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Seating For Sale
W. Andersag Pair of Lounge Chairs in Patinated Leather and Teak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
W.D. Andersag, pair of lounge chairs, teak, leather, steel, Italy, 1960s This exquisite pair of armchairs, designed by W.D. Ansersag, showcases a dynamic aesthetic characterized by ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Steel

Afra & Tobia Scarpa for B&B Italia Sectional 'Erasmo' Sofa
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Afra & Tobia Scarpa for B&B Italia, sectional 'Erasmo' sofa, fabric, Italy, design 1973 This appealing 'Erasmo' sectional sofa is designed by Afra & Tobia Scarpa for B&B Italia in 1...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Leather

De Pas, D'Urbino & Lomazzi for BBB Italia Large 'Carrera' Modular Sofa
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Jonathan de Pas, Donato D’Urbino, Paolo Lomazzi for BBB, sectional sofa 'Carrara', fabric, Italy 1969. Large modular curved sofa, consisting of three corner...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Fabric

Mario Bellini 'Amanta' Lounge Chair in Brown Fabric
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Mario Bellini for B&B Italia, 'Amanta' lounge chair, fabric and fiberglass, Italy, 1966. Grand and bulky lounge chair created for comfort. The "Amanta" lounge chairs or modular sofa...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Fabric, Fiberglass

Henning Kjærnulf Set of 4 Razorblade Dining Chairs in Off-White Bouclé and Oak
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Beautiful set of 4 sculptural dining room chairs (Model 54) designed by Henning Kjærnulf for Nyrup Møbelfabrik, Denmark in the 1960s. Solid oak frames with bouclé upholstered seats. ...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Bouclé, Oak

Pair of Italian Wicker & Rattan Lounge Armchairs
Located in Petworth,West Sussex, GB
A pair of 20th century Italian square wicker rattan lounge armchairs, handcrafted by The Wicker Works in Italy. The classic square back model, featuring a gracefully straight hardwoo...
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Late 20th Century Italian Organic Modern Seating

Materials

Fabric, Wicker, Rattan

Warren Platner High Back Easy Chair and Ottoman in Gray Knoll Velvet & Nickel
Located in Dallas, TX
Easy chair and ottoman designed by Warren Platner for Knoll. This set is crafted in polished nickel with the highest grade of Knoll Mohair Velvet upholstery. These chairs were deacce...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Seating

Materials

Nickel

Otto Schultz Armchair, Germany / Sweden circa 1935
Located in Culver City, CA
Germany / Sweden circa 1935 Leather wrapped armchair with brass studs, newly upholstered boucle cushion. 25”w x 24”d x 34”h x 20”seat Ref. CHAIR1239
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1930s German Vintage Seating

Materials

Brass

Ekstrem Chair in cream bouclé by Terje Ekstrøm, 1984, Norway
Located in amstelveen, NL
Early edition Ekstrem armchair designed by Terje Ekstrom. Ekstrem is not merely a chair, but rather a stand-alone object. It represents one of Norway’s first postmodern designs. Its ...
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1980s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Bouclé

Mario Bellini for Cassina 'CAB 413' Chairs in Leather
Located in London, GB
The iconic 'Cab' chair. By Mario Bellini for Cassina Stitched leather zipped over a steel frame In very good condition.
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Steel

Frederik Sieck for Fritz Hansen Pair of Chairs
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Frederik Sieck for Fritz Hansen, pair of chairs model 3200, skai, black lacquered wood, metal, Denmark, design 1962 This industrial pair of chairs was designed by the Swedish design...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Metal

Italian Sofa in Peach Corduroy Velvet
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Sofa, corduroy velvet, wood, Italy, 1970s This delicate sofa has a cozy and bulky appeal. An dark orange to peach velvet has been used to cover the seating. The textured surface of ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Seating

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Vintage 1970’s Arconas Togo Set
Located in Toronto, CA
Vibrant vintage velvet Togo set. Original sunset orange upholstery. One of the harder colours to come by. A lesser-seen 1970’s set manufactured under licence of Ligne Roset of France...
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1970s Vintage Seating

Materials

Velvet

Set of 6 Bernhardt Side Chairs from Mosaic Collection
Located in Houston, TX
Set of 6 Bernhardt side chairs from the Mosaic Collection. Solid and heavy, in good condition with minor scratches from table contact. Fabric needs light cleaning. Stylish addition t...
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Seating

Materials

Stainless Steel

Pair of French Art Deco Leather Armchairs
Located in London, GB
A fantastic pair of French Art Deco leather armchairs, dating from the 1930’s. They are of amazing quality with generous proportions, they are well sprung and extremely comfortable....
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Seating

Materials

Leather, Beech

Ernst Moeckl Set of Eight 'Kangaroo' Chairs
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Ernst Moeckl for Trabant, set of eight 'Z' chairs, fiberglass, Germany, 1968 This set of Kangaroo chairs is designed by Ernste Moeckl in 1968. The chair is also called the Z-chair, ...
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Fiberglass

Louis XV style even arm sofa C 1910
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Louis XV style even arm sofa C 1910 having a nicely carved, painted frame and new fabric.
Category

Early 20th Century Louis XV Seating

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Kaare Klint Leather Safari Chair, 1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Kaare Klint "Safari chair" in patinated original cognac brown leather. Designed by Kaare Klint in 1933, produced by Rud. Rasmussen, Denmark.  
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Leather

Midcentury Sofa or Daybed designed by Miroslav Navratil, 1960s.
Located in Praha, CZ
- very practical - rare colored - confortable - iconic model
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1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Pair of Rare Model #4907 Sofas by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, Circa 1950's
Located in Norwalk, CT
Elevate your living space with this exceptional pair of sofas attributed to iconic mid-century designer Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture. Crafted in the 1950s, these sofas embody ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Seating

Materials

Brass

Divano 1970 vintage rivestito in velluto verde
Located in Napoli, NA
Bellissimo divano Rivestito in velluto con piedi in ottone
Category

1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Fabric

'Faaborg' armchair in elm by Kaare Klint, 1950's
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Model 9662 - 'Faaborg' chair in elm wood with seat in patinated red leather. Designed by Kaare Klint and made by Rud Rasmussen Snedkerier.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Seating

Materials

Leather, Elm

Vintage De Sede DS80 Patchwork Daybed in cognac leather and ash, 1970s
Located in amstelveen, NL
De Sede DS80 cognac leather patchwork daybed, Switzerland, 1970. Upholstered in its beautiful and soft original aniline leather with amazing wear. The DS-80 sofa unites all of the c...
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1970s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Leather, Ash

Pair of "T Chairs" by Katavolos, Littell and Kelley for Laverne International
Located in Mjöhult, SE
Pair of "T Chairs" in stainless steel with brown leather sling seats and backs by Katavolos, Littell and Kelley for Laverne International, American 1950's.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Seating

Materials

Steel

RESTORED VICTORiAN 1890 EXTRA LARGE ARMED CHESTERFIELD BROWN LEATHER CLUB SOFA
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this lovely rare original fully restored Victorian 1890-1900 cigar brown leather Chesterfield sofa Please n...
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1890s English Late Victorian Antique Seating

Materials

Leather

Mario Bellini Le Bambole Modular Sofa, Upholstered in Alpaca, B&B Italia, 1970s
Located in London, GB
A Mario Bellini Le Bambole five piece modular sofa / chair set, produced by B&B Italia, Italy in the 1970s, newly upholstered in luxurious 100% alpaca. The pieces without arms each...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Seating

Materials

Alpaca

Vintage Boho Preview Sectional Sofa
Located in west palm beach, FL
Embrace eclectic comfort with our Vintage Boho Preview Sectional Sofa. This stylish sectional combines Bohemian flair with American craftsmanship, offering ample seating and distinct...
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Late 20th Century American Seating

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Mid Century Mario Bellini Camaleonda- first edition
Located in Haywards Heath, GB
First edition Mario Bellini Camaleonda modular sofa. Consists of three seats, all with backs and two arms. This is an original 1970s edition recovered in a beautiful Italian thin...
Category

1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Velvet

Swedish Safari Armchair in Natural Cognac Leather and Birch
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Nordiska Kompaniet, armchair, leather, birch, Sweden, 1950s This elegant safari lounge chair is crafted from natural cognac brown leather, which has developed a beautiful patina ove...
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1950s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Birch, Leather

Set of four Mario Botta Quinta Chairs, Alias Italy, circa 1985
Located in VILLEURBANNE, FR
Set of 4 chairs model 605 also known as Quinta by the Italian designer Mario Botta, Black lacquered steel structure, seat and back in black perforated sheet steel. We have numero...
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Seating

Materials

Steel

Le Jeune Upholstery Shaker 3-Seat Sofa Showroom Model
Located in Miami, FL
Le Jeune Upholstery Shaker 3 Seat Sofa Showroom Model Offered for sale is a SHAKER S9.923 generous 3-seat sofa showroom model. The Shaker sofa is a modern boxed arm sofa with medium...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Seating

Materials

Velvet, Foam, Walnut, Down, Feathers

Mahogany and woven palm fiber armchairs, 1960s
Located in La Tour-de-Peilz, CH
A priori, different influences emanate from the design of these armchairs. The materials, the use of weaving and the level of finish lead us first to think that these are Scandinavi...
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1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Natural Fiber, Mahogany

Charles & Ray Eames EA219 Office Chair in Chrome and Aubergine leather, Vitra
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Beautiful office chair EA219 belonging to the iconic Aluminium Series designed by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller (US) / Vitra (EU). Exceptional comfort is guaranteed with the ...
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

London Chesterfield Sofa in Petrol Green, 1960s
Located in Carpi, IT
Immerse yourself in the allure of classic British elegance with this Vintage 60s London Chesterfield Sofa. Resplendent in its petrol green leather, this piece is a standout artifact ...
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1990s English Mid-Century Modern Seating

Materials

Leather

Paul Leidersdorff for Cado 'Caravelle' Pair of Lounge Chairs in Red Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Paul Leidersdorff for Cado, 'Caravelle' pair of lounge chairs, leather, aluminum and wood, Denmark, 1960s Modern set of two armchairs. The slipper chairs hold L-shaped seatings and ...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Aluminum

Set of 8 Vintage McGuire Rattan Dining Chairs
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
A set of eight McGuire Rattan Dining. Each with a barrel shaped caned back. The chairs all need new cushions and upholstery. There is wear and finish loss on parts of the chairs. Al...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Seating

Materials

Rattan

Americana Windsor Style Chair / Rush Seat
By Nicholas & Stone Co
Located in Malibu, CA
Attributed to but not stamped "Nicholas & Stone" vintage mahogany /maple Windsor style bow back side chair with original rush seat.
Category

20th Century American American Classical Seating

Materials

Rush, Mahogany

The Flag Halyard Chair designed by Hans J. Wegner for Getama, Denmark, 1950
Located in Stockholm, SE
The Flag Halyard Chair designed by Hans J. Wegner for Getama, Denmark, 1950 Lacquered steel frame, wooden "shoes", textile and chromed steel top...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Warren Platner Lounge Chairs in Sapphire Velvet, A Pair
Located in Culver City, CA
Available right now we have 2 pairs of Warren Platner Lounge Chairs. Priced per pair these chairs are a sublime fusion of opulence and iconic design that are timelessly chic. Crafted to perfection, these lounge chairs are not merely pieces of furniture; they are functional pieces or art. Enveloped in a sumptuous deep sapphire velvet, these lounge chairs redefine comfort and style. The allure of the plush upholstery beckons you to sink into a world of indulgence, with the rich velvety texture against your skin, a tactile symphony that will elevate your relaxation to an art form. Warren Platner was a luminary in the world of modern design, Platner's career was marked by a relentless pursuit of innovation and elegance. Trained as an architect, he seamlessly transitioned into the realm of furniture design, leaving an indelible mark with his distinctive creations. Platner's ingenuity was particularly evident in his collaboration with Knoll, a legendary name in the world of modern furniture. Founded in 1938 by Hans Knoll and later joined by his wife Florence Knoll, the company became synonymous with cutting-edge design and a commitment to quality craftsmanship. Knoll became a trailblazer, collaborating with visionaries like Warren Platner to create pieces that would go on to define an era. The Platner Lounge Chairs, with their unique design and quality materials, stand as a testament to the enduring legacy of both Warren Platner and Knoll. These chairs aren't just pieces of furniture; they are collectors' items, highly sought after by those who appreciate the intersection of art and functionality. In a world where trends come and go, the Platner Lounge Chairs stand the test of time. They aren't just a place to sit; they are an experience, a visual and tactile journey into the lap of luxury. Owning these chairs isn't just a choice; it's an affirmation of a lifestyle that values the finer things – where comfort meets design, and every piece of furniture is a statement. These chairs would look incredible in any mid century modern, contemporary or modern environment. We currently have these chairs in our gallery alongside other iconic pieces, and Arne Jacobsen egg chair, and Eero Saarinen dining set...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Nickel

Minotti by Rodolfo Dordoni Allen Beige Corner Sofa & Chaise Longue, Set of 2
Located in London, GB
Designed by Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti, the Allen sofa has a classic Italian aesthetic, perfectly balancing style and comfort. This set comprises a corner sofa and matching chaise ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Seating

Materials

Fabric

Hans-Peter Krafft "Sheep Footstool" for Meier, Germany, 1960s
Located in Brussel, BE
An Original foot stool in a shape and size of a sheep. Designed by Hans-Peter Krafft for Maier, Germany circa 1960s. Sheep is in wood.
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Wood

Vintage Serpentine Sofa
Located in Raleigh, NC
An incredible curved sofa newly upholstered in neutral boucle. This piece has dramatic curves and looks outstanding. Overall length in plan is 144" and 72" deep 29" high at the ...
Category

1980s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Bouclé, Upholstery

Vintage Wrought Iron Outdoor Patio Chairs Set of 6
Located in Cumberland, RI
Available now for your enjoyment and ready to ship is a Set of 6 Vintage Wrought Iron Patio Chairs including an Outdoor Patio Rocker ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Seating

Materials

Iron, Wrought Iron

Art Deco Leo Armchair Lounge Chair Jacquard Velvet Handmade Portugal Greenapple
Located in Lisboa, PT
Leo Armchair, Contemporary Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Leo puts a modern twist on the traditional armchair. The sumptuous upholstery in mint green...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Art Deco Seating

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Antique Eastlake Victorian Carved Walnut Platform Rocker Rocking Chair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique Eastlake Victorian Carved Walnut Platform Rocker Rocking Chair. Item features Rolling casters, solid wood frame, beautiful wood grain, nicely c...
Category

19th Century Victorian Antique Seating

Materials

Walnut

Win Armchair Featuring Metal & Walnut Wood Finish Frame with Ivory Fabric
Located in Miami, FL
The Win armchair features metal trimmings with a walnut wood finish frame, wrapped in a beautiful ivory fabric. Our amazing Uultis design team has created...
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2010s Brazilian Seating

Materials

Metal

Ettore Sottsass Califfo Two-Seater Sofa in Wood and Velvet by Poltronova 1960s
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
Two-seater Califfo sofa with a structure in a orange/red lacquered wood seat and back are structured by cushions upholstered with velvet fabric in a mixed...
Category

1960s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Fabric, Wood, Velvet

Large Square Vintage Stool 1960 Knoll Style Italian Design Velvet Cushion
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Large Square Vintage Stool 1960 Knoll style Italian Design velvet cushion.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Velvet, Resin

Le Mah Jong Modular Sofa Hans Hopfer Roche Bobois Missoni Silk Velvet, Corduroy
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mah Jong modular sofa set by Hans Hopfer, designed in 1971 for Roche Bobois and in a current customized mix of textiles from Sonia Rykiel and the house of Missoni. Features multiple cushions that can be arranged in endless number of ways Mix and match and stack (or don’t) at your leisure...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Seating

Materials

Velvet, Silk

Vintage Rosewood Charles Eames 670 Lounge Chair & 671 Ottoman for Herman Miller
Located in Pemberton, NJ
A very clean example of a vintage modern icon. Charles Eames 670 & 671 Lounge chair and an ottoman produced by Herman Miller. Beautiful striations in...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

Contemporary Cream Lacquer Mallet Drumstool by Robert Kuo, Limited Edition
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mallet drumstool Cream Lacquer Copper Base Hand Repoussé Limited Edition Contemporary Lacquer is a technique that dates back to the Shang dynasty, circa 1600-1100 B.C. These ...
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2010s Minimalist Seating

Materials

Copper

Eclipse Stool in Cream Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass by R&Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The Eclipse stool in cream shagreen by R&Y Augousti is geometric and sculptural. A jewel-like amorphous shape, this piece is completely inlaid in shagree...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Seating

Materials

Brass

Pair of Kroehler Clean Modernist Sculptural Form Chairs, Restored
Located in Dallas, TX
This stunning pair by Kroehler Avant Designs. Featuring sleek curved backs, leading to padded arms with a removable seat cushions all rising on sculptura...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Custom Tiger Print Chairs in the Style of Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
Fabulous pair of custom built chairs with tiger print upholstery (as shown) or your choice of fabric for $5600 + 12 yards COM.
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Seating

Materials

Fabric

Shaggy Bean Bag Chair Cover Icelandic Sheepskin - Made in Australia
Located in Dural, AU
Imagine the kids relaxing in this eco-friendly and genuine sheepskin beanbag while they read, learn or play their favorite video game. This large and long wool shaggy bean bag chair is handcrafted from the finest long wool Icelandic sheepskin resulting in the most amazing shaggy and tactile appearance with a wool range of 5 to 6 inches (8 - 15cm) in length. The natural white color is unaltered, preserving the natural beauty of the original wool color, as the Natural white may come with hints of a rich creamy undertone. Sheepskin qualities are underestimated, as they are cool in the summer, as the wool hollow fiber absorbs heat and releases the heat over seven times faster than a synthetic fiber while in the colder months, the wool warming properties keep the body snuggle and warm making this sheepskin bean bag chair the perfect comfort décor for all year round. Whether styled in the kid's bedroom to help with learning, placed in the living room for additional seating, or in the cinema room for the ultimate gaming experience, this long wool shaggy bean bag will be loved and enjoyed by all. Our Icelandic sheepskins are carefully sourced directly from Europe, using only natural by-products and eco-friendly processing, without the use of harsh and toxic chemicals that are damaging to the environment and humans, making them safer and healthier inside the home for everyone to enjoy. Each Icelandic sheepskin beanbag chair is individually handcrafted in Australia by eluxury home with expertise and craftsmanship and most importantly made to strict child safety law. The sheepskin beanbags come with an additional internal cotton bean fill cover, a safety child lock zipper and a genuine leather base for extra durability and easy care. Eluxury home are artisan makers of authentic sheepskin beanbags and offers this design in a collection of long wool sheepskin colors, View image gallery for color selection. This sheepskin bean bag does not come with bean fill but can be requested upon additional charge. The dimensions of the sheepskin beanbag are calculated according to the pattern but will differ according to the amount of fill used. Features: handcrafted from genuine Icelandic sheepskins colour: natural white (may have a slight creamy yellow undertone) custom make in other colors dimensions: 990cm width x 80cm height (+ wool pile) long and shaggy wool pile r Individually handcrafted in Australia Made to strict Australian Child...
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2010s Australian Seating

Materials

Sheepskin

Jamaica stool by Pepe Cortes painted black kitchen couter top with swivel seat
Located in Barcelona, ES
The Jamaica Stool is already a classic in Spanish design and is one of the best designed stools in all history. It’s been on the market for over 25 years and remains as current as it...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Seating

Materials

Aluminum

Restored Pair of 1960 Herman Miller No1 Hardwood Eames Lounge Armchairs Ottomans
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer extremely rare and important pair of fully restored, original, Herman Miller No1 & Herman Miller Hillie circa 1958-1960 black leather and Rosewood lounge armchairs and ottomans These are pretty much the most iconic and well known armchair and ottoman ever made, exhibited countless times, displayed in the V&A, Metropolitan Museum of Art, winners of countless awards these are the simply put the finest suite around They have been on a journey, I’ve had all pieces stripped to the bare shells, the frames have been washed back and traditionally French polished, the leather all restored and hand dyed the original nero black, they are the finest example pair anywhere in the world today One suite has the black Herman Miller No1 label, the other, the earlier redish Herman Miller Hillie label Condition wise, the restoration has been done in such a way to keep all the original charm and patina but make them gallery ready, they will have age and use related patina marks here and there but mostly they are in very fine order Dimensions armchairs Height:- 80.5cm Width:- 85cm Depth:- 86.5cm Seat height:- 41cm Dimensions ottomans Height:- 42cm Width:- 65.5cm Depth:- 53.5cm Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point, MUST READ! The Eames Lounge Chair and ottoman are furnishings made of molded plywood and leather, designed by Charles and Ray Eames for the Herman Miller furniture company. They are officially titled Eames Lounge ( 670 ) and Ottoman ( 671 ) and were released in 1956 after years of development by designers. It was the first chair that the Eameses designed for a high-end market. Examples of these furnishings are part of the permanent collection of New York's Museum of Modern Art. Design Charles and Ray Eames sought to develop furniture that could be mass-produced and affordable, with the exception of the Eames Lounge Chair. This luxury item was inspired by the traditional English club chair. The Eames Lounge Chair is an icon of Modern style design, although when it was first made, Ray Eames remarked in a letter to Charles that the chair looked "comfortable and un-designy". Charles's vision was for a chair with "the warm, receptive look of a well-used first baseman's mitt." The chair is composed of three curved plywood shells covered with veneer: the headrest, the backrest and the seat. The layers are glued together and shaped under heat and pressure. The shells and the seat cushions are essentially of the same shape, and composed of two curved forms interlocking to form a solid mass. The chair back and headrest are identical in proportion, as are the seat and the ottoman. The products have changed in various ways over time. Beginning in 1956 and running through the very early 1990s, the shells were made up of five thin layers of plywood which were covered by a veneer of Brazilian rosewood. The use of Brazilian rosewood was discontinued in the early 1990s, and current production since then consists of seven layers of plywood covered by finishing veneers of cherry, walnut, palisander rosewood (a sustainably grown wood with similar grain patterns to the original Brazilian versions), and other finishes. Small changes include the sets of spacers between the aluminum spines and the wood panels, originally of rubber, later hard plastic washers, and the number of screws securing the armrests, originally three, changed to two in second-series models, while the "domes of silence" (glides/feet) on the chair base originally had thinner screws attaching them to the aluminum base than those on later chairs, and the zipper around the cushions, either brown or black on early models, was later black only. Further, early ottomans had removable rubber slide-on feet with metal glides, and early labels are of oblong foil. History The Eames Lounge Chair first...
Category

1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seating

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

De Sede Patchwork Black Leather Pouf
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gorgeous black leather pouf by Swiss designer De Sede with small rectangular patchwork. Perfect accent piece. Good vintage condition.  
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1960s Swiss Vintage Seating

Materials

Leather

Unique Chairs, Sofas and Other Seating for Sale on 1stDibs

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality antique and vintage seating cannot be overstated.

Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other lounge furniture — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless furnishings in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other items — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring official reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of unique chairs, sofas and other seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.

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