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Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage 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. The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field.

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 chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other 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
Geoffrey Harcourt for Artifort Pair of Swivel Office Chairs in Purple Upholstery
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Geoffrey Harcourt for Artifort, pair of office chairs, aluminum, fabric. The Netherlands, 1970s These office chairs were designed by Geoffrey Harcourt and manufactured by Artifort i...
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1970s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum

Set of 15 Kilta 'Model 1106/3' Chairs by Olli Mannermaa for Cassina, 1960s
Located in amstelveen, NL
Kilta chair, Olli Mannermaa, Cassina, 1960. The Kilta chair is a Finnish design Classic. Kilta’s timeless design and very comfortable seating guarantee its continuing popularity. ...
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1960s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Steel

Gastone Rinaldi Armchair Set for RIMA, 1960's
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Beautiful Gastone Rinaldi set of armchairs for RIMA, Italy 1960s. With this armchair the Italian design master shows his honest aestheticism. With its slender metal frame and le...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Steel

Swivel Desk Chair in Beige Wool and Oak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Swivel desk chair, beech, oak, chromed metal, plastic, wool, Europe, 1960s Nicely sculpted office chair based on an interesting composition of geometrical shapes. The armrests fea...
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1960s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal, Chrome

Pair of Dark Brown Plum Leather Break Side Chairs Mario Bellini for Cassina Mint
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of dark brown plum leather break side chairs Mario Bellini for Cassina Mint.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather

Elmar Flototto Model S22 Stacking Chairs with Arms Pagholz Germany 1970
Located in Etten-Leur, NL
Large lot of 30 stacking chairs with armrests model S22 designed by Elmar Flototto and manufactured by Pagholz, Germany 1970. These chairs have black v-shaped metal frames and dark b...
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1970s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

Arne Jacobsen Model 3117 Adjustable Desk Work Chairs, 1955, Early Matching Pair
Located in London, GB
Arne Jacobsen (designer) Fritz Hansen (manufacturer), Denmark Pair of Model 3117 desk chairs, designed 1955 Black lacquered veneered plywood, nickel-plated steel, swivel base on...
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1950s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Plywood

Eames Mid Century Purple Fiberglass Shell Chair
Located in Countryside, IL
Eames mid century purple fiberglass shell chair Chair measures: 24.75 wide x 25 deep x 29 high, with a seat height of 18 inches and arm height of 25 inches All pieces of furnitur...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Chrome

1958, Eames, EA 107 for Vitra, Static Non Swivel Black Net Weave
Located in IJMuiden, NL
EA 108 with mesh seat in black. Beautiful condition with just tiny traces of wear on the chrome base. Weight 7.5 kg.               
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1950s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome, Metal

Six Eugen Schmidt High-Back Conference Chairs in Leather and Wood
Located in Hellouw, NL
Six Eugen Schmidt high-back conference or office chairs in leather and wood. Sophisticated chair with robust look. It has armchairs on both sides and the high-back slightly leans bac...
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1960s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Walnut Naugahyde Chairs Attrib Jens Risom
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern, side chairs atrributed to Jens Risom feature walnut frames with caramel brown Naugahyde upholstery.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Walnut

Pair of Mies Van Der Rohe Tubular Chrome Black Leather Brno Chairs by Knoll 1980
Located in Norwich, GB
Pair of Knoll Brno chairs in black leather and steel chrome plated tubular frames. Circa 1980s. Paper label. Originally designed in 1930 by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for the Tugend...
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1980s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome

20th Century Vintage Grey Velvet Swivel Armchair, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Swivel armchair from the 1970s, produced in the Silesian furniture factory in Swiebodzin - at the moment they are unique. Due to their dimensions, they perfectly blend in even in sma...
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20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Midcentury Open Armchair Lounge Chair Compass Legs Original Woven Seat and Back
Located in Mimizan, FR
Midcentury open armchair, circa 1950-1960 Original woven vinyl back and seat Measure: Arm height 66cms Very good condition for its age. We also offer free shipping to England and...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Wood, Ash

Single Vintage Fabric Contractor Base Eames Swiveling Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Single vintage fabric contractor base Eames swiveling chair. Perfect as a side chair or a desk chair. Stamped Herman Miller under the seat.
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Large Stock of Stackable Galvanitas S17 Industrial Dining Chairs
Located in Voorburg, NL
Highly wanted and in multiple colors and quantities, with bespoke service available: the Industrial S17 stacking chairs by Galvanitas. These Sculptural chairs are made for optimal co...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Ea 216 Soft Pad Desk Chair by Charles & Ray Eames for ICF, 1970s
Located in Lasne, BE
Leather armchair with aluminum base and castor. stamped under the seat Herman Miller ICF . Adjustable in height. Wear due to time and age of the chair (see photo) Seat height 54cm.
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1970s Central American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum

Impeccable Molded Swiveling Armchair by Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Impeccable molded swiveling armchair by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. Contractor base model.
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Steel

Yellow Molded Fiberglass Swivel Shell Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Yellow molded fiberglass swivel shell chair with arms and black metal four-legged base. This chair is in beautiful condition and makes for a perfect desk chair.
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of Auxiliary or Desk Armchairs, Attributed De Coene Frères, Belgium, 1940s
Located in Girona, ES
Pair of auxiliary or desk armchairs, solid cherrywood, French polish. New seat and mauve wool upholstery. Attributed to De Coene Frères. Belgium, circa 1940 Measures: Seat hei...
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1940s Belgian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Wool, Cherry

Harry Bertoia Set of Four Knoll Chairs, 1960's
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Classic early modernist design Limited production design for only one year Wonderful periwinkle blue molded fiberglass form Architectural enameled steel base Original screws and cond...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Fiberglass

Planula Swivel Desk Chairs by Perry King and Santiago Miranda, 1970s
Located in amstelveen, NL
Perry King and Santiago Miranda for Planula, attributed to Ettore Sottsass, Italy, 1970s. Rare set of swivel desk chairs. The seat shows clean lines with a tilted backrest and arm...
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1970s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Planula Swivel Desk Chair by Perry King and Santiago Miranda, 1970s
Located in amstelveen, NL
Perry King and Santiago Miranda for Planula, attributed to Ettore Sottsass, Italy, 1970s. Stunning swivel and reclinable large desk chair. The seat shows clean lines with a tilted...
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1970s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Ward Bennett for Brickel and Associates Desk Conference Chair
Located in Pasadena, TX
Bumper desk chair by Ward Bennett for Brickel and Associates Ward Bennett for Brickel and Associates Task Chair Bronze 4-star swivel conference room chair in a green tweed fabric....
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Fabric

Red Florence Knoll Style Swivel Tilt Desk Chair by Fortress Furniture
Located in Ferndale, MI
I believe this is red ultra suede fabric on rolling chrome base. Very nice condition. Chair swivels and tilts. Manufactured by Fortress furniture of California. There are four availa...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Alberto Meda Office Chair from Alias Italy
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Alberto Meda for Alias - chair 'meeting frame 436' The chair was produced in the year 2007, in Italy. This was done by Alias, an Italian high end production company. The designer o...
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Early 2000s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Eight Knoll International Brno Chairs by Mies Van Der Rohe
Located in Belmont, MA
Eight Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (German, 1886-1968) for Knoll International Brno Chairs, United States, 1982, polished stainless steel frames, original upholstery, with Knoll Internat...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Preben Fabricius Jorgen Kastholm FK6727 Bird Office Chairs, 1964
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Very nice set of 6 office chairs model FK6727 designed by Prebent Fabricius and Jorgen Kastholm and manufactured by Kill International, Germany, 1964. These chairs have a 5 star base...
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1960s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Pierre Jeanneret PJ-SI-53-A Box Chair / Authentic Mid-Century Modern Chandigarh
Located in Zürich, CH
This chair is a fantastic piece, finally it's iconic. It is raw in its simplicity, nothing too much but still nothing is missing. It is a chair with a very strong shape. In the big s...
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1960s Indian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Cane, Teak

Mid-Century Modern Fritz Hansen Swivel Office Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning vintage modern desk chair boasts a tag underneath with the date 1980 and designer name, "Fritz Hansen." A lovely Danish design that combines comfort and convenience per...
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Saarinen Executive Armchair in Fog Luxe Suede, Swivel Base, Set of 6
Located in Wilton, CT
We have been restoring Saarinen executive chairs for years in every fabric one can imagine, right in our very own workroom. We’ve restored these chairs using a soft yet durable Luxe ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Bespoke Leather Chair with Hand-Cast Brass Base, by P. Tendercool
Located in Bangkok, TH
Model: chair-PT40 Seat: Leather Seat color: Marron Glace Base: Hand-cast brass Base finish: Golden sand Dimensions: 52 x 50 x 78 cm; Seat height 46cm (w x d x h) 20.5 x 19.7 x 30.71...
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2010s Thai Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Brass

Charles & Ray Eames Armless Aluminum Group Swivel Chairs. Aluminum, Brown Fabric
Located in Kansas City, MO
Four Charles and Ray Eames Aluminum Group Chairs. Price is for Each. Cast aluminum, original brown upholstery, with swivel mechanisms that work perfectly. The upholstery shows some s...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Classic Leather Office Chair, Chateau Blue
Located in Westwood, NJ
A classic leather office chair in Chateau blue. This stately chair has a smooth leather interior and exterior and is accented with nailhead trim accents. It rests on a 5 prong base. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Very Comfortable Office Chair by Charles Pollock for Comforto, 1960s
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
12 chairs available. Very comfortable and elegant desk chairs from Comforto. Design by Charles Pollock. The classic par excellence. Measures: Seat height 46cm, seat width 58cm,...
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1960s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

1 Ward Bennett for Brickel and Associates Leather Desk Conference Chair
Located in Pasadena, TX
1 Ward Bennett for Brickel and associates barrel-back leather chair 4-star anodized bronze base swivel conference room chair in a rich brown leather. Chair swivels and is hei...
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1970s North American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather

Pair of Office Chairs by Ettore Sottsass & Hans Von Klier, 1969
Located in Berlin, Berlin
Pair of office chairs designed by Ettore Sottsass and Hans von Klier. Italy, Design Centre (Poltronova), 1969. An original set of the 'PROGRESS' swivel chairs. Yellow leatherette ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Post Modern Office Desk Side Dining Chair by Steelcase
Located in New York, NY
Chic architectural, ergonomic design office, side desk, dining chairs by Steelcase. The chairs feature yellow tweed continuous seats and backs, with dark gray plastic shells, on chro...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Charles & Ray Eames EA119 Executive Office Chairs by Vitra
Located in Dronten, NL
Executive office chair, model EA119, designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Vitra / Herman Miller. High backrest and seat in black Hopsak fabric. Frame, armrests and five-star base ...
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2010s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

'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 Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Charles Pollock Executive Armchairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
wonderful executive armchairs designed by Charles Pollock for Knoll in 1956, black leather upholstery with black arms on a four star stainless steel swivel/tilt control base with cas...
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1980s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Set of Seven Vintage Modern Conference or Dining Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This set of seven vintage armchairs offer wide comfortable seats complete with sturdy chrome frames and molded armrests. A sleek design that boasts a chrome rod frame with an ellipse...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Industrial Midcentury Architect's Chair
Located in Appeltern, Gelderland
This beautifully aged piece is full of character. The industrial look will fit in your home, office or workshop perfectly. The stool has great patina on metal and wood. The piece tel...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Knoll Style Swivel and Tilt Desk Chair on Casters by Fortress California
Located in Ferndale, MI
Swivel office desk chair in the style of Florence Knoll . Covered in rust tone fabric on five arm chrome base. Chair swivels and tilts. Minor discolorations from gentle use .
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Executive Armchair by Charles Pollock for Knoll Brown Leather 4 Prong Base
Located in Topeka, KS
Fabulous Executive armchairs by Charles Pollock for Knoll. Each chair is comprised of brown leather seat and back with button detail, aluminum band, chrome shaft, black plastic arms,...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

1958 Ray and Charles Eames, Fabric, Adjust, Tilt, Office Chair 4 Wheels No Arms
Located in IJMuiden, NL
EA in green. This office chair is rotatable, can be adjusted in height and is mobile. The base is polished aluminium. The chair shows some traces of wear but is in good condition. ...
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1950s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Italian Pair of Giancarlo Piretti "Plia" Folding Chairs 1970s
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern Italian pair of Giancarlo Piretti smoked Lucite 'Plia' folding chairs with chrome structure.
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Herman Miller High-Back Office Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Herman Miller high-back soft pad office chair in black leather, great condition. Stamped with date of manufactured.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

Swedish Mid-Century Modern Leather Chrome Accent Chairs, a Pair
Located in Seattle, WA
Beautiful Swedish Mid-Century Modern leather chair. The chair has a thick cognac brown leather upholstery and a chrome steel frame. The leather is in excellent vintage condition with...
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1960s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal, Chrome

1958, Eames, EA 107 for Herman Miller, Static Non Swivel Alu Chair
Located in IJMuiden, NL
Alu chair with the typical elegant legs of the Ea 107. In quite good condition; the upholstery has no damage and has only some fading of the color, but is still very good. The base h...
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1950s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum

Bespoke Sand Cast Brass Chair in Châtaigne Leather by P. Tendercool
Located in Bangkok, TH
Model: PT43 BS1 Châtaigne Seat: Leather Seat Color: Châtaigne Base: BS1 Sand cast brass Base finish: Brushed golden sand Dimensions: 52 x 50 x 81 cm; Seat height 46 cm (w x d x h) 2...
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2010s Thai Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Brass

Deluxe Desk Chair by General Fireproofing
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A wonderful aluminum desk chair with a unique double parallel four point base upholstered in brown Nagahyde.
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

15 Charles and Ray Eames Aluminum Group Side Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Charles and Ray Eames aluminum group side chair, EA330 office conference chair in dark olive green upholstery, five-star base, adjust tilt and swivel mechanism. Very good original co...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum

Spring Swivel Office Chair SE 41 by Egon Eiermann for Wilde + Spieth, 1960s
Located in Munich, DE
Rare Mid-Century Modern spring swivel office chair model 'SE 41'. Designed 1949 by Egon Eiermann. Manufactured probably in 1960s by Wilde + Spieth, Esslingen, Germany. Marked: W+S. ...
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1960s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Steel

Pollock Executive Desk Chair in Brown Leather
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage Charles Pollock for Knoll executive chair in medium brown leather. This executive desk chair has a tilt and swivel base with adjustable height. Five star base with all wheels...
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1980s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Knoll Armless Saarinen Chair Polka Dot Deluxe
Located in Wilton, CT
This whimsical Eero Saarinen for Knoll side chair was just reupholstered in our Connecticut workroom. It was completed in a velvet pink dot fabric. It's hard-shell back and chrome le...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Friso Kramer 'Revolt' Chair in Pink Velvet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Newly Upholstered Pink Velvet Friso Kramer 'Revolt' Chair with Black Enameled Metal Frame. Classic Design with Youthful Pop! Frame in Original Condition with Wear Consistent with its...
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1960s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Stacking Chairs with Grey Seats
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century Stacking School or Restaurant Chairs with Grey Plastic Seating and Black Enameled Frame. In original condition with wear consistent with age and use. Listed individually.
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1970s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Plastic

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