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Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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
Montebello Bed, King by Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Montebello bed is a clean and classic piece with an upholstered headboard and side rails. The base is made of turned solid American walnut or white oak. The Lawson-Fenning Co...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Upholstery, Oak

Greenapple Bed, Florença Bed, Beige Leather, Handmade in Portugal
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Florença Bed, Modern Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by GF Modern. The elegant Florença bed is upholstered in beige, high-quality Italian Capitonnè-effect leather and i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Stainless Steel

Greenapple Bed, Hug Bed, Light Blue Italian Leather, Handmade in Portugal
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Hug Bed, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Upholstered in light blue, high quality Italian leather, Hug bed was designed for you to let yourself relax and enjoy the qu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Velvet, Wood

Vintage Steel Single Bed by Luigi Caccia Dominioni for Vip's Residence
Located in Milano, IT
Splendid structure of a steel bed designed by Luigi Caccia Dominioni at the end of the 60s, for Vip's Residence, of fine Italian manufacture. The bed is a single bed and is composed...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Steel

Black Walnut King Bed, Custom Made by Petersen Antiques
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This mid-century design bed is seen here in black walnut with oil finish. Because this piece is bench-made in our own Los Angeles workshop you can influence all aspects of design, in...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Bed Upholstered Headboard Black Velvet, Wood & Polished Brass
Located in Porto, PT
Isis bed is an inspiring and indulgent design. This luxury bed merges futuristic flair with contemporary chic vibes. A modern bed, upholstered in velvet, for a contemporary architect...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Brass

Style of Milo Baughman Book Matched Burl Wood Queen or Full Size Headboard Bed
By Lane Furniture, Milo Baughman, Roland Carter
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Style of Milo Baughman book matched burl wood queen or full size headboard bed, designed by Roland Carter and produced by Lane Furniture as part of their "Alpha" collection.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Burl

Greenapple Bed, Sinai Bed, Solid Beech & Beige, Handmade in Portugal
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Sinai double bed, Modern Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by GF Modern. Sinai is an elegant bed with an headboard upholstered in beige cotton-linen blend fabric. It wa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Velvet, Wood, Leather, Fabric

Harvey Probber Queen Size Head Board in Mahogany and Brass, 1950s
Located in New York, NY
Queen size headboard model no 861-80 with curved mahogany slats and brass frame by Harvey Probber, American, 1950's.
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Brass

Pair of Early 20th Century Brass double Bed
Located in Den Haag, NL
Pair of early 20th century brass beds. Each bed is: 102 cm wide (mattress size 99 x 190), height headboard 131cm, height footboard 87cm. Brass headboard and footboard they come...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Brass

Mid Century Tweed Upholstered King Bed
Located in Westwood, NJ
A Mid-Century Modern style tweed upholstered king bed. The quilted upholstered headboard has a herringbone pattern. An exposed frame of fumed figured eucalyptus, finished in Aged Bou...
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Wood

Large Massive King Size Black Lacquer Cerused Oak Bed Headboard
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very heavy rock solid cerused oak bed headboard with frame and footboard. The back made out of stacked solid oak blocks to form lattice like pattern featuring 3 dimensions look.
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Early 2000s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Oak

George Nelson Walnut Headboard Cabinet
Located in North Hollywood, CA
George Nelson walnut and leather accent headboard. 3 piece set, both side tables detach. White leather hidden storage space. No damages or broken parts. Left side tables has a hole f...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Walnut

1950s Stackable Beds
Located in Milano, IT
Pair of beds; poplar veneered wood, wire mesh.
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Poplar

Handsome Milo Baughman Kingsize Chrome Walnut Headboard Mid-Century Modern
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Handsome walnut and chrome slatted kingsize headboard attributed to Milo Baughman. We love the refined slightly curved walnut slats mixed with the slender chrome details. This piece ...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Chrome

United Furniture Mid Century Walnut King Headboard
Located in Countryside, IL
United Furniture Mid Century walnut king headboard Headboard measures: 80 wide x 3 deep x 36 high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vintage condition. That...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Wood, Walnut

Mid Century Oak Panel Brass Mount Queen Size Headboard
Located in Germantown, MD
A mid Century modern oak panel with brass mount queen size headboard in very good vintage condition. Measures 62" in width and stands 48" tall.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Oak

Kent Coffey Perspecta Mid Century Walnut Queen Headboard
Located in Countryside, IL
Kent coffey perspecta mid century walnut queen headboard. Headboard measures: 60 wide x 4 deep x 38 inches high. All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vin...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Walnut

The Walford Bed by Lind + Almond in Rattan & Natural Oak (Euro Super King)
Located in Washington, GB
A simplified version of the Sanders bed, with a lower headboard, in European oak and rattan. Hand crafted to order in Europe. Available in nine sizes and two timber tones, Natural O...
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21st Century and Contemporary Estonian Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Rattan, Oak

Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture King Headboard
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Paul Frankl king size headboard, 80" wide and 36" tall. Additional pieces are available. Original finish shows wear and fading of color.
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Mahogany

The Walford Bed by Lind + Almond in Rattan & Cognac (USA Queen)
Located in Washington, GB
A simplified version of the Sanders bed, with a lower headboard, in European oak and rattan. Hand crafted to order in Europe. Available in nine sizes and two timber tones, Natural O...
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21st Century and Contemporary Estonian Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Rattan, Oak

Beautiful Midcentury Cane Brass Headboard by Paul McCobb for Calvin King
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture bed headboard #7703 in wonderful vintage condition cane shows patina. Finely crafted with brass details. Fits a King sized mattress. Bed He...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Brass

The Sanders Bed by Lind + Almond in Oak and Rattan (Euro Super King)
Located in Washington, GB
A bed in European oak and rattan, developed especially for Sanders, Copenhagen's premier luxury boutique hotel. Available in seven sizes and two timber tones. Hand crafted to order ...
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2010s Estonian Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Rattan, Oak

The Walford Bed by Lind + Almond in Rattan & Natural Oak (USA California King)
Located in Washington, GB
A simplified version of the Sanders bed, with a lower headboard, in European oak and rattan. Hand crafted to order in Europe. Available in nine sizes and two timber tones, Natural O...
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21st Century and Contemporary Estonian Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Rattan, Oak

White Patina Lacquered Rattan and Wicker Queen Size Headboard
Located in Tourcoing, FR
White patina lacquered rattan and wicker headboard for queen size bed.
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21st Century and Contemporary European Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Rattan

The Walford Bed by Lind + Almond in Rattan & Cognac (USA California King)
Located in Washington, GB
A simplified version of the Sanders bed, with a lower headboard, in European oak and rattan. Hand crafted to order in Europe. Available in nine sizes and two timber tones, Natural O...
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21st Century and Contemporary Estonian Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Rattan, Oak

Midcentury Style Walnut Bed King
Located in Westwood, NJ
A midcentury style quartered walnut king size bed with an upholstered headboard and antique brass hardware and feet. Dimensions: 82 1/4" W x 91 7/8" D x 68 5/8" H.
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21st Century and Contemporary European Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Brass

Black Walnut King Bed, Custom Made by Petersen Antiques
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This black walnut bed is seen here in a king size, however it can be built in any size. Because this piece is bench-made in our own Los Angeles workshop you can influence all aspects...
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2010s North American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Walnut

Gio Ponti Single Elm Left Headboard with fitted bedside table, Hotel Royal, 1955
Located in Rome, IT
a single left headboard by Gio Ponti from the furniture of the Hotel Royal in Naples, 1955. Manufactured by Giordano Chiesa by Dassi. olm   two tiered shelving, magazine rack, space ...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Elm

The Walford Bed by Lind + Almond in Rattan & Cognac (Euro King)
Located in Washington, GB
A simplified version of the Sanders bed, with a lower headboard, in European oak and rattan. Hand crafted to order in Europe. Available in nine sizes and two timber tones, Natural O...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Estonian Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Rattan, Oak

The Sanders Bed by Lind + Almond in Cognac and Rattan (Euro Super King)
Located in Washington, GB
A bed in European oak and rattan, developed especially for Sanders, Copenhagen's premier luxury boutique hotel. Available in seven sizes and two timber tones. Hand crafted to order ...
Category

2010s Estonian Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Rattan, Oak

Dick Cordemeijer Mid-Century Modern Metal and Wood Daybed Cleopatra, circa 1950
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Daybed Cleopatra designed by Dick Cordemeijer. Manufactured by Auping (Netherlands), circa 1950. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a...
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1950s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Metal

Midcentury Upholstered King Size Bed
Located in Westwood, NJ
A midcentury upholstered king size bed with a gently bowed and upholstered headboard with dark wood trim, matching rails and footboard, and raised on an Amara veneered plinth base. D...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Wood

Lane Mid-Century Walnut King Headboard
Located in Countryside, IL
Lane mid-century walnut king headboard The headboard measures: 80 wide x 8 deep x 52 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vintage condition. ...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Walnut

Norman Bel Geddes Mid-Century Modern Two-Tone Art Deco Twin Bed with Nightstand
Located in Studio City, CA
How fabulous is this? Art Deco twin-sized bed and gorgeously designed by Norman Bel Geddes for Simmons in original vintage condition. A really fantastic piece. Apparently hard to fin...
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1930s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Metal

African Yellow Wood King Bed Frame
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Offering One Of Our Recent Palm Beach Estate Fine Furniture Acquisitions Of A Rare Vintage MCM AFRICAN YELLOW Wood King Size Platform Bed Frame It is designed to be a platform bed ...
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Wood

Dick Cordemeijer Mid-Century Modern Metal Daybed Cleopatra, circa 1950
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Daybed Cleopatra designed by Dick Cordemeijer manufactured in Netherlands, circa 1950. In good original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beauti...
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1950s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Metal

Sculptural form brass day bed by Osvaldo Borsani, Arredamento Borsani,circa 1958
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Beautiful and important sculpturakl form brass single bed or day bed circa 1958-1963 by Osvaldo Borsani for 'Arredamento Borsani', Varedo , Italy. The small series of Borsani b...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Brass

Olive Burl Wood King Size Mid-Century Modern Head Board by Milo Boughman
Located in Seattle, WA
Olive burl wood king size Mid-Century Modern head board by Milo Boughman for Lane Dovetail Drawers Dimensions. 80 W ; 1 3/4 D ; 42, H.
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Wood

Gilt Iron Queen Size Italian Headboard with Double Helix Decoration, Circa 195
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A gilt iron queen size Italian headboard with double helix decoration. Circa 1950.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Iron

Italian Bed in Brass and Bronze by Luciano Frigerio, circa 1960
Located in London, GB
An outstanding Italian designed bed in brass with bronze art pieces on the headboard designed by Luciano Frigerio, circa 1960. Measurements of the bed structure: cm 203 x 175 32 The ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Brass, Bronze

Pierre Jeanneret PJ-L-02-A Collapsible Single Bed / Authentic Mid-Century Modern
Located in Zürich, CH
This elegant and lightweight version of the single bed comes with a headrest and is inspired by the traditional Indian "charpoy", that is used for sleeping outside in hot weather. T...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Cotton, Teak

The Walford Bed by Lind + Almond in Rattan & Cognac (Euro Double)
Located in Washington, GB
A simplified version of the Sanders bed, with a lower headboard, in European oak and rattan. Hand crafted to order in Europe. Available in nine sizes and two timber tones, Natural O...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Estonian Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Rattan, Oak

The Walford Bed by Lind + Almond in Rattan & Cognac (USA King)
Located in Washington, GB
A simplified version of the Sanders bed, with a lower headboard, in European oak and rattan. Hand crafted to order in Europe. Available in nine sizes and two timber tones, Natural O...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Estonian Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Rattan, Oak

The Sanders Bed by Lind + Almond in Cognac & Rattan (USA King)
Located in Washington, GB
A bed in European oak and rattan, developed especially for Sanders, Copenhagen's premier luxury boutique hotel. Available in seven sizes and two timber tones. Hand crafted to order ...
Category

2010s Estonian Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Rattan, Oak

The Sanders Bed by Lind + Almond in Oak and Rattan (USA King)
Located in Washington, GB
A bed in European oak and rattan, developed especially for Sanders, Copenhagen's premier luxury boutique hotel. Available in seven sizes and two timber tones. Hand crafted to order ...
Category

2010s Estonian Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Rattan, Oak

Shagreen Embossed Modern Bed, King
Located in Westwood, NJ
A classic modern shagreen embossed leather wrapped king size bed. The headboard with down swept wings, with polished nickel molding details, a stepped rail frame on square tapered le...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Shagreen

The Sanders Bed by Lind + Almond in Oak and Rattan (Euro Double)
Located in Washington, GB
A bed in European oak and rattan, developed especially for Sanders, Copenhagen's premier luxury boutique hotel. Available in seven sizes and two timber tones. Hand crafted to order ...
Category

2010s Estonian Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Rattan, Oak

Danish Modern Platform Bed & Nightstands- Queen Size
Located in Denton, TX
Danish Platform bed & nightstands- Queen Size. The nightstands bolt to the headboard for a very sturdy unit. Bed frame only: 81.25 L x 61.75 W Each nightstand: 23.25 L x 15 D x 3...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Wood

Italian King Size Bed Frame by Verardo
By Verardo
Located in Denton, TX
Deep maroon lacquer with chrome trim and Micro Fiber upholstery. Each nightstand has a built in mood light and one stand has a built in radio with fm, short wave and long wave frequ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Chrome

Mario Bellini " Le Bambole" Bed for B&B Italia, 1970s - Boucle Fabric
Located in Brussels, BE
Mario Bellini " Le Bambole" Bed for B&B Italia, 1970s - Boucle Fabric New Upholstery
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Fabric

Vintage MCM Chrome King Canopy Bed After Milo Baughman
Located in west palm beach, FL
Incredible vintage MCM King bed. Done in the manner of Milo Baughman with a chrome canopy frame. Sleek and simple in its design. Acquired from a Palm Beach estate.
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Chrome

Milo Baughman Chrome Latticework Headboard
Located in Redding, CT
Mid Century Modern Milo Baughman Chrome Chinoiserie Headboard. Classic 1970's chevron lattice most likely produced by the Design Institute of America. Polished mirrored chrome will a...
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Chrome

The Walford Bed by Lind + Almond in Rattan & Natural Oak (USA Queen)
Located in Washington, GB
A simplified version of the Sanders bed, with a lower headboard, in European oak and rattan. Hand crafted to order in Europe. Available in nine sizes and two timber tones, Natural O...
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21st Century and Contemporary Estonian Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Rattan, Oak

Paul Frankl Mid-Century Modern Bleached Mahogany King Size Headboard
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mid-Century Modern bleached mahogany king size headboard By Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture USA, circa 1950s Measures: 80" W x 3.25" D x 34" H. Very good ori...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Mahogany

Extremely Rare, Philippe Pradalie 'Berceau Fleur', for 'Atelier A, 'Paris ,1970
By Atelier A, Philippe Pradalie, Atelier A
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Delightful 'Berceau Fleur' (flower cradle) by French artist Philippe Pradalie ,produced by artist collective,' Atelier A', Paris 1970 Pradalie's 'Berceau Fleur' cradle is one of t...
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Plastic, Plywood

Luciano Frigerio Sculpture Double Bed in Brass
Located in Milano, IT
Beautiful double bed by Luciano Frigerio of the 60's. The bed is made entirely of brass. Its great particularity is in its realization, the headboard is made in a sculptural manner, ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Brass

Ello King Sized Mirror & Chrome Steel Headboard
Located in Hanover, MA
King sized mirrored and chromed steel headboard by Italian furniture maker Ello. If requested we could replace some of the chromed metal strips with polished brass or copper strip...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Chrome

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