located in Amstelveen, Noord
This french lounge chair features a rather unique design. Very strong and clean flat lines structure the chair that finds its comfort in the minimum moving cantilever framing. The bu...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Restored Early Production Wood Frame Zanuso 'Lady' Chairs, 1951, Mohair Fabric
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Superb pair of fully restored, very early production wood frame 'Lady' lounge chairs designed by Italian architect Marco Zanuso for Arflex, Italy in 1951. The chairs are finished in...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Woven Rattan High Back Lounge Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Woven Rattan Peacock style lounge chair with built-in arm rests and round base. In original condition, with minimal wear and rattan loss. Wear is consistent with its age and use.
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Rattan

1970's Vintage Lilac Suede Armchair
Located in London, GB
A very stylish and extremely comfortable vintage lounge chair upholstered in a gorgeous lilac suede fabric. This was made in England, it dates from the 1970’s. The quality is amaz...
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric

Danish Early Midcentury or Art Deco Lounge Chair in Stained Mahogany
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Superb Danish late Art Deco early midcentury chairs from the early 1940s with spring cushions and beautiful open armrests and legs carved in solid mahogany with great grain and patin...
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1940s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Mahogany

Pair of Contemporary Rattan Armchairs Offered in Mud Velvet
Located in New York, NY
Handcrafted of wooden structure with a retro pattern design and high armrests. The arms attached to the back made of woven Vienna straw provides a sense of continuity. Materials & ...
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2010s Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Guido Faleschini Swivel Lounge Chair by Mariani for Pace
Located in Chattanooga, TN
If only it was possible to order a hundred of these marvels brand new in a rainbow of colors and fabrics. The world would be a better place. There's something really special about th...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Guglielmo Veronesi Pink Silk Velvet Pearl Lounge Chair, ISA Bergamo, Italy, 1950
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Guglielmo Veronesi Pink Silk Velvet Pearl ('Perla") Lounge Chair, ISA Bergamo, Italy, c. 1950; The I.S.A. (Industria Salotti e Arredamenti) factory, also known as ISA, ISA Bergamo an...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Velvet, Wood

Pair of Armchairs by Hans Ehrlin
Located in Memphis, TN
A pair of rare, high-back safari model chairs from the mid-60s, designed by Hans Ehrlin for Nordiska Kompaniet. Armrest in leather, seat and back in black canvas with padded removabl...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wood, Leather, Canvas

Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chair w Large Ottoman by Harvey Probber
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous and all original lounge chair with ottoman c1958 by Harvey Probber, tag is present. In excellent vintage condition with minimal wear to the wood, foam is a little dry and th...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Walnut

Lounge Chair by Janine Abraham & Dirk Jan Rol for Rougier, France, 1950s
Located in Utrecht, NL
This beautiful woven rattan chair combines Janine Abraham’s imagination with Dirk Jan Rol’s architectural construction skills. From the circular woven center to the shell of the ...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Bamboo Wicker Woven Rattan Pair of Wood Chairs White Cushion, France, 1970's
Located in New York, NY
Bamboo woven rattan pair of wood chair white cushion, France 1970's Stylish and lovely pair of comfortable chairs. New cushions and upholstery. Imported from France.
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wicker, Wood

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