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Modern Furniture Design
Modern Furniture Design

The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances—both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: Modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, Modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”

     Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany. Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs—many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principles Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chair, and the Eames’s Lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.

     It’s difficult to overstate the influence that Modernism continues to wield over designers and architects—and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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Cane Chair by Rodrigo Lobato Yáñes
Located in Geneve, CH
Cane chair by Rodrigo Lobato Yáñes Series: Yo Jaguar Dimensions: H 27.4” x W 28.5” x D 33.8" Materials: Steel round tube, steel elbow pipe, electrostatic paint, brass sheet Pla...
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2010s Mexican Modern Armchairs

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Brass, Steel

Set of Chieftain Armchair and Chieftain Stool in Wood and Leather by Finn Juhl
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Chair designed by Finn Juhl in 1949, relaunched in 2002. Chieftain footstool designed by Finn Juhl in 1953, relaunched in 2015. Manufactured by House of Finn Juhl in Denmark. Th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Armchairs

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Leather, Wood

Calaca Armchair by Comité de Proyectos
Located in Geneve, CH
Calaca armchair by Comité de Proyectos Dimensions: 121cm x 90cm x 148cm (H) Materials: Solid Huanacaxtle wood, upholstery Other color available. The Calaca Armchair is an arm...
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2010s Mexican Modern Armchairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Marcel Breuer Wassily B3 Armchairs in Tan Leeather
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Marcel Breuer Wassily Model #B3 Mid-Century Modern lounge arm chairs, tan leather strap seat and back, with tubular chrome frame. Measures: 29" H x 30.5" W x 27" D.
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20th Century Modern Armchairs

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Metal

Pair of Lucite and Thick Leather Armchairs by Lion in Frost, c. 1970s Signed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This gorgeous pair of lucite, leather and chrome armchairs by Lion in Frost (both chairs are signed), circa 1970s, are signed on the lucite post near the base and are in good vintage...
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1970s American Vintage Modern Armchairs

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Chrome

Modern Low Chair Gropius CS1 with Ottoman in Fire Retardant Wool by NOOM
Located in Kyiv, UA
New NOOM furniture collection is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus School in Germany. Ideas of functionalism and conciseness, the combination of Craft...
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2010s Ukrainian Modern Armchairs

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Wool, Fabric

"Pyramide" Armchair by Erwan Boulloud at Cost Price
Located in Saint-Ouen (PARIS), FR
Unique armchair in cut stainless steel upholstered with a high quality brown velvet by Dédar. Unique and signed piece by Erwan Boulloud for the Galerie Glustin. France, 2017.  
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2010s French Modern Armchairs

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Stainless Steel

21st Century White Carrara Marble CUBIC-A Outdoor Armchair, Yacht Collection
Located in Carrara, IT
Vigorous lines and enveloping shapes. The idea of essential luxury in an armchair bold in size, but with a minimalist and sleek design. A collection in which geometric rigor pairs to...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Marble

Contemporary Lounge Chair Set of 2 in Camel Velvet
Located in New York, NY
Handcrafted armchair set upholstered in camel velvet and elevated on a black metal structure. Standard measurements L 27,95 x D 34,65 x H 31,50 x SH 15,75 in Fabric: Camel cotton...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Armchairs

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Steel

"Cellules" Armchair by Erwan Boulloud at Cost Price
Located in Saint-Ouen (PARIS), FR
Unique "Cells" armchair in cut brass and patinated steel upholstered with a rose velvet by Dédar. Unique and signed piece by the french artist Erwan Boulloud for the Galerie Glustin...
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2010s French Modern Armchairs

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Steel, Brass

Carlo Bartoli, 4 'Carol' Leather Armchairs by Matteograssi, Italy, 1980
Located in DE
The set is in excellent vintage condition. The leather has some stains due to it's wear and some scratches, but overall a great patina and color. The chairs are manufactured by Matt...
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1980s Italian Vintage Modern Armchairs

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Leather

Caju Armchair Rotating Oxidized Brass White Faux Fur White Wool Bouclé Fabric
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Wooden armchair upholstered in white wool bouclé fabric with armrest upholstered in white faux fur. Swivel base and armrest support in oxidized brass with matt finish. Caju armchair...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

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Brass

Set of Two Wool Sheeps Sculpture by Hans-Peter Krafft for Meier Germany
Located in Krefeld, DE
Wool sheeps designed by Hans-Peter Krafft for the German Company Meier. Made almost entirely by hand, the sheep is manufactured like a piece of furniture and is strong enough to be u...
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1990s German Modern Armchairs

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Wool, Pine

Armchair Capitonnè Contemporary by Fabio Arcaini Settee Nabuk Velvet
Located in Modugno, IT
Ford, part of the "Diamond" collection, is a leather armchair with bottom down side and can be chosen with both plain or capitonnè details. The base has titanium finishing. The me...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Velvet

In Stock in Los Angeles, Green Indoor / Outdoor Cactus Chair, Made in Italy
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 400 other unique products. (2.2) In Stock in Los Angeles This green and brass indoor / outdoor armchair features a bras...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Brass

Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH Magistretti 03 01 Armchair in Red Lacquered Beech
Located in New York, NY
Designed by Vico Magistretti in 2003, the Magistretti 03 01 chair combines the warmth of wood and the timeless elegance of the design language of Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH (GTV) wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Modern Armchairs

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Wood

White Chrome Vinyl Shiro Chair, Kuramata Tribute, in Stock
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Now in stock in white and bright blue finish. The Shiro chair comes in several different colors, even custom or supplied by owner fabrics. Its language is a classic take on modern m...
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2010s American Modern Armchairs

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Stainless Steel

Bradshaw Leather and Stamped Brass Occasional Contemporary Chair
Located in Westport, CT
Extraordinary leather and etched brass occasional or lounge chair. Handcrafted in Europe. COM available.  
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2010s Modern Armchairs

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Brass

Austrian Modernist Walnut Armchairs
Located in Austin, TX
Pair of Austrian modernist walnut armchairs from Vienna with new mohair velvet upholstery. We love the elegant curves of the cherry wood frames that have been finished with a lustrou...
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1970s Austrian Vintage Modern Armchairs

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Velvet, Walnut

In Stock in Los Angeles, Set of 6 Kong Polished Aluminum Chairs, Philippe Starck
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Set of 6 hand-polished, aluminum dining chairs (includes 2 one-armchairs and 4 chairs) Starck first designed the Kong chair for the Chinese restaurant Kong in Paris. The one armed c...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs

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Aluminum

Contemporary Henri Armchair in Designers Guild Velvet with Legs in Walnut
Located in Trowbridge, Wiltshire
With its soft and sumptuous curves, The Henri Armchair presents elegant style and optimal comfort. Shown here: upholstered in Designers Guild Varese ‘Linen’ cotton velvet. Feet in na...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Armchairs

Materials

Walnut, Walnut, Walnut, Velvet

Natural Walnut "Block" Armchair, Jonas Lutz
Located in Geneve, CH
Natural walnut "Block" armchair - Jonas Lutz Dimensions: 74,2W x 68,7D x 74,2H cm Materials: Natural walnut veneer, brass plated legs, sheepskin Different finishes are available ...
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2010s Dutch Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Egoista Armchair by Dooq
By DOOQ
Located in Geneve, CH
Egoista armchair by Dooq Measures: W 80 cm 32” D 80 cm 32” H 100 cm 39” seat height 40 cm 16” Materials: upholstery fabric or leather; structure solid wood feet lacquered MDF ...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Armchairs

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Oak

Folie Armchair by Dooq
By DOOQ
Located in Geneve, CH
Folie Armchair by Dooq Measures: W 82 cm 32” D 70 cm 28” H 75 cm 30” Seat height 42 cm 17” Materials: upholstery and piping fabric or leather, fringes. Dooq is a design com...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Armchairs

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Oak

Pair of Blue and Yellow Marquetry Armairs "Cube" by Aymeric Lefort
Located in SENLIS, OISE
Pair of armchairs in tinted wood marquetry. The marquetry is made of tinted sycamore and charm wood. The setting is build in the frame, there is to back cushion. They are two proto...
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2010s French Modern Armchairs

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Wood

Pair of Blue and Yellow Marquetery Armairs "Cube" by Aymeric Lefort
Located in SENLIS, OISE
Pair of armchairs in tinted wood marquetry. The marquetry is made of tinted sycamore and charm wood. The setting is build in the frame, there is to back cushion. They are two proto...
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2010s French Modern Armchairs

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Wood

Sculpture Armchair by Carla Tolomeo, 2017 Made in Italy, Velvet and Silk
Located in Pambio Noranco, CH
"The wedding bouquet", sculpture armchair created by the Italian artist Carla Tolomeo in 2017. Unique piece. Tolomeo design structure, iridescent velvet in pontoglio silk, trimming...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Silk, Velvet

Modern Organic Style Armchair and Foot Stool in Solid Wood, Upholstered Seating
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Collana chairs and armchairs collection. A collection developed to create items that explore the union between aesthetics, ergonomics and comfort, balancing this three fields to ...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Armchairs

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Hardwood, Leather, Textile, Upholstery, Fiberglass

Modern Organic style armchair in Solid Wood, Upholstered Flexible Seating
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Collana chairs and armchairs collection. A collection developed to create items that explore the union between aesthetics, ergonomics and comfort, balancing this three fields to ...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Armchairs

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Leather, Textile, Upholstery, Fiberglass, Hardwood

Lounge Style Minimalist Armchair, Indoor or Outdoor, Hardwood, Metal and Rope
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
The “Fence” collection concept is inspired by the country side elements that are part of the daily life, to create this premium outdoor collection the main question asked was how to ...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Armchairs

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Metal

Modern Organic style armchair in Solid Wood, Upholstered Flexible Seating
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Collana chairs and armchairs collection. A collection developed to create items that explore the union between aesthetics, ergonomics and comfort, balancing this three fields to ...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Armchairs

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Leather, Textile, Upholstery, Fiberglass, Hardwood

Minimalist Outdoor Lounge Chair in Hardwood, Metal and Fabric
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
This outdoor Lounge chair is made to order in hardwood, metal and fabrics. Also classified as an armchair, the multi-finish structure is combined with outdoor fabrics such as the Bat...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Armchairs

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Metal

21st Century Armchair Chair by Richard Hutten for De Rosso HPL Laminate
Located in Farra di Soligo, IT
De Rosso - Limited Edition On request of Ettore Sottsass, I designed the S.E.C. chair in 1995, using an Abet Laminati texture designed by him. I revisited the chair for the 2020 v...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Laminate

Mel Armchair Wood Brass Beige Jacquard Velvet Pearl Cotton Linen Bouclé Fabric
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Wooden armchair with semicircular structure upholstered in beige jacquard velvet with a leaf pattern. Seat cushion with a blind tufting effect and rolled armrest, both upholstered in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

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Brass

Caju Armchair Blue-Green Velvet Bronze Powder Champagne Lacquered
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Wooden armchair upholstered in blue-green jacquard-patterned velvet. Wooden base and armrest support lacquered in champagne-colored bronze powder with high-gloss finish. Caju armc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

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Velvet, Wood

Cage Armchair Gold/Silver 2
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Cage armchair gold/silver 2 Savona grey velvet gold finish 100 % polyester W. 91.5 D. 75 H. 136.5 cm.
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Armchairs

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Brass

Cage Armchair Gold/Silver 1
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Cage armchair gold/silver 1 Savona grey velvet gold finish 100 % polyester Measures: W 68, D 68, H 150 cm.
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Armchairs

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Brass

Armchair Den Haag
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Armchair den Haag Gold finish black velvet 85 % terylene 15 % nylon Measures: W 67, D 80, H 78 cm.
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Armchairs

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Velvet

Modern Upholstery Belly Armchair in Red Velvet and Polished Brass Foot
Located in Oporto, PT
1. Product description: The “Belly” single sofa is made with high-end velvet tissue which enhances the comfort of this piece. The brass base is protected with a high-end anti-stain ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

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Brass

Umber Modern Low Armchair in Walnut Wood with Crafted Arm Detail
Located in Papanui, Christchurch
The Umber chair is a comfortable modern walnut armchair with crafted arm design detail. Designed to sit comfortably in its own space, the Umber chair offers a low, laid-back sitting ...
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2010s New Zealand Modern Armchairs

Materials

Walnut

De Sede DS-22 Armchair in Grey Upholstery by Antonella Scarpitta
Located in New York, NY
As a sofa, seating landscape with corner set or as a récamiere - the DS-22, created by Appenzell designer Stephan Hürlemann, radiates the harmony of material and leather that we are ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric

Andersen Lounge Set by Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti
Located in New York, NY
A love chair and ottoman set completely covered in a light blue velour fabric featuring quilted details on the ottoman and seat cushions. Love chair and ottoman sit on metal legs wit...
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2010s Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Athena Ottoman by Pietro Franceschini
Located in Geneve, CH
Athena ottoman by Pietro Franceschini Sold exclusively by Galerie Philia Manufacturer: Stefano Minotti Dimensions: W 79 x H 43-63 cm Materials: Lamp and brass Available material...
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2010s Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Khelone Ottoman by Pietro Franceschini
Located in Geneve, CH
Khelone ottoman by Pietro Franceschini Sold exclusively by Galerie Philia Manufacturer : Stefano Minotti Dimensions: W 79 x H 42 cm Materials: Lamb Available in Bouclé Piet...
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2010s Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Bouclé

Bling Bling Ottoman by Pietro Franceschini
Located in Geneve, CH
Bling Bling ottoman by Pietro Franceschini Sold Exclusively by Galerie Philia Manufacturer: Stefano Minotti Dimensions: W 79 x H 43-63 cm Materials: Lamb, ashwood Also available...
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2010s Italian Modern Armchairs

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Bouclé, Wood

Modern and Futuristic Spazio Lounge Chair, Wood Frame Covered Luxury Gray Fabric
Located in istanbul, TR
Handcrafted lounge sofa borrows sharp-edged architectural elements yet it is sculpted to give soft touch in order to create sensational opposite effects. The futuristic and postmoder...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Fabric

Modern and Futuristic Spazio Lounge Chair, Wood Frame Covered Luxury Red Fabric
Located in istanbul, TR
Handcrafted lounge sofa borrows sharp-edged architectural elements yet it is sculpted to give soft touch in order to create sensational opposite effects. The futuristic and postmoder...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Fabric

Mario Bellini for Cassina, Three Orange Leather Armchairs N-1, 80's
Located in Albignasego, IT
Set of three beautiful armchairs produced by Cassina, in orange leather, designer Mario Bellini. Italy 1980s Very good condition, slight signs of wear on the leather.
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1980s European Vintage Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Molteni&C D.151.4 Armchair in Petroleum Blue Boucle Fabric by Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Molteni&C Heritage Collection, the D.151.4 armchair, is a designed coming fro Gio Ponti passion about nautical furnishings. Gio Ponti gained direct experience in four oce...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Bouclé

Marcel Lajos Breuer, Wassily Lounge Chair, Circa 1975
Located in Saint ouen, FR
Chromed metal and leather Signed on the leather Gavina Edition Measures: H74 x L78 x D72 cm.   
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern Armchairs

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Chrome

Molteni&C D.151.4 Armchair in Green Chenille Fabric by Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Molteni&C Heritage Collection, the D.151.4 armchair, is a designed coming from Gio Ponti passion about nautical furnishings. Gio Ponti gained direct experience in four oc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Chenille

Molteni&C D.156.3 Armchair in Glossy Black Wood & Anthracite Chenille, Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Molteni&C Heritage collection, this armchair, designed by Gio Ponti and produced for Altamira, an American company founded by the nephew of the Spaniard De Cuevas, was di...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Chenille

Molteni&C D.156.3 Armchair in Glossy Black Wood & Grey Linen by Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Molteni&C Heritage collection, this armchair, Designed by Gio Ponti and produced for Altamira, an American company founded by the nephew of the Spaniard De Cuevas, was di...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Linen

Molteni&C D.156.3 Armchair in Glossy Black Wood and Yellow Canvas, Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Molteni&C Heritage collection, this armchair, designed by Gio Ponti and produced for Altamira, an American company founded by the nephew of the Spaniard De Cuevas, was di...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Canvas

Molteni&C D.151.4 Armchair in Blue Velvet by Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Molteni&C Heritage collection, the D.151.4 armchair, is a designed coming from Gio Ponti passion about nautical furnishings. Gio Ponti gained direct experience in four oc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Velvet

Molteni&C D.153.1 Armchair in Anthracite Chenille by Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Molteni&C Heritage collection, this armchair is a re-make of the D.153.1 designed initially in 1934 by Gio Ponti his own residence in Via Dezza in Milan. This re-editi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Chenille

Molteni&C D.156.3 Armchair in American Walnut Frame & Taupe Leather by Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Molteni&C Heritage Collection, the D.156.3 armchair, designed by Gio Ponti and produced for Altamira, an American company founded by the nephew of the Spaniard De Cuevas,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Leather

Molteni&C D.154.2 Armchair in Blue Leather by Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Molteni&C Heritage Collection, this armchair, was designed for one of the projects closest to Gio Ponti’s heart, the villa of the Planchart collectors in Caracas (1953-57...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Leather